After missing a couple of years (akin to most shows) it was great to see Bridge of Allan appear as a destination weekend in the calendar.
This was a show, run by the Stirling & District Classic Car Club, that I […]
A foray across the border to celebrate Spring!
An 8am start for the 100 (ish) mile trip to Carlisle to attend the 2022 edition of ‘Retro Toyota Day’ – only my daughter was up in time to go with me. The rest of […]
The first stand to greet you if you entered at Hall 5 (and let’s be honest, Starbucks is directly next to the entrance so that’s where I was) is the display for the FBHVC – Federation Village as it […]
Where do you start with a show this big?
I guess in Hall 1. The wonderful ‘Lancaster Insurance’ display was a must visit as was Jensen Owners Club. Porsche were very well represented as were M […]
Tony Penman wrote a new post, Distinguished Gentleman's Drive & Cars 'n' Coffee @ Greenside, on the site Ayrshire Classics Car Club 8 months ago
Distinguished Gentlemen Driving Dapper
Despite the short notice, 6 Dapper Gents set off from Rugby Park to raise funds and awareness for Men’s Health.
The weather was with us and we headed off on the A71 through […]
Sunday, 26th of September 2021
“Classic cars and elegant style, uniting for men’s health in support of Movember.”
Getting Behind The Wheel For The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive
On Sunday, September 26th 2 […]
More paper-bound time capsules!
We’ll round off this short series of articles with something slightly different – Collections.
A rather significant proportion of car fans also seem to be avid collectors of […]
This month we find ourselves in 1977
The publication is ‘Thoroughbred & Classic Cars’ which you’ll recognise these days as ‘Classic Cars Magazine’ although it still bears its original name beyond these […]
Back to the 60’s with a bang this time (hopefully not a backfire!)
In these days of Engine Management Systems and Digital Displays giving you enough information to overload a pilot, you could be forgiven for […]
I’ll put my hand up here – One of the best cars I’ve ever owned was a pearlescent black 1995 Ford Mondeo hatchback which came from factory with Cosworth Alloys and an ST24 bodykit. It was fully loaded with all the gadgets of the day (to which I added a Sony CD Multichanger and some Alpine 11×9’s in the parcel shelf – I know. Vandalism). A year…[Read more]
A slightly newer magazine in this post….
This time I was having a browse through a magazine from the very late 80’s that I picked up as I remembered reading it back in the day and seeing a car that made me say […]
Dad, What’s that you’re reading?
Oh, just some car magazines a friend lent me. “They look quite old” came the reply.
Yes, they’re from 1964 & 1965. “That’s older than you – Old magazines with old cars in th […]
This is awful news at any time of year, let alone Christmas.
I used to enjoy our chats at get togethers…
Gutted for Andrea, Ray & the family. Thoughts with all of you.
My FaceBook Messenger inbox will be a much quieter and less funny place without Keith around.
Rest in Peace my friend
The MOT Test had its 60th Birthday on the 12th of September 2020 and, like the rest of us, it has undergone some changes over the last 6 decades!
The Test was introduced on Monday 12th September 1960 – 60 […]
Good stuff. Glad it’s sorted. On the MOT Test (Which coincidentally is 60 years old today!), the Lotus wouldn’t be subject to a modern test, rather it would be subjected to the standard test of the day, so no emissions other than ‘does it smoke badly’ and brake biases / headlight heights / condition. The Govt. position seemed to be that classic…[Read more]
As mentioned in last times ‘The View From the Garage’, the engine block seemed in pretty good order and had never suffered from leaks or overheating (as much as any classic doesn’t suffer from […]
When the new rules came in, my 1966 MGB was automatically ‘rolled over’ to the new reality.
The V11z is the new version of the V11 for vehicles attracting a ‘zero’ rate of tax.
Not all ‘zero’ tax vehicles are historic. As far as I’m aware, electric vehicles will get a V11z too and if they are over 3 years of age, they need an MOT…[Read more]
Tony Penman wrote a new post, July 'Virtual Club Meeting' – Tonight (9th of July @ 8:00pm), on the site Ayrshire Classics Car Club 1 year, 10 months ago
July Club Meeting – Tonight!
Just a quick reminder that we’ll be getting together online for a ‘Virtual Club Meeting’ at 8:00pm on Thursday night (Tonight!!)
All members on the newsletter circulation list sh […]
Tony Penman commented on the post, Virtual Cars on the Campus 2020 – Show Report & Winners (Pt.3), on the site Ayrshire Classics Car Club 2 years ago
Thanks Ken, That’s very nice of you. I’m just happy if we all get a little bit of Club fun and the chance to talk cars – even online!
Stay Safe & All the best
Tony Penman commented on the post, My Car Story – 1938 Morris Two Seater – Ronnie Johnston, on the site Ayrshire Classics Car Club 2 years ago
Brilliant article Ronnie! (as always!)
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