Members’ Stories

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  • Classic Brits in New Zealand by email from Dave Creer In 2008, my wife and I visited New Zealand. Joan still doesn’t believe that I was unaware of a vintage car show in Napier, a Bristol tour and a circa 1920 Vauxhall tour on the S. Island both at Mount Aoraki. In addition, we visited a Transportation Museum ...
  • 1949 Morris Minors – By John Voelcker Britain’s push to “Export or Die” brought English cars to North America by the thousands Minors for the World Large part of the UK’s postwar exports In October 1948, two cars captivated the eager crowds who thronged Earl’s Court exposition hall in London, as England held its first motor show since the end of World War II. The first ...
  • 1953 Morris Minor Convertible Parts Car What I brought home this morning … a very rotten 1953 Morris Minor Convertible P.O. Rob Ockenden, seen in the first picture, has sold his farm and needed it gone from the barn. Not sure if it is the worst I have ever come home with, but it is up ...
  • Bucket List Trip Frank French of Edmonton wrote to tell us of a trip he took to the UK this Summer … I took part in a bucket list trip this past summer, we did Beaulieu and then museums galore and then Goodwood. Still trying to catch up on my lost sleep.. Here are two for you. Restored ...
  • 20160726 Dinosaur Classics Tip o’ the Hat to Jim Colburne for the link to the Daily Mail’s story about cars from the 70s and 80s that are at threat of extinction in the UK. There’s a bonus report of the Festival of the Unexceptional to underline the story. I wonder how many, if any, of these models are still on ...