classic car forum header
Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration.
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
How To Register     Posting Photographs     Privacy Policy     F/book facebook.com/oldclassiccar

Seen anything interesting????
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 418, 419, 420 ... 424, 425, 426  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Classic & Vintage Cars - General Chat
Author Message
petelang



Joined: 21 May 2009
Posts: 275
Location: Nottingham

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a beige (oh how very 70's!) Hillman Imp going South on A614 today and then, on my return trip, the same car going back North on the A614, just North of Nottingham.
Peter
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
emmerson



Joined: 30 Sep 2008
Posts: 1261
Location: South East Wales

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mk 2 Escort giving it welly near Abergavenny this afternoon. T plate, looked tidy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
petelang



Joined: 21 May 2009
Posts: 275
Location: Nottingham

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pulled up in Toddington North services this afternoon and parked behind a beautiful restored late 20s Lagonda DHC. You certainly don't see one of those very often. Will try to post a photo tomorrow.
Peter
[/img]https://flic.kr/p/2jrB4WL


Last edited by petelang on Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:22 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 21301
Location: North-west UK

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recent spots here include Porsches 924 and 928, an orange Mk2 Escort, and another Imp.

RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rootes75



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 2952
Location: The Somerset Levels

PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stopped in the yard this morning to collect something and sat outside one of the sheds was a lovely fawn coloured For Pop. I had a good look, nice and original even the seats and headlining.
_________________
1937 Ford 7w
1937 Hillman 80
1946 ERF C.I.5
1947 Hillman Minx
1955 Hillman Minx Mk8
1950 Commer R541
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 21301
Location: North-west UK

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best spot today, bar a clutch of MGBs and a great Mk1 Cooper S, was a vintage 3-litre Bentley on a trailer.

RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
Posts: 3611
Location: Derby

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Best spot today, bar a clutch of MGBs and a great Mk1 Cooper S, was a vintage 3-litre Bentley on a trailer.

RJ


Either it is not roadworthy for some reason or it is a very sad person who trailers a vintage Bentley.

Half the trouble is the cost of insurance. High values can sometimes work against you!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
lowdrag



Joined: 10 Apr 2009
Posts: 1349
Location: Le Mans

PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With due respect I don't think that insurance vis a vis the value of the car is that dear really. We all know that above a certain threshold the value, except for theft purposes, is unimportant because it costs far less to rebuild the car than the value. Going to the extreme, a Ferrari GTO would be a prime example. and then there is this example if you want another.



It is what is left of a C-type after a serious accident at the Le Mans Classic. Maybe the car was heading for Europe or another field far away? I have no idea, but from my experience at a far lesser level the insurance isn't that dear.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
Posts: 3611
Location: Derby

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair point but I did say that insurance is only HALF the problem. !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
alanb



Joined: 10 Sep 2012
Posts: 488
Location: Berkshire.

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some their cars become so valuable they are afraid to use them on the road, of course in the case of the Bentley on the trailer it may have broken down or been on it way to a new owner.
_________________
old tourer


Morris 8 two seater
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 21301
Location: North-west UK

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alanb wrote:
For some their cars become so valuable they are afraid to use them on the road, of course in the case of the Bentley on the trailer it may have broken down or been on it way to a new owner.


From what I've seen at VSCC events and such like, Bentleys owners are some of the most hands-on, use it or lose it, vintage-car owners around, barring concours queens which can be found amongst any group of owners to a greater or lesser extent.

RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
Posts: 3611
Location: Derby

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well said Rick. Nicely summed up. If I had a Vintage Bentley I would use it frequently.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
emmerson



Joined: 30 Sep 2008
Posts: 1261
Location: South East Wales

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone ever attended the Presteigne hill climb?
Many, many thousands of pounds worth of lovely old machines, almost unrecognisable because of the mud slathered all over them.
No concours queens there!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
alastairq



Joined: 14 Oct 2016
Posts: 1391
Location: East Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

emmerson wrote:
Has anyone ever attended the Presteigne hill climb?
Many, many thousands of pounds worth of lovely old machines, almost unrecognisable because of the mud slathered all over them.
No concours queens there!


Lovely VSCC trials....

This seems to be the way to get use out of a vintage[PVT?] car that may be nothing like in a decent bodily condition? Model A Fords seem popular and sturdy. In the current climate [and according to the current MSuk, and VSCC covid-conscious rules....fun for the whole family...since a big 4 seater needs the weight of all the family...synchronised bouncing....?
_________________
Dellow Mk2, 1951 built, reg 1952.
Ford Mustang coupe, 1967, 6 cylinder auto.
Fiat 126 BIS
Cannon special [1996 registered. Built in 1950's]
----------------------------------------------
Ford Pop chassis, Ashley 1172 bodyshell, in pieces.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rootes75



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 2952
Location: The Somerset Levels

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely morning here and after getting some jobs finished on the big Hillman my Dad and I thought the car needed a run, we took her out round the village and others must have been thinking likewise.

We were passed by a lovely vintage Triumph motorcycle and then parked outside the village hall was a very tidy blue Austin A40.
_________________
1937 Ford 7w
1937 Hillman 80
1946 ERF C.I.5
1947 Hillman Minx
1955 Hillman Minx Mk8
1950 Commer R541
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Classic & Vintage Cars - General Chat All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 418, 419, 420 ... 424, 425, 426  Next
Page 419 of 426

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Forum T&C


php BB powered © php BB Grp.