Thursday, 23 September 2021
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
You may have heard of Derek Hambly who revived the good old GTM as the Hambly Coupe in 2016 as a retirement project and who'd built a number of cars since (more here). Latest is a stunning reincarnation of 'LLG 187G', which may be better known as The Green Mean Machine to you, or the very first car built by Howard Heerey back in 1969 (more here).
When I saw a picture of the car at the Stoneleigh show at the end of August I knew I wanted to see it in the flesh, so it was good to be over in the UK once again last week. Derek and his little team were happy to have me and show me around, take lots of pictures of their latest car and have a cup of tea. Thank you guys! I will write a more comprehensive article about Hambly Cars and 'LLG' later.
Monday, 20 September 2021
Reader Stephen Bulling got in touch just a year or two ago, and with such interesting messages that I was eager to catch up when in the UK next time. Despite the current rules making a visit to the country not particularly easy I did manage to do so last week and did meet up with Stephen in Essex. His hearth is full with Mini based cars and he owns a lovely little collection of them. Below is a selection of photographs of some of Stephen's cars, an Ogle SX1000, a Mini powered Davrian Mk7 and a Mini recently converted by Neville Trickett into a MiniSprint. Thanks for having me Stephen and taking the time to show me around.
Stephen was not the only person I visited in the country. Later this week I'll post some more pictures that were taken during another fabulous meeting. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Monday, 13 September 2021
Good one Tim, thanks!