Transatlantic 175 Classic Car Cavalcade

So, the reason that I needed the seatbelts was that we got invited to┬átake part in the Transatlantic 175 weekend, celebrating 175 years of cruise passenger travel between Liverpool and New York. Organised by Wayne Hemingway and his team, the highlight of the weekend was to be a Classic Car Cavalcade through the city’s streets,…

Classic Ford 2008

On the last Saturday in May, we set off for Classic Ford 2008 at Santa Pod Raceway. Three hundred and fifty miles there and back … I’m starting to think that a fifth gear might be nice for the motorways After spending some time buftying up the car, popping to Argos to get a tent,…

To the end of “the winter road”

This week’s little jaunt is a trip across the hills to Yorkshire, for Andy Ellis’ meet at Scotch Corner. 215 miles there and back. Why is it that most of my journeys start with the bonnet up? It’s daft … it started fine in the garage, I drove it out, I switched it off whilst…

Bywyd ar y ffordd agored

As part of the continuing adventures with the Capri, we took it out for the weekend round North Wales on a trip organised by Aled (alminera) and Dave. “Classic Ford Snowdonia Mountain Trail 2007” it said on the plaque attached to the bumper … I think we managed to contain our glee at such a…

La vie sur la route

Apologies for the Holiday programme interrupting the restoration thread – just think of it as a road test report  We had a family gathering to get to on Sunday afternoon in Surrey, so looking at how far away it was, I said I’d book a hotel for the Saturday night. After aimlessly clicking away on…