Sarisbury Fete June 13, 2015

The Sarisbury fete held last Saturday 13 June was a big sucess on a small scale

A pleasant afternoon was had–not over-run with cars per se but some quality vehicles turned up;

The offer to sit in the cars an have photos taken for a donation £ 1.00

to the Sarisbuty Community Centre went down very well
the most unusual car that showed up was a 360 bhp ( !!! ) all electric TESLA —

Pre-war car were represented well with the beautiful MG TD as well as a elegant Riley

along with a sublime Derby Bentley.

I handed out 30 odd leaflets and met some interesting and interested people..

Community and fete committee reacted very favourably towards the classic cars and suggested they could make space
to accomodate around 30 cars next year…

so planning hats are on!

a few images enclosed ( taken earlier in the day by a friend- ergo some of the other club-members cars are not shown…)

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Locks Heath Centre Charity Car Show 2015

Great turnout today everyone with over 5o great cars, 2000 tweets , hope we raised a good amount for our Charity The Discovery Sailing TrustP1030229 P1030225 P1030224 P1030220 P1030210 P1030197 P1030193 P1030191 P1030185 P1030178 P1030175 P1030174 P1030173

Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display
Locks Heath Classic Car club display

Romsey Restorations bought by Club Members

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Classic Car Company Romsey Restorations has recently been bought by LHCCC members St.John West and Martin Biggs.

Romsey Restorations has be trading from its current premises on Romsey Trading Estate for 27 years and has earned an enviable reputation for all aspects of the care and restoration of classic cars and we have retained the services of founder David, who will be known to many in the classic car world.

St.John has over 30 years experience in the automotive trade, having served his apprenticeship at KeeWest, specialising in Gordon Keeble, Bristol, Aston Martin, MG and Mini Coopers. Since then he has worked for Williams F1, McLaren Racing, Force India amongst others before setting up his own Classic Car Restoration Company. His recent commissions have included ground-up restorations of an AC 428, Mini Cooper, Rover P5 as well as numerous Jaguar restorations.

Martin served an appreticeship on light aircraft and has spent over 30 years working as an engineer in aerospace, the automotive trade and industry.

Romsey Restorations continues to offer all aspects of classic car care from servicing to full restoration, as well as caring for modern cars.

Romsey Restorations is always happy to offer unconditional advice about any car related issues and our door is always open for a chat and a cup of tea, we may even throw in a biscuit!

Romsey Restorations labour rates are £40 an hour and LHCCC members receive a 10% discount.

Tel 01794 523053
info@romseyrestorations.co.uk
www.romseyrestorations.co.uk

Jim’s Panhard (his Story)

OK–  I enclose some  photos . as said   the car looked  ok  from 30 feet away…

Once the  paint was off it an ugly truth came to the light–old  ‘get-it-thru -an-MOT-  1970’s bodgery

panel gaps that  were uneven, dings, ripples, creases in panels,

but most especially corrosion of epic proportions in the ( water-trap) sill structure,

as well as various small bubbles that turned into gaping chasms of rust-holes;

all this had bew metal laid in -at all time ensuring that the  door all fitted and everything was fair in plane.

The interior seating  had seat covers–which covered the ugly truth of the underying seats.

the original seating fabric  finish  was rust stained, split  , fragile and  torn

Thankfully the seats  were saved–they were repaired by a plastic welding lady and resprayed in a similar way to re-connolising seats

Even the interior headlining- which was stained and had some small tears in–was repaired and resprayed in situ in the car .

the door cards all had new  hard-board  -etra thin –which was varnished to prevent water ingress and consequent damage

all new brakes , new carburretor and soem extensive rewiring  has made the car a joy to thread though modern traffic.

despite being only a mere 843 cc–in a aircooled flat-twin, the Panhard  will travel  at 75mph on the motorway thansk to a very tall 4 gear

acceleration is fairly pedestrian–but the car will maintain  reasonable pace( and save its face! ) in modern traffic

I   enclose a few images  of the  car   as I bought her

along with a few  images of the scary  bits during the rebuild…

Along with the stunningly rotten  part donor that has since been sold on to assist another Panhard rebuild… and finally the finished product

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Castle Coombe Retro Day June 2014

Some hardy members made the run to Castle Coombe for the Classic & Retro Day on Saturday despite very heavy rain and then back again on Sunday for the Magic Day in Aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, where we helped raise £10k.