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Paint and Polish – Sienna Comes Together

Paint and Polish – Sienna Comes Together

I visualised exactly the shade of red required to make the Sienna offer the promise of performance without actually being able to deliver; packing a mere 850cc. After reviewing the colour charts at suppliers Mountspace Chichester (01243 789191) the decision was made and 3 litres of their finest was made up and once collected I headed home to compare against the car, certain in my choice.

Vanished Vehicles – Part 11

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 11

A look back over the past century and beyond at the manufacturers that once produced transport for the masses….

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Mark 1 Mini Morris Traveller

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Mark 1 Mini Morris Traveller

The first Morris Traveller left Longbridge in July 1960, its sibling the Austin Countryman was already in the dealerships. The multipurpose Mini sold well for a decade.

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Pre-War Racer – Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin

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Pre-War Racer – Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin

Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin was born into a wealthy family of lace traders in 1896, he would become one of Britain’s ‘Bentley Boys’ the fearless racers whom chased excitement and glory. A sporting gentleman no doubt, Birkin lived life to the full and after contracting Malaria in Palestine serving in the Royal Flying Corps during […]

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MG’s Y Types 1 ¼ Delights

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MG’s Y Types 1 ¼ Delights

Designed before the outbreak of hostilities, a prototype numbered EX166 was produced in 1939 with the launch party planned for an Earls Court Motor Show launch; an event that never took place.

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McLaren – The Film

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McLaren – The Film

The small independent Connaught Theatre in Worthing announced a one night only viewing of the documentary McLaren. For 90 minutes a small audience sat transfixed as the incredible 18-year racing career of New Zealander McLaren unfolded via in-period footage; the same day this film would be first broadcast in Indianapolis just prior to the weekends 500 race.

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Praying at the Altar of Speed – Donald Malcolm Campbell CBE

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Donald Campbell was born into the fastest of motoring environments; one week after his birth at Canbury House in Surrey in March 1921 the Easter meeting at Brooklands saw Kenelm Lee Guinness achieve 140mph in the 350hp Sunbeam.

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Honest Quality; The A S Hurricane

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Honest Quality; The A S Hurricane

The Armstrong Siddeley Hurricane carried a plane name whilst was certainly no plain Jane. The Coventry manufacturer continued in 1945 as they had pre-war by building large, stylish and superbly engineered vehicles on a modest scale for the more discerning driver.

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Stevens Sienna – Prototype Restoration 8

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Stevens Sienna – Prototype Restoration 8

Originally, the floor sections were bathed in black carpet which after 4 decades enjoyed its own eco-system, rotting away happily and the smell wasn’t too friendly either.

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 10

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Vanished Vehicles – Part 10

A look back over the past century and beyond at the manufacturers that once produced transport for the masses….

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