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Coffee, Croissant & Cars #4 – Avenue Drivers Club

Last Sundays Avenue Drivers Club meeting filled Queen Square with another staggering selection of motor vehicles.

Vauxhall Viva SL, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

This 1968 Vauxhall Viva SL 90 has some go faster stripes, but not just any go faster stripes, these are replica’s of those that were originally supplied as part of the over the counter Brabham tuning kits that were available from 1968 to 1971 when the HB Viva was in production.

Lada 1200, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

Like so many popular cars you do not notice them until they are almost all gone. This 1983 Lada is one of a fast disappearing breed, first time I have seen one slammed, modified with extreme lowered suspension.

Toyota GT86, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

This is certainly the first Toyota GT 86 I have ever seen on the road, it comes with rear wheel drive and even more unusually a 4 cylinder boxer engine !

Caterham Seven, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

Continuing the sports theme was this 2007 Caterham 7 with a 50th Anniversary Paint option.

Alvis Silver Eagle, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

Among the vintage vehicles present this 1931 Alvis Silver Eagle sold with the strap line “The Freedom of the air comes to the road with the Silver Eagle”

Riley Nine Falcon Special, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

Staying with an ornithological theme further round the block I found this 1936 Riley Nine Falcon Special.

Crossley 2 litre Sports Saloon, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

Only 25 Crossley 2 Litre Sports Saloons were built this one, chassis and engine #16/103 was the third built in 1934, and is thought to be the only one that is still road worthy.

Cadillac Allanté, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

Cadillacs are rarities in Britain what ever the age this is a Pininfarina designed 1988 Allanté Roadster, the only option available for it when new was a ‘cellular phone’.

Dodge Charger, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

Harking back to the zenith of the Muscle Car Era was this 1968 Dodge Charger, about the only option missing was Miss Daisey Duke !

Harley Davidson Road King, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

A little humour from the owner of this Harley Davidson Road King.

MGB GT, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

A couple of months ago I met Rich and Matt and related their tale of an adventure going to fetch a left hand drive Volvo 121 from Sweden, this is one of Matt’s cars a tidy 1971 MGB GT.

Bristol 412, Avenue Drivers Club, Queen Square, Bristol

Finally as it was time to head home this 1977, Chrysler powered, Bristol 412 came purring past.

Thanks for joining me on this “Coffee, Croissant & Cars #4” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres”. I hope you will join me again tomorrow with the first of my Goodwood Revival 2012 posts. Don’t forget to come back now !


Global Scoop – Morgan GC

With recent Internet reports on the eminent return of a Harley Davidson powered three wheeler being according to a Morgan factory spokesman unsubstantiated and merely an internet rumour, I take great pleasure in revealing the new Morgan model the aforementioned spokesman suggested ‘we save or Christmas money for’ – the environmentally friendly Morgan GC.

With the market place for £100,000 / $ 160,000 vehicles shrinking Morgan is striking out into a new and untapped market of the performance electric cart, which will appeal not only to four time Sprint Cup Champions like Jimmy ‘I fell off a golf cart’ Johnson, but also to Britain’s booming ageing population as they downsize from sitting in 12 mph traffic jams to 12 mph shopping trolleys.

With styling cues taken from the Classic Roadster and 4/4 models, as one might expect from a Morgan ‘Perfection’ is key as can be seen by this magnificent steering wheel and sumptuous wood panelled dash.

Among the optional extras will be these £ 2,000 / $ 3,600 electric fold away electric mirrors which have a quick release facility perfect to give hideous hoodies and moody teenagers a good old fashioned ‘clip round the ear ‘ole’ at will.

With leaf springs all round, the standard Union Jack interior and room to carry shopping and a pair of green wellies on the back this should be an attractive package for it’s intended market.

How much will the Morgan GC cost you may well be asking ? Probably no more than the priceless look on your face when your local Morgan dealer tells you, ‘you’ve been had !’

Hope you enjoyed today’s comedy edition of ‘Gettin’ a little psycho on tyres’ , tomorrow back to a real Morgan the little 3 wheel nugget known as the F4.

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