Two weeks ago was the first scheduled monthly meeting of the Avenue Drivers Club at Queen Square in Bristol.
It was great to see Alan Spence, on the left, there with his Parsons still uncleaned from our adventure on the previous weekends Exeter Trial.
29/01/13 STOP PRESS Please keep Alan, who I understand had an unexpected major surgery yesterday here in Bristol, in your hearts and minds. Thank you.
Pilgrim Bulldogs used to be built up from Morris Marina running gear frequently with MG motor’s, I am not sure if this would be the case with the pristine recent example seen here, if for no other reason that there are not many Morris Marina’s left.
Representing an altogether faster breed of car was this 2009 Ferrari California 2+2 Convertible.
Never ceases to amaze me how many US pickups pass through the Avenue Drivers Club, above a 1972 Chevrolet Custom 10 deluxe.
This 1963 Rover 110 P4 is the largest engined version of the Rover P4 first seen in 1949.
On the other side of the street was this 1957 Volkswagen Beetle.
After our Coffee and Croisant it was nice to enjoy a little sunshine which highlighted the candy flake paint on this 1930 Ford Model A.
Representing the far east was this customised twin turbo 1989 Nissan 300ZX.
Thanks to “fryth’ at The Nostalgia Forum I believe this Austin Healey Sprite has a Lenham Le Mans non removable hard top which comes with a Kamm tail for extra straight line speed.
Some one in the area might be a Crayford fan last month we saw a Ford Capri Crayford Convertible and this month is was the turn of this 1970 Ford Cortina Crayford Convertible to put in a welcome appearance.
Finally this very ordinary Mercedes Benz CL500 has a particularly interesting story to tell, it’s first owner was Kenny Baker who was the who spent the entire original Star Wars trilogy walking around in the R2-D2 outfit, surprisingly the double glazed car then moved onto the Dark Side when Dave Prowse bought the car from Kenny, Dave spent his time wearing the Darth Vader outfit in the original Star Wars Trilogy.
Thanks for joining me on this “Coffee, Croissant & Cars #8” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !
PS Congratulations to Johnny Martinez who won a trophy for his ’29 Ford Pick Up at the Grand National Roadster Show on Monday, John would also like to thank every one who has voted for him in the Cool Rides Online ® pole at goldeagle.com.
The vote is still incredibly close, YOU CAN VOTE “John’s 1929 Ford Model A” ONCE A DAY ON THIS LINK until poling closes 31st January, please keep your daily votes coming in, thank you.