The last minute offer of a free ticket to this event was an offer I couldn’t refuse. Spending a sunny Saturday morning amongst classic and exotic cars in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea was an unexpected delight.Continue reading Salon Privé London – Sat 23rd April 2022
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A-Z of Car Stuff: AMB is for Aston Martin Bulldog
A-Z of Car Stuff
This is one in a series of posts on cars, drivers, designers etc. that have interested me over the years. I’ve bored my family and friends with this stuff for years – now it’s your turn!
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Aston Martin Bulldog?
This unique car dates from 1979 during the William Towns period of Aston Martin design which also resulted in the the similarly angular Aston Martin Lagonda saloon.
Continue reading A-Z of Car Stuff: AMB is for Aston Martin Bulldog
A-Z of Car Stuff
A-Z of Car Stuff provides links to a series of posts on cars, drivers, designers etc. that have interested me over the years.
The posts attempt to distill what triggered my interest and why this has been maintained. I’ll add new posts and I’ll refine old ones with corrections and more information over time.
A number of the items are a work in progress and will become accessible as soon as I complete and publish them as posts with selection from the A-Z of Car Stuff page.
In essence – I’ve bored my friends and family with this stuff for years – now it’s your turn!
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Regent Street Motorshow – Sat 2nd Nov 2013
This event has been held annually for a number of years now to coincide with the weekend of the London To Brighton Veteran Car Run. To show the cars Regent Street is closed is closed off between Oxford Circus and Picadilly on the Saturday to allow a range of the veteran cars participating in Sunday’s run to be viewed at close quarters. Their owners also tend to turn up clad in matching period costume which makes for quite a spectacle.
Question: When is an Aston not an Aston?
Answer: When it’s a Spridget!
My old mate and fellow petrolhead Pete who works out in Oman sent me a link to to a really funny advert on Dubizzle – a Dubai based website. The ad was for a “Very special classic car – 1969 Aston Martin”.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but trying to make a 69 Spridget (MG Midget or Austin Healey Sprite) look like an Aston Martin is stretching imitation to its limits.