Monday, December 31, 2018

DKW Drive 30 December 2018

It's been a couple of years since I last did a video drive, so if you'd to go for a little drive in my 1959 DKW F94, come along while I ramble on about the pleasure of driving a DKW.

And here's a link to my original drive video.

Tatraplan T600 drive 2 December 2018

After the two year restoration journey the Tatra was finally back on the road in July 2018.  I did a video drive a couple of months ago but I had the wrong settings on the GoPro and the video was unusable. I had another chance to do a video on 2 December 2018 when I took the Tatra to the Day of the Volkswagen. 

Here's a copy of my first Tatra drive video. Terrible sound on that video I'm afraid (or maybe it's just the background noise from the rear engine?).

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Bay to Birdwood 30 September 2018

I was invited to the AGM of the Australian Historic Motoring Federation (AHMF) in Adelaide at the end of September. By good fortune the date coincided with the Bay to Birdwood so I went along and enjoyed the show. Last year's run, when we attended with the Special Interest Vehicle Association, was for cars from 1954 onwards. It was a good experience but there were too many 'modern' classics for my liking. This year's show was cars up to 1959, which I found more appealing.

Exhibitors begin setting up in the upper lawn.

Amilcar in the concourse

MG sedan in the concourse

The judging panel inspects the Amilcar. My friend Paul Blank (far right) was invited to be a judge.

REO Flying Cloud


Riley cabriolet

Austin Sevens in racing trim

A real rarity in Australia - a French Le Zebre.

There was a large contingent of Model A Fords celebrating the 90th anniversary of the model.


1931 Packard Super 8 Roadster with a Lalique radiator mascot

1929 Packard Super 8 Limousine

1929 Marmon-Roosevelt

Rows of vintage cars

1929 Buick

More Americans

Queues of cars entering the show


Some of the rarer Edwardian veterans - De Dion Bouton (front) and 1912 Renault CB.

1912 Renault CB

Another very rare French Edwardian - Gregoire


1913 Vauxhall Prince Henry




Motorcycle row

BMW motorcycle with sidecar in German military spec.

I have way more photos to post but I've been running way behind schedule on the blog this year. I've got a dozen other car shows to post! I'll come back to this post and add more photos when I get time.