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#1 arttidesco

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 00:16

Over the last couple of months I have been attending meetings of the Avenue Drivers Club at Queens Square in Bristol where members of the club and public are encouraged to exercise a variety of classic and vintage vehicles. The gatherings are free and make a cheap morning out.

Among the vehicles seen yesterday were :-

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This UAZ on Polish plates wondering if any one knows how to spot the difference between a pre 1985 UAZ 469 or a post '85 UAZ 31512 or even if I have got the model numbers completely wrong ?

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The metal work on this 1921 Vauxhall 20/60 returned to the UK from 50 years in the colonies in good shape but the body work frame was completely munched away by termites !

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I had not realised until just now that prior to producing Elva's and McLaren's under licence and manufacturing their own F5000 and F1 cars Trojan built T200 Bubble Cars under licence from Heinkel.

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Offered for sale for £1k was this 1974 registered Victor, I have the mob number if anyone wants it, usual disclaimers apply.

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Finally I did not get the opportunity to speak to the owner of this Sunbeam reg WM 188,

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DVLA and HPI records tell us its a 1929 model with a three litre engine and as can be seen it is a twin cam six.

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I'd be greatful if anybody has any info to share on it like the model 20 hp or 35 hp (?) and or possible competition history ?

Relevant answers to any of the above questions may be credited and used in a forthcoming blog.

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.

Pressing engagements elsewhere not withstanding I shall probably make a habit of nipping down the road on the second Sunday in the coming months if any TNFers are planning on being there and would like to meet up leave a message on this thread.

Edited by arttidesco, 09 July 2012 - 00:19.


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#2 Ted Walker

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:45

I could not attend yesterday as I was exhibiting at the BRDC Farm at the GP. Ive been to the 2 prevous gatherings in my 911. Very good way to spend a Sunday morning (after church of course !!!! )

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:14

Sounds like fun. Let's hope that it goes from strength to strength.
I have the luxury of being close to the Ace Cafe and am a regular at their Classic Cars night on the 2nd Tuesday (evening) of every month. So I'll be there again in the Frogeye tomorrow.

#4 arttidesco

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:35

A timely reminder that should anyone with an interest in all things motoring find them selves at a loose end near Bristol on Sunday morning the Avenue Drivers Club should be meeting at Queens Square around 9 am.

#5 Ted Walker

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:22

Yes Im planning on coming.Excellent event see you there.

#6 arttidesco

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:57

Yes Im planning on coming.Excellent event see you there.


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:36

Being pedantic, it is Queen Square not Queens. I only know because my daughter lives nearby in Redcliff (without an "e") Street.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:52

Being pedantic, it is Queen Square not Queens. I only know because my daughter lives nearby in Redcliff (without an "e") Street.

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Onlys beens in Bristols twenty years and had never noticed. :blush:

Yours pedantically corrected :up:


#9 Ted Walker

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:43

Good turnout yesterday.Hopefully Ralph will post a couple of photos !!!!

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:59

Good turnout yesterday.Hopefully Ralph will post a couple of photos !!!!



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Indeed apologies for the delay :blush:

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Seriously liking the 'old skool' Meccano like wheels on Lanchester's :smoking:

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Proof positive the Avenue Drivers Club meet on 'Queen' Square every second Sunday of the month :up:





#11 Ted Walker

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:05

I must remember to put a registration number on it !!!! ( ps The F1 project was built by Bob Sparshott in 1980 )

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:36

I must remember to put a registration number on it !!!! ( ps The F1 project was built by Bob Sparshott in 1980 )


Yes you must before your friendly local constabulary comes knocking on your door :lol:

ps so not the Lotus 86, Dywa or Lion GP then ?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:51

Looks like a very capable dog driving the GT6! :)

#14 arttidesco

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 15:48

Looks like a very capable dog driving the GT6! :)


i wonder if he / she has a bank account in Monaco as well as a driving license ?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 20:01

Another month another timely reminder that should anyone with an interest in all things motoring find them selves at a loose end near Bristol on Sunday morning the Avenue Drivers Club should be meeting at Queen Square around 9 am.

Ted Walker has told me he intends to be there anyone else for care for Coffee & Croissants while perusing a variety of vehicles Vintage to Classic on Sunday ?

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#16 Ted Walker

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 04:38

Yes should be a good turnout pre Goodwood. A few of us meeting up for a pre local tour at 7.oo am

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:44

Yes should be a good turnout pre Goodwood. A few of us meeting up for a pre local tour at 7.oo am


Might polish the hub caps on the Golf and join you for that :up:


#18 Ted Walker

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:47

E Mail me and I will give you the starting point etc.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:14

Anybody going this Sunday ???? Ralf ??????

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#20 arttidesco

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:37

Anybody going this Sunday ???? Ralf ??????


Hi Ted,

I'm doing the Kimber Trial on Sunday, so unless anyone turns up at Queen Road before 8:30, I'm going to have to give it a miss :|

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:48

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Among the rarities at Septembers Avenue Drivers Club meeting this matching numbers 1934 Crossley 2 litre sports saloon the only one of the 25 built thought to be still on the road.

Despite my absence I can't recommend a Sunday Morning at Queen Square Bristol for an Avenue Drivers Club meeting highly enough.

#22 Ted Walker

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:04

Ralph. Cup of coffee and a chat this Sunday ????????

#23 arttidesco

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:38

Ralph. Cup of coffee and a chat this Sunday ????????


Definitely Ted, is there going to be a morning cruise before hand, my Golf has half a tank of fuel ?

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The planned production car trial got cancelled late on Saturday evening last month due to flooding so I made it to Octobers meeting after all, more pics here.



#24 Ted Walker

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:06

No cruise this month.Weather looks good as well.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:47

No cruise this month.Weather looks good as well.


Shame but I'm sure there will be other occasions see you about 9 am Ted :-)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 13:40

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Days are flying by faster than ever this year, on Sunday I popped down to the monthly Avenue Driver Club meeting where I spotted this Austin Healey reg YRF 223 C with a fixed fast back roof.

Does not look like your regular Ashley GT or Fastback does anyone recognise who might have supplied the roof.

Answers may be credited and used in a forthcoming blog.

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 17:36

I believe it's a Lenham Le Mans Coupe body, the car residing in Bristol.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 23:29

I believe it's a Lenham Le Mans Coupe body, the car residing in Bristol.


Thanks fyrth :up:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:02

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Thanks to "fryth" for identifying the Lenham Le Mans Healey which appears in today's GALPOT post.

Please spare a thought for Alan Spencer, seen standing next to his Parsons above, who is recovering from a major unexpected surgery in Bristol this evening.

Thanks.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:16

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Anyone with cabin fever brave enough to risk snowmagedon for the Avenue Drivers Club meeting at Queen Square, Bristol tomorrow ?

#31 Ted Walker

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:52

Weather too wet for me.Printing photos for Race Retro instead.