by Matthew Homburg
And now for something completely different, as Monty Python used to say: a technical blog from Matthew Homburg, final year mechanical engineering student (Imperial College, London) and elected driver /club chair for last year.
Matthew's report details the work involved in recasting the crankcase for Bo, the stunning 1902 James & Browne car proudly displayed on our stand at the 2019 Resto Show recently (see photo below).
Thanks to Matthew and to Ed Speirs for sharing the report with us.
by Graeme Moore
It may be of interest to group members to know that the love of classic cars is alive and well in Thailand, as last Saturday the Classic Car Friends Pattaya held its second classic car show as per the flyer below. It was a great event with a mixture of British, European and American cars on display.
I was duly present with my 1979 Jaguar XJ6. I’ve included a few photos of other British cars on display. One of the sponsors was LIQUI MOLY well represented by two lovely ladies as you can see in the photo of the Austin Healey. Of particular interest was the 1946 Austin 8 and the exquisitely restored 1964 Bentley S3 that was also very much admired.
It’s interesting the number of Thai people who own and / or are interested in classic cars, so it’s not only the expatriate community. For example both of the Bentleys displayed at the show are owned by Thai gentlemen. I had some interesting conversations with some of the owners. For example, the guy who owns the 1946 Austin 8 is from Austria and he says that the car was manufactured in the UK in 1946, but exported to Thailand in 1947, apparently as a military vehicle.
There were also some classic motorcycles on display, mainly British, but including an American Harley Davidson. I took a few photos of these as well for your interest.
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