Brooklands New Year Gathering 2015

January 10, 2015 Leave a comment

What a great way to start the year, the Brooklands New Year Gathering 2015!

My first time visiting this event at the world’s first purpose built motor racing circuit located in Weybridge, Surrey. It was built in 1907 and there is still a short section of the banked track as well as a museum covering both the motor racing history of Brooklands and the role it played in British aviation.

I went there and back with the roof down even though it was really chilly! On the way back I remembered to open the bottom vents, which I’d closed in the summer. With the heater running it was reasonably warm even given how cold it was outside the car!

I’ve put a few photos from the day below. I will definitely be planning to go again next year, but trying to get there earlier as by 11am there were lots of cars and I ended up in a grassy field from which I thought I might not be able to get out.

There are also photos available at:

St Christopher’s Classic Car Show 2014

September 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Last weekend I took the MGB to St Christopher’s Classic Car Show. This local car show has now been held twice and it is run by and in support of St Christopher’s Hospice.

Over 300 cars turned out for the show and the weather held off, even if it did get a little chilly at times.

There are more photos online at: Demotix

Coolings 2014 and Brake Adjustment

August 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Yesterday was the Coolings Classic Car Show at one of our local garden centers, Coolings.

I went to the show last year and found it to be a nice, friendly event so went again this year. Once again a nice day out with a range of cars on show. It seemed busy again and the weather was excellent, which given that it’s pouring outside as I write this was great. Met up with a couple of people I spoke to last year as well as talking to some new people as well. I really must remember to take a folding chair to these events as it would be nice just to sit and watch the world go by some of the time and sitting in the car is not ideal!

After the show finished I took the car for a short run before heading home.

brake spannerOnce in the garage again, I thought I’d have a look to see if Dad had a special brake adjusting spanner at all, since I need to adjust the near side rear a little as it rubs on the drum sometimes. I had a feeling that he might have one somewhere as he tended to collect tools etc. After a bit of hunting around, lo and behold look what I found. It’s a Melco BK/2 (British Design Application No. 914862) brake adjusting spanner. Looks like the 1/4″ square end has seen some service, probably on the MGB, but hopefully I’ll be able to use it as well.




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