Reliability update

Day One (18th April) saw the five cars depart from Brooklands and complete the first day of motoring.

Day Two had Bowcliffe Hall as the lunch stop and the MG duly turned in the drive at midday, on schedule.

The 1967 MG Midget was first at Bowcliffe

 

The rest of the field were not quite so lucky. Paul’s Daimler lost a wheel and an Alvis was substituted (the driver being taken by the Woodie to collect the Alvis), the Ford arrived mid afternoon and the lead Austin was back having an engine overhaul.

 

Paul eventually arrived with his Alvis, still in wedding mode looking rather smart.

Paul gets the bad news that the Austin needs an engine change
Paul’s new mascot, reduces the top speed a bit.

Postscript, from Paul

After all but the MG had retired or needed serious attention the cars were ready for the off Monday morning at Nassington
Matt Tomkins of Practical Classics describes some of the Austin’s running issues to John Pitchforth who runs the Heritage Skills Academy at Bicester Heritage
Paul’s substitute Alvis managed some 900 miles and looks worried that it might get into the auction line at Anglia car auctions.

Anyway, the sunshine and Bowcliffe Hall made for a photo opportunity for the Alvis supporters.

Herr Graber at his finest

 

Author: alvisarchive

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