October 31, 2019

Picture Gallery updated

Finally, after all this year's activities, I've added some pictures including those of the Scotland and Dorset trips. I still have some Highlands video footage to work through though.

October 30, 2019

Oil Change time

Having had a couple of relatively sunny days, I took the opportunity of giving Dobby a little run in the sun to warm him up and then change the oil and filter.

October 23, 2019

New Choke Cable

Today I finally got around to replacing the choke cable. Over the years they seem to deteriorate to the point that they no longer lock when you twist them. It makes the warming up procedure a little awkward! I had looked for a better option - maybe a friction type cable - but the return pull of the choke is too strong and overpowers it. In the end I bought one from Moss and it seems to be much more positive - we'll see how long it lasts this time.

October 18, 2019

Busy, Busy, Busy but a trip out

It’s been a busy late Summer and early Autumn so I have only just got around to updating this news stream. My apologies but I hope you have a chance to read these 6 latest additions from August onwards. I hope to add the pictures to the gallery shortly and something from our Scottish trip. Today, a respite form all the rain we've had and a quick trip out in Dobby, this time just 12 miles but avoiding the risk of standing water and run-off from the fields. It is getting colder though!

September 19, 2019

NGs to Dorset

Another great NG adventure for our 40th Anniversary Year. Again 7 NGs (including Dobby) converged this time on Dorset (13th to 20th September) to have a relaxing holiday staying in a Farm House & Barn with lovely amenities. The holiday started with 15 NGs in the Arena at Beaulieu Motor Museum (we were joined by a number of extra NGs on various days) and NG’s designer Nick Green himself made an appearance. We all did our own thing during the days and combined together for our evening meals, a variety of home cooking (even a roast), eating out, BBQ or fish & chips. Places visited included Studland Bay, Lulworth Cove, Tyneham village, Brownsea Island, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, the RNLI Training Centre.

September 06, 2019

Redbourn Classics Motor Show

This one’s a new event for Dobby and only in its 3rd year. A very impressive variety of vehicles including a good selection of agricultural vehicles and even a steam roller – which actually came under its own steam! There was also a live band and a variety of food stalls but with long queues. Certainly worth a return visit next year though.

August 24, 2019

Knebworth Classic Motor Show

Once again, a huge well laid out selection of vehicles spread over a wide area and a hot day to enjoy them. This event has become part of Dobby’s regular calendar and this year he won Best in Class for Kit & Custom Cars. Unlike last year when he won by default, this year he beat off a couple of the competition!

August 17, 2019

Potters Bar Classic Car & Bike Show

This is just a small local event now in its 7th year and growing. Previously run by the Rotary Club but this year in conjunction with the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance which meant we were joined by a number of classic trucks as well. The usual superb band “Shades of Midnight” entertained everyone with their excellent selection of 50s & 60s songs.

August 06, 2019

Classics on Croxley Green

With no rain forecast I thought I’d be safe to go hood down to this lovely event. A few drops then turned to drizzle, then light rain, then heavy rain with hailstones. It was becoming impossible to see with the hail and rain in my eyes so I made a quick turn off route to find a tree for shelter and erect the hood. Just as I finished it stopped – typical! By the time I had reached Croxley Green, the sun was out and the hood was dry again so down it came. Parking next to a Trotters Independent Reliant, I walked round the wide selection of vehicles present.

July 09, 2019

Pub Run

At last, a dry warm evening for a St Albans & District MGOC pub run. This one was to The Green Man at Great Offley near Hitchin. Dobby lead an RV8, a Midget, a TF  and a B through the lovely lanes and villages of Hertfordshire. The pub has a beer garden which overlooks the beautiful rolling countryside.

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