A Motoring legend on our Southern trip .........

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A Motoring legend on our Southern trip .........

Post by vito » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:44 pm

Me and Mrs V had a lovely week last week taking in BMW annual show at Gaydon with the Alpina then a tour South through Bath, Sparkford, Brixham, Southampton Isle of Wight, then culminating at Portsmouth Old Docks to see Level 42 in concert, but, whilst at Sparkford look who I bumped into ....................

Only Mr Bloomin' John Haynes of Haynes workshop manuals, the man who launched a thousand spanners across a thousand garage floors :D

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What a thoroughly nice bloke, he's opened up his private car collection and turned it into a museum, here's a few piccies, well worth a visit, Sparkford, Somerset.

http://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/

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Check the reg number on this Bentley he owns ..........

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This is the original XR4 used in the Duckhams oil commercial with the cutaway engine and a beetle engine in the boot to make it run.

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No Rover 800's sadly but here's a rare SD1 estate ..........

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And here's an 800 saloon outside a quaint old petrol station in Sparkford Village as we passed through.

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A final one of my V8 B10 Alpina at Brixham Marina ..........

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A great week

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Post by Richard Moss » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:28 pm

He likes red and yellow!

Many people deride the Haynes manuals but they are great for what they do - and for many years they were all that there was. For older cars especially they are usually all you need
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Post by Nuts4my827 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:22 pm

Top bloke, and Haynes Manuals are the shizzle, especially the older full detail ones. Leant my stuff with those
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Post by Jon R » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:15 am

Nice pics Gaz,
and some nice cars, don't see many SD1 estates about, is that a one off ?

Haynes also produce manuals for aircraft inc the Hawker Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber.
They make great reading even if you don't have a plane. :)

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Post by TDHFastback » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:34 pm

Good pictures Gary. You beat me to it. I was at the museum last weekend and was going to post up some piccies.
It was the Moto Guzzi GB club V Twin rally and we had a ride out down there with about 17 Guzzis.

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The big American cars are just amazing.

My favourite car there though was the Aston Martin Lagonda. Just fab. So 80s. If a stormtrooper drove a car it would be one of those

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Funny thing was on the way home on Monday I saw an gold estate version on the M25 with Dutch plates. That looked even more Fab.


Glad your round Britain trip went well.

See you soon

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Post by vito » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:51 pm

Jon R wrote:Nice pics Gaz,
and some nice cars, don't see many SD1 estates about, is that a one off ?
Jon
Hi Jon, they apparently made two prototypes, the other ones at Gaydon, here's a picture I took of it earlier this year, it's a year earlier registered on a 'P'.

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Apparently the 'R' reg one at Haynes was Sir Michael Edwardes (BL chairman of the 70's), he liked the prototype so much he used it as his daily runaround for a while before it went to Haynes museum.

http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/concept ... d1-estate/
TDHFastback wrote:Good pictures Gary. You beat me to it. I was at the museum last weekend and was going to post up some piccies.
It was the Moto Guzzi GB club V Twin rally and we had a ride out down there with about 17 Guzzis.
Kate :D
Great pics Kate, yup, the Lagonda was a terrific display of 80's excess, looks like you had a great Guzzi trip and probably enjoyed the bike display on the upper floor.

Looks like your visit was wetter than our day.
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