- Published: Monday, 15 July 2013 12:01
The Sun was shining, the car planet auto Golf was gleaming it was time to head to the Heaves Hotel for the KLMC Cars the Star Show, as we pulled off the A590 there were two VW Campers pulling out onto the carriageway, concourse in looks.
The entry was £5 per person or £10 per car, very reasonable, we made our way to the car park a grassy field filled with a range of fine motor cars Ferrari, classic Mini's, Alfa Spider, Corvette Stingray, AMG Mercedes, M3 BMW even a US Made Mercury, bear in mind this was just the car park.
The show was organised into different clubs as well different categories from pre 1960 to Military and utility, there was well 70 cars ranging from the the classic the Rolls Royce to the Robin Hood 2B kit car, it was strange to see what was considered a classic in todays eyes Citroen ZX, Honda s2000 even a Saab Viggen 9000 Convertible.
Their was wide array of Rally cars on display including, the Mk2 Escort Mexico and RS2000, Mk1 Escort Mexico, Lotus Sunbeam and a Mini 1275 GT, one of the highlights had to be the Ford racing Puma, a wide bodied version of the popular Puma hot hatch.
The Cumbria and Lancashire Porsche clubs were representing with the 911 & 944, a few of each.
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Hi all, ahh first things first time for a quick intro, i'm Hotel MCF (something to do with a plate attached to me), i'm a 23 year old MK2 Golf GTI 16V and I live just outside the Lake District in a little village not too far from Kendal. Enough about me for the time being.
On to my little excursion, as you would expect as it's a sunny day I wanted to get out and explore, next thing I know i'm happily tootling along under Arnside Knott, I saw a fellow German car, a real pretty little thing a Porsche 911, quite a bit younger than me I might add, her owner acknowledged us, I felt quite proud. Anyway i'm rambling, we headed towards the Promenade, we stopped my owners asked if I'd like a picture and here I am and that's my day, tomorrow looks like I may be having PAS fluid leak looked at, woo hoo.
30 Millionth VW Golf
The 30,000,000 VW Golf Rolls Off The Production Line
A Golf TDI BlueMotion, the world’s 30 millionth car rolled off the production line at the Wolfsberg factory plant on 13th June 2013. This pushes the Volkswagen Golf into second position as the best selling car in history.
This milestone VW will be officially displayed for employees on Saturday 15th June at the Wolfberg plant’s open day.
The Mk1 Golf began pruction in early 1974. Since that date 2,000 people on average have purchased a brand new model every single day for the last 39 years.
Also on the same day the award European Car of the Year 2013 was officially accepted by Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen AG, this was determined by an international jury consisting of 60 members.
There are now seven generations of Volkswagen Golf in circulation in the worlds car markets today.
The TR4 Story
This is one of the first cars which arrived in the new garage and has been seen in the background of other articles which have been posted on Planet Auto.
This Triumph TR4 came from Denver, Colorado where it lived since new. In 2010 it was imported to England from America. When the car was imported, there was not only one TR4, but another in the container.
Now an opportunity like this this doesn't come around very often, and we bought both cars a Green TR4 and TR4A.
We started restoring the TR4. Once we got the vehicle running we started on the large amount of work to be done. A small amount of welding was done on the skirts of the car, the body was taken off the chassis and was sand blasted and repainted. The engine was also rebuilt and the chassis was repainted.
The car is now coming together again.
Lots of new parts arrived daily including; 5 new Chrome wire wheels, carpet set and Chrome bumpers. The dash board in this car is custom made by out team. It's now time for the final bits including having the TR4s electrics being refitted.
Hopefully by the end of the year the car should be complete and ready to drive. This will be a car that we will take to shows, this is why we have done so much work on this car. the restoration to date has taken three years and is onward going.
There is also the TR4A which we hope to do in the future. First we are going to complete the VW Beetle and some other vehicles in the lockup.
Watch out for updates on the TR4 project in the future.
Jaguar XK8 arrival
This classic Jag arrived with our team on Wednesday.
A Jaguar XK8, we are drying storing it, however it is for sale and we will most likely buy it.
This XK8 is a 4.0 litre V8 1996 model.
The car has been stood for over a year on a road in a London borough under a tree. The car was very dirty and needed a pretty comprehensive valet. We spent 2 days cleaning and polishing the body work, as well as valeting the interior. We hope that it will be driving very soon.
Typically the MOT ended this weekend and has been Sorned while we fix a few minor electrical problems, one being a problem with one of the head lights, likely not much of a problem, frayed or crosssed wire, dodgy relay.
We drove the XK8 all the way from London without an issue, it's a great weekend car we hope to acquire.