Frits & Dicky van’t Spijker, of the Dutch SOC, were very disappointed with the results
produced by the Dutch Klassiek & Techniek magazine from the copy they sent for an
article on the Lustrum Rally.
On the Rear Cover of the September - October Mascot
Butterflies from Studley Grange
Ms Fanteasy at 1940s Goodwood
Andrea & Federico Renaldini from Brescia, Italy, in Monty.
Seen on E-Bay - Taylor & Barratt Singer Airstream Lead Models, Circa 1937 -from Nick
Restored and Repainted. No Box. Sold for £65.
Complete and Original, not repainted. No Box. Sold for £186.88
Knowing that the editors do not like long stories, but do appreciate technical information,
the information given was therefore very concise, concentrating on international
participation - the English visitors coming ”driving-all-the way”. The - the French
bringing 10% of their Singer stock - and the many young enthusiasts attending.
Also additional historical and cultural information such as the Battle of Arnhem
and Kröller-Müller museums. Plus, separately, special information, with detailed
photographs of the 12/14 HP - the brass pump with plunger, the engine, etc. And all
this with more than 20 photographs to choose from! NB - Dicky is the lady looking
at AT 1907.
Frits on the Lustrum in his Roadster
Centre Pictures-Two amazing Taylor & Barrett lead models of the Singer Airstreamfrom around 1937, spotted on E-Bay by Nick Warren - anyone ever seen or heard of
these before? As the blurb said, they are nice models, but possibly they are somewhat
earlier than 1937, and made from early
design sketches, otherwise one might have expected to see a more correct shape at
the top of the rad grille, and at least an outline of the sun-roof. The models also
have a lot of louvres on the bonnet which are not on the real thing, but can be seen
on some ‘aerodynamic’ sketches.
However, one of the most interesting things to emerge is that the original, unrestored
model fetched almost three times as much as the ‘nicely restored and repainted’ one!
There must be a moral in there somewhere!
Bottom Centre Picture - Monty Goes to Vintage Goodwood - Aug 12-15.
This was a themed weekend of Music, Fashion and Shopping, with about 100 cars from
the 1940s to Mike H.
the 1980s ‘decorating‘the scene. The bait to lure owners to loan their cars for the
weekend was 2 x weekend tickets (£135 each!) + free camping. Not my style, but my
son Jeremy, and his son James, both like this sort of music, and Monty was considered
ideal to grace the 1940 Portal, the Torch Club, so off they went, Monty fully laden
with camping gear etc. A great time was enjoyed by all, including Ms Fanteasy, a
1940s style model in her red polka-dot dress and stocking-tops!
Bottom Right Picture- Monty’s back seat does seem to have a certain attraction -
both Andrea and Federico agreed it was ‘very comfortable’.