Category Archives: Classic Cars

Porsche Night At The Ace Cafe – Mon 27th May 2019

It’s the last Monday in the month and it’s a Bank Holiday. A perfect recipe for an especially interesting turn-out for Porsche Night at the Ace Cafe. Time to fire-up the Yellow Peril and navigate the delights of the North Circular en-route to this world famous automotive venue.

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Out East Porsche Club Meet – Sun 21st Apr 2019

I think my 48 year old 911 is magically mutating into a Plug-In-Hybrid! The Yellow Peril only seems to start reliably if both of Mr Bosch’s best batteries are brimful of volts ……….. which can be a little inconvenient at times.

Thankfully – removal of the batteries and a couple of days of trickle charging revived them sufficiently to resuscitate the slumbering Peril to get me to (and from) the Third Sunday In The Month sojourn to the Porsche Club’s Far-East(er) meet (Hackney Wick almost qualifies as being oriental).

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Goodwood 77th Members Meeting – Sun 7th April 2019

An increase in the hours of daylight and reported sightings of sunshine could only mean one thing. Time to don the de-rigueur Fifty-Textures-of-Tweed country casual combo and put my best brown-brogue’d foot forward to attend the Goodwood 77th MM.

Just to flat-cap it all – mustn’t forget the tweed titfer-tat!

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Pub chat – Revenge (Part 3)

A series of free-wheeling pub chats on the vitally important topic of cars.

“So there we were down the Old Bull & Bluster savouring the delights of their on-tap beery lubricants when the conversation turned to ……………………….. REVENGE!”

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Pub chat – Revenge (Part 2)

A series of free-wheeling pub chats on the vitally important topic of cars.

“So there we were down the Old Bull & Bluster savouring the delights of their on-tap beery lubricants when the conversation turned to ……………………….. REVENGE!”

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Pub chat – Revenge (Part 1)

A series of free-wheeling pub chats on the vitally important topic of cars.

“So there we were down the Old Bull & Bluster savouring the delights of their on-tap beery lubricants when the conversation turned to …………………… REVENGE!”

Continue reading Pub chat – Revenge (Part 1)

London Classic Car Show – Sat 16th Feb 2019

Harsh lighting, cavernous halls thronging with car-nerds (including me) – yes it’s the 2019 London Classic Car Show!

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A-Z Of Car Stuff: F is for Facel

A-Z of Car Stuff

This is one in a series of posts on cars, drivers, designers etc. that have interested me over the years. I’ve bored my family and friends with this stuff for years – now it’s your turn!

See A-Z of Car Stuff page for more posts in this series.

So – whats so special about Facel?

Facel or Forges et Ateliers de Constructions d’Eure-et-Loir (Facel S.A.  for short) traces its roots back to 1939 when it was established by parent company Bronzavia – a manufacturer of military aircraft.

The company eventually shifted from manufacturing steel components and furniture to building special edition cars for large manufacturers and finally to building their own Facel-badged luxury GT and sports cars.

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Out East! Porsche Club Meet – Sun 18th Nov 2018

Mild and sunny November weather was the final enticement I needed to go Out East with the Yellow Peril.

Nick and Ed Pike (organisers of the Porsche Club London Region) hunted down this great venue some months back and the 3rd Sunday in the month meet seems to have become very popular with club members. It’s far less frenetic than the former Smithfield venue i.e. no stroppy traffic wardens!

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