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peterux 2nd August 2011 22:06

Well I went to the Uxbridge show but it was a bit of a washout due to heavy rain downpours. The best in class award for kit Cars was won by a TVR which I thought was cheating, but hey ho.

I'm still planning to be at the Ace Cafe on the 20 August. It would be nice to get a 'gaggle' of Sportsters together if anyone else fancies a lemonade, burger and a natter. (of course any other Marlin's and kit cars are welcome :lol:)
It's a Saturday lunchtime met up. Not much else to do than meet and chat.:blah:

cheers, peter

peterux 16th August 2011 21:10

Ace Cafe - Kit Car meet this coming Saturday.(20th August)

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=NW10...ed=0CCMQ8gEwAQ

The meet starts at 11am and you can see the iconic Ace Cafe.

Weather forecast is currently 'white cloud' and 21deg C.

All welcome, no entrance fee and no booking, just turn up and park in the carpark.

:welcome: :tea:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3040/...420e976439.jpg
Ace cafe by marlinpeter, on Flickr

peterux 29th August 2011 20:59

We went along to the Knebworth Classic Car show today.
The stewards directed me to park next to another red car...

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6087/...8fe9f0ea_b.jpg
Pair of Marlin Sportsters by marlinpeter, on Flickr

Spot the differences..... :lol:

Patrick 29th August 2011 21:18

nice! :)

peterux 28th May 2012 14:35

This years planned attendance at my 'local' shows are....

Uxbridge Autoshow 15th July 2012.

http://www.uxbridgeautoshow.com/

and lunch at the Ace Cafe on the 18th August 2012

http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/defau...00&m=08&y=2012

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6071/6...4e606cfb_z.jpg
Ace Cafe 2011 by marlinpeter, on Flickr

peterux 9th July 2012 23:08

I am still planning to be at the Uxbridge Autoshow on Sunday 15th July 2012 in my Marlin Sportster.

http://www.uxbridgeautoshow.com/

The weather has been very wet and the organisers have promised to update their web page if cancelled due to muddy fields.

Anybody planning to attend should check the website before travelling and i'll post an update here if I hear anything.

...peter :rain: :rain: :fish2:

MartinClan 10th July 2012 19:46

I quite fancy the ACE cafe. A longish journey for me but at least the parking is concrete lol.

Cheers

Robin

GreatOldOne 11th July 2012 20:39

I might go to the ACE - I may have managed to fit the outboard to Vikki by August... :)

peterux 12th July 2012 21:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreatOldOne (Post 32887)
I might go to the ACE - I may have managed to fit the outboard to Vikki by August... :)

Maybe we should be building submarines like Paul Moorehouse........

http://www.msubs.com/index.htm

:lol:

Patrick 12th July 2012 23:47

Like so:

http://www.virginmedia.com/images/lotus-esprit-g.jpg

:lol:

MartinClan 13th July 2012 13:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterux (Post 32910)
Maybe we should be building submarines like Paul Moorehouse........

http://www.msubs.com/index.htm

:lol:

What I want to know is how he went from building kit cars - to submarines. Wouldn't have thought there was a lot in common there...

Robin

Mike 13th July 2012 13:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinClan (Post 32942)
What I want to know is how he went from building kit cars - to submarines. Wouldn't have thought there was a lot in common there...

Robin

I believe it came from his day job - he worked as an engineer/designer for Rolls Royce, and I believe he was involved with subs there? And I guess he found it difficult to make a living out of making and marketing kit cars.
His web site certainly makes for interesting reading.

Mike

peterux 13th July 2012 14:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinClan (Post 32942)
What I want to know is how he went from building kit cars - to submarines. Wouldn't have thought there was a lot in common there...

Robin


I haven't found the full video yet but there is a documentary about one of Paul's submarines.

An extract of the transcript starts to explain how and why Paul got into this industry......

NARRATOR: Paul's design combines a conventional steel aft section with a forward pressure hull made of transparent acrylic plastic. It won't be strong enough to dive as deep as Alvin, but it should still be able to descend a thousand feet and more, deeper than many military submarines.

And Paul's design has another striking advantage over most mini-submersibles. Alvin is typical of small submarines, in that it can only be launched from a large support vessel, the Atlantis. This means that each dive costs tens of thousands of dollars. But Peter's sub, the Alicia, will have, in addition to an underwater electric motor, a long-range diesel engine, which will allow it to operate independently on the surface, like a conventional motor boat. It looks good on paper.

The historic port of Plymouth, on the south coast of England: it's from here that the Pilgrim Fathers first set sail for America. It's also home to designer Paul Moorhouse's workshop.

Peter's given Paul a budget of just $1.5 million, not much to build something as complex as a submarine. Custom-made parts are expensive, so Paul's plan is to source as many components as possible from ordinary hardware stores and auto suppliers.

In this spirit, Alicia will be powered by this modified truck engine. It's a lot cheaper than a custom-built marine motor.

PETER ROBBINS: If we had unlimited money, then it would simply be, "Build it." We have to be much more delicate and much more careful. I don't have unlimited funds.

NARRATOR: Sticking to the budget will be tricky, but Paul has handpicked a small team of multi-skilled specialists, including Richard Dawson. Richard and Paul have known each other for years, and they share another obsession.

Before working on submarines, Paul and Richard designed and made kit cars together. They are used to stretching a budget and improvising. They know that sometimes the right part can come from the unlikeliest source.


The other common thing is they both leak water :lol:

Preview of the film here....

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/preview/i_3319.html

(the end of this clip is worth waiting for :eek:)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/alicia/

P.S. i seem to have gone off topic but it was my thread anyway :noidea:

peterux 14th July 2012 20:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterux (Post 32816)

The weather has been very wet and the organisers have promised to update their web page if cancelled due to muddy fields.

Anybody planning to attend should check the website before travelling and i'll post an update here if I hear anything.

...peter :rain: :rain: :fish2:

Uxbridge Autoshow CANCELLED due to waterlogged site :bored:

http://www.facebook.com/Uxbridgeautoshow

Patrick 14th July 2012 20:28

Was at Farnborough today, not too bad - got better in the afternoon!

http://distilleryimage2.instagram.co...0a1e95f3_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage5.instagram.co...0a1cfddf_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage0.instagram.co...0a1e880b_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage2.instagram.co...0a1e8b99_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage4.instagram.co...0a1e8ad1_7.jpg

MartinClan 19th July 2012 10:52

I will be going to "Classics on the Common" next Wednesday (25/07/12). Anyone else going?

http://www.classicsonthecommon.com/

Robin

Mike 19th July 2012 13:34

Silverstone Classic car Racing 21/22 July
 
Is anyone else going to Silverstone this weekend for the Classic car racing?

http://www.silverstoneclassic.com/pa...=m/goSection=1

We are going on Sunday

Mike

MartinClan 19th July 2012 13:39

Alas I have to pick up a classic Sunday - the mother-in-law lol...

Robin

AcC8braman 19th July 2012 14:29

Wanted to but SWMBO had other plans :(

peterux 19th July 2012 21:17

We're away on holiday next week so won't be able to make either of these events :sad:


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