Are you madabout kit cars      
 "We've Got Kit Cars Covered" Information about Madabout-Kitcars.com Contact Madabout-Kitcars.com         Home of UK kit cars - madabout-kitcars.com Various kit car write ups All the latest kit car news Kit car related and general discussion

Search
Manufacturers
Kit Cars
Kit Car Data sheets
Picture Gallery
SVA Knowledgebase
Clubs & Communities
Build cost estimator
Kit cars for sale
Knowledge Base 
KitcarUSA.com
Classic-Kitcars.com
 

Go Back   Madabout Kitcars Forum > Mad Build Area > Tribute Automotive Builds

Tribute Automotive Builds Discuss your Tribute kit build

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #241  
Old 18th October 2018, 20:10
Alex's Avatar
Alex Alex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Corsham, Wiltshire
Posts: 84
Alex is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi Mick, I shall be heading up to Prescott on Sunday for a brekky, are you going ?
Reply With Quote
  #242  
Old 19th October 2018, 05:03
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Mick O'Malley is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb Sunday

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex View Post
Hi Mick, I shall be heading up to Prescott on Sunday for a brekky, are you going ?
Tiredness permitting (I'm out all day Saturday), I'll be there.

Regards, Mick
Reply With Quote
  #243  
Old 21st October 2018, 13:41
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Mick O'Malley is on a distinguished road
Talking Breakfast at Prescott, with lots of Green Cars

Today's sortie in the A352 was to the Prescott breakfast club meeting, as mentioned above. The morning drive down along almost deserted roads was delightful, the six-pot loving the cool moist air. I arrived to be hailed by Alex, whose Formosa was gleaming in the early sunshine. After initially being directed to the Jaguar area, I confessed my car's humble origins and moved to a slightly more appropriate location, amongst some classic British metal.



There was an excellent turnout, especially of Morgans, Porsches and Jaguars. Amongst the others were a few (to my eyes) real gems, including this '57 MGA, under whose bonnet lurked a 3.5 litre Rover V8, a beautifully done conversion.



Two others, also green, caught my eye, an MG and a Volvo.





Wandering back to my car to field some more interested enquiries, I was asked by a lady if it was a Tojeiro. After I'd explained its fraudulent genesis she told me of her childhood when the Ecurie Ecosse transporter was often parked outside her home. It turned out that she was John Tojeiro's daughter. She had her grandson, who looked about three years old, in tow, who announced that he was going to be a racing driver when he grew up. A thoroughly delightful encounter which really made my day.

Regards, Mick
Reply With Quote
  #244  
Old 21st October 2018, 14:43
Lucky@LeMans Lucky@LeMans is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,111
Lucky@LeMans is on a distinguished road
Default

Sorry I didn't catch up with you today Mick but I did have a long chat with Alex about his Formosa. Looked stunning in the autumn sun, a credit to Jeff H and his skills laying on the paint, I wish I'd taken my camera!
Soon as my 250 TR project is done I'll be placing my order for a Formosa, right up my street that design.
Reply With Quote
  #245  
Old 22nd October 2018, 21:20
Alex's Avatar
Alex Alex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Corsham, Wiltshire
Posts: 84
Alex is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi Lucky, good to meet you on Sunday and a good conversation, pleased you liked the Formosa and I shall continue watching your current build progress with interest
Reply With Quote
  #246  
Old 22nd October 2018, 21:36
lancelot link's Avatar
lancelot link lancelot link is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: POOLE , DORSET
Posts: 2,113
lancelot link is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans View Post
Sorry I didn't catch up with you today Mick but I did have a long chat with Alex about his Formosa. Looked stunning in the autumn sun, a credit to Jeff H and his skills laying on the paint, I wish I'd taken my camera!
Soon as my 250 TR project is done I'll be placing my order for a Formosa, right up my street that design.
Thank you ..good to hear ...
Reply With Quote
  #247  
Old 9th November 2018, 07:27
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Mick O'Malley is on a distinguished road
Talking Fame at last......

My 'Asda car park' shot is included. Yippee!

Old No.7/A352

Regards, Mick
Reply With Quote
  #248  
Old 9th November 2018, 08:24
lancelot link's Avatar
lancelot link lancelot link is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: POOLE , DORSET
Posts: 2,113
lancelot link is on a distinguished road
Default

The one I built for the Danish guy ( car 16 ) looks really good in those pictures too .....
Reply With Quote
  #249  
Old 13th November 2018, 08:34
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Mick O'Malley is on a distinguished road
Default Daily Driver - ish.

Yesterday's sortie in the A352 was to Argos in Sainsbury's to pick up the second Ebay purchased aeroscreen for my Monaco. The car park was heaving: when I mentioned this to the assistant she said it was the Xmas rush! No sooner had I got home and put on the covers than the heavens opened.



The forecast for Sunday AM is looking good so I may go for some autumn colour setting pictures.

Regards, Mick
Reply With Quote
  #250  
Old 14th November 2018, 07:17
Mister Towed's Avatar
Mister Towed Mister Towed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,853
Mister Towed is on a distinguished road
Default

That is one very cool looking car. Still love the colour, great choice.
Reply With Quote
  #251  
Old 14th November 2018, 09:26
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Mick O'Malley is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister Towed View Post
That is one very cool looking car. Still love the colour, great choice.
Thanks for that . The colour picked itself, really. When I was building it, I amassed a stack of magazines etc. with D-Type articles and pictures. The choice was Jim Clark white; BRG; or Ecurie Ecosse Flag Metallic Blue. The white simply didn't complement the shape, and the BRG is too hackneyed IMO, so 'Merchiston Mews' it was! I wish mine sounded like that...

Regards, Mick
Reply With Quote
  #252  
Old 14th November 2018, 19:03
Mister Towed's Avatar
Mister Towed Mister Towed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,853
Mister Towed is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice.
Reply With Quote
  #253  
Old 18th November 2018, 11:33
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Mick O'Malley is on a distinguished road
Default

Today's sortie in the A352 was again to the Austin A35 meeting at Staverton Aerodrome. It was a little chilly on the way but warmed up nicely for the return. As I was about to leave, two young uniformed helicopter pilots came and complimented me on my 'D-Type' as they'd never seen one in the flesh. I fessed up.



Today, having seen it advertised on their club web site, a good few 'Trevors' showed up, including this one with an interesting roof.



It took me straight back to the early 70s when, having seen Spridgets sporting Bermuda Hard Tops, I decided on similar for my 1960 Mini. The two front roof lights, which I had done first, are Mini rear side windows, fitted by a local windscreen outfit. I liked them so much that I took it back after a while and asked if he had anything for the back, leaving it with him. He plumped for an E-Type Coupe back window rotated 180 - result!



Happy Days!

Regards, Mick
Reply With Quote
  #254  
Old 18th November 2018, 15:34
Mister Towed's Avatar
Mister Towed Mister Towed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,853
Mister Towed is on a distinguished road
Default

Funnily enough I've been busy restoring a Bermuda hardtop for my MG today -



Much less claustrophobic than a solid roof on a small cockpit car. Mine has blue tinted perspex roof panels and rear window that are still in very good condition, and it's going to be Steel Blue (RAL 5011), a very dark blue to contrast with the Iris blue car.
Reply With Quote
  #255  
Old 24th December 2018, 08:18
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Mick O'Malley is on a distinguished road
Default I wish I'd done it this way.............

I'm not sure if this link will work.

I hope so!

Season's Greetings, Mick
Reply With Quote
  #256  
Old 24th December 2018, 08:47
Paul L's Avatar
Paul L Paul L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wembley, London
Posts: 4,569
Paul L is on a distinguished road
Default

Link works and it is a brilliant clip.

Merry Christmas, Paul.
Reply With Quote
  #257  
Old 24th December 2018, 09:43
Mister Towed's Avatar
Mister Towed Mister Towed is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4,853
Mister Towed is on a distinguished road
Default

Fantastic! Can't think of a better Utility vehicle for transporting a tree.
Reply With Quote
  #258  
Old 25th December 2018, 14:05
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Mick O'Malley is on a distinguished road
Talking Xmas Sunshine

Today, lured out by the lunchtime sunshine, I uncovered the A352 and took her out for a spin around my favourite short lap, which is uphill outbound to get the oil good and warm. On the way back, over the scenic Painswick Beacon road, I stopped for a couple of shots. The sun immediately ducked behind some thin cloud and my fondly imagined 'moody backlit shot' came out fairly averagely. The second, from behind, was rather better. No deer were seen.





I'm looking forward to replicating this drive at Xmas 2019 in the Monaco. Time will tell.

It's now time for a Whisky Mac before lighting the oven .

Season's Greetings, Mick
Reply With Quote
  #259  
Old 25th December 2018, 18:13
molleur molleur is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 992
molleur is on a distinguished road
Default

looking good!
Reply With Quote
  #260  
Old 27th December 2018, 07:29
Mick O'Malley Mick O'Malley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 464
Mick O'Malley is on a distinguished road
Default Car Park Capers

I popped out early yesterday in the Micra to collect an Ebay item from Argos in Sainsbury's, but without my camera, which I immediately regretted. On return home I uncovered the A352, grabbed the camera, and pootled back to the, by now, much busier car park to take this.



The nearest corner post was bent almost double, so it clearly wasn't a parking speed impact.

Kids today!

Regards, Mick
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +0. The time now is 20:14.

copyright madabout-kitcars.com 2000-2019
terms and conditions | privacy policy