Posts tagged with "February/2018"



21. February 2018
The 1930/31 Bentley Blower No5, which was built using parts of the famous and victorious 1920s Bentleys Le Mans racecars and further improved during the 1930s. It was part of a raceteam from the Le Mans Winner Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin, who sold it to a hunting friend after a Le Mans project failed. Fitted with a more aerodynamically Vanden Plas body and further sold to Mark Strutt, the car became famous for it's speed. Strutt, who had good contacts to the army was timed at 137mph on the Road...
20. February 2018
Triumph Spitfire Lenham mkIII Fastback hardtop before the restoration begun
The MkIII Spitfire with a Lenham Hardtop I bought a few years ago in the Netherlands, a European delivery car that has spent it's whole life between tulips and windmills and wasn't driven since 1982. It stood relatively dry, the car was solid, the engine came to live after some minor work and ran smoothly. But still it was standing around again until I decided to make it this years project. So over the next months, there is going to be some updates of the restoration to come at the new...
14. February 2018
 BMK 723A Lotus Cortina of Bruce Reynolds the Great Train Robbery mastermind 1963
There are a lot of Lotus Cortina around, most of them as historic racecars, maybe more than there have ever been, famously fast, dominating the mid 60s Touring car races. Made to spice up the boring family car image of the Ford Cortina, in 1963, in the first year, before they were a known brand, the speed in an unsuspicious body was appealing to a certain type of person as well. Not as famous as Jim Clark, not that well linked with the history of the Lotus Cortina, one man though strategically,...