Inbetween - now the brakes are done, checked - and ready to go the the Austrian MOT ("Pickerl") appointment and ready for the next year - and on the next dry but not insanly hot day I will drive to school with it.
In a common mid sized workplace, there are not only a lot of co-workers, but also a lot of boring mugs in the dishwasher. Most of them are white, bought from a famous Swedish furniture store and not only is it impossible to know which mug was mine, most important for me is the fact that I was not able to remember if it was washed, if I have got a clean one or if all of my mugs are in the dishwasher already.
The new overview on Triumph Spitfire4 - Mk3 detachable hardtops is now online together with an updated section about those hardtops together with photos of cars, advertisements and more in the research section of this homepage. You can see it here.
A few weeks ago I wrote about a short video, friends of mine made (see here for the old blog post), starring my Triumph. It was their first classic car video, a lot of fun and jet much for all to learn. Not only behind the camera while shooting, there is as much to do with music, selection of scenes and uploading. As it is a learning process, there is now the 2.0 Version out. Sadly the old Video, which had almost 1.600 view in 4 weeks, is gone, but a faster forward going video, more different...
Just seen, has not been shown online here and since was one of the major Spitfire successes, it fits perfectly, at least later on viewed in the blog's archive - here it is. PS: If you want to see older entries of this blog, they are on the left under Blog-Archive or you can use the tags at the end of every entry.
First of all, I want to congratulate Michel to the Spitfire he bought very recently. A early Mk2 delivered new to Austria, one owner for nearly 40 years. It is now back on the road and we are planning to attend a few local classic car events this autumn. So you will be able to see these two Spitfires together and ask yourself, which one would I choose.
In the first blog entry after my summer break I told you, that it wasn't a lazy summer without any car or gardening output and that there will be more (moving) pictures than before - now, there is the first time I can show you first results. It was the first video for me, but I was only the driver, since I couldn't have done it half as good. But for all of us it was the first classic car video and I hope it won't be the last. If so, you will be able to see them here - hopefully soon.
I have found this photo online (see citation), showing a Triumph Spitfire MkIII (1300ccm), as far as I can tell, completely stock, small 3.5 steel wheels, bumper, windscreen and a normal ride height. The rear axle on massiv negative camber in the typical "tuck in". Only the origin of the photo, the bumper on the door and the driver's helmet let you believe, that this car, in this spec was actually taking part in a race.
Notice: It is not a Apal hardtop, as written in the source- fuel filler is in the center - is is therefor a Sebring Hardtop - looks like a William and Prichard hardtop, but fitting for thelate bodied MkIV or 15oo Spitfire.. It is rarely seen, since most of the fastback hardtops were made for the early body (Mk1-3).
I found this on a french website (link direct below the photo), described as an Apal hardtop. I cannot tell you due to the plants and poor quality of the picture, but there is, with some imagination indeed a fuel filler on the left side. Staying outside for so many years sadly won't make an easy job to restore the car - if possible at all.