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Drive Classics Club

If you’re a regular visitor here you would have no doubt seen my previous post about the Drive Classics meet last year held at the glorious St Michaels Manor Hotel. Well Sunday was the second event and it just gets better. Despite having a quick visit planned we stayed for a couple of hours and […]

Chopping Body & Paint

Dogs, well that how it started. You see my other half loves dogs (mainly scruffy dogs) and I by default now love them too. Her social media is full of dogs, dog artwork, dog rescue, dog treats. She started following a local artist doing some beautiful wildlife (and dog) illustrations who happened to also be […]

Mr Torquer

Here’s one to look out for, hopefully hitting the strip at Dragstalgia later this year. Mr Torquer. A piece of UK drag racing history, revived and improved by current custodian Paul Dawson. We first saw it in primer ready to be painted by Steve of Chopping Body and Paint and couldn’t believe the interior detail […]

25 Years…

That’s how long Type 2 Detectives have been trading. Restoring and selling vintage Volkswagens and everything that goes with them. Styles have been, gone and come back again in some cases. As the purchase prices of the vehicles have risen in line with their rarity, the quality of work and parts available has risen too. […]

UK Nationals

October 2018, Santa Pod Raceway. The UK Drag Racing Finals. The finale of the drag racing calendar. Which I completely forgot to post! However, with some killer cars turning out and a fantastic social event to catch up with lots of friends it still seems fit to post, even if I am 6 months too […]

Film number 2

I glossed over some errors in the last post about my home developing experience with my first film. While happy with the results. And I mean the happiness associated with the realisation that I took a photo, developed it and wasn’t faced by a blank piece of emulsionless film. I did make a couple of […]

Meanwhile at Pie

Spring is here, almost, and the season of cars and coffee meets has kicked off. I feel a strong sense of hibernation through the winter. Sometimes I think if I got given a massive cardboard box with some holes in it I’d quite happily snuggle down inside the safe confines of a cosy airing cupboard […]

I’m not a hipster but..

I’m not going to start buying all my favourite albums on vinyl or get a fixie bike. But the genuine interest in developing my own photographs has been burning in the back of my mind for years. It seems everyone (but me) had a darkroom at school. Maybe i just didn’t find mine. It was […]

Swapmeet

Happy New Ye…. oh wait. Its March already. But yes the first event for us as such, today, was the brilliant open day at Greatworth Classics combining with the first of many (we hope) DDK Swapmeets. Life before eBay was very different. If you wanted to buy used car parts you’d have to actually buy […]