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Morris Minor Van

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The gentleman who owns the van used to work for PJ Evans in  the Jaguar and Rolls Royce parts department. When the vans were taken out of circulation the staff were allowed to bid for them and so he got this for a bargain price.
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He has owned the van ever since and it is still used as a working van. The sides have only been redone once and that’s when the whole van was given a re-spray.
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Kathy Ling

12970832_961357813948093_6320429143071721585_oKathy Ling has been a member of the Shropshire M.M.O.C since it began 40 years ago, she first discovered Morris Minors when she went on her first date with now husband of 50 years. She remembers the date clearly; having to push a broken down Morris Minor up Coleport Bank in high heels.

In 2000 there was a push for people to do something different, Kathy had always wanted to do a London Marathon. So she took up running and has now been running for 16 years.

When she first started Kathy joined the Wrekin Road Runners and competed in her first run in Wolverhampton with getting lost (29mile), 3 marathons’ all together. Next she went on to the Berlin Run with Wreckin Road Runners which was a 6hr plus run but the people were vey supportive and the atmosphere was great. Kathy also went on to do a London Marathon, a midnight run around Norway, Moscow and St Peters which happened to be her favorite thus far and not stopping there she went on to Reykjavik and did 3 races in one day (impressive).

At 65 she did 3 triathlons but kept falling off the bike due to inner ear problems but that didn’t stop her; she went on to do the Ben Nevis Marathon at -3, which Kathy said “ I wont be doing that again”, this was from Morecombe bay to Grains over sands.

On Kathy’s 70th she had done 124 races over 12 months, her favorite being the More Care Challenge which was a ½ marathon across four different rivers. Kathy informs us that her next run is at the Faroe Islands, which is also a ½ Marathon.

Not forgetting in June Kathy will be running another ½ marathon in June to help raise money for Matthew Cooper who is a 11 year old boy from Telford who during the summer holidays last year became suddenly ill and taken to hospital. Which they later found cancerous tumors on his brain and spine. Matt had major surgery at Birmingham Children Hospital but due to complications suffered strokes, which has left him paralyzed, unable to breathe for himself or talk. Matthew has been there ever since and won’t be allowed home until his house is suitable for his needs. So if you would like to help bring Matthew and his parents get back home then you can sponsor Kathy Ling on her run at the following link.

(https://www.gofundme.com/b8kcagys)

 

 

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Russ Carpenter Update ~ 11.08.15

It’s time for another Russ Carpenter update!

See our last update post by clicking here or read more of the cars back story here!

We thought we’d update you on the Russ Carpenter Racing Car, where it’s been and where it’s going!

We had cacklefested the car at the Hot Rod and Custom day at Beaulieu so the car needed some essential maintenance doing before we went away to race. All seemed fine and we went to Santa Pod with high hopes for a good weekend. Unfortunately when driven under load the car wasn’t performing’

‘After a lot of diagnosis and fault finding we deemed the old 35 year old magneto ignition system was failing so we’ve sent it away to the US to be remanufactured. We did however manage to partake in the annual evening cacklefest at the event’

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‘In August we have 4 large events we are attending over 3 weekends.

– 16th of August we are one of the main attractions at this years Cranleigh Classic Car show having been asked to do an arena demonstration of the car. We plan to cacklefest the car infront of the press and show goers.
– August 22nd is the 5th Annual Camberley Car Show in the heart of Camberley. With over 10000 attending last year its sure to be another busy day this year.
– August 29th and 30th we are on static display at the Wings and Wheels Show at Dunsfold Aerodrome.
– August 31st we have been invited as guests of honour to the Victory Wheelers’ Hot Rod & Custom Car Show

– Andrew Carpenter

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Classic Cars

The making of a very modern MG ~ Birmingham Post

‘Modernising classic cars is a fast-growing business with everything from the Jaguar E-Type to the Jensen Interceptor treated to a modern makeover and an Oxfordshire specialist is giving MGs the same treatment

Frontline Developments started life in 1991 as a parts company for classic MGs, founder Tim Fenna setting out to improve the cars’ underpinnings with a view to providing a better driving experience’

Click here to read the article!

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