Some photos from Bob Dyke. They show his car in pristine condition after years of restoration.
Peter Turvey informs us that the Veteran Car Company dating plate for Stanley #7644 arrived the other day, now fitted to LH toolbox.
This sun soaked event was a great success. It was attended by John Rhodes, Harold Bell and family, John and Anne Dyke, Bob Dyke and Claude, Richard Hounslow and Dee, Dudley and Lynette Watts, Chris Busk, Barry and Sandra Herbert, Peter and Sarah Hounslow with son George, Mark Drake, Michael Parr, Don and Lesley Cook, Brian Smallwood and June, and the hosts Les and Pat Nelson.
steamcarnetwork team members are at the tour. They have sent in the latest in a series of photos from this sun soaked event.
Steve and Dean the Directors of Steam Traction World took there two Stanley Steam cars to London. They helped out at the Garden School Summer Fete, held at Burton Court which is in the grounds of the Royal London Hospital and the home of the Chelsea Pensioners.
The latest photos from the Cotswold tour.
Don Bourdon of Bourdon boiler works now makes and sells the Stanley steam car pilot as manufactured by the late John Packard.
This is the most common and most successful pilot used in the Stanley steam car burner.
Dudley Watts has sent in these latest photos from the tour. Dudley had a sight glass gasket fail and in a heat wave did not enjoy the repair. Bob Dyke's 1903 White steam car is in the first photo alongside Dudley's Stanley steam car , model 735A Condenser. Mark Drake's Stanley steam car model 740 Roadster condenser is in the second photo.
Well, OK, you're quite correct, the star of the photo isn't exactly steam driven - however, lurking in the distance of the picture, set in the magnificent Close at Norwich Cathedral, are three Stanley steam cars - (left to right) Model 70, Model K, Model R. The 70 was being driven by James Barron with Christine Calver, Ollie and Liam as co-drivers, navigators - whatever. The model K was driven by Russell Yeomans, ably assisted by his wife Wendy. The model R appears to have been abandoned, while it's driver Basil Craske chats to someone about a Locomobile.
Oh yes, nearly forgot - the car in the front is a 1953 MG Midget TD - owned and driven by John Oliver.
We had all successfully completed the 65 miles set for this year's Charles Clark Rally which is an annual event. The steam cars and the MG all behaved and performed perfectly (of course).
The Cotswold Gathering starts this Sunday. It is an event for Steam cars and Veteran cars to attend.
The gathering is run each year by Les and Pat Nelson. Let's hope for good weather for all those who attend.
Pat is in the center of top picture and Les is holding a glass up in bottom picture.
News has come in that Steam Cars can finally take part in competitive motorsport once again. One such person who will put this to their advantage is Dr Bob Dyke, who took his 1905 White Racer Rebuild Whistling Billy to Chateau Impney Hill Climb last weekend. Below is a video of him preparing for that event, courtesy of BBC Spotlight.
Ludwig Fruehauf has just sent the following photos. Steam Cars in the wet and hail. Photos taken during the Schnauferl Event held in Melle.
A busy week comes to an end. All the steam cars completed the week, as did most of the petrol (gas) driven cars. It is now time for us all to go and enjoy a last meal and to say thank you for a well organised event. Thank you to all the helpers, without them the event could not be held.
A busy day for all the drivers and cars at the Schnauferl Wander Fahrt tour in Germany. A mixture of petrol (gas) and steam driven cars took to the roads.
There are Steam and petrol (gas) driven cars from eight countries at this important event. Many old and new friends enjoying their hobby.