6R4 to GR4 Yaris

Decided, this will be every day driver. It’s a brilliant small car, ideal in these times for parking in busy cities, unfortunately its not a hybrid or electric, but sill very efficient. Developed directly from world rally activity with Tommi Mäkinen Racing. It reminds a little of the 6R4 and the…

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Ariel – homeward bound!

Collected the Nomad from the factory on Wednesday. Was an absolute glorious day for collection, arguably too hot, however this soon changed to rain later. Really impressed with the factory and the hand over from Henry. He was very meticulous and witty at the same time. Fortunately, Andrew my son…

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MG ZT260 – Rear Suspension

After spending £8000 to have the front and rear suspension refurbished by a Rally Prep company in Witney, Oxfordshire called RPS Rally, I discovered a major flaw in their reassembly of the rear suspension. I am truly surprised this was never noticed during the reassembly of the car and their…

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MG XPower SV No:115

Overview and Reason for posting: Many moons ago I was excited with everything MG had to offer and one such car was the XPower SV. I ordered the car on launch at the Birmingham Motor Show with a £1000 deposit and then subsequently cancelled as the price increased exorbitantly. Needless, to…

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Nomad in production

2 August 2020: Nomad is now complete, except for the exhaust guard. Will be collected any day now. COVID-19 as we know has affected many. One such item is the Ariel Nomad I ordered over 2 years ago. Well fantastic to report it’s now in production and I anticipate delivery…

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Rain storm in Tung Chung

These pictures are from the 29th floor in apartment block. In front of Century Link they are reclaiming land which looks somewhat waterlogged after and during the storm. You can see reclaimed soil, washing away into the sea. This story is from the South China Morning Post: Flash floods across…

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Nimrod Nostalgia

Nigel May of Nimrod fame has just started a Maritime Facebook Group and its fascinating to see pictures from the period I was on Nimrods (1979-89). It’s also interesting to see the maritime escapades before and after my time on Nimrods, right until the end in 2010. This Facebook group…

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Remembering the CEE63

Owned this car for 3 years and is another I should have considered keeping, seem to be prone to making mistakes. Fitted with an LSD and of course the 6.2 NA V8. In that time I covered only around 14,000 miles and this was in the last year as I…

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