Druridge Bay Vintage Rally~August 2017~finale

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Riley was a British motorcar and bicycle manufacturer from 1890. Riley became part of the Nuffield Organisation in 1938 and was merged into the British Leyland Motor Corporation in 1968. ln July 1969 British Leyland announced the immediate end of Riley production. My Mum had a lovely little blue Riley Elf when I was a kid, I have fond memories of that car, but haven’t seen one for ages now. At the rally they had a Riley one point five, which looked similar to the Elf from the front

but the Elf looked more like a mini from the side and rear. Nice to see this anyway.

The Triumph marque had its origins in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann of Nuremberg formed S. Bettmann & Co and started importing bicycles from Europe and selling them under his own trade name in London. The trade name became “Triumph” the following year, and in 1887 Bettmann was joined by a partner, Moritz Schulte, also from Germany. In 1889, the businessmen started producing their own bicycles in Coventry, England. In 1930 the company’s name was changed to Triumph Motor Company. Triumph could not compete with the larger car companies for the mass market, so decided to produce expensive cars, and introduced the models Southern Cross and Gloria. When I was a trainee Nurse, my first car was a Triumph Herald. The key ignition didn’t work in it so every time I needed to start it I would lift the bonnet and push a rubber button which fired it up. Good times! These two shots are of the Southern Cross vehicles.

Not sure what this next one is, I should take notes really, but as it’s got a crank handle to start it up I think it’s one of the oldest we saw. As a by it’s also for sale, there’s a note on the side window advertising it for £10.500!

Jaguar is the luxury vehicle brand of Jaguar Land Rover, a British multinational car manufacturer with its headquarters in Whitley, Coventry, England, owned by the Indian company Tata Motors since 2008. The 1960s Mark 2 became one of the most recognisable Jaguar models ever produced.

Seddon Atkinson Vehicles Limited, a manufacturer of large goods vehicles based in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, was formed in mid 1970 when Atkinson Vehicles Limited of Preston was acquired by Seddon Diesel Vehicles Limited of Oldham. In 1974 the firm was acquired by the American giant International Harvester, and in February 1983 it was purchased by the Spanish group ENASA which made it a subsidiary of Pegaso. In 1990 it became part of the international commercial vehicle concern Iveco who used the brand for various types of specialised vehicles in the United Kingdom. The range of models produced included EuroMover, Pacer and Strato, which are aimed at refuse collection, recycling and construction operators. The Oldham manufacturing facilities were shut-down in 2004, and the offices were closed at the end of 2006.

Merryweather & Sons of Clapham, later Greenwich, London, were builders of steam fire engines and steam tram engines. The founder was Moses Merryweather (1791–1872) of Clapham, who was joined by his son Richard Moses (1839–1877). The company celebrated their 362nd anniversary in 2008 and is still going strong as far as I can tell.

So that’s it for vintage vehicles, stay tooned for the next report which will feature dogs, sheep people and birds. 🙂

 

35 Comments

  1. Great shots, FR. I love that old lorry. Took me right back to my youth.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete. Funny to think of our younger years as vintage!

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      1. I used to have toy versions of those lorries, and the fire engines. 🙂

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        1. I hadthe ambulance! Dinky cars were fab back in the day. I also had a James Bond Aston Martin that fired red plastic missiles and had a ‘steel’ plate pop up at the back so you couldn’t be shot from behind! Happy Days 😀 😀

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  2. Timothy Price

    Cars and trucks I’m not familiar with. Nice to learn about some of them.

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  3. Love the vintage vehicles. I often watch the Mecam auctions on tv just to get a glimpse of them.

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    1. will have to google that! Cheers GP.

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      1. Hope you didn’t have too much trouble, I gave you a typo – it’s Mecum

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        1. I typed in the typo but it still brought up the right thing. Mecum have a youtube channel which is very drool worthy!

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  4. Nice little series, some fab vintage vehicles and history.

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    1. One day I’d like to do Cuba and see all the ones still going!

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      1. Yeah, I’d love to visit Cuba.

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  5. All the old cars look like they’ve come straight out of a movie!

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    1. It wouldbe grand to do a whacky races with them! 🙂

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    1. checking it out!

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  6. I’m more of a dog person than a car person but your shots are always so lovely, and I love your commentary.

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    1. Thanks Jay, next post there’ll be a plethora of dogs!

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  7. Gorgeous…Triumph has the car for the way you are!! :)…cars just aren’t as cool any more…loving the fire engine too (fire engines and ambulances…what it that with me? 😀 )

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    1. Men in uniform? 😉 😀

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      1. Hah!I hadn’t though of that…I was thinking more of disdter and mayhem! (might all lead to the same thing in the end though…!)

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        1. Never forget having a fire in my kitchen and all the firemen turning up, then the police 🙂 My lad was jumping up and down singing Fireman Sam and I was in my sleep T shirt which had happy pigs on the front of it.I kept trying to hide them incase the police thought I was being rude! Thiose firemen though, well hunky-dunks!

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          1. Oh thats sounds like an actual fantasy I could have!Stealing it 😀 😀

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          2. Feel free, but don’t do the bit where I have to scrub all the black stuff from the kitchen walls for 3 weeks after :/

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          3. Hah! ..I am picturing some nice young men doing that bit for me.. 😉

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      2. ..disadter!…I really have to slow down!

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        1. Haha I do the same! Delete delete!

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  8. They sure don’t make cars like they used to.

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    1. Sadly 😕 thanks for the visit RJ Styles.

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  9. Those are all great looking vintage vehicles. ☺

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