Thursday, August 18, 2016

In NQ.

This well travelled Mk.7 is ready to return to its former glory. Bolwell whip, Nanna Baz, will see to that (by remote control from Perth?).
Ron and Murray might be pleased to hear this.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Kapunda - week 90

Outside Mish's lolly shop.

Doing what they do best.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Blast from the past.

The latest on the Bolwell book.

Bolwell Book Update August 2016

Dear Bolwell Club Members and Enthusiasts.
This is the current situation with the Bolwell Book.
We have completed and laid out 280 pages of a 256-page book .
That includes 30 reserve pages to allow for Bolwell Corporation reviews and changes, and  manipulation of texts and pictures in layouts still under review.
The main section of the book – around 210 pages has been finalised and approved by Campbell Bolwell.
The remaining pages mainly comprise Owner Profiles and pictures.

In October last year, Bolwell decided to stop production until the Board and Senior Management had reviewed everything in the book.
Even though Campbell had already approved and signed off on the areas of the book concerning Bolwell.

As a result, a new completion schedule and budget has been prepared for Bolwell.
Essentially, this involves getting sign-off from Bolwell on the now-completed book by end of August 2016 (6 weeks) .
This will enable production, print and shipping of books by end-October 2016.
Campbell has stated he is confident of achieving this.

We have been subjected to increases in costs of every aspect of production from Project commencement in 2011 to today.
As a result, there will be simplified production to a single ‘model’ (the premium version) and the Retail price will be $120.
Club members who have already paid in advance will not be surcharged.

Thanks to you all for your patience.
It has been a long and winding road for all of use, but we are near the chequered flag.

Rob and Nathan Luck”***********  

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Early Mark 5s.

What were they thinking?
To each his own I suppose but here's the Mk.5 in the planning stages with the proposed back window marked out in Texta.
And here it is sitting on drums.
Obviously modelled on this Mazda van.
Finally happy with the results.
There were 11 or so Mk.5s produced like this.
The chassis seemed OK.
Time for a rethink and here's the mould for the new front
Road test around the block minus bonnet.
Here's the real Mk.5 out the back behind the dunny, a great improvement.
And here's one of the South Aussie ones.
The front page of the brochure.
And the back page.
All but one of the early style came back to be turned into the second style. I'd like to know where that one original one is.

It's my blog, I'll post what I like!

A woody?

Grey stuff - 24

When the railways were more efficient.

Basket case.

Just thought I'd weave up a car body this afternoon.

Old habits.

Here's Ranald working on the latest creation.
It's a 350Z he's building with his son, Ran.
and talking about father and son projects, Dan and his dad are bringing Ranald's old TVR back to life.


They're crazier than we are!
And the Bentley has a 9 litre Cummins under the bonnet.