Tag: Retro

Another year…another RRG

Another year...another RRG

Afternoon people of the internet.

We another year of summer shows has passed….ok, ok, the Summer is not over but most shows have been and gone.
After blowing the last engine, then replacing it and then to find the Head gasket had gone I decided to just enjoy the car during the summer months. This did mean the Supercharger install was on hold for now, which is understandable!

GFB Developments have tried to attend most shows this year, Retro Kings @ Snetterton, Retro Show @ Santa Pod and Retro Rides Gathering to name a few.
The GT has also been used as a daily and even taken on a weeks holiday to Devon, it also performed faultlessly and took the 500 Mile round trip totally in it’s stride. It is of course why we put a modernish lump in it.

So as the summer draws to a close, the winter months kick in and I intend to use them to complete this Charger install once and for all!
I guess you are wondering about the other motors?? Well the Capri was MOT’d then parked back in the garage (A waste I know but the summer has been just too wet). The beetle…erm, Yeah it drove around the garden ONCE then broke down…But it’s a project and that is what happens when they stall I guess. The same can be said for the Austin, which decided it would not like to start a few months back, so she’s again on the back burner.

The Passat is still in daily use, as is the MX5 but this has changed a little…including being destroyed/swapped/rewired.
There is a new member to welcome to fold including a new motor, but more on this when we actually see it.


More later.

Back from the Gathering

Back from the Gathering

Hello internet folk.

Yes GFB attended, together with Racer86.com and some other friends.
Words cannot express how this trip rocked, not only the show but the camping and the general atmosphere. I’d like to have lots of photos to show you, but again I fail! I was too busy enjoying the show or the company to even remember to get the camera out.

Over the next few days I will grab some photos off other attendee’s that will show you what an EPIC show you missed.

Retro Mania

Retro Mania

Another weekend…Another car show
This time we headed over to Telford for the Dubs mania/Retro Mania show…

If I’m honest I was a sceptic about this show, mainly due to the modern content and the types of people this attracts…I like cars, I hate trailer trash.

Have you ever noticed when you arrive at shows for camping your group cannot decide where to pitch? We this time was no different, apart from the fact our chosen place was the Show stand area…PERFECT!

The usual pitching tents, followed by the odd drink or 2………Sorry odd bottle or 3. Car banter obviously came with this, but other things that I won’t digress seem to happen…Trade stands do seem to be invisible after 2 bottles of Jaeger though (so does returning your tackle after toilet trips too I hear).

So on with the show, like usual I didn’t take any photos mainly because I’m shite and there are plenty of sites that have covered this. Instead I took some shots of our camping area, which was diverse to say the least ;-)

Most of the GFB Mascot of course.

So what else do we have to report?

Well the Capri ended up having major surgery due to the previous numpty welding over nice fresh steel!!! However this was sorted and as a present to myself, I have booked it into the Paint shop for the frontend to be sorted :-). This should all be complete by the Retro-Show @ SantaPod, as you can see we are making it our mission to attend most of the camping shows this year.

Any other business?
Well yes and no….
The Little Austin finally gets it’s turn to be on the road, the old girl has been pushed back so many times but with the Capri going off the road I’ve booked some time for her.

The MGB GT is more of a Winter project as it’s in my garage, plus I really want to sort the Austin first.