Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Some Vintage Rally photos

On Sunday, after going to two car boot sales, we ended up at a third, which was held in conjunction with a Vintage Rally at Scolton Manor, near Haverfordwest.

I wandered round the car boot sale, and found a couple of brooches - one is a Welsh brooch with some Welsh words on it which are proving hard to translate, and the other was a Scottish Miracle brooch in a pennanular style.  That should pay for our fuel for the day.

We met a few Militaria friends there, who had stands that day, and had a natter with them before having a quick wander round the vintage vehicles on our way back to the car.



There weren't many tractors on display, but those that were had obviously been lovingly restored.  I thought of Sharon's (Morning's Minion blog) husband, who would have been poking around these and talking to their proud owners.



I think there is still a bit of work left to do on this one!




My dad used to have a van like this.  His was grey though.  I'm talking about the cusp of 1959 into 1960 I think, if I remember rightly.  We couldn't afford to run a car before that (nor could many people).  I still have very fond memories of the two Triumph Mayflowers he had - walnut dashboards, real leather seats - and the smell of hot leather when I would sit excitedly after Sunday lunch, waiting for mum and dad to get ready so we could "go for a run" in the car.  Usually the New Forest, but sometimes down to Lee-on-the-Solent (our nearest "beach") or sometimes up to Corhampton, to a place called Little Switzerland by us and other locals.


All sorts of age cars were on the field.


Below was a lovely American car - a Nash?  This was its first outing apparently.  The couple who owned it had swopped their camper van for this.



A lovely old shooting brake.



A big American pick up.


Another American car - they must be SO expensive to run with ful thee price it is these days!





Finally, the smallest car there - a sort of 1/4 of a car!!!  It put me in mind of the old powder blue "invalid carriages" that disabled people once had.

Sock knitting still happening, but I have run into a brick wall with the first Fishguard sock and need Pam to come and rescue me - I've screwed up the grafting on the heel and made a right boo-boo of the toe as I kept on knitting (I was enjoying it so much) went too far, unravelled it and then messed up on picking up the stitches to decrease - for some reason I had more on one side than I should have done.  I can see a cake-shaped bribe is going to be in order . . .

6 comments:

  1. Are you sure it's a sock you are knitting?! :-)

    I don't mind looking at old cars and tractors but I just don't get the fascination for Stationary Engines

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  2. Oh, I love the blue tractor :D My Dad had a car much like the blue/grey van. It had one big seat across the front and I adored it. He didn't have it for long though. Poppy would love the American cars, she wants a Chevy Impala one day!!!
    With socks, my friend recommends running a piece of yarn through the stitches before doing a major pattern change so that you can rip it back to that point if it all goes wrong. I've stalled on my sock just before the toe as I have a baby blanket to make for my niece. It's almost finished :D

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  3. Cake? did I hear CAKE? Just tell me when and I'll be there.

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  4. Jim has hung over my shoulder jabbing at the screen with great enthusiasm. He remarked that the Porche tractor is a rarity --at least in this country--he had the next size bigger model on the farm years ago. He argues that the orange car likely isn't a Nash and wants to know the make of the 'shooting brake.' Yes--we would have trudged around such a display for hours and he would still have been 'talking tractors' when I was over it!

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  5. .
    Some of those old vehicles brought back such memories.
    I love knitting socks but the trouble is finding anyone who wants to wear home knitted ones, which just don't last as long as the tough bought ones.

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  6. I don't mind looking at old cars and tractors but I just don't get the fascination for Stationary Engines

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