A feast of automobilia
from Singers to a Lumbergini!
The lead photo of the Bantam Rooster hood ornament can only be a trusty
little singer. With a 750cc
overhead cam engine. Possibly more power than 948 Morris.
And the other end of the singer with a classic plate. In England they
have a license registry where
one can track your cars journey through life. Unlike North America the
of your auto stays with it till the wrecker comes.
Graceful lines make this little beauty a favorite amongst collectors.
A montage of a hill climb at Mount Douglas in Victoria . (Clockwise from the top)
Jaguar in full
racing trim, A brave lad offering up a new 300SL to fate, Billy Foster
coasting back down the
hill...a light cross sprung, powerful beast made quite a sight hurtling
up the hill.
Finally a little Cooper making charge in full song. All great fun in
the early 60's.
"The Hat" ...a project for the local NAPA dealer (ya think?) for a May
28 parade. Amazing
what a fella can do with an old lawn mower some 1x1 and some 1/4"
Staying with wood..."The Lumbergini"!
All made from wood and licensed for the road. It caused quite a stir in
the motor vehicle
department during certification!
An early version of the "Lumbergini" The cycle fenders on the front
so Terry built a set of sweeping fenders that were attached to running
board; much better.
Terry also redid the the trunk area with a proper lid, putting the
A friend of Terry's John Hill-Tout said the trunk is now big just big
enough for half a ham sandwich and a change of thought!
All ready for a sporty jaunt!
A local machine called the Frigidaire, 'cuz he made it from, an old
sit kinda sideways, no shoulder room. Really small, really light. He
found a Datsun
Automatic for power, and an Austin 7 front axle. It is really cute, and
This photo and the two following are Mossport in the early 60's
A typical scene that was repeated all across North America in
1960 amateur motor sport.
A well worn Austin Healey getting tied down for the ride home. Other
than a single hoop
roll bar, not too much in the form of safety gear.
Terry's trusty Morris Traveller...sporting racy Vega wheels!
Not Quite finished yet but...
Terry seems to have a Greyhound buss parked in his driveway...look
close, those are go kart wheels
in front??? Actually built for parade work...and one
passenger/driver. It is 1/4 scale 10 feet long 3 feet high. All
rear wheels are driven through belts and shafts with full Akermann
stearing. 220lbs without the driver.
The little buss on the top is a piggy bank scale model that was used
for the plan. Funny thing
Terry missed this in the first batch of material he sent me...he says "
Don't know how I
missed it on my list, the bloody thing is taking up a lot of garage
...well someone has to drive the bloody thing!
Great when things come together! Terry hacked up a couple of 16"
bicycles, used the pedal hub, rear
forks, chain etc. for drive, and built a front axle/steering system.
The rest is plywood. It came out at just
around 40 lbs., and survived every kid in the neighbourhood, plus
visitors, for - 8 years. I had entered it
in a woodcraft show in Kamloops, where it was ignored: not innovative
enough. It was on its
way back when a trucker saw it cross docking in Kelowna; "Gotta have
it!! My granddaughter needs that car!!
I will pay anything!" and I never saw it again. Worse I can't remember
what I spent the
money on. In all the time it was here, it was never rolled or damaged,
and at one time
I saw four kids on it, having a great time.
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