Isle of Wight International Classic Car show. ‘Best in Show 2016’ winner a Standard ‘Big’ 12 presented by owner/restorer Keith Joiner. Less than a handful of this model remain and this car was actually […]
Crossed paths many times – reunited at the weekend! These two Island cars met again after, no doubt, seeing each other regularly in and around Freshwater. Despite the V versus A – the Triumph Herald […]
Average mileage these days is seen as 10,000 per year, yet back in 1961 our car VDL634 seemed to cover 12,262 miles in nine months (28-9-1961) – on the tiny piece of land called the […]
The site of Ryde Garage is now a car park. It is a particular shame as all the other houses seem to be exactly the same. The Methodist Church can be seen at the end of […]
Since the scrappage of the UK tax disc – displaying them as opposed to paying the tax – there has been a whole host of companies set up reproducing the car tax disc for classic […]
Following on from our recent trip to the Isle of Wight and visit to Newport records office, we have an earlier date for the arrival of our car on the Island – and it was […]
A fabulous photo from 1960 showing clearly how near to the sea Ryde Garage on Victoria Street was. This elevated shot doesn’t necessarily show the hill towards the sea but Ryde Pier can clearly be […]
During a recent trip to the Isle of Wight we were able to visit the site of the Ryde Garage, Downing and Donovan and take a trip to the Records Office at Newport. We found new […]
A new/old photo of Totland Service Station – This was the local garage and was used each year by Mr Stimson from 1961. Probably filled up with fuel here too!
Here we are going to look at period photos of Fishbourne and Portsmouth. The scene changed very little prior to 1961-62.