Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Glorious Goodwood

We were flattered that our car was deemed worthy for the Cartier Style et Luxe Concours at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which this year featured  a "120 years of the Stanley Motor Carriage" section. Our Model 607 spent the event  on the Cartier Lawn in company with a 1903 Model B Stanley (class winner) 1909 Mountain Wagon, 1914 Model 606 Roadster and a 1923 Model 740B - plus a supporting cast of Rolls Royce Silver Ghosts, Fiat 500 variants, Ferarris, Aston Martins and a host of super and hyper cars - what a mix!




Thursday, 18 May 2017

Watch this space.....

Bust busy busy...with Heritage Lottery Fund projects for Crofton Beam Engines so no time for Steam Cars. Next  outing will be to the Wiltshire Agricultural Preservation Group rally  at Oare, near Marlborough on 10 and 11 June.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Ready and waiting



Rolled  the car out of the garage this afternoon to lower the hood and take some photos for the2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed event entry form. Car is all ready and waiting;  sidelamps repainted and looking much smarter, winter protective renaissance wax wiped off  the nickel plating, fuel and pilot tanks levels checked,.  Only needs boiler and tank filling with water plus fuel topping up - and enough spare time to steam up the car - which may not be until early May as busy with Heritage Lottery Fund grant application for  Crofton Beam Engines 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Spring is coming

Keeping an eye on the long range weather forecast and waiting until we are definitely clear of frosty nights before filling the car's boiler again. Even though we have heaters on frost setting  in the garage, don't want to take any chances.


Meanwhile tidying up and treating the odd bit of rust on the (non-original) Lucas side lamps so the car will look smart on Drive-It Day,  Sunday 23 April when we will be off to the Royal Oak at Bishopstone



Sunday, 12 March 2017

Ready, steady go.....



This week we collected the car after  her check over by J R Goold Vintage Steam Restorations, all ready for the 2017 season. Although Stanley is MOT exempt, we feel that it is always a wise precaution to have an occasional check over by an expert. The car's steering has been tightened,  both rear band brakes relined, and an extra steam valve added for the water lifting siphon (I  connected the original dash mounted siphon valve to  a stack blower  in 2015 after a fuel vapour 'bang' whilst standing outside the garage).  All we need now is  warmer, frost free weather and we will be out and about again. Meanwhile there is paint  touching up  to be done, the car needs a good clean and the side lamps a coat of black paint.


Monday, 6 February 2017

New Year Resolutions

Car is currently tucked up in the garage for the winter, but in a couple of weeks will be taken to the Goold's workshop for a pre-season check over. Although MOT exempt, we feel that an independent check is a good idea. Meanwhile the search for a correct 1914 Stewart speedometer for the car continues.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Out and About

Its been a busy summer so far, and the Stanley had been out and about quite a bit

Drive it Day at the Royal Oak, Bishopstone, Wiltshire to start the season



Then the Dampf In Melle German Steam Car Tour



Back home again and a little outing to the Ramsbury Brewery


And to our local show and rally, where we won a prize