You Just Never Know What You’re Going To Find !
Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 24th May 2020
If we were multi, multi millionaires, as classic car enthusiasts, I'm sure we'd have a fantastic collection of classic cars in heated storage on our estate in the countryside. How many of us have had that dream when we've bought a lottery ticket in the newsagent and then sitting down back home with a coffee and maybe writing a list of the top ten cars we'd have in our motoring stable ! Back on earth, as nice as it is to dream, some of us are lucky enough to own one or maybe two classic cars. Some because of finance, family commitments or just having no room to spare, visit shows, buy magazines or hopefully come and visit My Classic to see the latest car photos we've added ! Well we do hope so !!! With 15,000 photos, we're adding new photos each week taken over the years. We've often bought collections of photos from collectors fairs and antiques shops and have enjoyed rummaging through boxes of old photos just to find one of Uncle Ted is his Morris Minor 1000 ! These photos are then each individually scanned in, identified and labelled and usually the clarity isn't as clear…
The 2020/2021 Scalextric Club has arrived!
Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 21st May 2020
From just £40 per year for UK residents and £56 for international members, you can access exclusive products and competitions, plus a whole host of benefits. This includes a Club exclusive slot car and the 2021 Scalextric catalogue (available January 2021). Plus, you can enjoy a 10% discount off Cars and Accessories* on the Scalextric website! *Exclusions Apply The MK1 Escort was THE touring car of the late 1960s and early 1970s. But it also found success in longer races, with John Fitzpatrick and the rapid Yvette Fontaine, driving this chevron sponsored Twin-Cam machine to success and 2nd in class at the 1969 Spa 24hrs. Exclusive competitions and slot cars From pre-production samples to race tickets, these exclusive competitions have something for everyone. Plus, we will be offering club exclusive cars for every club member to purchase.* *Exclusive to Club members for 18 months, after this it may be sold at a premium price to the general public in the unlikely event of stock still being available. Click here for more details https://scalextric.hornbynews.com/2DJZ-1L9YE-6VRTMF-11J2R6-1/c.aspx
Rolls Royce Motor Cars: Achieving Perfection on Every Scale !
Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 21st May 2020
Sir Henry Royce once said, “Small things make perfection, but perfection is no small thing.” It is in this vein that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presents to its clients, perfect scale models of Cullinan, the marque’s stellar SUV. As daily driving pleasures have been curtailed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some other of life’s little luxuries have come to the fore. An authentic 1:8 scale replica of a full-sized Cullinan, in which every detail is reproduced with absolute perfection, can now be enjoyed by clients around the world, in the comfort of their own home. Far more than a mere model, each miniature Cullinan is individually and painstakingly crafted by hand, to the client’s specification, from over 1,000 individual components. This process can take up to 450 hours – over half of the time required to build a full-sized Cullinan at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex. The replica is hand-painted using Rolls-Royce colour-matched paint, then hand-polished to the marque’s exacting specification; the coachline is even applied using a fine brush, just as it is on the original. Clients may choose from a palette of around 40,000 ‘standard’ colours, or replicate their own personal Bespoke finish. The fully-functioning exterior…
THE HONOURABLE CHARLES STEWART ROLLS
Posted By: Simon Sage | Posted On: 29th April 2020
“Motoring, ballooning, aviation, all owe much to the pioneer work of Charlie Rolls.” – Flight Magazine 1910 On 4 May 1904, the Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls travelled from London to the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England. Following the advice of fellow Automobile Club Member Henry Edmunds, Rolls had arranged to meet an engineer named Henry Royce. He was a man whose British-built motor cars were said to embody qualities of refinement and silence, the very qualities Rolls so eagerly sought in the cars sold through his London-based business, C.S Rolls and Co. The meeting took place at a time when full public support for the motor car had yet to be won. And when the first heavier than air machines had taken to the skies, courtesy of the Wright Brothers in December 1903. It ended with Rolls returning to London in a borrowed Royce car, waking his business partner Claude Johnson at midnight and proclaiming to have “found the greatest motor engineer in the world”. Few would have guessed this event would begin a partnership that today stands as a symbol for something very special in the respective fields of motoring and of aviation. For the grilles of the finest…