Yeah, I know it was over a week ago… I’ve been busy okay? Hot Rod Holiday was a pretty cool show and the standard of ride in attendance was generally quite high. Nice to see the legendary Henry Hirise in the flesh after its recent restoration and the rodded Standard Flying 12 was just stunning. …

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I trundled down to a local car boot sale in the Acty this morning and amongst the unwanted crap and assorted household detritus on sale, I found this beautiful Nardi wood rim steering wheel. No idea what the mounting boss is for but I’d guess it’d be something British like an MG or Austin Healey. …

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I rarely buy current car magazines. Instead, I tend to go for period magazines, mainly those published between the early 1950’s and the mid 1990’s. Old car maintenance mags like ‘Practical Motorist’ and ‘Car Mechanics’ complete with their tips and hints, their letters pages and the myriad of adverts, paint a real world picture of …

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AKA DubMania. Two shows in one. Bargain! heaps of interesting machinery to be seen, both modern and old. The attention to detail on some of the VW’s was unreal. We tagged along with the old Honda fans in our Honda TN Acty, which got us there and back without any hassle, and on a pitifully …

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Here’s my 510 peeping out from its long term storage. Hard to believe it’s been five years since it was last out and about! I’ve got an SR20DET sat waiting to go in it… perhaps. I’ve got a rear disc brake conversion and an LSD for it… I’ve got new wings, new door skins and …

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Some more rims for the collection. Some teeny little FWD offset 12″ Watanabes on the left to go on a Daihatsu, and some tasty 14″ Dunlop LM-24’s on the right. Those Dunlops are even nicer in person han they looked in the auction pic. I think they might have to go on my 510…

I’ve picked up a couple of parts to smarten up the Laurel over the last couple of weeks. First up is this Izumi steering wheel. I thought its 1980’s look complimented the C31 dash, especially the slots in the spokes and the brushed aluminium finish. The wood rim wants re-lacquering, so I’ll be doing that …

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Surely, this is the best Trumps card game set ever. I like how literally half the pack are Datsuns, such is their awesomeness! These were printed by a West German company called Altenburg-Stralsunder. I would guessthey date from about 1974, or shortly after, judging by the cars depicted… particularly the inclusion of both the Datsun …

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