Well here we go cos I want this to be a GREAT year following the awful COVID stop and all the rest, not to mention the UKs STUPID Brexit own goal and Putin the invader. So a quick recap and then a new date is added as follows, WATCH THIS SPACE.
Category Archives: Van and transport
More pictures from Le Mans….
Le Mans 24 hours – WHAT an amazing experience
The City of Le Mans is stunning with a beautifully preserved old town full of bars and eating houses. Our Hotel LePrince was also a great discovery inside a renovated area of the town with several bars and attractions as well as an art exhibition and a wellness spa attached to the hotel. And theContinue reading “Le Mans 24 hours – WHAT an amazing experience”
Le Mans 24 hours here we come (but the weather is not looking good)
Well it is almost time to head north for the wonderful Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race. Of course the car race is more famous but I much prefer 2 wheeled racing so bikes for me! The car race uses the full circuit so some national roads must be closed, whereas the bike race usesContinue reading “Le Mans 24 hours here we come (but the weather is not looking good)”
Coventry Transport Museum
As all British readers will surely know the UK Midland city of Coventry was very heavily bombed during the Second World War. Indeed a verb was born “to Coventry” which means to raze to the ground. The Midlands was a major target (second after London) because it was the UK home of vehicle manufacturing andContinue reading “Coventry Transport Museum”
My Vito and I prepare for our next UK trip…
My new-to-me 2017 Mercedes Vito 116 gets better as I get to know her more and I start to work out all of the clever tech that she has onboard. For instance I now know almost all of the functions on the dashboard (and there are loads) and I am really enjoying the excellent combinationContinue reading “My Vito and I prepare for our next UK trip…”
New Waxoyl spray, what a fantastic product..
Many years ago my Dad and I used to apply Waxoyl to his car once or twice a year. He always used to run British cars and I remember several Morris and Austins culminating in his Austin 3 Litre and then a lovely Rover SD1 V8S and so on, Dad was very faithful to UK-builtContinue reading “New Waxoyl spray, what a fantastic product..”
How quickly automotive technology is advancing
My newly-purchased 2017 Mercedes Vito is packed with technology and recently I drove her the 15 km from Amalfi to my garage and I then returned to Amalfi in my cherished Audi S4. The S4 is 2005 vintage and the S4 was a very expensive car new (more than 50k UKP), top of the range,Continue reading “How quickly automotive technology is advancing”
My new Vito, what a van…
I recently drove to Italy from the UK with my new-to-me Mercedes Vito and goodness, WHAT a van. This Vito was delivered in 2017 to the Mercedes Maclaren Formula One team in the UK to support the race team throughout Europe so she is LHD but with British number plates in special order colour MercedesContinue reading “My new Vito, what a van…”
Red rocket and I head to France to her new owner, what an emotional journey…
I had contact with a lovely guy from French France who replied to my advertisement and wanted to buy my beloved red 2009 Vito. We exchanged emails and photos and messages until we agreed on a price and then he was looking for a delivery company to collect the van so I offered to deliverContinue reading “Red rocket and I head to France to her new owner, what an emotional journey…”