Month: May 2017
The Daimler Conquest of 1953 was so named because it was priced at £1066, the date of the Norman Invasion of England, while the 1954 Daimler Century was so called because of its 100bhp engine.
The first permanently enforced one-way street was applied to Mare Street, Hackney, London in 1924. There were no recognised one-way road signs at the time and so a banner was suspended across the road declaring “One Way Traffic – No Road This Way”
The highlight of the club meeting on 6th April was the delivery of the grille badges – long awaited but worth waiting for!
The design, chosen from the competition for the new club logo, was by Barry Dennis and to recognise his work, Peter Underdown presented a certificate and a complementary grille badge during the meeting. Well done Barry.
Also in April’s meeting, we passed around a questionnaire about club events and communications. The results are summarised in this month’s Classic Chat. Thanks to all for having a go and have a look at what you said!
On the day of our monthly run (21st April), Alan, who organised the event, went into hospital (we all wish you good luck and a quick recovery) but this didn’t stop Alan and Margaret planning a great route from the restaurant Morena, through Urcal and on to Velez Rubio for a coffee. Ken and Jaqueline stepped in to lead the group and did a great job at short notice.
In all 38 members and guests arrived at the residence of El Presidente y su encantadora esposa, for a ‘bring and share lunch’, featuring the ham won by Dickie, which he shared with the club.
On 30th April we supported the 950 Classic Car Club, at Bar Laguna, for their monthly informal meeting. Always good to see friends old and new. It’s getting to be a regular get together – why miss out? Come along next time!
Lots on for next month, so get cleaning and polishing!