November 27, 2017

How our 1965 Amphicar once looked

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Found in the archives of Beverly Hills Car Club sold inventory is our 1965 Amphicar in it’s original colour combination of white with red and white

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Late Arrival to Bridge Classic Cars tonight

Three late arrivals to the workshops this evening as Karr Solutions completed the long journey down from Scotland.

Tackling the wind, rain and snow Ronnie arrived at 6pm to deliver our 1967 Austin A35 van (JOG183E), our 1957 Morris 1000 van (PVA 591) and our 1960 BSA scooter.

We love a bit of history with our cars and as our 1957 Morris is sign written up for A J Sutherland of Portsoy it seemed only right to search the web to see what we could find.

And it’s great to see Sutherlands of Portsoy still going strong to this day, ‘supplying the finest fish for over five generations.’

And in amongst the amazing images on the Sutherlands Of Portsoy Heritage Gallery we’ve discovered two pictures of our Morris. Having spoken to Elaine and Maurice at Gourmets Choice (Sutherlands Of Portsoy) they’ve have explained the story behind our Morris.

An image was discovered in the archives of grandfather Sutherland sitting in one of the original A J Sutherland vans.

As part of a recent re-marketing and re-branding campaign, the Sutherland family decided to replicate the original image using a classic vehicle with Maurice sitting in the driving seat.

Due to the quality of the original image, they were unable to use this in their campaign but a family friend owned a classic Morris that he kindly donated for the shoot for them to match the branding.

Elaine has kindly sent us the original image to which this campaign was all based around. We believe the vehicle to be a Vauxhall.


How our 1965 Amphicar once looked

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Found in the archives of Beverly Hills Car Club sold inventory is our 1965 Amphicar in it’s original colour combination of white with red and white interior.

The pictures were taken on 5th November 2015.

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Another little gem hidden away in a barn…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We were invited to view a fantastic little gem tucked away in a barn in Suffolk today.

This early 1970 MG Midget has been dry stored for a number of years and is one of the most solid examples we’ve come across.

Hopefully sometime in the not-too-distant future she’ll be brought out for a sympathetic restoration to get her back on the roads.

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Snow falls on Long Melford’s Olde Christmas fair

Source: East Anglian Daily Times

The first Long Melford Olde Christmas fair has been hailed a success by organisers, with more than 1,000 people turning out to the event yesterday.

The entire village centre was covered in snow for the occasion, by 10 snow machines that lined the main street, as crowds welcomed Father Christmas and two of his reindeer and donkeys.

Carol singers and a silver band entertained villagers and their guests before the event culminated with a lantern parade at dusk.

Emma Butler Smith, who is on the organising committee, said: “It was brilliant, absolutely fantastic.

“It’s the first time we have done it, but the hope is that it’s the first of many and it becomes a big village tradition.

“Everyone loved Father Christmas. People have been in and out of the shops…the pubs and cafes have done a roaring trade.”

The event has been funded by grants from Long Melford Parish Council and local businesses, as well as donations from residents, and funds raised through the sale of raffle tickets and bake sales in the run up to the event.

Any remaining funds will be used towards the costs of next year’s fair.