Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.

Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.
Mr & Mrs JB looking very pleased and rightly so..

Friday, 23 June 2017

Rare Mercedes.

We recently took our Heinkel out to be in rare company.

This Mercedes is a 540K, and has a serious providence. – Less than 50 were made and there are said to be less than 5 remaining in the world. Mercedes lent this car new in 1936, (with a little persuasion from Adolph Hitler) to Ernst Heinkel. Its sister car was lent by Mercedes to Joseph Stalin. During the Second World War, the Mercedes was requisitioned by the Third Reich and used by Hermann Goering (The head of the German Luftwaffe)
Heinkel was a long standing plane making Company in Germany, and during the war they were known especially for their bombers. Directly after the war, as Ernst Heinkel was forbidden from making planes, he initially made scooters and then enclosed scooters -Bubble cars. The Red Kabine (ours) is a 1960 model, and the Yellow Kabine a 1964 model- here they all are with their proud owners.

This is real bit of history in Melbourne Australia, a long way from all three cars German deign origin

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas is here.

Christmas is here again, and a J Van is perfect for delivering Santa.



Our Moke didn't get forgotten
And of course, Santa had to go home again.
Happy Christmas from down under

Thursday, 15 December 2016

NATIONAL MICROCAR RALLY


While we were in UK for a holiday we found out that the NATIONAL MICROCAR RALLY was being held. Now that was another must
Heinkel's


Messerschmitt's


Isetta's



Bond's


Bond Bug's



And sundry Microcars

Well worth the trip – there were about 90 Miro cars and it was a nice fine day.
The Event was run this year by the Heinkel Trojan Club UK. A great effort – Well done guys.


Saturday, 5 November 2016

Scotland, a private museum visited.

After we went to the Messerschmitt meet in Kelso Scotland, we were told of someone in Scotland who had a couple of J Vans. Seeing as we were near, we made an appointment to visit.
 Well he didn't just have 2 J Vans he had about 10 J Vans, 2 under restoration, and the rest finished. Not only that, but he had about 500 vehicles in 4 big sheds in his private collection, all dusted off and ready to go. 
Cars, vans, trucks, diggers, and even a tank. Now that is what you call a proper collection.



Thursday, 6 October 2016

Oz visits the UK.


We recently had a holiday in UK and as a Messerschmitt rally was being held, we just had to attend.


The Meet was held in Kelso Scotland and over 40 Messerschmitts were in attendance. They did some long runs (over 90 miles a run) and even though they are old, they certainly are not just show cars. It was high summer in UK, and it could have been warmer. Ah, but we are Australian!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Winton 2016

We have our Heinkel finished now - we had needed to recondition the clutch and gearbox in order to change gears!
We were invited to a Vintage car race day, and displayed our Heinkel (the red one) and found another Heinkel (the yellow one) to invite along to join us.
The race track was some 240 km North of Melbourne, so we displayed the cars together all day, and were invited in the middle of the day to do a few SLOW laps on the track


It was a good outing but a long way to travel - definatly a trailer job for the Heinkel's transport to the show.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

"Morris Register" National Raly, Our Easter treat.

We took the Van away for Easter to a "Morris Register" National Raly. The Rally was some 250 km away, so we borrowed a trailer, from a fellow "J" Van owner
And there were about 100 "Morris's" taking part

We were meant to "Dress for the Period of the Vehicle" so Dust Coats with a "Morris Register" emblem on the pocket seemed appropriate
And seeing as it was Easter, one of the themed dinners was "Dressing with an Easter Theme" - Annette made a good attempt but there was no prize for us, as there were much better attempts by others!