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..

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Seasons greetings from Australia

We wish all vehicle owners a fantastic time with family and friends.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Another Australian van for sale.

A MORRIS COMMERCIAL J VAN 1949 is for sale on e-bay Australia. http://r.ebay.com/5LTr6F









This is the 5th oldest J type van in the world, built early 1950.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

An event to look out for!

Guess who is leading the way, why none other than the great JB but not in his JB. Still maybe the 2016 poster?

Monday, 8 December 2014

A JB van for sale in Sydney.

Up for sale is an old 50s era Morris Austin van,
They've become a rare and collectible vehicle and would be a great project for someone who wants to restore this back to original or convert to a rat or hot rod
I bought this from a deceased estate and was informed that it was running prior to being stored over 25 years ago
It is complete and has a few spares, there is rust in the body but the chassis structure is good
The van is located in Sydney at Rozelle
I'm willing to help with transport and loading if required
If you want any further information call Mike 0419 800 700
Check out e-bay Australia.








Saturday, 6 December 2014

J vans for sale.


This J Van was for sale at a swap meet in Bendigo Victoria
The sellers mobile phone number is 0418311459
My contact (Peter Greening) was at the Bendigo swap meet and saw the van. I understand the Van was complete, but needs a full restoration
The asking price is A$7,000.00.

Currently on e-bay.
An ex bread van, shabby on the outside, all restored in all the other places.


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Air Show at Avalon Airport

Our Army Moke hasn’t been out for a while, so when we were invited to be part of the Press Preview of the 2015 Australian Air Show at Avalon Airport, we jumped at the chance.
Three World War Jeeps, a Humvee, and our Moke.

There were lots of planes on display in the hanger, and we had lots of flying displays.

Even a FA 18 took a 18 minute flight from its base 1000 km away – and turned up at the front door
In all a good day out




Sunday, 9 November 2014

HISTORIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW.


Today was the day of the annual HISTORIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLE show in Melbourne.
The “Historic Commercial Vehicle Club” publishes a magazine and Andrew scored front page.
Last year we had 5 J Vans, the year before we had 7 J Vans, but only 2 true believers attended today (Andrew and Us).


Our Van looked good reflected in Andrew’s nice shiny hub caps.

Lots of trucks and busses, but if you want EVERYTHING this fuel tanker had you covered.

The old Morris trucks were well represented with 3 nice (1949) LC Trucks


And we even found an old magazine (1963) with an advertisement for goods delivered in a J Van.


In all a good day out.








Monday, 6 October 2014

The new toy is now at home.



Well the ship carrying the Heinkel finally arrived last Friday and a few days later after it was inspected by Australian Quarantine, we were told we could pick it up. Off to the docks with our empty Messerschmitt trailer, and there was the Heinkel. There was n
o damage incurred on its long sea trip.
It was the talking point at the depot, but we loaded it and sat it next to our Messerschmitt when we returned home.

There is a lot of work required, but it has traveled half way round the globe, so we had better get on with the work. I expect it to be on the road in early 2015

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The latest news on the Heinkel.

The actual car is still sitting in a container, by now it should have changed ships and be on its second leg of its journey.
If the current data is correct it has missed the connecting container ship and is still sitting on the quay side.
At least we have some good news, although the steering wheel centre was missing one has been found on E-bay USA, the car is a late one and was made/assembled in Ireland hence the special I on all the badging.
A real lucky find.
We will keep you posted once we know where our new little car is!

Friday, 15 August 2014

A new toy is on the way to us from the UK.

We haven’t had a new car in our garage for a while so we have been looking.
We were looking for a Heinkel, but as none were imported into Australia (except private imports) few were being sold. We bid for a few on E-Bay UK, and at last we were successful.
We bid and won a 1960's Heinkel.
We flew to London, hired a long wheelbase Ford Transit, and arrived to view the car in Devon.
Let’s say the words on E-Bay were extremely kind to the description. The car had been brush painted, and it only took a very short time to compile a full page of “missing parts”
We resolved to continue, and loaded the car into the Transit.
We then drove back from Devon with our new toy on board and parked it in Roly's drive way. He had been volunteered to hold it for us pending our getting a permit to ship
To import a car to Australia you need an Import Permit, and that takes 20 working days. At the end of the full 20 days, the permit was issued.
The car was collected from Roly's drive way and taken to the shippers yard, where it had to be put in a container for transit to Melbourne Australia. The Ship (MSC Lauren) was last seen departing Felixstow UK and heading for Portugal, and it is due in Melbourne October 2014.
When we see it next we can really have a good inspection of what we have bought, order the missing parts and get our new toy on the road.
Current location of the ship with our new toy as of 10.45 am 15 August is,
New location, docked in the port of Sines, as of 20.25 Saturday 16th August.

Now along the north African coast heading for the canal. Thursday 21st, 20.20 GMT.
New location, the Read Sea! 26/8/2014.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The racing Messerschmitt.

"I took the Messerschmitt to a car show and Race meeting.

The Austin 7 Club hired an old race track for the day, to run some Historic car racing. The Track is about 200 km north of Melbourne, and when I got there I joined a Reliant and a Goggomobile. Lots of racing and lots of cars in the show. Our group made a spectacular display when we were invited to have a few laps of the circuit and I lead the trio. The Messerschmitt even got a prize for “Outstanding Spectator Vehicle”"
video


Monday, 19 May 2014

National Motoring Heritage Day in Australia.

I took the Messerschmitt to a Car show to display its new side carrier for the first time
It was National Motoring Heritage Day in Australia.

Our Messerschmitt proudly showing its side carrier and a German flag for its heritage.
There was a good turnout of cars, and here are a few that caught my eye.
A nice line up of Austins.
A nice Chrysler.
A Model "A" Ford.
Of course Model "T" Fords.

Rovers.
A nice Vauxhall.
And many more nice cars
It is Autumn now, so we are getting near the end of the Car show season here in Australia.