WEEKLY CAR DIARY

Again, a quiet week work-wise but two good days out and a particularly interesting vehicle on Thursday!:-

Monday: Volkswagen Transporter van 2.0TDI 150hp Startline, Leicester to Glasgow with five others. Returned in Ford Galaxy hire car.

Thursday: Reynolds Boughton RB44 Utility Truck, Rockingham Castle estate, Northamptonshire shuttling guests to and from a Land Rover experience event.

What, you have never heard of a Reynolds Boughton RB44? Neither had I before yesterday; it’s an army truck. A full post (and photos) about this blast of a day out will follow very soon!

More time to myself and a suitable weather window meant I was finally able to go out for a drive in my 45 year old Austin-Healey Sprite. Yes, that’s my car in the title photo of this blog. I had not driven it for about three weeks, the longest it has remained in the garage since I bought it last June. Had almost forgotten how much fun it is.

Last weekend, my wife, two grown-up children and I went for a short trip to the Harley Gallery on the Welbeck estate near Worksop, Nottinghamshire. No, we are not art fanatics – they had a Lego exhibition on! We are all big kids really. However, if you want to dip your toe into the world of art this is a very good, bite-sized place to start. The art equivalent of an amuse-bouche if you like, before you graduate to a starter and main course. The gallery is housed in old estate buildings and a smart modern building for the Portland Collection. The best bit is – it is all free! So worth a couple of hours if you live in the area. We had a great lunch in the cafe there too.

Colin

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