More pictures from Stanford Hall VW show. The Porsche 912 Register display won the best club display award, with what is believed to be the largest gathering of 912s for many years (12 in total I think). It was a good day, great to catch up with friends and all that jazz.
One of the greatest pleasures of this car hobby is driving with your mates. We haven't done much of it for a while, last time for a long time was to wheels day on Good Friday. But a couple of weeks ago we had the fortune to meet up with a couple of pals on the way up to the Stanford Hall VW show. What cars to drive with too - Ad's super-rare Rometsch Lawrence (a coachbuilt body on a VW type 1 pan and running gear for those who aren't familiar) - ably assisted by Ant, and James' '58 UK Standard bug. Both amazing cars that look even better rolling along the road. So on a chill but thankfully dry Sunday morning in May we had a blast, with the Lady Van Wildhorne giving our '65 vintage speed bug the beans.
Occasionally we stumble across old car magazines at boot sales or antique shops. It's quite good fun to buy a stack of them (they normally come pretty cheap compared to those at car shows and swap meets) and then sit at home with a coffee or two, flick through them and look for anything that catches the eye. So it was a great moment (nearly spilled the said coffee) when I stumbled across this September 24 1965 edition of Autocar, and realised that it had a six page road test of the Porsche 912 in it. Having read it, it seems pretty true to our experience of owning one today (albeit our performance is better with the warmed-up motor). Anyway, for those who are interested in such things – especially the 912 boys – here it is... (click on the images to enlarge for reading)