• Friary estate conversion on a Vauxhall PA Velox

Wagon Trail

December 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The popularity of these types of vehicles increased as social norms changed, with bigger families, slowly increasing family incomes, and improved roads encouraging travel. We saw thousands of wagons in town and country, weekdays and weekends. They were in daily use as working vehicles but were especially noticeable at holiday times, loaded to the gunwales [...]

Ford’s Z Cars

December 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

When I was a young boy growing up in the UK during the late 1950s/early 1960s (born a few months before the formal cessation of WWII rationing), my father’s best mate, Johnny Hamer (who owned and ran a garage in nearby Timperley), drove around in a splendid Ford Zodiac. Compared to my father’s Morris Minor [...]

1937 Lincoln-Zephyr – Riding the Wind

November 30th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Henry Leland founded the Lincoln Motor Company in 1917, after creating Cadillac and selling that company to General Motors, later leaving GM in a huff. Initially, Lincoln did well but was in trouble by 1922. Ford bought the company to acquire an instant up-market model range, although the Lincoln division enjoyed quite a bit [...]