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Vintage car

Postby Carylnz » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:15 am

Grant was approached by a couple when he had the Chrysler down at Heritage Day at Brayshaw Heritage Park. They asked if he and his car were for hire as they wanted to take friends on a surprise vintage picnic in March.
Today is the day and he has headed off, dressed up, to play chauffeur. He picks the people up then drops them off at their destination (they have no idea where they are going or what to expect). He then goes back at 5pm to pick them all up again.

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Re: Vintage car

Postby Angel Fish » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:42 pm

That's awesome :mrgreen:
Could this be the career change? :wink:
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Re: Vintage car

Postby pandacory » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:19 pm

beautiful car. I like the wooden wheel spokes. Grants outfit looks good as well.
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Carylnz » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:29 pm

I just realised he should not have had those ballpoint pens in his pocket! They were not used until the 1940's.

He is already involved in a career change Angel Fish, his first for 43 years, so he is a bit wound up about it but I am sure it will all work out in the end. 8)
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Davy Jones » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:23 am

Oh wow that looks awesome but i'd have to rod it! Do you have any more pics?
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Carylnz » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:43 am

I assume you mean of the car, not the husband? :rofl:
I will hunt out some more as they are on the computer somewhere. I will make an online album.
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Neveraliein » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:59 am

Stunning car! Husband's not bad either :innocent:
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Carylnz » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:09 am

:mrgreen: I will tell him you said that. He will blush!

I have loaded a pile of pics into my Photobucket so have a look here
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Carolann » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:16 pm

Beautiful car how long have you owned it, did your other half restore it or is just been kept in good nick.
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Carylnz » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:34 am

He hasn't got the time to restore vintage cars! We bought it, fully restored, in 2011. I think the previous owner did it about 2001.
He is enjoying getting out and about in it while he is still able. As his rheumatoid arthritis worsens (as it has been slowly over the past 20 years) he eventually won't be able to change gears, or even open the doors :(
We will be joining the Vintage Car Club and going on outings with them too.
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Carolann » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:43 pm

Enjoy it whilst you can, know what you mean about ceasing up. the lovely british weather we are having at present isnt helping anyone, it is so cold here at pres temps in the minus day and night , this time last year UK was having temps of 20deg+ lovely, think we will have a white easter, no chance of the eggs melting. :lol:
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Carylnz » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:17 am

We are heading into winter here but the entire North Island has been declared a drought zone and the capital city, Wellington, has been put on water restrictions with fountains and automated sprinklers turned off. The west coast of the South Island has also been declared a drought zone for the first time since records began (they usually have an average rainfall of 2,000+mm!).
Here in Marlborough we always have dry conditions at this time of year so it is not unusual for us. We have had 2 days of rain so far this year (or possibly since before Christmas) and got 24mm (back in Feb). We have a mean average of 76 wets days annually.
The vineyards are loving it, being in the middle of harvesting. Marlborough is NZ’s largest wine growing region. We have an international reputation for producing the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. We also make very good Chardonnay and Riesling and are fast developing a reputation for high quality Pinot Noir. Of the ten thousand hectares of grapes here (almost half the national crop) one third are planted in Sauvignon Blanc and, overall, we produce 75% of NZ's wines. We have 140 registered wineries (and a couple of breweries), 40 of which have open cellar doors where you can taste and buy. A bit ironic since Grant and I are both teetotalers!
We have been seeing your snow problems on the news as we sit in shorts and T shirts. It will be our turn eventually although it does not snow at my place.
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Carolann » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:07 pm

My favourite wines come from your area Kuki a lovely sauvignon blanc and Cloudy bay late picked resling dessert wine. Yummy.
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Re: Vintage car

Postby Carylnz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:46 am

I have heard of Cloudy Bay but not Kuki. Then again, as said, I don't drink so there are many I have never heard of! 8)
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