Whatever happened to 2019?
Sunday 29th December 2019
I knew I had been neglecting the blog lately, but I was quite shocked to discover I haven't yet posted anything in 2019. In my defence, I have taken on the role of editor of the Vintage Austin Register's magazine, so the Heritage Classic Cars website has been somewhat overlooked. So, what has been happening? Well, there were a good number of weddings, the cars were as reliable as ever and we had some fun. What more could you ask for?
The cars haven't required any significant work this year, just the normal, ongoing maintenance such as oil changes, new antifreeze, lubricating the grease points and various other bits and pieces. I did notice that one or two people seemed to be having a little trouble getting out of the New Zealand car, so I removed the rear seat and built a frame in order to raise it a few inches. It was a bit like looking down the back of your sofa and stumbling upon hidden treasure because, hiding under the confetti and other detritus was a customer's credit card! It had been lurking under the seat for two years without being discovered. Perhaps I should check down there more often!
In the past, I have included a few photographs of my blue car on the website, but these have now been removed. The car is an on-going restoration project and hasn't been in regular use for some time now. It would probably be reliable enough to do the occasional wedding, but I don't really want to risk spoiling somebody's big day, so it has been withdrawn from service for the time being.
The new year is just around the corner and my 2020 wedding season starts in March. Just enough time to get the cars into tip-top condition and ready to go!