Whoops! I've been slacking.
Saturday 10th December 2022
As 2022 draws towards its close, I have suddenly realised that I haven't posted a single blog on this website during the entire year. So I am rushing to make amends. Looking back, it has been a fairly quiet year but nevertheless, it has been great fun. Most of the weddings have been local which suits me perfectly. I love driving the vintage cars but longer runs do require more effort. Without power steering and servo-assisted brakes, you have to work harder.
Having said that, I did take one of the cars on an extra-long journey last June. The Vintage Austin Register held a big rally, near Leicester, to celebrate the centenary of the Austin 12/4 coming into production and we drove up there to join in the fun. It was just over 100 miles and it took about 5 hours, driving slowly on minor roads with appropriate stops for coffee and lunch. Just under 100 of these fine old cars came along, many of them travelling far longer distances than us. It goes to show how reliable these Austin cars are.
I am writing this on a bright, sunny morning but it is absolutely freeing outside. The temperature is struggling to climb above zero degrees! I have deliberately avoided any bookings this winter because the cars have no heaters and the cold draughts make them quite uncomfortable. But I am looking forward to some lovely wedding trips when the weather gets warmer.