Minerva....Goddess of Wisdom ?

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Post by Greg Mackie on Thu May 22, 2014 5:07 pm

For the last couple of days I have been 'Down in the dumps'. The passing of Jack Brabham has had more effect than I would have thought...perhaps it was because he was the same age as my Dad [88] when he died? Whilst in a similar 'low', after Dad died, I went and bought my friend's 30/98 Vauxhall.

Well...I've done it again! A car that I have admired for many years needed a 'new custodian', so it now is mine to care for. It is a 1924 Minerva AB.

This fine old lady has NEVER been un-registered in it's life, still wears the original [vitreous enamel] number-plates. I will be the third owner.



Damn!!!!!...What have I done???  affraid
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Post by Bob Bull on Fri May 23, 2014 5:54 am

Well firstly Greg, I have to say you do have that fine lady fully in focus, not something we are accustomed to on this forum from you.

I suppose you could always run coach tours from the look of it, and should ever decide to get married (again?) it would be a splendid means of transport.

Whatever, I am sure you will provide the good home she needs and deserves. G'd onya cobber.
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Post by Greg Mackie on Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:18 pm

This photo was taken 80 years ago [1934]. The chap behind the wheel was the original owner. The young chap standing on the running-board is Brian, the 2nd owner.

Brian sold me the car, which makes me the 3rd owner.  Smile 

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Post by Bob Bull on Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:47 pm

Greg,
A great picture, and in black and white, Pete will be pleased. As a matter of interest how many cars do you own? It sounds like an interesting collection.

I have amongst my treasured memories a CD of interviews I recorded with some of the greats of motor sport including Uncle Jack, I will see if I can work out how to e-mail a copy to you, but if you PM an address I will send a copy of the CD.

How about a short report on the Morgan for BHP, I know that many will be intrigued to follow progress, as they are all nuts about Morgans of every vintage.



And talking of old pictures......................


Cheers,


Bob.
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Post by Damned Nuisance on Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:43 am

Minervas? Aren't they the things the army go on to practice fighting?....
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Post by Greg Mackie on Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:09 am

Not sure how to Minerva around that one, DN !

Does Bob know some young bloke has pinched his bike ?
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Post by Greg Mackie on Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:26 am

Been busy getting the Minerva ready for the VSCCA 70th Anniversary Rally [next month].

As well as needing a set of the correct wheels, the generator was not charging, front shocks weren't working, the plastic [trailer] blinker lights looked horrible, etc, etc. I will not restore the car, however it should be reliable, and nice to drive....and look at.

In January, 2015 it will have been fully registered for 90 years !
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