The British Motor Heritage dealer network is our all-important interface with you, the enthusiast, and in this issue we profile Tim Kelly’s popular West Country operation. As you’ll read, he’s not only renowned nationwide for his MG restorations, but has had a major hand in one of the trio of MGBs we’ve built in celebration of the model’s 50th anniversary.
The Austin Motor Company Limited Junior Car factory workers were South Wales miners suspended from the pits due to the onset of pneumoconiosis.
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Motoring Classics Summer 2012
The British Motor Heritage dealer network is our all-important interface with you, the enthusiast, and in this issue we profile Tim Kelly’s popular West Country operation. As you’ll read, he’s not only renowned nationwide for his MG restorations, but has had a major hand in one of the trio of MGBs we’ve built in celebration of the model’s 50th anniversary – keep an eye open for them at this year’s major classic events.
This issue’s Missing Moniker concerns Turner Sports Cars, the nimble products of which are still picking up pots on both sides of the Atlantic to this day, even though production ceased as long ago as 1966. The Classic Character is Sydney Allard, an amazing gentleman who not only designed and built an array of very worthy motorcars, but personally drove examples of them to international success – his Monte Carlo Rally victory in a car of his own creation remains a unique achievement that will surely never be matched.
A valued Motoring Classics supplier, EBC are also a major export success story, the full extent of which has been little reported until now. Better known, but always worth revisiting, is the wonderful history of the Austin pedal cars that were produced by disabled miners at Bargoed, Glamorgan – I admit to being among those of a certain age currently rekindling childhood memories by restoring a J40 in my spare time.
Last but not least, we’ve taken to the skies in a WWII Lancaster – a truly unforgettable experience.
Gordon Bruce, Editor
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Dealer Spotlight: The Tim Kelly MG Centre
The Tim Kelly MG Centre has been a BMH dealer since 1998 and is renowned throughout the UK for the quality of its workmanship.
Red, White & Blue
Those were the patriotic colours chosen for the trio of MGBs BMH has built in celebration of the model’s 50th anniversary. The purpose, aside of promoting the company products in general, was to create versions of varying character that demonstrate:
Motoring Classics in Motorsport
British Motor Heritage MD John Yea reports from the cockpit.
Missing Moniker: Turner Sports Cars
In production terms the Turner moniker has been missing since Jack Turner closed the doors on his eponymous company in January 1966. However, examples of the breed are still collecting silverware and some 317 of the c.670 manufactured exist today.
Classic Character: Sydney Allard (1910-1966)
Some of us are born with petrol rather than blood in our veins. Sydney Herbert Allard certainly seems to have been, and remains the only person to win the Monte Carlo Rally in a car bearing their own name.
You still hear the taunts don’t you? Britain’s manufacturing industry is gone. Nothing is made here anymore. The country is now little more than a service and banking facility these days. Well don’t you believe it.
Happy children, redeployed miners, road safety programmes, 30,000 sales worldwide – the story of the Austin pedal cars wants for nothing.
Leading car trim experts, Allon White Sports Cars of Cranfield, Beds, shares a few tricks of the trade to help you maintain your car interior in tip top condition. Most of Allon White’s work is bespoke in nature, from the complete restoration of the interiors of treasured classics to new car contracts (the company is the approved trimmer for Lotus Cars). Newton Commercial on the other hand is the country’s largest supplier of off-the shelf replacement trim for British Classics.
Gordon Bruce recalls his unforgettable trip in a Lancaster bomber.
British Motor Heritage
British Motor Heritage Limited was established in 1975 to support owners and the marketplace by putting genuine components for classic British cars back into manufacture, using original tools wherever possible. Since 2001, when the company was acquired from BMW, it has been successfully run as an independently owned company.
British Motor Heritage is the largest organisation of its type in the world. With access to unparalleled knowledge, authentic production information and original drawings and patterns, the company manufactures previously unobtainable body parts for British classic cars.
It occupies a unique position since it assembles 32 derivatives of body shells and has built total production volume of over 7,000 for the MGB, MGR V8, MG Midget, Austin-Healey Sprite, Triumph TR6, Original Mini and Mini Clubman using original press tools and assembly jigs.
Tex Motor Accessories have been manufactured in England for over fifty years, and many of our products are still produced in our factory in Witney on the original tooling.
Since their first appearance on British cars in 1947, Tex products evolved over the years to keep in step with changing car designs. The current range includes wipers and mirrors that were original equipment on a huge range of Austin, Ford, Morris, MG, Triumph, Vauxhall, etc. from 1974 to 1983.
Tex are also major distributors of the Renovo car care product range (specialising in hood refurbishment) and Samco Silicone hose Kits.
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