2015 – French Encounter
Many thanks to Michael Griffiths for sending an overview of his recent trip to France. You can view the article in Events/2015
2015 Car Show – We’re Back!!!
Just a short note to let you know that we will once again be at the Classic Car Show at the NEC this year from the 13th – 15th November. Discounted tickets are available through the club – please watch this space for more information. We will also be demonstrating the members area of the website to club members and some of the content within it. The stand looked fantastic last year (see below) and I’m sure this years will be even better so please come along – we’d love to see current and old members as well as any friends and colleagues that want to know a little more about the car.
Pirelli Cinturato Tyres – advice to owners
|As reported in the last Naylor News Ian Collingwood recently refurbished the wheels on his Hutson and finished the job by getting classic Pirelli Cinturato 165HR 14 tyres fitted. He soon noticed that on steep kerbs while travelling slowly (the entrance to his driveway!) he could hear the rear tyres rubbing on the rear springs. At the Ravenscar weekend, Brian Daniels helped Ian compare his car with others – simply by putting a hand over the top of the tyre and feeling the gap between tyre and spring. The gap on his Hutson was far smaller than on the other cars. Closer scrutiny revealed that the Pirelli tyres – while the “correct” size for our cars – are slightly fatter in the waist than Michelins XAS and others. So the advice is – please make sure they fit your car before buying them. Ian has managed to sell his “as new” Pirellis to someone with a classic Rover 2000!|
|Fortune smiled on Ian when James Naylor suggested at Ravenscar that he be the guinea pig for the set of five Blockley tyres offered to the Naylor Car Club at the NEC in November. Ian is now buying these tyres and running them on the Hutson. He reports that the car is handling as it should and that happily the tyres are not touching the springs. Importantly too, he says, the Blockleys look “right” on our cars (see photo). Ian and Ewa will be at the AGM weekend with their car and so anyone interested can have a close look at the Blockley tyres then.The Club is now negotiating club pricing for members to procure through the club so please watch this space!|
21st Birthday Weekend Update!
Wow – What a weekend it’s been – click here to see an update – more to come over the following weeks…
This year’s classic car show was a huge success and we understand that Les Hinchcliffe’s car has now been sold to a visitor who came to the stand which is a great result. This year’s stand was located in among various MG stands and the reception we received from other stands and visitors to the show was tremendous.
On a separate note Blockley Tyres have very kindly loaned us a set of their tyres to trial on the car – note they are currently wrapped in blue tape – and we will be doing this just as soon as the weather improves on a spare set of rims that we currently have. If the tyres prove to be as good as they look then we will be offering them through the club spares department at a very competitive rate – watch this space for more feedback over the coming months.