Dumfries Guid Nychburris 2017 - LA10 and LD10

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Dumfries Guid Nychburris 2017 - LA10 and LD10

Post by Simon Hyslop » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:01 pm

On Saturday 17th June Dumfries held its annual pageant which commemorates significant times in the town's history. It's been a Royal Burgh for 831 years now and our local vintage car club thought we should turn out to support the evening parade.

I had my LA10 out and my friend John Ronnie was a couple of cars behind in his LD10. My car did just about ok but the slow pace resulted in some sooted up plugs and a temperature gauge at "boil". However, with no fan or water pump it was no shame to the car . The good weather resulted in a turnout of thousands and it was all good fun.
If the title has you confused, it means "good neighbours", as Dumfries was reputed in the past to be a place of good neighbourliness - unless you were on the wrong side of Robert the Bruce!
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Re: Dumfries Guid Nychburris 2017 - LA10 and LD10

Post by Phillmore » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:13 pm

Very nice! Is that an A40 or A50 Cambridge behind?
Andy

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Re: Dumfries Guid Nychburris 2017 - LA10 and LD10

Post by Norfolk Lad » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:31 pm

DVLA check 1956 Austin A50 Cambridge

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Re: Dumfries Guid Nychburris 2017 - LA10 and LD10

Post by grahamemmett » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:10 pm

I believe NFM 465 is Ron Allen's old car.
What have you done?? It was a lovely bright two-tone blue :-)
Originally the standard Lanchester "drab grey" he rolled it after he got a road cone trapped between the tyre and the wheel arch. He bought it back off the insurance company and his nephew - who was a paint sprayer by trade, resprayed it. He subsequently went one to respray his SP250 pea green, his Special Sports two-tone brown (NTT 400 - it's portrait hangs over my desk) and his two 1905 Renaults bright yellow and bright blue. What a character!
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Re: Dumfries Guid Nychburris 2017 - LA10 and LD10

Post by Phillmore » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:24 am

Would that be the pea green SP250 I often see in my neck of the woods?
Andy

1954 Conquest Mk1, 1956 Conquest Mk2, 1957 Conquest Century Mk2, 1955 Austin A90 Westminster

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Re: Dumfries Guid Nychburris 2017 - LA10 and LD10

Post by grahamemmett » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:25 pm

I can't think anybody else would paint an SP quite like that. Now owned by Richard Law
Graham Emmett
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Re: Dumfries Guid Nychburris 2017 - LA10 and LD10

Post by Phillmore » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:46 pm

I spoke to the owner last year outside my local country pub and he said it was painted that colour as no one would want to steal it.
Andy

1954 Conquest Mk1, 1956 Conquest Mk2, 1957 Conquest Century Mk2, 1955 Austin A90 Westminster

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Re: Dumfries Guid Nychburris 2017 - LA10 and LD10

Post by grahamemmett » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:12 pm

No they wouldn't!
But actually Ron Allen had it painted this colour so other road users could see it - after he'd had a collision!
Graham Emmett
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