This page of the website  contains Teal News from May 2016


Francesca setting out to join Spider Run 2 (2014) in Violet. Soon after this picture was taken we were caught in a torrential downpour ( an experience familiar to all Tealers) near Cirencester, with stair rod rain blown horizontally by a gusting gale for 40 minutes; we climbed out of the Teal at our hotel in Stroud, as others Teals arrived for the rendez-vous, absolutely soaked but happy - we had passed the first test.... all Tealers will know the feeling!

Who are the famous duo below from the 1950's?

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RULES OF RESTORATION

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Ron Arnold's handsome Teal Type 35 in the south-west...

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Bob Mills, Teal Owners' Club Chairman, in his self-built Teal Type 35 Grand Tourer 'Red Baron' on the Spider Run 2 From Scotland to Cornwall; Bob has been Tealing for more than 25 years to all corners of the UK, and most destinations in Europe...

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Andy Dutton, Teal Owners' Club Secretary is the lucky owner of self-built Teal Type 35 boat-tail 'La Tecla'; Andy is a 25 year+ Tealer who has explored most corners of the UK, and also the Continent in beautiful and powerful La Tecla. Below: Andy and June arrive in La Tecla for the start of the Llandovery leg on Spider Run 1:

What an experienced Team, Bob and Andy, guiding our Club

and there's more:

Phil and Dot at St Michael's Mount on Spider Run 2 - Phil demonstrates that he has paid and displayed the car park ticket, though lovely Dot, our Club Treasurer and Membership Secretary claims to have paid for it - and Phil's ice cream... Dot and Phil, long-term Tealers both, are just back from Normandy on the Teal summer Continental run...

Phil happy at Land's End at the climax of Spider Run 2

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And there are two more Tealers who have probably led more Teal adventures in the last 20 years than anyone else in their sensible way. These are Captain and Mrs Sensible themselves, Glen and Maggie, in their fine Teal four-seater Grand Tourer ( with hood). But these are not mere wimps: they have also owned a Teal two-seater boat tail (now 'Vital Spark') and a Mike King Type 59 Replica (both without hoods...) Here are Glen and Maggie on Spider Run 2 in their well-travelled Teal (also called Captain Sensible...)

Glen coined these golden words, illustrating the essence of Tealing:

We know not where we're going,

It's the road that will decide;

It's not the destination,

But the glory of the ride.

Glen and Maggie

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The Tealers in France - late June 2016


An adventurous fifteen Tealers in eight cars set off for France on 19th June, first assembling at Colin and Irené Andrews' lovely home near Oxford before heading south for Portsmouth...

Waiting for the ferry on the dockside - Le Havre next stop.

At Etretat, on the Normandy coast...with the Memorial Church and chalk sea arches painted by Monet . Tealers on the trip included Dot and Phil, Neil and Pam, Colin and Irené, leaders Glen and Maggie Sensible, Tommy Gunz, Rupert and Jean,George and Helen and John and Wendy...

The Tealers were welcomed to a delightful Norman chateau by the lovely French family who owned it ...with members of the family seated in Neil's four-seater Type 35 grand tourer Phoenix...(also photographed below)


Au Chateau

Beauties and the Beasts: family daughters try to make off with Captain Sensible (lucky chap), but are hounded down by the hunting dogs ...

On long-distance Teal trips such as this one a tool kit is a necessity, and the convenient space behind the seats in the boat tail is a great place to stow tools and cheeses. Here the basics have certainly been covered.

Fine Teal line-up on the Normandy coast....

 

  Teal line-up at Fécamp 

 

Welcome home, Tealers all . Thanks for these photos are due to our special correspondents in Normandy, Neil and Pam - merci, nos amis...


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LONG-LOST TEAL RE-DISCOVERED ABROAD

This unique one-off Teal was specially built in the 1980s by Bob Jones with Peter Farrell (his chassis welder) for the Farrells... and disappeared abroad in 1989. It has doors and running boards - ultra rare for a Teal! It is Teal of the Week No 64, and has apparently been sitting in a barn in Belgium for the past 27 years. It has now been purchased by splendid Tealers David Brown and Janice ( already Type 59 owners), and will shortly be returned to UK - excellent news! It naturally requires some work to make it roadworthy again. Watch this space for more details in a few weeks' time. Bravo, David.

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LINKS

There's a new page of Links to other interesting Teal, Bugatti or Classic Car websites - click on three pages from the end Links page on the index below left, then copy and paste your chosen website....

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A RARE BEAST

Most of us do not have one quite like this:

Bug Defender spotted by Tealer Ron Arnold - thanks, Ron, she's unique (I hope)!

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Small Note of Great Interest

From 18th - 26th June a group of intrepid Tealers are heading south for rural France in the best traditions of Summer Teal runs, under Sensible guidance, seeking culture, landscape, tranquillity, good food, a glass that cheers, companionship - and occasionally petrol. We wish them bon voyage, and look forward to sunny pictures of lovely locations ( and Tealers).

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Comment

Many items and pictures have recently been moved to the Teal News 13 page of this website. A Teal News 14 from June 2016 page will also shortly be introduced...

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TEALS AT PRESCOTT - 2016

Over the late May bank holiday many Teals came together from all over our country for the La Vie En Bleu meeting at the home of the Bugatti Owners' Club at Prescott, near Cheltenham. The splendid array of fine cars, Tealers and tents made a major impression - judge for yourself from these pictures of stylish classics in fine weather. Thank you Jean, Rupert, Neil and David for the pictures...

No hoods required....

Double rows of Teals...

Teals and Tealers fly the flag for The Teal Owners' Club ...

Dizzy was there with happy owner Vincent. Dizzy has enjoyed some recent updating in the most capable hands of our skilled, friendly Teal engineer David Ward, who himself enjoyed the trip in his magnificent Dolly (DNA). Oh, and I've just noticed: that's a neat place to rest one's coffee mug....

Colin and Fiona's Vital Spark enjoying the sun - C. and F. run our TOC Club website at www.tealownersclub.org - thanks from all...

Tealers relax in the Gloucestershire sunshine...

Vincent sizes up a little beauty ...

Angelo on Pole

Rupert and Phil take a temporary break to look at some nearby fine steam engines...

A line-up to be proud of....

A glorious sight on a happy weekend - and in an appropriate location....but the fun didn't end there. John Honey-King then led the Tealers on a glorious tour:

TEALS ROAM GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND SHROPSHIRE

At the Cotswold Air Museum; sharp-eyed viewers will have noticed that the front two cars are not Teals, but very welcome members of the Teal Owners Club.

Aviation enthusiasts will have noticed the Gloucester Meteor jet fighters in the background. Your correspondent was lucky enough to train on these beauties as an RAF navigator at RAF Stradishall in Suffolk in 1964, and here we are below in Meteor Night Fighter Mark 14s in training colours:

(Nothing to do with the Teal Tour, but the pull of nostalgia was too strong for me to resist...) Back to the tour:

One of the many joys of rural Shropshire is admiring a tail of Teals snaking up the Long Mynd, one of A.E. Housman's glorious Blue Remembered Hills; here on top of the world Phil and Dot greet the camera from their glorious blue remembered Teal.

Shropshire is well provided with many fine stately homes, and Wendy and John Honey-King being a Shropshire couple were able to lead Tealers to some of the finest...

The air blowing across the high hills along the Welsh border is uplifting , and therefore condusive to gliding. Among the company were skilled air pilots Neil and Colin. We must ask if they became airborne.

Speaking of Colin, it is well known in Teal circles that he is rather fond of his grub. Colin has never knowingly passed an open feeder, and here the lovely Puddle Jumper outside Mr Bun The Baker bears silent witness to Colin's abiding search for sustenance.

Puddle Jumper (and Colin) are two of the most respected and senior members of the Teal Owners Club - what a beautiful Teal, with a magical split screen windscreen. Colin's not bad looking too.

Mind you, Neil Bridges wasn't far behind Colin in the British Bun stakes. Here Neil's splendid four-seater Phoenix awaits his guiding hand. Thanks for these happy photos, Neil

Onwards to Ironbridge and Bridgnorth, traditional Tealing country...

Altogether a great Teal Tour, culminating in a happy three-course meal for all Tealers at John and Wendy's lovely Shropshire home - Tealers say a warm thankyou to Wendy and John King for navigation, friendship and hospitality...


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TWO INTERESTING CARS FOR SALE

Both Now Sold  - October 2016

from same owner

CAR 1:

Owners Description:

GLB 61C 1965 BUGATTI REPLICA 1600 ( EX KEITH LIDGERWOOD'S).

WHITE. EXTENSIVELY TRAVELLED. IN NEED OF TLC.

MUCH HISTORY. NO MOT. HISTORIC VEHICLE THEREFORE NO TAX REQUIRED. RUNS WELL.

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CAR 2:

Owner's description:

JJM636W RARE LH DRIVE 1981 RUSKA BUGATTI SPORTS 1600.

BLUE. GOOD CONDITION. AGAIN NEEDS TLC.

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OPEN TO OFFERS FOR BOTH OR SEPERATELY

BOTH NOW SOLD - OCT 2016

 

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Some Fine Blue Teals...

Teal Type 35B


and Teals of many other colours too!


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TEAL FOR SALE - ISLE OF WIGHT

I believe this Teal is for sale - she's Isle of Wight based and about £14K. Angelo has the details and more photos. Thanks for the heads up, Angelo....

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The Duke of Westminster presents Bob Jones with The Queen's Award for Industry for the design, manufacture and sale of Teal sports cars in Manchester. (1988)

 

 

 

 

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Many photos and much Teal info has recently been moved to the 'TEAL NEWS 14 from May 2016'  page of this website... 

 

 

 

 

 

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ODE FROM THE GREAT GLEN 

 

In Praise of Teal Girls 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    TEALER  GIRLS           
 
 

 

 
There's something about a Tealer Girl, it's rare that she complains
Though she sometimes sits for hours, in the sun and the wind and the rain
A brush through the hair, fix up the lippy, she's good to go again
Not for us those delicate creatures who's lives are all satin and frills
Give us the girl with a sense of fun, who lives for adventure and thrills
Let's have the girl with a gleam in her eye who views the far horizon
Who likes a good laugh and a drink or two, so it's really not surprising
That the girls that we've got are the creme de la creme
Maybe the best in the world
You can keep the rest for we've got the best, just give us a Tealer Girl.

 

 

An ode from the heart, for all Tealers, for all time. Thank you for putting our thoughts into words, Captain Sensible, you old Yorkshire romantic...

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oops; amendment : - very fine Dave Bellis Onyx

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35B built by Philip Searle 

(Note the suspension = 35B) 

 

 

 

 

 

T35B  Ex Philip Searle / John Williams 

now the mount of  lucky and wise  A. Halabi in London 

 

 

 

 

Ex Keith Lidgerwood/John King Teal Type 35 'Silver Streak'  in Ludlow Castle, Shropshire. Note the wheel spats.

 

 

 

 

 On the Teal Tulip run  to Holland, (Amendment 2): Neil captures the scenery with Pam in Phoenix, while Aaldert leads from the front in his Type 35.  Note: Aaldert's T35 is an an ultra-rare left-hand drive Teal.

 

 

 

 

 

 The Teal Owners' Club (TOC) President's Trophy, usually awarded annually for a year. It's a model in bronze of a Bugatti Type 59, and quite beautiful.

 

 

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Bugatti Type 35 refuelling  - looks like it had quite a large tank...

 

 

 

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NETHERLANDS  RE-BUILD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Holland distinguished Tealer (well,two Teals actually) Aaldert has been carrying out a major re-build on his unique (and very beautiful)  Type 43 Teal.   This has included major work on the engine ( Triumph 6/2500 ), gearbox and  drive train including the rear axle... here are some photos of the details:

 

 

 

 

 Checking out the cooling system


 

 

 

 

 Special oil filter kit

 

 

 


 

gearbox and prop shaft overhaul 

 

 

 

 

 

Triumph engine rebuild and re-installation 

 

 

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We're just back from lovely Malta (OK, I'm biased, Francesca is from Malta), where several  Tealers have spotted  this fine Teal parked outside their excellent Classic Car Museum at Qawra.  It's a sort of come-on to lure visitors into the museum, and it works. The Bugatti badge probably helps.        

 Brian   30.10.2016

 

 

 

 

for more information on this Teal (formerly UK registration HNZ 5433) see Teal of the Week No 31 on this website... 

 

 

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FRESH  AIR  TEALING (PART 1) 

 

Further down this page you will see a feature on fresh air Tealing. Distinguished Tealer (and Teal Owners' Club Sec ) Andy 'The Enforcer' Dutton (better be nice to him) has sent us some pictures of  La Tecla crossing the border from Spain to Portugal on the 2015 push south....

 

 

 

 

in front of Andy and June in La Tecla are Dot and Phil and (leading) Rupert and Jean... fresh air Tealing in style.

 

 

 

 

 

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TEAL  RE-DISCOVERED  IN  GERMANY 

 

now for sale,  and designated Teal of The Week No 151

 

Tealer Wolfgang Knupfer sends us news of a re-discovered Teal  now for sale in Germany :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang warns that she is not at the current time street legal in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 The asking price is 45,000 Euros. Here is the link to cut and paste:

 

 http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=232446820&isSearchRequest=
true&scopeId=C&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&makeModelVariant1.makeI
d=4350&pageNumber=1

 

 Does anyone recognise  Teal PUG 306 P ?  Would be grateful for any reply on the Discussion Forum on this website - thanks.

Thank you, splendid Tealer Wolfgang for this information. This Teal has now   been designated  Teal of The Week No 151.

 

 

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Info: Early Ian Foster Teal NDM960L, built in 1984 and one owner ever since is for sale on Ebay.  For photos see Teal of the Week No 111 on this website.  (Thanks, David W.) Note: Auction ends Monday 10th, 2101;14 bids so far (Monday 2018), reaching £9000 at the moment with 43 minutes to go...SOLD FOR £14,100 (24 Bids). About right?

 

 

 

 

How Big is Yours? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob (L), Club Chairman, and Andy, Club Secretary, compare sizes; June, wisely, is saying nothing.

 

 

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Fresh-Air Tealing  (Part 2)

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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London rendez-vous (Angelo and David) 

 

 

 Coffee break: Type  35 or 37 - you decide (I can't).

 

 

 

Ideal workshop? 

 

 

 

 

 

 EB Colormeter.  Small Printing read vertically states:  Teal Motors  Altrincham Cheshire  England

 

Another quality trim item produced for Bob Jones of Teal Motors 

 

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What's special about 25th September? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phoenix

 

 

It's Tealer Neil Bridges Birthday.... will he sit in majestic Phoenix and eat his fruit cake, or play one of his lovely melodies on guitar on You Tube, or take a sunlit trip with Pam into the Yorkshire Dales? Whichever, we wish this fine young Tealer all the best for the years ahead, and thank him for his good companionship down many happy Teal trips...

 

and below two of more Neil's fine Teals - and his Mike King....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At David Ward's Egham garage yesterday (21 Sep) I was delighted to see four Teals: Dizzy, Gigi, David's own DNA, and the splendid Teal Grand Tourer  ('The Cream Cracker'), repatriated by David B and Janice after 28 years in Belgium - a fine car re-discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

My main purpose at David's was for my MG TF: a cleaning underneath, de-rust of surface rust and then waxoil of key areas, as well as the annual MOT test.  I also spent a delightful day with David chatting about all things Teal and much else, and drove back happily, with the top down and the wind in the hair, through sunlit September Surrey and Sussex - all Tealers will know that feeling of joy on the winding minor road, surrounded by open  fields and woodlands, and a with  a responsive car in one's hands - a total delight!

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 2016: TEALERS  IN N. WALES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4th to 7th September,  21 Tealers * met up in Llangollen, North Wales, for a Teal  club get-together organised by Glen and Maggi, with a magnificent wind-blown drive round the hills and  narrow lanes of rural Wales, preceded by a day out in two rented narrow-boats on the Llangollen Canal, and by a visit to the local car museum. Emphasis was also  on the social side in the Chainbridge Hotel, built right alongside the impressive, noisy,  fast-flowing, rocky River Dee in spate.

 

Above: at the front our Club Secretary Andy (La Tecla) greets the new day, as does John 'Honey' King in the background, while in the second photo our Chairman Bob (Red Baron) is all set up for a Le Mans start... 

 

 

 


 

At the Llangollen Car Museum on the Sunday, three wise men (well, John, Colin and George) admire Tealer Vince's magnificent Onyx ( a little jewel ) with Teals beyond...the Onyx is also seen below:

 

 

 

The Onyx's beautifully-finished 1400 cc K-Series engine is shown here. Vince is a perfectionist, and it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

On the narrow boats on the beautiful  Monday it quickly became clear that  two Tealers stood out as to the rudder born, captains of their vessels:  Colin and John.   Others, including notably your correspondent, belonged to the crash and bump school, as they zig-zagged erratically downstream, colliding with anything that obstructed their passage....  Here are the natural stars, and their shipmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuesday Teal Run departed at a leisurely 1000, guided by Glen and Maggi, who led us up into the hills via the dramatic Horseshoe Pass, then  threading via a good B-road through attractive scenery to join the A5 and a pit stop for coffee (and Vimto) at the Country Cooks Cafe at Corwen (good car park too).   As we swung north in close formation dark clouds gathered, and we pulled into Betys-y-Coed for exploration and lunch - hoods went up and tonneaus went on as the drizzle continued (well, we were in Wales after all).  Our leader (Captain Sensible) was reasonably confident that the skies would clear after lunch, and so it proved:  A wizard return run through narrow lanes, snaking hill roads, cattle grids and sheep hazards ensued, ending back at Llangollen town for ice cream, Coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cream teas with Earl Grey (not all at once).

 

The splendid Tealers on this welcome Welsh gathering were Maggi and Glen, June and Andy, Dot and Phil, Irené and Colin, Jean  and Rupert, Janice and David, Pam and Neil, Wendy and John, Bob, Vince, George, Francesca and Brian. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sensible Teal Tourer 

 

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DUTCH  TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  NEW  TEAL TYPE 43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teal colleage in the Netherlands Aaldert  Postma has been on a five-year mission to design a new Teal Type 43, commission the car and have it  built in the UK by Mike Hall,  transport  it to Holland, re-engineer the 2500 Triumph straight 6 motor, sort out  the transmission system, commission a totally new 1920s-look hood, install electrics and instruments,  trim and paint the beauty and then put her on the road for trials.  His dedication has been rewarded in August 2016 near Amsterdam when this magnificent Teal Type 43 finally took to the roads  as seen here on its trial run  - with no faults found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delightful result, with Teal badge proudly displayed at the top of the radiator mesh, deserves the highest praise.   We congratulate you, Aaldert, for both the concept and the determination over several years to make this fine Teal a reality.   She makes an admirable companion for your other Teal, her splendid  sister Type 35 below.  Bravo! Een uitstekend resultaat!

 

 

 

 

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TEALS  AT  HANWORTH  AND  UXBRIDGE 

 

 

Over the summer in the South East, Teals have been prominent at the Hanworth and the Uxbridge Classic Car shows.... 

 

 

 

 

Four Tealers in particular have lead the charge - Angelo in his lovely Type 35 Pur Sang (above)  and ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in his splendid Teal Type 59 (above) with impressive new windscreen .... and David Ward in his lovely and powerful DNA or 'Dolly' (below) :

 

 

 

 

 

 also our Club Sec Andy Dutton in the impressive 'La Tecla':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the photos, Antonio..


 

 

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ANOTHER TEAL RE-DISCOVERED

 

New Teal of the Week No 150 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-discovered in Somerset this month (August 2016) is this early Teal Type 35, fibreglass but with a steel bonnet; unusually for an early car it is  complete with a Triumph 6-cylinder 2000 cc motor, and is for sale at £10,000....

 

 

 

 If you'd like to discuss buying  RTT626 W, our new Teal of the Week No 150,  call  evenings or weekends on  07856 055226 .

 

Thanks to The Teal Owners' Club Website at www.tealownersclub.org for the info, Colin

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TEALS - Mid-August 2016 

 

 

Last month Neil and Pam of Phoenix fame joined Colin and Fiona  (Vital Spark) at Tealer's John and Wendy's in Shropshire for a few days of Tealing (and eating).  Here Fiona and Colin come face-to-face with a sheep drove up John and Wendy's drive - luckily Vital Spark can take it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pam was chosen (unsurprisingly) as Miss Shropshire Honey,  promoting the good stuff  on John and Wendy's Shropshire Honey stall ...

 

 

 

 

 

and a trip to Stokesay Castle led to Tea for Six ( L to R:  Pam, Colin, Fiona, Wendy, John - and Neil on camera) 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Pam prepares Phoenix for the journey from Ludlow back to Sheffield while Neil is on camera - such improptu  Teal gatherings are the very essence of the Club - and great fun.  Our best wishes to The Shropshire Six....

 

 

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TEALS ABROAD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question is often asked: are there many Teals abroad?  The answer is yes. Where? people then  ask.  Well, let's start with Japan - above is Mr Tominari's fine Type 59 Teal parked outside a Tokyo restaurant.

 

 

The Teal Type 59, designed by Bob Jones as a homage to the fabled Bugatti Type 59, is small, very fast and  most  attractive.  In 1994 a Japanese journalist living in Britain, Mr T. Tominari,  bought a Jaguar-powered straight six 4.2 litre Teal Type 59 (delivered to him in Reading from Projects of Distinction  by Bob Lewis, who built this fine sporting car),  and shipped it back to Japan when he left UK.  Below Mr Tominari  is enjoying this beauty in Britain before he departed , and more than 20 years later above is the same Teal Type 59  in Tokyo...last year (2015), Bob Lewis met up with Mr Tominari in Tokyo and viewed the Type 59 in its garage there;  full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OK, that was  a Teal Type 59 in Japan, but what about a bit further away? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Day is a fine wine creator in the vineyards of Southern Australia, and he also  has a fine taste in cars: here he is  above in his Teal Type 59 on the day when our own  Oz Tealer Keith Lidgerwood (now sadly departed) visited him there three or four years ago, and ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

...here's the cockpit and exhaust detail of Robin's fine Type 59.  A couple of glasses of the finest red were consumed that day, I believe. 

 


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OK, that's a  Teal Type 59  in Japan,  and  also in Australia - and there's another Type 59 in the Southern Hemisphere -  in Johannesburg, South Africa: 


 

 

 

 Jim Cope imported this beauty from Cambridge, UK, in 2014, and has had considerable work done on the cooling system, since the high altitude and considerable heat of Johannesburg led to a tendency to overheat. The wheels were blue, but are  now back to silver, with some additional charming details on this fine Type 59: 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the photos, Jim 

 

 

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Variable Distance Teal 

 

 

'What's that?',  you ask  quite reasonably - a variable distance Teal?  A variable distance from home, that is, home where it was conceived - sometimes thousands of miles, sometimes 30 miles (Liverpool); because this Teal is an attraction on a cruise ship...


 

 
 
This is a rather unusual situation for a Teal: outside a cafe/restaurant in the main entertainments area on board  a cruise ship....
 
 
 
 
 
Several Tealers who love cruisin' have noticed this rather attractive Type 35 on board "The Navigator of The Seas" in the main concourse. A  Teal badge  is displayed low down at the front.  Do any Tealers recognize this attractive car? (PS: Andy and Colin both believe the maritime Teal was previously  owned by Jack Hilton.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Teal bears a classic Teal numberplate with Ettore Bugatti's initials, and has fine lines (and brake covers, rather like Andy Dutton's and Jeff Turner's ) .  Let's hope one day soon she will be released from playing the role of The Flying Dutchman, endlessly wandering the seas without a crew, and return happily to the roads of Britain with a stalward Tealer at the helm... The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean Lines if you want to make an offer.

 

 


How many other Teals are there abroad?  We don't know, but here's an estimate:

 

 

France (5+), Belgium (3+), Netherlands (5+), Germany (5+), Irish Republic (1+) Switzerland (1), Spain (2+), Italy (1+), Malta (2), Cyprus (2), South Africa (1),Japan (1), Australia (1).  Thus there are  at least 30 Teals abroad, with possibly as many as 50.

 



Does any Tealer have better knowledge of the number of Teals abroad? Any updates most welcome! Scandinavia? Austria? Canada? USA?   Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

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We're just back from lovely Malta (OK, I'm biased, Francesca is from Malta), where several  Tealers have spotted  this fine Teal parked outside their excellent Classic Car Museum at Qawra.  It's a sort of come-on to lure visitors into the museum, and it works. The Bugatti badge probably helps.        

 Brian   30.10.2016

 

 

 

 

for more information on this Teal (formerly UK registration HNZ 5433) see Teal of the Week No 31 on this website... 

 

 

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FRESH  AIR  TEALING (PART 1) 

 

Further down this page you will see a feature on fresh air Tealing. Distinguished Tealer (and Teal Owners' Club Sec ) Andy 'The Enforcer' Dutton (better be nice to him) has sent us some pictures of  La Tecla crossing the border from Spain to Portugal on the 2015 push south....

 

 

 

 

in front of Andy and June in La Tecla are Dot and Phil and (leading) Rupert and Jean... fresh air Tealing in style.

 

 

 

 

 

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TEAL  RE-DISCOVERED  IN  GERMANY 

 

now for sale,  and designated Teal of The Week No 151

 

Tealer Wolfgang Knupfer sends us news of a re-discovered Teal  now for sale in Germany :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang warns that she is not at the current time street legal in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 The asking price is 45,000 Euros. Here is the link to cut and paste:

 

 http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=232446820&isSearchRequest=
true&scopeId=C&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&makeModelVariant1.makeI
d=4350&pageNumber=1

 

 Does anyone recognise  Teal PUG 306 P ?  Would be grateful for any reply on the Discussion Forum on this website - thanks.

Thank you, splendid Tealer Wolfgang for this information. This Teal has now   been designated  Teal of The Week No 151.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info: Early Ian Foster Teal NDM960L, built in 1984 and one owner ever since is for sale on Ebay.  For photos see Teal of the Week No 111 on this website.  (Thanks, David W.) Note: Auction ends Monday 10th, 2101;14 bids so far (Monday 2018), reaching £9000 at the moment with 43 minutes to go...SOLD FOR £14,100 (24 Bids). About right?

 

 

 

 

How Big is Yours? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob (L), Club Chairman, and Andy, Club Secretary, compare sizes; June, wisely, is saying nothing.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

Fresh-Air Tealing  (Part 2)

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 


 

London rendez-vous (Angelo and David) 

 

 

 Coffee break: Type  35 or 37 - you decide (I can't).

 

 

 

Ideal workshop? 

 

 

 

 

 

 EB Colormeter.  Small Printing read vertically states:  Teal Motors  Altrincham Cheshire  England

 

Another quality trim item produced for Bob Jones of Teal Motors 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

What's special about 25th September? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phoenix

 

 

It's Tealer Neil Bridges Birthday.... will he sit in majestic Phoenix and eat his fruit cake, or play one of his lovely melodies on guitar on You Tube, or take a sunlit trip with Pam into the Yorkshire Dales? Whichever, we wish this fine young Tealer all the best for the years ahead, and thank him for his good companionship down many happy Teal trips...

 

and below two of more Neil's fine Teals - and his Mike King....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At David Ward's Egham garage yesterday (21 Sep) I was delighted to see four Teals: Dizzy, Gigi, David's own DNA, and the splendid Teal Grand Tourer  ('The Cream Cracker'), repatriated by David B and Janice after 28 years in Belgium - a fine car re-discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

My main purpose at David's was for my MG TF: a cleaning underneath, de-rust of surface rust and then waxoil of key areas, as well as the annual MOT test.  I also spent a delightful day with David chatting about all things Teal and much else, and drove back happily, with the top down and the wind in the hair, through sunlit September Surrey and Sussex - all Tealers will know that feeling of joy on the winding minor road, surrounded by open  fields and woodlands, and a with  a responsive car in one's hands - a total delight!

 

 

*** 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016: TEALERS  IN N. WALES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4th to 7th September,  21 Tealers * met up in Llangollen, North Wales, for a Teal  club get-together organised by Glen and Maggi, with a magnificent wind-blown drive round the hills and  narrow lanes of rural Wales, preceded by a day out in two rented narrow-boats on the Llangollen Canal, and by a visit to the local car museum. Emphasis was also  on the social side in the Chainbridge Hotel, built right alongside the impressive, noisy,  fast-flowing, rocky River Dee in spate.

 

Above: at the front our Club Secretary Andy (La Tecla) greets the new day, as does John 'Honey' King in the background, while in the second photo our Chairman Bob (Red Baron) is all set up for a Le Mans start... 

 

 

 


 

At the Llangollen Car Museum on the Sunday, three wise men (well, John, Colin and George) admire Tealer Vince's magnificent Onyx ( a little jewel ) with Teals beyond...the Onyx is also seen below:

 

 

 

The Onyx's beautifully-finished 1400 cc K-Series engine is shown here. Vince is a perfectionist, and it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

On the narrow boats on the beautiful  Monday it quickly became clear that  two Tealers stood out as to the rudder born, captains of their vessels:  Colin and John.   Others, including notably your correspondent, belonged to the crash and bump school, as they zig-zagged erratically downstream, colliding with anything that obstructed their passage....  Here are the natural stars, and their shipmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuesday Teal Run departed at a leisurely 1000, guided by Glen and Maggi, who led us up into the hills via the dramatic Horseshoe Pass, then  threading via a good B-road through attractive scenery to join the A5 and a pit stop for coffee (and Vimto) at the Country Cooks Cafe at Corwen (good car park too).   As we swung north in close formation dark clouds gathered, and we pulled into Betys-y-Coed for exploration and lunch - hoods went up and tonneaus went on as the drizzle continued (well, we were in Wales after all).  Our leader (Captain Sensible) was reasonably confident that the skies would clear after lunch, and so it proved:  A wizard return run through narrow lanes, snaking hill roads, cattle grids and sheep hazards ensued, ending back at Llangollen town for ice cream, Coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cream teas with Earl Grey (not all at once).

 

The splendid Tealers on this welcome Welsh gathering were Maggi and Glen, June and Andy, Dot and Phil, Irené and Colin, Jean  and Rupert, Janice and David, Pam and Neil, Wendy and John, Bob, Vince, George, Francesca and Brian. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sensible Teal Tourer 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUTCH  TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  NEW  TEAL TYPE 43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teal colleage in the Netherlands Aaldert  Postma has been on a five-year mission to design a new Teal Type 43, commission the car and have it  built in the UK by Mike Hall,  transport  it to Holland, re-engineer the 2500 Triumph straight 6 motor, sort out  the transmission system, commission a totally new 1920s-look hood, install electrics and instruments,  trim and paint the beauty and then put her on the road for trials.  His dedication has been rewarded in August 2016 near Amsterdam when this magnificent Teal Type 43 finally took to the roads  as seen here on its trial run  - with no faults found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delightful result, with Teal badge proudly displayed at the top of the radiator mesh, deserves the highest praise.   We congratulate you, Aaldert, for both the concept and the determination over several years to make this fine Teal a reality.   She makes an admirable companion for your other Teal, her splendid  sister Type 35 below.  Bravo! Een uitstekend resultaat!

 

 

 

 

 ****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS  AT  HANWORTH  AND  UXBRIDGE 

 

 

Over the summer in the South East, Teals have been prominent at the Hanworth and the Uxbridge Classic Car shows.... 

 

 

 

 

Four Tealers in particular have lead the charge - Angelo in his lovely Type 35 Pur Sang (above)  and ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in his splendid Teal Type 59 (above) with impressive new windscreen .... and David Ward in his lovely and powerful DNA or 'Dolly' (below) :

 

 

 

 

 

 also our Club Sec Andy Dutton in the impressive 'La Tecla':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the photos, Antonio..


 

 

  ****

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER TEAL RE-DISCOVERED

 

New Teal of the Week No 150 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-discovered in Somerset this month (August 2016) is this early Teal Type 35, fibreglass but with a steel bonnet; unusually for an early car it is  complete with a Triumph 6-cylinder 2000 cc motor, and is for sale at £10,000....

 

 

 

 If you'd like to discuss buying  RTT626 W, our new Teal of the Week No 150,  call  evenings or weekends on  07856 055226 .

 

Thanks to The Teal Owners' Club Website at www.tealownersclub.org for the info, Colin

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS - Mid-August 2016 

 

 

Last month Neil and Pam of Phoenix fame joined Colin and Fiona  (Vital Spark) at Tealer's John and Wendy's in Shropshire for a few days of Tealing (and eating).  Here Fiona and Colin come face-to-face with a sheep drove up John and Wendy's drive - luckily Vital Spark can take it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pam was chosen (unsurprisingly) as Miss Shropshire Honey,  promoting the good stuff  on John and Wendy's Shropshire Honey stall ...

 

 

 

 

 

and a trip to Stokesay Castle led to Tea for Six ( L to R:  Pam, Colin, Fiona, Wendy, John - and Neil on camera) 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Pam prepares Phoenix for the journey from Ludlow back to Sheffield while Neil is on camera - such improptu  Teal gatherings are the very essence of the Club - and great fun.  Our best wishes to The Shropshire Six....

 

 

****

 

 


 

 ***

 

 

TEALS ABROAD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question is often asked: are there many Teals abroad?  The answer is yes. Where? people then  ask.  Well, let's start with Japan - above is Mr Tominari's fine Type 59 Teal parked outside a Tokyo restaurant.

 

 

The Teal Type 59, designed by Bob Jones as a homage to the fabled Bugatti Type 59, is small, very fast and  most  attractive.  In 1994 a Japanese journalist living in Britain, Mr T. Tominari,  bought a Jaguar-powered straight six 4.2 litre Teal Type 59 (delivered to him in Reading from Projects of Distinction  by Bob Lewis, who built this fine sporting car),  and shipped it back to Japan when he left UK.  Below Mr Tominari  is enjoying this beauty in Britain before he departed , and more than 20 years later above is the same Teal Type 59  in Tokyo...last year (2015), Bob Lewis met up with Mr Tominari in Tokyo and viewed the Type 59 in its garage there;  full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

OK, that was  a Teal Type 59 in Japan, but what about a bit further away? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Day is a fine wine creator in the vineyards of Southern Australia, and he also  has a fine taste in cars: here he is  above in his Teal Type 59 on the day when our own  Oz Tealer Keith Lidgerwood (now sadly departed) visited him there three or four years ago, and ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

...here's the cockpit and exhaust detail of Robin's fine Type 59.  A couple of glasses of the finest red were consumed that day, I believe. 

 


*** 

 

OK, that's a  Teal Type 59  in Japan,  and  also in Australia - and there's another Type 59 in the Southern Hemisphere -  in Johannesburg, South Africa: 


 

 

 

 Jim Cope imported this beauty from Cambridge, UK, in 2014, and has had considerable work done on the cooling system, since the high altitude and considerable heat of Johannesburg led to a tendency to overheat. The wheels were blue, but are  now back to silver, with some additional charming details on this fine Type 59: 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the photos, Jim 

 

 

***** 

 

 

Variable Distance Teal 

 

 

'What's that?',  you ask  quite reasonably - a variable distance Teal?  A variable distance from home, that is, home where it was conceived - sometimes thousands of miles, sometimes 30 miles (Liverpool); because this Teal is an attraction on a cruise ship...


 

 
 
This is a rather unusual situation for a Teal: outside a cafe/restaurant in the main entertainments area on board  a cruise ship....
 
 
 
 
 
Several Tealers who love cruisin' have noticed this rather attractive Type 35 on board "The Navigator of The Seas" in the main concourse. A  Teal badge  is displayed low down at the front.  Do any Tealers recognize this attractive car? (PS: Andy and Colin both believe the maritime Teal was previously  owned by Jack Hilton.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Teal bears a classic Teal numberplate with Ettore Bugatti's initials, and has fine lines (and brake covers, rather like Andy Dutton's and Jeff Turner's ) .  Let's hope one day soon she will be released from playing the role of The Flying Dutchman, endlessly wandering the seas without a crew, and return happily to the roads of Britain with a stalward Tealer at the helm... The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean Lines if you want to make an offer.

 

 


How many other Teals are there abroad?  We don't know, but here's an estimate:

 

 

France (5+), Belgium (3+), Netherlands (5+), Germany (5+), Irish Republic (1+) Switzerland (1), Spain (2+), Italy (1+), Malta (2), Cyprus (2), South Africa (1),Japan (1), Australia (1).  Thus there are  at least 30 Teals abroad, with possibly as many as 50.

 



Does any Tealer have better knowledge of the number of Teals abroad? Any updates most welcome! Scandinavia? Austria? Canada? USA?   Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

We're just back from lovely Malta (OK, I'm biased, Francesca is from Malta), where several  Tealers have spotted  this fine Teal parked outside their excellent Classic Car Museum at Qawra.  It's a sort of come-on to lure visitors into the museum, and it works. The Bugatti badge probably helps.        

 Brian   30.10.2016

 

 

 

 

for more information on this Teal (formerly UK registration HNZ 5433) see Teal of the Week No 31 on this website... 

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH  AIR  TEALING (PART 1) 

 

Further down this page you will see a feature on fresh air Tealing. Distinguished Tealer (and Teal Owners' Club Sec ) Andy 'The Enforcer' Dutton (better be nice to him) has sent us some pictures of  La Tecla crossing the border from Spain to Portugal on the 2015 push south....

 

 

 

 

in front of Andy and June in La Tecla are Dot and Phil and (leading) Rupert and Jean... fresh air Tealing in style.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  RE-DISCOVERED  IN  GERMANY 

 

now for sale,  and designated Teal of The Week No 151

 

Tealer Wolfgang Knupfer sends us news of a re-discovered Teal  now for sale in Germany :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang warns that she is not at the current time street legal in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 The asking price is 45,000 Euros. Here is the link to cut and paste:

 

 http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=232446820&isSearchRequest=
true&scopeId=C&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&makeModelVariant1.makeI
d=4350&pageNumber=1

 

 Does anyone recognise  Teal PUG 306 P ?  Would be grateful for any reply on the Discussion Forum on this website - thanks.

Thank you, splendid Tealer Wolfgang for this information. This Teal has now   been designated  Teal of The Week No 151.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info: Early Ian Foster Teal NDM960L, built in 1984 and one owner ever since is for sale on Ebay.  For photos see Teal of the Week No 111 on this website.  (Thanks, David W.) Note: Auction ends Monday 10th, 2101;14 bids so far (Monday 2018), reaching £9000 at the moment with 43 minutes to go...SOLD FOR £14,100 (24 Bids). About right?

 

 

 

 

How Big is Yours? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob (L), Club Chairman, and Andy, Club Secretary, compare sizes; June, wisely, is saying nothing.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

Fresh-Air Tealing  (Part 2)

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 


 

London rendez-vous (Angelo and David) 

 

 

 Coffee break: Type  35 or 37 - you decide (I can't).

 

 

 

Ideal workshop? 

 

 

 

 

 

 EB Colormeter.  Small Printing read vertically states:  Teal Motors  Altrincham Cheshire  England

 

Another quality trim item produced for Bob Jones of Teal Motors 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

What's special about 25th September? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phoenix

 

 

It's Tealer Neil Bridges Birthday.... will he sit in majestic Phoenix and eat his fruit cake, or play one of his lovely melodies on guitar on You Tube, or take a sunlit trip with Pam into the Yorkshire Dales? Whichever, we wish this fine young Tealer all the best for the years ahead, and thank him for his good companionship down many happy Teal trips...

 

and below two of more Neil's fine Teals - and his Mike King....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At David Ward's Egham garage yesterday (21 Sep) I was delighted to see four Teals: Dizzy, Gigi, David's own DNA, and the splendid Teal Grand Tourer  ('The Cream Cracker'), repatriated by David B and Janice after 28 years in Belgium - a fine car re-discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

My main purpose at David's was for my MG TF: a cleaning underneath, de-rust of surface rust and then waxoil of key areas, as well as the annual MOT test.  I also spent a delightful day with David chatting about all things Teal and much else, and drove back happily, with the top down and the wind in the hair, through sunlit September Surrey and Sussex - all Tealers will know that feeling of joy on the winding minor road, surrounded by open  fields and woodlands, and a with  a responsive car in one's hands - a total delight!

 

 

*** 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016: TEALERS  IN N. WALES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4th to 7th September,  21 Tealers * met up in Llangollen, North Wales, for a Teal  club get-together organised by Glen and Maggi, with a magnificent wind-blown drive round the hills and  narrow lanes of rural Wales, preceded by a day out in two rented narrow-boats on the Llangollen Canal, and by a visit to the local car museum. Emphasis was also  on the social side in the Chainbridge Hotel, built right alongside the impressive, noisy,  fast-flowing, rocky River Dee in spate.

 

Above: at the front our Club Secretary Andy (La Tecla) greets the new day, as does John 'Honey' King in the background, while in the second photo our Chairman Bob (Red Baron) is all set up for a Le Mans start... 

 

 

 


 

At the Llangollen Car Museum on the Sunday, three wise men (well, John, Colin and George) admire Tealer Vince's magnificent Onyx ( a little jewel ) with Teals beyond...the Onyx is also seen below:

 

 

 

The Onyx's beautifully-finished 1400 cc K-Series engine is shown here. Vince is a perfectionist, and it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

On the narrow boats on the beautiful  Monday it quickly became clear that  two Tealers stood out as to the rudder born, captains of their vessels:  Colin and John.   Others, including notably your correspondent, belonged to the crash and bump school, as they zig-zagged erratically downstream, colliding with anything that obstructed their passage....  Here are the natural stars, and their shipmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuesday Teal Run departed at a leisurely 1000, guided by Glen and Maggi, who led us up into the hills via the dramatic Horseshoe Pass, then  threading via a good B-road through attractive scenery to join the A5 and a pit stop for coffee (and Vimto) at the Country Cooks Cafe at Corwen (good car park too).   As we swung north in close formation dark clouds gathered, and we pulled into Betys-y-Coed for exploration and lunch - hoods went up and tonneaus went on as the drizzle continued (well, we were in Wales after all).  Our leader (Captain Sensible) was reasonably confident that the skies would clear after lunch, and so it proved:  A wizard return run through narrow lanes, snaking hill roads, cattle grids and sheep hazards ensued, ending back at Llangollen town for ice cream, Coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cream teas with Earl Grey (not all at once).

 

The splendid Tealers on this welcome Welsh gathering were Maggi and Glen, June and Andy, Dot and Phil, Irené and Colin, Jean  and Rupert, Janice and David, Pam and Neil, Wendy and John, Bob, Vince, George, Francesca and Brian. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sensible Teal Tourer 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUTCH  TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  NEW  TEAL TYPE 43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teal colleage in the Netherlands Aaldert  Postma has been on a five-year mission to design a new Teal Type 43, commission the car and have it  built in the UK by Mike Hall,  transport  it to Holland, re-engineer the 2500 Triumph straight 6 motor, sort out  the transmission system, commission a totally new 1920s-look hood, install electrics and instruments,  trim and paint the beauty and then put her on the road for trials.  His dedication has been rewarded in August 2016 near Amsterdam when this magnificent Teal Type 43 finally took to the roads  as seen here on its trial run  - with no faults found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delightful result, with Teal badge proudly displayed at the top of the radiator mesh, deserves the highest praise.   We congratulate you, Aaldert, for both the concept and the determination over several years to make this fine Teal a reality.   She makes an admirable companion for your other Teal, her splendid  sister Type 35 below.  Bravo! Een uitstekend resultaat!

 

 

 

 

 ****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS  AT  HANWORTH  AND  UXBRIDGE 

 

 

Over the summer in the South East, Teals have been prominent at the Hanworth and the Uxbridge Classic Car shows.... 

 

 

 

 

Four Tealers in particular have lead the charge - Angelo in his lovely Type 35 Pur Sang (above)  and ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in his splendid Teal Type 59 (above) with impressive new windscreen .... and David Ward in his lovely and powerful DNA or 'Dolly' (below) :

 

 

 

 

 

 also our Club Sec Andy Dutton in the impressive 'La Tecla':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the photos, Antonio..


 

 

  ****

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER TEAL RE-DISCOVERED

 

New Teal of the Week No 150 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-discovered in Somerset this month (August 2016) is this early Teal Type 35, fibreglass but with a steel bonnet; unusually for an early car it is  complete with a Triumph 6-cylinder 2000 cc motor, and is for sale at £10,000....

 

 

 

 If you'd like to discuss buying  RTT626 W, our new Teal of the Week No 150,  call  evenings or weekends on  07856 055226 .

 

Thanks to The Teal Owners' Club Website at www.tealownersclub.org for the info, Colin

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS - Mid-August 2016 

 

 

Last month Neil and Pam of Phoenix fame joined Colin and Fiona  (Vital Spark) at Tealer's John and Wendy's in Shropshire for a few days of Tealing (and eating).  Here Fiona and Colin come face-to-face with a sheep drove up John and Wendy's drive - luckily Vital Spark can take it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pam was chosen (unsurprisingly) as Miss Shropshire Honey,  promoting the good stuff  on John and Wendy's Shropshire Honey stall ...

 

 

 

 

 

and a trip to Stokesay Castle led to Tea for Six ( L to R:  Pam, Colin, Fiona, Wendy, John - and Neil on camera) 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Pam prepares Phoenix for the journey from Ludlow back to Sheffield while Neil is on camera - such improptu  Teal gatherings are the very essence of the Club - and great fun.  Our best wishes to The Shropshire Six....

 

 

****

 

 


 

 ***

 

 

TEALS ABROAD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question is often asked: are there many Teals abroad?  The answer is yes. Where? people then  ask.  Well, let's start with Japan - above is Mr Tominari's fine Type 59 Teal parked outside a Tokyo restaurant.

 

 

The Teal Type 59, designed by Bob Jones as a homage to the fabled Bugatti Type 59, is small, very fast and  most  attractive.  In 1994 a Japanese journalist living in Britain, Mr T. Tominari,  bought a Jaguar-powered straight six 4.2 litre Teal Type 59 (delivered to him in Reading from Projects of Distinction  by Bob Lewis, who built this fine sporting car),  and shipped it back to Japan when he left UK.  Below Mr Tominari  is enjoying this beauty in Britain before he departed , and more than 20 years later above is the same Teal Type 59  in Tokyo...last year (2015), Bob Lewis met up with Mr Tominari in Tokyo and viewed the Type 59 in its garage there;  full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

OK, that was  a Teal Type 59 in Japan, but what about a bit further away? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Day is a fine wine creator in the vineyards of Southern Australia, and he also  has a fine taste in cars: here he is  above in his Teal Type 59 on the day when our own  Oz Tealer Keith Lidgerwood (now sadly departed) visited him there three or four years ago, and ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

...here's the cockpit and exhaust detail of Robin's fine Type 59.  A couple of glasses of the finest red were consumed that day, I believe. 

 


*** 

 

OK, that's a  Teal Type 59  in Japan,  and  also in Australia - and there's another Type 59 in the Southern Hemisphere -  in Johannesburg, South Africa: 


 

 

 

 Jim Cope imported this beauty from Cambridge, UK, in 2014, and has had considerable work done on the cooling system, since the high altitude and considerable heat of Johannesburg led to a tendency to overheat. The wheels were blue, but are  now back to silver, with some additional charming details on this fine Type 59: 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the photos, Jim 

 

 

***** 

 

 

Variable Distance Teal 

 

 

'What's that?',  you ask  quite reasonably - a variable distance Teal?  A variable distance from home, that is, home where it was conceived - sometimes thousands of miles, sometimes 30 miles (Liverpool); because this Teal is an attraction on a cruise ship...


 

 
 
This is a rather unusual situation for a Teal: outside a cafe/restaurant in the main entertainments area on board  a cruise ship....
 
 
 
 
 
Several Tealers who love cruisin' have noticed this rather attractive Type 35 on board "The Navigator of The Seas" in the main concourse. A  Teal badge  is displayed low down at the front.  Do any Tealers recognize this attractive car? (PS: Andy and Colin both believe the maritime Teal was previously  owned by Jack Hilton.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Teal bears a classic Teal numberplate with Ettore Bugatti's initials, and has fine lines (and brake covers, rather like Andy Dutton's and Jeff Turner's ) .  Let's hope one day soon she will be released from playing the role of The Flying Dutchman, endlessly wandering the seas without a crew, and return happily to the roads of Britain with a stalward Tealer at the helm... The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean Lines if you want to make an offer.

 

 


How many other Teals are there abroad?  We don't know, but here's an estimate:

 

 

France (5+), Belgium (3+), Netherlands (5+), Germany (5+), Irish Republic (1+) Switzerland (1), Spain (2+), Italy (1+), Malta (2), Cyprus (2), South Africa (1),Japan (1), Australia (1).  Thus there are  at least 30 Teals abroad, with possibly as many as 50.

 



Does any Tealer have better knowledge of the number of Teals abroad? Any updates most welcome! Scandinavia? Austria? Canada? USA?   Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

We're just back from lovely Malta (OK, I'm biased, Francesca is from Malta), where several  Tealers have spotted  this fine Teal parked outside their excellent Classic Car Museum at Qawra.  It's a sort of come-on to lure visitors into the museum, and it works. The Bugatti badge probably helps.        

 Brian   30.10.2016

 

 

 

 

for more information on this Teal (formerly UK registration HNZ 5433) see Teal of the Week No 31 on this website... 

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH  AIR  TEALING (PART 1) 

 

Further down this page you will see a feature on fresh air Tealing. Distinguished Tealer (and Teal Owners' Club Sec ) Andy 'The Enforcer' Dutton (better be nice to him) has sent us some pictures of  La Tecla crossing the border from Spain to Portugal on the 2015 push south....

 

 

 

 

in front of Andy and June in La Tecla are Dot and Phil and (leading) Rupert and Jean... fresh air Tealing in style.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  RE-DISCOVERED  IN  GERMANY 

 

now for sale,  and designated Teal of The Week No 151

 

Tealer Wolfgang Knupfer sends us news of a re-discovered Teal  now for sale in Germany :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang warns that she is not at the current time street legal in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 The asking price is 45,000 Euros. Here is the link to cut and paste:

 

 http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=232446820&isSearchRequest=
true&scopeId=C&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&makeModelVariant1.makeI
d=4350&pageNumber=1

 

 Does anyone recognise  Teal PUG 306 P ?  Would be grateful for any reply on the Discussion Forum on this website - thanks.

Thank you, splendid Tealer Wolfgang for this information. This Teal has now   been designated  Teal of The Week No 151.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info: Early Ian Foster Teal NDM960L, built in 1984 and one owner ever since is for sale on Ebay.  For photos see Teal of the Week No 111 on this website.  (Thanks, David W.) Note: Auction ends Monday 10th, 2101;14 bids so far (Monday 2018), reaching £9000 at the moment with 43 minutes to go...SOLD FOR £14,100 (24 Bids). About right?

 

 

 

 

How Big is Yours? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob (L), Club Chairman, and Andy, Club Secretary, compare sizes; June, wisely, is saying nothing.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

Fresh-Air Tealing  (Part 2)

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 


 

London rendez-vous (Angelo and David) 

 

 

 Coffee break: Type  35 or 37 - you decide (I can't).

 

 

 

Ideal workshop? 

 

 

 

 

 

 EB Colormeter.  Small Printing read vertically states:  Teal Motors  Altrincham Cheshire  England

 

Another quality trim item produced for Bob Jones of Teal Motors 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

What's special about 25th September? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phoenix

 

 

It's Tealer Neil Bridges Birthday.... will he sit in majestic Phoenix and eat his fruit cake, or play one of his lovely melodies on guitar on You Tube, or take a sunlit trip with Pam into the Yorkshire Dales? Whichever, we wish this fine young Tealer all the best for the years ahead, and thank him for his good companionship down many happy Teal trips...

 

and below two of more Neil's fine Teals - and his Mike King....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At David Ward's Egham garage yesterday (21 Sep) I was delighted to see four Teals: Dizzy, Gigi, David's own DNA, and the splendid Teal Grand Tourer  ('The Cream Cracker'), repatriated by David B and Janice after 28 years in Belgium - a fine car re-discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

My main purpose at David's was for my MG TF: a cleaning underneath, de-rust of surface rust and then waxoil of key areas, as well as the annual MOT test.  I also spent a delightful day with David chatting about all things Teal and much else, and drove back happily, with the top down and the wind in the hair, through sunlit September Surrey and Sussex - all Tealers will know that feeling of joy on the winding minor road, surrounded by open  fields and woodlands, and a with  a responsive car in one's hands - a total delight!

 

 

*** 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016: TEALERS  IN N. WALES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4th to 7th September,  21 Tealers * met up in Llangollen, North Wales, for a Teal  club get-together organised by Glen and Maggi, with a magnificent wind-blown drive round the hills and  narrow lanes of rural Wales, preceded by a day out in two rented narrow-boats on the Llangollen Canal, and by a visit to the local car museum. Emphasis was also  on the social side in the Chainbridge Hotel, built right alongside the impressive, noisy,  fast-flowing, rocky River Dee in spate.

 

Above: at the front our Club Secretary Andy (La Tecla) greets the new day, as does John 'Honey' King in the background, while in the second photo our Chairman Bob (Red Baron) is all set up for a Le Mans start... 

 

 

 


 

At the Llangollen Car Museum on the Sunday, three wise men (well, John, Colin and George) admire Tealer Vince's magnificent Onyx ( a little jewel ) with Teals beyond...the Onyx is also seen below:

 

 

 

The Onyx's beautifully-finished 1400 cc K-Series engine is shown here. Vince is a perfectionist, and it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

On the narrow boats on the beautiful  Monday it quickly became clear that  two Tealers stood out as to the rudder born, captains of their vessels:  Colin and John.   Others, including notably your correspondent, belonged to the crash and bump school, as they zig-zagged erratically downstream, colliding with anything that obstructed their passage....  Here are the natural stars, and their shipmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuesday Teal Run departed at a leisurely 1000, guided by Glen and Maggi, who led us up into the hills via the dramatic Horseshoe Pass, then  threading via a good B-road through attractive scenery to join the A5 and a pit stop for coffee (and Vimto) at the Country Cooks Cafe at Corwen (good car park too).   As we swung north in close formation dark clouds gathered, and we pulled into Betys-y-Coed for exploration and lunch - hoods went up and tonneaus went on as the drizzle continued (well, we were in Wales after all).  Our leader (Captain Sensible) was reasonably confident that the skies would clear after lunch, and so it proved:  A wizard return run through narrow lanes, snaking hill roads, cattle grids and sheep hazards ensued, ending back at Llangollen town for ice cream, Coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cream teas with Earl Grey (not all at once).

 

The splendid Tealers on this welcome Welsh gathering were Maggi and Glen, June and Andy, Dot and Phil, Irené and Colin, Jean  and Rupert, Janice and David, Pam and Neil, Wendy and John, Bob, Vince, George, Francesca and Brian. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sensible Teal Tourer 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUTCH  TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  NEW  TEAL TYPE 43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teal colleage in the Netherlands Aaldert  Postma has been on a five-year mission to design a new Teal Type 43, commission the car and have it  built in the UK by Mike Hall,  transport  it to Holland, re-engineer the 2500 Triumph straight 6 motor, sort out  the transmission system, commission a totally new 1920s-look hood, install electrics and instruments,  trim and paint the beauty and then put her on the road for trials.  His dedication has been rewarded in August 2016 near Amsterdam when this magnificent Teal Type 43 finally took to the roads  as seen here on its trial run  - with no faults found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delightful result, with Teal badge proudly displayed at the top of the radiator mesh, deserves the highest praise.   We congratulate you, Aaldert, for both the concept and the determination over several years to make this fine Teal a reality.   She makes an admirable companion for your other Teal, her splendid  sister Type 35 below.  Bravo! Een uitstekend resultaat!

 

 

 

 

 ****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS  AT  HANWORTH  AND  UXBRIDGE 

 

 

Over the summer in the South East, Teals have been prominent at the Hanworth and the Uxbridge Classic Car shows.... 

 

 

 

 

Four Tealers in particular have lead the charge - Angelo in his lovely Type 35 Pur Sang (above)  and ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in his splendid Teal Type 59 (above) with impressive new windscreen .... and David Ward in his lovely and powerful DNA or 'Dolly' (below) :

 

 

 

 

 

 also our Club Sec Andy Dutton in the impressive 'La Tecla':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the photos, Antonio..


 

 

  ****

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER TEAL RE-DISCOVERED

 

New Teal of the Week No 150 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-discovered in Somerset this month (August 2016) is this early Teal Type 35, fibreglass but with a steel bonnet; unusually for an early car it is  complete with a Triumph 6-cylinder 2000 cc motor, and is for sale at £10,000....

 

 

 

 If you'd like to discuss buying  RTT626 W, our new Teal of the Week No 150,  call  evenings or weekends on  07856 055226 .

 

Thanks to The Teal Owners' Club Website at www.tealownersclub.org for the info, Colin

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS - Mid-August 2016 

 

 

Last month Neil and Pam of Phoenix fame joined Colin and Fiona  (Vital Spark) at Tealer's John and Wendy's in Shropshire for a few days of Tealing (and eating).  Here Fiona and Colin come face-to-face with a sheep drove up John and Wendy's drive - luckily Vital Spark can take it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pam was chosen (unsurprisingly) as Miss Shropshire Honey,  promoting the good stuff  on John and Wendy's Shropshire Honey stall ...

 

 

 

 

 

and a trip to Stokesay Castle led to Tea for Six ( L to R:  Pam, Colin, Fiona, Wendy, John - and Neil on camera) 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Pam prepares Phoenix for the journey from Ludlow back to Sheffield while Neil is on camera - such improptu  Teal gatherings are the very essence of the Club - and great fun.  Our best wishes to The Shropshire Six....

 

 

****

 

 


 

 ***

 

 

TEALS ABROAD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question is often asked: are there many Teals abroad?  The answer is yes. Where? people then  ask.  Well, let's start with Japan - above is Mr Tominari's fine Type 59 Teal parked outside a Tokyo restaurant.

 

 

The Teal Type 59, designed by Bob Jones as a homage to the fabled Bugatti Type 59, is small, very fast and  most  attractive.  In 1994 a Japanese journalist living in Britain, Mr T. Tominari,  bought a Jaguar-powered straight six 4.2 litre Teal Type 59 (delivered to him in Reading from Projects of Distinction  by Bob Lewis, who built this fine sporting car),  and shipped it back to Japan when he left UK.  Below Mr Tominari  is enjoying this beauty in Britain before he departed , and more than 20 years later above is the same Teal Type 59  in Tokyo...last year (2015), Bob Lewis met up with Mr Tominari in Tokyo and viewed the Type 59 in its garage there;  full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

OK, that was  a Teal Type 59 in Japan, but what about a bit further away? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Day is a fine wine creator in the vineyards of Southern Australia, and he also  has a fine taste in cars: here he is  above in his Teal Type 59 on the day when our own  Oz Tealer Keith Lidgerwood (now sadly departed) visited him there three or four years ago, and ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

...here's the cockpit and exhaust detail of Robin's fine Type 59.  A couple of glasses of the finest red were consumed that day, I believe. 

 


*** 

 

OK, that's a  Teal Type 59  in Japan,  and  also in Australia - and there's another Type 59 in the Southern Hemisphere -  in Johannesburg, South Africa: 


 

 

 

 Jim Cope imported this beauty from Cambridge, UK, in 2014, and has had considerable work done on the cooling system, since the high altitude and considerable heat of Johannesburg led to a tendency to overheat. The wheels were blue, but are  now back to silver, with some additional charming details on this fine Type 59: 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the photos, Jim 

 

 

***** 

 

 

Variable Distance Teal 

 

 

'What's that?',  you ask  quite reasonably - a variable distance Teal?  A variable distance from home, that is, home where it was conceived - sometimes thousands of miles, sometimes 30 miles (Liverpool); because this Teal is an attraction on a cruise ship...


 

 
 
This is a rather unusual situation for a Teal: outside a cafe/restaurant in the main entertainments area on board  a cruise ship....
 
 
 
 
 
Several Tealers who love cruisin' have noticed this rather attractive Type 35 on board "The Navigator of The Seas" in the main concourse. A  Teal badge  is displayed low down at the front.  Do any Tealers recognize this attractive car? (PS: Andy and Colin both believe the maritime Teal was previously  owned by Jack Hilton.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Teal bears a classic Teal numberplate with Ettore Bugatti's initials, and has fine lines (and brake covers, rather like Andy Dutton's and Jeff Turner's ) .  Let's hope one day soon she will be released from playing the role of The Flying Dutchman, endlessly wandering the seas without a crew, and return happily to the roads of Britain with a stalward Tealer at the helm... The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean Lines if you want to make an offer.

 

 


How many other Teals are there abroad?  We don't know, but here's an estimate:

 

 

France (5+), Belgium (3+), Netherlands (5+), Germany (5+), Irish Republic (1+) Switzerland (1), Spain (2+), Italy (1+), Malta (2), Cyprus (2), South Africa (1),Japan (1), Australia (1).  Thus there are  at least 30 Teals abroad, with possibly as many as 50.

 



Does any Tealer have better knowledge of the number of Teals abroad? Any updates most welcome! Scandinavia? Austria? Canada? USA?   Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

We're just back from lovely Malta (OK, I'm biased, Francesca is from Malta), where several  Tealers have spotted  this fine Teal parked outside their excellent Classic Car Museum at Qawra.  It's a sort of come-on to lure visitors into the museum, and it works. The Bugatti badge probably helps.        

 Brian   30.10.2016

 

 

 

 

for more information on this Teal (formerly UK registration HNZ 5433) see Teal of the Week No 31 on this website... 

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH  AIR  TEALING (PART 1) 

 

Further down this page you will see a feature on fresh air Tealing. Distinguished Tealer (and Teal Owners' Club Sec ) Andy 'The Enforcer' Dutton (better be nice to him) has sent us some pictures of  La Tecla crossing the border from Spain to Portugal on the 2015 push south....

 

 

 

 

in front of Andy and June in La Tecla are Dot and Phil and (leading) Rupert and Jean... fresh air Tealing in style.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  RE-DISCOVERED  IN  GERMANY 

 

now for sale,  and designated Teal of The Week No 151

 

Tealer Wolfgang Knupfer sends us news of a re-discovered Teal  now for sale in Germany :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang warns that she is not at the current time street legal in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 The asking price is 45,000 Euros. Here is the link to cut and paste:

 

 http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=232446820&isSearchRequest=
true&scopeId=C&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&makeModelVariant1.makeI
d=4350&pageNumber=1

 

 Does anyone recognise  Teal PUG 306 P ?  Would be grateful for any reply on the Discussion Forum on this website - thanks.

Thank you, splendid Tealer Wolfgang for this information. This Teal has now   been designated  Teal of The Week No 151.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info: Early Ian Foster Teal NDM960L, built in 1984 and one owner ever since is for sale on Ebay.  For photos see Teal of the Week No 111 on this website.  (Thanks, David W.) Note: Auction ends Monday 10th, 2101;14 bids so far (Monday 2018), reaching £9000 at the moment with 43 minutes to go...SOLD FOR £14,100 (24 Bids). About right?

 

 

 

 

How Big is Yours? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob (L), Club Chairman, and Andy, Club Secretary, compare sizes; June, wisely, is saying nothing.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

Fresh-Air Tealing  (Part 2)

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 


 

London rendez-vous (Angelo and David) 

 

 

 Coffee break: Type  35 or 37 - you decide (I can't).

 

 

 

Ideal workshop? 

 

 

 

 

 

 EB Colormeter.  Small Printing read vertically states:  Teal Motors  Altrincham Cheshire  England

 

Another quality trim item produced for Bob Jones of Teal Motors 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

What's special about 25th September? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phoenix

 

 

It's Tealer Neil Bridges Birthday.... will he sit in majestic Phoenix and eat his fruit cake, or play one of his lovely melodies on guitar on You Tube, or take a sunlit trip with Pam into the Yorkshire Dales? Whichever, we wish this fine young Tealer all the best for the years ahead, and thank him for his good companionship down many happy Teal trips...

 

and below two of more Neil's fine Teals - and his Mike King....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At David Ward's Egham garage yesterday (21 Sep) I was delighted to see four Teals: Dizzy, Gigi, David's own DNA, and the splendid Teal Grand Tourer  ('The Cream Cracker'), repatriated by David B and Janice after 28 years in Belgium - a fine car re-discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

My main purpose at David's was for my MG TF: a cleaning underneath, de-rust of surface rust and then waxoil of key areas, as well as the annual MOT test.  I also spent a delightful day with David chatting about all things Teal and much else, and drove back happily, with the top down and the wind in the hair, through sunlit September Surrey and Sussex - all Tealers will know that feeling of joy on the winding minor road, surrounded by open  fields and woodlands, and a with  a responsive car in one's hands - a total delight!

 

 

*** 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016: TEALERS  IN N. WALES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4th to 7th September,  21 Tealers * met up in Llangollen, North Wales, for a Teal  club get-together organised by Glen and Maggi, with a magnificent wind-blown drive round the hills and  narrow lanes of rural Wales, preceded by a day out in two rented narrow-boats on the Llangollen Canal, and by a visit to the local car museum. Emphasis was also  on the social side in the Chainbridge Hotel, built right alongside the impressive, noisy,  fast-flowing, rocky River Dee in spate.

 

Above: at the front our Club Secretary Andy (La Tecla) greets the new day, as does John 'Honey' King in the background, while in the second photo our Chairman Bob (Red Baron) is all set up for a Le Mans start... 

 

 

 


 

At the Llangollen Car Museum on the Sunday, three wise men (well, John, Colin and George) admire Tealer Vince's magnificent Onyx ( a little jewel ) with Teals beyond...the Onyx is also seen below:

 

 

 

The Onyx's beautifully-finished 1400 cc K-Series engine is shown here. Vince is a perfectionist, and it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

On the narrow boats on the beautiful  Monday it quickly became clear that  two Tealers stood out as to the rudder born, captains of their vessels:  Colin and John.   Others, including notably your correspondent, belonged to the crash and bump school, as they zig-zagged erratically downstream, colliding with anything that obstructed their passage....  Here are the natural stars, and their shipmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuesday Teal Run departed at a leisurely 1000, guided by Glen and Maggi, who led us up into the hills via the dramatic Horseshoe Pass, then  threading via a good B-road through attractive scenery to join the A5 and a pit stop for coffee (and Vimto) at the Country Cooks Cafe at Corwen (good car park too).   As we swung north in close formation dark clouds gathered, and we pulled into Betys-y-Coed for exploration and lunch - hoods went up and tonneaus went on as the drizzle continued (well, we were in Wales after all).  Our leader (Captain Sensible) was reasonably confident that the skies would clear after lunch, and so it proved:  A wizard return run through narrow lanes, snaking hill roads, cattle grids and sheep hazards ensued, ending back at Llangollen town for ice cream, Coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cream teas with Earl Grey (not all at once).

 

The splendid Tealers on this welcome Welsh gathering were Maggi and Glen, June and Andy, Dot and Phil, Irené and Colin, Jean  and Rupert, Janice and David, Pam and Neil, Wendy and John, Bob, Vince, George, Francesca and Brian. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sensible Teal Tourer 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUTCH  TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  NEW  TEAL TYPE 43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teal colleage in the Netherlands Aaldert  Postma has been on a five-year mission to design a new Teal Type 43, commission the car and have it  built in the UK by Mike Hall,  transport  it to Holland, re-engineer the 2500 Triumph straight 6 motor, sort out  the transmission system, commission a totally new 1920s-look hood, install electrics and instruments,  trim and paint the beauty and then put her on the road for trials.  His dedication has been rewarded in August 2016 near Amsterdam when this magnificent Teal Type 43 finally took to the roads  as seen here on its trial run  - with no faults found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delightful result, with Teal badge proudly displayed at the top of the radiator mesh, deserves the highest praise.   We congratulate you, Aaldert, for both the concept and the determination over several years to make this fine Teal a reality.   She makes an admirable companion for your other Teal, her splendid  sister Type 35 below.  Bravo! Een uitstekend resultaat!

 

 

 

 

 ****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS  AT  HANWORTH  AND  UXBRIDGE 

 

 

Over the summer in the South East, Teals have been prominent at the Hanworth and the Uxbridge Classic Car shows.... 

 

 

 

 

Four Tealers in particular have lead the charge - Angelo in his lovely Type 35 Pur Sang (above)  and ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in his splendid Teal Type 59 (above) with impressive new windscreen .... and David Ward in his lovely and powerful DNA or 'Dolly' (below) :

 

 

 

 

 

 also our Club Sec Andy Dutton in the impressive 'La Tecla':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the photos, Antonio..


 

 

  ****

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER TEAL RE-DISCOVERED

 

New Teal of the Week No 150 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-discovered in Somerset this month (August 2016) is this early Teal Type 35, fibreglass but with a steel bonnet; unusually for an early car it is  complete with a Triumph 6-cylinder 2000 cc motor, and is for sale at £10,000....

 

 

 

 If you'd like to discuss buying  RTT626 W, our new Teal of the Week No 150,  call  evenings or weekends on  07856 055226 .

 

Thanks to The Teal Owners' Club Website at www.tealownersclub.org for the info, Colin

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS - Mid-August 2016 

 

 

Last month Neil and Pam of Phoenix fame joined Colin and Fiona  (Vital Spark) at Tealer's John and Wendy's in Shropshire for a few days of Tealing (and eating).  Here Fiona and Colin come face-to-face with a sheep drove up John and Wendy's drive - luckily Vital Spark can take it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pam was chosen (unsurprisingly) as Miss Shropshire Honey,  promoting the good stuff  on John and Wendy's Shropshire Honey stall ...

 

 

 

 

 

and a trip to Stokesay Castle led to Tea for Six ( L to R:  Pam, Colin, Fiona, Wendy, John - and Neil on camera) 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Pam prepares Phoenix for the journey from Ludlow back to Sheffield while Neil is on camera - such improptu  Teal gatherings are the very essence of the Club - and great fun.  Our best wishes to The Shropshire Six....

 

 

****

 

 


 

 ***

 

 

TEALS ABROAD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question is often asked: are there many Teals abroad?  The answer is yes. Where? people then  ask.  Well, let's start with Japan - above is Mr Tominari's fine Type 59 Teal parked outside a Tokyo restaurant.

 

 

The Teal Type 59, designed by Bob Jones as a homage to the fabled Bugatti Type 59, is small, very fast and  most  attractive.  In 1994 a Japanese journalist living in Britain, Mr T. Tominari,  bought a Jaguar-powered straight six 4.2 litre Teal Type 59 (delivered to him in Reading from Projects of Distinction  by Bob Lewis, who built this fine sporting car),  and shipped it back to Japan when he left UK.  Below Mr Tominari  is enjoying this beauty in Britain before he departed , and more than 20 years later above is the same Teal Type 59  in Tokyo...last year (2015), Bob Lewis met up with Mr Tominari in Tokyo and viewed the Type 59 in its garage there;  full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

OK, that was  a Teal Type 59 in Japan, but what about a bit further away? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Day is a fine wine creator in the vineyards of Southern Australia, and he also  has a fine taste in cars: here he is  above in his Teal Type 59 on the day when our own  Oz Tealer Keith Lidgerwood (now sadly departed) visited him there three or four years ago, and ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

...here's the cockpit and exhaust detail of Robin's fine Type 59.  A couple of glasses of the finest red were consumed that day, I believe. 

 


*** 

 

OK, that's a  Teal Type 59  in Japan,  and  also in Australia - and there's another Type 59 in the Southern Hemisphere -  in Johannesburg, South Africa: 


 

 

 

 Jim Cope imported this beauty from Cambridge, UK, in 2014, and has had considerable work done on the cooling system, since the high altitude and considerable heat of Johannesburg led to a tendency to overheat. The wheels were blue, but are  now back to silver, with some additional charming details on this fine Type 59: 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the photos, Jim 

 

 

***** 

 

 

Variable Distance Teal 

 

 

'What's that?',  you ask  quite reasonably - a variable distance Teal?  A variable distance from home, that is, home where it was conceived - sometimes thousands of miles, sometimes 30 miles (Liverpool); because this Teal is an attraction on a cruise ship...


 

 
 
This is a rather unusual situation for a Teal: outside a cafe/restaurant in the main entertainments area on board  a cruise ship....
 
 
 
 
 
Several Tealers who love cruisin' have noticed this rather attractive Type 35 on board "The Navigator of The Seas" in the main concourse. A  Teal badge  is displayed low down at the front.  Do any Tealers recognize this attractive car? (PS: Andy and Colin both believe the maritime Teal was previously  owned by Jack Hilton.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Teal bears a classic Teal numberplate with Ettore Bugatti's initials, and has fine lines (and brake covers, rather like Andy Dutton's and Jeff Turner's ) .  Let's hope one day soon she will be released from playing the role of The Flying Dutchman, endlessly wandering the seas without a crew, and return happily to the roads of Britain with a stalward Tealer at the helm... The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean Lines if you want to make an offer.

 

 


How many other Teals are there abroad?  We don't know, but here's an estimate:

 

 

France (5+), Belgium (3+), Netherlands (5+), Germany (5+), Irish Republic (1+) Switzerland (1), Spain (2+), Italy (1+), Malta (2), Cyprus (2), South Africa (1),Japan (1), Australia (1).  Thus there are  at least 30 Teals abroad, with possibly as many as 50.

 



Does any Tealer have better knowledge of the number of Teals abroad? Any updates most welcome! Scandinavia? Austria? Canada? USA?   Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

We're just back from lovely Malta (OK, I'm biased, Francesca is from Malta), where several  Tealers have spotted  this fine Teal parked outside their excellent Classic Car Museum at Qawra.  It's a sort of come-on to lure visitors into the museum, and it works. The Bugatti badge probably helps.        

 Brian   30.10.2016

 

 

 

 

for more information on this Teal (formerly UK registration HNZ 5433) see Teal of the Week No 31 on this website... 

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH  AIR  TEALING (PART 1) 

 

Further down this page you will see a feature on fresh air Tealing. Distinguished Tealer (and Teal Owners' Club Sec ) Andy 'The Enforcer' Dutton (better be nice to him) has sent us some pictures of  La Tecla crossing the border from Spain to Portugal on the 2015 push south....

 

 

 

 

in front of Andy and June in La Tecla are Dot and Phil and (leading) Rupert and Jean... fresh air Tealing in style.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  RE-DISCOVERED  IN  GERMANY 

 

now for sale,  and designated Teal of The Week No 151

 

Tealer Wolfgang Knupfer sends us news of a re-discovered Teal  now for sale in Germany :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang warns that she is not at the current time street legal in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 The asking price is 45,000 Euros. Here is the link to cut and paste:

 

 http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=232446820&isSearchRequest=
true&scopeId=C&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&makeModelVariant1.makeI
d=4350&pageNumber=1

 

 Does anyone recognise  Teal PUG 306 P ?  Would be grateful for any reply on the Discussion Forum on this website - thanks.

Thank you, splendid Tealer Wolfgang for this information. This Teal has now   been designated  Teal of The Week No 151.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info: Early Ian Foster Teal NDM960L, built in 1984 and one owner ever since is for sale on Ebay.  For photos see Teal of the Week No 111 on this website.  (Thanks, David W.) Note: Auction ends Monday 10th, 2101;14 bids so far (Monday 2018), reaching £9000 at the moment with 43 minutes to go...SOLD FOR £14,100 (24 Bids). About right?

 

 

 

 

How Big is Yours? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob (L), Club Chairman, and Andy, Club Secretary, compare sizes; June, wisely, is saying nothing.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

Fresh-Air Tealing  (Part 2)

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 


 

London rendez-vous (Angelo and David) 

 

 

 Coffee break: Type  35 or 37 - you decide (I can't).

 

 

 

Ideal workshop? 

 

 

 

 

 

 EB Colormeter.  Small Printing read vertically states:  Teal Motors  Altrincham Cheshire  England

 

Another quality trim item produced for Bob Jones of Teal Motors 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

What's special about 25th September? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phoenix

 

 

It's Tealer Neil Bridges Birthday.... will he sit in majestic Phoenix and eat his fruit cake, or play one of his lovely melodies on guitar on You Tube, or take a sunlit trip with Pam into the Yorkshire Dales? Whichever, we wish this fine young Tealer all the best for the years ahead, and thank him for his good companionship down many happy Teal trips...

 

and below two of more Neil's fine Teals - and his Mike King....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At David Ward's Egham garage yesterday (21 Sep) I was delighted to see four Teals: Dizzy, Gigi, David's own DNA, and the splendid Teal Grand Tourer  ('The Cream Cracker'), repatriated by David B and Janice after 28 years in Belgium - a fine car re-discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

My main purpose at David's was for my MG TF: a cleaning underneath, de-rust of surface rust and then waxoil of key areas, as well as the annual MOT test.  I also spent a delightful day with David chatting about all things Teal and much else, and drove back happily, with the top down and the wind in the hair, through sunlit September Surrey and Sussex - all Tealers will know that feeling of joy on the winding minor road, surrounded by open  fields and woodlands, and a with  a responsive car in one's hands - a total delight!

 

 

*** 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016: TEALERS  IN N. WALES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4th to 7th September,  21 Tealers * met up in Llangollen, North Wales, for a Teal  club get-together organised by Glen and Maggi, with a magnificent wind-blown drive round the hills and  narrow lanes of rural Wales, preceded by a day out in two rented narrow-boats on the Llangollen Canal, and by a visit to the local car museum. Emphasis was also  on the social side in the Chainbridge Hotel, built right alongside the impressive, noisy,  fast-flowing, rocky River Dee in spate.

 

Above: at the front our Club Secretary Andy (La Tecla) greets the new day, as does John 'Honey' King in the background, while in the second photo our Chairman Bob (Red Baron) is all set up for a Le Mans start... 

 

 

 


 

At the Llangollen Car Museum on the Sunday, three wise men (well, John, Colin and George) admire Tealer Vince's magnificent Onyx ( a little jewel ) with Teals beyond...the Onyx is also seen below:

 

 

 

The Onyx's beautifully-finished 1400 cc K-Series engine is shown here. Vince is a perfectionist, and it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

On the narrow boats on the beautiful  Monday it quickly became clear that  two Tealers stood out as to the rudder born, captains of their vessels:  Colin and John.   Others, including notably your correspondent, belonged to the crash and bump school, as they zig-zagged erratically downstream, colliding with anything that obstructed their passage....  Here are the natural stars, and their shipmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuesday Teal Run departed at a leisurely 1000, guided by Glen and Maggi, who led us up into the hills via the dramatic Horseshoe Pass, then  threading via a good B-road through attractive scenery to join the A5 and a pit stop for coffee (and Vimto) at the Country Cooks Cafe at Corwen (good car park too).   As we swung north in close formation dark clouds gathered, and we pulled into Betys-y-Coed for exploration and lunch - hoods went up and tonneaus went on as the drizzle continued (well, we were in Wales after all).  Our leader (Captain Sensible) was reasonably confident that the skies would clear after lunch, and so it proved:  A wizard return run through narrow lanes, snaking hill roads, cattle grids and sheep hazards ensued, ending back at Llangollen town for ice cream, Coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cream teas with Earl Grey (not all at once).

 

The splendid Tealers on this welcome Welsh gathering were Maggi and Glen, June and Andy, Dot and Phil, Irené and Colin, Jean  and Rupert, Janice and David, Pam and Neil, Wendy and John, Bob, Vince, George, Francesca and Brian. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sensible Teal Tourer 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUTCH  TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  NEW  TEAL TYPE 43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teal colleage in the Netherlands Aaldert  Postma has been on a five-year mission to design a new Teal Type 43, commission the car and have it  built in the UK by Mike Hall,  transport  it to Holland, re-engineer the 2500 Triumph straight 6 motor, sort out  the transmission system, commission a totally new 1920s-look hood, install electrics and instruments,  trim and paint the beauty and then put her on the road for trials.  His dedication has been rewarded in August 2016 near Amsterdam when this magnificent Teal Type 43 finally took to the roads  as seen here on its trial run  - with no faults found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delightful result, with Teal badge proudly displayed at the top of the radiator mesh, deserves the highest praise.   We congratulate you, Aaldert, for both the concept and the determination over several years to make this fine Teal a reality.   She makes an admirable companion for your other Teal, her splendid  sister Type 35 below.  Bravo! Een uitstekend resultaat!

 

 

 

 

 ****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS  AT  HANWORTH  AND  UXBRIDGE 

 

 

Over the summer in the South East, Teals have been prominent at the Hanworth and the Uxbridge Classic Car shows.... 

 

 

 

 

Four Tealers in particular have lead the charge - Angelo in his lovely Type 35 Pur Sang (above)  and ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in his splendid Teal Type 59 (above) with impressive new windscreen .... and David Ward in his lovely and powerful DNA or 'Dolly' (below) :

 

 

 

 

 

 also our Club Sec Andy Dutton in the impressive 'La Tecla':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the photos, Antonio..


 

 

  ****

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER TEAL RE-DISCOVERED

 

New Teal of the Week No 150 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-discovered in Somerset this month (August 2016) is this early Teal Type 35, fibreglass but with a steel bonnet; unusually for an early car it is  complete with a Triumph 6-cylinder 2000 cc motor, and is for sale at £10,000....

 

 

 

 If you'd like to discuss buying  RTT626 W, our new Teal of the Week No 150,  call  evenings or weekends on  07856 055226 .

 

Thanks to The Teal Owners' Club Website at www.tealownersclub.org for the info, Colin

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS - Mid-August 2016 

 

 

Last month Neil and Pam of Phoenix fame joined Colin and Fiona  (Vital Spark) at Tealer's John and Wendy's in Shropshire for a few days of Tealing (and eating).  Here Fiona and Colin come face-to-face with a sheep drove up John and Wendy's drive - luckily Vital Spark can take it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pam was chosen (unsurprisingly) as Miss Shropshire Honey,  promoting the good stuff  on John and Wendy's Shropshire Honey stall ...

 

 

 

 

 

and a trip to Stokesay Castle led to Tea for Six ( L to R:  Pam, Colin, Fiona, Wendy, John - and Neil on camera) 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Pam prepares Phoenix for the journey from Ludlow back to Sheffield while Neil is on camera - such improptu  Teal gatherings are the very essence of the Club - and great fun.  Our best wishes to The Shropshire Six....

 

 

****

 

 


 

 ***

 

 

TEALS ABROAD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question is often asked: are there many Teals abroad?  The answer is yes. Where? people then  ask.  Well, let's start with Japan - above is Mr Tominari's fine Type 59 Teal parked outside a Tokyo restaurant.

 

 

The Teal Type 59, designed by Bob Jones as a homage to the fabled Bugatti Type 59, is small, very fast and  most  attractive.  In 1994 a Japanese journalist living in Britain, Mr T. Tominari,  bought a Jaguar-powered straight six 4.2 litre Teal Type 59 (delivered to him in Reading from Projects of Distinction  by Bob Lewis, who built this fine sporting car),  and shipped it back to Japan when he left UK.  Below Mr Tominari  is enjoying this beauty in Britain before he departed , and more than 20 years later above is the same Teal Type 59  in Tokyo...last year (2015), Bob Lewis met up with Mr Tominari in Tokyo and viewed the Type 59 in its garage there;  full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

OK, that was  a Teal Type 59 in Japan, but what about a bit further away? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Day is a fine wine creator in the vineyards of Southern Australia, and he also  has a fine taste in cars: here he is  above in his Teal Type 59 on the day when our own  Oz Tealer Keith Lidgerwood (now sadly departed) visited him there three or four years ago, and ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

...here's the cockpit and exhaust detail of Robin's fine Type 59.  A couple of glasses of the finest red were consumed that day, I believe. 

 


*** 

 

OK, that's a  Teal Type 59  in Japan,  and  also in Australia - and there's another Type 59 in the Southern Hemisphere -  in Johannesburg, South Africa: 


 

 

 

 Jim Cope imported this beauty from Cambridge, UK, in 2014, and has had considerable work done on the cooling system, since the high altitude and considerable heat of Johannesburg led to a tendency to overheat. The wheels were blue, but are  now back to silver, with some additional charming details on this fine Type 59: 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the photos, Jim 

 

 

***** 

 

 

Variable Distance Teal 

 

 

'What's that?',  you ask  quite reasonably - a variable distance Teal?  A variable distance from home, that is, home where it was conceived - sometimes thousands of miles, sometimes 30 miles (Liverpool); because this Teal is an attraction on a cruise ship...


 

 
 
This is a rather unusual situation for a Teal: outside a cafe/restaurant in the main entertainments area on board  a cruise ship....
 
 
 
 
 
Several Tealers who love cruisin' have noticed this rather attractive Type 35 on board "The Navigator of The Seas" in the main concourse. A  Teal badge  is displayed low down at the front.  Do any Tealers recognize this attractive car? (PS: Andy and Colin both believe the maritime Teal was previously  owned by Jack Hilton.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Teal bears a classic Teal numberplate with Ettore Bugatti's initials, and has fine lines (and brake covers, rather like Andy Dutton's and Jeff Turner's ) .  Let's hope one day soon she will be released from playing the role of The Flying Dutchman, endlessly wandering the seas without a crew, and return happily to the roads of Britain with a stalward Tealer at the helm... The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean Lines if you want to make an offer.

 

 


How many other Teals are there abroad?  We don't know, but here's an estimate:

 

 

France (5+), Belgium (3+), Netherlands (5+), Germany (5+), Irish Republic (1+) Switzerland (1), Spain (2+), Italy (1+), Malta (2), Cyprus (2), South Africa (1),Japan (1), Australia (1).  Thus there are  at least 30 Teals abroad, with possibly as many as 50.

 



Does any Tealer have better knowledge of the number of Teals abroad? Any updates most welcome! Scandinavia? Austria? Canada? USA?   Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

We're just back from lovely Malta (OK, I'm biased, Francesca is from Malta), where several  Tealers have spotted  this fine Teal parked outside their excellent Classic Car Museum at Qawra.  It's a sort of come-on to lure visitors into the museum, and it works. The Bugatti badge probably helps.        

 Brian   30.10.2016

 

 

 

 

for more information on this Teal (formerly UK registration HNZ 5433) see Teal of the Week No 31 on this website... 

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH  AIR  TEALING (PART 1) 

 

Further down this page you will see a feature on fresh air Tealing. Distinguished Tealer (and Teal Owners' Club Sec ) Andy 'The Enforcer' Dutton (better be nice to him) has sent us some pictures of  La Tecla crossing the border from Spain to Portugal on the 2015 push south....

 

 

 

 

in front of Andy and June in La Tecla are Dot and Phil and (leading) Rupert and Jean... fresh air Tealing in style.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  RE-DISCOVERED  IN  GERMANY 

 

now for sale,  and designated Teal of The Week No 151

 

Tealer Wolfgang Knupfer sends us news of a re-discovered Teal  now for sale in Germany :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang warns that she is not at the current time street legal in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 The asking price is 45,000 Euros. Here is the link to cut and paste:

 

 http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=232446820&isSearchRequest=
true&scopeId=C&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&makeModelVariant1.makeI
d=4350&pageNumber=1

 

 Does anyone recognise  Teal PUG 306 P ?  Would be grateful for any reply on the Discussion Forum on this website - thanks.

Thank you, splendid Tealer Wolfgang for this information. This Teal has now   been designated  Teal of The Week No 151.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info: Early Ian Foster Teal NDM960L, built in 1984 and one owner ever since is for sale on Ebay.  For photos see Teal of the Week No 111 on this website.  (Thanks, David W.) Note: Auction ends Monday 10th, 2101;14 bids so far (Monday 2018), reaching £9000 at the moment with 43 minutes to go...SOLD FOR £14,100 (24 Bids). About right?

 

 

 

 

How Big is Yours? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob (L), Club Chairman, and Andy, Club Secretary, compare sizes; June, wisely, is saying nothing.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

Fresh-Air Tealing  (Part 2)

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 


 

London rendez-vous (Angelo and David) 

 

 

 Coffee break: Type  35 or 37 - you decide (I can't).

 

 

 

Ideal workshop? 

 

 

 

 

 

 EB Colormeter.  Small Printing read vertically states:  Teal Motors  Altrincham Cheshire  England

 

Another quality trim item produced for Bob Jones of Teal Motors 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

What's special about 25th September? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phoenix

 

 

It's Tealer Neil Bridges Birthday.... will he sit in majestic Phoenix and eat his fruit cake, or play one of his lovely melodies on guitar on You Tube, or take a sunlit trip with Pam into the Yorkshire Dales? Whichever, we wish this fine young Tealer all the best for the years ahead, and thank him for his good companionship down many happy Teal trips...

 

and below two of more Neil's fine Teals - and his Mike King....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At David Ward's Egham garage yesterday (21 Sep) I was delighted to see four Teals: Dizzy, Gigi, David's own DNA, and the splendid Teal Grand Tourer  ('The Cream Cracker'), repatriated by David B and Janice after 28 years in Belgium - a fine car re-discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

My main purpose at David's was for my MG TF: a cleaning underneath, de-rust of surface rust and then waxoil of key areas, as well as the annual MOT test.  I also spent a delightful day with David chatting about all things Teal and much else, and drove back happily, with the top down and the wind in the hair, through sunlit September Surrey and Sussex - all Tealers will know that feeling of joy on the winding minor road, surrounded by open  fields and woodlands, and a with  a responsive car in one's hands - a total delight!

 

 

*** 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016: TEALERS  IN N. WALES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4th to 7th September,  21 Tealers * met up in Llangollen, North Wales, for a Teal  club get-together organised by Glen and Maggi, with a magnificent wind-blown drive round the hills and  narrow lanes of rural Wales, preceded by a day out in two rented narrow-boats on the Llangollen Canal, and by a visit to the local car museum. Emphasis was also  on the social side in the Chainbridge Hotel, built right alongside the impressive, noisy,  fast-flowing, rocky River Dee in spate.

 

Above: at the front our Club Secretary Andy (La Tecla) greets the new day, as does John 'Honey' King in the background, while in the second photo our Chairman Bob (Red Baron) is all set up for a Le Mans start... 

 

 

 


 

At the Llangollen Car Museum on the Sunday, three wise men (well, John, Colin and George) admire Tealer Vince's magnificent Onyx ( a little jewel ) with Teals beyond...the Onyx is also seen below:

 

 

 

The Onyx's beautifully-finished 1400 cc K-Series engine is shown here. Vince is a perfectionist, and it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

On the narrow boats on the beautiful  Monday it quickly became clear that  two Tealers stood out as to the rudder born, captains of their vessels:  Colin and John.   Others, including notably your correspondent, belonged to the crash and bump school, as they zig-zagged erratically downstream, colliding with anything that obstructed their passage....  Here are the natural stars, and their shipmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuesday Teal Run departed at a leisurely 1000, guided by Glen and Maggi, who led us up into the hills via the dramatic Horseshoe Pass, then  threading via a good B-road through attractive scenery to join the A5 and a pit stop for coffee (and Vimto) at the Country Cooks Cafe at Corwen (good car park too).   As we swung north in close formation dark clouds gathered, and we pulled into Betys-y-Coed for exploration and lunch - hoods went up and tonneaus went on as the drizzle continued (well, we were in Wales after all).  Our leader (Captain Sensible) was reasonably confident that the skies would clear after lunch, and so it proved:  A wizard return run through narrow lanes, snaking hill roads, cattle grids and sheep hazards ensued, ending back at Llangollen town for ice cream, Coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cream teas with Earl Grey (not all at once).

 

The splendid Tealers on this welcome Welsh gathering were Maggi and Glen, June and Andy, Dot and Phil, Irené and Colin, Jean  and Rupert, Janice and David, Pam and Neil, Wendy and John, Bob, Vince, George, Francesca and Brian. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sensible Teal Tourer 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUTCH  TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  NEW  TEAL TYPE 43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teal colleage in the Netherlands Aaldert  Postma has been on a five-year mission to design a new Teal Type 43, commission the car and have it  built in the UK by Mike Hall,  transport  it to Holland, re-engineer the 2500 Triumph straight 6 motor, sort out  the transmission system, commission a totally new 1920s-look hood, install electrics and instruments,  trim and paint the beauty and then put her on the road for trials.  His dedication has been rewarded in August 2016 near Amsterdam when this magnificent Teal Type 43 finally took to the roads  as seen here on its trial run  - with no faults found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delightful result, with Teal badge proudly displayed at the top of the radiator mesh, deserves the highest praise.   We congratulate you, Aaldert, for both the concept and the determination over several years to make this fine Teal a reality.   She makes an admirable companion for your other Teal, her splendid  sister Type 35 below.  Bravo! Een uitstekend resultaat!

 

 

 

 

 ****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS  AT  HANWORTH  AND  UXBRIDGE 

 

 

Over the summer in the South East, Teals have been prominent at the Hanworth and the Uxbridge Classic Car shows.... 

 

 

 

 

Four Tealers in particular have lead the charge - Angelo in his lovely Type 35 Pur Sang (above)  and ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in his splendid Teal Type 59 (above) with impressive new windscreen .... and David Ward in his lovely and powerful DNA or 'Dolly' (below) :

 

 

 

 

 

 also our Club Sec Andy Dutton in the impressive 'La Tecla':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the photos, Antonio..


 

 

  ****

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER TEAL RE-DISCOVERED

 

New Teal of the Week No 150 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-discovered in Somerset this month (August 2016) is this early Teal Type 35, fibreglass but with a steel bonnet; unusually for an early car it is  complete with a Triumph 6-cylinder 2000 cc motor, and is for sale at £10,000....

 

 

 

 If you'd like to discuss buying  RTT626 W, our new Teal of the Week No 150,  call  evenings or weekends on  07856 055226 .

 

Thanks to The Teal Owners' Club Website at www.tealownersclub.org for the info, Colin

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS - Mid-August 2016 

 

 

Last month Neil and Pam of Phoenix fame joined Colin and Fiona  (Vital Spark) at Tealer's John and Wendy's in Shropshire for a few days of Tealing (and eating).  Here Fiona and Colin come face-to-face with a sheep drove up John and Wendy's drive - luckily Vital Spark can take it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pam was chosen (unsurprisingly) as Miss Shropshire Honey,  promoting the good stuff  on John and Wendy's Shropshire Honey stall ...

 

 

 

 

 

and a trip to Stokesay Castle led to Tea for Six ( L to R:  Pam, Colin, Fiona, Wendy, John - and Neil on camera) 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Pam prepares Phoenix for the journey from Ludlow back to Sheffield while Neil is on camera - such improptu  Teal gatherings are the very essence of the Club - and great fun.  Our best wishes to The Shropshire Six....

 

 

****

 

 


 

 ***

 

 

TEALS ABROAD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question is often asked: are there many Teals abroad?  The answer is yes. Where? people then  ask.  Well, let's start with Japan - above is Mr Tominari's fine Type 59 Teal parked outside a Tokyo restaurant.

 

 

The Teal Type 59, designed by Bob Jones as a homage to the fabled Bugatti Type 59, is small, very fast and  most  attractive.  In 1994 a Japanese journalist living in Britain, Mr T. Tominari,  bought a Jaguar-powered straight six 4.2 litre Teal Type 59 (delivered to him in Reading from Projects of Distinction  by Bob Lewis, who built this fine sporting car),  and shipped it back to Japan when he left UK.  Below Mr Tominari  is enjoying this beauty in Britain before he departed , and more than 20 years later above is the same Teal Type 59  in Tokyo...last year (2015), Bob Lewis met up with Mr Tominari in Tokyo and viewed the Type 59 in its garage there;  full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

OK, that was  a Teal Type 59 in Japan, but what about a bit further away? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Day is a fine wine creator in the vineyards of Southern Australia, and he also  has a fine taste in cars: here he is  above in his Teal Type 59 on the day when our own  Oz Tealer Keith Lidgerwood (now sadly departed) visited him there three or four years ago, and ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

...here's the cockpit and exhaust detail of Robin's fine Type 59.  A couple of glasses of the finest red were consumed that day, I believe. 

 


*** 

 

OK, that's a  Teal Type 59  in Japan,  and  also in Australia - and there's another Type 59 in the Southern Hemisphere -  in Johannesburg, South Africa: 


 

 

 

 Jim Cope imported this beauty from Cambridge, UK, in 2014, and has had considerable work done on the cooling system, since the high altitude and considerable heat of Johannesburg led to a tendency to overheat. The wheels were blue, but are  now back to silver, with some additional charming details on this fine Type 59: 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the photos, Jim 

 

 

***** 

 

 

Variable Distance Teal 

 

 

'What's that?',  you ask  quite reasonably - a variable distance Teal?  A variable distance from home, that is, home where it was conceived - sometimes thousands of miles, sometimes 30 miles (Liverpool); because this Teal is an attraction on a cruise ship...


 

 
 
This is a rather unusual situation for a Teal: outside a cafe/restaurant in the main entertainments area on board  a cruise ship....
 
 
 
 
 
Several Tealers who love cruisin' have noticed this rather attractive Type 35 on board "The Navigator of The Seas" in the main concourse. A  Teal badge  is displayed low down at the front.  Do any Tealers recognize this attractive car? (PS: Andy and Colin both believe the maritime Teal was previously  owned by Jack Hilton.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Teal bears a classic Teal numberplate with Ettore Bugatti's initials, and has fine lines (and brake covers, rather like Andy Dutton's and Jeff Turner's ) .  Let's hope one day soon she will be released from playing the role of The Flying Dutchman, endlessly wandering the seas without a crew, and return happily to the roads of Britain with a stalward Tealer at the helm... The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean Lines if you want to make an offer.

 

 


How many other Teals are there abroad?  We don't know, but here's an estimate:

 

 

France (5+), Belgium (3+), Netherlands (5+), Germany (5+), Irish Republic (1+) Switzerland (1), Spain (2+), Italy (1+), Malta (2), Cyprus (2), South Africa (1),Japan (1), Australia (1).  Thus there are  at least 30 Teals abroad, with possibly as many as 50.

 



Does any Tealer have better knowledge of the number of Teals abroad? Any updates most welcome! Scandinavia? Austria? Canada? USA?   Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

We're just back from lovely Malta (OK, I'm biased, Francesca is from Malta), where several  Tealers have spotted  this fine Teal parked outside their excellent Classic Car Museum at Qawra.  It's a sort of come-on to lure visitors into the museum, and it works. The Bugatti badge probably helps.        

 Brian   30.10.2016

 

 

 

 

for more information on this Teal (formerly UK registration HNZ 5433) see Teal of the Week No 31 on this website... 

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH  AIR  TEALING (PART 1) 

 

Further down this page you will see a feature on fresh air Tealing. Distinguished Tealer (and Teal Owners' Club Sec ) Andy 'The Enforcer' Dutton (better be nice to him) has sent us some pictures of  La Tecla crossing the border from Spain to Portugal on the 2015 push south....

 

 

 

 

in front of Andy and June in La Tecla are Dot and Phil and (leading) Rupert and Jean... fresh air Tealing in style.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  RE-DISCOVERED  IN  GERMANY 

 

now for sale,  and designated Teal of The Week No 151

 

Tealer Wolfgang Knupfer sends us news of a re-discovered Teal  now for sale in Germany :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang warns that she is not at the current time street legal in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 The asking price is 45,000 Euros. Here is the link to cut and paste:

 

 http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=232446820&isSearchRequest=
true&scopeId=C&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&makeModelVariant1.makeI
d=4350&pageNumber=1

 

 Does anyone recognise  Teal PUG 306 P ?  Would be grateful for any reply on the Discussion Forum on this website - thanks.

Thank you, splendid Tealer Wolfgang for this information. This Teal has now   been designated  Teal of The Week No 151.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info: Early Ian Foster Teal NDM960L, built in 1984 and one owner ever since is for sale on Ebay.  For photos see Teal of the Week No 111 on this website.  (Thanks, David W.) Note: Auction ends Monday 10th, 2101;14 bids so far (Monday 2018), reaching £9000 at the moment with 43 minutes to go...SOLD FOR £14,100 (24 Bids). About right?

 

 

 

 

How Big is Yours? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob (L), Club Chairman, and Andy, Club Secretary, compare sizes; June, wisely, is saying nothing.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

Fresh-Air Tealing  (Part 2)

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 


 

London rendez-vous (Angelo and David) 

 

 

 Coffee break: Type  35 or 37 - you decide (I can't).

 

 

 

Ideal workshop? 

 

 

 

 

 

 EB Colormeter.  Small Printing read vertically states:  Teal Motors  Altrincham Cheshire  England

 

Another quality trim item produced for Bob Jones of Teal Motors 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

What's special about 25th September? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phoenix

 

 

It's Tealer Neil Bridges Birthday.... will he sit in majestic Phoenix and eat his fruit cake, or play one of his lovely melodies on guitar on You Tube, or take a sunlit trip with Pam into the Yorkshire Dales? Whichever, we wish this fine young Tealer all the best for the years ahead, and thank him for his good companionship down many happy Teal trips...

 

and below two of more Neil's fine Teals - and his Mike King....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At David Ward's Egham garage yesterday (21 Sep) I was delighted to see four Teals: Dizzy, Gigi, David's own DNA, and the splendid Teal Grand Tourer  ('The Cream Cracker'), repatriated by David B and Janice after 28 years in Belgium - a fine car re-discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

My main purpose at David's was for my MG TF: a cleaning underneath, de-rust of surface rust and then waxoil of key areas, as well as the annual MOT test.  I also spent a delightful day with David chatting about all things Teal and much else, and drove back happily, with the top down and the wind in the hair, through sunlit September Surrey and Sussex - all Tealers will know that feeling of joy on the winding minor road, surrounded by open  fields and woodlands, and a with  a responsive car in one's hands - a total delight!

 

 

*** 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016: TEALERS  IN N. WALES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4th to 7th September,  21 Tealers * met up in Llangollen, North Wales, for a Teal  club get-together organised by Glen and Maggi, with a magnificent wind-blown drive round the hills and  narrow lanes of rural Wales, preceded by a day out in two rented narrow-boats on the Llangollen Canal, and by a visit to the local car museum. Emphasis was also  on the social side in the Chainbridge Hotel, built right alongside the impressive, noisy,  fast-flowing, rocky River Dee in spate.

 

Above: at the front our Club Secretary Andy (La Tecla) greets the new day, as does John 'Honey' King in the background, while in the second photo our Chairman Bob (Red Baron) is all set up for a Le Mans start... 

 

 

 


 

At the Llangollen Car Museum on the Sunday, three wise men (well, John, Colin and George) admire Tealer Vince's magnificent Onyx ( a little jewel ) with Teals beyond...the Onyx is also seen below:

 

 

 

The Onyx's beautifully-finished 1400 cc K-Series engine is shown here. Vince is a perfectionist, and it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

On the narrow boats on the beautiful  Monday it quickly became clear that  two Tealers stood out as to the rudder born, captains of their vessels:  Colin and John.   Others, including notably your correspondent, belonged to the crash and bump school, as they zig-zagged erratically downstream, colliding with anything that obstructed their passage....  Here are the natural stars, and their shipmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuesday Teal Run departed at a leisurely 1000, guided by Glen and Maggi, who led us up into the hills via the dramatic Horseshoe Pass, then  threading via a good B-road through attractive scenery to join the A5 and a pit stop for coffee (and Vimto) at the Country Cooks Cafe at Corwen (good car park too).   As we swung north in close formation dark clouds gathered, and we pulled into Betys-y-Coed for exploration and lunch - hoods went up and tonneaus went on as the drizzle continued (well, we were in Wales after all).  Our leader (Captain Sensible) was reasonably confident that the skies would clear after lunch, and so it proved:  A wizard return run through narrow lanes, snaking hill roads, cattle grids and sheep hazards ensued, ending back at Llangollen town for ice cream, Coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cream teas with Earl Grey (not all at once).

 

The splendid Tealers on this welcome Welsh gathering were Maggi and Glen, June and Andy, Dot and Phil, Irené and Colin, Jean  and Rupert, Janice and David, Pam and Neil, Wendy and John, Bob, Vince, George, Francesca and Brian. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sensible Teal Tourer 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUTCH  TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  NEW  TEAL TYPE 43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teal colleage in the Netherlands Aaldert  Postma has been on a five-year mission to design a new Teal Type 43, commission the car and have it  built in the UK by Mike Hall,  transport  it to Holland, re-engineer the 2500 Triumph straight 6 motor, sort out  the transmission system, commission a totally new 1920s-look hood, install electrics and instruments,  trim and paint the beauty and then put her on the road for trials.  His dedication has been rewarded in August 2016 near Amsterdam when this magnificent Teal Type 43 finally took to the roads  as seen here on its trial run  - with no faults found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delightful result, with Teal badge proudly displayed at the top of the radiator mesh, deserves the highest praise.   We congratulate you, Aaldert, for both the concept and the determination over several years to make this fine Teal a reality.   She makes an admirable companion for your other Teal, her splendid  sister Type 35 below.  Bravo! Een uitstekend resultaat!

 

 

 

 

 ****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS  AT  HANWORTH  AND  UXBRIDGE 

 

 

Over the summer in the South East, Teals have been prominent at the Hanworth and the Uxbridge Classic Car shows.... 

 

 

 

 

Four Tealers in particular have lead the charge - Angelo in his lovely Type 35 Pur Sang (above)  and ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in his splendid Teal Type 59 (above) with impressive new windscreen .... and David Ward in his lovely and powerful DNA or 'Dolly' (below) :

 

 

 

 

 

 also our Club Sec Andy Dutton in the impressive 'La Tecla':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the photos, Antonio..


 

 

  ****

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER TEAL RE-DISCOVERED

 

New Teal of the Week No 150 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-discovered in Somerset this month (August 2016) is this early Teal Type 35, fibreglass but with a steel bonnet; unusually for an early car it is  complete with a Triumph 6-cylinder 2000 cc motor, and is for sale at £10,000....

 

 

 

 If you'd like to discuss buying  RTT626 W, our new Teal of the Week No 150,  call  evenings or weekends on  07856 055226 .

 

Thanks to The Teal Owners' Club Website at www.tealownersclub.org for the info, Colin

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEALS - Mid-August 2016 

 

 

Last month Neil and Pam of Phoenix fame joined Colin and Fiona  (Vital Spark) at Tealer's John and Wendy's in Shropshire for a few days of Tealing (and eating).  Here Fiona and Colin come face-to-face with a sheep drove up John and Wendy's drive - luckily Vital Spark can take it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pam was chosen (unsurprisingly) as Miss Shropshire Honey,  promoting the good stuff  on John and Wendy's Shropshire Honey stall ...

 

 

 

 

 

and a trip to Stokesay Castle led to Tea for Six ( L to R:  Pam, Colin, Fiona, Wendy, John - and Neil on camera) 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Pam prepares Phoenix for the journey from Ludlow back to Sheffield while Neil is on camera - such improptu  Teal gatherings are the very essence of the Club - and great fun.  Our best wishes to The Shropshire Six....

 

 

****

 

 


 

 ***

 

 

TEALS ABROAD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question is often asked: are there many Teals abroad?  The answer is yes. Where? people then  ask.  Well, let's start with Japan - above is Mr Tominari's fine Type 59 Teal parked outside a Tokyo restaurant.

 

 

The Teal Type 59, designed by Bob Jones as a homage to the fabled Bugatti Type 59, is small, very fast and  most  attractive.  In 1994 a Japanese journalist living in Britain, Mr T. Tominari,  bought a Jaguar-powered straight six 4.2 litre Teal Type 59 (delivered to him in Reading from Projects of Distinction  by Bob Lewis, who built this fine sporting car),  and shipped it back to Japan when he left UK.  Below Mr Tominari  is enjoying this beauty in Britain before he departed , and more than 20 years later above is the same Teal Type 59  in Tokyo...last year (2015), Bob Lewis met up with Mr Tominari in Tokyo and viewed the Type 59 in its garage there;  full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

OK, that was  a Teal Type 59 in Japan, but what about a bit further away? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Day is a fine wine creator in the vineyards of Southern Australia, and he also  has a fine taste in cars: here he is  above in his Teal Type 59 on the day when our own  Oz Tealer Keith Lidgerwood (now sadly departed) visited him there three or four years ago, and ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

...here's the cockpit and exhaust detail of Robin's fine Type 59.  A couple of glasses of the finest red were consumed that day, I believe. 

 


*** 

 

OK, that's a  Teal Type 59  in Japan,  and  also in Australia - and there's another Type 59 in the Southern Hemisphere -  in Johannesburg, South Africa: 


 

 

 

 Jim Cope imported this beauty from Cambridge, UK, in 2014, and has had considerable work done on the cooling system, since the high altitude and considerable heat of Johannesburg led to a tendency to overheat. The wheels were blue, but are  now back to silver, with some additional charming details on this fine Type 59: 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the photos, Jim 

 

 

***** 

 

 

Variable Distance Teal 

 

 

'What's that?',  you ask  quite reasonably - a variable distance Teal?  A variable distance from home, that is, home where it was conceived - sometimes thousands of miles, sometimes 30 miles (Liverpool); because this Teal is an attraction on a cruise ship...


 

 
 
This is a rather unusual situation for a Teal: outside a cafe/restaurant in the main entertainments area on board  a cruise ship....
 
 
 
 
 
Several Tealers who love cruisin' have noticed this rather attractive Type 35 on board "The Navigator of The Seas" in the main concourse. A  Teal badge  is displayed low down at the front.  Do any Tealers recognize this attractive car? (PS: Andy and Colin both believe the maritime Teal was previously  owned by Jack Hilton.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Teal bears a classic Teal numberplate with Ettore Bugatti's initials, and has fine lines (and brake covers, rather like Andy Dutton's and Jeff Turner's ) .  Let's hope one day soon she will be released from playing the role of The Flying Dutchman, endlessly wandering the seas without a crew, and return happily to the roads of Britain with a stalward Tealer at the helm... The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean Lines if you want to make an offer.

 

 


How many other Teals are there abroad?  We don't know, but here's an estimate:

 

 

France (5+), Belgium (3+), Netherlands (5+), Germany (5+), Irish Republic (1+) Switzerland (1), Spain (2+), Italy (1+), Malta (2), Cyprus (2), South Africa (1),Japan (1), Australia (1).  Thus there are  at least 30 Teals abroad, with possibly as many as 50.

 



Does any Tealer have better knowledge of the number of Teals abroad? Any updates most welcome! Scandinavia? Austria? Canada? USA?   Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

We're just back from lovely Malta (OK, I'm biased, Francesca is from Malta), where several  Tealers have spotted  this fine Teal parked outside their excellent Classic Car Museum at Qawra.  It's a sort of come-on to lure visitors into the museum, and it works. The Bugatti badge probably helps.        

 Brian   30.10.2016

 

 

 

 

for more information on this Teal (formerly UK registration HNZ 5433) see Teal of the Week No 31 on this website... 

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH  AIR  TEALING (PART 1) 

 

Further down this page you will see a feature on fresh air Tealing. Distinguished Tealer (and Teal Owners' Club Sec ) Andy 'The Enforcer' Dutton (better be nice to him) has sent us some pictures of  La Tecla crossing the border from Spain to Portugal on the 2015 push south....

 

 

 

 

in front of Andy and June in La Tecla are Dot and Phil and (leading) Rupert and Jean... fresh air Tealing in style.

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  RE-DISCOVERED  IN  GERMANY 

 

now for sale,  and designated Teal of The Week No 151

 

Tealer Wolfgang Knupfer sends us news of a re-discovered Teal  now for sale in Germany :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang warns that she is not at the current time street legal in Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 The asking price is 45,000 Euros. Here is the link to cut and paste:

 

 http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=232446820&isSearchRequest=
true&scopeId=C&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&makeModelVariant1.makeI
d=4350&pageNumber=1

 

 Does anyone recognise  Teal PUG 306 P ?  Would be grateful for any reply on the Discussion Forum on this website - thanks.

Thank you, splendid Tealer Wolfgang for this information. This Teal has now   been designated  Teal of The Week No 151.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info: Early Ian Foster Teal NDM960L, built in 1984 and one owner ever since is for sale on Ebay.  For photos see Teal of the Week No 111 on this website.  (Thanks, David W.) Note: Auction ends Monday 10th, 2101;14 bids so far (Monday 2018), reaching £9000 at the moment with 43 minutes to go...SOLD FOR £14,100 (24 Bids). About right?

 

 

 

 

How Big is Yours? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bob (L), Club Chairman, and Andy, Club Secretary, compare sizes; June, wisely, is saying nothing.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

Fresh-Air Tealing  (Part 2)

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 


 

London rendez-vous (Angelo and David) 

 

 

 Coffee break: Type  35 or 37 - you decide (I can't).

 

 

 

Ideal workshop? 

 

 

 

 

 

 EB Colormeter.  Small Printing read vertically states:  Teal Motors  Altrincham Cheshire  England

 

Another quality trim item produced for Bob Jones of Teal Motors 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

What's special about 25th September? 

 

 

 

 

 

 Phoenix

 

 

It's Tealer Neil Bridges Birthday.... will he sit in majestic Phoenix and eat his fruit cake, or play one of his lovely melodies on guitar on You Tube, or take a sunlit trip with Pam into the Yorkshire Dales? Whichever, we wish this fine young Tealer all the best for the years ahead, and thank him for his good companionship down many happy Teal trips...

 

and below two of more Neil's fine Teals - and his Mike King....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At David Ward's Egham garage yesterday (21 Sep) I was delighted to see four Teals: Dizzy, Gigi, David's own DNA, and the splendid Teal Grand Tourer  ('The Cream Cracker'), repatriated by David B and Janice after 28 years in Belgium - a fine car re-discovered.

 

 

 

 

 

My main purpose at David's was for my MG TF: a cleaning underneath, de-rust of surface rust and then waxoil of key areas, as well as the annual MOT test.  I also spent a delightful day with David chatting about all things Teal and much else, and drove back happily, with the top down and the wind in the hair, through sunlit September Surrey and Sussex - all Tealers will know that feeling of joy on the winding minor road, surrounded by open  fields and woodlands, and a with  a responsive car in one's hands - a total delight!

 

 

*** 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016: TEALERS  IN N. WALES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 4th to 7th September,  21 Tealers * met up in Llangollen, North Wales, for a Teal  club get-together organised by Glen and Maggi, with a magnificent wind-blown drive round the hills and  narrow lanes of rural Wales, preceded by a day out in two rented narrow-boats on the Llangollen Canal, and by a visit to the local car museum. Emphasis was also  on the social side in the Chainbridge Hotel, built right alongside the impressive, noisy,  fast-flowing, rocky River Dee in spate.

 

Above: at the front our Club Secretary Andy (La Tecla) greets the new day, as does John 'Honey' King in the background, while in the second photo our Chairman Bob (Red Baron) is all set up for a Le Mans start... 

 

 

 


 

At the Llangollen Car Museum on the Sunday, three wise men (well, John, Colin and George) admire Tealer Vince's magnificent Onyx ( a little jewel ) with Teals beyond...the Onyx is also seen below:

 

 

 

The Onyx's beautifully-finished 1400 cc K-Series engine is shown here. Vince is a perfectionist, and it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

On the narrow boats on the beautiful  Monday it quickly became clear that  two Tealers stood out as to the rudder born, captains of their vessels:  Colin and John.   Others, including notably your correspondent, belonged to the crash and bump school, as they zig-zagged erratically downstream, colliding with anything that obstructed their passage....  Here are the natural stars, and their shipmates:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tuesday Teal Run departed at a leisurely 1000, guided by Glen and Maggi, who led us up into the hills via the dramatic Horseshoe Pass, then  threading via a good B-road through attractive scenery to join the A5 and a pit stop for coffee (and Vimto) at the Country Cooks Cafe at Corwen (good car park too).   As we swung north in close formation dark clouds gathered, and we pulled into Betys-y-Coed for exploration and lunch - hoods went up and tonneaus went on as the drizzle continued (well, we were in Wales after all).  Our leader (Captain Sensible) was reasonably confident that the skies would clear after lunch, and so it proved:  A wizard return run through narrow lanes, snaking hill roads, cattle grids and sheep hazards ensued, ending back at Llangollen town for ice cream, Coronation chicken sandwiches, and Welsh cream teas with Earl Grey (not all at once).

 

The splendid Tealers on this welcome Welsh gathering were Maggi and Glen, June and Andy, Dot and Phil, Irené and Colin, Jean  and Rupert, Janice and David, Pam and Neil, Wendy and John, Bob, Vince, George, Francesca and Brian. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sensible Teal Tourer 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUTCH  TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT  NEW  TEAL TYPE 43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Teal colleage in the Netherlands Aaldert  Postma has been on a five-year mission to design a new Teal Type 43, commission the car and have it  built in the UK by Mike Hall,  transport  it to Holland, re-engineer the 2500 Triumph straight 6 motor, sort out  the transmission system, commission a totally new 1920s-look hood, install electrics and instruments,  trim and paint the beauty and then put her on the road for trials.  His dedication has been rewarded in August 2016 near Amsterdam when this magnificent Teal Type 43 finally took to the roads  as seen here on its trial run  - with no faults found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The delightful result, with Teal badge proudly displayed at the top of the radiator mesh, deserves the highest praise.   We congratulate you, Aaldert, for both the concept and the determination over several years to make this fine Teal a reality.   She makes an admirable companion for your other Teal, her splendid  sister Type 35 below.  Bravo! Een uitstekend resultaat!

 

 

 

 

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TEALS  AT  HANWORTH  AND  UXBRIDGE 

 

 

Over the summer in the South East, Teals have been prominent at the Hanworth and the Uxbridge Classic Car shows.... 

 

 

 

 

Four Tealers in particular have lead the charge - Angelo in his lovely Type 35 Pur Sang (above)  and ... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David in his splendid Teal Type 59 (above) with impressive new windscreen .... and David Ward in his lovely and powerful DNA or 'Dolly' (below) :

 

 

 

 

 

 also our Club Sec Andy Dutton in the impressive 'La Tecla':

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thanks for the photos, Antonio..


 

 

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ANOTHER TEAL RE-DISCOVERED

 

New Teal of the Week No 150 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-discovered in Somerset this month (August 2016) is this early Teal Type 35, fibreglass but with a steel bonnet; unusually for an early car it is  complete with a Triumph 6-cylinder 2000 cc motor, and is for sale at £10,000....

 

 

 

 If you'd like to discuss buying  RTT626 W, our new Teal of the Week No 150,  call  evenings or weekends on  07856 055226 .

 

Thanks to The Teal Owners' Club Website at www.tealownersclub.org for the info, Colin

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TEALS - Mid-August 2016 

 

 

Last month Neil and Pam of Phoenix fame joined Colin and Fiona  (Vital Spark) at Tealer's John and Wendy's in Shropshire for a few days of Tealing (and eating).  Here Fiona and Colin come face-to-face with a sheep drove up John and Wendy's drive - luckily Vital Spark can take it....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and Pam was chosen (unsurprisingly) as Miss Shropshire Honey,  promoting the good stuff  on John and Wendy's Shropshire Honey stall ...

 

 

 

 

 

and a trip to Stokesay Castle led to Tea for Six ( L to R:  Pam, Colin, Fiona, Wendy, John - and Neil on camera) 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Pam prepares Phoenix for the journey from Ludlow back to Sheffield while Neil is on camera - such improptu  Teal gatherings are the very essence of the Club - and great fun.  Our best wishes to The Shropshire Six....

 

 

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TEALS ABROAD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The question is often asked: are there many Teals abroad?  The answer is yes. Where? people then  ask.  Well, let's start with Japan - above is Mr Tominari's fine Type 59 Teal parked outside a Tokyo restaurant.

 

 

The Teal Type 59, designed by Bob Jones as a homage to the fabled Bugatti Type 59, is small, very fast and  most  attractive.  In 1994 a Japanese journalist living in Britain, Mr T. Tominari,  bought a Jaguar-powered straight six 4.2 litre Teal Type 59 (delivered to him in Reading from Projects of Distinction  by Bob Lewis, who built this fine sporting car),  and shipped it back to Japan when he left UK.  Below Mr Tominari  is enjoying this beauty in Britain before he departed , and more than 20 years later above is the same Teal Type 59  in Tokyo...last year (2015), Bob Lewis met up with Mr Tominari in Tokyo and viewed the Type 59 in its garage there;  full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OK, that was  a Teal Type 59 in Japan, but what about a bit further away? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Day is a fine wine creator in the vineyards of Southern Australia, and he also  has a fine taste in cars: here he is  above in his Teal Type 59 on the day when our own  Oz Tealer Keith Lidgerwood (now sadly departed) visited him there three or four years ago, and ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

...here's the cockpit and exhaust detail of Robin's fine Type 59.  A couple of glasses of the finest red were consumed that day, I believe. 

 


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OK, that's a  Teal Type 59  in Japan,  and  also in Australia - and there's another Type 59 in the Southern Hemisphere -  in Johannesburg, South Africa: 


 

 

 

 Jim Cope imported this beauty from Cambridge, UK, in 2014, and has had considerable work done on the cooling system, since the high altitude and considerable heat of Johannesburg led to a tendency to overheat. The wheels were blue, but are  now back to silver, with some additional charming details on this fine Type 59: 

  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the photos, Jim 

 

 

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Variable Distance Teal 

 

 

'What's that?',  you ask  quite reasonably - a variable distance Teal?  A variable distance from home, that is, home where it was conceived - sometimes thousands of miles, sometimes 30 miles (Liverpool); because this Teal is an attraction on a cruise ship...


 

 
 
This is a rather unusual situation for a Teal: outside a cafe/restaurant in the main entertainments area on board  a cruise ship....
 
 
 
 
 
Several Tealers who love cruisin' have noticed this rather attractive Type 35 on board "The Navigator of The Seas" in the main concourse. A  Teal badge  is displayed low down at the front.  Do any Tealers recognize this attractive car? (PS: Andy and Colin both believe the maritime Teal was previously  owned by Jack Hilton.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Teal bears a classic Teal numberplate with Ettore Bugatti's initials, and has fine lines (and brake covers, rather like Andy Dutton's and Jeff Turner's ) .  Let's hope one day soon she will be released from playing the role of The Flying Dutchman, endlessly wandering the seas without a crew, and return happily to the roads of Britain with a stalward Tealer at the helm... The ship belongs to Royal Caribbean Lines if you want to make an offer.

 

 


How many other Teals are there abroad?  We don't know, but here's an estimate:

 

 

France (5+), Belgium (3+), Netherlands (5+), Germany (5+), Irish Republic (1+) Switzerland (1), Spain (2+), Italy (1+), Malta (2), Cyprus (2), South Africa (1),Japan (1), Australia (1).  Thus there are  at least 30 Teals abroad, with possibly as many as 50.

 



Does any Tealer have better knowledge of the number of Teals abroad? Any updates most welcome! Scandinavia? Austria? Canada? USA?   Thank you.

 

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Jane speeds her sleek Teal Type 35 through the Chiltern hills

photo: Tealer Andrew Smith

Teal 1988 Christmas Card

With thanks to Suzie,Pat and John

With thanks to distinguished Tealer Bob Lewis and his Projects of Distinction (Type 59 and Classic Delivery Van)

and here's a Teal Christmas Card from about 1996 with Colin Halsey's fine red Teal (then owned by Glen Ibbotson) in the foreground and John Elwell's Blue Beast under The Duck sign - clearly a Teal Duck.... with thanks to the Elwell family, Andy Dutton and artist Roy Barrett.

At about this time of year, rare creatures may sometimes be spotted in remote areas of UK and Europe. We call these strange visions...

'THE SNOW BIRDS '


with thanks to Andrew, Tom and Roger de H.

Brrr. Will your Teal be a snowbird this winter?If so, please do send photos to brncrook@aol.com ( when your fingers have thawed out ). Thanks.

and here's the driver of a stylish Bugatti Type 57 showing how it can be done:

Photo: Jaap Horst Bugatti Page - thank you


After all that snow, here are some impressive Teals in the dry:

Angelo and Antonio enjoy the Prescott hillclimb in their stylish Teal Type 35 'Pur Sang'...

David Ward's dream machine Teal Type 35: DNA ('Dolly'); and below:

David and Sharon enjoy Dolly in the sunlight - I like Sharon's leopard-skin ears...

Dot and Phil's Type 35

June and Andy's Type 35 - with Honey



Joyce and Mike Astill arrive for the Knowsley Show in their fine Type 35. Bob Jones built Teals for the last four years of his Teal production at Mike and Joyce's Grimsditch Hall in Cheshire; see the page Bob Jones Teal Album on this website for lots of photos.

Wolfgang's fine Teal Type 35 enjoys summer sunshine near Ulm, Baden-Wurttemburg ...

Colin's delightful and well-travelled Type 35 'Puddle Jumper' at Stoneleigh

Rupert and Jean's elegant 'Grasshopper' attracts a feline friend in Spain...

Ron and Sheila Stamp's delightful 'Hirondelle' four-seater Teal 35

Ian and Lavinia, long-time Tealers, cross the bridge on the Lakes and Borders Run in Scotland

Roger and Carola feel free in Border country




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Jane speeds her sleek Teal Type 35 through the Chiltern hills

photo: Tealer Andrew Smith

Teal 1988 Christmas Card

With thanks to Suzie,Pat and John

With thanks to distinguished Tealer Bob Lewis and his Projects of Distinction (Type 59 and Classic Delivery Van)

and here's a Teal Christmas Card from about 1996 with Colin Halsey's fine red Teal (then owned by Glen Ibbotson) in the foreground and John Elwell's Blue Beast under The Duck sign - clearly a Teal Duck.... with thanks to the Elwell family, Andy Dutton and artist Roy Barrett.

At about this time of year, rare creatures may sometimes be spotted in remote areas of UK and Europe. We call these strange visions...

'THE SNOW BIRDS '


with thanks to Andrew, Tom and Roger de H.

Brrr. Will your Teal be a snowbird this winter?If so, please do send photos to brncrook@aol.com ( when your fingers have thawed out ). Thanks.

and here's the driver of a stylish Bugatti Type 57 showing how it can be done:

Photo: Jaap Horst Bugatti Page - thank you


After all that snow, here are some impressive Teals in the dry:

Angelo and Antonio enjoy the Prescott hillclimb in their stylish Teal Type 35 'Pur Sang'...

David Ward's dream machine Teal Type 35: DNA ('Dolly'); and below:

David and Sharon enjoy Dolly in the sunlight - I like Sharon's leopard-skin ears...

Dot and Phil's Type 35

June and Andy's Type 35 - with Honey



Joyce and Mike Astill arrive for the Knowsley Show in their fine Type 35. Bob Jones built Teals for the last four years of his Teal production at Mike and Joyce's Grimsditch Hall in Cheshire; see the page Bob Jones Teal Album on this website for lots of photos.

Wolfgang's fine Teal Type 35 enjoys summer sunshine near Ulm, Baden-Wurttemburg ...

Colin's delightful and well-travelled Type 35 'Puddle Jumper' at Stoneleigh

Rupert and Jean's elegant 'Grasshopper' attracts a feline friend in Spain...

Ron and Sheila Stamp's delightful 'Hirondelle' four-seater Teal 35

Ian and Lavinia, long-time Tealers, cross the bridge on the Lakes and Borders Run in Scotland

Roger and Carola feel free in Border country




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Jane speeds her sleek Teal Type 35 through the Chiltern hills

photo: Tealer Andrew Smith

Teal 1988 Christmas Card

With thanks to Suzie,Pat and John

With thanks to distinguished Tealer Bob Lewis and his Projects of Distinction (Type 59 and Classic Delivery Van)

and here's a Teal Christmas Card from about 1996 with Colin Halsey's fine red Teal (then owned by Glen Ibbotson) in the foreground and John Elwell's Blue Beast under The Duck sign - clearly a Teal Duck.... with thanks to the Elwell family, Andy Dutton and artist Roy Barrett.

At about this time of year, rare creatures may sometimes be spotted in remote areas of UK and Europe. We call these strange visions...

'THE SNOW BIRDS '


with thanks to Andrew, Tom and Roger de H.

Brrr. Will your Teal be a snowbird this winter?If so, please do send photos to brncrook@aol.com ( when your fingers have thawed out ). Thanks.

and here's the driver of a stylish Bugatti Type 57 showing how it can be done:

Photo: Jaap Horst Bugatti Page - thank you


After all that snow, here are some impressive Teals in the dry:

Angelo and Antonio enjoy the Prescott hillclimb in their stylish Teal Type 35 'Pur Sang'...

David Ward's dream machine Teal Type 35: DNA ('Dolly'); and below:

David and Sharon enjoy Dolly in the sunlight - I like Sharon's leopard-skin ears...

Dot and Phil's Type 35

June and Andy's Type 35 - with Honey



Joyce and Mike Astill arrive for the Knowsley Show in their fine Type 35. Bob Jones built Teals for the last four years of his Teal production at Mike and Joyce's Grimsditch Hall in Cheshire; see the page Bob Jones Teal Album on this website for lots of photos.

Wolfgang's fine Teal Type 35 enjoys summer sunshine near Ulm, Baden-Wurttemburg ...

Colin's delightful and well-travelled Type 35 'Puddle Jumper' at Stoneleigh

Rupert and Jean's elegant 'Grasshopper' attracts a feline friend in Spain...

Ron and Sheila Stamp's delightful 'Hirondelle' four-seater Teal 35

Ian and Lavinia, long-time Tealers, cross the bridge on the Lakes and Borders Run in Scotland

Roger and Carola feel free in Border country




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Jane speeds her sleek Teal Type 35 through the Chiltern hills

photo: Tealer Andrew Smith

Teal 1988 Christmas Card

With thanks to Suzie,Pat and John

With thanks to distinguished Tealer Bob Lewis and his Projects of Distinction (Type 59 and Classic Delivery Van)

and here's a Teal Christmas Card from about 1996 with Colin Halsey's fine red Teal (then owned by Glen Ibbotson) in the foreground and John Elwell's Blue Beast under The Duck sign - clearly a Teal Duck.... with thanks to the Elwell family, Andy Dutton and artist Roy Barrett.

At about this time of year, rare creatures may sometimes be spotted in remote areas of UK and Europe. We call these strange visions...

'THE SNOW BIRDS '


with thanks to Andrew, Tom and Roger de H.

Brrr. Will your Teal be a snowbird this winter?If so, please do send photos to brncrook@aol.com ( when your fingers have thawed out ). Thanks.

and here's the driver of a stylish Bugatti Type 57 showing how it can be done:

Photo: Jaap Horst Bugatti Page - thank you


After all that snow, here are some impressive Teals in the dry:

Angelo and Antonio enjoy the Prescott hillclimb in their stylish Teal Type 35 'Pur Sang'...

David Ward's dream machine Teal Type 35: DNA ('Dolly'); and below:

David and Sharon enjoy Dolly in the sunlight - I like Sharon's leopard-skin ears...

Dot and Phil's Type 35

June and Andy's Type 35 - with Honey



Joyce and Mike Astill arrive for the Knowsley Show in their fine Type 35. Bob Jones built Teals for the last four years of his Teal production at Mike and Joyce's Grimsditch Hall in Cheshire; see the page Bob Jones Teal Album on this website for lots of photos.

Wolfgang's fine Teal Type 35 enjoys summer sunshine near Ulm, Baden-Wurttemburg ...

Colin's delightful and well-travelled Type 35 'Puddle Jumper' at Stoneleigh

Rupert and Jean's elegant 'Grasshopper' attracts a feline friend in Spain...

Ron and Sheila Stamp's delightful 'Hirondelle' four-seater Teal 35

Ian and Lavinia, long-time Tealers, cross the bridge on the Lakes and Borders Run in Scotland

Roger and Carola feel free in Border country




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Classic: Touring Teals (and a Replicar) en route

(Photo Martin Quested, with thanks)

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TEALS IN NORMANDY

Expert Teal photographer Wendy has sent us some fine pictures of Teals and Tealers in Normandy this summer... Above:

Our Tommy 'Lincoln' Gunz in Normandy, June 2016

George with Norman Guest

Neil in Phoenix with French Lady Guest

En Route: Rupert and Jean enjoy the sunshine in their admirable Teal.

Beside the Channel: Sunlit Tealers include Phil, Jean, Rupert, Dot, Maggi, Glen, Pam, Tommy, Neil and George, with Wendy on Camera

Thanks for the photos, Wendy - it looks a happy Teal trip...

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A JEWEL UNVEILED

Loyal Tealer Dave Bellis sends us from southern France a delightful photo of his splendid Onyx, just now completed (Nov 2016) after two years of re-build, redesign, reconstruction - and respray. The size of a Bugatti Type 37, and with the looks ( and handling) of a starlet, this Onyx is a real gem... powered by 1500 cc, just like a Bugatti Type 37.

We wish Dave and Jackie good health and bags of fun on the attractive rural routes of France - and, we hope, Britain.

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FERGUS MOSQUITO - AND TEAL

Please see new post on the Discussion Forum of this website about Fergus Mosquito for sale - then read this....

A couple of months ago I met a charming couple of brothers in our Sussex village driving a Fergus Mosquito. I took a couple of photos of their car and had a good chat, then as I was near my house I showed them photos of Tealer Keith Lidgerwood's Mosquito, which he was kind enough to let me drive (see photos). From the post on the Discussion Forum, it seeems that the Sussex Mosquito is now up for sale...

The Fergus Mosquito which is for sale, seen in Henfield, Sussex a couple of months ago.

Keith in his Fergus Mosquito in Cheshire

Keith's Fergus Mosquito and Teal Type 35 (The Teal was later John King's, and is now in Germany)

Brian from Henfield driving the Lidgerwood Mosquito (photo: Keith)

see also comments on Discussion Forum....

Here's a 1980s advert for the Mosquito, built in Devon:

....while Talking of the Fergus company of Kingsbridge, Devon, a friend in France (called Christian) bought a very pretty Fergus Wren - a replica of a 1930s Austin Ulster:

Isn't she delightful? Built in the 1980s and powered by a 1300cc Morris Marina engine. Small World.

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Classic: Touring Teals (and a Replicar) en route

(Photo Martin Quested, with thanks)

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TEALS IN NORMANDY

Expert Teal photographer Wendy has sent us some fine pictures of Teals and Tealers in Normandy this summer... Above:

Our Tommy 'Lincoln' Gunz in Normandy, June 2016

George with Norman Guest

Neil in Phoenix with French Lady Guest

En Route: Rupert and Jean enjoy the sunshine in their admirable Teal.

Beside the Channel: Sunlit Tealers include Phil, Jean, Rupert, Dot, Maggi, Glen, Pam, Tommy, Neil and George, with Wendy on Camera

Thanks for the photos, Wendy - it looks a happy Teal trip...

***

A JEWEL UNVEILED

Loyal Tealer Dave Bellis sends us from southern France a delightful photo of his splendid Onyx, just now completed (Nov 2016) after two years of re-build, redesign, reconstruction - and respray. The size of a Bugatti Type 37, and with the looks ( and handling) of a starlet, this Onyx is a real gem... powered by 1500 cc, just like a Bugatti Type 37.

We wish Dave and Jackie good health and bags of fun on the attractive rural routes of France - and, we hope, Britain.

***

FERGUS MOSQUITO - AND TEAL

Please see new post on the Discussion Forum of this website about Fergus Mosquito for sale - then read this....

A couple of months ago I met a charming couple of brothers in our Sussex village driving a Fergus Mosquito. I took a couple of photos of their car and had a good chat, then as I was near my house I showed them photos of Tealer Keith Lidgerwood's Mosquito, which he was kind enough to let me drive (see photos). From the post on the Discussion Forum, it seeems that the Sussex Mosquito is now up for sale...

The Fergus Mosquito which is for sale, seen in Henfield, Sussex a couple of months ago.

Keith in his Fergus Mosquito in Cheshire

Keith's Fergus Mosquito and Teal Type 35 (The Teal was later John King's, and is now in Germany)

Brian from Henfield driving the Lidgerwood Mosquito (photo: Keith)

see also comments on Discussion Forum....

Here's a 1980s advert for the Mosquito, built in Devon:

....while Talking of the Fergus company of Kingsbridge, Devon, a friend in France (called Christian) bought a very pretty Fergus Wren - a replica of a 1930s Austin Ulster:

Isn't she delightful? Built in the 1980s and powered by a 1300cc Morris Marina engine. Small World.

***




Classic: Touring Teals (and a Replicar) en route

(Photo Martin Quested, with thanks)

***

TEALS IN NORMANDY

Expert Teal photographer Wendy has sent us some fine pictures of Teals and Tealers in Normandy this summer... Above:

Our Tommy 'Lincoln' Gunz in Normandy, June 2016

George with Norman Guest

Neil in Phoenix with French Lady Guest

En Route: Rupert and Jean enjoy the sunshine in their admirable Teal.

Beside the Channel: Sunlit Tealers include Phil, Jean, Rupert, Dot, Maggi, Glen, Pam, Tommy, Neil and George, with Wendy on Camera

Thanks for the photos, Wendy - it looks a happy Teal trip...

***

A JEWEL UNVEILED

Loyal Tealer Dave Bellis sends us from southern France a delightful photo of his splendid Onyx, just now completed (Nov 2016) after two years of re-build, redesign, reconstruction - and respray. The size of a Bugatti Type 37, and with the looks ( and handling) of a starlet, this Onyx is a real gem... powered by 1500 cc, just like a Bugatti Type 37.

We wish Dave and Jackie good health and bags of fun on the attractive rural routes of France - and, we hope, Britain.

***

FERGUS MOSQUITO - AND TEAL

Please see new post on the Discussion Forum of this website about Fergus Mosquito for sale - then read this....

A couple of months ago I met a charming couple of brothers in our Sussex village driving a Fergus Mosquito. I took a couple of photos of their car and had a good chat, then as I was near my house I showed them photos of Tealer Keith Lidgerwood's Mosquito, which he was kind enough to let me drive (see photos). From the post on the Discussion Forum, it seeems that the Sussex Mosquito is now up for sale...

The Fergus Mosquito which is for sale, seen in Henfield, Sussex a couple of months ago.

Keith in his Fergus Mosquito in Cheshire

Keith's Fergus Mosquito and Teal Type 35 (The Teal was later John King's, and is now in Germany)

Brian from Henfield driving the Lidgerwood Mosquito (photo: Keith)

see also comments on Discussion Forum....

Here's a 1980s advert for the Mosquito, built in Devon:

....while Talking of the Fergus company of Kingsbridge, Devon, a friend in France (called Christian) bought a very pretty Fergus Wren - a replica of a 1930s Austin Ulster:

Isn't she delightful? Built in the 1980s and powered by a 1300cc Morris Marina engine. Small World.

***




Classic: Touring Teals (and a Replicar) en route

(Photo Martin Quested, with thanks)

***

TEALS IN NORMANDY

Expert Teal photographer Wendy has sent us some fine pictures of Teals and Tealers in Normandy this summer... Above:

Our Tommy 'Lincoln' Gunz in Normandy, June 2016

George with Norman Guest

Neil in Phoenix with French Lady Guest

En Route: Rupert and Jean enjoy the sunshine in their admirable Teal.

Beside the Channel: Sunlit Tealers include Phil, Jean, Rupert, Dot, Maggi, Glen, Pam, Tommy, Neil and George, with Wendy on Camera

Thanks for the photos, Wendy - it looks a happy Teal trip...

***

A JEWEL UNVEILED

Loyal Tealer Dave Bellis sends us from southern France a delightful photo of his splendid Onyx, just now completed (Nov 2016) after two years of re-build, redesign, reconstruction - and respray. The size of a Bugatti Type 37, and with the looks ( and handling) of a starlet, this Onyx is a real gem... powered by 1500 cc, just like a Bugatti Type 37.

We wish Dave and Jackie good health and bags of fun on the attractive rural routes of France - and, we hope, Britain.

***

FERGUS MOSQUITO - AND TEAL

Please see new post on the Discussion Forum of this website about Fergus Mosquito for sale - then read this....

A couple of months ago I met a charming couple of brothers in our Sussex village driving a Fergus Mosquito. I took a couple of photos of their car and had a good chat, then as I was near my house I showed them photos of Tealer Keith Lidgerwood's Mosquito, which he was kind enough to let me drive (see photos). From the post on the Discussion Forum, it seeems that the Sussex Mosquito is now up for sale...

The Fergus Mosquito which is for sale, seen in Henfield, Sussex a couple of months ago.

Keith in his Fergus Mosquito in Cheshire

Keith's Fergus Mosquito and Teal Type 35 (The Teal was later John King's, and is now in Germany)

Brian from Henfield driving the Lidgerwood Mosquito (photo: Keith)

see also comments on Discussion Forum....

Here's a 1980s advert for the Mosquito, built in Devon:

....while Talking of the Fergus company of Kingsbridge, Devon, a friend in France (called Christian) bought a very pretty Fergus Wren - a replica of a 1930s Austin Ulster:

Isn't she delightful? Built in the 1980s and powered by a 1300cc Morris Marina engine. Small World.

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