Teal News from July 2017

 

 

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SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

***

PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

*****

Racing Teal Shadows

***


MS TEAL

SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

***

PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

*****

Racing Teal Shadows

***


MS TEAL

SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

***

PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

*****

Racing Teal Shadows

***


MS TEAL

SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

***

PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

*****

Racing Teal Shadows

***


MS TEAL

SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

***

PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

*****

Racing Teal Shadows

***


MS TEAL

SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

***

PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

*****

Racing Teal Shadows

***


MS TEAL

SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

***

PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

*****

Racing Teal Shadows

***


MS TEAL

SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

***

PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

*****

Racing Teal Shadows

***


MS TEAL

SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

***

PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

*****

Racing Teal Shadows

***


MS TEAL

SHOULD SHE BE OUR MASCOT?

This is CLARE TEAL, popular British-born hit singer of Jazz and Standards. Should Bob, Andy and Dot get in touch and ask her to be the official Teal mascot? After all, one of her hit songs is Chasing Cars.... oh, and she's Yorkshire-born. Sufficient credentials? Her lovely singing may be heard and watched on www.youtube.co.uk, as may the moving songs of our own Teal Troubadour Neil Bridges, also from Yorkshire. Is it something in the water?

***

Teal Racer Germany - lowered chassis?

Thanks to Richard Ashton

Who? Where? When?

Ron and Sheila's four-seater Type 35 and Stu's boat-tail Type 35 - John O'Groats, Spider Run 1, 2007

*****


Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

***


PROFILE OF A TEAL


This rather fine Teal Type 35 boat-tail (6C/2500 Triumph), sometimes called The Silver Streak, was purchased by Keith Lidgerwood and John Chalmers, together with a Fergus Mosquito replica of a 1930s Aston Martin, from the estate of a former garage owner in Scotland, and brought to Cheshire.



Unfortunately Keith was becoming unwell at this time, and John is a busy heart surgeon so they were not able to develop the full potential of these fine cars; this Type 35 was then sold to fellow-Tealer, and enthusiast John King from nearby Shropshire, who spent over a year working on improvements to engine, gear box, brakes and running gear....

After much work and several adventures, John brought his lovely Silver Streak on Teal rallies in Shropshire, Wales, to Prescott and, memorably on Spider Run 2 with Wendy heading for Land's End.


Silver Streak with John and Wendy at Two Bridges, Dartmoor

Silver Streak in good company at St Michael's Mount (L to R Captain Sensible, Violet, DNA aka Dolly, Silver Streak)

Eleven Teals at Land's End; Silver Streak central.

End of the Road: John and Wendy complete Spider Run 2.

After much fun and games, John received from Germany a generous offer, and Silver Streak departed for the Continent to star in the Essen Classic Car Show. And very fine she looked too, a credit to the Teal Marque:

and John King? He bought himself another Teal, naturally.

***

NEW TEAL OF THE WEEK (No 154)


A Teal Type 35 four-seater appeared on Ebay(7/8/17) which hasn't been seen in Teal circles for about 10 years. She's registered TIL 1930, is dark blue, with an 1800cc engine and she has less than 28,000 miles on the clock.

She has a rather lovely and unusual dashboard for a Teal, with a switch marked aerial (!). She also is fitted with an elephant Bugatti radiator mascot.

We understand that this Teal was originally bought in uncompleted kit form by Cliff Sedman, completed by him and then sold on many years ago, and that considerable cosmetic improvements have subsequently been carried out...There's no doubt Teal of the week No 154 is a beauty; but not cheap. Nor should she be.

Thanks Cliff and Andy

****

Comment: There are three fine Teal 4-seaters avaiiable at the moment; the one above, Neil Bridges' lovely 'Phoenix' and Chris's grey-blue Teal, also on Ebay - any one of which would make a fine grand tourer. Good Tealing to the lucky purchasers - and you'll be welcome in The Teal Owners' Club (the best £18 worth on the market, and at least a hundred instant colleagues).


OUR TEAL ORIGINS

Many Tealers will recall that Bob Jones took over the manufacture of Teals from Ian Foster in early 1986, and by October of that year was producing re-designed, aluminium-bodied Teals, which were a rapid success with the general public.

Bob couldn't keep up with the demand for Teals from his Altrincham site alone, so he asked Tealer Ben Trumble in Yorkshire to set up a second manufacturing team (Ben, the two Johns and Steve the Sprayer), operating out of Leeds, receiving Teal kits from Bob and building them up into complete aluminium-bodied Teals, painted to the customer's specification; this they did successfully, trading as Northern Classic Sports Cars, for several years.

The full story is told by Ben on Page 11 of this website "Thrilling Teals", where he also talks about the many miles he covered driving his two Teals (Dizzy 1 and Dizzy 2) far and wide across Europe. These Teals are still running today. The advertising page above is a reflection of that happy manufacturing period where Teals were being produced on both sides of the Pennines.

Thank You, David Brown, for the leaflet.

***

TEALERS THREE

Jean, David and Rupert beside the Kennet and Avon Canal on the Dutch ORCA trip last year

****

Andy, our Club Secretary, laps it up at Angouleme; Ian, Cliff and June also enjoy this fine well-patinated Bugatti Type 35, and Andy's affection for it....who wouldn't?

****

Recently I've been over Rye and Hastings way, on the Sussex coast . It has been p*ssing down. On the map something caught my eye: Historic Motor Museum. Worth a look. When I got there, at Rolvenden, 15 miles inland from Rye, these cars were parked outside:

and six more similar beauties in the pub car-park nearby - a club outing, clearly (it was lunchtime).

You enter the museum through an old-fashioned car memoribilia shop - bits and pieces everywhere, a higgledy-piggledy delight! Entry to the Museum itself is £3.50 ( taken by an old lady and old gentleman ) through the back of the shop, and looks like this:

and inside that door one is greeted by this sight:

The whole room (and it goes a long way back, then a second room) is packed with 1920s and 1930s Morgan three-wheelers, all magnificently restored over the past 50 years by the old gentleman, Mr Chris Booth. And one can wallow in nostalgia, for on every side are show cases stuffed with every kind imaginable of pre-war and 50's car memoribilia. Well worth the £3.50!

It all reminded me of when our Teal Club visited the Morgan factory in Malvern in 2012 on the Tewksbury Run, and we saw many of the delightful new Morgan 3-wheelers (and four-) being hand created before our eyes...

Andy keeps an eye on the Morgan 3-wheeler assembly line

The finished Morgan three-wheeler - 2012

And when I came out of the Morgan museum, the rain had stopped.

Why so much interest? I must admit I'm biased, because before I had Brigitte Teal, I drove the maroon 4/4 below:

Yes, it had its plus points: it looked good, it came with some prestige and pride, and went well in a straight line; but I found the steering very heavy on corners, and at slow speeds, such as when parking, it became a wrestling match... perhaps it was just my car, but when Brigitte Teal came up for offer, what a contrast - she had all the plus points, and was also a pleasure to drive at any speed. Of course our distinguished Tealing colleagues, Neil and Vicky, previously the owners of Vital Spark, are now the custodians of a splendid Morgan Plus 4 :

and Aaldert of the two splendid Teals also has a fine large Morgan Aero 8 which he has brought on Teal and social runs:

Sharon, David, Willie, Aaldert and Francesca with Aaldert's Morgan in Sussex

mmmmmmmmm

Addendum: received from Wendy King via Andy Dutton -

It is also suitable for Tealers of all ages


That ends my Morgan piece - if you are in Sussex/Kent you might like to visit this lovely little museum at Rolvenden TN17 4LP, website www.morganmuseum.org.uk - and not far away is the Bentley Wildfowl and Classic Car Museum (nothing to do with Bentleys the cars, but a fine small collection of Classics).

BC 3.8.17

****

A PERSONAL OPINION

The 'Teal Bugatti Type 44' currently for sale on EBay is not, in my personal view, a Teal Type 44. It is a Teal Type 35 four-seat tourer, which, I believe, was not meant in any way by Bob Jones to replicate a Bugatti Type 44. There is only one Teal Type 44, which was intended to look like a Bugatti Type 44 so far as I know, built by Bob Jones, a completely different shape, with doors, running boards, a different hood profile and with a Ford Pinto 2-litre engine. The lovely Type 35 four-seater Teal currently for sale looks very like Teal of the Week No 72.

This is the only Teal Type 44, so far as we know, intended by Bob Jones to look like a Bugatti Type 44 :

***

BROOKLANDS A FEW THURSDAYS AGO

While the mechanics at David Ward's garage were adjusting the brakes on my little Fiat Panda, DW suggested a spin over to Brooklands in his Teal Type 35 boat tail 'Dolly'. Yes! Here David is adjusting tyre pressures outside the Brooklands Clubhouse on a glorious sunny day....

As a Brooklands member, David has access all areas and we viewed the aircraft museums, including Vickers Vimy, Hawker Hunters, Jet Provost, Swift, VC10, BAC1-11, and a Vickers Varsity nav trainer in which I flew in 1963 from RAF Hullavington, and also the splendid collection of classic sports and racing cars of the 1920s, 30s and Grand Prix racers up to date - a delight.

A number of Brooklands staff and visitors admired the quality, patination and lines of David's Teal, also the cockpit instruments and Bugatti steering wheel, and his unusual external gear change:

And when we arrived back at Egham after lunch at Brooklands and an exhilarating supercharged spin back, my Fiat was fixed and ready to return to Sussex. Personal service indeed from David, Karen and the team - all Tealers receive a special welcome - recommended.

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PENNINE RUN

In the Pennines near Hawes, Phil directs Tealers to the right while our ownThomas Gunz sweeps up stragglers ...

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Racing Teal Shadows

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MOORS  FARM  HOUSE

 

 

 

 

A few years ago a considerable number of Tealers gathered at Moors Farm House near Welshpool for the long-weekend Welsh borders/Shropshire Run. Dave and Suzi (our Teal Spiel Editor) were there in dad and mum's (John and Pat Elwell's)  Blue Beast (above), as were Dot and Phil (waving above and immediately below):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Bridges joined up with his usual enthusiasm in his then two-seater (now four - 'Phoenix'); behind him you can spot Ron and Sheila in their lovely green four-seater Tourer 'Hirondelle'... 

 

 

 

Bob Mills, our Teal Owners' Club Chairman, motored down from The Wirral in style in his  handsome self-built 'Red Baron'  to join the festivities: 

 

 

 

 

 

The inimitable Keith was there (sadly no longer with us) with his Replicar (below) and behind him half-hidden above  is our charming hostess, Henia,  the owner of Moors Farm House, a handsome and well appointed Georgian building of pleasing proportions...

 

 

 


 

Roger de Havilland was there with the glorious-sounding  'Gigi', and beyond Keith readies his sky blue rear-engined Replicar...

 

 

 

 

John, Keith's heart surgeon and enthusiastic Tealer/Replicar pilot, had devised a route of rural Welsh beauty and considerable length to challenge us all. Would Bob's motor be up to the job? Yes, in spades!

 

 

 

 

Here are Keith (driver) and heart surgeon John, who often took it in turns to drive  on many Teal/Replicar runs..

 

 

 

 

 

Keen Tealers Chris and Yvonne had brought their sporty LHD TR8 along to the party and.... 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian was between Teals (Brigitte had left him, and Violet was yet to arrive), so he brought his pretty modernish MG TF along to keep Chris's  TR8 company -  though just why he had attached a yellow wooden  duck to the boot of the MG  was anyone's guess....can you spot it?

 

 

 

 

 

That's the one - called Jemima apparently 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Harry and Carol (or should that be lovely Carol and Harry - yes) had motored up from Essex, keen to join the Tealing fun, in their fine dark green Replicar (hard left above) - always excellent company, and stalwart Tealers in this country and the next (and the one beyond).

 

Route plans were handed out, maps consulted, watches synchronised, engines started, throttles blipped, hand signals given and responded to,  and off we went down narrow Welsh lanes through narrower  border tracks, past and through remote sheep-strewn towns (twice sometimes), over dams, up hill and down valley until we had given the cars (and drivers) a thorough testing.  T and P stops were sought, sandwiches eaten, maps turned the other way up, and Moor Farm happily regained.

 

Here after drinks and a song in the marquee,  a splendid supper was served by our charming hostess in a handsome Georgian dining room on a splendid 16-seat dining table.  More drinks were consumed, dubious jokes exchanged, tall tales told,  a quiz attempted and bonhomie reigned.  And so to bed.

 

 

 

 Next day dawned clear and bright, with a stiff breeze from the west;  some Tealers were returning home, but a hard core pressed on into deepest Shropshire, which as you will know is fairly deep (one of the lovliest counties in England, methinks: unspoiled). High ridges were traversed, the Wrekin spotted, and a happy arrival at a high-altitude gliding club achieved, where these lovely sky sailers were observed and envied. 

 

Came the parting of the ways:  Lancashire, The Wirral,  Cheshire, Yorkshire, the West Midlands, Oxfordshire, Essex and  Wiltshire all were calling. Hugs were exchanged and promises to meet up agreed.  We had all had a thoroughly good time, brought together by our mutual love of Teals.  

 

 

 

At the traffic lights: Dot, Phil - and Jemima.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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