Teal News from July 2017

 

 

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?

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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

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Children are a great comfort in your old age -

and they help you to reach it faster too

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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.

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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

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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.

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TEALERS THREE

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

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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?

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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

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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 :

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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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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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TEALERS THREE

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

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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?

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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

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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 :

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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 ...

*****

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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CORSICA  TEALER

 

Many may have read in our club magazine Teal Spiel (Summer Edition) of the adventures in Corsica of Tealer Andrew Noble, who lives in Southern France. Here are a couple of photos of his Teal Type 35 boat tail, which was widely admired on the island after the initial crossing from Nice to Bastia...

Andrew's Teal at impressive Restonica Gorge near Corte

Andrew's Teal is the centre of attention at Col de Bavella in the Corsican mountains

Andrew adds that Corsica has loads of interesting roads, long, sweeping corners, spectacular gorges, rocky mountains, very few gendarmes, and good hospitality in little hotels with safe parking. The Teal behaved throughout and got a great reception as always in France, people waving, clapping and hooting.

Thanks, Andrew - it sounds a splendid week.

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NORFOLK TEALER (S)

Our East Anglian correspondent, Richard Ashton. was at a Norfolk Sporting Car Club meeting over the weekend, and was surprised to meet a new Tealer who has just purchased the lovely Teal Type 35 four-seater BIG2959 shown below, which many Tealers will recognise:

The new owner Nick is a keen enthusiast, has done a lot of work on the car, which Richard says sounds great with the 1800 cc engine and a new stainless custom-made exhaust. Welcome, Nick.

p.s. Of course, the delightful deep blue Type 35 boat-tail is Richard's own beauty. Thanks, Richard.

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TEALERS AND CLASSICS GALORE

1926 Bugatti Type 37 at FlyWheel 2017, Bicester

On the long weekend 23/24/25 June 2017, fourteen Tealers * enjoyed a splendid long weekend in Oxfordshire under the guidance of Colin and Irené, and Chris and Yvonne. On Friday evening after drinks we dined out together beside the Thames before coffee at Cobshall; on Saturday morning Colin and Chris guided us through lovely Cotswold countrside to the Swan at Swinsbrook for morning coffee on the River Windrush with the Mitford sisters, and then led us through Burford, Stow, Moreton and the Fosse Way to the Gaydon Motor museum of British cars which was terrific, especially with the new Jaguar Building, while some visited Upton Hall (National Trust) near Banbury; we then returned to delightful Cobshall Cottage (Mansion?) for a superb meal conjured from ambrosia and nectar by Irené and Yvonne - pure delight!

On the Sunday all 14 of us attended the absolutely outstanding classic car show and flying displays ('FLYWHEEL') at Bicester Heritage - perhaps there were a thousand classic cars there, ranging over a century from 1910 to date, and including a fine Bugatti Type 30 and a delicious Type 37 (above). Many of the cars demonstrated and showed off noisily and at speed on track, while sunlit biplanes dived low overhead - happy days indeed. The distinguished attendees were: * Janice, David and George, Ellen and George, Andy Dutton (Club Sec), Bob Mills (Club Chairman) Rupert, Yvonne and Chris, Brian and Francesca and, of course, Colin and Irené.

Comments:Lincolnshire George's splendid green Type 35 is currently being modified to fit MGB rear brake drums; and David and Janice's magnificent Type 59, often driven by young George, is undergoing fuel modifications.

Our heartfelt thanks go to Colin and Chris for organising the whole three days of fun - a classic Teal weekend; and especially to Irené and Yvonne for the wonderful meals. Here are some photos:

Finally, two items seen at the Bicester FlyWheel show, the first amusing and the second endearing:

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Could Mae West's motto equally be applied to a Teal?

and 2, seen on the back of a 1929 Bentley three-litre, perhaps how all Tealers would like to be remembered:

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MAGNIFICENT TEAL TYPE 43 IN THE NETHERLANDS

This magnificent Teal Type 43 has just completed it's first full rally in the Netherlands, driven by double-Tealer and owner Aaldert Postma...

Aaldert writes:

Yesterday we had a wonderful 125 km tour ( ca 30 degrees Celsius) with 25 Orca classiccars and 50 participants.

It was the first time the Teal43 came in action , lots of attention , headturners and admirers.
At the finish I realised that there was no cause for concern, concerns about the temperature.
Earlier I installed an extra fan ,controlled by a watertemp sensor in watercircuit.
The gearbox and engine (completely revised) did a great job,only the front disc brakes need adjustment

and I determined that the aaoooh horn did not work, wires in the dashboard not fixed.
Mid august a couple of Orcaneers come to the Uk (east london) for a 3 nights stay in Good hotel.
More details about this tour soon ( at least two Teals and a Replicar ).

Many Tealers will know that Aaldert designed this Teal Type 43 with Mike Hall and had it built in Evesham in 2012/13, with much engine re-building, wiring, fettling, painting, hood design and manufacture, and final finishing in the Netherlands over the past two years. This result is a total triumph, a credit to Aaldert and a Teal for the Club to be proud of - bravo, Aaldert. I suspect that I am not the only one to wish it was mine!

More details: Teal of the Week No 126

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FINE PHOTOS OF PRESCOTT LA VIE EN BLEU

Skilled Photographer Phil Kroll has invited all Tealers to view his excellent photos of last month's La Vie En Blue at the Bugatti Owners' Club at Prescott - see the Teal Discussion Forum on this website, copy and paste the links into your browser, and enjoy the many happy pictures of Bugattis and other fine classic cars, and many pretty people too! Here are the links:

Day 1: http://prescott-la-vie-en-bleu2017.blogspot.co.uk/

Day 2: http://prescott2017part2.blogspot.co.uk/

I prefer the day 2 photos. How about you?

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Much info, and many photos which might interest you, have recently (29th November 17) been transferred to the Teal News 16 page of this website in order to make room for new items on the first page.

 

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Road Fund Tax Exemption 


You may have noticed a thread on the Discussion Forum pages about applying for Road Fund Tax Exemption due to the age of your Teal.  Here's a cheerful note  from Dorset about what happened to Tealer Ron: 

 

I applied for a year's RFT in the normal way and paid my fee as I always have. A month later I had a nice letter from DVLA explaining I had applied using the wrong form but they would be enclosing my new Reg Papers showing HISTORIC as the only change , and a  note to say that a refund would be issued in due course . It arived the following day , a full refund. So (touch wood) no bother what so ever, did not even have to ask ! Thank you DVLA.

 

An unusual and happy experience. Thanks, Ron.  Any other comments are most welcome on the Discussion Forum.  See, for instance, The Egham Racer's comment on the Discussion Page.

 

 

 

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Winter's Coming: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit and Chains for the serious sporting motorist? 

 (Caracciola in Sweden, 1930s)

 

 

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R.I.P.  -  ACTOR AND TEALER

 

 

 

 Bobby Knutt 1945-2017

 

 

Sad news reaches us today from Sheffield:  Yorkshire-born actor, comedian, club stalwart  and Tealer Bobby Knutt has died.  Born in November 1945, Tealer Bobby Knutt  became a famous face on television, playing starring roles in Emmerdale and Benidorm.  He was also a star name around the Yorkshire clubs as a stand-up comedian and was well-respected and liked in the local community.  In the 90s he was often seen in his Teal Type 35 boat-tail (see his Teal below), and was a close friend of several Yorkshire Tealing Folk, who are greatly saddened by his parting. As one Sheffield Tealer told me today (25Sep2017):  "We were best pals for 58 years".  R.I.P. Bobby Knutt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Knutt's Teal.  Still in Yorkshire 

 

 

 

 

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Teal of The Week No. 82 (above) is For Sale in Germany, and the owner, Herr Hubert  Radermacher   has been in touch giving details of this fine Teal and his phone number. Please see the Discussion Forum of this website for details and the phone number.  I have asked Herr Radermacher   what price he will be asking, and await his reply.  She's a beauty!   See also Teal of the Week No 82 on this website for more pictures...

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 It rains on Teals sometimes; and on Bugattis.

 

 

 

 

 

 Pretty girls enjoy Teals (above);  and Bugattis. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ***

 

 

 

 

 

NOW  SOLD (October)

 

 

The wonderful Phoenix is for sale - see further down the page - then have a chat with Neil Bridges - the final price is negotiable... make Neil an offer which he can't refuse.

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  SPIEL  AUTUMN  2017 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Autumn edition of Teal Spiel, our Teal Owners' Club magazine has arrived from Editor Suzi and Sub Andy, who is  also Club Secretary.  And it's a cracker, packed with articles about Teal events and plans for events to come, particularly celibrating our Club's 30th anniversary next year.  You are invited to have your say about future  celebratory events (by Andy) and to take part in a  splendid Teal photo competition (by Suzi)... See the magazine, lucky Club Members, for further details...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Pilot's Kit 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal canvas side-screens system 

 

With the racing windscreens and the canvas side-screens  fitted it's surprisingly snug in the cockpit; with the tonneau also fitted so it covers the passenger seat and is unzipped down the middle, you can collect a range of goodies snug and dry on the passenger seat: route map, packet of chocolate hobnobs, extra-strong mints...the choice is yours.  And if your Teal is fitted with a heater, the tonneau and side-screens trap the warmth inside, resulting in toasted toes in February. All good.

 

 ***

 

 

TEAL TYPE 35  BOAT-TAIL FOR SALE - £44,000 

 

 

 

 

 

There's quite a nice-looking Teal Type 35 boat-tail for sale from Ivor Bleaney garage in the New Forest - for £44,000... came from the factory in 1980, apparently (hmm no such 'factory' existed in 1980 - probably date of donor car logbook).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone know this car?  Unusual seating.  More details at:

 

 

         http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/bugatti/type+35/229510

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35 B - lowered chassis, new suspension system: 

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35B Front Suspension

 

Both photos taken at Bristol of Tony Williams fine 35B - now owned in Wirral, Cheshire by his brother Dave Williams 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

T and P stop on the Teal Rally?  No worries:

 

 

 

 

 

***

 

 

 

 

 

Cheerful Tealers on the Continent (Angouleme then Spain 2008)... 

 

 

 

 

Same trip:  Dot/Phil, Andy/June going rapidly downhill 

 

 

 

 

 Pyrrenean Tealers -  photos thanks to Lavinia Alecock

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT  TEAL  LINKS 

 

 

 

 

1.   Teal Owners Club website:         www.tealownersclub.org

 

copy and paste into your browser ...

 

 

2.   Teal Owners Club Facebook Pages:

 

 www.facebook.com/tealownersclub  

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT TEAL  TYPE 35  FOUR-SEATER

NOW SOLD (OCTOBER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Teal 4-seater Tourer hand-built by Teal Cars. 1800 cc MGB engine, tax exempt, aluminium body with full tonneau cover, roof and windows. Best front brake covers ever (see photos below).  21K miles.  Offers over £21,000 - make Neil an offer he can't refuse on  phone 07730701149.

Available for inspection in  Yorkshire 

 

More Photos Below 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( ps: Isn't she a beauty - one of the finest Teals built )

 


 

Road Fund Tax Exemption 

 

 

You may have noticed a thread on the Discussion Forum pages about applying for Road Fund Tax Exemption due to the age of your Teal.  Here's a cheerful note  from Dorset about what happened to Tealer Ron: 

 

 

I applied for a year's RFT in the normal way and paid my fee as I always have. A month later I had a nice letter from DVLA explaining I had applied using the wrong form but they would be enclosing my new Reg Papers showing HISTORIC as the only change , and a  note to say that a refund would be issued in due course . It arived the following day , a full refund. So (touch wood) no bother what so ever, did not even have to ask ! Thank you DVLA.

 

An unusual and happy experience. Thanks, Ron.  Any other comments are most welcome on the Discussion Forum.  See, for instance, The Egham Racer's comment on the Discussion Page.

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  SPIEL  AUTUMN  2017 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Autumn edition of Teal Spiel, our Teal Owners' Club magazine has arrived from Editor Suzi and Sub Andy, who is  also Club Secretary.  And it's a cracker, packed with articles about Teal events and plans for events to come, particularly celibrating our Club's 30th anniversary next year.  You are invited to have your say about future  celebratory events (by Andy) and to take part in a  splendid Teal photo competition (by Suzi)... See the magazine, lucky Club Members, for further details...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Pilot's Kit 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal canvas side-screens system 

 

With the racing windscreens and the canvas side-screens  fitted it's surprisingly snug in the cockpit; with the tonneau also fitted so it covers the passenger seat and is unzipped down the middle, you can collect a range of goodies snug and dry on the passenger seat: route map, packet of chocolate hobnobs, extra-strong mints...the choice is yours.  And if your Teal is fitted with a heater, the tonneau and side-screens trap the warmth inside, resulting in toasted toes in February. All good.

 

 ***

 

 

TEAL TYPE 35  BOAT-TAIL FOR SALE - £44,000 

 

 

 

 

 

There's quite a nice-looking Teal Type 35 boat-tail for sale from Ivor Bleaney garage in the New Forest - for £44,000... came from the factory in 1980, apparently (hmm no such 'factory' existed in 1980 - probably date of donor car logbook).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone know this car?  Unusual seating.  More details at:

 

 

         http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/bugatti/type+35/229510

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35 B - lowered chassis, new suspension system: 

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35B Front Suspension

 

Both photos taken at Bristol of Tony Williams fine 35B - now owned in Wirral, Cheshire by his brother Dave Williams 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

T and P stop on the Teal Rally?  No worries:

 

 

 

 

 

***

 

 

 

 

 

Cheerful Tealers on the Continent (Angouleme then Spain 2008)... 

 

 

 

 

Same trip:  Dot/Phil, Andy/June going rapidly downhill 

 

 

 

 

 Pyrrenean Tealers -  photos thanks to Lavinia Alecock

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT  TEAL  LINKS 

 

 

 

 

1.   Teal Owners Club website:         www.tealownersclub.org

 

copy and paste into your browser ...

 

 

2.   Teal Owners Club Facebook Pages:

 

 www.facebook.com/tealownersclub  

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT TEAL  TYPE 35  FOUR-SEATER

NOW SOLD (OCTOBER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Teal 4-seater Tourer hand-built by Teal Cars. 1800 cc MGB engine, tax exempt, aluminium body with full tonneau cover, roof and windows. Best front brake covers ever (see photos below).  21K miles.  Offers over £21,000 - make Neil an offer he can't refuse on  phone 07730701149.

Available for inspection in  Yorkshire 

 

More Photos Below 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( ps: Isn't she a beauty - one of the finest Teals built )

 


 

Road Fund Tax Exemption 

 

 

You may have noticed a thread on the Discussion Forum pages about applying for Road Fund Tax Exemption due to the age of your Teal.  Here's a cheerful note  from Dorset about what happened to Tealer Ron: 

 

 

I applied for a year's RFT in the normal way and paid my fee as I always have. A month later I had a nice letter from DVLA explaining I had applied using the wrong form but they would be enclosing my new Reg Papers showing HISTORIC as the only change , and a  note to say that a refund would be issued in due course . It arived the following day , a full refund. So (touch wood) no bother what so ever, did not even have to ask ! Thank you DVLA.

 

An unusual and happy experience. Thanks, Ron.  Any other comments are most welcome on the Discussion Forum.  See, for instance, The Egham Racer's comment on the Discussion Page.

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheerful Tealers on the Continent (Angouleme then Spain 2008)... 

 

 

 

 

Same trip:  Dot/Phil, Andy/June going rapidly downhill 

 

 

 

 

 Pyrrenean Tealers -  photos thanks to Lavinia Alecock

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT  TEAL  LINKS 

 

 

 

 

1.   Teal Owners Club website:         www.tealownersclub.org

 

copy and paste into your browser ...

 

 

2.   Teal Owners Club Facebook Pages:

 

 www.facebook.com/tealownersclub  

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT TEAL  TYPE 35  FOUR-SEATER

NOW SOLD (OCTOBER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Teal 4-seater Tourer hand-built by Teal Cars. 1800 cc MGB engine, tax exempt, aluminium body with full tonneau cover, roof and windows. Best front brake covers ever (see photos below).  21K miles.  Offers over £21,000 - make Neil an offer he can't refuse on  phone 07730701149.

Available for inspection in  Yorkshire 

 

More Photos Below 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( ps: Isn't she a beauty - one of the finest Teals built )

 


 

Road Fund Tax Exemption 

 

 

You may have noticed a thread on the Discussion Forum pages about applying for Road Fund Tax Exemption due to the age of your Teal.  Here's a cheerful note  from Dorset about what happened to Tealer Ron: 

 

 

I applied for a year's RFT in the normal way and paid my fee as I always have. A month later I had a nice letter from DVLA explaining I had applied using the wrong form but they would be enclosing my new Reg Papers showing HISTORIC as the only change , and a  note to say that a refund would be issued in due course . It arived the following day , a full refund. So (touch wood) no bother what so ever, did not even have to ask ! Thank you DVLA.

 

An unusual and happy experience. Thanks, Ron.  Any other comments are most welcome on the Discussion Forum.  See, for instance, The Egham Racer's comment on the Discussion Page.

 

 

 

*****

 

 

 

Teal Type 35 B - lowered chassis, new suspension system: 

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35B Front Suspension

 

Both photos taken at Bristol of Tony Williams fine 35B - now owned in Wirral, Cheshire by his brother Dave Williams 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

T and P stop on the Teal Rally?  No worries:

 

 

 

 

 

Road Fund Tax Exemption 

 

 

You may have noticed a thread on the Discussion Forum pages about applying for Road Fund Tax Exemption due to the age of your Teal.  Here's a cheerful note  from Dorset about what happened to Tealer Ron: 

 

 

I applied for a year's RFT in the normal way and paid my fee as I always have. A month later I had a nice letter from DVLA explaining I had applied using the wrong form but they would be enclosing my new Reg Papers showing HISTORIC as the only change , and a  note to say that a refund would be issued in due course . It arived the following day , a full refund. So (touch wood) no bother what so ever, did not even have to ask ! Thank you DVLA.

 

An unusual and happy experience. Thanks, Ron.  Any other comments are most welcome on the Discussion Forum.  See, for instance, The Egham Racer's comment on the Discussion Page.

 

 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter's Coming: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit and Chains for the serious sporting motorist? 

 (Caracciola in Sweden, 1930s)

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

R.I.P.  -  ACTOR AND TEALER

 

 

 

 Bobby Knutt 1945-2017

 

 

Sad news reaches us today from Sheffield:  Yorkshire-born actor, comedian, club stalwart  and Tealer Bobby Knutt has died.  Born in November 1945, Tealer Bobby Knutt  became a famous face on television, playing starring roles in Emmerdale and Benidorm.  He was also a star name around the Yorkshire clubs as a stand-up comedian and was well-respected and liked in the local community.  In the 90s he was often seen in his Teal Type 35 boat-tail (see his Teal below), and was a close friend of several Yorkshire Tealing Folk, who are greatly saddened by his parting. As one Sheffield Tealer told me today (25Sep2017):  "We were best pals for 58 years".  R.I.P. Bobby Knutt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Knutt's Teal.  Still in Yorkshire 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal of The Week No. 82 (above) is For Sale in Germany, and the owner, Herr Hubert  Radermacher   has been in touch giving details of this fine Teal and his phone number. Please see the Discussion Forum of this website for details and the phone number.  I have asked Herr Radermacher   what price he will be asking, and await his reply.  She's a beauty!   See also Teal of the Week No 82 on this website for more pictures...

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 It rains on Teals sometimes; and on Bugattis.

 

 

 

 

 

 Pretty girls enjoy Teals (above);  and Bugattis. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ***

 

 

 

 

 

NOW  SOLD (October)

 

 

The wonderful Phoenix is for sale - see further down the page - then have a chat with Neil Bridges - the final price is negotiable... make Neil an offer which he can't refuse.

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  SPIEL  AUTUMN  2017 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Autumn edition of Teal Spiel, our Teal Owners' Club magazine has arrived from Editor Suzi and Sub Andy, who is  also Club Secretary.  And it's a cracker, packed with articles about Teal events and plans for events to come, particularly celibrating our Club's 30th anniversary next year.  You are invited to have your say about future  celebratory events (by Andy) and to take part in a  splendid Teal photo competition (by Suzi)... See the magazine, lucky Club Members, for further details...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Pilot's Kit 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal canvas side-screens system 

 

With the racing windscreens and the canvas side-screens  fitted it's surprisingly snug in the cockpit; with the tonneau also fitted so it covers the passenger seat and is unzipped down the middle, you can collect a range of goodies snug and dry on the passenger seat: route map, packet of chocolate hobnobs, extra-strong mints...the choice is yours.  And if your Teal is fitted with a heater, the tonneau and side-screens trap the warmth inside, resulting in toasted toes in February. All good.

 

 ***

 

 

TEAL TYPE 35  BOAT-TAIL FOR SALE - £44,000 

 

 

 

 

 

There's quite a nice-looking Teal Type 35 boat-tail for sale from Ivor Bleaney garage in the New Forest - for £44,000... came from the factory in 1980, apparently (hmm no such 'factory' existed in 1980 - probably date of donor car logbook).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone know this car?  Unusual seating.  More details at:

 

 

         http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/bugatti/type+35/229510

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35 B - lowered chassis, new suspension system: 

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35B Front Suspension

 

Both photos taken at Bristol of Tony Williams fine 35B - now owned in Wirral, Cheshire by his brother Dave Williams 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

T and P stop on the Teal Rally?  No worries:

 

 

 

 

 

***

 

 

 

 

 

Cheerful Tealers on the Continent (Angouleme then Spain 2008)... 

 

 

 

 

Same trip:  Dot/Phil, Andy/June going rapidly downhill 

 

 

 

 

 Pyrrenean Tealers -  photos thanks to Lavinia Alecock

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT  TEAL  LINKS 

 

 

 

 

1.   Teal Owners Club website:         www.tealownersclub.org

 

copy and paste into your browser ...

 

 

2.   Teal Owners Club Facebook Pages:

 

 www.facebook.com/tealownersclub  

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT TEAL  TYPE 35  FOUR-SEATER

NOW SOLD (OCTOBER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Teal 4-seater Tourer hand-built by Teal Cars. 1800 cc MGB engine, tax exempt, aluminium body with full tonneau cover, roof and windows. Best front brake covers ever (see photos below).  21K miles.  Offers over £21,000 - make Neil an offer he can't refuse on  phone 07730701149.

Available for inspection in  Yorkshire 

 

More Photos Below 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( ps: Isn't she a beauty - one of the finest Teals built )

 


 

Road Fund Tax Exemption 

 

 

You may have noticed a thread on the Discussion Forum pages about applying for Road Fund Tax Exemption due to the age of your Teal.  Here's a cheerful note  from Dorset about what happened to Tealer Ron: 

 

 

I applied for a year's RFT in the normal way and paid my fee as I always have. A month later I had a nice letter from DVLA explaining I had applied using the wrong form but they would be enclosing my new Reg Papers showing HISTORIC as the only change , and a  note to say that a refund would be issued in due course . It arived the following day , a full refund. So (touch wood) no bother what so ever, did not even have to ask ! Thank you DVLA.

 

An unusual and happy experience. Thanks, Ron.  Any other comments are most welcome on the Discussion Forum.  See, for instance, The Egham Racer's comment on the Discussion Page.

 

 

 

***** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter's Coming: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kit and Chains for the serious sporting motorist? 

 (Caracciola in Sweden, 1930s)

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

R.I.P.  -  ACTOR AND TEALER

 

 

 

 Bobby Knutt 1945-2017

 

 

Sad news reaches us today from Sheffield:  Yorkshire-born actor, comedian, club stalwart  and Tealer Bobby Knutt has died.  Born in November 1945, Tealer Bobby Knutt  became a famous face on television, playing starring roles in Emmerdale and Benidorm.  He was also a star name around the Yorkshire clubs as a stand-up comedian and was well-respected and liked in the local community.  In the 90s he was often seen in his Teal Type 35 boat-tail (see his Teal below), and was a close friend of several Yorkshire Tealing Folk, who are greatly saddened by his parting. As one Sheffield Tealer told me today (25Sep2017):  "We were best pals for 58 years".  R.I.P. Bobby Knutt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Knutt's Teal.  Still in Yorkshire 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal of The Week No. 82 (above) is For Sale in Germany, and the owner, Herr Hubert  Radermacher   has been in touch giving details of this fine Teal and his phone number. Please see the Discussion Forum of this website for details and the phone number.  I have asked Herr Radermacher   what price he will be asking, and await his reply.  She's a beauty!   See also Teal of the Week No 82 on this website for more pictures...

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 It rains on Teals sometimes; and on Bugattis.

 

 

 

 

 

 Pretty girls enjoy Teals (above);  and Bugattis. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ***

 

 

 

 

 

NOW  SOLD (October)

 

 

The wonderful Phoenix is for sale - see further down the page - then have a chat with Neil Bridges - the final price is negotiable... make Neil an offer which he can't refuse.

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAL  SPIEL  AUTUMN  2017 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Autumn edition of Teal Spiel, our Teal Owners' Club magazine has arrived from Editor Suzi and Sub Andy, who is  also Club Secretary.  And it's a cracker, packed with articles about Teal events and plans for events to come, particularly celibrating our Club's 30th anniversary next year.  You are invited to have your say about future  celebratory events (by Andy) and to take part in a  splendid Teal photo competition (by Suzi)... See the magazine, lucky Club Members, for further details...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Pilot's Kit 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal canvas side-screens system 

 

With the racing windscreens and the canvas side-screens  fitted it's surprisingly snug in the cockpit; with the tonneau also fitted so it covers the passenger seat and is unzipped down the middle, you can collect a range of goodies snug and dry on the passenger seat: route map, packet of chocolate hobnobs, extra-strong mints...the choice is yours.  And if your Teal is fitted with a heater, the tonneau and side-screens trap the warmth inside, resulting in toasted toes in February. All good.

 

 ***

 

 

TEAL TYPE 35  BOAT-TAIL FOR SALE - £44,000 

 

 

 

 

 

There's quite a nice-looking Teal Type 35 boat-tail for sale from Ivor Bleaney garage in the New Forest - for £44,000... came from the factory in 1980, apparently (hmm no such 'factory' existed in 1980 - probably date of donor car logbook).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone know this car?  Unusual seating.  More details at:

 

 

         http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/bugatti/type+35/229510

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35 B - lowered chassis, new suspension system: 

 

 

 

 

Teal Type 35B Front Suspension

 

Both photos taken at Bristol of Tony Williams fine 35B - now owned in Wirral, Cheshire by his brother Dave Williams 

 

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

T and P stop on the Teal Rally?  No worries:

 

 

 

 

 

***

 

 

 

 

 

Cheerful Tealers on the Continent (Angouleme then Spain 2008)... 

 

 

 

 

Same trip:  Dot/Phil, Andy/June going rapidly downhill 

 

 

 

 

 Pyrrenean Tealers -  photos thanks to Lavinia Alecock

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT  TEAL  LINKS 

 

 

 

 

1.   Teal Owners Club website:         www.tealownersclub.org

 

copy and paste into your browser ...

 

 

2.   Teal Owners Club Facebook Pages:

 

 www.facebook.com/tealownersclub  

 

 

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGNIFICENT TEAL  TYPE 35  FOUR-SEATER

NOW SOLD (OCTOBER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Teal 4-seater Tourer hand-built by Teal Cars. 1800 cc MGB engine, tax exempt, aluminium body with full tonneau cover, roof and windows. Best front brake covers ever (see photos below).  21K miles.  Offers over £21,000 - make Neil an offer he can't refuse on  phone 07730701149.

Available for inspection in  Yorkshire 

 

More Photos Below 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

( ps: Isn't she a beauty - one of the finest Teals built

***

 


In 1989 Bob Jones launched the first of thirteen ultra-fast, Jaguar-powered Teal Type 59s on an unsuspecting world. Here he is road-testing the first Type 59.

The Type 59 under construction at Altrincham, Cheshire

Bob Jones with the 6C Jaguar 3.2 engine for the Type 59 at the Atlantic Business Centre, Altrincham

Bob gives the new Teal Type 59 a dirt-track test in rural Cheshire

The first Type 59 - 1989 - she's a beauty and goes like the wind - stopping her is something else ...

Handover - a satisfied new Tealer with Bob the builder

1989 Advert for Teal Cars - including the Type 59

Three Teal Type 59s are in daily use in Japan, Australia and South Africa; the rest are probably in UK. For lots of photos of Teal Type 59s see Teals of the Week numbers 39, 40, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 and 53 on this website...

Luckily one of the finest Type 59s belongs to our own TOC member David Brown of Hertfordshire, and is often driven to shows, rallies and get-togethers, much to our enjoyment:


What a beauty! Happy Tealing, David, Janice and George....

****


TEAL ACTION SHOT: WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?

LOCATION: HAYNES CAR MUSEUM, SOMERSET

DATE: JUNE 2014 OCCASION: SPIDER RUN 2

Why is Club Chairman Bob reeling across the car park while Club Secretary Andy, wife June, Sharon and Phil look on, surprised?

Reason: Bob was doing his good deed for the day: Andy had some temporary starting problems, now long fixed, and Bob had just given him a push start, and was recovering from the rapid ignition of La Tecla's powerful Triumph 6C/2500 engine...

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WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS TEAL?

Answers on the Discussion Forum page, please

ANSWER: Bob Jones wrote to say that as part of his 1986-1987 upgrading of the Teal Type 35 with modified chassis and aluminium bodywork he decided that new, larger, wire wheels were required for handling and looks, and he commissioned Motor Wheel Services of Slough and Manchester to make them and the hub fittings. This is the first Teal Type 35 to be fitted with the new 18-inch Wire Wheels with which we are now so familiar. At a rough estimate maybe 500 such wheels and fittings have been purchased from MWS.

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Rob Lewis and Isadora. Rob is one of the great original heroes of the Teal movement, building Isadora and many other Teal Type 35s and Type 59s, setting up a company to build fine classic replica 1930s delivery vans, making nearly every handbrake on nearly every Teal, losing it all, selling Isadora, and years later buying her back, setting up a most successful firework business, and seen at many classic car shows such as Prescott and Goodwood , showing the flag for Teals. We salute your many successes and your deep contribution to the Teal story, Rob.

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Another major hero of the happy Teal story is Mike Astill, seen here with Joyce on the Backbone of England Run in the Pennines in 2010. In 1994, when times had become difficult financially to keep Teal production going during a period of recession, Mike offered Bob Jones the use of his premises at Grimsditch Hall in Cheshire, where Bob was able to carry on production of Type 35s and Type 59s in the splendid outbuildings...

Teal Type 35B under construction at Grimsditch; Mike's Type 35 beyond.

Jaguar-powered 6C/3400 Teal Type 59 at Grimsditch with Mike's Teal Type 35.

Fifteen years later: Mike and Joyce on the Backbone of England Run, Pennines, 2010.

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Above are just two of the heroes of the Teal story, enabling Ian Foster and Bob Jones to continue creating these beautiful cars - another is Ben Trumble, whose thrilling story can be read on the pages of this website - see index on left ... and there are many more Teal heroes. If you own, maintain, cherish and drive a Teal, you are one of them.

TEAL FOUNDERS AND CREATORS

Ian Foster (right) founder, designer and creator of Teal GRP-bodied cars from 1983 to 1986 and Bob Jones, designer and creator of aluminium-bodied Teal Type 35s, 43s, 44 and 59s from 1986-1998. They are with Ian and Maggie Foster's original GRP-bodied Type 35 'HKA' then re-bodied for Ian in aluminium by Bob Jones in 1987. This fine Teal was later purchased and enjoyed by Keith Lidgerwood of Cheshire, who kindly let me try this legendary Teal out 25 years later on several sessions around the rural roads of that county; she goes like the wind, with positive steering and acceleration....but with slightly confusing 6 identical unmarked switches low on the dashboard - including ignition on/off and wipers on/off... b.c.

Keith enjoying HKA (aka Le Mistral) in the Pennines 2010

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Finland - Not so Shabby.

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UNIQUE TEAL GRAND TOURER FOR SALE

FOR SALE : a piece of Teal history, one-off four-seater two-door
tourer. Built for Teal factory engineer/chassis builder Peter Farrell by himself and Teal Cars owner the venerable Bob Jones, it is really 15 inches too long for my garage, and must go. See Teal of the Week No 64 on this website for details of this impressive, historic and unique Teal. More photos there and below...


Complete engine rebuild roughly 3000 miles ago by Teal expert David Ward, the Egham Wizard, now effectively an 1800 twin carb MG.

Comes with hood, tonneau and side screens, ready for anything the
British climate has to offer. Can be viewed in Hertfordshire.


Price guide £22000.00 phone 01923441152 or email david.brown@lovatts.me

She's a stylish beauty, and a genuine slice of Teal history; nicknamed in the Club 'The Cream Cracker' or 'Jacob', here she is with her creators, Peter Farrell (left) and Bob Jones (centre) with Ian Foster. - Ed.

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TEALERS AND THE LONDON TO BRIGHTON

Today, 5th November 2017, is the London to Brighton for Veteran Cars. Tealers were there to greet these old classics at Crawley, about the half way point on the sunlit 2017 run; Tealers included Rupert and Jean, Andy Dutton, Shropshire John and Wendy and David Ward. Some of these are classics in their own right. One Tealer (your correspondent) lives quite near Brighton, so was there to welcome the mechanical pioneers, many over 100 years old (the cars I mean) at the finish of their 50-mile plus run on Madeira Drive....

Afternote: Sadly we hear that there was a collision on Reigate Hill which ended with a 1902 Mercedes upside down in the ditch, and two folk badly injured.

Several Tealers have taken part in the annual Kit Car London to Brighton run, an occasion of some merriment with many and various machines, including elegant Teals; and those owning MGs will know the annual MG London to Brighton from Epsom Racecourse to Madeira Drive - some lovely old MGs appear for this splendid rally/run. It doesn't really matter whether your sporting car is 100 years old or 10, it's the fun and cameraderie of the event that matters, isn't it?

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Ted Riley in his exquisite self-built, Jaguar-powered Type 59 (GPB59) in Kildrummy, Scotland (2013)

See Teal of the Week No 53 on this website for further details and photos of this very special beauty...


In 1989 Bob Jones launched the first of thirteen ultra-fast, Jaguar-powered Teal Type 59s on an unsuspecting world. Here he is road-testing the first Type 59.

The Type 59 under construction at Altrincham, Cheshire

Bob Jones with the 6C Jaguar 3.2 engine for the Type 59 at the Atlantic Business Centre, Altrincham

Bob gives the new Teal Type 59 a dirt-track test in rural Cheshire

The first Type 59 - 1989 - she's a beauty and goes like the wind - stopping her is something else ...

Handover - a satisfied new Tealer with Bob the builder

1989 Advert for Teal Cars - including the Type 59

Three Teal Type 59s are in daily use in Japan, Australia and South Africa; the rest are probably in UK. For lots of photos of Teal Type 59s see Teals of the Week numbers 39, 40, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 and 53 on this website...

Luckily one of the finest Type 59s belongs to our own TOC member David Brown of Hertfordshire, and is often driven to shows, rallies and get-togethers, much to our enjoyment:


What a beauty! Happy Tealing, David, Janice and George....

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TEAL ACTION SHOT: WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?

LOCATION: HAYNES CAR MUSEUM, SOMERSET

DATE: JUNE 2014 OCCASION: SPIDER RUN 2

Why is Club Chairman Bob reeling across the car park while Club Secretary Andy, wife June, Sharon and Phil look on, surprised?

Reason: Bob was doing his good deed for the day: Andy had some temporary starting problems, now long fixed, and Bob had just given him a push start, and was recovering from the rapid ignition of La Tecla's powerful Triumph 6C/2500 engine...

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WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THIS TEAL?

Answers on the Discussion Forum page, please

ANSWER: Bob Jones wrote to say that as part of his 1986-1987 upgrading of the Teal Type 35 with modified chassis and aluminium bodywork he decided that new, larger, wire wheels were required for handling and looks, and he commissioned Motor Wheel Services of Slough and Manchester to make them and the hub fittings. This is the first Teal Type 35 to be fitted with the new 18-inch Wire Wheels with which we are now so familiar. At a rough estimate maybe 500 such wheels and fittings have been purchased from MWS.

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Rob Lewis and Isadora. Rob is one of the great original heroes of the Teal movement, building Isadora and many other Teal Type 35s and Type 59s, setting up a company to build fine classic replica 1930s delivery vans, making nearly every handbrake on nearly every Teal, losing it all, selling Isadora, and years later buying her back, setting up a most successful firework business, and seen at many classic car shows such as Prescott and Goodwood , showing the flag for Teals. We salute your many successes and your deep contribution to the Teal story, Rob.

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Another major hero of the happy Teal story is Mike Astill, seen here with Joyce on the Backbone of England Run in the Pennines in 2010. In 1994, when times had become difficult financially to keep Teal production going during a period of recession, Mike offered Bob Jones the use of his premises at Grimsditch Hall in Cheshire, where Bob was able to carry on production of Type 35s and Type 59s in the splendid outbuildings...

Teal Type 35B under construction at Grimsditch; Mike's Type 35 beyond.

Jaguar-powered 6C/3400 Teal Type 59 at Grimsditch with Mike's Teal Type 35.

Fifteen years later: Mike and Joyce on the Backbone of England Run, Pennines, 2010.

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Above are just two of the heroes of the Teal story, enabling Ian Foster and Bob Jones to continue creating these beautiful cars - another is Ben Trumble, whose thrilling story can be read on the pages of this website - see index on left ... and there are many more Teal heroes. If you own, maintain, cherish and drive a Teal, you are one of them.

TEAL FOUNDERS AND CREATORS

Ian Foster (right) founder, designer and creator of Teal GRP-bodied cars from 1983 to 1986 and Bob Jones, designer and creator of aluminium-bodied Teal Type 35s, 43s, 44 and 59s from 1986-1998. They are with Ian and Maggie Foster's original GRP-bodied Type 35 'HKA' then re-bodied for Ian in aluminium by Bob Jones in 1987. This fine Teal was later purchased and enjoyed by Keith Lidgerwood of Cheshire, who kindly let me try this legendary Teal out 25 years later on several sessions around the rural roads of that county; she goes like the wind, with positive steering and acceleration....but with slightly confusing 6 identical unmarked switches low on the dashboard - including ignition on/off and wipers on/off... b.c.

Keith enjoying HKA (aka Le Mistral) in the Pennines 2010

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Finland - Not so Shabby.

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TEALERS AND THE LONDON TO BRIGHTON

Today, 5th November 2017, is the London to Brighton for Veteran Cars. Tealers were there to greet these old classics at Crawley, about the half way point on the sunlit 2017 run; Tealers included Rupert and Jean, Andy Dutton, Shropshire John and Wendy and David Ward. Some of these are classics in their own right. One Tealer (your correspondent) lives quite near Brighton, so was there to welcome the mechanical pioneers, many over 100 years old (the cars I mean) at the finish of their 50-mile plus run on Madeira Drive....

Afternote: Sadly we hear that there was a collision on Reigate Hill which ended with a 1902 Mercedes upside down in the ditch, and two folk badly injured.

Several Tealers have taken part in the annual Kit Car London to Brighton run, an occasion of some merriment with many and various machines, including elegant Teals; and those owning MGs will know the annual MG London to Brighton from Epsom Racecourse to Madeira Drive - some lovely old MGs appear for this splendid rally/run. It doesn't really matter whether your sporting car is 100 years old or 10, it's the fun and cameraderie of the event that matters, isn't it?

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Ted Riley in his exquisite self-built, Jaguar-powered Type 59 (GPB59) in Kildrummy, Scotland (2013)

See Teal of the Week No 53 on this website for further details and photos of this very special beauty...

 

 

 

 

Sterling Moss waves off Angelo and Antonio in their fine Teal Type 35 on their way to Brighton. The caption in small writing by the Daily Telegraph may not be entirely accurate - but the sentiment expressed is excellent...

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Backbone of England Run Pennines - Teal Type 35 - Mike Astill

TEAL PIE

Joyce Astill, Tealer wife of Mike of Grimsditch Hall fame (where many Teals were built by Bob Jones between 1994 and 1998), is also a dab hand in the kitchen. She baked this delicious Teal Pie at their converted barn for Bob Jones and Joan, and Tealers Mary and Jeff Turner. Bob assures us that no Teals were harmed in the making or devouring of said pie. Eat your heart out, Great British Bake Off....

Mary and Big Jeff in their immaculate 6C/2500cc Teal Type 35 boat tail in the Pennines. Beyond, Mike Astill pulls on his flying helmet for the next leg into the hills. The sun shone luckily down on us, so at back Chairman Bob wore his shorts, lucky red shirt and shades...

Bob in Red Baron leads Jeff and Mary and Ron and Sheila out...

....and round a sharp left-hander up into the hills

For the full story of the Teal Pennine Run 1 under the guidance of Dot and Phil, please see the index page of this website at left and select Teal Backbone Tour. And then look out for the most unusual British 50s sports car that joined us...

What is the mystery car?

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AN ALMOST-PERFECT PROFILE?

Is this the almost-perfect profile? How would you improve on Bob Jones' original Teal Type 35 design?

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Should these badges be reversed? Or only one shown? Teals were, of course, originally inspired by Bugatti, but it might be argued that the proven quality, design and durability of Teal cars over the past 30 years plus (as well as the terrific fun they create) justify the Teal badge now being shown proudly on its own. True?

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Sterling Moss waves off Angelo and Antonio in their fine Teal Type 35 on their way to Brighton. The caption in small writing by the Daily Telegraph may not be entirely accurate - but the sentiment expressed is excellent...

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Backbone of England Run Pennines - Teal Type 35 - Mike Astill

TEAL PIE

Joyce Astill, Tealer wife of Mike of Grimsditch Hall fame (where many Teals were built by Bob Jones between 1994 and 1998), is also a dab hand in the kitchen. She baked this delicious Teal Pie at their converted barn for Bob Jones and Joan, and Tealers Mary and Jeff Turner. Bob assures us that no Teals were harmed in the making or devouring of said pie. Eat your heart out, Great British Bake Off....

Mary and Big Jeff in their immaculate 6C/2500cc Teal Type 35 boat tail in the Pennines. Beyond, Mike Astill pulls on his flying helmet for the next leg into the hills. The sun shone luckily down on us, so at back Chairman Bob wore his shorts, lucky red shirt and shades...

Bob in Red Baron leads Jeff and Mary and Ron and Sheila out...

....and round a sharp left-hander up into the hills

For the full story of the Teal Pennine Run 1 under the guidance of Dot and Phil, please see the index page of this website at left and select Teal Backbone Tour. And then look out for the most unusual British 50s sports car that joined us...

What is the mystery car?

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AN ALMOST-PERFECT PROFILE?

Is this the almost-perfect profile? How would you improve on Bob Jones' original Teal Type 35 design?

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Should these badges be reversed? Or only one shown? Teals were, of course, originally inspired by Bugatti, but it might be argued that the proven quality, design and durability of Teal cars over the past 30 years plus (as well as the terrific fun they create) justify the Teal badge now being shown proudly on its own. True?

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Aaldert's delightful Teal Type 43

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Teals en route in North Yorkshire (T and P stop)

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CHRISTMAS QUIZ BELOW...AND CHRISTMAS TEALSPIEL HAS ARRIVED (23 Dec 17) - HOORAY!

It's a splendid issue of our Club magazine, full of Teal articles, photos, memories, plans, invitations and joy.... thanks Suzi, Andy, Dot and Team for getting it to us in so swiftly....

Scottish Borderers


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Christmas Quiz:

1 A. Where was this photo above taken?

B. What Type of Grand Prix car was named after the owner of this location?

C. Identify the three marques of car shown.

2. What make of car is this, and when was it built ?

3. Is this a Bugatti Type 59?


4.. Which make of British car carried this mascot?

5.A. Is this car Spanish, British, French or Italian ?

B. What make is it?

C. About when was it built?

Answers on the Discussion Forum Page, please....my version after Christmas - have a good time with your crackers, all Tealers...

QUIZ ANSWERS - 31 December 2017

The Quiz has been well answered by those consumate quizzers Rupert and Vince - congratulations: Q1 Goodwood, March, Riley-Teal 35 - MGA; Q2: ?? Q3. No, not a Type 59, which didn't have an external gearlever - probably a Type 35 or 37 Bugatti: Q4 Alvis; Q5. French, Amilcar, about 1925. Which only leaves the lovely sweeping lines of the Burgundy-coloured car at Q2 outstanding. Here's a photo of the front as well:

Yes, it's an Aston Martin, a 15/98 model, built between 1934-1939 ; KMP 168 was registered in May 1939 and is powered by a 1968 cc motor according to the DVLA website. Rather a beauty...

Aaldert's delightful Teal Type 43

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Teals en route in North Yorkshire (T and P stop)

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CHRISTMAS QUIZ BELOW...AND CHRISTMAS TEALSPIEL HAS ARRIVED (23 Dec 17) - HOORAY!

It's a splendid issue of our Club magazine, full of Teal articles, photos, memories, plans, invitations and joy.... thanks Suzi, Andy, Dot and Team for getting it to us in so swiftly....

Scottish Borderers


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Christmas Quiz:

1 A. Where was this photo above taken?

B. What Type of Grand Prix car was named after the owner of this location?

C. Identify the three marques of car shown.

2. What make of car is this, and when was it built ?

3. Is this a Bugatti Type 59?


4.. Which make of British car carried this mascot?

5.A. Is this car Spanish, British, French or Italian ?

B. What make is it?

C. About when was it built?

Answers on the Discussion Forum Page, please....my version after Christmas - have a good time with your crackers, all Tealers...

QUIZ ANSWERS - 31 December 2017

The Quiz has been well answered by those consumate quizzers Rupert and Vince - congratulations: Q1 Goodwood, March, Riley-Teal 35 - MGA; Q2: ?? Q3. No, not a Type 59, which didn't have an external gearlever - probably a Type 35 or 37 Bugatti: Q4 Alvis; Q5. French, Amilcar, about 1925. Which only leaves the lovely sweeping lines of the Burgundy-coloured car at Q2 outstanding. Here's a photo of the front as well:

Yes, it's an Aston Martin, a 15/98 model, built between 1934-1939 ; KMP 168 was registered in May 1939 and is powered by a 1968 cc motor according to the DVLA website. Rather a beauty...

 

 

Scottish Borders

Soon after Tealers crossed the Scottish Border near Jedburgh a few years ago, we pulled in to a lakeside (lochside) cafe after a longish, exhilarating run, for a drink and a picnic. We were accompanied by a fine Austin Healey 3000 (the photo car), which made for a colourful picture in itself....

At back right Ian and Lavinia are getting out the kettle ready for a brew....

We had formed up to start out one morning in a supermarket car park but unfortunately Dot and John hadn't told Roger and Carola their fine four-seater was going for a bargain ...

For the full, happy story of the 2009 Lakes and Borders tour, see index at left - lots of fine photos, and more on the page Teals in Action. Thanks, Tealers.

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SAD NEWS

Our Club Secretary Andy informs us of the sad news that very early Tealer Ernest Neil (above with his son Roger and Teal Azzurro Uccello - Blue Bird ) has passed away. Ernest, aged 85, was from High Wycombe, built his Teal himself with the help of son Roger, and all three were seen at many Teal events down the last 30 years including Brooklands, the Uxbridge Classic Car Show and Spider Run 1. Blue Bird herself is still with Ernest's family.

Scottish Borders

Soon after Tealers crossed the Scottish Border near Jedburgh a few years ago, we pulled in to a lakeside (lochside) cafe after a longish, exhilarating run, for a drink and a picnic. We were accompanied by a fine Austin Healey 3000 (the photo car), which made for a colourful picture in itself....

At back right Ian and Lavinia are getting out the kettle ready for a brew....

We had formed up to start out one morning in a supermarket car park but unfortunately Dot and John hadn't told Roger and Carola their fine four-seater was going for a bargain ...

For the full, happy story of the 2009 Lakes and Borders tour, see index at left - lots of fine photos, and more on the page Teals in Action. Thanks, Tealers.

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SAD NEWS

Our Club Secretary Andy informs us of the sad news that very early Tealer Ernest Neil (above with his son Roger and Teal Azzurro Uccello - Blue Bird ) has passed away. Ernest, aged 85, was from High Wycombe, built his Teal himself with the help of son Roger, and all three were seen at many Teal events down the last 30 years including Brooklands, the Uxbridge Classic Car Show and Spider Run 1. Blue Bird herself is still with Ernest's family.

 

 

 

 

SUSSEX/SURREY RUN

Jean and Rupert in Grasshopper led Tealers on a happy Sussex/Surrey run from Petersfield, on the Hampshire/Sussex borders through (not necessarily in this order) the South Downs to Petworth, around Bosham Harbour on the Channel coast, into Chichester, up to the Devil's Dyke , to Bramber near Worthing (where Jean grew up) and later north into Surrey...

BOSHAM BOTTOM


At high tide this road round Bosham Harbour is under water; Jean had carefully studied her tide tables, and timed our arrival when only a ridge of seaweed in the middle of the road impeded progress - and all our cars' bottoms received a thorough cleaning with salted seaweed - here David and Sharon follow Jean and Rupert...

Grasshopper was looking particularly sporty and

In Petworth Angelo and Antonio greet Sharon and David (and is that Harry from Essex in the far background?) while in the foreground Glen was keen to get his leg over in his Sensible Teal which...

in the bright southern sunlight could almost be called Violet.

Jean had arranged a coffee (or T and P) stop in a delightful country pub in the South Downs, with roses round the path from the car park...

where David's Dolly and Grasshopper made a nice pair , and

Tealers Irene, Colin, Sharon and David enjoy their coffee and Colin...

...ensured he wasn't caught short on the next leg.

Rupert, our leader

Francesca poses before Rupert's Grasshopper; the man himself gently reminds her that her transport is the modest MG next door

Harry and Carol from Essex were there, keen Club members who have taken part enthusiastically in many Teal runs in the UK, France and Spain in their throaty Replicar , the merits of which....


Harry discussed with Colin. Actually the LHD Replicar went rather well, considering it appeared to be powered by...

a somewhat-surprising 750-watt microwave oven under the bonnet.

(the Replicar is,of course, a VW-based replica with a rear engine)

A couple of wimps (Brian and Colin) had come in cars with hoods; the weather forecast was variable, but in fact the hoods were not needed....

The rest of the line-up were admirable

David and Sharon on the turn, with Angelo and Antonio close behind

Into the sun: Replicar silhouette, with Harry and Carol

When we ended up by the sea at Bosham Harbour there was talk of taking a ferry to the other side; but instead we stood and chatted and watched the rising tide; but Colin insisted it was time for ...


...his afternoon cup of tea and slice of cherry pie in Chichester; Colin generously gave me a piece too.

Our trip ended at a fine car show over the border into Surrey, where we were warmly received; actually the make of the day there was TRIUMPH. There were lots of Heralds, Spitfires and Stags on show - and David's Teal has a Triumph engine...

We rounded off our trip on a wagon towed by a steam engine...

This was a happy few days together; thank you Jean and Rupert and all Tealers for your company and photos.

SUSSEX/SURREY RUN

Jean and Rupert in Grasshopper led Tealers on a happy Sussex/Surrey run from Petersfield, on the Hampshire/Sussex borders through (not necessarily in this order) the South Downs to Petworth, around Bosham Harbour on the Channel coast, into Chichester, up to the Devil's Dyke , to Bramber near Worthing (where Jean grew up) and later north into Surrey...

BOSHAM BOTTOM


At high tide this road round Bosham Harbour is under water; Jean had carefully studied her tide tables, and timed our arrival when only a ridge of seaweed in the middle of the road impeded progress - and all our cars' bottoms received a thorough cleaning with salted seaweed - here David and Sharon follow Jean and Rupert...

Grasshopper was looking particularly sporty and

In Petworth Angelo and Antonio greet Sharon and David (and is that Harry from Essex in the far background?) while in the foreground Glen was keen to get his leg over in his Sensible Teal which...

in the bright southern sunlight could almost be called Violet.

Jean had arranged a coffee (or T and P) stop in a delightful country pub in the South Downs, with roses round the path from the car park...

where David's Dolly and Grasshopper made a nice pair , and

Tealers Irene, Colin, Sharon and David enjoy their coffee and Colin...

...ensured he wasn't caught short on the next leg.

Rupert, our leader

Francesca poses before Rupert's Grasshopper; the man himself gently reminds her that her transport is the modest MG next door

Harry and Carol from Essex were there, keen Club members who have taken part enthusiastically in many Teal runs in the UK, France and Spain in their throaty Replicar , the merits of which....


Harry discussed with Colin. Actually the LHD Replicar went rather well, considering it appeared to be powered by...

a somewhat-surprising 750-watt microwave oven under the bonnet.

(the Replicar is,of course, a VW-based replica with a rear engine)

A couple of wimps (Brian and Colin) had come in cars with hoods; the weather forecast was variable, but in fact the hoods were not needed....

The rest of the line-up were admirable

David and Sharon on the turn, with Angelo and Antonio close behind

Into the sun: Replicar silhouette, with Harry and Carol

When we ended up by the sea at Bosham Harbour there was talk of taking a ferry to the other side; but instead we stood and chatted and watched the rising tide; but Colin insisted it was time for ...


...his afternoon cup of tea and slice of cherry pie in Chichester; Colin generously gave me a piece too.

Our trip ended at a fine car show over the border into Surrey, where we were warmly received; actually the make of the day there was TRIUMPH. There were lots of Heralds, Spitfires and Stags on show - and David's Teal has a Triumph engine...

We rounded off our trip on a wagon towed by a steam engine...

This was a happy few days together; thank you Jean and Rupert and all Tealers for your company and photos.

 

 

CHRISTMAS TEAL IN THE NETHERLANDS -

WITH SANTA'S HELPERS

There is a long-standing tradition in The Netherlands in the run-up to Christmas of children dressing up as Zwarte Piet, apparently a close helper of Santa Claus at this busy time; here Aaldert shows his fine Teal Type 35 surrounded by such children of all ages, both inside and outside the Teal...which itself would make a grand toy sleigh... (for information, in a recent opinion poll 92% of the Dutch supported the continuation of this old tradition, with 8% against).

Thanks, Aaldert

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Northumberland ( Ian and Lavinia Canute )

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Kent

Also Kent

Ultimate Kent

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Cumbria Briefing

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Netherlands

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Surrey

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North Yorkshire

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Lincolnshire

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Lancashire (With Lagonda)

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Bugatti Type 44 - Goodwood Revival

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THREE TEALS (?)

At first glance there are two Teals and four Tealers in this Oxfordshire photo - Dot, Phil saluting the photographer, Maggie and The Captain. But wait - what are those red mudguards - yes, it's Vital Spark, with Neil Ramsay - because this is the Oxford Run of 2012 organised by Colin and Irené Andrews, with a Bugatti to view in their village and a cross-country run to an historic stately home (and fete) at Henley.... a delightful few days.

Ah, there he is - Vicky's up front in Puddle Jumper navigating for Colin...


Tealers viewing the 'Bugatti Type 55' owned by Colin's colleague

Cheerful Tealers Colin, Vicki, Neil, Irené, Dot, Francesca and Phil; and that looks like a glimpse of Vital Spark's boat-tail in one of Colin's garages (top right)...


Well-aligned and colourful Teals and Tealers - add Chris and Yvonne and Brian and Francesca and a cheerful long weekend ensued. Thanks to Colin and Irené for good food, routes and company...

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Angelo's handsome Teal Type 35 boat-tail at Brooklands

David, Andy, Angelo - the Brooklands Teal Trio - Flying the Flag for the Marque - New Year's Day 2016

Colin and Fiona Halsey's fine red Vital Spark at Prescott 2016 ; and on the left Richard Ashton's unique and beauteous Type 35.

Violet - unusual Teal 35 (6C/2500 Triumph) with removable windscreen and external rotary overdrive lever. (ex Brian Crook, now in Eire)

 

ST IVES, CORNWALL - THE PLACE FOR HOLIDAYS, TATE GALLERY (WEST), ICE CREAM - AND TEALS!

Leg 1 of Spider Run 1 ran from Land's End to Glastonbury. En route it took in the pretty Cornish seaside port of St Ives, which welcomed the Tealers whole-heartedly to the town and to the quayside.... the sun shone brilliantly, but ...

Stuart kept his hood up, just in case. Do you know any other Teal Type 35 boat tail with a hood? Me neither. There's Aaldert's lovely Type 43 with hood, of course. Seven years after these photos were taken, on Spider Run 2, we came back to Cornwall via the south coast, St Austell and St Michael's Mount...

Cornish Tealer Peter Colley was there on both occasions, with his unique Teal four-seater:

A stylish Teal Type 35: unusual mudguards and doors... and weatherproofing!

 

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Teal Owners' Club President's Trophy, presented by John Elwell,   founder with others of the TOC, and of Suzi and Blue Beast  fame....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

below, A typical Teal AGM, with some of the happy attendees, Grasshopper and Stu's Rolls .... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A splendid Teal Type 59 spotted in St Remy de Provence in 2013.

 

Does anyone know this beauty? Do you know where she is now? Suggestions on the Discussion Forum would be most welcome.   Thank you.  

 

ANSWER :   David Ward emails to point out that this Teal Type 59 is now back in the UK, and is in fact our own David Brown's beautiful Type 59 seen at many a Teal show and rally this past couple of years... thank you both Davids.

 

See Teal of the Week No 47 and Teal News 11 pages for more photos.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actress Mena Suvari beside her 'Bugatti'  in the film of Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Garden of Eden'.   In Paris the young newlyweds depart for a long honeymoon in steamy Spain, driving in style in the Bugatti given to him by her as a wedding present. There are some good shots of the car in the equally-steamy film; in reality this footage is, of course , of an elegant Teal Type 35.

 

This Teal Type 35: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next: two rare sights on Teal rallies... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can watch this film free (1hr 36 minutes) with all the Teal action on You Tube  by typing in www.youtube.com to your browser, and when Youtube comes up, type The Garden of Eden 2008 into the search box; or type into your browser:  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEG6I7rbj3A   Be prepared for varied action of several sorts....

 

 

This Teal/Bugatti has not been MOTd or taxed in the UK since 2007 (the film was released in 2008), so is presumably still on the continent, hopefully being used and loved.  Thanks D.W. 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

TEAL  SPRING 

 

 

 

**********

 

 

 

 

CLASSIC CAR QUIZ: 1) What make of car is this below? 2)  Is it Foreign?  3)  Approximately what year was it built?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers on the Discussion Forum, please.   Lovely, isn't she? 

 

 

ANSWER:  She's a LAGONDA RAPIER , built in November 1934 with an 1104 cc motor and spotted at a country car show near Salisbury.   Well done those classic experts Vince and Andy - spot on with your  car recognition.  Here she is from the front:

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS: DAVID WARD also knew the answer to this quiz, and gave us a useful tip; if you know the registration number of any UK car, enter it on the website below and it will tell you when the car was made, first date of registration, engine and whether it is MOTd and taxed.  In the case of most Teals it will tell you the date of first registration of the donor car.  Try it on your car(s). Endless fun!

 

 

 

 

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ViewVehicle

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glorious Teals 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxfordshire

(Dot and Phil at Colin and Irene's )

 

 

 

 

Classic Profile - Type 35 boat-tail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wiltshire 

 

 

 

 

Tristan da Cunha, South Atlantic 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorset 

 

 

 

 

 Grasshopper 2010 Lincolnshire

 

 

 

 

 

Shropshire - the lonely road ahead (and a song to be sung) 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cheshire

 

 

 

 

 

Wales 

 

 

 

 

Wiltshire Shadows 

 

 

 

 

 

 Netherlands

 

 

 

 

Malta 

 

 

 

 

 South Africa

 

 

 

 

Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austria (Ulrike's Teal across the border on holiday from Munich) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Teal Eating Club (Normandy Branch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain Expected 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****************** 

****************************** 

 

 

 

 

*************

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

Teal Owners' Club President's Trophy, presented by John Elwell,   founder with others of the TOC, and of Suzi and Blue Beast  fame....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

below, A typical Teal AGM, with some of the happy attendees, Grasshopper and Stu's Rolls .... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A splendid Teal Type 59 spotted in St Remy de Provence in 2013.

 

Does anyone know this beauty? Do you know where she is now? Suggestions on the Discussion Forum would be most welcome.   Thank you.  

 

ANSWER :   David Ward emails to point out that this Teal Type 59 is now back in the UK, and is in fact our own David Brown's beautiful Type 59 seen at many a Teal show and rally this past couple of years... thank you both Davids.

 

See Teal of the Week No 47 and Teal News 11 pages for more photos.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actress Mena Suvari beside her 'Bugatti'  in the film of Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Garden of Eden'.   In Paris the young newlyweds depart for a long honeymoon in steamy Spain, driving in style in the Bugatti given to him by her as a wedding present. There are some good shots of the car in the equally-steamy film; in reality this footage is, of course , of an elegant Teal Type 35.

 

This Teal Type 35: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next: two rare sights on Teal rallies... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can watch this film free (1hr 36 minutes) with all the Teal action on You Tube  by typing in www.youtube.com to your browser, and when Youtube comes up, type The Garden of Eden 2008 into the search box; or type into your browser:  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEG6I7rbj3A   Be prepared for varied action of several sorts....

 

 

This Teal/Bugatti has not been MOTd or taxed in the UK since 2007 (the film was released in 2008), so is presumably still on the continent, hopefully being used and loved.  Thanks D.W. 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

TEAL  SPRING 

 

 

 

**********

 

 

 

 

CLASSIC CAR QUIZ: 1) What make of car is this below? 2)  Is it Foreign?  3)  Approximately what year was it built?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers on the Discussion Forum, please.   Lovely, isn't she? 

 

 

ANSWER:  She's a LAGONDA RAPIER , built in November 1934 with an 1104 cc motor and spotted at a country car show near Salisbury.   Well done those classic experts Vince and Andy - spot on with your  car recognition.  Here she is from the front:

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS: DAVID WARD also knew the answer to this quiz, and gave us a useful tip; if you know the registration number of any UK car, enter it on the website below and it will tell you when the car was made, first date of registration, engine and whether it is MOTd and taxed.  In the case of most Teals it will tell you the date of first registration of the donor car.  Try it on your car(s). Endless fun!

 

 

 

 

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ViewVehicle

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glorious Teals 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxfordshire

(Dot and Phil at Colin and Irene's )

 

 

 

 

Classic Profile - Type 35 boat-tail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wiltshire 

 

 

 

 

Tristan da Cunha, South Atlantic 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorset 

 

 

 

 

 Grasshopper 2010 Lincolnshire

 

 

 

 

 

Shropshire - the lonely road ahead (and a song to be sung) 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cheshire

 

 

 

 

 

Wales 

 

 

 

 

Wiltshire Shadows 

 

 

 

 

 

 Netherlands

 

 

 

 

Malta 

 

 

 

 

 South Africa

 

 

 

 

Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austria (Ulrike's Teal across the border on holiday from Munich) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Teal Eating Club (Normandy Branch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain Expected 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****************** 

****************************** 

 

 

 

 

*************

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**** 

 

 


 

Teal Owners' Club President's Trophy, presented by John Elwell,   founder with others of the TOC, and of Suzi and Blue Beast  fame....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

below, A typical Teal AGM, with some of the happy attendees, Grasshopper and Stu's Rolls .... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A splendid Teal Type 59 spotted in St Remy de Provence in 2013.

 

Does anyone know this beauty? Do you know where she is now? Suggestions on the Discussion Forum would be most welcome.   Thank you.  

 

ANSWER :   David Ward emails to point out that this Teal Type 59 is now back in the UK, and is in fact our own David Brown's beautiful Type 59 seen at many a Teal show and rally this past couple of years... thank you both Davids.

 

See Teal of the Week No 47 and Teal News 11 pages for more photos.

 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actress Mena Suvari beside her 'Bugatti'  in the film of Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Garden of Eden'.   In Paris the young newlyweds depart for a long honeymoon in steamy Spain, driving in style in the Bugatti given to him by her as a wedding present. There are some good shots of the car in the equally-steamy film; in reality this footage is, of course , of an elegant Teal Type 35.

 

This Teal Type 35: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next: two rare sights on Teal rallies... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can watch this film free (1hr 36 minutes) with all the Teal action on You Tube  by typing in www.youtube.com to your browser, and when Youtube comes up, type The Garden of Eden 2008 into the search box; or type into your browser:  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEG6I7rbj3A   Be prepared for varied action of several sorts....

 

 

This Teal/Bugatti has not been MOTd or taxed in the UK since 2007 (the film was released in 2008), so is presumably still on the continent, hopefully being used and loved.  Thanks D.W. 

 

*** 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

TEAL  SPRING 

 

 

 

**********

 

 

 

 

CLASSIC CAR QUIZ: 1) What make of car is this below? 2)  Is it Foreign?  3)  Approximately what year was it built?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers on the Discussion Forum, please.   Lovely, isn't she? 

 

 

ANSWER:  She's a LAGONDA RAPIER , built in November 1934 with an 1104 cc motor and spotted at a country car show near Salisbury.   Well done those classic experts Vince and Andy - spot on with your  car recognition.  Here she is from the front:

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS: DAVID WARD also knew the answer to this quiz, and gave us a useful tip; if you know the registration number of any UK car, enter it on the website below and it will tell you when the car was made, first date of registration, engine and whether it is MOTd and taxed.  In the case of most Teals it will tell you the date of first registration of the donor car.  Try it on your car(s). Endless fun!

 

 

 

 

https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ViewVehicle

 

 

**** 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glorious Teals 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxfordshire

(Dot and Phil at Colin and Irene's )

 

 

 

 

Classic Profile - Type 35 boat-tail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wiltshire 

 

 

 

 

Tristan da Cunha, South Atlantic 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dorset 

 

 

 

 

 Grasshopper 2010 Lincolnshire

 

 

 

 

 

Shropshire - the lonely road ahead (and a song to be sung) 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cheshire

 

 

 

 

 

Wales 

 

 

 

 

Wiltshire Shadows 

 

 

 

 

 

 Netherlands

 

 

 

 

Malta 

 

 

 

 

 South Africa

 

 

 

 

Yorkshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austria (Ulrike's Teal across the border on holiday from Munich) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Teal Eating Club (Normandy Branch)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rain Expected 

 

 

 

 

 

 

******************