This month, the long arm of the law grasped us by the scruff of our necks and, with a hefty-looking truncheon waved under our noses, we were forced to select a police car as this month’s prize model.
Our prize is a Vanguards/Corgi 1:43 die-cast model of the 16-valve 2.0-litre Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2 as used by the Ministry of Defence Police Agency — resplendent in ‘jam-butty’ livery.
Thanks to the good guys at Toymod Ltd — the New Zealand Vanguards/Corgi distributors — we’ve got one of these MOD Cavaliers to give away to a lucky reader; just answer the question in the form below. The competition closes on August 20, 2015 so enter quick.
It’s easy to see why the Morris Minor Traveller was one of the best-loved variants of the Morris Minor. Introduced in 1953, it was equipped with the same independent torsion bar front suspension, drum brakes, and rack and pinion steering as its saloon sibling but, with their foldable rear seat increasing versatility, many Travellers were used as trade vehicles, says Derek Goddard. Derek and Gail Goddard, the owners of this superbly restored example, have run Morris Minors since before they were married in 1974.
“Our honeymoon vehicle was a blue Morris Minor van — it was a rust bucket,” says Derek.
It’s fair to say that nothing much in the classic Mercedes world gets past Mercedes-Benz Club stalwart Garry Boyce so it wasn’t surprising to learn that around 15 years ago he had sniffed out an extremely rare 300SL lightweight Gullwing as well as a 1958 300SL Roadster hiding away in the Waikato. The cars were not for sale but Garry eventually managed to persuade the owner to allow him and his restoration team to take a look at the Roadster. They discovered a very distressed but largely unmolested car. The car was so original that the body had never been off the chassis, meaning most of the parts and fittings were still present and correct, as they had been fitted by the factory.