Area Report - Windscreen
January/February Issue 182
2020 is certain the year that most of us will be glad to put behind us and no doubt the first months of 2021 will not be easy either. We therefore look forward to returning to a more typical events season at some point soon. Yorkshire traditional Christmas Cracker Run is cancelled for the first time ever and the sense of sadness is as much to do with the normal stalwart group of attendees missing the traditional Carvery Dinner as much as the run out over the dales. So please find a quick round up of some of our members current projects…
One of our busiest member groups led by Adam Wright and the MV Depot team, continue their restoration work on several jeep projects brought in from the USA’s driest states (no rot on these) and Adam’s own Plymouth Deluxe Staff Car restoration is nearing completion for the 2021 season.
Over in West Yorkshire, Stuart Wright, founder organiser of the Yorkshire Wartime Experience weekend events has recently acquired a rare 1942 South African Marmon Herrington MKIV armoured car and a 1943 White M3A1 halftrack to his
ever-growing vehicle collection.
The Marmon is currently the only privately-ownedMarmon AC in England and was saved from going overseas when Stuart bought it from the Fort Paul Auction during the Autumn. Stuart now plans to restore the Marmon to original build condition for display. Of course, that is once his Morris LRC rebuild project is completed! I wish Stuart and team every success finding the suitable parts and look forward to seeing these interesting vehicles at events soon.
Ivor & Jim Waterhouse’s Humber LRC continues to take shape, now in their new workshop. In closing a reminder to our area members, that if you wish to share your restoration pictures, updates or general news please do email them over – don’t be shy now. Stay safe and well and here’s to getting together soon.