Monthly Archives: May 2015

2015 Mille Miglia Getting Underway

This weekend the 2015 Mille Miglia will get underway.  The Mille Miglia is advertised, with good reason, as “the most beautiful race in the world”.   These days the Mille Miglia is a road rally, but from 1927 to 1957 … Continue reading

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My Heuer Monte Carlo Stopwatch

Through a rather strange path I recently acquired a very nice Heuer Monte Carlo stopwatch as part of my rally navigator’s kit.  This path started out when I saw the stopwatch for sale on eBay.  I had a feeling that … Continue reading

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Langwell Rally Odometer Is Ready For Action

Recently I got an email message from Evan Gamblin about the Langwell rally odometer.  Evan said that he had heard that legendary Canadian rally co-driver Doug Woods used a Langwell rally odometer.  In addition he said that he would be … Continue reading

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Frank Jenkins’ 1954 Sunbeam Alpine

Last week I had the opportunity to spend some time with Frank Jenkins of Sherborn, Massachusetts, his wife Beth and their 1954 Sunbeam Alpine.  Joining us was Rod Allen and his wife Heather.  Rod, who was visiting from England, is … Continue reading

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Good Book ABout A BMC Rally Mechanic

I recently bought an interesting book about what is often referred to as the golden age of rallying.  This book was written by Brian Moylan who was a rally mechanic for the British Motor Corporation’s rally team from 1955 to … Continue reading

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My New Halda Tripmaster – A Classic Odometer

In another post I mentioned that I had recently purchased a Halda Tripmaster from a fellow in New Zealand.  These odometers were commonly used in rallying from the early 1960s up to the mid to late 1970s.  These are mechanical … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Airs Some Museum Cars

Recently the Mercedes-Benz publicity people sent out a number of photos of some of their museum cars that were taken out of the museum for a good run.  These cars are spectacular and Mercedes-Benz are great at reaching into their … Continue reading

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