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Monday, November 19, 2018

The Ultimate S.U.V.s

Way back in October 1965 an all new Rolls-Royce and Bentley car was introduced to the world. After some ten years of development the company had the latest, most modern car they had ever produced. The car was state of the art with it's monocoque body, hydraulic self-levelling suspension, smoother ride, four wheel disc brakes, and it was just what the world markets were waiting for.
A first from Crewe with it's genuinely fresh ageless design.

It was the Silver Shadow and the T.






As Pal Guinness states in the latest 'ROLLS-ROYCE & BENTLEY driver' magazine this car was a shocker to the company's traditional clientele.
"Just what are they doing...?" many asked.




Well, in today's age, almost everyone drives an S.U.V. so that's exactly why Rolls-Royce and Bentley have done it. 

It's what the world wants.

No different from what the 'purists' raised their eyebrows over back in late 1965....

It was the best thing the Crewe factory ever did.

So next time you see the S.U.V.s, praise them, admire them for what they are and think hard about criticism.
I'm still a traditionalist but I totally understand how things move forward.









This is what the world wants and it works.

(Posted by David Irvine)






















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Sunday, September 30, 2018

More Adventures with a Crewe Car in Northern Ireland

Bluebell is strutting her stuff around Northern Ireland again this weekend doing her History Tour.



Here at the Stormont Parliament buildings (ca 1932).



The Culloden Hotel (ca 1876).



Overlooking Belfast Lough.



The Crawfordsburn Inn (ca 1614)



Donaghadee pier (ca 1626)



Grace Nellis Bar, Donaghadee (ca 1611), Ireland's oldest pub.



And finally, COOL FM & Downtown Radio's studios in Newtownards where the crusty security guard would not let them in for a photo shoot with the sign.



Just the bus....



(Posted by David Irvine - all credit to Terry Waugh)


Monday, September 24, 2018

N.I. by RR

Growing up in Northern Ireland in the '60s, '70s and early '80s I did see some Rolls-Royces about.
Not the most common car but they were there.



I've often wondered what it would be like to tour Norther Ireland in one of these cars....



Well, there's a new kid in town (or rather Country) in the form of a 1978 Silver Shadow II that has made it's way across the water to it's new owner Terry.
Terry has kindly allowed me to show off  his day trip shots of 'Bluebell' in various parts of the North.

So lets promote it this way:





Here's Bluebell as she starts her journey from 'the mainland' early August.

Terry writes:

"300 miles from Nottingham to Cairnryan totally effortless .. European Causeway just sailed taking us home to Belfast. Thank you David Irvine and Rodd Sala for giving me the courage...."




Oh, so I seem to have been an influence.....


The first car show on the pier at Donaghadee.





Then a car show at Bangor.



And now the County Down tour.
The Ards Peninsula, Strangford Lough and Scrabo Tower.







On the farm.



The Ulster Flying Club where Bluebell meets a Bluebird.



The badge bar is filling....



It's 'Getting Better....'



Ballyholme.





And then a few days later at the Newtownards Priory (c.a.1244).



Grey Abbey c.a 1193.



A little bit of shopping funded by a wedding.....





Sensibly parking far from everyone else.



The 1950 Samuel Kelly lifeboat.



Bangor Castle.



Belfast's Harland & Wolff shipyard's famous Samson crane.



The Titanic museum in Belfast.



Sneaking in close to a cruise ship on Belfast Lough.



By the decommissioned 1914 Royal Navy C class light cruiser H.M.S. Caroline.



And finally meeting a blue Lotus by the water.



Now doesn't that make you want to see Northern Ireland now?

More photos to come on this.

(Posted by David Irvine - many thanks to Terry Waugh).



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