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Counsel to Maidens

Oh damsel fair, beware the car Where sitting space is wider far Than any man of reason needs Except to further his misdeeds; The steering column change eschew, No good can come of it for you, And likewise any motor … Continue reading

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Attempted Escape

“Tiny old Chummy tries to escape from Thetford Motors by launching into space, but is restrained by the proprietor’s finger and thumb” Caption courtesy of  Anthony Peake!

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Field Service 1940s style

I am feeling a little like an imposter already when I choose the title for today’s post:  Mr. Thetford senior did indeed get involved with things mechanical in the 1940’s and in those days of true austerity he did so … Continue reading

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Another year… another blog post

Another year has passed and I find that I rather miss writing on the blog – a feeling which coincides with a few recent words of encouragement from readers and which occasions another belated post. Although the past year has … Continue reading

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Why do so many cars have uneven front tyre wear?

I have been to look at a rather nice Mercedes Benz which was offered for sale today and I subsequently pronounced it to be in very nice condition too. One of the comments I had made about the vehicle was … Continue reading

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A new blog

Hello and welcome to my new blog at! I shall be doing my best to keep things up to date with news from the workshop and from daily vintage and classic motoring. For those who (like me) haven’t had … Continue reading

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