Aston Martin DB6 among classic cars rolling into CAMRA pub of the year
An Aston Martin DB6 rolling into the carpark at Camra pub of the year The Bell at Aldworth this lunchtime grabbed the attention of regulars as drivers of classic vehicles from all eras parked up to admire the engineering on show. Pictures by GEOFF FLETCHER.
Martin Clow’s 1961 Triumph TR4 was bought just this summer from the widow of a friend who never got to drive it before it was finished. He had intended to do vintage hill climbs, and it was beautifully set up with twin choke carburettors, oil cooler and tuned engine.
Aiden and Jordon Greenaway from Stoke Row’s replica B6 Fowler Road loco – made to pull heavy loads – was named Road King. It took eight years to build from start to finish after a friend from Thatcham built the engine and their uncle finished it off to the spec it is today.
Hampstead Norreys villager Ray Prior’s red Honda Solo is very rare in this country, only made for Japan and maybe the only the one in this country. He’s had it less than a year and it’s all original.
Chris Lewis 1923 Model T started life in the US as a four-seat tourer. He bought it as just an engine and a chassis and decided to do his own take on it. “Usually when you turn up with something like this it’s referred to as a speedster. I’ve had about 5 or 6 years and have kept it virtually basic. It’s a 3 litre engine, which surprises a lot of people, with only a two speed transmission, so low gear is very low, but its almost like an automatic – its good fun.