Why not view our other blog at CKD Boats cc

Looking for info on boats? all sorts of stuff has been posted now on the first blog. Why not try Roys other blog, he has over 3300 entries in there. That blog is full of information and pictures,its really about one mans life. Designed for those who enjoy boats, cars, traveling , plus in some cases, finding out how to fix things yourself. We also started a third blog which is mainly about the two shops, my daughters started. plus odd ends about me and some I have known.


How hard can this be?

Try this link. http://ckdboats.blogspot.com/

Friday, 14 July 2017

Rosemary Smith becomes the Worlds oldest Renault F1 driver

You mightn’t recognise the name, but Rosemary Smith is without a doubt one of the most important people in the history of motorsport.

 Having originally trained as a dressmaker, Rosemary stumbled into the world of rallying in the mid-1960s and went on to win some of the most iconic top-flight rallies on earth in an era when women were more likely to be seen draped over the bonnet of a car than behind the wheel.

Watch the remarkable film below as, at 79 years old, the Dublin-born driver who still rallies to this day has defied the odds once again to become the oldest person to get in the cockpit of a Renault sport Formula One car.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

A fifty year old Hillman Imp

Not only that but an Imp Californian, said to be one of 6000 made only?

This car has been under a two and a half year restoration, it is mainly complete now and is a pleasure to drive.

The car or the wife?

This is one of those things that can come between partners?

Well will you keep your Imp or your lady?


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Hillman Imp Californian coupe

This car will turn fifty years old next month.

After a three year restoration its ready to do another fifty years service.

With only 6000 made they were never very common.

The car still runs the original engine block, crank bearings and pistons, just the rings were changed about ten years ago.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

The house took about the same time to build as the restoration of the 1967 Hillman Imp Californian took.

So I could have built a house and made a predictable profit instead I did the car (smile)

The car is now in its 50th year!

The way it is?

Will you choose the wife or the car?

How hard can this be?