MINOR RALLY 2009
last year we had a good day the 25th of January. We met at Rampath Hotel
in Galle Fort where we had our tea before driving in convoy to Classic
Cars in Pinnaduwa. Around 20 cars with around 80 people participated.
this year I was impressed by the efficiency of our police escort. Without
them it would not be possible to go in convoy through the traffic in
Galle. It is a pleasure to drive in convoy when we can relax and just
follow the escort.
after our arrival to Classic Cars, and when the engine was still hot,
I showed how to decarbonise an engine by pouring water into the carburettor.
There are more about this in an article and on the rally video.
sent their service vehicle with two battery specialists who offered
a free check of the batteries. Many took the opportunity to find out
how good their battery was. They started in Galle Fort and did the last
checking at Classic Cars. Thank you Exide for your free service.
had some good hours showing around in the company and discussing our
cars. As usual I learnt something. It is interesting to see all the
creative solutions for various problems. It is interesting to see the
customising and modernising carried out on a Morris Minor. I am glad
that my Morris Minors in Denmark is original and easy to work on and
maintain, but I understand that in Sri Lanka the Morris Minor Owner
must find a not so correct solution to a problem because not all spare
parts is available. Hopefully we will be able to make more parts available
in Classic Cars in the near future.
A big red “Morris Minor”. Mr. Windsor’s Morris Oxford survived the Tsunami
and is running well again.
A transplant of a Japanese engine and suspension – and may be more?
last year we filmed the event and the two part video is available on
you for a good day. See you again in January 2010.
Anton - June