ITV's Granchester

ITV's Granchester

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Thursday, 29 December 2011

A cautionary tale about drink driving this time of the year.

A cautionary tale from down under.
"As the New Years Crackdown approaches I would like to share an experience with you about drinking and driving, something never to be taken lightly.


As some of you will know, some of us have been known to have had a few brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years.
Well, I decided to do something about it.


A couple of nights ago I was out for some drinks with my mates and had a few too many whiskeys as well as beers and some rather nice red - but knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I have never done before - I took a bus home.
I arrived back safely and without incident, which was a real surprise, since I had never driven a bus before and have no idea where I got it from."

Mike from the MCJTV group, thank you for this chilling tale, let this be a lesson to all J type owners about the dangers and expense of drink. Much better to spend the time and money on your J type in the comfort of your garage.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

A Merry Christmas to all J type owners, everywhere.

Maybe see you in the New Year?

Christmas down under, roll on Summer.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Another J type found in Australia.

This van has been standing in this spot in Maddington for the last 40 years. Prior to that, it was parked on this same property at another spot for 10 years. It just drove on to the property and parked up and its been there ever since. It is now parked on a high bank, under a large gum tree near a creek. It is slowly rusting away but is still quite sound after sitting for 50 years in the open.
Anybody in Oz care to track it down?

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The new toy to join the fleet.

I was hoping to post a  picture of the new toy I hope will join the fleet in the next few weeks, the picture will appear once the car appears....... delivery delayed till the New Year...

A list of chassis number and registration dates.

J/R 010 10/1949--J/R 649 1949--J/R 755 1/1950--J/R 1061 12/1949--J/R 1102 12/1949--J/L 1518 1950--J/R 1612 03/1950--J/L 2935 1951--J/R 4491 11/1950--J/R 6050 12/1950--J/R 6187 1/1951--J/R 10916 12/1951--J/R 10972 1/1952--J/R 14776 12/1952--J/R 145931/1953--J/R 15455 1/1953--J/R 16261 03/1953--J/R 18124 1952--J/R 19902 12/1953--J/R 20658 02/1954--J/R 21720 12/1953--J/R 23555 1954--J/R 24274 1954--J/R 25618 12/1954--J/R 25079 1/1955--J/R 25741 05/1955--J/R 29869 11/1955--J/R 30963 11/1955--J/R 3183110/1955--J/R 32465 11/1955--J/R 33340 1/1956--J/R 35466 1/1957--J/R 35671 12/1956--JB/MR 37200 06/1957--JB/MR 39547 12/1957--JB/MR 39012 1/1958--JB/MR 39648 1/1958--JB/MR 42533 1/1959--JB/MR 42677 12/1958--JB/MR 43367 1959--JB/MR 45648 1/1960--JB/MR 45693 12/1959--JB/MR 46009 02/1960--JB/MR 47648 12/1960--JB/MR 47907 12/1960--JB/MR 48069 01/1961--JB/MR 48219 01/1961
Approximate Production data for each year.
1949 750 vehicles -1950 5347 -1951 5051 -19524098 -1953 5027 -1954 6000 -1955 6894 -19563169 -1957 3284 -1958 3131 -1959 2965 -19602516 -1961 362
Total produced 48620


Ardingly Vehicle Show 12/7/09. Picture taken by Clive Barker.