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The Great Southwestern Reliability Trial



In the summer (!) of 2008, the Webmaster and Mrs Webmaster undertook a 17 day tour in their Standard Flying 12 DHC covering  Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, returning via Mid Wales to Coventry and thereafter to the Webmaster Eyrie in Hertfordshire. Since we safely returned home after over 1350 miles we have now called it a Reliability Trial which we are pleased to say was a success for both car and occupants. The story of our travels is recorded here in reverse order:


1st Sep 2008

The Flying 12 on the 17th and last day of its holiday!   

28th Aug 2008

The Flying 12 returns to England but not home yet!   

27th Aug 2008

The only photo of White Cattle on this website;   

24th Aug 2008

The first 3 days of touring in Mid-Wales;   

19th Aug 2008

The Great Southwest Tour reaches rainy Wales:   

18th Aug 2008


On Dartmoor sampling Otter Ales  

16 th Aug 2008

The Flying 12 reaches the most southerly point of its tour.  

15 th Aug 2008

Meeting up with Standard members on holiday.  

14 th Aug 2008

The Webmaster meets Reginald Maudslay's Grandson   

12 th Aug 2008

Lord Montagu presents all the prizes at  the 70th Anniversary of the Standard Flying 8!


10 th Aug 2008

A rainy day at The National Motor Museum fror the 70th Anniversary of the Standard Flying 8!

9 th Aug 2008

Day 1: St. Albans to Southampton:

8 th Aug 2008

A Standard Flying 12 goes on its holidays!

Report and photos by Phil Homer

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