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2004 Restoration Show

Report on the Restoration Show at the Stoneleigh, 31st October 2004

Mike Wilks's 1934 10 gets a brake reline

At the restoration show, clubs are encouraged to engage in some repair or renovation to one of their cars. This makes the event more popular and keeps the punters more interested in the stands for longer. Steve O'Hara takes up the story:

"The West Midlands group put on another interesting restoration stand this year. Mike Wilkes brought along his lovely 1934 Ten saloon and the job for the day was to reline the brakes. Things went swimmingly: Mike and his trusty sidekick John Maxwell worked steadily and made good progress. I was despatched to buy some glass paper to clean the shoes, so I was of some use. The last pair of shoes to be removed caused some consternation - the linings were bonded, so there were no rivet holes in the shoes! The shoes were cleaned up and refitted for the time being.

It wasn’t really an eye-catching display so we weren’t too surprised to lose out on the prizes. Visitors to the stand included Dennis and Sheila Brown from Raglan and Brian Shakespeare and Michael Joy from Derbyshire."

We should also thank Steve for preparing a "Powerpoint" presentation that was running on his PC all day; that also created more interest for the passers by.

Mike Wilkes studies a steady spring while John Maxwell supervises

Here's one we didn't do earlier, one of the rear brakes stripped down!

All photos by Phil Homer