Posing in the buggy

Time to get busy again

I have been so busy with the new website and social media lately that I haven’t had much time to update the blog. As I was upgrading the platform that it is based on trying to make it look a little more modern I couldn’t help asking myself whether blogs like this one aren’t a…

Buggy ready for MOT

Results at Last..

After many years of persevering all the hard work finally paid off, I set myself a dead-line earlier in the year and managed to get the buggy back on the road again. It passed its first MOT in 8 years first time and the only advisories were related to the headlamp aim, I forgot the…

A quick status update

Our new community for beach buggy enthusiasts has been a great success, in only a few months over 150 people have signed up. I have decided however to keep this blog running independently instead of redirecting it to the new site as I have found out that a lot of you out there follow these…

Bug Run 2010 – Sweden

I have just returned from this year’s Bug Run show in Sweden and I must admit, am a little disappointed.. there weren’t enough buggies for my taste, the entrance fee keeps increasing despite less cars and entertainment on offer and sadly the weather let us down which meant that we didn’t get to see the…

New instruments and engine overhaul

With the electrical system now finished, the new carpet and seats in place and the battery firmly secured, the bonnet could be re-fitted. The use of connector blocks between the instruments attached to the dash and the rest of the car made this a walk in the park. The beautiful Smiths instruments that were fitted…

Getting the new seats in

Today was a good day =) The photos will speak for themselves, the roll-cage got a coat of fresh paint, the carpet is fitted and now both seats are in firmly in place. But before we could get there, we had to sort some minor details out… like replacing the M6 bolts that were holding…

Had to drive a long way to pick it up

A new family member

It has been very quiet in the garage during these cold winter months but a great deal of detail work has been done on parts that could be taken off the buggy, more about that later. This post is about the latest addition to my cherished collection, increasing the number of buggies to a staggering…

The moment of truth

After all that hard work it all came down to this moment, would it run or would all that effort have been for nothing? Well as you can see in the video it took a few attempts to get the engine running, mostly due to the lack of fuel in the carburettors, but as soon…