Author Archives: Andrew Duerden

Busy times

After a couple of quiet months, March roared in with lots of activities.  It started with an outing in the Flying Sofa (aka Citroen DS21) with John Ball on the Tour of Cheshire.  9th o/all on regularity times means that … Continue reading

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A new event for 2013

The Welland Valley Wander is a new event that I have devised for 2013.  It is a scenic tour for classic cars, starting from Foxton Locks and the route meanders across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland following the Welland River as … Continue reading

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Steady on the Bends (and on the straights!)

Vauxhall press releases that include my name always seem to be accompanied by the phrase “resident eco-driving expert”.  I’ve earned this moniker from my regular (successful) outings on the Fleetworld MPG Marathon; a modern day version of the old Mobil … Continue reading

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Light right foot again

For the second year running, it’s off to the RAC Club in Pall Mall to receive another trophy from the FleetWorld MPG Marathon.  The economy event, held over two days and 380 miles in the Cotswolds saw a quality field, … Continue reading

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Job Done

Another sunny day in Sweden.  And a big problem for me as I cannot afford to let the sun’s rays do their worst to my skin, combined with the fact that at 50 – 60 mph in a windscreenless car, … Continue reading

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Phew what a scorcher!

As bright a day in Sweden as it appears there may be in the UK.  A leisurely start this morning saw the Prince Henry collected from its overnight storage and driven to the Royal Swedish Automobile Club (the KAK), where … Continue reading

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We’re Here!

Well, we’ve made it to Stockholm!  First part of the trek accomplished. The day started with the sound of thunder and we feared the worst.  But, the old adage of rain by seven, fine by eleven seemed to work, and … Continue reading

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Then and Now

The event started properly this morning.  Recreating the 1000km Swedish Reliability Trial of 1912, Alasdaire Lockhart’s Vauxhall Prince Henry Vauxhall with the owner at the wheel and host, Kay Mordza as riding mechanic, started from the Mordza house at Oxaback … Continue reading

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Show Time

Tjoloholm Slott is a beautifully placed Victorian mansion, overlooking the sea and the flood plains, south of Gothenburg.  The House was designed for Scottish industrialists, the Dickson family.  Their company had become a big player in Sweden in the mid … Continue reading

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An even bigger anorak?………….

Arrived today at our host, Kay Mordza’s house in deepest Sweden after dropping the Henry at Tjoloholm ready for the classic event tomorrow.  And boy!, when it comes to matters Vauxhall, he makes me look like a rank amateur.  The … Continue reading

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