Having returned home in April I quickly beat a path north to Scarborough to collect my latest acquisition; a MGB. It is a 1968 vintage with an Oselli Fast Road engine, Weber 45 DCOE carburettor kit, K&N air filters, etc. It is finished in ‘Snowberry White’ (where do they get these names).

Meant as a big brother for Bridget, Bertie B has already taken me down to the South of France for an inaugural run. He handles and rides very differently from Bridget and, I have to say, isn’t half as much fun. Bertie feels more respectable, almost aloof, but is a very good ‘touring’ car.

Although mechanically very sound I shall decide over the winter what I want to change to make him fit in more in his new ‘stable’. I think perhaps a wrap might be the answer, with a few detail changes.

Bridget is tucked up safely for the winter and is in excellent shape for another ‘adventure’. As it will be three years since her last ‘walk-about’ to the Artic and Russia I think we may go off again around June 2017. I, however, am going to spend the winter back in Maspalomas! The climate on Gran Canaria is far more agreeable for lazing around drafting designs for car wraps or dreaming up places to explore in a MG Midget. For the first time, I am not going to take Bridget, or either of the other MG’s, but am flying instead.


  • Gary Lock

    Hi Roy…you’ve been inactive for quite some time. We are planning on walking the Coast to Coast trail from the Irish Sea to North Sea late May/early June next year, so maybe you can join us! In regards to the warmth of Gran Canaria, is it the climate or something else? Hope to catch up next year.

    • roy

      Hi Gary, only inactive with regard to this site. I could maybe drive Bridget from coast to coast as your support vehicle! Sounds like an interesting venture. We will certainly have to touch base when you are over and perhaps you could persuade me to winter in Oz next year! I am contemplating a ‘walk-about’ next year, I’ll let you know more once I have decided. Give my love to Anita.

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