This is a short video about what was supposedly the largest private Ford collection in the world, prior to it being broken-up and sold in 2018. The collection was put together by Dutchman Piet den Hartogh after buying his forst Ford in 1956. Fifty years later, he had 250 cars. Piet died in 2011 and his collection went to auction after being open to the public for nearly 30 years.
by Carolyn Anderson of the Hawkes Bay Model A Club in New Zealand
2015 Road To Mandalay Rally
by Roger Anderson of the Hawkes Bay Model A Club in New Zealand
2013 Peking to Paris Rally
Alan Porter is selling his Model A:
Everyone knows it as Bennys car as he refurbished it
All pics and description is on Gumtree
Only car that club has full history
It has new tyres all round incl spare, new battery and cooling system done up recently
A RHD Canadian import sold in Northam to an accountant
ph: 0458 806 807
Wes Hartley’s write-up of the Te Anau NZ National Rally that appeared in the Sept-Oct issue of The Restorer has won the 2019 MAFCA Director’s Literary Award.
Congratulations Wes – truly a fantastic achievement.
Wes’s article is attached below.
MAFCA – New Zealand Rally – The Restorer – Ps17-19 – Sept-Oct 2019
Wanted – left front guard for 30-31 Model A. No spare wheel well.
Contact Hans Hurij, 0472 700 635
As-new Dash Panel (for an oval speedo) for sale- $40
2 Dunlop 5.25 x 21 Dunlop tyres, used, good for spares – $20ea
Phil Rebe, Mt Lawley, 9271 1018
After a leisurely breakfast at The Old Convent in Dalwalinu, the group travelled a very short distance indeed to the farm right next door. The owner of the farm (the sprightly, 80+ year-old Jim) proudly showed us his fantastic collection of windmills. He has them in 2 huge, brand-new sheds built just to house the windmills. He is obviously quite a craftsman because often the restored windmill was accompanied by a photgraph of the original piece of junk he started with. The variety of designs from both Australia and the USA was quite amazing.
Time was getting-on by the time we left Dalwalinu, so a change of route was decided and we just came home the shortest way – straight down Great Northern Highway (probably to the annoyance of quite a few truckies!). We stopped for lunch in New Norcia where everyone said their goodbyes as people would start to disperse as they got closer to their homes in Perth (and Northam).
A double-header windmill than Jim re-created just from photographs
we could have listened to Jim’s tales of windmills and farming for quite a time
Jim talking to the group
one of the first patented windmills from the late 1800s
a small part of the collection, with Ross admiring a particularly attrractive wooden-sailed model
the cars outside one of the windmill sheds
a few club members admiring Jim’s 1912 Darracq
we were forced to pull over and stop for this load to come past (a base for a very large crane I suspect)
the last day’s drive
the total trip (blue=day 1, green=day 2, blue=day 3, red=day 4, purple=day 5)