A New Car is Born

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Today was a special and busy day, we celebrated the Battle of the Atlantic in church this morning. In the afternoon we headed to town to see the first venture onto the road of Peter’s hand built car. You can be forgiven if you mistake it for a 1920’s Bentley. It is indeed modeled on the theme of such a iconic British car. Peter calls his car “Noakes Folley,” but I tend to think of it as the Noakesmobile, no folley in this project just amazing success. Owning an old Bentley has been a life long ambition for Peter Noakes, sadly and like most of us a Bentley of such vintage is just too far out of reach of us mere mortals. So Peter built his own Bentley over a number of years. I had the chassis and wheels stored in my barn for a year or two. He then found more suitable storage in town after the beautiful Jag engine and gear box power unit arrived. I could never imagine attempting a project so immense. The patience, pain, costs and trials of the building it would have done me in long ago. Peter persisted determined to have his own very special car. Today he drove it out onto the road for the first time, and from all appearance it worked perfectly. Proudly he drove around the city with his wife and friends enjoying this remarkable achievement. An amazing feat that today came to fruition, congratulations Peter for a job well done. I hope you will have many years of enjoyment driving this marvelous machine. By the way, it does have a few Rover parts included in its construction.
Happy motoring old friend.
God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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