Category Archives: vehicles

Is Carbon Tax the answer?

California has some of the toughest pollution laws on this continent, Ontario has just ended vehicle emission pollution inspections. That sounds like a regressive step, perhaps it is, but it rid the province of old oil burning vehicles on its … Continue reading

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Name year make and model?

I thought it might be fun to test my blog followers knowledge of the British motoring world of old. Try and tell me the year make and model of the four cars and one motorcycle. That is my young daughter … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Budge

Hospital is far from the best place to celebrate your birthday, but you are in a good hands so get better soon. Yoda dressed up especially for you to wish you happy birthday. At Bluefield you were voted mostly likely … Continue reading

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Speeding on PEI

I do not know the actual numbers of vehicle accidents, deaths and injuries on our provincial roads. However I’m quite confident in saying it is too many. My own experience of driving from Wellington to Summerside or Charlottetown on Hwy … Continue reading

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The Broad Arrow????

Ministry of Defense Broad Arrow Posted on 26th June 2018by irishroverpei All items belonging to the MOD (Ministry of Defense UK) are marked/stamped with the symbol “Broad Arrow”. The purpose is to prevent misuse, theft etc. The arrow symbol in … Continue reading

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Unable to Drive These Days!!!(cataracts)

A dear friend who lives in the Highlands sent me an email  some time ago that got me thinking about the many trips I made to Lochgilphead in a wide variety of vehicles during the early 1960’s. I mostly rented … Continue reading

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A Walk Down Memory Lane

Yesterday afternoon I took a walk down memory lane, more accurately a Rover memory lane. An old friend, Brian Dyer and his wife Susan arrived for a brief visit on their way to O’Leary. Brian and I go back some … Continue reading

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Make American Great Again.???

I don’t think I need to say much about Trump, we already know more than enough! However, I do want to talk about the US auto industry and how Trump wants 80% of their autos/parts made in America. Growing up … Continue reading

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Heat Pumps vs Oil

Several years ago I became interested in the Green Party, both Federal and Provincial, but the chances of them ever taking power seemed remote. That was back in the 1980’s 90’s. Remember, we had a number of fuel shortages and … Continue reading

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Used Submarines (Bargains) Used Fighter jets (Bargains)

Perhaps all this bargain basement military equipment began with the purchase of HMCS Bonaventure in 1958. The Bonnie was completing construction when the Second World War ended and work stopped. For several years the unfinished aircraft carrier languished in the … Continue reading

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