|Posted by steadmancars on December 24, 2016 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
Well, it's that time of year where I would like to thank you for your continued support and encouragement, which is much appreciated. It is very important to promote the Jaguar Steadman TS100 marque, highlighting its many qualities which I do not need to spell out to you. Owners attending classic car events with their respective cars will certainly achieve that and to that end in 2016 I have taken my car to the Goodwood Revival, Brooklands and a number of other events.
One of my highlights of 2016 was being invited to and attending Rory and Kirsten's fabulous wedding at Highclere Castle in July. Simon and Sandy Coombs and Sally and I were invited to display our cars at the front of the castle where we had the honour to meet Bill Steadman and take photographs of him beside the cars he was responsible for building all those years ago. There are some pictures of the wedding elsewhere on this website. The Steadman family very kindly donated a Steadman TS100 flag to the club which we can now display at our meetings.
I know of five TS100 owners in the club who have or indeed are still carrying out much work on their cars which is tremendous news. A big thank you again to our fellow member Ronnie Leach who has saved all the original spares and has them available for anyone requiring them. He has actually gone to the trouble of having some spare windscreen parts cast in brass to maintain his stock.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year and hope to see some of you at our meeting in 2017. A provisional date has been set for Saturday 10th June 2017.
Very best wishes,
|Posted by steadmancars on October 3, 2016 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
Whilst at the Wanstead Fete, I met Geoff Wilkinson who photographed one of my TS100's.
The photos are available to view on his website via the link below:
Hopefully other cars may come to light as a result.
|Posted by steadmancars on July 31, 2016 at 4:00 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by steadmancars on May 26, 2016 at 5:20 AM||comments (0)|
Reminder that the Club meeting is being held at the Fighting Cocks Public House, Fordingbridge on Saturday 11th June 2016 from 12 noon. Ronnie Leach who saved all the Steadman spare parts from being scrapped will be there, so if you need any bits and pieces, he is the person to speak to. Also, Chris Symons, the Chartered Automative Engineer who actually designed and built the cars is hoping to attend. Needless to say, his knowledge of Jaguars and TS100's is second to none. Look forward to seeing you on the 11th.
|Posted by steadmancars on February 28, 2016 at 3:15 AM||comments (1)|
As mentioned earlier, club member, Ronnie Leach purchased all the spare TS100 parts from a warehouse in America last year and returned them to the UK. Besides having restored his own TS100 a couple of years ago, he has now almost completed building a TS100 from the original plans and the parts he now owns. Furthermore, he has also built a second chassis and could be persuaded to build a third if there is anyone who would be interested in building a TS100 for themselves.
Obviously, Ronnie can also provide the aluminium body panels, other parts and any help and advice if required. Here is a rare opportunity for anyone who is interested in building a TS100, or indeed a number, of a very special car.If anyone is interested please let me know and I will pass on your details to Ronnie. Alternatively, Ronnie has organised a stand at the International Jaguar Spares Day, Stoneleigh-Park Exhibition Centre, Warwickshire on 20th March 2016 where he intends displaying one of his part built cars and a selection of TS100 specific parts and Jaguar spares.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01753 542983
|Posted by steadmancars on December 24, 2015 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
2015 has been an exceptionally good year for the club, with all the original unused TS100 parts having been saved and returned to the UK. There are at least two people who have expressed interest in taking over ownership of the parts, should Ronnie decide to part with them, so we must be patient to see what the future holds.
Sadly, only one item has ever appeared on the 'Forum Section' and my excuse is that I don't really understand how it would work! Having said that I am pleased to say that I have been in regular contact with some members by telephone and e-mail and that works well.
Tracing and identifying TS100's has become my passion, but requires patience. During 2015 two cars that were known to exist by their registration numbers have been traced and their owners are now club members. A further car has been identified and traced and the owner of that too has become a member. Unfortunately, the new owners of the three known cars in Belgium have yet to become members, but I am hopeful they will do so in the not too distant future.
There are clearly a few more cars out there somewhere, possibly locked up in garages, that are rarely if ever used and it would be nice to trace their owners and offer what club support we can. It is more than likely that they do not even realise that the club exists.
I do feel that it is important that the club records should be as full and up to date as possible, not only for the future of the marque, but also where members can share experiences and offer each other support when required.
Our annual club meeting will be held on Saturday 11th June 2016 at the usual venue, The Fighting Cocks Public House, Fordingbridge, Hampshire and I look forward to seeing you there if you can make it. The pub has a large car park, good food and there is accommodation very close nearby should you require it.
Thank you for your continued support and I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
|Posted by steadmancars on August 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
Good news, The two cars in Belgium have now been sold to new owners!
I visited Ronnie in Preston last weekend, and much admired the restoration he has carried out on his TS100. It is a real credit to him.
Ronnie also showed me two TS100 chassis he has already built using the original plans from The Steadman Motor Co., which look fantastic.
All the original (unused) spare parts are currently on the way from Canada and are due to arrive this week in the UK. Clearly, there is a massive amount to be catalogued, but if any members require specific parts at this stage, please get in touch through the club website, and we will direct you request to Ronnie.
Hope you are all enjoying the summer and your cars!
|Posted by steadmancars on July 6, 2015 at 5:10 AM||comments (0)|
Apologies for the delay in attaching the photographs of our 2015 meeting. The meeting was a great success which included our lunch followed by a drive out around the New Forest, led by Roger and his son Stephen. Of course a big welcome to Stephen who has now taken over his father's car and is enthusiastically using it as his daily transport.
The finale, was a most welcome tea courtesy of Roger and Hazel.
This year we joined once again by Ronnie and Angela who travelled all the way from Preston in Lancashire. Ronnie was able to update club members with the latest details regarding the spare TS100 parts coming back to the UK, hopefully in September and photographs of the TS100 chassis he has already constructed from the original build plans. We are so fortunate to have some fantastically loyal, enthusiastic and talented members!!!
We were also most privileged that a recently joined club member, Rory White,was able to join us - not on this occasion in a TS100, but a beautiful new Bentley. Rory is the fiancé of Bill Steadman's granddaughter so it was a real honour to have him join us for the day. A future TS100 owner I think!
It goes without saying, I am extremely grateful to all members for the support and encouragement I receive.
|Posted by steadmancars on June 1, 2015 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
Just a quick reminder that our annual club meeting will be held on Satuarday 13th June 2015 at The Fighting Cocks Pub, Fordingbridge (Hampshire).
We look forward to seeing you there if you are able to make it.
|Posted by steadmancars on April 8, 2015 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
As Steadman TS100 owners, the problem of sourcing parts has been alleviated after a hoard of original aluminium body panels, headlamps, raditator cowls, bonnets etc... came to light in the USA. Ronnie Leach, who already owns a TS100 negotiated a price and has secured the entire collection, therefore saving them from being scrapped.
Clearly Ronnie who has so much enthusiasm for the marque has gone to considerable trouble not to mention expense, in saving the items. If any owners require parts now or for the future it would be well worth speaking with Ronnie who may be able to help you.
Rare parts such as these will not appear again, so I can only thank Ronnie on behalf of all club members for ensuring the continued existence of these spares.
Just a reminder that the 2015 Club meeting will be held on Saturday 13th June at The Fighting Cocks Pub (Fordingbridge, Hampshire).