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2017 Club Meeting Update

Posted by steadmancars on June 24, 2017 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)
Thank you to all those who were able to attend our 2017 meeting, it was a very good turnout and especially as some had travelled a considerable distance. Ronnie and Angela for instance, all the way from Preston and Stephen Mansfield travelled down from Rugby in his white TS100 and a return journey, all with the windscreen down - now that was dedication. It was also brilliant that Roger was able to get back into the seat of his son's car and take it for a run in the New Forest. It was good to welcome Mike Holloway and Carol, who also travelled quite some distance, as they are in the early stages of building a car and Simon very kindly took Mike for a run in his car so that he could experience travelling in a TS100. Some photographs of the event are attached under the 2017 section on this website. It was also wonderful that Derek and Ed Humber were able to join us briefly to see his former TS100 which he had not seen since I purchased it from him last year. Very nostalgic for them both, as they had treasured the car for many years. On a different note, a Japanese friend of mine found that the BRG TS100 in Japan was advertised for sale. She very kindly spoke with the owner and established that it's being offered for 8 million Yen, which I understand is about 57,000. It is part of a car collection in Japan and has very low mileage. Again, many thanks to you all for your continued support. That's it for now, Mike.

2017 Club Meeting

Posted by steadmancars on April 30, 2017 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)
Just a reminder that our annual meeting is scheduled for 11am on Saturday 10th June 2017 at our usual venue, The Fighting Cocks, Godshill, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire HP6 2LL. Ronnie Leach is coming, so if you need any spare parts, let either Ronnie or I know and hopefully he can bring them with him. Looking forward to seeing some of you on the 10th. All the best for now, Michael.

2016 Christmas Message

Posted by steadmancars on December 24, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments 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,

Mike.

 

Geoff Wilkinson Photography

Posted by steadmancars on October 3, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments 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:


www.geoffwilkinsonphotography.co.uk


Hopefully other cars may come to light as a result.

Mike

Post Steadman Club Meeting 2016

Posted by steadmancars on July 31, 2016 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (0)
The best club meeting to date and a big thank you to all you attended - some members travelling quite some distance. Although only three TS100's were present, we were very honoured to have six TS100 owners who were able to discuss their respective cars and get to know one another. At this time a number of members cars are being worked on, so hopefully there will be more cars for next years meeting. Unfortunately I forgot to take any photographs this year, but Chris saved the day and has very kindly forwarded me some photographs which I have added to the website. Finally, thank you to Roger and Hazel for being so supportive and once again inviting us all to their home for tea to round off our day out.

Steadman Owners Club Annual Meeting - 2016

Posted by steadmancars on May 26, 2016 at 5:20 AM Comments 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.

Mike.

 

Spares / Opportunity to build a TS100

Posted by steadmancars on February 28, 2016 at 3:15 AM Comments 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.

Thanks

Mike Nicholls

Email: michaelwmnicholls@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: 01753 542983

 

Christmas Update - 2015

Posted by steadmancars on December 24, 2015 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Members,

 

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.

 

Mike.

 

Update - August 2015

Posted by steadmancars on August 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Members,

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!

Best Regards

Mike

Club Meeting - June 2015

Posted by steadmancars on July 6, 2015 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Member,

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.

Mike.

 


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