|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.
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).
|Posted by steadmancars on December 30, 2014 at 4:05 AM||comments (0)|
We have been contacted by a gentleman looking to swap his Lea Frances Sports Special first registered 1950 for a Steadman TS100.
Details are: Coach built, Morgan style body, Lea Frances shortened chassis, patent engine 2.5 high compression, 4 speed gearbox with overdrive and full weather equipment.
Contact: Mike Twomey on 0208 4621846, located in South East England.
|Posted by steadmancars on December 30, 2014 at 3:35 AM||comments (0)|
You will be aware of three TS100's that have changed hands during 2014, which are mentioned in my July report. It would be great if we could get all owners of TS100's to join the club, and perhaps meet them at car events throughout the year.
During 2014, I have attended several classic car events with my Steadman, which have included Cliveden (twice), Windsor, Henley and a specific Jaguar event at the famous Ace Cafe (London). I have also attended some Jaguar Enthousiasts Club events for the Thames Valley area.
Please make a note of the date for our 2015 Annual Summer Meeting which will be on Saturday 13th June 2015 starting at Midday, again at the Fighting Cocks Public House, Fordingbridge, Hampshire.
Wishing you all a belated Merry Christmas, and a prosperous New Year.
|Posted by steadmancars on July 27, 2014 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
The following three Steadman TS100's have now been sold to new owners. Their new registration numbers being SS37 (moved from Oxford, UK to Melbourne, Australia), IIA 267 (moved from Essex, UK to Warwickshire, UK) and LRP 287P (moved from West Sussex, UK to Perth, Australia).
Details of these cars can be viewed on the 'Known Cars' page of the website.
|Posted by steadmancars on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM||comments (0)|
A new Steadman TS100 promotional video for 1987 has been added to the 'Videos' section of the website. New and additional photographs of vehicles have been added under the 'Known Cars' section for the following vehicles: OIL 9614, VRL 664H, LLA 267, XLX 121 and UP 9213.
Both OIL 9614 and UP 9213 have had their wheel arches reshaped to accomodate new larger 18 inch wheels. LLA267 and XLX121 are currently being offered for sale and are listed under the 'Cars For Sale' section of the website.
Incidentally, the aforementioned OIL 9614 appears for sale in the August 2014 issue of Classic & Sports Car magazine (Page 204).
Finally, Ronnie who owns car registration VRL 664H has carried out an amazing full restoration of his TS100, that had been seriously neglected in a garage in Falmouth for many years. The result is a real credit to him, and he has saved a car which otherwise might have deteriorated beyond economical repair. Full before-and-after pictures are now available to view on this vehicles page in the 'Known Vehicles' section.