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Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: MICRO CARS ( RELIANT ROBIN )
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on July 18, 2016, 09:18:37 AM »
Dear Hotwheels

Welcome to Rumcar Forum

We have back issues of Rumcar News going back to issue 47 and we are now on issue 129. These can be purchased individually or as a block directly from me as I am the editor.

You may see some issues for sale on Ebay but they usually are more than you can buy back issues from us direct.

Most Rumcar News readers are avid collectors of all things microcar, and so it is rare to see Rumcar News or books offered for sale.

There are some books that have been published over the years by such people as Chris Rees and Elvis Payne, that do come up on ebay occasionally. Reviews of all the books that have been written on the subject are reviewed in the pages of Rumcar News.

There are magazines published in the USA - Microcar News -  with a definite US flavour on the subject.

Beyond that you then come to the one make club magazines, for Bond or Heinkel of Messerschmitt, or Isetta etc.

Beyond that there are some foreign language books that specialise on the cars of that country such as Spain, and Germany. There is a French magazine specifically for modern French Microcars - Generation sans permis .

Happy hunting.

Chris Thomas
Rumcar News

Microcar News / Re: Another original P50 found?
« Last Post by hotwheels on July 18, 2016, 08:41:39 AM »
I am sure Jeremy Clarkson drove one of these are around bbc office in Top Gear the tv series??? i have just had a look turns out he did....
This is a completely restored P50 check it out
Unusual Microcar Discussion / MICRO CARS ( RELIANT ROBIN )
« Last Post by hotwheels on July 18, 2016, 06:48:33 AM »
Hello everyone,

Back in the day my grand farther owned a Reliant Robin it was a great little car and lots of fun to drive also reminded me of the classical "only fools and horses" also a great program. I am on here because i am looking for microcar books for sale i would like to do a bit of reading up on micro cars see what they are all about, and start a collection to pass down to family members in the future, in a way having my own show room with some memorabilia personally a little to large to fit in most microcars haha. And does any one have any good links to microcar videos on youtube??

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Unusual Microcar Discussion / Re: New member
« Last Post by Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker) on July 17, 2016, 11:30:05 PM »
Hi Dave - welcome on board

There's usually a few Fiat 126's at the National so I'm sure you'll be very welcome. Here's a couple of pics from last year

Unusual Microcar Discussion / New member
« Last Post by mintex on July 17, 2016, 08:44:46 PM »
Hi all.
Im a new member and fancy poping along to a few meets as i love these little cars, the wife wants a bubble car but we just cant afford one.
We do have a fiat 126 bis and i know by most micro car standards ours is a big one but do we still qualify as a micro car to come along?

This was us at a local car show today were i saw a flyer for the The National MicroCar Rally.


A man after my own heart.
I did a post about wheel grafting a few months ago, as I had two extremely corroded wheels for my Seab Flippers, and no spares.
Don't even through out the 90% rusted out ones, as that 10% that's still good might be just what you need some time in the future.
It was very difficult getting to fit as a perfect puzzle piece, and then lined up exactly correctly.

A lot of time spent very carefully at the grinding stone, some heavy duty min C clamps and a powerful welding magnet were indispensable, and with time and care, it all came out well and literally rung true when tapped with a hammer all round.
But if Stuart gets you a bent one, obviously much easier a go.

My living room Trident came with weatherstrip from Andy Carter, so I suggest that you consult him first for all your Peel needs.
Some Pics
Microcar Events / Re: HAMMOND COLLECTION OPEN DAY 2016
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on July 14, 2016, 10:49:36 PM »
Dear All

I have attached a corrected copy of the Open Day flier, with the latest information on it.

As you can see The Hammond Family are changing up through the gears this year on the basis that this will be a bumper event. Whilst in the past it has been a very casual event. This year we will be more organised. The only thing that we are unable to organise is the weather.

I look forward to seeing you all at the open day on 30 and 31 July at School House Farm, in deepest  Kent.

Chris Thomas
Rumcar News
Microcar Events / Re: HAMMOND COLLECTION OPEN DAY 2016
« Last Post by Chris Thomas on July 14, 2016, 10:28:54 PM »
Dear All

For those of your that are interested in the catering at the Hammond Collection Open Day weekend, I have attached the menu and prices.

As always Jean and Family are interested in knowing who will be coming on both the Saturday and Sunday, so that the caterers can stock up and staff the kitchen properly.

Please give Jean and Leslie a ring or email if you intend to attend

Chris Thomas
Microcar Events / Re: Bisbi national Rally 2016
« Last Post by Jean on July 14, 2016, 09:43:47 PM »
Dear Jean Do,
Perhaps you  would like to put us to shame and join us at our Hammond Open  Day,we are not far from the Channel Tunnel.

Jean Hammond
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