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Gate House   18 comments

I’ve found some wifi! Finally had to go shopping with the wife, while she’s doing her stuff I’ve snuck off to Starbucks and found a slow connection to the outside world.
This is our home for the next week, it’s one of the inner gatehouses of Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. This is our fourth visit to Cholmondeley Castle, on one of our last visits my wife and I were lucky enough to have lunch with Lady Cholmondeley which was really cool, served by a butler and all. For security reasons I had to ask before I could post this so I can’t go into to much more detail. The Castle isn’t open to the public but the grounds are, and are well worth a visit.


Posted August 28, 2012 by rigmover in CPOP

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More Classic’s   10 comments

Three more classic’s from our weekend at CPOP.

Hope you all have a great weekend, I’m off to Amsterdam early Monday morning for another rig move so not sure when I’ll post again but it shouldn’t be to long.





Posted August 3, 2012 by rigmover in CPOP

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Bike Passion   11 comments

A complete change of subject now, I like to keep you on your toes, This is another passion of mine, Bike’s and Car’s or anything that smells of petrol really, A good mate, Stephen who lives in Nelson, New Zealand loves bikes and is very passionate about them, so Stephen check these out. You may even be able to tell me what they are.

I took these shots at the CPOP last year, a fantastic weekend for the petrol heads.





Posted August 2, 2012 by rigmover in CPOP

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Packard-Bentley   11 comments

The Packard-Bentley “Mavis” is a vintage racing car built by VSCC member Chris Williams.It is powered by a 42 litre Packard V12 developing 1500 bhp (1100 kW). This engine is a Packard 4M 2500 from a World War 2 PT boat.

We saw the car debuted at the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power in July 2010, it was at CPOP again this year but due my sons GCSE we were unable to attend.

The car is based on a 1930 Bentley 8-litre chassis, although it is highly modified. The car also has 24 exhaust pipes, however it only has 12 cylinders, contrary to some rumours; this is because the engine is a twin-port design. The steering column is offset and angled to allow it to clear the huge engine block, and the fake torpedoes strapped to the side of the car are actually oil tanks.

With the matt-black paint and v-shaped grille, the large size of the car means it drew much attention at its first event. With the amount of torque produced by the engine (2000 lb ft, 2700 Nm), the rear tyres can be made to create large volumes of smoke upon launch, whilst the 24 exhaust stubs emit clouds of smoke and streamers of flame. Unsurprisingly, the car is a very popular spectator attraction, both static and whilst being driven.

CPOP is a fantastic event and well worth the visit, it’s on for 3 days and has everything a petrol head like me needs, and a classical concert and fireworks for the wife.


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