Firle Hill Climb 2019

Last week we attended this years running of the revived Firle Hill Climb. Organised by the Bo Peep Drivers Club. We’ve been attending and supporting this event for a few years now and very much enjoy it. This year we brought with us the Marcos 1800GT, Lotus Elan and James Rainford’s Lenham Le Mans. Joining us with the Marcos was Harry Harrison. Harry’s father bought the car from new and took part in a publicity film, driving the Marcos to Africa. You can see the film on Youtube below.
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Firle Hill Climb Revival with the Nash Metropolitan

It’s nice to take part in local events when we can so when we heard that Firle Hill Climb was coming up this September we made sure we were on the list. Being that it was held just one week after Goodwood Revival we thought it would be fitting to run the Nash Metropolitan (although we swapped the straight through exhaust for one with a silencer).

Nash Metropolitan in primer

Nash Metropolitan in primer

Since getting back after Christmas we’ve been working flat out on the Nash. I continued the body work with some filling and shaping before our in house bodywork guru, Ian Goodwright took over for the hardest part of smoothing out all those curves. Today we moved the shell into the paint shop where Ian first laid down a coat of etch primer before 3 coats of 2k epoxy primer. The shell will be left to cure over the weekend before Ian and myself start rubbing down the primer on Monday. Once the primer is flat the shell will receive seam sealer and then the top coat, but what colour will it be? Watch this space.

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