Most people who have cars over a certain age will have that one niggling part they would like to get hold of to complete the car.
I'd really like a pristine original hubcap for the Volvo. Of course, I already have four of them and they're not used on the car now because the original wheels have been replaced with a set of Superlite alloys.
That's not the point, though.
One of those hubcaps is slightly dented and it'd make me feel so much calmer on the inside to have a perfect set of four original hubcaps to put in the shed with the original wheels that I don't use. At the moment.
Maybe I should frequent swap meets and autojumbles more often. Then I could also come home with the rusting chassis of an REO Speedwagon whose restoration would be an excuse to go to swap meets for the rest of my life.
A good place to start would be the Vintage Automobile Association's annual swap meet, being held tomorrow at King's Meadow Polo Grounds in Guildford.
Swap meet co-ordinator Ian Corrans said the event would have a variety of car and motorbike parts on sale, as well as other collectables.
Tomorrow's swap meet starts with access for sellers from 6am and buyers allowed in from 7am.
See Motor Moments for contact details.
Since the new Moggie three-wheeler was announced more than two years ago, local enthusiasts have been keenly anticipating news about its arrival in Australia and, more importantly, its legality here.
This first three-wheeler is understood to have departed Heathrow last week, bound for Melbourne.
According to Morgan Cars Australia spokesman Chris van Wyk, the car will go on display at this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, after which it will undergo evaluations for Australian Design Rule (ADR) compliance.
He said he expected the first ADR-compliant production three-wheelers to be built in the second half of the year.
Despite having modern mechanicals, untrained eyes would struggle to differentiate the new three-wheeler from the 1930s versions which inspired it.
Morgan three-wheelers have been around since 1909 but in terms of basic looks the modern one is most closely based on the Super Sports models of the 1930s.Motor Moments update:
Vintage Automobile Association Annual Swap Meet, King’s Meadow Polo Grounds, Guildford. Phone 9279 3506 or visit vaawa.org.auMARCH 24
Bakers Hill Motorama and Festival Sports Pavilion, St George Street, 10am-4pm. Phone 9574 0086.MARCH 31
Corrigin Vintage and Classic Motor Show, Town Oval, display from 9am, parade at 2pm. Phone 0427 658 008 or 0429 632 458.APRIL 6-7
Visit vsccwa.com.auAPRIL 7
South West British Auto Classic, Railway Reserve, Causeway Road, Busselton. Phone 9727 2049 or 9754 3379.Send event details to email@example.com
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