At Neville Botha's open day in November 2005 a
friend of mine. Noel Krebser, was very impressed with my
daughter, Jacqui's Wolseley/Senator and phoned me a few days later to
tell me that he had found 2 engines that she would love. He described
them as "ideal ladies engines". Although
not "vintage" they are both about 25 to 30 years old and when she
reaches my age they will be pretty old. :-)
At the "Takkies & Tyres" show held today
at the Northwest University Campus in Vanderbijlpark he presented her
with 2 really "dinky" little Bernard engines. Both 1 1/2 HP aircooled
but different models. She will show them with the collection of
Bernard engines that I am building up and they will be the smallest in
Within a few minutes she had gathered a few helpers
around, borrowed a spark plug and some petrol and with some help had
one running beautifully.
I enjoy the fact that my
daughter takes an interest in (my) "Old Iron" affliction. How many
other fathers out there are this lucky?
The pictures tell the story - Jacqui is the one with
the "wall to wall" smile :-)
images for a bigger pic.