THE TEAL REGISTER
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|Richard Ashton,Lowestoft. TOC Member
|Marchal Headlights, 1934 Riley wire wheels.
TEAL OF THE WEEK No. 80
Many Tealers will have read in Teal Spiel or on this website of Richard Ashton of Lowestoft and his construction over recent years of a new Teal Type 35 boattail. The modified chassis was from Norman Durban and took account of the SVA regulations re steeering and dashboard profile. The bodywork consisted initially only of the last Dicky Dawes boat tail, an engine-turned bulkhead and a dashboard with the regulation bevelled lower edge; the rest of the body was built by Mike Hall , a master of the wheeling machine. Richard and an experienced friend then started to constuct the Teal to address the many needs of SVA/IVA – a considerable challenge.This has involved engineering skills, a good eye, sound judgement, infinite patience and not least the flexibility to adjust designs to meet all the requirements of safety necessary to register a new car nowadays; that Richard has overcome all difficulties to produce the beautiful dark blue Teal VV 5072 (above and below) is a tribute to his determination, skill and persistence.
Happily this lovely Teal passed all tests and was launched onto the Suffolk roads this Summer. Richard then led a group of delighted Tealers round the East Anglian Ramble from Lowestoft Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club to Southwold this September…
Congratulations on creating this beautiful Teal, Richard, which is a credit to you and to our Club.
More Teals to come….on the next Teal of The Week 81-100 page – hope you’re enjoying this great variety of individual, attractive sporting cars…
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