Darth Vader will be in North Sefton. Are you ready?
MORE Darth Vader news for
you all... If you are not over 18 and can not attended our exclusive
event in Southport's Wine Cellar on Lord Street, we have good news.
With thanks to Formby Book's the legend behind the costume, Dave
Prowse MBE will be in Formby Pool on Saturday, 18 August 2012, from
10pm to 1pm and 2pm to 3pm. He will be signing his memoirs 'Straight
from the Force's Mouth' that you can pick up copies of from Formby
Books, located within Derbyshires, 22 to 24, Chapel Lane, Formby,
L37 4DU, or order via our
online shop. if you do, please
email us at:-
say you will collect at the Formby Pool or from Formby Books and we
will add your name to the lists. Do not forget to attended to get it
signed, and we will refund the postage charge! If you can not get to
the event we will post the book to you! Also if you are going to the
Flower Show... Keep any eye out for him, as Lord Vader will be
taking a look around the show! Plus if you are over 18, Do not
forget that time is running out to get your tickets to an amazing,
and very exclusive night, with the actor at the Cellar on Lord
Street on the 19 August 2012. To book your tickets and to find out
more about please visit our shop by clicking on
Kelvin Jones Motorsport buys
Xanthos Sports Cars
THE Liverpool based company
reinstates Arch Motors as the sole manufacturer of all 23Bs. Kelvin
Jones Motorsport is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of
Xanthos Sports Cars, the manufacturer of Lotus 23 components and
cars. KJM will now produce all the parts necessary to keep these
great cars on the race track. The company will also build exact
reproduction FIA HTP (Historic Technical Passports) Continuation
certified 23Bs, with Arch Motor & Manufacturing Co. Limited,
appointed to do all the manufacturing on behalf of KJM - and as it
did originally for Lotus back in the 1960s.
Kelvin told us that:- "I am
very excited to have bought Xanthos Sports Cars. After my old friend
Henry Tombs started the company, it is somehow fitting that I have
now ended up with it all these years later. I am looking forward to
building on what he achieved and continuing that legacy. We want to
keep original 23Bs on the track with quality spares that will be 'on
the shelf' - that is my main goal. I am also very proud to have
restored the link with Arch Motors, the original manufacturer, who
built the chassis and suspension for the first Lotus 23. Arch Motors
are one of the best chassis makers ever. They do all our Chevron
contracts and they have done everything for everyone over the years;
including Lola, March and Brabham and so on. They will be our sole
manufacturer and everything will be done to the exact original spec.
All the original 23B's were brassed and every chassis we make will
be done in the same authentic way. There are not many people that
can do that today - in fact, there is virtually no one left. All the
Xanthos Sport Cars jigs are already at Arch Motors and we can now
supply all parts for Lotus 23s. KJM and Arch Motors are looking
forward, together, to revitalising Xanthos Sports Cars."
KJM can also confirm that Xanthos Sports Cars will continue to
produce the Xanthos 23X, a road / track day version of the 23B.
returned to Liverpool
Photographs by C. Trollope.
LIVERPOOL is once more a
terminus for the Cruise Ships and the Liners. On Friday, 3 August,
2012, the Queen Elizabeth berthed for the day, visiting Liverpool.
Crowds welcomed her and her passengers. As you will be able to see,
there were many activities taking place on the quay side for the
passengers who landed, as well as for the people who had come to see
this beautiful ship. She was, of course, visiting the original home
of Cunard and White Star. The City had once more pulled out all the
stops for this 3rd visit of the ship. The voice of The Town Crier
rang out at various times telling people what was available and
happening. Music filled the air as Sea-shanty groups regaled
everyone with their songs of the sea, often Liverpool ones.
Refreshments of all kinds were available for those who were peckish
and thirsty. A fun fair for young and old kept the children
entertained while the adults could browse round the stalls looking
for souvenirs and various knickknacks. The visiting passengers
seemed to be enjoying their visit to Liverpool.
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