Author Archives: Bruce Thomson

British Car Day, 2017

yeah, I know – it’s a Honda S600. First one I’ve seen in the flesh – and where was it? Just at the end of the line of Deloreans beside a pristine S600 Coupé. They weren’t properly “displayed” as part … Continue reading

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Austin Healey Sprite, Nancy, France

Not the car you might expect to see in eastern France – but there it was. We only stayed in Nancy a single night (which was way too short), but it was there when we arrived, had left by the … Continue reading

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Old Barn near Murren

This was a very old barn near Murren in the Bernese Oberland. It’s a beautiful area and a “way station” on the way to the cable car to Piz Gloria. Getting here required a train down from where we were … Continue reading

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Old Buildings, Basel

I didn’t get to do a lot of “on-site” sketching this past trip for various reasons, but took lots of photos as there was loads of interesting subject matter. The perspective in this particular sketch was rather tricky and took … Continue reading

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Kleine Scheidegg

The Hotel at Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland with the Eiger Nordwand behind. I’ve read so much about this place in books like “The White Spider” and “The Eiger Sanction”, that it was quite strange to be sitting there and taking in … Continue reading

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Mark 1 Cobra

I finally toddled over to “Legendary Motorcar” in Milton this past week. Really stunning stuff. I particularly liked this Mark 1 Cobra – beautiful car – much “lighter” and more elegant than the later versions.

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Vette

A 1963 split window Corvette, and this one is actually manual! (A four speed). Liked it, but wasn’t too sure about the colour and the mods. I mean – it’s a split window Vette – they only made these for … Continue reading

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1967 Lincoln Continental

Did this at the request of my friend, Graham – any reasons, Graham, for this particular model?

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T-Bird, Toronto Spring Classic car Auction

A 1966 Thunderbird…  the Americans built some great convertibles in the 50s and 60s. They’re not really “my thing” especially given that you can’t get one of these with a manual gearbox, but these things are undeniably cool. Did the sketch … Continue reading

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E-Type, Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction

This was a very nice Series 1 and a half E type, British racing green with a black interior. The 1 and a half Es have the newer unfaired headlamps, but still have the small tail lights that sit  above the … Continue reading

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