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Classics at Killerton House 2017 – Classic Car Show

In All Events, Car Shows, Official Graphite Grease Events by team@graphite.grease

An early start on Sunday 14th May saw John and I sipping tea that was still a little too hot, getting to some serious grips with a couple of bacon rolls and crossing our fingers for a dry day. It’s the morning of the Classics at Killerton show, our first time attending this event and we’re quite excited about it! Having spent most of the previous day covered in sawdust and paint and emerging with tired smiles, a couple of dented body parts and a brand new shiny Graphite Grease stand, we were eager to get to the show and try …

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Our 2017 Show Schedule is now available!

In All Events, Official Graphite Grease Events by team@graphite.grease

We’ve been quite busy over the last couple of months primping and prepping and generally just trying to get organising for this year’s show season and we’re now really excited to announce the Graphite Grease 2017 Show Schedule in all it’s glory! We’ve got a few new things to share with you this year, including a brand new stand (John’s been dusting off his carpentry skills), a few new products (Em’s been at her sewing machine again) and… …John Rushton is now officially accepting commissions! Yep, we’re pretty excited about this too! We’re still working on a commission creator for the website …

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The Toy Box – Vintage Bentley Day Out

In All Events, Car Meets by team@graphite.grease

Does anyone remember early on in their childhood being told that in order to play with the next toy you have to put the others back first? Occasionally you could get away with having them all out at once or better still, taking your toys to a friends house to join forces. Well, later on in life it requires a little more organisation than just asking to go for a sleepover but the feeling of getting all your toys out at once is in no way diminished! Earlier in the year we were staying with Katy and David, some family …

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Bentley Drivers Club 2016 – Silverstone

In All Events, Bentley Drivers Club, Race Meets by team@graphite.grease

August again. That means holiday season, height of summer time and for us the Bentley Drivers Club Silverstone meeting. This year I’m being brave and making the journey in the Land Rover which makes the longest trip the car will have done since I’ve owned it. Why I should allow myself to get so worked up about this I don’t know, 150 miles from Somerset to Silverstone race circuit near Banbury isn’t such a big leap and I should trust my own workmanship enough to drive the car that distance. So we burble semi-cross-country to avoid the motorway as much …

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Le Mans 24 Hours

In All Events, Race Meets by team@graphite.grease

I’m sure you’ve done the same…. That journey, trip or weekend that you talk about for years but never go through with, never quite get round to organising. The Le Mans 24 Hours was that trip for me until this year! My Uncle and Cousin (his son) make a bi annual pilgrimage to one of the oldest and most legendary motor races of all time that is Le Mans 24 Hours and this year my Dad and I were invited to join them. I was informed via a very excited phone call from my Dad which essentially stated that he …

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Forde Abbey Summer Fair

In All Events, Car Shows by team@graphite.grease

Well I must say the Forde Abbey Summer Fair has felt like the climax of the last month for us. We set a goal of having all our current products available and the website up to scratch and launched by the 28th of July. And we made it….. Just! I, unfortunately had to go into work for a couple of hours on the morning of the show (which meant a 0430 start) but was back just as the gates opened to the public at 11am. By this point Emily had been there for 3hrs or so already, and with the …

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Classics at the Castle – Sherborne Classic Car Show

In All Events, Car Shows by team@graphite.grease

A sparkling summer afternoon and the Graphite Grease team are heading out to Classics at the Castle, a classic and vintage car show hosted at Sherborne castle in Dorset. Surprise after surprise at this show, for a starters its stunningly sunny (not something all show organisers manage for some reason). A real English summer, where even the odd drop of rain is warm and only makes everything sparkle more brightly. The second surprise is the sheer size of the show. After grabbing a hog roast bun and the obligatory cider we toddle off through three very large fields full of …

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Bentley Drivers Club – Whit Weekend 2016

In All Events, Bentley Drivers Club, Car Meets by team@graphite.greaseLeave a Comment

My word, it seems like only yesterday since the Bentley Drivers Club (Scottish Region) were enjoying the slopes of Aviemore for Whit 2015 and yet Whit weekend has come around again, and what a gloriously summery weekend this year’s was. The BDC Whit weekend meeting has a colourful history, dating back farther than the founders would like to remember. In the beginning a small group of Bentley drivers would meet each Whit to enjoy the scenery of the surrounding Scottish countryside and of course, their cars. Over the years the party has grown from those founding members to over 100 …

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Land Rover Gearbox Hokey Cokey

In All Events, Tales from the Garage by team@graphite.greaseLeave a Comment

”Fancy a sausage sandwich?” was the innocent question posed by a good friend of mine towards the end of the other week. ”Yes of course” was my eager reply, as I know that his chest freezer is full of home reared pork from a local farmer. A hearty lunch is not however the only reason for the cheery call and is in fact the bait (excuse the pun) for my contribution in a separate task. Like changing his Land Rover gearbox. I know this because I also adopt this technique when I ring him, dangling the carrot in the hope that …

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Bentley Drivers Club 2015 – Silverstone

In All Events, Bentley Drivers Club, Race Meets by team@graphite.grease2 Comments

  I always think that this event should be in black and white, the mixture of vintage racing and (weather permitting) families picnicking on rugs is such a glimpse of previous years that you can almost hear the wind-up gramophone! This year we’re only up during the Saturday so unfortunately no late Friday night social the day before. It does mean however that the picnic is up and running by the time we arrive and it’s the usual delicious mix of sweet and savoury produced by our ladies and girlies. Well you can’t watch weekend racing without antipasti, pies, quiche, …