Motor Repair Businesses Beware

Thieves target motor repairs and spares premises in the Hastings area


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Motor businesses and garages in the Hastings area have recently been targeted by burglars stealing tools, diagnostic equipment and car parts.

Police are urging owners of such premises to pay particular attention to security and asking the general public to report any suspicious activity in or around such Continue reading Motor Repair Businesses Beware

Drink & Drug Driving Bans

Dozens more motorists banned for drink and drug-driving offences

Operation Dragonfly

A drink-driver who took out a concrete bollard on Christmas Eve, causing extensive damage to her car, is among the latest motorists to be convicted as part of Operation Dragonfly.

At 5.10pm on 24 December, police were called by a member of public to reports of a single vehicle collision in Sea Lane, Rustington. Continue reading Drink & Drug Driving Bans

The Bentley at the Mermaid


In 1962 J E Hollands & Sons the Rye Television firm won a Bentley Open Tourer in an RGD Television Sales Competition.

One of their customers had the value of the Bentley, which at that time was £1,500 and the firm won a further £1,000 for their efforts. Continue reading The Bentley at the Mermaid

Operation Stack

  Large Areas of Kent Paralysed

Lorries are being parked on large sections of the M20 in a queue that, at times, has stretched from  Folkestone to Maidstone. It is taking as long as 18 hours to get to the Channel Tunnel terminus or the Ferry Port of Dover. Lorry drivers are furious at the slow response of authorities as the traffic jams hold the area in gridlock. The A20, which is taking all non continental lorries and smaller vehicles, is almost at a standstill on occasions and many other road uses have been trapped at home for most of July.  Continue reading Operation Stack

Hands Across the Sea at Hythe


Excitement is growing for the “Hands across the Sea” International Weekend organised by the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club. It is happening at Westenhanger, Folkestone Racecourse, Nr Hythe which is a huge site  Continue reading Hands Across the Sea at Hythe

Famous Vehicles for the 2013 War & Peace Revival

1925 Rolls Royce 20hp Tourer.

Hunting Car Owned by King Alphonso of Spain

Chassis number GSK20

Registration number BAK958

An extraordinary car Bodied By Vanden Plas. The coachwork is a one off and rakish in the extreme. Designed as a hunting car, the roof is of the disappearing kind giving an unimpaired swing of a gun when seated in the rear occasional Continue reading Famous Vehicles for the 2013 War & Peace Revival

Fatal Car Crash

The first recorded motor accident fatality occurred in Rye on 25 March 1905.

These remarkable photographs by local photographer Mr. Whiteman, and the accompanying report and drawing from a Rye newspaper tell the whole story in vivid detail. Continue reading Fatal Car Crash