Thieves target motor repairs and spares premises in the Hastings area
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
Dozens more motorists banned for drink and drug-driving offences
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
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
Rye Television Business wins a Bentley
The Rye Television business of J. E. Hollands & Sons won this wonderful old Bentley in a television sales competition in 1964. One of their customers also won Continue reading The Bentley
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
The first pictures from the International Classic Car Event “Hands Across the Sea” are available right here and now now. Continue reading Hands Across the Sea Saturday
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
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
Pat and I had been going out together as friends for the past year. We had known each other all our lives. She was a lovely girl who ran her father’s shop. I had been calling in every day for my fags and Mars Bar. Tonight we were going to Hastings for a special meal at the Fiesta Club. Continue reading One Of Nine
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