|Posted by steadmancars on October 30, 2020 at 4:55 AM||comments (6)|
As you will appreciate, its been a very unusual and difficult year due to Covid 19. Hopefully 2021 will be better.
This is the first year that we have been unable to hold our annual meeting, but better to be safe than sorry.
During our enforced lockdown I took the opportunity of having a makeover carried out to my cars interior upholstery. The new Wilton carpeting, edged with bulls blood coloured leather, really sets off the car well. I have also had a small scrape repaired to the rear offside wing.
Those of you who are members of the JEC - Jaguar Enthusiasts Club will have seen the article 'When is a Jaguar not a Jaguar' in their October 2020 magazine. Briefly, Suffolk Sports Cars are ceasing production of their fibreglass bodied 'replica' of the SS100 for which they have apparently produced over 300 with prices recently up to circa £100,000. Certain car manufacturers are taking quite aggressive action against those 'producing replicas' of their designs. However, as I have stated before, the TS100 is not a replica, but a car (re-bodied XJ6) in the style of a 1930's sports car which ceased production in 1991 prior to the SVA and IVA tests being introduced.
The following changes have taken place during the year and the website has been updated accordingly. STM 995 has changed hands, but remains in Solihull and 660 VYD has changed hands and is now in Nampa, Idaho.
Thank you for your continued support and stay safe.
|Posted by steadmancars on December 23, 2019 at 10:25 AM||comments (21)|
Hopefully I will get this message attached to the website before it’s too late to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
I am aware that a number of members have been busy building, restoring or just maintaining their cars during 2019 and I am no exception. To my knowledge two cars have found new homes, one being one of mine. Running two TS100’s in the same colour seemed a little excessive, so I was reluctantly persuaded to part with one recently. However, what was important to me is that it was going to a new enthusiastic owner, it’s still in the U.K. and it may well come to our annual meeting. Incidentally, Mike Twomey the new owner of XLX 121 had been in communication with me for a number of years in an effort to find a TS100 for sale, so his persistence did pay off.
You will probably be aware that there is currently a TS100 advertised for sale on the website that has been in a long time family ownership should you come across a new potential buyer.
Well, that’s it for now, all best wishes and hopefully meet up with some of you at our next meeting sometime in June, all being well.
|Posted by steadmancars on March 30, 2019 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
This years annual cub meeting has been scheduled as usual at The Fighting Cocks Public House at Godshill, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2LL for Saturday 8th June 2019 at 12 noon, although I hope to be their much earlier than that. Hope to see some of you on the day and please do let me know if you are coming.
This is my first attempt with updating the website and I just hope it works!
All the best,
|Posted by steadmancars on December 28, 2018 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|
News update - December 2018
Apologies for the lack of entries of late but we have been having difficulties with the website.
My first and important message is to tell you that Bill Steadman sadly passed away in August at the ripe old age of 89. Sally and I and Simon and Sandie had the honour of meeting him in 2016 when we displayed our TS100’s at his granddaughter fabulous wedding at Highclere Castle. What a great man, who was such an inspiration to all his family. I am so glad that we have all been able to raise the profile of the brilliant Steadman TS100’s during the latter part of his life that he designed, built and marketed.
Clearly there have been difficulties for members attempting to add entries to the Forum section which is a great shame, but please do keep trying. Glen Dickens, who owns ECV 400K, has drafted a couple of entries regarding the new emissions proposals being considered by the EU. He has not been able to attach them to the website, so I have copied them and will attempt to have them added to the Forum section. They make good reading and hopefully everything will work out well for our cars in the future.
|Posted by steadmancars on May 10, 2018 at 4:50 AM||comments (1)|
|Posted by steadmancars on December 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
2017 Christmas message.
I am taking this opportunity to wish all members a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Please pencil in a provisional date for our 2018 meeting at our usual venue, The Fighting Cocks Public House, Fordingbridge on Saturday 9th June.
Although I am aware of much work that has been carried out by various members on their respective cars, three particular updates of note are:- 1. Peter de Savary’s car which he sold in 2015 is now in Australia, where it has been beautifully restored by Mick Durkin, who also owns another TS100. A picture of both his cars appear on the h9me page of the website.
2. Mike Holloway is making excellent progress in building his TS100 using original parts supplied by Ronnie Leach.
3. An original TS100 rolling chassis together with its original body tub is now nearing completion having had many of the parts made before all the original spare parts came to light in America.
Just a reminder that Ronnie still has a large quantity of original TS100 parts and Mike Holloway has had some Ottercraft build plates specially made as per the originals. The latter plates are important as they show the original build details of the car and other facts.
Again, all best wishes,
|Posted by steadmancars on June 24, 2017 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by steadmancars on December 24, 2016 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
Well, it's that time of year where I would like to thank you for your continued support and encouragement, which is much appreciated. It is very important to promote the Jaguar Steadman TS100 marque, highlighting its many qualities which I do not need to spell out to you. Owners attending classic car events with their respective cars will certainly achieve that and to that end in 2016 I have taken my car to the Goodwood Revival, Brooklands and a number of other events.
One of my highlights of 2016 was being invited to and attending Rory and Kirsten's fabulous wedding at Highclere Castle in July. Simon and Sandy Coombs and Sally and I were invited to display our cars at the front of the castle where we had the honour to meet Bill Steadman and take photographs of him beside the cars he was responsible for building all those years ago. There are some pictures of the wedding elsewhere on this website. The Steadman family very kindly donated a Steadman TS100 flag to the club which we can now display at our meetings.
I know of five TS100 owners in the club who have or indeed are still carrying out much work on their cars which is tremendous news. A big thank you again to our fellow member Ronnie Leach who has saved all the original spares and has them available for anyone requiring them. He has actually gone to the trouble of having some spare windscreen parts cast in brass to maintain his stock.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year and hope to see some of you at our meeting in 2017. A provisional date has been set for Saturday 10th June 2017.
Very best wishes,
|Posted by steadmancars on October 3, 2016 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
Whilst at the Wanstead Fete, I met Geoff Wilkinson who photographed one of my TS100's.
The photos are available to view on his website via the link below:
Hopefully other cars may come to light as a result.