Coronavirus continues to impact upon our events and gatherings so this months magazine harks back to earlier times and continues Peter Robinson's excellent archive article covering the launch of the Stag some 50 years ago.
The cover of our July magazine is of Aiden and Esther Platten's Stag, (LD25), outside of Norwich Cathedral where Aidan is a Reverend Canon.
The July edition should be in the post to you shortly but till it arrives we hope this preview whets your appetite.
Petrol Fumes in the Boot
It is a known problem that affects many Stags, (mine included), where the boot has a pervading smell of petrol which can taint the food in the picnic hamper and spoil an otherwise glorious day out in the countryside. Andrew Smith successfully tackles this issue and provides a step by step guide together with photographs to illustrate how to eradicate this problem.
Mike and Jackie Douglas acquired their Stag in 1981 and always meant to get round to tackling the crack in the wood veneer behind the steering wheel so with a bare metal respray being undertaken it was the perfect opportunity to remove the dashboard from the car and refurbish.
90th Birthday Surprise
Ian Frost answered a call in the SOC Forum asking if anyone could loan or hire a Triumph Stag to transport his father to his 90th birthday celebrations at the end of January. When making arrangements Ian learned that Arthur had worked for BMC, British Leyland and Bean Industries in Tipton, Staffordshire where, amongst other jobs, he machined holes at the end of crankshafts for the Triumph Stag and it was this that had led to his son making the request.