6 08/12

The Oakhaven Oil Spy Run

On 30 September 2012 50 cars will be leaving Efford Park in Lymington for the first Oakhaven Oil Spy Run, a Scatter Rally to raise awareness of Oakhaven Hospice.

Oakhaven Hospice is an independent charity and the key provider of specialist palliative care (hospice care) in the New Forest. Oakhaven serves the community of The New Forest and Waterside with a population of 100,000, caring for patients with life limiting illnesses and their families. The hospice has an active 10 bed In-Patient Unit, Day Hospice and a team of Clinical Nurse Specialists working in partnership with the Primary Care Team. It costs £3.5m a year to keep Oakhaven running, and this event is not about raising money, it is about raising awareness of what Oakhaven does and the need to support it. www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk

Oil Spy is a unique, easy to handle oil test kit that will identify specific oil problems and thereby common engine defects in about 15 minutes, giving the earliest warning of problems that could affect the weakest link in the engine… the oil. One drip of warm dipstick oil on our special pad will identify deficiencies and root causes that could otherwise cause major engine failure.

Anyone who is a car enthusiast, would like to experience a fun day out and support our local hospice is welcome to enter this event. We will be meeting at Efford Park at 10.00 am with the first car leaving at 11.00 am. Driver and navigator (and possibly other passengers in the car) will be collecting clues and we all will meet for lunch. After that the search continues! A winner will be crowned once all cars have arrived at Lymington Town Sailing Club after 16.00 pm. This adventure is not about speed as we will be well within the national speed limits, it is about navigation, communication and inclusivity.

Please visit our special event website www.oakhavenoilspyrun.com where you can sign up, load up a photo of your motor (all cars are admitted, not only classic cars) and find out more.

 

 

11 04/12

Sunday Mirror’s Quentin Willson’s praise for Oil SPY

Should you not have been able to read your Sunday papers (on 8 April) here’s Quentin Willson’s recommendation in the Sunday Mirror for you:

Clean up your engine with test for how dirty your oil is

Here’s a neat way to check your oil and engine.

Put a spot of warm oil on Oil Spy’s analytical paper sheet. It tells you how dirty or how contaminated it is and if there’s water or fuel mixed in.

It’s useful for when you’re looking at used motors because it will tell you if the head gasket’s gone or if the oil’s been in the sump for years.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/opinion/lifestyle-opinion/quentin-wilson/jools-hollands-e-type-jaguar-up-783967

The Oil Spy team thanks Quentin for his support!

16 01/12

OIL SPY goes classic rallying

This is the Oil Spy rally car that will be out and about at events this year.

It is a 1958 series II Sunbeam Rapier. It has a long history of rallying with some success too (previous owners mind). We have done a few alpine events and Montes so are ready to get stuck in.

More later, as we have only just acquired the car. It went on display at the excellent HRCR (Historic Rally Car Register) open day at Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre on it’s way home to the south coast from Scotland.

In company with some distinguished classic rally cars at Gaydon.

Recognise this fellow (the one on the left)? Yes, it is none other than rally legend Erik Carlsson. We last met on the Col de Turini in 1999 when I was rallying a two-stroke Saab. Eric had been in the area for the ‘real’ Monte and heard that a two-stroke Saab was competing in the classic Monte. Ever the enthusiast he waited for me to arrive (in snow) at the top of a freezing mountain. That is remarkable enough but he remembered me after a 13 year interval! A true legend indeed. More on that story later too…

A busy HRCR open day at the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre.

www.hrcr.co.uk

www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk

16 01/12

Etoiles Passion

Le magazine des Mercedes-Benz, Etoiles Passion, d’hier et d’aujourd’hui” a publié un communiqué dans le numéro 16 de janvier 2012.

Etoiles Passion Janvier 2012

16 01/12

Another review!

The French magazine Etoiles Passion, specializing in Mercedes-Benz, has published a review of Oil Spy in their January 2012 issue (in French).

Etoiles Passion January 2012