Parts, politics and plaudits – your say on all the things that matter to you in the wonderful world of motoring.
The appalling quality of some reproduction parts is making classic ownership increasingly difficult. We needed a new alternator for our Sunbeam and bought a brand new one from a reputable supplier for £59.95. It stopped working after six weeks.
The supplier was very apologetic and refunded our money. When we asked if he wanted the defective alternator back he told us not to bother as: ‘They are basically rubbish!’
We bought another brand new one for £85 from a different supplier, and after three months it too stopped working.
When you add the problems with defective reproduction parts to the political issues being caused by metropolitan mayors our hobby is in danger like never before.
If you live in a location with an elected mayor expect to see a severe clampdown on your classic car. I predict that within five years it will be very difficult to drive a classic on many of Britain’s roads.
Christine Sumner, New Romney