Hello, I'm back from my hols in sunny Malta, and have interesting photos of Teals at last weekend's GOODWOOD REVIVAL meeting - thanks to David Ward, who was there (of course) with several other Tealers.... and pictures of an interesting Bugatti Type 73 (by Teal?). See below.
Tealer Andrew Noble was over from the south of France, has been zooming round Britain for the last two weeks in his fine Teal, and couldn't resist Goodwood, naturally.
Angelo admiring Andrew's French backside
The two and four-seater Teal Type 35s of David Ward and Tony Davis enhanced the classic line up....
...As did this pretty Bugatti Type 37, with twin fuel fillers and stylish boot rack (below)
also at Goodwood was this handsome Bugatti Type 44, with optional windscreens, black wires and an impressive-looking hood:
Spotted in the Revival show by David Ward was this magnificent Bugatti Type 73 single-seater...but is it all it seems to be on the surface - or is it really a Bugatti in Teal's clothing? See below!
Twenty years ago in Manchester Bob Jones was asked to re-body an original Bugatti Type 73 in the style of a German pre-war racer - here is the lovely aluminium body designed by Bob and built at Teal Cars - is it the same Goodwood beauty? - you decide. More photos of this Teal Bugatti are on the Bob Jones Teal Album page of this website - see index.
As the sun set over Goodwood two more fine Teals were to be seen -Isadora, the mount of that famous founding Tealer and Teal builder Bob Lewis, and the latest delightful Teal (2011)of Richard Ashton side by side (thanks for the photo, Bob) - see Bob's Teal Facebook page for lots more fine photos athttps://www.facebook.com/TealOwnersClub
TEAL TYPE 35 FOR SALE
Teal Bugatti Type 35 .
FOR SALE by Distinguished Tealer -
Two Sheepskin Jackets
Star of stage, screen and Emerdale, and founder member of the Teal Owners Club, Bobby Knutt has two fine sheepskin jackets for sale Bobby says:
"Mine is a genuine ww2 pilot’s jacket and the ladies' was my wife's; both are large size. Put them down as in perfect condition & will keep a Tealer warm at any speed on the M way. They are less than half the price one would pay for a new one."
Contact Knutty at email@example.com or text/call 07831 445820
TEAL TRIANGLE RUN - SUMMER 2008
Do you remember clearly the Teal Triangle Run in the summer of 2008? No, me neither, but I remember that it was fun, and that it has been a major omission from this Teal website. So I've written a photo-essay on that happy eight-day run departing from the aircraft museum at RAF Cosford, west into Wales at Lake Bala, to Caernarvon, to Chester, Jodrell Bank and Holmfirth, and across the North Yorkshire moors to lovely Robin Hood's Bay. You can find this essay, with many photos of our run, half way down the index at left at Teal Triangle Run - 2008. I hope you may enjoy the happy memories it triggers.
A Significant Visit
On 19th August Tealer John Williams motored 150 miles from his home in Kent to Ramsbury, Wiltshire in his attractive Teal Type 35 boat-tail to discuss with your current webmaster (Brian) the setting up of a new official Teal website, both for the general public to access, but also with many pages available solely to members of the Teal Owners' Club. Our TOC Committee, who have authorised this exciting project, will be letting us know the details in due course, but plans are now well advanced. Watch this space! Meanwhile here are photos of John's Teal yesterday....
Isn't she a delightful clean-cut classic?
Bank Holiday Weekend - Teals at The Royal Egham Show
It's the Royal Egham Show in Surrey this weekend (24th August), with a strong classic car showing - and the brilliant flag-wavers for the Teal marque are there, of course: Angelo and David with their fine sporting machinery. Angelo has an unique turn of phrase, and he's now come up with a new one to me "BBB - British Built Bugattis!"
About this website: Tealers and browsers of www.skyblueteal.co.uk may notice some changes to the website, moving it more towards a database of Teal history, Teal construction, Teal rallies and events over past and recent years, individual Teals of the Week, and more recent Teal news from 2007-2014. Browsers may like to dip into specific pages, read photo stories of past events right up to Spider Run 2 of June 2014, copy photos (right clicking is rather helpful), join the Teal Owners' Club, or browse Captain Sensible's tall tales of Tealing. There will no longer be the forum or contact us pages, to reduce the need for daily monitoring and replies to the hundreds of emails which come in from all over the world due to the popularity of Teals. We hope you may continue to enjoy news and images of these delightful cars...
...if you'd like to copy this whole website into your own computer, including more than a thousand photos of Teals, use the excellent and totally legal website copier provided by Microsoft Windows at www.httrack.com ; then you'll find this Teal website in it's entirety in the 'my websites' file in your Documents folder. It works, and you can update your download any time. Recommended.
Your favourite photo or Teal of the Week may have been moved to the Teal News 8 page or to the Teal of the Week 121-140 pages ; it's quite fun looking, and sometimes one finds something quite unexpected...
Note: Previous Teals of the Week are shown on the Teals of the Week 1-20 website page, Teals of the Week 21-40 page, Teals of the Week 41-60 page, Teals of the Week 61-80 page, Teal of the Week 81- 99 page, Teal of the Week 100-120 page, and Teal of The week 120-140 (see index left) - the aim is to build up week by week, in no particular order, a data base of photos of as many Teals as can be found .
Want to buy or sell a Teal? Tealers may like to browse
(Type Teal Bugatti into their search box at very top of their page)
Welcome to SKYBLUETEAL, the website for lovers of Teal cars, fine British sports cars full of character, lovely to look at, and a delight to drive.
There are many photos of owners' cars on the website as we build up a visual record of every Teal we can find in Teal of The Week (TOW), and we explain a little of the history of Ettore Bugatti, the legendary designer and manufacturer whose delightful and highly successful racing and touring cars of the 1920s and 1930s inspired Teal cars. The history of Teal cars is detailed with many historic photos, and there are pages showing the building of Teal T35,T43, T44 and T59 cars in the 'factory' .
Just for fun, there is a tour of a fine Continental Teal T35 (Dutch Treat) and of a lovely Teal from Dorset (Black Beauty). Features include a page of Tealing in the pioneer years of the 1980s, photos of Teals and Tealers in the Lake District and Scottish Borders on the June 2009 Rally, illustrations of the building of Teal cars at home, and picture reviews of the wonderful variety of Teal cockpits, dashboards and tails. There's a special page on the Teal Owners' Club (TOC), detailing how to join the Club, and the many Club benefits. The exciting annual Circuit des Remparts at Angouleme is covered, and Teals in Action 2009 shows our Teal cars where they are meant to be: on the road; there's full coverage of The Teal 2010 Backbone of England Rally, and there are stirring Teal Tales of Captain Sensible campaigning in Britain, France, Spain, Germany Switzerland and the Netherlands, and also new Teal News pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, with dozens of snippets of the latest information about Teals and Tealers, and reports of our Teal adventures and rallies in 2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in Sussex and Hampshire, Kent, East Anglia, Lancashire, The Peak District, Shropshire and Herefordshire, Wales, Oxfordshire, and unusual adventures in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. We hope you enjoy these tales which are an excuse to enjoy our lovely Teals, and eachothers' company... Do join us at The Teal Owners' Club (you don't have to own a Teal) - email our Club Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
- you'll be most welcome.
Perhaps you already own a Teal, or maybe you might be considering buying and driving a Teal one day; either way, it's a rewarding and exciting experience ..... we welcome you to the vivid world of Teal cars.
TEAL CARS - HOME PAGE
WHAT IS A TEAL?
To purchase an original vintage 1920s Bugatti such as the legendary Types 35 or 37 would cost between £250,000 and £500,000; with an authentic racing pedigree, the price of such a car would be well above a million pounds. Bugatti cars of the 1920s and 1930s command such a high premium because of their rarity, the engineering skill of their designer, Ettore Bugatti (see page 3), the beauty of their lines and their outstandingly successful record as racing cars over the two decades before World War 2.
The Teal Type 35 was designed in 1983, and much refined in the late 80s and 90s, to provide a car with the Bugatti's beauty and performance at an affordable price. To drive a Teal behind the twin racing aero screens is an exhilarating (and windy!) experience, since suspension, steering, handling and exhaust note are all successfully optimised to replicate as far as possible the exciting sensations of 1920s open-air motoring. More details of Teal history, design, construction, engines, suspension, and some estimated prices are given at page 2.
Oxford and Cambridge? These aluminium Teal Type 35 two-seaters with 18" wire wheels are photographed at Laycock: Peter Haywood's dark blue beauty was driven by him and Neil from their Isle of Wight homes, where Peter is restoring a Riley Kestrel when he's not motoring in his Morgan Plus Four or Teal, and Neil fettles and drives his pre-war MG J2 - for more see Teal News page one, Item 31. The pretty sky blue Teal is now owned by Andrew Smith from Buckinghamshire ( see Teal News page one, Items 2 and 17).
Teal Type 35 Four - Seater Tourer
Glen and Maggie Ibbotson's fine dark blue four-seater at the Knowsley show; for more about Glen and Maggie and their Teal [Captain Sensible] see the Teal News page one, Item 13, and Captain Sensible's amazing and delightful Teal Tales, one page from the end of this website.
A very pretty Teal Type 43 Four Seat Tourer, designed and built by Bob Jones
(photo - Bob Jones - thank you)
the handsome Teal Type 44 Four Seater grand tourer, designed and built by Bob Jones
(photo - Bob Jones - thank you)
the delightful Teal Type 52s ('Bugattini')
(photo - Bob Jones - thank you)
Teal Type 59 - high performance sports car (with admirers)
(photo - Bob Jones - thank you)
Below: Teal Type 59 at Speed
This is not the official website of Teal Cars, or of Bugatti, or of any organisation or club whatsoever; the Skyblueteal.co.uk website has simply been created to share information and images with fellow Teal and Bugatti classic car enthusiasts. We hope that you enjoy the website in the spirit of fun in which it has been created. Happy Tealing.....
Your not always well-balanced webmaster Brian on the Long Mynd during the Shrewsbury Run
Photo: Dot (thanks, I think)
Please enjoy the website - and the Teals...