Posted 2 years ago
Here is the 9th part of 10 in my "Restoration Series" of this, our 1959 British Daimler Ferret Scout Car. The military vehicles are the "centre" of our family Military Collection. This is the Mk2/3 variant.
In this my penultimate post concerning the Ferret: I'm concentrating on the finishing touches to this long and lavish restoration. All credit should go to my brother Keith, who's name is actually on the ticket of this awesome machine, also to the "army" of skilled helpers, who donated their time, additional facilities and knowledge.
For those of you who have followed all of my posts in this "series", you will know the ups & downs and all the hard graft that went into this project, however; to say it's not been fun, would be untrue. I think the photo's above show the more restful and laidback aspect of our military vehicle ownership!
In my final post (No.10) I will be covering some of the parades, exhibitions and military vehicle shows the Ferret has attended, gaining accolades wherever it goes!
The Photograph's above:
Photo .1: I pose with the finished Ferret at the "Overlord" Military Vehicle Show put on every year in Portsmouth UK, by SOE. Notice the finished Unit Marking badge of the The Queens Lancers (16th) which this particular Ferret served with in Germany whilst with B.A.O.R (British Army On the Rhine)
Photo .2: I am languidly hand-painting (last minute, as usual) the Lancers Logo whilst waiting to go into the judging arena at the Overlord Show! Talk about a laidback approach to restoration!
Photo .3: These Military Vehicle Shows are normally a several day, camping affair, in the English summer, that gives everyone time to catch up with old friends and new restorations. Here I continue to drink beer, socialise AND finish the Ferret's Unit Marking!
Photo .4: The finished hand-painted Unit Marking. The Restoration is now COMPLETE!