Edinburgh Festival 2017

During August ‘Audrey’ will be parked outside the Assembly Rooms (Venue 20) on George Street for visitors to admire, photograph or hop onboard. Every day there will be free screenings running every 15 minutes about the history of this beautifully restored 1960s Mobile Cinema. To celebrate 70 years of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, audiences will also be able to watch … Read More

Dusting off the Cobwebs

After the winter break it’s always nice to get the first significant drive under our belts. Last weekends trip to Liverpool provided the chance to Dust off Audrey’s Cobwebs. Fresh from a winter maintenance schedule that included servicing and general body repairs, Audrey is running rather well.

To Beacon or Not To Beacon

That is the question that cropped up yesterday evening whilst driving home from an event in London. Audrey and I had circumnavigated London via the M11 and the M25 and were in the final straight on the A41 near Waddesden. Throughout the journey, we had our beacon light flashing away at the back. It was dark and there was heavy … Read More

Farewell to the Trailer

Today we bid farewell to the trailer, or should we say au revoir. The trailer is heading off for the simplest of starters to the long haul that will be its restoration. To start with all the old paint and all the rust is being sandblasted off. The resulting work will give us a more accurate idea of the scope … Read More

Running Repairs

This week, Audrey is having a few well needed repairs done before she has her first significant booking of the year this weekend. Today she visits Avery Garage for general bodywork and fiddly things including the fitting of a battery trickle charge device. Tomorrow she is at Ward Jones in Cryers Hill for a service including a new hose or … Read More

Peterborough Heritage Festival

In July, Audrey attended the wonderful Peterborough Heritage Festival. This annual event is a great opportunity to experience 3,500 years of history in and around the Cathedral and its Precincts. We were able to colate a lovely collection of archive films made in and around the impressive city.

The Historic Double 12 at Brooklands

Brooklands holds a special place in the hearts of all motoring enthusiasts. It’s the place where all motor racing started. The famous banked corners, the wonderful club house, museum and the various huts and workshops simply exude history. And there is no more historic an event than the famous Double 12. The annual weekend of racing that goes back to … Read More

Cisco Systems

Generally any corporate bookings come in a small handful of different guises. Whether to entertain staff, existing clients or targeting new customers. Cisco was very much the former.

Getting Home

When Audrey, the Vintage Mobile Cinema returns back to her home at Bicester Heritage, we’re never quite sure who we’ll end up parking next to. Over the last few months it’s been anything from a rather lovely Green Goddess, as well as the usual Red and White Bristol Bus called Ruby. We’ve even had a tank aiming her barrel at … Read More

Bill Swindell – his son’s memory

Thank you to Paul Swindell, who got in touch to tell us about his father’s role working with the Mobile Cinemas around 1968 to 1972. He also provided this rather fantastic photo of this father (pictured right) in the trailer… My dad (Bill Swindell) worked for PERA from roughly 1968/1969, up to PERA’s demise in 1972. We lived in Stalybridge … Read More