Simon MartinSimon
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Children's author, petrol head and railway writer who loves to be Lots of Trouble, Usually Serious. Recently finished restoring my beloved Volvo Sports Wagon, a "Very Big Motor". Now going on adventures round Europe in it!

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Children's author, petrol head and railway writer who loves to be Lots of Trouble, Usually Serious. Recently finished restoring my beloved Volvo Sports Wagon, a "Very Big Motor". Now going on adventures round Europe in it!

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  • It’s been a little while since I posted! It’s been a crazy year with the Volvo culminating in something truly ...

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    Today, one year ago, was the final stage of my #volvo restoration. We’ve since been to car shows - Festival of...

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    So my next project car has arrived! It’s the bargain of the century. Reconditioned engine, no rust, mint inter...

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    That moment when your pride and joy graces the pages of a major motoring magazine for the first time. What a y...

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    We've had the road trip of a lifetime in the old Volvo, travelling to the south of France for a friends weddin...

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  • The Festival of the Unexceptional. We got in by being exceptionally unexceptional! Come see myself and the re...

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    A great day out at Rockingham Speedway today with VolvoTuning. Brilliant cars, brilliant people. Truly, owni...

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    First two weeks and the shake down continues. It's like she was never away from the family. Loving the fact ...

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    Fire up the Volvo! The massive restoration is complete. Have had a lovely drive in it today. So happy!

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    Possibly the final update of my 740s restoration before completion. Just interior trim, putting it all togethe...

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    And now the process of putting it all back together...the red really looks the part again! The sheen on the ca...

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  • Happy Valentine's Day! Volvos are red, Audis are blue...! With thanks to Rob Wrights of Sidcup. Nearly there!

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  • Last pictures before the red goes on courtesy of Rob Wrights garage. I'm looking forward to seeing it all in o...

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  • I was asked by a friend recently why my old Volvo was being restored. His opinion of both Volvo and estates in...

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  • Reposted to Volvo Tribe

    Who said Volvo's were only for Trucks and Security? Turn back the pages and you can see some mind blowing awes...

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  • The mammoth restoration of my beloved 740 continues. The roof and front pillars have been painted, and they'...

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  • Reposted to Volvo 240,740,940 Uk

    Revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013, the Volvo Coupe Concept took inspiration from the Volv...

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