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Ritchies Week 19/02/2019
Just when most people are heading over to Retromobile in Paris to kick the show season off,Angela and I always head to the Bremen Classic car show in Germany...
Ritchies Week 14/01/2019
We are into the Happy New Year with a bang at KK...
Ritchies Week 04/12/2018
It's been a while since I have reported in so here's a bit of a Ritchie's Week catchup! Towards the end of September I flew down to Stuttgart to help out at the Porsche Workers Classic aircooled Club Annual Party, in Weissac...
Ritchies Week 14/03/2018
It was a great feeling to be at the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow,heading out to L...
Ritchies Week 29/12/2017
October finished with Andy and I heading down to Switzerland to deliver some Alloy speedster seats and a large order of repair panels...
Ritchies Week 20/10/2017
All going well at KK and after supplying one of our VDM Spyder wheels to Belgium 3 weeks ago for a genuine 550A Spyder we had an order for more! I really enjoy making the steering wheels but it is very time consuming! My favourite part is painting the black accents in the grooves as I know they are then finished! Another set of 5 refurbished Fuchs Rims and centre caps rolled out of the Batcave this week ready to be re installed on a local 912...
Ritchies Week 06/07/2017
It's been a while so here's the new edition of Ritchie's week...
Ritchies Week 22/05/2017
After finishing the Kings Head Pub, I really wanted a break from the property refurb side of the business but today commenced a full conversion of a one bed flat to a two bedroom, with a nice airy contemporary feel...
Ritchies Week 02/05/2017
Another hectic few weeks as we head into the car season...
Ritchies Week 24/03/2017
It's been a while since my last report and plenty has happened since then...
Ritchies week 12/01/2017
2016 ended with a bang at KK with us all hustling to get things finished and get ready for 2017...
Ritchie's Week 26/11/2016
Well my 60th birthday celebrations just kept going! Angela organised a party for 80 friends at home ,and we were treated to a 6 hour set of superb music by Ivan McCutcheon...
Ritchies Week 25/10/2016
Another couple of fun packed weeks in Essex has found the Bradwell Pub Project really moving on...
Ritchies Week 04/10/2016
Welcome to another Ritchie's Week...
Ritchies Week 13/09/2016
Wow, we did it! After a mere 10 weeks lead time we managed to hold a Porsche meeting on home turf in Bradwell, Essex...
Ritchies Week 20/08/2016
We arrived back from a lovely break in Italy and are gearing up for the Kings Head Klassik meet which is next Sunday 28th August...
Ritchies Week 25/07/2016
It has been very busy at Rks Batcave finishing special projects before the annual Summer trip to Liguria!! I finished refurbing a set of 5 KPZ Chromed steel disc brake wheels for Andy Prill which is always a tricky job! Another set of steel alloys were finally finished for Andy Palmers 904 that is being constructed by the multi talented Barrie Martin, near Andover...
Ritchies Week 05/07/2016
The last few weeks have seen good progress on the 911SL project...
Ritchies Week 13/06/2016
Now heres a few interesting items to smoke your pipe to...
Ritchies Week 1/06/2016
Well my first 911 had some glassfibre panels and now my last one has too! I have had a lot of trouble with panel fit and accuracy, so had to draft in the expert Geoff Barry to sort the glass fibre...
Ritchies Week 16/05/2016
It has been a hectic few weeks with cars, pubs, wheels, and road trips! I finally finished 2 sets of 930 turbo alloys, done for Andy Prill and one for Mark Sumpter...
Ritchies Week 4/04/2016
Wow, last week was a milestone in the History of K...
Ritchies Week 24th March 2016
We are back from California and I've just started restoring some of the Porsche goodies we brought back with us...
Ritchies Week 10/03/2016
Angela and I arrived in L...
Ritchies Week 03/03/2016
The 911SL project is getting lighter and lighter! Lionel and Paul have cut another 2 kilos of redundant metal off the car, which I laid out for display before it was scrapped! Then, at Lionel's suggestion,we removed the R style front turn signal, and side lights...
Ritchies Week 18/02/2016
A diverse few weeks but exciting as usual! Just finished 2 banjo steering wheels,2 GT wheels and 2 904 steering wheels,which were for Barrie Martin,who builds the superb 904 replicas down at Thruxton...
Ritchies Week 2/02/2016
Very, very busy at KK this year which is great...
Ritchies week 4/01/2016
Wow, 2016 at last! Happy new year from all at KK and we are all very excited about this year...
Ritchies Week 22 Dec 2015
Well, we are finally getting everything finished at K...
Ritchies week December 1st 2015
The Schorndorf Swapmeet was a great success for us as usual...
Ritchies Week 2nd November 2015
Working on 2 more sets of Fuchs this week...
Ritchies Week 27th October 2015
Another hectic couple of weeks in the Bat Cave! I have been restoring many parts for the 68 912 we are fully restoring...
Ritchies Week 10th October 2015
Here goes for another edition of Ritchie's week...
Ritchies Week 16th September 2015
The Post Hedingham de brief went well! All 5 of our 356s we brought ran well and drove back safely...
Ritchies Week 7th September 2015
Just finished a set of 5 inch by 15, steel alloys for the Roadster, which is running and driving now! Thanks to Paul B, and mechanics John and Andy for their help...
Ritchies Week 21st Aug 2015
Another few weeks of wheels! I have just finished refurbishing two sets of Fuchs...
Ritchies Week 21st July 2015
Hi, Im sorry its been a while, but I`ve been super busy in the workshop & rebuilding the Kings Head pub! Here is an interesting wheel article that I found in the latest Road Scholars magazine, followed by extra information from myself! 1...
Ritchies Week 19th May 2015
Wow, I actually drove an old car last Sunday when I took Angela out for Sunday lunch in her Speedster...
Ritchies Woche 22nd April 2015
More unusual items were the 2 pairs of Hella H1 headlights,but not 911 spec, these are for Beetle or 356...
Ritchies Woche 21st April 2015
Among the many rare parts I purchased at the Essen show were two Hella lights...
Ritchies Woche 14th April 2015
Our T5 is serviced,cleaned and being loaded by Paul and the boys ready for the overnight trek to the Essen Classic car show...
Ritchies Woche 8th April 2015
Another busy week in the Bat Cave at the end of our garden...
Ritchies Week 4th April 2015
Another week of wheels n wheels! Painting 2 VDM Werks steering wheels ready for Essen, plus one Banjo for an order...
Ritchies Week 16th March 2015
After a couple of days in Sedona, Arizona we headed back to Phoenix on Saturday we headed to Scottsdale for the Goodguys Hotrods and Customs meeting...
Ritchies Week 10th March 15
Another hectic Porsche week out in California! Angela and I arrived in L...
Ritchies Week 3rd March 15
Well I had a busy weekend prepping parts for the big USA trip Wednesday and a few European orders for steering wheels...
A blast from the past!
Ritchies Week 27th Jan 15
Monday found us down at the Orange Circle, one of only two roundabouts in L...
Ritchies Week 23rd Jan 15
Wow, out in California again ,this time with fellow car buff Jez Hoye...
Ritchies week 27th Dec 14
Well it has been a long time since the last Ritchie's week and a lot has happened! The updates will be a lot more regular now our new website is live...
Ritchies Week - 6th June '14
Headed out to Danbury way with Angela in her '58 Speedster to attend The Warren Concours a few weeks back, the weather was changeable which unfortunately meant a lower number of cars and public than last year...
Ritchies Week 25th April '14
The move to our new premises should be finished in about 6 weeks...