We finally collected Roddy from Morecambe and Wize at the start of July. Overall first impressions were great – the van looked fantastic in Bermuda blue with its gold/silver alloys and tan interior.
Roddy’s first trip was for Leafletfrog Designer Neil’s Wedding with Production Manager Mark doing the driving. On the day the heavens opened up and Roddy managed to get to the church on time even though all the windows were misted over caused by the huge downpour.
Once back at Leafletfrog Roddy was treated to some vintage style signage ready to spend the weekend at Kendal Calling. Unfortunately, Roddy only got as far as the M62 before losing all power and breaking down on the motorway in rush hour traffic. Breakdown services were called and Roddy was loaded onto a low loader and delivered back to Leafletfrog to spend the weekend parked up in the car park.
Roddy was sent to Manchester Aircooled and the inspection found there was no spark and Roddy’s new distributor had failed. Another one was ordered and Roddy was up and running again. We also decided to fit a new fuel tank as they were now available from VW Heritage.
So now back on the road to with the minor issues solved.