It's time for some vintage driving, so today we're taking the Pick-Up out on to the open road before heading down to The 2018 Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Show. It was a beautiful, hot sunny day, perfect for some motoring nostalgia browsing the hundreds of cars, meeting some great people and brewing up cups of tea in the shade of the truck ... We might even have won a little prize ... (Well, sort of ...)
The Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Show is a charity event held at the estate in Cornwall. Money raised goes to Cornwall Hospice Care https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk
With special thanks to the folks who appeared in our film and made our day what it was ...
Pete the Chevrolet Man and provider of some much needed shade ... (Paint! We Don't Need No Stinkin' Paint!)
The Owner of the massive American Dodge who was afraid of our rust but loaned me his state-of-the-art USB point to recharge my phone and without whom there would have been a lot less film footage ...
'The Twins' ... Nice to see you again ...
Bob, Ian & Jann for braving the heat and the crowds to come and say hello ...
Gordon The Judge for being so nice and making our day ...
Ian Webb and his very cool cars ... http://ianwebbspecialistcars.com
And all the other great folks we chatted to over the day ...
Music licensed by https://artlist.io
'Dark Fields' by Giants & Pilgrims
Filmed and edited entirely on Lisa's iPhone SE
It's official ... more or less ...
The website is still a work in progress but Old Rope Salvage is open for business, with a new shop opened on Etsy and our little gallery and emporium in Crafthole filling up by the day.
We celebrated with another night time photoshoot with Nick Turley, conditions being just right to capture the full glory of the truck and The Milky Way on the coast here at Whitsand Bay.
It was a chilly night with a cool north breeze blowing and we warmed up between photos with coffee and blankets. We even had the luck to capture a spectacular moment as a bus roared past on the road below us, with lots of yelling as Tim leaped up onto the truck and Nick rushed to set the camera up just in time to capture the sweep of lights. We loved the incredible result, a truly magical moment.
We will be adding to our shop one item at a time over the coming weeks. There is still lots to do, but we're excited to be up and running (or maybe taking a casual stroll!) at last. Do get in touch if you have any questions or enquiries, and look (or listen!) out for us and the truck as we rumble backwards and forwards around Torpoint and Crafthole. Weather permitting, we will also be taking her to The Classic Car Show at Tencreek Holiday Park near Looe on 18th September. Updates will undoubtedly follow!
In the meantime, thanks again to Nick for these spectacular images of us and the truck. We shall treasure them.
We had a fantastic day at The Mount Edgcumbe Classic Car Show last weekend.
After failing to get the truck down to Surrey for The Hotrod Hayride, we were pretty thrilled to make the 5 miles or so from Crafthole to Mount Edgcumbe, and even more thrilled to be a part of the convoy of fantastic cool cars and happy, smiling faces cruising their way down there via the coast road at Whitsand Bay.
After an unpromising early morning mizzle, the clouds parted, the fog lifted and we had a spectacular day of sunshine (Lisa still has the sunburn on her dazzling white pegs to show for it!)
We decided to take a few of our in-progress upcycling projects on the back of the truck which made for a rather nice display, and having packed plenty of tea-making necessities, we bedded in for the day and had a wonderful time meeting other exhibitors and members of the public.
It was an absolute pleasure to be out in the pick-up enjoying the Cornish sun, taking a day to get out and meet people, and to finally get to be a part of this scene. Thanks to everyone who stopped by for a chat, for all the positive feedback, and to Bob Edgcumbe and the huge team of people who make this event possible very year. We'll be seeing y'all again next year, ya hear?
Changes are afoot here at Old Rope Salvage, one of the reasons that there has been a (longer than usual) pause in proceedings here on the blog. I have recently decided to team up with The Siren (otherwise known as Lisa) and revive the Upcycling which, along with both our artistic endeavours, will form the new and strengthened backbone to Old Rope.
I am currently making some weird and wonderful things from the old and the discarded, spending my days on board Albacore sawing, sanding, drilling, waxing and polishing, whilst Lisa works on our website and all the other important things which go into a new venture. We'll be putting out updates as and when they occur and our aim is to be fully launched by the end of the summer (the lure of the beach notwithstanding ... a-hem ...)
There are a few ways you can follow us in the meantime. Here, obviously, on Twitter, Instagram, or on the very shiny and new and barely even there Facebook page. I do dare you to be the first to 'like' us!
To celebrate this exciting leap into the great unknown, we took the truck out on its first photoshoot this weekend with photographer Nick Turley. Like us, Nick is inspired by this wonderful part of Cornwall and is also a keen night photographer. He was keen to try a few location shots with the truck so we headed out into the night and waited for dark, hoping for a good night sky. It was a little misty so not as clear as we had hoped, but armed with a flask of coffee we waited until about midnight and then went for it.
Lisa and I are delighted with the result. It was almost completely dark and we were fumbling around in the long grass trying not to trip over or bump into anything, so we had no idea how the shots would turn out. The result is almost like a stage set, and loving the way the colours pop out. We had a lot of fun with it. For more info on Nick, you can find him here at Nick Turley Photography.
For more info on us ... Well ... You know where to find us ...
Old Rope Salvage