Santa calls at Doyles!

While children around the world were trying to stay awake and catch a glimpse of Father Christmas, he was enjoying a feast at Doyles Fish Restaurant.

Thanks to Peter Bateman for the photograph.

Season’s Greetings from J-type HQ

To J-type owners and enthusiasts everywhere. All the very best for 2012!

Motoring-related Christmas cards

It’s always nice to receive Christmas cards, and even nicer when they reflect our hobbies. Here are the motoring-related cards that have been sent to Register-HQ so far.

Christchurch NZ in 1960

Iain Booth (ex owner of the Doyles van featured in the previous post) sends this image of the Bridge of Remembrance in Christchurch, taken in 1960. Despite every effort of the recent earthquakes, the Bridge survives. The Bridge’s foundation stone states “Laid 25th April 1923 by His Excellency Viscount Jellicoe Governor General of the Dominion”. Originally built in grateful remembrance of Canterbury’s Sacrifice in World War 1, the monument now pays tribute to those who served in more recent military activities too.

Moris J gets new livery!

Yet more from our intrepid Oz photographer and reporter of all things J-type. Peter Bateman writes:

“The attached are of Ian Booth’s old van from Christchurch, NZ.  Now owned by Ben Doyle of the famous Sydney fish shop family at Watsons Bay, the van has found a new home. Any J enthusiast who wants one of Sydney’s best presented fish dinners can now enjoy their feed whilst looking at a J.  After coming across the Ditch (the Tasman Sea for those geography pedants) the van was given the correct documentation for road registration by the local mechanical firm IFIXEM.  Then a short transport stage to Bathurst for sign writing before another transport stage back to sunny Watsons Bay.
Not looking too bad for a van which was restored about 8 years ago.  Now Iain has a reason to visit the Big Island!”

We have added the photograph and three others to MORIS J’s gallery page.

What a way to display a J!

Peter Bateman, Oz photographer and reporter on all matter J-down under, sends this photo to amuse all J-type owners and enthusiasts. Jealous? You bet!