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The Nelson Photo News



* People and Their Hobbies *

Ken Ivory, of Stoke, is a four-car man. But not for him the swept-up, chromium-plated zoomers of today. All his cars are veterans and he loves them all down to the last tiny nut and bolt. This is understandable when one considers the time and care that is put into the restoration of these old chargers. Nearly always these cars are acquired in a knocked-up condition and they must be stripped down completely before being restored. Ken has been lucky. Two of the gems of his collection, the two Model A Fords (extreme left and right above) were one-owner cars and had been pampered before he got them. The one at right even has an original tyre, handbook, tools, screens and hood. The aristocrat of the four is, of course, the 1933 Rolls Royce Sedanca de Ville with a Hooper body, and the only one of its kind in the country. At left Ken gives the Rolls power unit a quick polish and at right he is working on his 1923 Model T Ford which he has restored. The cars at top are a Model A (1930), the Rolls, the Model T and the Model A (1928).