About me

Welcome to my website covering the history, restoration and “personalizations” to my toys. Feel free to post a comment in an entry or email me with questions, suggestions  and/or comments.

A brief summary:

The first project was our 1959 AN5L 11257 ”Bugeye” Sprite. The Bugeye was acquired in 1998 as a project for my son, John, who was then fifteen years old. Its ownership has now passed on to John.

The second project was our 1960 BT7L4422 3000 MK I. I purchased it in 1971 as my first car and began restoring it in December 2001. The restoration was completed in the spring of 2008. I have lovingly maintained it since completion and it looks and runs about as well as it did when finished. The more recent posts detail a ten-year renewal project for the car.

The third is our 1964 223715 DN Jaguar MK 2.  I purchased it in January 2010 and began restoring it immediately, albeit slowly. We relocated to Florida and downsized and while it was hard to do, this car was sold as an “almost” finished restoration.

The fourth car to mention is a 1987 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio. “Alfie” was my father’s car and he gifted it to me. This car is in pretty good shape and it has been stored in Virginia. Beginning in 2021, I will have the car in Florida and will begin a “renewal” or “refresh” of the car to make it suitable for daily driving.

The last car to mention is our 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S. I purchased this as a low milage (7,300 miles) vehicle. The car is in beautiful condition and only requires maintenance. While not a classic yet it is now sixteen years old!

I would love to have your feedback!


Lin Rose


Bradenton, FL

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. I have been researching the radiomobile hand crank Aerial as I have the body (in my Mk2) but not the auxiliary parts ( eg drive cable or correct mast etc.) You mentioned you were able to source the replacement aerial masts and Arial. Are you able to advise where I can source these parts as it would be great to get the original winding mechanism functional again?
    Ian Garrard .

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