USA Elf/Hornet Register

View previous topic View next topic Go down

USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  Red Riley on Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:56 am


Car: 1968 Riley Elf
Color: Damask Red/Whitehall Beige
Original Reg Number if known: OBC715F
State currently registered in: South Carolina on vintage 1968 plates.
Car's Name: Kreacher
Car's Owner: Brian Smart
Comments: Has been restored and "upgraded" with Honda D16Z6 VTEC engine and 5-speed, 13 inch wheels, disc brakes, twin tanks, Mazda Miata leather seats, electronic gauges, etc. Featured in April 2010 Mini Magazine and January 2010 MC2 Magazine. Selected as Mini Magazine Mini of the Month for April 2010 and was in the running for MM 2010 Mini of the Year. Won first place in modified class at both CMU Mini 50 and Mini Meet East Meets West 2009.


Last edited by Red Riley on Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:31 pm; edited 3 times in total

_________________

Click here to see my latest project! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Click on the banner above to see my photo gallery.
avatar
Red Riley
Admin

Posts : 1175
Points : 4443
Join date : 2008-10-27
Age : 58
Location : Johns Island, SC, USA

View user profile http://smartgraphicmedia.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  bmcelf on Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:43 am

Car: 1969 Riley Elf Mk III
Color: Black (Original color is debatable.)
Original Registration: UK # LCO985H
Current Registration: USA, North Carolina
Name: Sambo
Owner: Jim Ferguson
Comments: Imported from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, England by the owner in Sept. 2009 with help from the E/H Forum members. Mostly original except for dry suspension and A+ 998 engine from a Metro installed by the previous owner. I replaced the seats with Knightsbridge seats. Mechanical and cosmetic clean up has made a great driver and an occasional show winner.
avatar
bmcelf

Posts : 124
Points : 3112
Join date : 2009-08-13
Age : 74
Location : Taylorsville, NC , USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  whitebuffalo on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:00 am

Car: 1967 Riley Elf Mk III
Color: Primer Gray (Original color is Fiesta Yellow like color.)
Original Registration: Unknown
Current Registration: California vintage black plates
Name: Lulu (was Biscuits)
Owner: Mike Hammonds
Comments: Imported from New Zealand to California in the 1980's by previous owner. Original 998 bored to 1014cc. Cooper head with HS4 carb, Maniflow exhaust, four pot disc brakes up front, spaced alloy drums in back, coil spring conversion (was hydro) , magnolia gauges, Corbeau seats, MiniSpares quick shifter, Les Leston steering wheel, MKII Cosmic wheels powder coated SunGold.


Last edited by whitebuffalo on Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:18 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
whitebuffalo

Posts : 159
Points : 3397
Join date : 2008-10-27
Age : 43
Location : Lancaster, California

View user profile http://www.moala.org

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  paulsminis on Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:07 am

Car: 1968 Wolseley Hornet Mk III
Color:Cumulous Grey/Yukon Grey
Original Registration: UMP543F
Current Registration: Ohio Historic Plate
Name: Walter (after Jeff Dunham's character)
Owner: Paul Strieby
Comments: Imported from England in the early 2000's. Found its way to Michigan where it was sold to the previous Owner. It is a 28K mile Original car, and its mission in life is to be a nice distance driver. I am in the process of installing a 1380 with 3.1 diff. I will install a laminated windscreen to replace its Zebra Zone non-laminated one. New carpets and I hope to work over the original seats to bring them back to life. It has two classic Mini Garage mates -- 67 Austin Cooper S and 68 Morris Woody Traveller (and two BINIs).

Engine swap now complete -- pics of the process can be seen at: https://picasaweb.google.com/paulsminis/HornetEngineSwap?authkey=Gv1sRgCL-2kZWRgM-geA#



Last edited by paulsminis on Mon May 16, 2011 1:51 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Added link for pictures)
avatar
paulsminis

Posts : 101
Points : 2641
Join date : 2010-09-16
Location : Dayton, Ohio, USA area

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  Red Riley on Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:30 pm

I almost forgot this one!

Car: 1967 Riley Elf
Color: Cumberland Green
Original Reg Number: Unknown
State currently registered in: Not Registered. Will eventually carry a South Carolina trailer plate.
Car's Name: 'Alf Elf
Car's Owner: Brian Smart
Comments: Pulled from a muddy field in Georgia. Mostly rotten but the grille was worth more than the car. Now in bits being made into a trailer to pull behind Kreacher.

_________________

Click here to see my latest project! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Click on the banner above to see my photo gallery.
avatar
Red Riley
Admin

Posts : 1175
Points : 4443
Join date : 2008-10-27
Age : 58
Location : Johns Island, SC, USA

View user profile http://smartgraphicmedia.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  RileyUSMan on Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:01 pm

Car: 1968 Riley Elf
Color: Ext. Green/ Int. White
Car Origin: New Zealand
State currently registered in: New Jersey, Historic Plates
Car's Name: Olive
Car's Owner: N. Herman


Last edited by RileyUSMan on Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:40 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
RileyUSMan

Posts : 229
Points : 2615
Join date : 2011-04-01
Age : 48
Location : New Jersey, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  scooperman on Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:49 pm

howdy from Florida. I haven't visited the forum in a while and had not see the USA section until today. Some of you have contacted me in the past as the USA rep for the EHR. This year I asked Chuck Heleker to take half the USA, so now he is west and I am east. Every now and then I get an email asking for help finding or selling an Elf or Hornet. I try to help if I can.

We had 4, one is gone, but still have 3 Elfs, one gray, one blue, one red. This past year the older boy got his driver's license. For his first year of driving the insurance costs go zooming up, so we have let the Elfs sit unregistered and unlicensed to save a few pennies. This was a good time to catch up on some needed repairs anyway. This month I drove a couple of them again, just tootling around my neighborhood, and decided it was time to get going again, so the gray one is back on the road, the red one is not quite ready. The weather is starting to cool off a bit, and I hope to enter a few local events soon. There is a fun rally this weekend just a few miles from here, that would be a good shakedown run.

Holler if you need anything.

John Rowland
avatar
scooperman

Posts : 32
Points : 3106
Join date : 2009-04-09
Location : Palm Beach Gardens, Florida USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

1968 Riley Elf

Post  kevinwaynewilliams on Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:44 am

1968 Riley Elf LDC888G. Looked nice when I got him, fell apart quickly. I'll be charitable and assume that all the really badly-executed bodywork was done before importation to the US. is how he looked when I got him. is the reason I'm tearing him apart.

kevinwaynewilliams

Posts : 21
Points : 2165
Join date : 2011-10-18
Location : Sebastian, Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  Red Riley on Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:57 am

Kevin, Looks like a fun project. Where are you located?

_________________

Click here to see my latest project! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Click on the banner above to see my photo gallery.
avatar
Red Riley
Admin

Posts : 1175
Points : 4443
Join date : 2008-10-27
Age : 58
Location : Johns Island, SC, USA

View user profile http://smartgraphicmedia.com/

Back to top Go down

Re; 1968 Riley Elf

Post  kevinwaynewilliams on Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:45 am

Red Riley wrote:Kevin, Looks like a fun project. Where are you located?

I'm in the exciting metropolis of Sebastian, Florida.

kevinwaynewilliams

Posts : 21
Points : 2165
Join date : 2011-10-18
Location : Sebastian, Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  scooperman on Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:19 pm

Kevin, we went to a CMU fun run in Cocoa Beach on St. Patrick's day a couple years ago, and there was one other Elf there, was that you? Mike Guido (world's fastest clown) is the head honcho of CMU, he lives just up the road from you. If you haven't signed up with CMU yet, do so, they have events a few times a year in the Cocoa/Melbourne area. We are further south, at the north end of Palm Beach County.
avatar
scooperman

Posts : 32
Points : 3106
Join date : 2009-04-09
Location : Palm Beach Gardens, Florida USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  kevinwaynewilliams on Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:12 pm

scooperman wrote:Kevin, we went to a CMU fun run in Cocoa Beach on St. Patrick's day a couple years ago, and there was one other Elf there, was that you?

Nope. I hear rumours of a red Elf in Melbourne, but always from people that don't seem to be able to distinguish Elfs from Minis.

kevinwaynewilliams

Posts : 21
Points : 2165
Join date : 2011-10-18
Location : Sebastian, Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

ehr badges

Post  martin k on Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:38 pm

hi from the uk, nice cars .............u all need a club grille badge Shocked Very Happy ive sold a couple to the usa and i take it they were happy?? details on ehr chat thread
avatar
martin k

Posts : 93
Points : 3324
Join date : 2008-10-30
Age : 51
Location : ringwood, hants/dorset border

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  jfmenz on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:53 pm

Car: 1965 Wolseley Hornet MK II
Original Reg: not known/shipped from NZ
State currently Reg: Nevada
Car Name: Nigel
Owner: Jessica

No upgrades Cool
avatar
jfmenz

Posts : 1
Points : 1537
Join date : 2013-06-09
Location : Las Vegas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  Captain61 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:41 pm

Car...1968 Riley Elf MkIII
Origin...Originally a CKD car sent in pieces to New Zealand. Assembled at the New Plymouth plant and sold originally at Moller Motors in Auckland. Had two owners in NZ. Shipped to Charleston, SC in 2010. Sold on Ebay to a couple of people in NJ. A friend of mine sold it to me.
Current condition...Restored to original build specs...finished in Spring 2013.
Car name..."Olive"
Currently registered in NJ.
Owners...Mike and Linda

Captain61

Posts : 42
Points : 1910
Join date : 2012-07-31
Age : 66
Location : New Jersey, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  NChornet on Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:26 pm

Car:1969 Wolesely Hornet MKIII
UK Reg #KVV 593G
Origin: was purchased in Bury St Edmunds UK in 2012. Orginal owner lived about 45 minute fom London I believe the town was brixton. car sat for a couple of years after his wife passing until he finally decided to sell it.
Condition: Fair have original bumpers bonnet trim and side trim. Boxes of spare parts original owners manual and vehicle book.
Currently registered in North Carolina


avatar
NChornet

Posts : 11
Points : 962
Join date : 2015-01-19
Age : 28
Location : goldsboro NC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  NChornet on Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:57 pm

Looking to sell my 1969 hornet MK3. Original motor interior. Has had one re paint. All matching numbers there is a handful of parts that aren't original. Any ideas what they are going for in the US. HAS 49k original miles. Everything works.
avatar
NChornet

Posts : 11
Points : 962
Join date : 2015-01-19
Age : 28
Location : goldsboro NC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  Sidwindr on Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:41 pm

Car: 1967/68 Wolseley Hornet MKIII
U.K. Reg #RAP 433G
Color: White with red roof
Owners: John and Nancy
Currently registered in FL as I just bought it out of CA. He bought it out of NJ who I think brought it over from the UK.
Condition: In fairly good shape with minor rust issues. Going to drive it as is and maintain until I finish my other Mini restoration, then it will be restored.
avatar
Sidwindr

Posts : 1
Points : 22
Join date : 2017-08-02

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Hey John have a hornet looking to move

Post  NChornet on Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:43 pm

Hello John not sure if you might no anyone in the market for a hornet mk3. 1969. With 48k original miles. Unfortunately due to getting military orders I need to pick up my family and move across the USS. Now that wouldn't be such a pain if I didn't have 4 cars a motorcycle and a trailer. Oh yea did I mention a family with a new born. If you think you can help shoot me a message. Thank you in advance. Manny.
avatar
NChornet

Posts : 11
Points : 962
Join date : 2015-01-19
Age : 28
Location : goldsboro NC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: USA Elf/Hornet Register

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum