Club News and Jottings 2012


December 2012

The Finnish Borgward Club is roughly the same size as the UK club Hannu Teivaala the club chairman has been sending me news letters since I met Mr Teemu Karonen, secretary of Borgward – Seura ry (Borgward Club, Finland), at the Techno-Classica Essen in April I thought it was time to put all these letters and photos in one place.

Borgward Club Finland page

Paper cutting from the USA

November 2012


We had 3 cars at The Classic Car Show NEC this year. Gavin giving his car a final polish.

Ian Davidson's Coupé Gavin Watson with his racing Borgward Saloon and Graham Mander's newly finished Isabella Deutsch Cabriolet.

Liz Watson with Borgward period overalls.

I have some provisional dates for 2013 in the event section If you want to attend the Lloyd Arabella Frends event please book before 15th Dec for the best rates.

October 2012

I have uploaded a web album of our visit to Annaberg while I collate the rest of the pictures Annaberg 2012

Neil Wilson has sprayed his car and is carrying out some interesting modifications. Neil's page.

September 2012

We are back from Annaberg and a write up will follow.

I have received an email from the Finish club where the weather was fine for there AGM in July a bulletin was also sent and can be read here

Ray Marsh is just finishing setting up his spray and restoration workshop so the Pullman will be transported to Tannery Lane Coackworks at the end of the month now it's ready for him.


July 2012


Your Chairman John Wallis has bought a 1957 Pullman from New Zealand The car has not been run for over 35 years and has sat outside for the last 5. She is in surprisingly good condition although everything is seized. Over the next few months I will strip down, rechrome, re spray rebuild and then drive her. Click on picture or here for link


May 2012

Enfield 2012

On Saturday we had 4 cars at Enfield, Dave Burt's Coupé Peter Grove with his P100, George Sinclair and Nick Driscoll in their Combis.

On Sunday Norman Williams came along to in his Coupé making 5 cars.

Live entertainment all day to keep the troops happy we could have been at the Goodwood Revival.

Peter Grove got himself into the 30 May Classic Car Weekly paper Well done! - Its good to see you again Peter.



Martin Carlos Adam Racing in 1959 more information here.

Walter Heale is selling a rather nice TS Saloon

For sale page Walter Heale restoration page


Vincent Palmier 62nd birthday anniversary "My daughter, being an expert in cake decoration and knowing how mad I am about my coupe, did a cake and professionally produced my coupe with icing on top of the cake. A real masterpiece!!"

Tomas Alfaro from Argentina has sent some interesting pictures and links.


Paul Heard Coupé restoration progress

This is a photo of member Mark Stinson’s father’s then new Combi with TS engine ouside St Margret's Church Rottingdean.

April 2012

Motorway Madness!! what 189 kph(117 mph) looks like from inside Gavin Watsons 1957 Borgward Isabella

See Gavin's 2011 report.


Duncan Nicholson has just sent some pictures of a B2000 he has just bought and driven back from Germany.

It looks in excellent condition.

The long awaited feature in Classic & Sports Car written by Martin Buckley is now out.

Photos by Tom Baker

The May 2012 article features Noel Gordon's Coupé, Norman Williams Saloon and Tony Stokoe's Combi.

Tom Baker photographing Tony Stokoe's Combi in horizontal rain.

While in Essen I met Teemu Karonen the Finnish Borgward Club secretary. From this conversation I have received an email from Hannu Teivaala Chairman "Borgward – Seura ry Finland" with news letters and club history attached This is the information sheet with more to follow soon. Finnish Club website.

John Wallis

March 2012

Techno-Classica Essen 2012

Techno-Classica Essen is always a huge show the largest in Europe and well worth a visit if only to see the vast number of Borgwards and Lloyds.

Borgward main club stand in Hall 2

Ulrich Kotte and Birgit Kasper have owned this Deutsch Cabriolet for over 30 years this and the Combi below make up part of a Borgward collection of over 20 cars.

Combi tailgate hinge.

This Isabella Combi has the upward opening tailgate, revised seats and dash board of the very late cars, it also has been converted to L.P.G.

The engine was fitted the day before the show and its first run was a trip to Essen.

This 1959 Borgward Isabella Cabriolet could be yours for only 95,600 € One of only 20 examples of this Fa.Deutsch/Koln car

Automobiliar Schreiber had 2 Isabella Deutsch Cabriolets on display.

In one of the autojumble halls Autodus had a stand selling Borgward group parts. He also has a website.

Rather interesting trailer being towed by the Coupé both for 30,000 €

Many of the outside cars were for sale, this 1960 Cabriolet 55,000 €

The Lloyd Club were upstairs with 3 cars on display.

I was able to obtain some information for Ian cave who is in the process of restoring 2 cars.

A rather nice Isabella saloon was on display in the basement Hall 1A. The owner was helped by an ex Isabella production line technician who used to build the cars in 1960.


John Wallis

February 2012

Per-Anders Henriksson has sent some pictures of his coupé restoration.

Link here or click picture above.

The April issue of Practical Classics has an article involving a Borgward Isabella saloon owned by Norman Williams.

Ray Marsh has started restoring his Coupé and I am taking pictures of progress every day. The car was collected from Norman Williams on Sunday 19th Feb. and the floor is now removed. it is hoped to have the new floor fitted by Friday 24th Feb. For latest news click here


Roger Legg has Two Isabella's for spares one Saloon and one Combi. Having been stored outside are in very poor condition. they need to be moved before mid. March 2012
Located SW Essex Phone +44 (0)1277 211883 6 to 8 pm UK time or email



This years AGM is to be held on Sunday April 22nd in Aspley Guise Village Hall see Events for more information.

Graham Mander has obtained a few adaptor plates to enable a Weber 28 36 DCD carburettor to be fitted to an Isabella 4M1.5II engine in place of the original Solex.

These beautifully made adaptors are available for £20 plus postage directly from Graham, please email him at


Norman Williams Coupé Classic Car Weekly Favourite.

Also in CCW the same week.

The 38th International Borgward Meeting will take place in The romantic city of Annaberg-Buchholz, Saxony in Eastern Germany in the vicinity of Chemnitzand is nestled in a picturesque setting in the heart of the Erzgebirge Host will be club friend Dieter Friedrich.

The dates are 31 August to 2nd September 2012 We will probably set off on Webnesday 29th of August and return on Tuesday 4th September, stopping over night en route.

More information here

St. Anne's Church Annaberg-Buchholz