Raymond Buckland's Photo Journal
"What do I do in my spare time - what little there is of it? One of my big interests
for many, many years was homebuilt aircraft. I flew ultralights. I first flew them when I was living in San Diego, CA. When
I moved to Ohio, I sold the airplane I had and started building one. It was a l-o-n-g ongoing project! But at least I had
room for an ultralight strip in my 'backyard'! My particular interest is an old design called the Pou du Ciel, better
known as the 'Flying Flea'. In fact for seven years I published an international magazine devoted to this particular airplane."
By the way, check out my Facebook page.
"Lately, my interest has grown more to cars - especially homebuilt cars. I have also
always loved three-wheeled cars (they are very popular in England, where I grew up, and in Europe generally). My very first
car was a 3-wheeler . . . a 1933 BSA. I later owned a 1926 Morgan. One of my fairly recent vehicles was a 1980 FreeWay; a
single-seat 3-wheel car manufactured in Minnesota from 1979 to 1982. I enjoyed that for a while but then sold it and bought
a replica 1932 Morgan 3-wheeler. I designed and built my own single-seat three-wheeler, pictured here, which I named the Buckland
Manx (see www.geocities.com/manxpilot). There was also a sandrail I owned and very much enjoyed for a few years. I've
recently acquired a delightful Mazda Miata and my pride and joy, a Corvette C5. "
"Ok, so not everything I love has wheels!"
love getting back to my roots. My father and his family are full-blooded Rom (Gypsy). Although we lived in a house, I grew
up with stories from my grandparents of living life on the open road in a vardo (wagon). When today's mechanized life gets
too hectic, I get wistful and an itch to hit the road. This lovely vardo was made by my pal (Rom friend) Pete Ingram, over
in England, who lovingly restores these rare beauties."