When Robert Stennett (Westmog Web Site) contacted us recently to replace his old worn goggles, we were intrigued and a little embarrassed that we had missed the obvious connection and use for the Hot Rods with the iconic Morgan Three Wheeler.
Up until December 2014 Rob was an aircraft engineer with a major UK airline .
He started as an aircraft apprentice with BOAC and left in December 2014 after 44 years. Robert lives in rural North West Devon near the Cornish border. There was an immediate connection between us, as we chatted, as my son David, flies Jumbo Jets for a large UK airline as well. And yes Robert, I have already tried to get him to buy himself/me a Mog but no luck as yet. He’s still too struck with his Triumph Bonneville.
Here were Robert’ comments having received his Hot Rod’s.
Most modern goggles look out of place with a leather flying helmet but replacing the tired Halcyon’s with a pair exactly the same seemed as boring as it was inevitable.
These are a modern lightweight take on traditional goggles but close enough to compliment a leather flying helmet. The slight steampunk look places them at the Japanese sniper end of the goggle spectrum. My only reservation is the polycarbonate lenses but they are not overly expensive, come in various tints and are easy to fit.