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#951 RTH

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:14

Many thanks for all the kind words.
Firstly my thanks to the 80 of you who came and especially to those who arrived in some splendid classic and sportscars which made a superb display on the lawns .
Thanks to Mike Costin and to Bob Dance who were wonderfully entertaining over 90 minutes guided by Roger Lund who did a splendid job.
What a star Bob Dance is in so much pain he could not stand never mind walk - yet so as not to let us down he forced himself to drive all the way from Norwich on his own and had to be carried in to the hall, spent the day in a wheelchair and then drove himself home - no wonder Team Lotus were so successful for so long with spirit like that fantastic effort much appreciated Bob ,and get well soon - in time for your birthday next Friday .,
To my sister Jane , her husband Bill and sons Will , Tom and to Alex who produced and served up just delicious food all day - huge effort goes in to all this home made food from the finest ingredients in preparation long before we all sit down on a Saturday it was just lovely much thanks to them all.
To Christine who runs reception with such efficiency, for everyone of the 13 shows so far, as well as the paperwork and a multitude of other functions which makes it all work on the day an essential and much appreciated contribution.
To Geoff Hawkes who has spent days with me doing preparation transport setting up very early Saturday morning nearly single handed then working in the kitchen fabulous effort much appreciated. A stellar effort when they were short handed in the kitchen and battling a complete failure of the hot water system , Geoff is a real unsung hero of the day and we just could not do it without him , brilliant.

Without the kind help of all these volunteers we would have stopped doing all this years ago.
To Rod Waller out there in Perth Western Australia - who did us another specially commissioned, for the day, cartoon depicting Mike & Bob in 1967 with the launch of the Lotus 49 DFV copies we presented to Mike & Bob at tea time. Copy to follow.

Great to see David McKinney back and looking so much better.
David has been a great supporter since we started has scarely missed a meeting and is a multiple quiz winner as well as being a very nice man.
A very special mention to my brother-in-law Bill who was cooking on the Barbeque yesterday was taken ill late afternoon with breathing difficulties and spent the night in hospital getting treatment and tests, he is due to be released we hope today but it has been very worrying we wish him a speedy recovery.



My most grateful thanks to you all

See you all again on 19th October ?
Photos from the day follow.

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#952 Tim Murray

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 15:58

A very special mention to my brother-in-law Bill who was cooking on the Barbeque yesterday was taken ill late afternoon with breathing difficulties and spent the night in hospital getting treatment and tests, he is due to be released we hope today but it has been very worrying we wish him a speedy recovery.

Very sorry to hear this, Richard. Please pass on to Bill all our very best wishes for a rapid recovery, and do keep us posted.

It must be said that I did the persuading, to replace correct answers with incorrect ones, a special talent ! Mind you, those answers would have been right for some questions !

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I'm reminded of course of that great virtuoso of the concert piano, Mr Eric Morecambe:

"I'm playing all the right notes—but not necessarily in the right order."

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#953 Tony Matthews

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 16:43

Sterling obviously learned a lot from my efforts, Tim.

#954 sterling49

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 18:08

:up: :up: :clap: My mentor Tony ! :wave:


Richard, please do send my best wishes to Bill, had a chat with him in the morning and I knew he was suffering.

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#955 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 23:04

Graham and Dave Hollands did most of the work on our team, but I was mightily impressed by the "youngster" Richard, knowing the year of Jochen's seat fitting in the Eagle Offy, he was not born until two decades later ! Inspired or what ! It must be said that I did the persuading, to replace correct answers with incorrect ones, a special talent ! Mind you, those answers would have been right for some questions ! The knowledge acquired by the gathered enthusiasts, is just incredible, nice to be amongst fellow anoraks !

Sterling, I may be young, but I'm not THAT young (Regrettably) I feel like an absolute fraud getting a winners certificate but if I hadnt got the Rindt question right, we'd lost by one.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:14

May I add our thanks and congratulations? Once again the calm efficiency of the whole event could only come about due to an immense amount of hard work both on the day and during the days and weeks leading up to it.

Frank and Jenny

#957 RTH

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:30

Many thanks.
The good news is that Bill is back home, I spoke to Jane last night and they are going to take things easy, it was the combination of some sort of viral infection Bill developed a day or so earlier, expending vast energy when he was already feeling well below par over a period of hours - he arrived at the hall at 7.00am soon after we had started setting up -and standing over the main BBQ for so long with the heat smoke and fumes, just all became a bit overpowering - hopefully he can have his feet up for a well deserved rest today.Gave us all a bit of a scare. Get well soon.

#958 RTH

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:49

At tea time we presented Mike & Bob with this specially commissioned cartoon drawn by the highly talented Rod Waller in Perth Western Australia superbly catches the theme of the day.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:53

A belated "Many thanks once again" from me and my mate Bill (who did the M25 shuffle) down from the Midlands.
It's good to hear that Chef Bill is back home and recovering.

I never cease to be amazed by the depth of knowledge in that hall every three/four months. And I just have pinch myself when I think about being in the presence of Motorsport Royalty. I count myself as very lucky to get up close and personal with these legends.

It was great to be able to bring David McKinney in the Frogeye, and despite his warning about a dodgy hip, he entered and exited the car with the grace of a ballerina. I'm pleased that he took my advice of the earplugs!
Apologies to the owner of the Le Mans Lotus XI who had to endure the embarrassment of having my car parked next to it. I promise that it will get washed one day

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#960 BRMfan

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:59

Hi Richard
A belated thanks for another great show The guests were terific as was the food as usual.
Bruce

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:22

Fantastic day as always Richard, thanks to all the team, glad Bill is recovering.

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#962 RTH

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 14:23

Christine's pictures

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Members car display line up
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Bob Dance

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Afternoon tea and cakes

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Mike Costin

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Bob Dance Roger Lund and Mike Costin

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Geoff Hawkes , Tom, Bill, & Will Nathan

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The scene 60 years ago perhaps ?

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Glyn Parham running through the quiz answers

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#963 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 19:48

Glyn, it's John Campbell-Jones, not Cole.

I liked this event, a bit different in how it all turned out, but I would've liked more of Mike Costin, who was far more humble and down-to-earth than I expected. But to do that, meant cutting out Bob Dance, which wouldn't have worked. In retrospect, maybe a Bob & Bob show of Dance and Sparshott would've been a good idea, but nonetheless, the event was well worth it.

The food was outstanding and I am very happy to now have tried the parfait! Worth £30 all by itself! Also, what was nice was to speak to a few people I normally just say "hello" to and that's it - Sterling, in particular, this time. But I would've still liked to have chatted to a couple of other chaps.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 20:10

Glyn, it's John Campbell-Jones, not Cole.


Richie, I have been sitting in the corner writing out 1000 times JONES NOT COLE for the last hour after that gaffe. :blush:

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:50

Belated thanks to everyone who made last Saturday such an entertaining day, parfait was world class.

Can't believe Tim, Regazzoni and I lost the quiz to a team that has one member who has reached Level 39 of Flower Shop ! Congratulations any way :wave:

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I was at Silverstone Classic Press Day yesterday and was pleased to see that Bob Dance has made a significant recovery, and passed on TNF's best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

Hope that Bill also makes a swift and full recovery.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 14:18

As you all know Murray Walker is a great friend to the TNF Film show, so I was shocked to hear from him a few moments ago that he has just got home from 3 weeks in German and UK hospitals
Following a fall he has broken his pelvis and can only just hobble about on crutches.
Bear in mind he will be 90 in just a few months getting back to normal is likely to take some time.

I have sent him all our best wishes and asked him to keep us up to date on progress. Bad enough thing to happen at any age.

Get well soon Murray .With our kindest regards.



#967 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 15:43

Hear, hear, Richard.

Very sorry to hear of Murray's misfortune. I wish him well in a speedy recovery back to full mobility.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 17:00

Well done Richard :up:

Likewise wishing Murray a speedy recovery :wave:

#969 Tim Murray

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 17:08

Wishing Murray all the best. It was a pleasure to meet him at last October's film show.

#970 sterling49

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 17:17

A good supporter of the Film Show and the voice of our sport for so long, heal fast Murray.

Edited by sterling49, 24 May 2013 - 17:18.


#971 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 20:59

Please pass my regards on - although knowing Murray, it won't let it stop him.

#972 D-Type

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 22:47

What to say? Get well soon, Murray

#973 LittleChris

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 23:15

A bit repetitive I know , but "Get Well Soon Murray"

#974 garyfrogeye

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:52

Oh dear,

Please pass on my wishes for a speedy recovery

#975 RTH

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:04

Rod has today captured Murray's predicament in a new cartoon with a couple of affectionate "Murrayisms"

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Rod Waller is indeed a genius !

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:28

Rod has today captured Murray's predicament in a new cartoon with a couple of affectionate "Murrayisms"

Rod Waller is indeed a genius !

That's funny Rich. They never told me that at school! :lol:

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:45

Just fishing out the thread- a brief thank you to everyone who attended yesterday Paddy Hopkirk , Alec Poole, Fred Gallagher and Maurice Hamilton were all quite superb.
Paddy got away safely by helicoptor to his next speaking engagement in Poole later in the evening.
Pictures etc to follow.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 08:57

An truly excellent event once again, but where did the time go? Once again, the calibre of the guests was world class (literally) and that's before we even take account some of the people sitting in the audience!
My thanks to you, Christine and all the team, who once again, kept us entertained and very well fed

#979 Odseybod

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:17

Couldn't agree more.  Thanks Richard & Co.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:39

I met Geoff Hawkes again at the film show. I turns out we both went to BARNFIELD SCHOOL Bromley Kent in 50's & 60's. There was another "old boy" at a previous film show- Who are you? We don't believe you attended yesterday.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:38

A great day, one of the very best in my opinion, but then I love rallying ! great guests that waxed lyrical for far too short a time, Paddy, Alec, Fred & Maurice and spur of the moment, David Kirkham and Willy Cave...where did the time go? Great catering by Jane and team and the front office running smothly by Christine. Thank you all, a great day amongst like minded enthusiasts and friends.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 17:20

A great day, one of the very best in my opinion, but then I love rallying ! great guests that waxed lyrical for far too short a time, Paddy, Alec, Fred & Maurice and spur of the moment, David Kirkham and Willy Cave...where did the time go? Great catering by Jane and team and the front office running smothly by Christine. Thank you all, a great day amongst like minded enthusiasts and friends.

Quite so Sterling and as well as those mentioned thanks to Glyn for running the quiz. There were only three of us at our table until Paddy, Alec and Fred joined us, so we were then able to win! One question asked us to name four chaps, two of whom were at our table (Paddy and Alec), one I saw today (Paul Easter) and the fourth was an easily recognised Finn.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 17:48

We felt the best team had won Allan, but oh my, there was some talent on that table, what with Fred and Dave Kirkham and yourself. We gave it our best shot though !


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 18:57

Thanks for the kind words Allan, a well deserved win for your table but a group of racing types led by Greg Field gave you a good run as did the rest of the "teams".
I must thank Richard and his team for making this yet another huge success, it is a pleasure to do a little to help out with the quiz but people like Geoff Hawkes deserve a special mention for all the hard work they do behind the scenes.
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Posted 21 October 2013 - 10:54

Stephen Lee's splendid photos of the day

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Fred Gallagher, Alec Poole, Paddy Hopkirk, Maurice hamilton

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Willy Cave Fred Gallagher David Kirkham

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5.20pm bound for Poole in Dorset

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#986 FrankB

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 16:21

As others have said this was yet another memorable day. The quality of the event is illustrated by the audience it attracts - where else could two people be invited to speak without any prior notice and then make such wonderfully entertaining and informative contributions.

Congratulations once again to all involved.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 08:16

Many thanks indeed to all of you that attended on Saturday I know many of you travel vast distances. We depend entirely upon your continued support in order to keep the project going.
This was our 14th show we are truly blessed to get acceptances from really great guest speakers who give up their time free and are always so entertaining with stories of days long gone by.
Our next meeting will be in the new year Saturday 11th January do please put it in your diaries now for what we hope will be another fun day of motorsport nostalgia for members. Many thanks for coming on Saturday.


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:41

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Thought you might like to see the cartoons Rod Waller did for us to mark the day
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Posted 26 October 2013 - 20:16

Brilliant cartoons, as ever. How can one not enjoy them?!



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:05

Please note our next gathering  has been brought forward and is now
 
Saturday 11th January 2014
 
When our special guest interview will be with Dave Brodie who has competed in over 700 motor races starting in the mid 1960s and is much remembered for his exploits in the immaculate black MK1 Escort "Run BabyRun " pm or email me to book.


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#991 Bloggsworth

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:21

Talking of Hertfordshire: http://www.theguardi...d-plane-housing



#992 RTH

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:36

Just 2 weeks to go



#993 RTH

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 21:04

Just a brief word tonght to thank you all for coming and especially to Dave Brodie who was so entertaining we extended the talk into the after lunch session.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 21:23

Just a brief word tonght to thank you all for coming and especially to Dave Brodie who was so entertaining we extended the talk into the after lunch session.

Richard, a brief thanks to you and all your Merry Men (& Women) for yet another great day's entertainment.

The Brode was wonderfully indiscreet and opened up yet another fascinating window into a long lost world of motorsport from our youth.

A very funny man, but some touching anecdotes too about his mates Ronnie & Frank.

Oh, and let me say I had very little to do with our table's quiz victory...well done Gareth,Sterling,Peter et al.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 22:09

Richard, many thanks for yet another superb day, some very interesting film and the Brode was very entertaining and we were extremely well looked after by Jane and Bill as usual.
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 22:57

Great day as usual Rich, everything was superb, the Brode even better, and Gareth was on fire in the quiz!

For anybody that has not attended one of these Film show days, you really are missing a treat !

My only complaint about the day was sometimes not being able to hear The Brode's anecdotes, for Stephen's howls of laughter, DB could have been a comedian as an alternative to a racing driver !

#997 FrankB

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 23:00

As always, a truly great day. David Brodie was great value, perhaps in a future visit he might get round to answering a second question from Simon. What a wealth of anecdotes and insights he has, and all presented with great humour and candour.

Many thanks and congratulations to all involved, both "front of house" and those slaving over hot stoves and tea urns.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 07:47

Dave Brodie mentioned his book several times yesterday. On his website he talks about it... "Last Train to Cockfosters" and there are excerpts. Unfortunately there is no indication of a publisher etc, nor does Amazon have anything. Can anyone give me a pointer towards getting a copy?

#999 sterling49

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:54

I also, would like to know,as this would be a must read !

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 09:48

You will not find David's book anywhere because it has not been published . He puts a couple of chapters up on his website from time to time.

Unfortunately publishing your own books these days is something of a license to lose money. We did discuss this yesterday as clearly amongst those of us , there certainly is demand..

Simon Arron of course would , as a professional highly regarded and experience author would be perfect to proof read and edit the present manuscript in to  an attractively presented an concise book for the motor sport literary market. As you may imagine the present draft would make rather a lengthy multi-volume tome. It may of course need a glance or two by the lawyers first.

 

So if you know a suitable publisher well disposed to this sort of book, maybe we should start lobbying for it to go into print - it would certainly be a great read.