Just to add my thanks to Richard and the Gang - another memorable day, with the Brode as the latest in a long list of 'star turns', the (uncensored) like of which you won't hear anywhere else. Glad Wendy Markey was also allowed to get a word or two in!
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Posted 12 January 2014 - 12:01
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.
Perhaps crowd funding (as per Dario Franchitti / Andy Hallbery - Romance of Racing) would be a possible route forward ?
An excellent day yesterday enjoyed by three generations of this family.
Posted 12 January 2014 - 16:23
I would also add my thanks to all involved at yesterday's event.
I was wondering if the event should be a 9:00 for a 9:30 start as that seems to be viable based on how many are there before 9:30!
Posted 12 January 2014 - 20:00
Glad to hear Brode went down well, I did warn Richard beforehand his stories are great!!
Great to hear Wendy got a few words in too, great lady, one of my late Mums best friends and a bloody quick driver too, more so then she gets appreciation for.
I do have the misfortune of having a copy of Dave's book - a few chapters he sent to my late Mum and also the rest from a mutual friend and all I will say is that no publisher will ever publish it - make of that what you will and I even get a mention in it and I still can't see it being published ;)
I think Dave knows what he needs to do to publish it and that's entirely up to him and good luck if he does - a great public speaker and story teller.
Posted 12 January 2014 - 21:21
In 1943 Howard Hughes completed a film called " The Outlaw" starring Jane Russell which had already been in production since 1941. It was said the film was far too hot to get a release and that items of Miss Russell;s wardrobe had actually been scientifically designed by the Hughes Aircraft corporation specifically for the film.
This caused enormous amounts of publicity, Hughes then deliberately put the film on the shelf for 3 years and rumour got out that the film censors would not give it a certificate- which was not true.
When Howard Hughes finally released the film in 1946 the pent up fascination with the story made the box office response enormous and launched Miss Russell's film career. Nothing like saying you cannot have something.
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:10
Many thanks for all the kind words.
Firstly my thanks to the 67 of you who came
Thanks to Dave Brodie who was wonderfully entertaining, quite exceptional over 2 hours or more as he talked to Motor Sport’s Simon Arron who did a splendid job as he always does with detailed research and unequaled memory of events even 40 years ago.
David was a quite outstanding driver in his era no matter what he was driving he always went well, frequently demoralising all the opposition. This was really brilliant stuff, wonderfully funny and quite revealing. We could easily have all listened to hours more – I do hope he will come back again.
To Wendy Markey-Amey on her career as a driver with so many eye opening revelations of the time. Looking at Wendy’s record my goodness she was successful frequently beating some very big names in production saloon car racing and thanks to her for being so entertaining.
To my sister Jane , her husband Bill and sons Will & Tom , 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 15 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, Geoff is a real unsung hero of the day and we just could not do it without him , brilliant.
To Doug Harper who always arrives really early pitches in with whatever is needed and is massively helpful in the kitchen with Bill & Jane our grateful thanks to him.
As usual mostly thanks to yourselves , without continued loyal supporters we just could not keep going………and I should say this more often thank you all so much for staying behind stacking and putting all the tables and chairs away this really is a gigantic help many thanks indeed.
David telephoned Sunday morning to thank us for an enjoyable day especially the audience who he said were the most knowledgeable and responsive he had ever encountered and asked me to pass on his thanks.
So put Saturday May 3rd in your diaries as the next get together
Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:54
I would post up pictures etc - but it looks as if imageshack has been hacked and you cannot now get to it anyone know more ?
Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:21
One of your star turns from Saturday, Richard, taken in 1975
Posted 14 January 2014 - 12:28
Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:36
As some of you may know already, my lovely sister Jane who has prepared all the food for the 15 film shows so far had a terrible accident on Monday falling from a ladder on to a hard surface and has multiple breakages to shoulder, pelvis and wrist.
She is at present lying in a bed in the major trauma unit at St Marys Paddington awaiting more surgery. Goes without saying i wish her a speedy & full recovery.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:45
Oh Richard, this is another bit of terrible news.
Please wish Jane as speedy a recovery as possible from me.
That actually sounds a bit lame, but you know what I mean.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:54
Hear, hear, may I echo Gary's sentiments - That is awful to hear, Richard. I have only met Jane once at a film show, but how could I forget the splendid fare which she and her 'team' produced.
My best wishes to her for a full and swift recovery.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:16
Very sorry to hear this, Richard. May I join everyone else in wishing her a very rapid recovery and as little discomfort as possible along the way.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 13:53
Posted 26 February 2014 - 16:01
I have just been overwhelmed by the messages of good wishes and support both on here and by email.
What a lovely lot of people you all are! My grateful thanks ,,everyone will be passed to Jane.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 16:43
Jane and the team's food is an essential part of the day and they do a marvellous job.
Please pass on my best wishes and hope that she gets well soon.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 17:05
So sorry to hear this, Richard. Please wish her all the best - the Film Show wouldn't be the same without her 'magic ingredients', so I hope she realises she's duty-bound to Get Well Soon!
Posted 26 February 2014 - 21:10
Posted 26 February 2014 - 21:42
Very best wishes from three generations of Harbey's who have enjoyed films and food in equal measure !
Edited by dwh43scale, 27 February 2014 - 20:44.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 17:32
So sorry to hear this, please pass on my best wishes too
Posted 28 February 2014 - 16:17
Sorry to hear your news Richard.
Best wishes to Jane for a speedy recovery.