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#1 terry mcgrath

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 00:30

Henry N Manney III took delivery of a new XK120 in march 1950 probably in Los Angeles.
Does anyone know if he has any family around who can be contacted as I would like to get a photograph of him and the car.
Presumably he must have had an reasonably extensive archive that must have survived?
any clues
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#2 burt estep

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:22

try road & track magazine. burt.

#3 terry mcgrath

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 02:28

I have all the R&T magazines up to 1990 or so and don't recall a pic of Manney and XK120
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try road & track magazine. burt.



#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:39

Terry - contact R&T to be put in contact with Henry's widow - I think she is still with us - and their son.

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#5 Giraffe

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:57

You could also try a PM to Graham Gauld via the forum, as he was a great friend of Henry's and might have more knowledge or direct personal contact with the family. I could PM you with Graham's e-mail address if required?

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 11:28

You could also try a PM to Graham Gauld via the forum, as he was a great friend of Henry's and might have more knowledge or direct personal contact with the family. I could PM you with Graham's e-mail address if required?



Sorry Doug, sadly Annie died a few years ago and I was in touch with Henry IV but I have mislaid his e mail address for the moment. I will go through some old stuff and see if I can find it again : don't change your computers !!!

#7 terry mcgrath

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 15:56

Thanks for the various tips and I am sure all will go well
regards

#8 Phil Anderson

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:27

You could also try a PM to Graham Gauld via the forum, as he was a great friend of Henry's and might have more knowledge or direct personal contact with the family. I could PM you with Graham's e-mail address if required?


I would like to contact Henry Manney's heirs to see if there is any interest in making available, in a public forum, what must be an extensive archive of photographs he was known to have taken over the years. If anyone has made contact, can you forward this post to them?

Edited by Phil Anderson, 12 November 2009 - 02:28.


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Posted 12 November 2009 - 18:12

I have forwarded this topic to Annie's sister, Janie, who lives in the Fresno CA area. I understand that she does not possess any of Henry's archives but hopefully she can contact Henry's heirs or others who might be willing to share some of Yr Fthfl Svnt's lost treasures.

Here's hoping that she might be agreeable to sharing some of her favorite Manney stories with us!


#10 Graham Gauld

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 18:28

I have forwarded this topic to Annie's sister, Janie, who lives in the Fresno CA area. I understand that she does not possess any of Henry's archives but hopefully she can contact Henry's heirs or others who might be willing to share some of Yr Fthfl Svnt's lost treasures.

Here's hoping that she might be agreeable to sharing some of her favorite Manney stories with us!



I am in occasional contact with Henry IV and he holds all of Henry's negatives but has not made any plans to publish them or otherwise have them used in books. As for stories, Road and Track produced a soft cover book with many of Henry's stories. I chased two Monte Carlo Rallies and a Swedish Rally with Henry and attended a number of race meetings with him and the stories never stopped. I published some of my own experiences with Henry in my book " Ferrari- Gauld Mine" (SMRH.Co.UK). Doug Blain, probably the Key editor of Car magazine and now publisher of The Automobile should be persuaded to write his stories of Henry as Henry was a regular contributor to the magazine

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 02:09

I am Henry Manney's number 2 son, and ended up with all family photos. I am slowly getting around to scanning and posting these on Flickr. While I do not remember seeing these, I still have several boxes to process. If a copy exists, I should have it.

(I recently ran across a few of him in his Crosley Hotshot at a dirt track, I'm guessing in the very early '50s.) I'll see if I can get these uploaded soon.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at PManney@insight.rr.com.

Yr fthfl svt's son,

P Manney

#12 David Birchall

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:16

Welcome to TNF! I only met your father a couple of times-at the Monterey Historics-but I read most of what he wrote and always enjoyed it. I look fwd to seeing the photos as you post them.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 17:14

Perhaps now is the time to ask a question regarding your father?
Not long before his tragic stroke I was standing with him in the racing pits at Laguna Seca watching a race. During a lull I asked him something about Road & Track magazine-I forget what-his response startled me at the time and has surprised others when I have mentioned it on this forum.
He said vehemently " Road & Track is a know-nothing magazine with a know-nothing editor and a know-nothing staff!".
Did he ever make such a statement to members of your family and do you know why he felt this way?
Hopefully this isn't prying into personal stuff.

Edited by David Birchall, 20 November 2009 - 16:11.


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 17:19

He said vehemently " Road & Track is a no-nothing magazine with a no-nothing editor and a no-nothing staff!".

Believe that you mean "know-nothing", David. But the point certainly has been proved to be valid in the years since Henry left. R&T has become just another version of Motor Trend and has long since lost any claim to its once proud sub head, The Motor Enthusiasts' Magazine.
Tom

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 18:32

:eek: :blush:

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 13:40

Perhaps now is the time to ask a question regarding your father?
Not long before his tragic stroke I was standing with him in the racing pits at Laguna Seca watching a race. During a lull I asked him something about Road & Track magazine-I forget what-his response startled me at the time and has surprised others when I have mentioned it on this forum.
He said vehemently " Road & Track is a no-nothing magazine with a no-nothing editor and a no-nothing staff!".
Did he ever make such a statement to members of your family and do you know why he felt this way?
Hopefully this isn't prying into personal stuff.


He never made such a remark to me. However, I left California in the mid-70s-- my brother and sister were physically closer than I, and might have heard him say something to that effect. He tended toward more misanthropy toward the end of his life, though: his expressing that sentiment would not surprise me. I'll ask the siblings.

P Manney

#17 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 16:59



Welcome to the forum. Your father's writing was a big influence on me. For a short time Road & Track had assembled perhaps the finest team of writers, photographers and illustrators in the history of automotive publishing. I certainly miss it, and it will probably never be repeated.

I look forward to you contributions to the forum.

Jack

Edited by Jack-the-Lad, 20 November 2009 - 17:00.


#18 David Birchall

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:45

I just recalled another couple of 'Manneyisms":

The illustration is of the rear end of a Fazzaz 250LM or similar with the huge engine cover raised, and the comment from Manney is: "Like an unobstructed view of Ann Corrio's bum..."

I also loved his description of early Fazzaz cars when they were champing at the bit, ready to go: They were "Just a'whoopin' and a'hollerin'" . So descriptive. (In both cases).

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:23

Although I had a vague sense of intruding, anyone with the time and interest to go on a treasure hunt will be well rewarded here:

Manney family photo album

Thanks to Patrick for allowing us a few candid and intimate glimpses into Henry's world.

-Will


I am Henry Manney's number 2 son, and ended up with all family photos. I am slowly getting around to scanning and posting these on Flickr. While I do not remember seeing these, I still have several boxes to process. If a copy exists, I should have it.

(I recently ran across a few of him in his Crosley Hotshot at a dirt track, I'm guessing in the very early '50s.) I'll see if I can get these uploaded soon.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at PManney@insight.rr.com.

Yr fthfl svt's son,

P Manney



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#20 Ted Walker

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:22

No sign of the GTO

#21 Odseybod

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 14:13

Although I had a vague sense of intruding, anyone with the time and interest to go on a treasure hunt will be well rewarded here:

Manney family photo album

Thanks to Patrick for allowing us a few candid and intimate glimpses into Henry's world.

-Will


Thanks to Will for the link and Patrick for the hard work - so good to see one of my all-time heroes 'in his natrural habitat'!

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 16:29

Thank you for the memories of Henri B. Gentihomme.

Edited by Sharman, 09 November 2011 - 16:29.