Ken Chambers (UK)
Posted 31 October 2010 - 22:09
It seems incredible to me that my dad could do all those endurance runs with Ken and yet know comparatively little about his racing career. But my dad's explanation makes sense. They did a two-hours-on, two-hours-off driving system and quite often, the person who was not driving was sleeping, map reading, eating or repairing something. Then of course, the trip were pretty action packed, with one thing and another.
I still maintain though that if you put two women together for more than a day, they'd know everything about each other.
So if anyone can help with information pre-1963, that would be wonderful.
Another thing, in 1963, Ken's wife Margaret was expecting their first child. My dad, you have to forgive him - he's 86 - can't remember anything about that child. Well, neither can I - and I'm not 86! I remember visiting the Chambers household in the mid-sixties but I don't remember a child at all. The reason I'm asking about the child is that my dad thought Ken was a marvellous bloke and if there is a son or daughter, he'd love to be in touch with him or her.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:57
Edited to suggest Vic Elford (I think he's still around) might know - they were both Ford drivers in the 1960s and Vic lived in Silsoe, not that far from St Albans (where, or near where, Ken lived).
Edited by Allan Lupton, 01 November 2010 - 12:03.
Posted 02 November 2010 - 00:28
Posted 15 November 2010 - 18:16
Sorry to report that we all have the same problem, which is that it was a long time ago that Ken was President of Verulam AC (which club was wound up in 1981) and although we all remember him from that time, we had no further contact.
Although, as I mentioned elsewhere, I knew Ken slightly in the 1960s I can't help directly. I have asked some others who were Verulam AC Committee members at that time, just in case there is a lead there.
The man who knew him well enough to introduce him to the Club has died, so we can't ask him either.
Posted 15 November 2010 - 20:35
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 21:35
Let's hope it all works and maybe Ian can learn more about his father's exploits.
Posted 18 November 2010 - 21:48
My dad sent me a great one the other day of himself and Ken in the round-the-world Corsair. It has Ken's wife Margaret on the photograph too. I must get it scanned and posted.
Posted 18 November 2010 - 23:17
Like to see some of this stuff, especially shots taken in out of the way places.
Posted 25 November 2010 - 22:27
Thank you SO much
Posted 25 November 2010 - 22:49