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#1 Giraffe

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:01

Prompted by ReWind, I'm starting this thread to wish ace Team Elite, Sidney Taylor Racing and Team Ensign mechanic Ron Bennett a Very Happy 80th birthday! :wave:

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Ron pictured during testing at Snetterton in 1962 with Team Elite. (Photo courtesy of Ferret Fotographic).

I have just spoken to Ron and he is enjoying the day with his sons, one of whom works at Mercedes GP having engineered Schumacher, & now working on their exhibition team.

Edited by Giraffe, 08 October 2011 - 19:24.


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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:15

Happy Birthday Ron. :clap:

I'm sure Ron must have some amazing stories to tell. Perhaps Tony could persuade him to tell a few on here? :wave:

#3 ReWind

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:38

All the best from me, too! :wave:

#4 Giraffe

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 17:03

Happy Birthday Ron. :clap:

I'm sure Ron must have some amazing stories to tell. Perhaps Tony could persuade him to tell a few on here? :wave:


I have several hours of recordings from Ron that focus heavily on his Sid Taylor days, but I'm due to visit him again soon and want to hear about his incredible class victory and Index of Thermal Efficiency win at Le Mans in 1962 whilst engineering the Elites of Frank Gardner / David Hobbs, Don Wiley / Clive Hunt with Cyril Embrey.

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Photo courtesy of Ron Bennett.

#5 Doug Nye

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 19:19

All the best from me, too! :wave:


...and me. Tell Ron to remember that 80 is just the new 60.

DCN

#6 Jerry Entin

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:03

Happy Birthday Ron



#7 Jagracer

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 09:15

Hi Ron, Hope you have a great day & remember you are only as old as the young Lady you are holding at the time (hee hee typical me)
Do hope that we can get together sometime in the near future for a chat, some laughs, & a drink (or 2). Give me a call sometime on 01686 626987 (evenings) or 07711725044 (anytime)

Cheers Phil Bradford

#8 rdmotorsport

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 15:06

Happy Birthday Ron



Happy birthday Ron.

Rodney