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#1 T54

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 03:47

OK fellows,
Who do you think this fine young man is, and from which magazine was this picture lifted from?

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A few guesses:

-Bruce McLaren
-Chris Amon
-Lorenzo Bandini
-Or???

:cool:

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#2 Zawed

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 04:17

It kinda looks like Robin Herd...but I'm probably way off.

#3 Barrie Hobkirk

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 04:28

Kinda reminds me of Doug Nye a couple years back!

#4 Ruairidh

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 04:28

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Would we now be talking less hair (much less) on the top and more (much more) on the chin?

And perhaps a journalist/writer by trade?

P.S. (added later) Barrie beat me to it while I was typing this...................

#5 eldougo

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 07:46

Originally posted by Barrie Hobkirk
Kinda reminds me of Doug Nye a couple years back!


I go with Barrie , Doug Nye ...was my first guess ! Age?? late teens early 20's ,Magazine??? Auto sport. :up: :rotfl:

#6 Peter Morley

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 09:15

Would the magazine be something like "Model Roads & Racing" (not sure of the exact title).

#7 fausto

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 09:32

Ron Dennis?

#8 D-Type

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 09:36

Given the title of the thread and the date there must be a Scottish Connection.

Ian Stewart?

#9 David McKinney

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 10:26

Has to be DCN
Was it Motor Racing?

#10 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:18

DCN, Playboy Magazine?

#11 eldougo

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:31

Originally posted by Arjan de Roos
DCN, Playboy Magazine?


:rotfl: :lol: :clap: :up:

#12 MCS

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 11:51

DCN, circa Standard House (Motoring News) time...?

#13 Peter Morley

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 14:58

Assistant editor of 'Miniature Auto' ??

#14 Keir

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 15:39

Doug Nye, the smirk is still the same!

The magazine? Pop Teen Idols??

#15 petefenelon

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 16:31

Originally posted by T54
OK fellows,
Who do you think this fine young man is, and from which magazine was this picture lifted from?

Posted Image

A few guesses:

-Bruce McLaren
-Chris Amon
-Lorenzo Bandini
-Or???

:cool:

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DCN -- didn't the McLaren boys nickname him "Chris" when he first visited?

#16 T54

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 17:35

OK, you guys are good. It is indeed, Doug Nye in his hairier days. The mag in question is "Auto Racing and Rally", this one published in December 1969. This was Volume 1, #9. Not sure how long it survived.

The managing editor was Tony Ruddlin, and it was published by his own enterprise in Brentwood, Essex.

Doug's double-page story was called "A WRY LOOK" and could have been a regular feature. I am not sure because I have this lonely issue in my files, found in the remains of what Briggs Cunningham had given to me when thinning the library at the Costa Mesa Museum. In the story, DCN described his adventures crossing the Channel in a right-hand drive Renault (horror!) R10 collapsible sedan aboard the Hover-Lloyd SRN4 hovercraft, landing in a foggy and soggy France and attempting to attend the Paris 1000KM race in Monthlery. This race which I also attended as an enthusiast and gopher for the MATRA Sports concern was shortened to 586kms, and the MATRA did an easy one-two, encouraging me at the time to push a 1/24 scale model onto the Heller company for which I was a designer. Unfortunately and in spite of my efforts, it never happened. I still have copies of the hand-drawn vellums...

Doug's prose was already impressive, with a clear, concise and humoristic view of things, already a prime candidate for litterary stardom in every sense. This was no mere story, it was great read.
For your enjoyment, below is a pic of DCN last summer at the Goodwood Venetian party, just back from the watering hole and sipping well-deserved vintage Veuve Clicquot:

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As one may observe, there is a certain shift in hair fashion and as for most of us, weight distribution. But the fine and observing eye is still there, along for an appreciation for the better things in life.
May he be with us and enlighten our minds with non-revisionist history for many, many more years.
Regards,

T54 :stoned:

#17 Wolf

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 22:06

Originally posted by eldougo


I go with Barrie , Doug Nye ...was my first guess ! Age?? late teens early 20's ,Magazine??? Auto sport. :up: :rotfl:


No way, Elduogo- not even Doug is that old... :p T54 has beaten me to it, but I would have guessed '60-ies, not roaring twenties.;)

#18 Doug Nye

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 14:36

Oooh sh-- - just back from Australia and this happens... :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: ...I would think it's Chris Amon....

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#19 Keir

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 14:43

So, Doug,

How is it that you got yourself on the cover of "Mod Teens of the 60's" ?? :p

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#20 T54

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 16:05

Hi Doug,
Sorry I "d(o)ug" you out... :wave:
Me wife thinks that you were a rather good-looking young lad. I will have to lock her up now.

T54 :cool: