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#1201 RTH

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:57

Half the places gone in 3 days. If you are thinking of coming let me know.



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#1202 Gary C

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:53

The film of the pre-war Silver Arrows that is going to be used in Rich's film show later this month comes from my private collection (a small snippet was used 15 years ago in the Dick Seaman documentary that aired on UK Channel 4, but this is 99% un-seen footage)and is from the 1937 and 1938 British Grands Prix, colour and B&W footage.

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#1203 RTH

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 14:19

Thanks Gary for all the help over the last 8 years in supplying  films clips & slides.



#1204 Odseybod

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 16:35

George Monkhouse?



#1205 Gary C

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 16:01

No, I'm Gary Critcher.

#1206 Odseybod

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 16:27

Ho ho. Must say you've aged very well if you were filming the Silver Arrows at Donington in the late '30s. Must be the magical effect of al fresco Frogeye motoring.



#1207 Gary C

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 21:17

....I think you're getting me mixed up with GaryFrogeye.

#1208 Odseybod

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 09:40

So I am - sorry. Must have some other youthful elixir.



#1209 RTH

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 12:35

75 % seats now gone- so contact me if you want to come.



#1210 RTH

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 12:15

Only 4 places left unless cancellations next week.



#1211 RTH

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 18:50

We are now at full capacity.



#1212 RTH

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 21:52

A reminder to those of you coming in 2 days on Saturday . The central heating has suddenly failed in all this cold weather  we have electric fan heaters and it is a modern well insulated building but a very big air space .

So wrap up warm with extra  clothing  fleeces jumpers  gloves thick socke & shoes, woolly hats just in case - if you have it all with you you can always take it off if you do get too warm. Get a hot drink as soon as you arrive.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 10:39

Many thanks to all of you who attended yesterday. We did manage to get heat back on at midday and our guests Christianne Ireland and Alan Wheelans on the life and times of Innes Ireland were all superb as was Robert Cooper's comprehensive presentation on the  Silver Arrows teams of Mercedes and Auto Union during the 1930s. Thanks as always to the ever brilliant support team of Jane Bill, Christine,Tom, Will, and Alex who did a wonderful job of feeding us and keeping the wheels turning even after a brief cut in power, Many thanks to all,  photos to follow.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:19

Richard, many thanks as always to you and your amazing team for another excellent day. I'm sure it didn't bother anyone that it was a trifle chilly early on when we were able to listen to Christianne Ireland's fascinating reminiscences about her father - I do hope she can come back another time to continue the story. On our way home Arttidesco and I both agreed that what makes these events so enjoyable is not only the great speakers and excellent food, but just getting together and chatting with a great bunch of like-minded enthusiasts. Another bonus for me was finally getting to meet Peter Connew (having had to miss his earlier talk). Roll on the next one.

#1215 RTH

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:36

How right you are Tim it is all about the people in the audience and a whole host of new friends meeting up 3 times a year. As ever always delighted to see you and Ralph such loyal supporters  coming a long way is much appreciated.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 18:26

Richard, well done to you and the whole team: you produced yet another informative and entertaining day. Either the personal insights into Innes Ireland's life or the thoroughly professional and well researched piece on the inter-wars Silver Arrows would have been great value on their own. Tim has hit it on the head - it's the mix of well chosen speakers, relevant film clips, excellent food and (not least) the convivial company that makes these days so good.

I'm looking forward now to the Jaguar day in May.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 21:55

I echo all the previous comments, nice to be entertained in "our" subject by such interesting guests, quite superb. Great catering and everything ran like clockwork. Sorry that I couldn't help with the clearing up Richard, but I had to be away sharpish or I was on a warning!
Congratulations to Tony Pashley/Ralph/Tim on a fine quiz victory, the knowledge contained within that team is so good!

Nice to see Peter Connew again, and I thought Barry would attend by sheer fact of the subject matter, Innes has such a great history in F1 in the early '60s. Good also to see the return of MCS , nice to see so many at the gathering, sorry for any that I missed, but where does the time go?

#1218 Alan Cox

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:33

Have just seen Rod Waller's cartoon drawn for Chrstianne on a Facebook page. Just brilliant and possibly the best yet?? No doubt Richard will be posting it here some time soon

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 10:56

Have just seen Rod Waller's cartoon drawn for Chrstianne on a Facebook page. Just brilliant and possibly the best yet?? No doubt Richard will be posting it here some time soon

It's in the cartoons by Rod Waller thread, Alan.



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#1220 RTH

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:21

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Plus Alan Wheelans and Christianne Ireland then Robert Cooper't talk on the pre war Silver Arrows of Mercedes and Auto Union

 

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Nigel Parker's display of  Mercedes Models and literature


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 13:39

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Big thanks to everyone who made the 28th another unforgettable day :clap:



#1222 RTH

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:07

Bookings now open for our next meeting on Saturday 6th May when our subject for the day will be the history  of the Jaguar Car co. with guests, film and displays. PM or email me for details .



#1223 RTH

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 06:43

Guest Neville Swales will be talking about his project building this 

 

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And ongoing venture building  4 cam V12 engines.



#1224 RTH

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 15:21

Half the seats are already gone do let me know if you want to come 6th May East Herts.



#1225 Dick Dastardly

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:24

Sorry, won't be able to make it this time.



#1226 RTH

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:05

We still have places

 

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#1227 RTH

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 08:55

10 days to go.



#1228 RTH

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 12:54

Last chance if you would like to come on Saturday. pm or email me.



#1229 sterling49

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:08

Another fine day in Hertfordshire at The Film Show's latest gathering, a Jaguar themed day on the history of the great Le Mans winning brand and especially Neville Swales and the finding of his V12 engine and the building of his fabulous motor car, superb! A presentation by David Minty, on his times with Formula 1 teams ( with a particular connection to Jaguar) was absolutely fascinating, David spent time at Maranello and Frank Williams, and also connected to the Williams development of the Jaguar hybrid car that was in house at Williams.
Superb catering and food as usual, a great way to spend a Saturday with like minded people, looking forward to the next rendition as always.

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#1230 Odseybod

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 19:20

Just to second Sterling's comments. An interesting day, especially for enthusiasts of the Cat, lots of good company and of course the usual fine catering from the usual gang.

 

Thank you, Richard & Co.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 20:06

Echoing the earlier comments, yet another excellent mix; a diverse choice of films focussed on the Jaguar theme, informative and entertaining speakers, good company and impeccable food. Congratulations, as always, to the whole team.

#1232 RTH

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 06:36

Many thanks indeed to all of you who attended.
Neville Swales gave a most interesting illustrated account of his project to recreate a car inspired by the almost mythical XJ13.
David Minty  a current F1 CAD design engineer who has worked  for Williams , Ferrari , Red Bull, etc in recent years,  gave us a fascinating glimpse behind the factory doors of just exactly what currently goes on during  the process of designing components for  cutting edge advanced racing and supercars.
Graham Robson did his customary professional job as moderator and talked about working in the Browns Lane Coventry Jaguar plant in the 1960s as we watched B&W  newsreel clips from the period.
Jane & Bill provided us as always with delicious sustenance  and Christine guided the ship with her pinpoint precision all day as well as her other many and varied duties.Thanks to Geoff Hawkes who comes up from Southampton to help me on  all day  Fridays and   is such a massive help in the kitchen all day Saturday - without these people it would not happen.
 
Numbers were sadly  lower than expected, the clashing Debden local Sprint meeting and a Jaguar gathering in Warwick  the WEC at Spa  and other rival attractions took their toll. We are unable to dodge such events as we have to book premises so far in advance. The fixed costs are the same and we do rely on maintaining numbers to keep it viable, so we may need to decide if 3 meetings a year are sustainable.
 
Thank you to all the helpers who put in so many hours in planning, admin, preparation,film selection, paperwork, the physical aspect of shipping of all the equipment  to keep it going.
We hope to see you all on Saturday 14th October
 
Thank you so much to all who did attend on Saturday  many who came from very long distance of more than 2 hours each way and our grateful thanks as always for those of you who so kindly stayed behind to put away all the tables and chairs - that is so very much appreciated - Thank you all.


#1233 Allan Lupton

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:50

Writing as one who attends these splendid events, but usually doesn't come in May, I'd say that there is too much else on at this time of year - by which I probably mean April onwards. 

I am still impressed by the range of speakers you have managed to find for these meetings and although that must run dry sooner or later, perhaps having only two shows a year would postpone that unhappy day.



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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:16

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:22

Cartoonist Rod Waller's view from Perth WA

 

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#1236 ChrisJson

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 19:46

Just to bump this thread!

 

Any news on the November 4th show Richard?

 

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#1237 RTH

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 18:44

Many thanks to all of you who attended yesterday details in a day or two.



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Posted 04 February 2018 - 20:08

Yes, I remember it well. Who knew that nine years later you'd still be at it but on a much larger scale. Wow! The guests that you've had and The people, stories and motoring history thst we've had the honour to actually touch. Many thsnks Richard.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:40

It has been good fun - yes indeed 9 years already. We can only keep doing it because of such good supporters  such as yourself Gary.

 

On Saturday John Watson, Paul Michaels and Maurice Hamiltion  were just a joy to listen too. And thanks to all we raised over £4000 for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital  - many thanks to all of you who purchased auction lots or made donations - it is very much appreciated and every penny will go to them.



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 14:42

Thank you Richard and 'team' for another lovely day; three erudite and witty guests who entertained and informed.

 

(Maurice's book, with the Cahier Archive photos, is an absolute delight. Even without the charity aspect - and having it signed - I think the book is, of itself, actually worth more than the cover price, so I'm very pleased that I bagged it!)



#1241 Allen Brown

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 15:42

A very enjoyable day.  I'm still immensely proud of myself for identifying Gerry Birrell.  Pity I got everything else wrong.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:47

The latest Rod Waller cartoon we presented to Paul Michaels (founder & owner of Hexagon Classic Cars )  John Watson and Maurice Hamilton  on Sat 3rd Feb at the film show day featuring the Hexagon F1 team of the early 1970s.

 

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 07:57

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Artist Andrew Kitson with the painting he kindly did specially for the G.O.S.H. charity auction with John Watson depicting John's first Championship point at Monaco in 1974

 

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 13:14

Next is Sat 5th May East Herts 

 

Roger Nathan talking about his racing career and collaboration with Frank Costin in the 1960s to produce the Costin Nathan  Imp powered sportscars with the central monocoque made from plywood giving  great stiffness and light weight...and Astra Sports racing cars.

Items on Lotus  Colin Chapman and his connection with Australian Lotus agent Derek Jolly an item on the Lotus 30 and 40s and Robert Cooper  concludes his talk on Mercedes Benz in competition post WW2. Plus all the days usual features.Email me for details.



#1245 RTH

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 08:52

Still time to book - we still have places available on Sat 5th May - just under 2 weeks away .



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Posted 06 May 2018 - 15:33

Thanks to those of you who attended yesterday , for coming along .
 
Gloriously sunny day at last.
 Many thanks to Malcolm Ricketts  for bringing along and introducing  a fascinating 45 min  film/audio/slideshow  interview between  Australian Lotus importer Derek Jolly and Colin Chapman in  1963 - never seen in public before .
To Roger Nathan ably quizzed by Sterling Ernstzen and Glyn Parham on his life, career and building of  Costin Nathan and Astra sports  and Hillman Imp racing cars in slides and film.
 
To Robert Cooper for his hour long wonderfully  professional, polished and detailed account of Mercedes Benz post war racing activities
 
To Tony   from the 750mc for his superb talk on the Lotus 30 and 40 models and research in to  all the reasons behind their performance
 
Of course as ever to Jane & Bill ,Tom,Will & Alex, Geoff  & Co. in the kitchen  for lovely  outdoor Barbecue and of course to Christine who keeps the show on the road.
 
We managed to squeeze in some films on the subject matter as well.
 
Do hope you all enjoyed it .
Put next October 13th in your diaries now .


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:06

The Costin Nathan sports car had a centre monocoque section made from Gabon plywood and Birch wood.

 

This is Rod Waller's  vision of how it might have been at Le Mans the year Roger took part  - in reality the  woodwork was hugely expensive  very stiff strong and light

 

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#1248 FrankB

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 16:08

Saturday's filmshow was of the usual high standard... a perfect balance of interesting speakers, 'interviewers' who kept the conversation flowing, an apt selection of films, good food and good company. Congratulations, as always, to all concerned.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:08

Many thanks Frank - you are such a good supporter and I do not think have hardly missed any of the  27 shows to date - certainly right up there  with the very best attendees. A few pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 16:41

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