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#1251 RTH

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 19:36

Our next gathering is on Saturday 13th October  here in East Herts. Our special guest speaker for the day will be former Grand Prix and Le Mans driver - plus just about every car you could think to mention  Mike Wilds

 

Plus  archive films and all the day's usual features email me  for details or just to book in for the day places still available.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:50

Many thanks to all of you who attended yesterday.

 

Mike Wilds talked for 2 hrs about his career as a professional racing driver. It was highly entertaining, delivered with great modesty bearing in mind some 53 years of completion and massive amounts of success and race wins in just about any category you could think of.

 

My thanks as always to Jane, Bill and the catering staff and to Christine & Geoff  who keep the show on the road.

Those of you who did not attend missed a very  interesting talk on both the past and present motor racing scene. Put 27th April in your diaries for our next event .



#1253 FrankB

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 11:49

This was yet another great day out. Mike's recollections and anecdotes about his more than half a century in motorsport were both poignant and fascinating, the films were interesting, informative and entertaining and the food was (as ever) superb. Add to that the pleasure of spending time with friends old and new and it becomes obvious why these events are always fixed in my diary. Congratulations and thanks are due to all those concerned in organising and running the day.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:15

Thank you Richard and the team for organizing another excellent show. Mike obviously loves motor sport and his story was extremely well told with splendid candour. How the Goodwood organization can refuse his entry on the grounds of not being high profile enough is beyond me and the rest of us who attended.
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#1255 Allen Brown

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 14:36

I'm very sorry I couldn't join you, as a last-moment work project got in the way.  I had been looking forward to hearing Mike talk.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 19:12

A lovely day, listening to Mike, wonderful stuff. I was probably at Brands watching him race his DRW all those years ago, a lifetime watching Mike race. So modest, and such a story to tell. Thanks to Richard and the “A “ team for all the hard work, preparation and super catering, appreciated.

#1257 RTH

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:56

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#1258 ChrisJson

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:27

Hello Richard!

 

I got 85 points in the Christmas Quiz. Is that good or bad?

 

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:35

Ouch - I got 81, in the 'long' quiz  (although I might dispute one of the answers given...).

 

(I was not able to download all the parts of the other quizzes, so could not attempt those.)


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#1260 RTH

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 16:03

Hello Richard!

I got 85 points in the Christmas Quiz. Is that good or bad?

Christer


We will let you know Christer when we get a few more results in but yes so far that is a very good score .

#1261 RTH

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 14:22

No one claimed a higher score so far .



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 14:44


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We have some very clever people in our audience at the film show - several of which have written books.


Philip Ambrose who many of you will have met, described to our gathering in April how he had discovered his late Uncle Tony's hand written autobiography and spent more than a year typing it out collecting extra material and photographs.

Well this week it has been published by Veloce and tells the story of a larger than life figure who became a works BMC Co-driver and sat alongside many great drivers including Rauno Altonen and Timo Makinen in both Austin Healey 3000 and Minis.

A lovely book £14.99 168 pages, nicely readable font , small enough to fit in a big coat pocket with colour and B&W photos. It tells the whole story and atmospheric account of the 1950s and 60s in a works Rally team.

Many well known figures in the world rally world have helped.

Always nice to give some a member of our group a bit of exposure. If you are interested in buying a copy why not drop an email to Philip. I am sure he will be pleased to hear from you. philip@theambroses.co.uk


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Posted 16 September 2019 - 09:19

Our next film show and talk day features a racing driver of over 300 races in Minis, Capris, F5000 and Le Mans, racing car constructor of the Spice Group C cars and car accessory business magnate Gordon Spice, and what an amazing story he has to tell of a packed life with over 27 24 hr race entries to his name inc 14 appearances at Le Mans and a whole lot more. Come and hear it all here in East Hertfordshire all day on Saturday 12th October 2019. Email or pm me for details if you have not attended before to book.

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When one of our members and loyal supporters has a new book just out I do like to bring it to your attention. Beautifully printed on heavy art paper full of colour photographs it weighs 2 1/2 kilograms and is massive.

Roger Smith has just released this amazing reference work of some 720 pages. It is quite amazing and he will be on hand to show it to all who are interested. There will be a flyer on your seat telling you how to order. Or you can order now by phone direct to Veloce Publishing 01305 260068 or visit f1-1000.veloce.co.uk Roger will of course be pleased to sign on the day, but this is only available now by mail order. We will not have copies for sale on the day. I do recommend it, a remarkable work which must have taken thousands of hours to compile; a fantastic fast reference to every World Championship F1 race since 1950 to the 1000th race in 2019.

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:43

Bookings are now open for 12th October.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 05:59

One week to go  we still have places available for Gordon Spice story . Plus in the afternoon a presentation on the history of the 1920s Bentley Boys   with  archive films. All day Sat 12th Oct  email or PM me.



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 07:41

Last chance for this coming Saturday 12th Oct with Gordon Spice and an afternoon with the Bentley Boys 



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 13:57

Last call...... still some places for Saturday  - it is going to be a wet day  so why not spend it listening to Gordon Spice  talking about his long and successful career as a driver  doing MInis F5000 Capris in BSCC  27  x 24hr races inc 14 times at Le Mans Group C in cars built by his own manufacturing company  and a whole lot more inc  a motor accessory business empire  2 course lunch then afternoon talk on the 1920s Bentley boys with Peter Walters    2 racing saloon cars on display afternoon tea and home made cakes  - all in the warm out of the rain  all peppered with archive films to illustrate the days themes , You would be made most welcome  email or pm me 



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Posted 13 October 2019 - 22:55

Most enjoyable day yesterday listening to Gordon Spice on his career as a racing driver and a whole lot more plus Peter Walters talk on the Bentley Boys of the 1920s   all the usual features  and lovely lunch and tea P1040251.jpgPICT0030.jpgPICT0028.jpgP1040247.jpgP1040245.jpg



#1269 Gary C

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:58

Looks like a good turnout!



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Posted 14 October 2019 - 07:32

It was Gary,    60+ attended wet all day outside  but 2  speakers about 3 hrs of old -  much of it B&W film,   nice food and good company with lots of laughs . Thanks PICT0032.jpg to all of you who attended.