While there is absolutely nothing wrong with the place as I remember it back in the 1970's, unless I am missing something Poole, Dorset does not appear to be near any notable transport hubs for air or sea and IIRC to this day is still not within 20 odd miles of the nearest motorway.
So what was happening in Poole that made it so attractive to a multi millionaire from the USA ?
Sticking Penske, Poole, Dorset in 'TNF Search' has led me to the following from Rob kayemod on the Jim Clark Specialised Mouldings Thread
You rang Sir?
I left Specialised Mouldings to go to Lotus, eventually leaving there to set up my own business in Dorset, which I'm still running today, and that's where I met Jim properly for the first time, he was in partnership with another Jim, Jim Finch, and together they ran FKS Fibreglass in a small factory in Balena Close, Creekmoor, Poole, right next door to Graham McRae's place, which later became the original UK setup of Penske Cars.
So my questions now are how did Roger find out about Graham McRae's Poole premises and what on earth led a New Zealander to set up shop in Poole, Dorset which is miles from the nearest race track that I'll, probably incorrectly, guess is Castle Combe ?
I hope I am not missing anything too obvious.
Relevant answers may be credited and used in a forthcoming blog.
Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.