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#1 Gary C

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 08:50

Just a quick question lads. What was the name of the family who used to own and run the Glen Motor Inn in the 60s?

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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 09:44

The Franzese family?  They opened it in the late 1930s, I believe.

 

I have always wanted to see the Register entry in which Louis T. Stanley reputedly signed in as 'Lord Stanley'.

 

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#3 B Squared

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 11:03

Vic Franzese and family still own it. I stopped in to say "hi" a couple of weeks ago.



#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 13:34

It was nice to be taken there by Mike Argetsinger in 2014...

 

To meet Vic too, and talk about his McLaren - which he still owns. A very friendly place. Further company for me was another guest Mike had, Scotsman Murray Smith.

 

I was wondering whether or not I'd taken any photos there and had a look... and yes I did, though it's almost embarrassing:

 

glenmotorinchips.jpg

 

Just one photo, aimed at recording the length of the long chip for my stepson, who used to have a thing about the longest chip of the day.

 

Well, I did say it was almost embarrassing. But it also shows the tableware...



#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 13:39

That must have been some potato. :eek:

#6 Rob Ryder

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 19:29

Probably the size of a couch?

 

 

I'll get my coat....



#7 gdonahoe

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 21:45

My favorite place to stay on the circuit. Great history, great view, the Franzese's are wonderful people.