Posted 01 February 2008 - 00:30
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Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:43
Now in Oz.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 02:53
Originally posted by Richard Line
Well that's good to hear. If it survived to the 70,s then it's around somewhere.
You have a tremendous amount of optimism, Richard...
It only takes one break in the chain for these things to be consigned to Simsmetal (with which you would now have some familiarity, I'm sure). An owner dies, everything in the shed is thrown away so the place can be sold... that's a typical result these days.
Mind you, I share the trait with you. Hope you're right.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:02
Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:06
If, however, its component parts were on benches, under piles of junk and stashed in different stables/garages/sheds, then the prospects diminish.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:20
Posted 02 February 2008 - 04:33
Originally posted by Richard Line
Humm, Thats just the way I have always liked to find them.
Don't we all...
But executors of estates, wives and many children have no understanding of these things, nor do they desire to understand them. They just want to 'clean up the mess' and get the best price they can for the scrap and then sell the real estate for top dollar.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 05:54
Certainly Rollo (surname escapes me) who came to Australia, lived in Newcastle NSW,not only was a good friend of Robert Waddy's but worked from time to time on the car, and gave Jeff Newey some lovely pics of an emaciated and drawn looking Waddy in Fuzzi -- probably after one of his customary allnighters trying to solve the 2 gear box 2 engine problem. Rollo was a naturalized Australian, but Joan Richmond (both now deceased) was from Victoria and drove Fuzzi several times, to a Ladies' record at I think Shelsley. She had difficulty understanding the "push down the front of the loud pedal for more front engine, push down the back of the pedal for more from the rear engine' instuctions, so just slammed down the whole pedal --- hey Presto! Ladies' Record.
Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:44
Posted 02 February 2008 - 06:54
The name of Lance Macklin cropped up when I was trying to find out how the Dommartin managed to get from France to Ireland some time between 1948 and the early 90s. Interesting chap, I tried to trace him in Spain and Monaco
Posted 28 April 2017 - 21:18
Many thanks, Sam
Posted 28 April 2017 - 21:24
Welcome, Sam. We look forward to news of the venture
Posted 18 October 2019 - 16:50
Posted 20 October 2019 - 09:22
Here's the man himself - Robert Waddy in 1939, at work on 'Fuzzy' in his lock-up, western end of the Jackson Shed at Brooklands, according to Jenks who I believe took the photo...
Posted 20 October 2019 - 21:44
Fuzzi features, of course, in DSJ's Racing Car Pocketbook. (Which was my essential reading during school speech days). As well as telling us that "announcers often had trouble with the entry of Waddy's Fuzzi, referring to Wuddy's Fizzi, or Fuddy's Wazzi, etc.", he devotes two pages to it - more than allocated to Benz or Renault, for example.
Posted 21 October 2019 - 08:07
Thank you, yes I work at Shelsley Walsh and I would be delighted to locate the 'Fuzzi' after all these years....what a find it would be, So if anyone can help in locating the owner, it would be much appreciated by all at Shelsley
Posted 01 November 2019 - 15:56
Brooklands sheds photo dated March 1938...
'Fuzzi' - here's der liddle rascal...
Photo From: GPL
Posted 01 November 2019 - 20:50
Would love to see any more please, especially under-the-skin shots.