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    Sadly, you have confirmed that from a practical...

    Sadly, you have confirmed that from a practical point of view, the site is totally obscure. LOL
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    In an effort to be of assistance, I have...

    In an effort to be of assistance, I have presented Google with every key word and word group which I would expect a person searching to use, and as expected was unable to locate this site. This was...
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    I have noticed this trending towards Facebook...

    I have noticed this trending towards Facebook within another motoring forum and this is a common negative trend, even though my view is that Facebook is a paddock for sheep. Unfortunately it is...
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    Sorry Don, thought I had it but only the 1954...

    Sorry Don, thought I had it but only the 1954 issue.

    I remember the very long, rubber burning sweeper back section and Ron Roycroft coming past in the Bug with rubber dust streaming off the rear...
  5. OK Roger, I have it in my mind that Ron...

    OK Roger,

    I have it in my mind that Ron Roycroft ran the Bugatti rather than the Alfa and this could account for his name being crossed out. I can't recall the Alfa having being used in a...
  6. Thanks Milan, After so many years, I now...

    Thanks Milan,

    After so many years, I now appreciate that my Fiat 509 Special, built at a total cost of less than around the then 200 pounds, was faster than Bruce McLarn's Ulster Austin, which was...
  7. I have no records, but I would say that I joined...

    I have no records, but I would say that I joined the NSCC 1948/49. I remember that I was able to quote ownership of a qualifying car in that I was building my Fiat 509 Special. My first NSCC event...
  8. The Early Years

    It should be emphasized that when first established, membership was restricted to those owning a true sports car. However it was quickly accepted that this was much too restrictive and was amended to...
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    ------- I trust that the car does not have the...

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    I trust that the car does not have the the forwards and rearwards facing rear suspension links as used in the S4 Lotus Seven. This arrangement results in a rear axle located by what...
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    As do I.

    As do I.
  11. I think that the photo depicts me driving the...

    I think that the photo depicts me driving the SP250 Daimler, when I was overtaking the Mustang which I finished ahead of. At that point the Oxton car had retired due to losing a wheel.
  12. .. "Your close proximity " Together with Laurie...

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    "Your close proximity " Together with Laurie Powell I manned a flag point at the this unfortunate event." to the accident
    I for one would appreciate your comments."

    The huge disparity in...
  13. The results in respect of those early meanings...

    The results in respect of those early meanings may appear confusing. I attended a couple and it was notable that those driving shiny production sports cars, seemed to be out on a Sunday drive and in...
  14. It is significant that the President of the NSCC,...

    It is significant that the President of the NSCC, 1956-60, Dudley Badham, was a manager of B. Johnson and Sons who manufactured the Indianapolis brand of piston rings, subsequently to become self...
  15. If there is a demand, I would be prepared to...

    If there is a demand, I would be prepared to order a second printing of the Supplementary Edition of the book. Otherwise it is out of print.

    Trevor.
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    Some will be aware that the owner of the museum...

    Some will be aware that the owner of the museum and cafe complex, sadly passed away not long ago. Therefore it is well to again point out that the security of the Watson artefacts is in no doubt.
    ...
  17. Very possible Kevin, but I lost track of him and...

    Very possible Kevin, but I lost track of him and can not confirm.

    However, you say: "he used to come over to our workshop all the time for a chat" and I would have expected the Bob I knew to have...
  18. NSCC Fun and games.

    In view of my distant past I have been asked to contribute comment and in order to comply I have compiled these notes:-

    The necessity of accurately timing speed events has proven a constant chore...
  19. Bob Gibbons came up from Wellington for the...

    Bob Gibbons came up from Wellington for the event. He was prominent in hilll-cimbs and chased the championship around the country.

    Ralph Watson chose him to drive the Lycoming in circuit racing...
  20. R.I.P. Collin Waite, a venerable long standing...

    R.I.P. Collin Waite, a venerable long standing member of the NSSC, he passed the chequered flag for the last time onSaturday 26/06/21, aged 92 yrs. He was at the forefront of club activity for many...
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    "The story is, as you say, Packard built a better...

    "The story is, as you say, Packard built a better - as in more reliable - version of the Rolls Royce Merlin."

    Possibly, but notably without bombs falling around them and not needing housewives...
  22. As a formula this has a lot going for it in...

    As a formula this has a lot going for it in several respects, particularly in respect of overall value for money.
  23. Special thanks. Nice story and well worth...

    Special thanks. Nice story and well worth warching and very genuine in every way.
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    Agreed; socialism killed it, along with the...

    Agreed; socialism killed it, along with the development a lot of other good things within British industry.

    Very seriously LOL.
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    THE ROTARY VALVE ENGINE.

    The late Ralph Watson stands as the only engineer, let alone individual, to have designed a truly successful rotary valve internal combustion engine. To have also produced, evaluated and tested his...
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