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    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
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    Bucklers at Levin - entry lists.

    Thanks to Graham Woods for the entry lists.

    1963
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    See a few Mistrals in the entry and the Kato Special which had a De Joux like body as did some Bucklers

    1958
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    Results from Milan Fistonic
    Result: 1st Merv Neil (14), 2nd Ray Thackwell (30), 3rd Len Gilbert (33), 4th Ted Avery (23).

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    I note the prize money. In 1958 10 pounds would have been a weeks wages for some.

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    Brit & Euro gathering 3 March 2019 - some " borrowed " pictures Bucklers..

    Put the Austin Healey pics on their thread - here are a couple of shots of a Buckler that attended - a well known car but I do not know much about it - others will.
    Again " borrowed " pictures - as was back in the Bay..

    Next event for me should be " Greerton Vintage Fayre " in a couple of weekends [ 16th March ]

    The 90 with Elva OHV conversion on the Ford 10 motor - a popular choice back in the 1950's 60's ..

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    The 90 and a Jensen

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    I can't help myself! I have rescued another which had only 2 days before the scrap men arrived. When I was on my way home having negotiated the acquisition I did some research, to find that my car was the Buckler which Allan Staniforth cut his competition teeth in. Staniforth went on to become the designer of the Terrapin single seat cars, writer of a number of books on suspension design and tuning, and motoring journalist, let alone his achievements with the Terrapin(s) in British motorsport. He built the car, and a number of family photos, and such come with the car.
    It doesn't look much like this now, but what a target. Picture is taken at Silverstone in October 1955.
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    Semi-Pro Racer Paul B's Avatar
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    What a great and unique find! Is the car fairly complete? I would love to see some current pics.
    Are you planning to restore?
    Cheers

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    Yes Paul, fairly complete, but heavily damaged body. It had been part restored some years back. It came from a deceased estate. Photo of what I saw when I went there.Name:  SUG in the Wolverhampton garden.jpg
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    The chassis looks pretty good, the body will be repairable with your fiberglass expertise. hopefully you gained a big box of parts with it.

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    Rhys,
    I admire your skills and taking on this project. Let me know if you are searching for a particular part etc..
    May this site be an inspiration to you from Argentina.
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    http://www.speedhunters.com/2016/11/...auto-artisans/



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    Ripley comment "Believe it or Not" we gathered 5 of us round the thing as parked among the brambles and thought we could lift/drag it out to the place where we would winch it onto the trailer. No we gave it a pull and it wheeled happily. Only issue was that the steering box is seized, so it travelled in a slight arc.
    It's now a bare chassis, off for media blasting. As far as we can see there is one piece of chassis about 50 mm long to replace!

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    Lucky with the chassis Rhys, I would love to see some progress pics as you go.
    Cheers

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