Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Lycoming Special memorabilia real life art

  1. #1

    Lycoming Special memorabilia real life art

    Having including these pics in another tread I thought it might be worth a post
    I have always considered the Lycoming Special to be one of the best examples of a home built special and a credit to Ralph Watson. the history of the car speaks for itself with the results in racing by the few drivers that got to drive it in competition against world class ''factory'' race cars including big names like Bruce McLaren. Ralph Smiths rebuild from a pile of parts is a credit to him and all those involved and hopefully we will see it racing well into the future while so many other historic race cars have been wrapped in cotton wool and relegated to display pieces. I am proud to have the original pre 1980s rebuild ''boot'' panel that I acquired from Sam Smith [Ralph Smiths son] a few years ago. so I am sharing some pics here. I made a display board to mount it to after giving it a light cleaning but left the original paint in as in condition as it has a once raced patina. it is hanging on the wall in my dining room in Waimate a hundred meters from the Waimate 50 track and it makes a cool talking point and a welcome addition to my early motor racing memorabilia and book collection. Name:  IMG_20190917_180758.jpg
Views: 90
Size:  17.2 KBName:  IMG_20200522_162722.jpg
Views: 93
Size:  172.0 KBName:  IMG_20200522_172509 (2).jpg
Views: 91
Size:  172.1 KB

  2. #2
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    3,146

    Lycoming in real life. A racing life.

    Nice wall art hotrod1,
    Saw the Lycoming many times back in the 1960's 70's and again at Dunedin in 1984 - the Street Races.
    In the 1960's - 1966 on, saw it at Pukekohe often, Kerepehi Grass Track meeting in February 1967 [ had just got my first car ] and all through the 1970's.
    By the late 1960's was a tired looking Beast with widened wheels and scruffy bodywork - Still went like Stink, though.

    At Pukekohe in 1966 or 1967 -my own photo.

    Name:  Pukekohe 1966 #57  66-67 Lycoming closeup -hairpin CCI03082015.jpg
Views: 51
Size:  64.6 KB

    Dunedin January 1984 - with Paul Samuel Smith's Lotus - oops wrong photo, with an E-Type Jaguar, but you all knew that.

    Name:  Dunedin Festival 1984 #96 Lycoming Ralph Smith and Jaguar E CCI09102015_0003 (800x548).jpg
Views: 48
Size:  118.1 KB

    Dunedin - in the pits - as restored by Ralph Smith

    Name:  Dunedin Festival 1984 #97Lycoming Ralph Smith CCI09102015_0004 (800x543).jpg
Views: 48
Size:  132.1 KB

    Matamata in 1965 - photo by . Glen Kirk

    Name:  Matamata 1965 #33 1965 Lycoming Special Jim Boyd Glen Kirk .jpg
Views: 49
Size:  135.8 KB

    Car is Featured in the Trevor Sheffield Book " Ralph Watson - Special Engineer " along with Ralph Watson's other Special the BSA, now with Ray Ferner, and other work that Ralph did on other peoples cars.

    Name:  Motoring Books #190 Ralph Watson SpecialEngineer Trevor Sheffield book .jpg
Views: 48
Size:  66.4 KB

    Cheers Bruce, we both have copies of the book.

    Roger
    Last edited by Roger Dowding; 08-30-2021 at 12:05 AM. Reason: correction writer error ### 47 ..

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Nice wall art hotrod1,
    Saw the Lycoming many times back in the 1960's 70's and again at Dunedin in 1984 - the Street Races.
    In the 1960's - 1966 on, saw it at Pukekohe often, Kerepehi Grass Track meeting in February 1967 [ had just got my first car ] and all through the 1970's.
    By the late 1960's was a tired looking Beast with widened wheels and scruffy bodywork - Still went like Stink, though.

    At Pukekohe in 1966 or 1967 -my own photo.

    Name:  Pukekohe 1966 #57  66-67 Lycoming closeup -hairpin CCI03082015.jpg
Views: 51
Size:  64.6 KB

    Dunedin January 1984 - with Paul Samuel Smith's Lotus

    Name:  Dunedin Festival 1984 #96 Lycoming Ralph Smith and Jaguar E CCI09102015_0003 (800x548).jpg
Views: 48
Size:  118.1 KB

    Dunedin - in the pits - as restored by Ralph Smith

    Name:  Dunedin Festival 1984 #97Lycoming Ralph Smith CCI09102015_0004 (800x543).jpg
Views: 48
Size:  132.1 KB

    Matamata in 1965 - photo by . Glen Kirk

    Name:  Matamata 1965 #33 1965 Lycoming Special Jim Boyd Glen Kirk .jpg
Views: 49
Size:  135.8 KB

    Car is Featured in the Trevor Sheffield Book " Ralph Watson - Special Engineer " along with Ralph Watson's other Special the BSA, now with Ray Ferner, and other work that Ralph did on other peoples cars.

    Name:  Motoring Books #190 Ralph Watson SpecialEngineer Trevor Sheffield book .jpg
Views: 48
Size:  66.4 KB

    Cheers Bruce, we both have copies of the book.

    Roger
    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.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •