Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Book, Ralph Watson Special Engineer again available.

  1. #1

    Book, Ralph Watson Special Engineer again available.

    The printers of the sixth printing and supplementary edition of the book, “Ralph Watson Special Engineer,” have promised delivery at the end of the coming week.

    Confidential price to RS members, $29.50, posted to a NZ address, with payment direct to bank account.

    I am again personally marketing the book without a profit motive, in celebration of the life of my late dear friend. It is somewhat significant that while out of print, a well used second hand copy has been advertised by a Dunedin used books shop at, $128.50. LOL

    The book is solidly wire bound for easy page turning, has a smart silver cover to match Ralph’s cars and comprises 190 pages in A4 format. This provides adequate space for the many, varied photos and illustrations. Apart from its exact technical and historical content, “Ralph Watson Special Engineer,” has been credited as being a very good read.

    Order by email:- trevshef@xtra.co.nz including postal address and please head message, "Book Order", whereupon a bank account number will be provided.

    Merry Christmas, Trevor.
    Last edited by Trevor Sheffield; 11-28-2022 at 04:32 AM. Reason: Ammenment.

  2. #2
    Better clear out your PM's frequently.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by GregT View Post
    Better clear out your PM's frequently.
    OK Greg, as it happens I receiving the best response by email from overseas, right now from Canada.

    NB. Ray W. My reply to your email for some reason keeps bouncing back. Please try a private message.
    Last edited by Trevor Sheffield; 11-28-2022 at 01:35 AM.

  4. #4
    I've tried 3 times in to get a Pm through to you. One sale lost.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by GregT View Post
    I've tried 3 times in to get a Pm through to you. One sale lost.
    Greg. --- Nothing is coming into my PM inwards box. Just my luck. Something is stuffed ! LOL.

    Attention ---- Ray W. When I directly reply to your emails my messages directed to your address are rejected by my server.
    Last edited by Trevor Sheffield; 11-28-2022 at 03:32 AM. Reason: addition.

  6. #6
    the in box has a finite capacity. It's full. Until it's emptied nothing can get in.

  7. #7
    Trevor,
    It appears that the issue ight be at your end. I am getting numerous emails today from all-over-the place so will await your reply.
    Ray W

  8. #8
    World Champion Roger Dowding's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omokoroa Beach Bay of Plenty NZ
    Posts
    3,512
    Quote Originally Posted by GregT View Post
    the in box has a finite capacity. It's full. Until it's emptied nothing can get in.
    Yes the " vBulletin " TRS personal message system can only have 50 messages - a total of both sent and received.
    - I know Steve Holmes has the problems his inbox is always full.

    Trevor - if your inbox or outbox - sent messages is full, you will need to do a lot of deleting.

    You may be better to use Email rather than the TRS message system.

    Cheers

    Roger

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    Yes the " vBulletin " TRS personal message system can only have 50 messages - a total of both sent and received.
    - I know Steve Holmes has the problems his inbox is always full.

    Trevor - if your inbox or outbox - sent messages is full, you will need to do a lot of deleting.

    You may be better to use Email rather than the TRS message system.

    Cheers

    Roger
    My inbox contained only 26 messages but i have cleared it. I would have preferred not to have disclosed my email address but after waiting for a period, I will alter my original post in order to overcome the difficulty.
    Alteration completed including a reduced price.
    Last edited by Trevor Sheffield; 11-28-2022 at 04:29 AM. Reason: Addition.

  10. #10
    Should anyone in doubt as to the value of the book, they should simply Google, "Ralph Watson Special engineer'" and go through the extensive information displayed, including the pages which follow the original search.
    Once the current printing is sold, it will not again be offered at the price quoted and will only be available within the book trade.
    Last edited by Trevor Sheffield; 11-30-2022 at 07:15 AM. Reason: Addition

  11. #11
    If it's anything like the earlier versions this is a very special book, and a great tribute to a great man of the times. If there are additions and supplements it can only be better.

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    If it's anything like the earlier versions this is a very special book, and a great tribute to a great man of the times. If there are additions and supplements it can only be better.
    The supplementary section, as is included in last two printings of the book, has real significance in that it records the final sector of the life of a significant person in respect of the motor sports scene.
    Last edited by Trevor Sheffield; 12-03-2022 at 11:25 PM. Reason: typo

  13. #13
    Anyone requiring confirmation as to the value of the book, should Goggle, “Ralph Watson Special Engineer, whereupon a scroll will disclose a screed of information as well as many images.

  14. #14
    A reader of the book outside of motor racing circles, has pointed out that the Lycoming Special, deserves recognition equal with the "Fastest Indian", having appeared overseas at important events in Australia, the UK and the USA. I am very much inclined to agree with these sentiments. However the late Ralph Watson was not inclined to paint himself as being famous, in spite of being an very special engineer. LOL

Posting Permissions

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