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    Thanks for the reply ROGERED ??IF you took A little time to look at the first question posed by BRY 3500 you would now know that I gave an answer to it so who lost the thred or in your words TOPIC Sorry for being grumpy MUST BE FRIDAY Jamie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shano View Post
    Ferris de Joux Jack Brabham body - some pretty serious history here. Bit of fixing up and then a good stash of old 20c coins.

    What a Rip-Off! It was only 5 cents at George Courts way back when!



    On the topic of old neglected car collections, there is an 80-page story on the late Duncan Rutherford's collection at Nelson, in "Heaps More Grady's People" (*)by Don Grady. Some of the cars pictured in it are squeezed between trees etc but they aren't pedigree sporting cars mostly.

    (*) think that's the right title : Grady has put out several books over a period about 'characters' from the Nelson/Tasman/West Coast area. Not a motor racing story but an interesting (?eccentric) character all the same.
    I found it in the Auckland Library system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    Wow, are you shitting me? Thats amazing!
    Point of Order, Mr Holmes Sir. Have we abandoned good taste and polite language altogether? Next thing will be 4-letter words appearing on public advertising hoardings!



    Seen from new motorway near Whenuapai.

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    Friday is the blue pill Jamie

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    Thanks Old Mate I took the one marked D for D~~~s ? Jamie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie View Post
    Thanks for the reply ROGERED ??IF you took A little time to look at the first question posed by BRY 3500 you would now know that I gave an answer to it so who lost the thred or in your words TOPIC Sorry for being grumpy MUST BE FRIDAY Jamie
    DONT SHOOT!!!

    What i was meaning when i said " slightly off the topic" was that MY POST was slightly off the topic.

    Apologies from this end.

    And apologies also for being responsible for making you grumpy
    Roger

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    Apoloiges from me must be the blue pill as ELcoyte told me trouble is I dont have any.?? thanks for taking the trouble to reply Jamie

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    Thanks for the info on the Escort Jamie..I wonder if anyone has a pic of it back then...btw good to chat the other day

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    All of the above were rescued and restored.

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    Do you have any pics of the restored cars?
    All of the above were rescued and restored.[/QUOTE]

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    Murray Rawson? Escort

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    Quote Originally Posted by bry3500 View Post
    Do you have any pics of the restored cars?
    All of the above were rescued and restored.
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    Yes, in the same order.










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    Thats great..first thing to really make me smile on this particular thread

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    Peter Lippman pics

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    And from a forest just outside of Bern

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    Every time I open a Classic car magazine these days there are pictures of 'Barn Finds'. Now I know that some of these were stashed away in sheds and lock-ups in the UK when Dad went off to the war, and didn't come. Very sad, but also very sad was that the car remained in the shed/barn in memory of Dad, so 2 lives were lost. I'm forever reading where a car has been 'bricked up' for Gods sake, in some smelly, damp old shed, only to be rescued 60 years later by an enthusiast, after the shed has caved in, who had sort of known about it for years, going on a tip from some local. I don't know, I really feel sorry for these machines, that they have missed all these years of being out on the road shooting the breeze.....I know I'm bloody stupid.....it's JUST an old car, it hasn't got feelings.....well I got news for you pal. My old Singer, that you can read about it's resurrection on Yards and Yarns, was bit like this, although it only endured 10 years of neglect, not 60, and she rewarded, yes rewarded me with a lot fun....racing Austin 7's!!!!! And while we are at it, cars are meant to be DRIVEN. I dont care how rare or valuable they are. They are not museum pieces.....if they are also beautiful to look at, then thats a bonus. I'm on my 3rd box of tissues after looking at these sad remains.

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    I was looking through an American magaze dated 1986 that had a lot of pics of in various yards, the pics are in not good condition but I might try and resarect some and post.

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    Amco I hate to differ but cars do have feelings ,time and again when i am thinking of selling one ,its amazing how well it runs!1

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    Your not differing Jim, your agreeing... quote....'it hasn;t got feelings'......WELL I GOT NEWS FOR YOU PAL......'amazing how well a car runs when your thinking of selling it'.....and how many cars have you sold that you have regretted ever since??? You KNOW thats going to happen when you sell the Coombs, don't you Jim. But then we are just a couple of funny old men. The Jaguar could end up like these poor old girls, abandoned and forgotten, is enough to break out the rum!!

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