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    That is one very different G B S ... as the late Gordon Brown would know !!

    Nice looking Special ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Dowding View Post
    That is one very different G B S ... as the late Gordon Brown would know !!

    Nice looking Special ..
    Which car is your point of reference?

    Gordon Brown's car would have been one of the first, if not the first, post war special built and used as an ordinary road car. When built it was his sole means of transport and notably served as an earth mover in respect of his first house. Economy was of the essence. LOL He most certainly headed the Ford ten brigade. Bucklers were distant on the horizon.

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    I had custody of the GBS MK9894 in post 4460 for some time after the owner had given up on the Corvair transaxle breaking one too many times. Yet another of my "unfinished projects".
    Maybe a different G Brown as the chap I bought it from in Green Bay would not, I think have been old enough to be the same man, maybe wrong, as usual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfart View Post
    I had custody of the GBS MK9894 in post 4460 for some time after the owner had given up on the Corvair transaxle breaking one too many times. Yet another of my "unfinished projects".
    Maybe a different G Brown as the chap I bought it from in Green Bay would not, I think have been old enough to be the same man, maybe wrong, as usual.
    I am quite certain that the late well known Gordon Brown, did not construct the car referred to. How did it become known as a "GBS" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Sheffield View Post
    I am quite certain that the late well known Gordon Brown, did not construct the car referred to. How did it become known as a "GBS" ?
    Simply because the owner used his initials, in exactly the same way as Gordon did. My first sports car bought in 1967 and built in Gisborne was a GBL special, same reason.

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    Unless someone Copyright's or Patents something, anyone can use the name. Try using 'Harrods' on your shop front even if your name is 'Harrod' and see what happens.


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    " Try using 'Harrods' on your shop front even if your name is 'Harrod' and see what happens. "

    Wasn't that the poor Tea Shop /Cafe owner in the middle of the North Island ?? - have forgotten the town, who encountered the might of the English Harrods - now owned by people from a place other than " Blighty ".

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    British Grand Prix 1973 - oh how times have changed in an F1 paddock...
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    I didn't make it to HD on Sunday, so more from the archives. I'm away for two weeks on Thursday so there won't be any posts for a while.


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    Have a great holiday Ray, we will wait with baited breath for your return.

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    It was a bit wet Ray……Enjoy your break and Merry Christmas

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    Well, 2022 wasn't one to add much to the library. No Leadfoot. Local Caffeine & Classics no more. Not many race meetings attended nor car shows, museums etc.

    I still have a fair few negatives to scan but the 'undated and not ready to file' folder continues to grow.

    As an aside, my UK based son bought me a subscription to what is in effect the means to publish your own (life) story and have it converted to hard copy book form, with up to 480 pages including photographs.

    There are one or two on here who should consider joining up and getting 'their story' in book form. Although aimed at your life with questions asked by the initiator, there is far too much material on here that ideally needs to be collated.

    If anyone wants the link, send me a PM as you'll get $10 off the subscription!

    Wishing you all a great 2023.


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    Any requests for pics of specific cars or events that I may not have posted before?

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    Leadfoot 2023 cancelled again. Drat.

    We are in the UK in July and I'm very tempted by the Shelsley Walsh classic July 22/23. I haven't been to Shelsley since 1967, so about time I went again. Just have to get my wife to agree to let me loose for a day. I'm sure she'll agree.
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    Would be good to meet again. Let me know please.

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    Will do Oldfart. Just debating on whether or not it will be worthwhile bringing the 300mm lens, given the proximity of the spectators to the action? I certainly won't need the bazooka!

    https://www.classicnostalgia.co.uk/?...iLu-j41XaS1Cfg

    I have my ticket for Saturday! Doing the 'Silverstone Experience' on the Friday afternoon.
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    I'm spending a fair bit of time going back to my earliest films to scan them. In the past, It has been a bit of a scattergun approach just scanning occasional pics for variety.

    It has reached the time where I need to check every single frame and some images have been retained, despite slight damage to some of the negatives or even slightly out of focus. This has included many non-car pics.

    So now an occasional dip into the past. Just about all will initially be of the UK as I didn't land here until January 1983.


    Note that Denny's name always was spelt incorrectly on Syd Taylor's Lola!
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    Dad's old Singer coupe was scrapped to keep this 1934 Singer Le Mans on the road. This car still exists in Norfolk and I tracked down the owner just a few days ago. All I did was type the numberplate into Google and followed the leads from there.
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    This was taken April 1967 but the car doesn't appear in the race programme (Mallory Park), so apart from it being a Ginetta, I have no idea of the driver.
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    Healey Silverstone at Shelsley Walsh 1967
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    " Note that Denny's name always was spelt incorrectly on Syd Taylor's Lola! ".

    Ray, ERC, you can make that Lola's plural as was also mispelt on Sid / Syd Taylors T70 Coupe as well
    - and they carried that over to the 1;43 models I have of both cars..
    - maybe it was his signwriter, but would have thought he should get the Boss's name correct as " Sidney "

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    More from the 1960's


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