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London Sydney at Gaydon on 29 July

Post  JOB on Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:39 pm

Anybody on here got any involvement in this ?

I see that they are advertising a model display - same question ?

I could bring the Rosie Maxi and Cortina.

I have just booked a flight from Dublin to Birmingham return for approx €60 and a hire car for £10 if anyone cares to join me.




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Post  reeft1 on Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:39 pm

if this sort of thing interests you James, happy to lend you a book written by Eric Jackson who specialised in a lot of the long distance rallies of that era. fascinating read - not often you read a rally book which mentions cannibals!
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Post  JOB on Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:30 pm

reeft1 wrote:if this sort of thing interests you James, happy to lend you a book written by Eric Jackson who specialised in a lot of the long distance rallies of that era. fascinating read - not often you read a rally book which mentions cannibals!

Thanks Paul - a combination of competing in Conor Falveys 911 at various events, researching models for various displays and specifically the Rosemary Smith models have gotten me interested in rally history . Whats the name of the book ? Being the magpie that I am I have built a modest rally book library.

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Post  CDM on Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:35 pm

James

Yes I am part of the model display.

You might remember the collection of World Cup Rally models I featured on this forum a few years ago. Well they belong to Andrew Bradbury and they will be on display.

I was going along as a punter, but have been asked in the last few weeks to put on a display.

Some of you might have known Gordon Jarvis who owned a replica London Sydney Hillman Hunter. Sadly Gordon passed away very suddenly a few weeks ago. Gordon was a Rootes man through and through, so Andrew has asked if I can put on a Rootes Competition model display by way of a tribute to Gordon.

I understand that they will be quite a few genuine LS and WCR cars on display. Also that Andrew Cowan will not be there, but hopefully there all Hunter will be.

See you all there.

I will try and find out a bit more info.

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Post  CDM on Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:40 pm

James

If you want any rally books let me know and I can bring them up to the show. I will have a few LS & WCR related books and other related items for sale at the show.

There is a softback book about the London Sydney Marathon. Its on ebay regularly from the author. I have not seen one in the flesh, to say if its any good.

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Post  reeft1 on Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:39 am

JOB wrote:
reeft1 wrote:if this sort of thing interests you James, happy to lend you a book written by Eric Jackson who specialised in a lot of the long distance rallies of that era. fascinating read - not often you read a rally book which mentions cannibals!

Thanks Paul - a combination of competing in Conor Falveys 911 at various events, researching models for various displays and specifically the Rosemary Smith models have gotten me interested in rally history . Whats the name of the book ? Being the magpie that I am I have built a modest rally book library.


Eric Jackson - Petrol in my Blood
http://www.lulu.com/gb/en/shop/eric-jackson/petrol-in-my-blood/paperback/product-20505657.html

http://damnlongway.com/
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Post  JOB on Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:01 pm

CDM wrote:James

Yes I am part of the model display.

You might remember the collection of World Cup Rally models I featured on this forum a few years ago. Well they belong to Andrew Bradbury and they will be on display.

I was going along as a punter, but have been asked in the last few weeks to put on a display.

Some of you might have known Gordon Jarvis who owned a replica London Sydney Hillman Hunter. Sadly Gordon passed away very suddenly a few weeks ago. Gordon was a Rootes man through and through, so Andrew has asked if I can put on a Rootes Competition model display by way of  a tribute to Gordon.

I understand that they will be quite a few genuine LS and WCR cars on display. Also that Andrew Cowan will not be there, but hopefully there all Hunter will be.

See you all there.

I will try and find out a bit more info.

Chris




Chris,
It had been my intention to put on a small Rootes display in Gowran but I have changed to a somewhat larger M3 display. I might put up a list here of the Rootes models I have and if some are of interest for your display then I can bring them over. I have an early flight over and a late flight back so any models I may bring should be there for most of the day.
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Post  CDM on Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:36 pm

James

I think I will be OK.

I will have some 50s Sunbeams saloons & Alpines, then some Rapiers race & rally, series Alpines race & rally, Imps race & rally, the LS Hunter, and finish with some Lotus Sunbeams.

I will let you know how it looks

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Post  JOB on Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:18 pm

Off the top of my head, an Avenger, COI Hillman Hunter, Sunbeam Tiger (and alpine) possibly a stiletto.

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Post  newt5550 on Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:04 am

Chris, check your inbox please
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Post  CDM on Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:05 pm

Paul

All noted.

Thanks for the info.

I will pass on the offer but I have passed the link onto a few others.

Cheers
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Post  Mal on Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:32 am

There are a few books that have been produced over the years on the '68 London to Sydney marathon.

What I am aware of are

Sideways to Sydney - Innes Ireland
The Long Drive - John Stathatos
Marathon - Nick Brittan
The Longest Drive of all - Pddy Hopkirk
The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon - Robert Connor

The last is only a recent print so should still be available new. The others were printed in the late '60s early '70s.

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Post  CDM on Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:08 pm

...and

Why Finish Last by Andrew Cowan

London Sydney Marathon by Wim van Geffen and Peter Meurikken

The Story of the London to Sydney Motor Classic - Marathon by Alan Sawyer

and know doubt a few more!!??

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