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General => General Chat => Topic started by: ColinMarr on 28 July, 2013, 06:07:26 PM



Title: The Book!
Post by: ColinMarr on 28 July, 2013, 06:07:26 PM
Some of you will know that I have been working sporadically on The Book with Jack on and off over the past few years. Jack has just asked me to help clarify some details and to raise these questions on the forum:

   Does anyone have any information on Oliver Speight Racing and his Jolly Club (UK), which was involved with Fulvias in competition in     the late 1960s? The origins of this venture are known about, but how it all ended up is not clear.
   Has anyone got a photo of Stanley Newman, who was Managing Director of Lancia England in the 1930s?
   Similarly, we need a photo of Joe Weedon, who was Works Manager at Lancia Alperton post war.
   What recent year was it that Stirling Moss was guest speaker at the LMC dinner after an AGM at Ettington Chase?

Any information you have could go direct to Jack Romano, or via me.

Thanks,

Colin


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: Richard Fridd on 28 July, 2013, 07:15:10 PM
Sounds like there is going to be some interesting content Colin!


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: SteveGales on 29 July, 2013, 05:20:10 PM
Hi Colin

Stirling Moss was guest speaker in '99 (I double checked in VL ), but I also remember because it was the first AGM weekend we attended and we almost ran him over in the car park on the Sunday!

Steve


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: ColinMarr on 29 July, 2013, 05:36:42 PM
Thanks Steve,

But the 2009 AGM was at Shrewsbury and not Ettingham Chase - perhaps Jack was wrong about the venue? However, there was an AGM at Ettingham Chase in 2008 - is it possible you were at that one too? I was at both AGMs, but as a day-tripper as usual I missed the dinner and the speaker.

Just to prove to you that I was there, here are two photos: one from 2008 with forum-contributor Chris Gawne being awarded something by ex-President Paul Bishop, and from 2009 with you (I think!) being awarded  something along with Paul Baker.

Colin


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: SteveGales on 29 July, 2013, 05:52:49 PM
Hi Colin

It was 1999!! Definitely at Ettington chase, I think we also went back the following year. Swindon was 2008.

Regards

Steve


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: ColinMarr on 29 July, 2013, 06:10:32 PM
Steve,

Sorry - I was confusing 1999 with 2009! I bow to your certainty and will settle for it being 1999. Phew ...

Colin


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: sparehead3 on 29 July, 2013, 06:58:11 PM
One day, someone will do a list of the AGM locations, dates and trophy winners ... before all memories are gone ;D


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: roddy on 29 July, 2013, 07:01:22 PM
Hello Colin

Just to confirm, AGM Ettington Chase, 25 - 27 June 1999.  I have photographs of Gerald Batt presenting a memento to Stirling Moss, and his wife receiving a bouquet of flowers from Margaret Cross.

Regards - Roddy


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: fay66 on 29 July, 2013, 11:57:33 PM
One day, someone will do a list of the AGM locations, dates and trophy winners ... before all memories are gone ;D

Shouldn't be too hard as ever since I've been a member, 1994, all the information has been printed soon after the event in VL.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: sparehead3 on 30 July, 2013, 07:05:39 AM
True , that's only 19 entries ...


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: Neil on 30 July, 2013, 07:06:51 AM
Brian, yes correct August 1999 no. 372, has a thank you letter published from Susie Moss, but no photos of Stitling.


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: St Volumex on 30 July, 2013, 06:52:40 PM
One day, someone will do a list of the AGM locations, dates and trophy winners ... before all memories are gone ;D

Shouldn't be too hard as ever since I've been a member, 1994, all the information has been printed soon after the event in VL.

Brian
8227 8)

Sorry Brian, but VL isn't the last word on 'facts' - e.g. the cover photo of the current issue showing the Fulvia 50th grid at Goodwood should have been credited to Tony Harrison!  ???  ::)


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: fay66 on 31 July, 2013, 12:30:20 AM
One day, someone will do a list of the AGM locations, dates and trophy winners ... before all memories are gone ;D

Shouldn't be too hard as ever since I've been a member, 1994, all the information has been printed soon after the event in VL.

Brian
8227 8)

Sorry Brian, but VL isn't the last word on 'facts' - e.g. the cover photo of the current issue showing the Fulvia 50th grid at Goodwood should have been credited to Tony Harrison!  ???  ::)

Guy,
That's nothing New, Jacks been giving credit elsewhere for my photos for years! but the after AGM reports in VL are usually accurate.
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: TonyLanciaBeta on 01 August, 2013, 10:01:41 PM
Guy thanks for mentioning that, my last 4 Viva Lancia cover shots were all credited to other people :(
I agreed with both Tim and Jack, I was happy to shoot the Fulvia line up, all I asked for was a photo credit

It costs me 300 a year for photographer's insurance (needed to shoot trackside) spent 6 hours shooting hundreds of shots and organizing the track line up, thankfully Micheal Ward was on hand to help :)

and not one apology?

things need to change!

 





 


 



Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: peterbaker on 01 August, 2013, 10:08:33 PM
Yup.


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: chriswgawne on 14 August, 2013, 08:28:55 AM
I have received an order from for The Book with Viva Lancia but I thought I had already ordered and paid for mine. Because I cant remember that far back and I am also away, how can I find out whether I have already ordered and paid for mine? I cant find an email address for David Melluish anywhere.


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: Parisien on 14 August, 2013, 08:30:57 AM
Pm on its way Chris


P


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: Zagato on 15 August, 2013, 06:21:28 PM
I'm in the same boat as Chris ... perhaps someone could post an official reply/state of play etc


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: richardgcs on 15 August, 2013, 07:30:04 PM
Me too


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: rogerelias on 15 August, 2013, 09:03:03 PM
Er, and me too ???


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: peterbaker on 15 August, 2013, 09:12:45 PM
I assumed I had ordered mine. It seems a long time ago.


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: Parisien on 15 August, 2013, 09:20:41 PM
Ditto, weren't cheques cashed earlier this year before they passed their 6 months cashing in window?

P


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: lancialulu on 16 August, 2013, 07:01:38 AM
Hey guys

dont you know what you have done these days!!

Stop this senior moment stuff and check your records....

Tim


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: chriswgawne on 16 August, 2013, 07:26:02 AM
David Melluish put me straight very promptly a couple of days ago - I have ordered 2 copies. Thanks David.


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: Zagato on 16 August, 2013, 08:31:18 PM
So if we ordered ... we are OK then ... they are still on order?

Rather than all of us sifting through Bank statements etc etc ... it would be so much more helpful for someone to tell us what the current status is ... wouldn't it?


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: Jai Sharma on 16 August, 2013, 08:58:50 PM
I could not remember either. So the easiest thing, minimising time on all sides I thought was to send a cheque for 10 with instructions to bin it if I'd paid already.


Title: Re: The Book!
Post by: sparehead3 on 16 August, 2013, 09:33:48 PM
Mine was cashed in December last year so if you want to have a look , then that's the statement to go for.