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Post by Ian Nicholls Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:00 pm

Ok, it's not Mini related, but here is my latest literal effort.
Wot duz you fink ?

http://www.aronline.co.uk/etypestoryf.htm
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Post by Guest Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:33 pm

Ian Nicholls wrote:Ok, it's not Mini related, but here is my latest literal effort.
Wot duz you fink ?

http://www.aronline.co.uk/etypestoryf.htm

Thats really good actually, well done mate

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Post by Ian Nicholls Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:09 pm

Well thank you Mr Shaun.
Of course Malcolm Sayer wuz a Norfick boy !
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Post by johnnie Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:28 pm

absolutely brillient Ian. Well done that must have taken a lot of work in the research and production.

A very interesting read.
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Post by Ian Nicholls Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:40 pm

It did, but someone had to do it.
I've always liked Denis Jenkinson' description of high speed motoring before speed limits, environmentalists and other do-gooders decided to spoil the party. Although it is now now considered immoral to say so, life must have been great cruising Europes motorways at 105 mph plus ! He went from a coupe E-Type to a roadster so that he could enjoy the sun in the traffic jams. Then when traffic became to dense he moved over to a BMW motorcycle.
Although I often joke about Norfolk people, in all seriousness you should all be very proud that Malcolm Sayer, creator of the worlds most beautiful car ever came from this county.
Here is another Norfolk connection, twice Le Mans winner Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin , who is buried at Blakeney.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Birkin
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Post by Ian Nicholls Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:28 pm

Where have you seen this E-Type before ?

2 BBC was a 1961 Series 1 Roadster raced by Robin Sturgess.


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It was re-registered as 848 CRY and appeared in the 1969 film "The Italian Job" where it was apparently smashed up, or was it ?
Bought in 1977 by Jaguar historian Philip Porter, it was restored.



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