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Yes, he was flying again within several months and flew Spit 8s out in Burma in '44 then later was a test pilot for Rolls Royce amongst others, on Meteors, Canberras, Javelins and anything else he could get his hands on. 'Can I have a go in that, old boy?'! He died some years back, in his mid eighties. If you're interested check out wunjopress.com/anevilboy.htm Thanks for asking. Now back to the topic - good to see this one again Bill! Cheers, -Don.
Thanks Bill I guess it's the old adage '... 6 million flies can't be wrong'. As long as people buy the mainstream stuff it's bound to marginalise the more discerning would-be customer. But you don't see many Camaros, '32 Fords or Vettes round these parts, 1:1 or to scale!. Cheers, -Don.
I don't get the point of this thread. Where does the quote in the subject line come from? It bothers me that the gardening section in our local store has been taken over by cheap and nasty Christmas and Halloween junk, but I can say that I've never been concerned by too many of any particular type of car model. In fact it's rare to see any car models near where I live... -Don.
Can I suggest we carry on as normal on the grounds that not everyone will have seen Trevor's comment and those who did can surely be trusted not to participate (as per Bill's honourable self-exclusion due to his reverse look-up)? I maybe motivated by the fact that I believe I'd got this one right yesterday and want to see my name in lights!
Don't knock it - Graham Hill used a modified one (still looked standard but would do near enough 100mph) to travel to races all over Europe during his time as a top level Formula 1 driver. Would cruise all day at 80mph - 5 or 10mph more than the standard cars top speed. An ex-girlfriend of mine drove one with some verve back in the '80s. Cheers, -Don.