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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2015, 01:13:00 PM »
I saw mention of the new Gordon owner but not the car ? If so how did he make himself known - or was it obvious  :)
Yes, Dave Leach was present for the weekend. As an old hand on the microcar scene, he had already done plenty of networking prior to the NMCR and had attended a few other events as well as visiting the legendary Gordon Fitzgerald.
Oh, yes and as the only person wearing a Gordon T- Shirt he made sure he stood out from the crowds  ;)

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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2015, 01:36:32 PM »
Ah yes he told me he was enjoying a holiday in the North . Didn't think Gordon would still have his as it was advertised in RUM mag  ;)
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2015, 05:06:59 PM »
Dear Richard
Dave has taken out a Rumcar News Subscription and promises to purchase all the back issues of your articles and also the Rob Dobie rebuild.

Nice man. He obviously needs a challenge, and says he expects to have it on the road before you do.

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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2015, 05:36:06 PM »

Nice man. He obviously needs a challenge, and says he expects to have it on the road before you do.

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Now there is a challenge for the Forum 'arm chair users'  ;D.  I am sure Dave will get cracking with the Gordon over the winter and could well have the first road legal Gordon in the world........


Didn't think Gordon would still have his as it was advertised in RUM mag  ;)
rarity does not always mean valuable or even desirable   ;)

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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2015, 07:49:56 PM »
Well I for one would take a trip to Dorset just for a run out in one . I wonder when a Gordon was last on the road ? 30 or 40 years ago ?
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2015, 11:39:07 PM »
There was a light green Bond c/d parked on the side of the road with the bonnet up when we came back from Dorset Sunday evening between Westbury and Cirencester?
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2015, 11:40:54 PM »
There was a light green Bond c/d parked on the side of the road with the bonnet up when we came back from Dorset Sunday evening between Westbury and Cirencester?
That'd be me on my way home, filling up the tank or fiddling with the fuel line!
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2015, 11:45:25 PM »
Yes lights were on and you were under the bonnet I said you had driven it to the national but my wife did not believe me!
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2015, 07:05:31 AM »
Am I missing something ? You drove PAST a vintage micro with the bonnet up
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2015, 07:41:06 AM »
Well I for one would take a trip to Dorset just for a run out in one . I wonder when a Gordon was last on the road ? 30 or 40 years ago ?

I thought Gordon F had his on a run. Mind you that could have been 30 years ago.
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2015, 08:27:15 AM »
The only time I have ever seen Gordon's car was at a National , stationary I think . Not saying it wasn't running at the time that may have 1988/89 , 27 years ago ? If it was running was it actually on the road . Certainly not heard of one since
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2015, 09:23:59 AM »
Might be film of it!
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2015, 12:05:13 PM »
Lots of photos now posted on the national micro car rally website. If you have some of the road runs please send them to Dave Miller.

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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2015, 12:45:07 PM »
The last time I remember seeing Gordon's Gordon being driven was in 1983 at the National held at Sudeley Castle that year, the year we caused chaos by getting all the microcars driving around the arena nose to tale. There is a video of that somewhere.  Jean
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Re: The 2015 National Rally
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2015, 01:25:02 PM »
The best national ever.  Very friendly, positive atmosphere over the 4 days and lots to do.  The evening entertainment, food and refreshments (and all FREEEEEEEE) ensured that 99% were encouraged out of the mobile homes.  That said there were still a good number of tenters present.
The sun came out on Sunday and the line up of cars was most impressive.  15 Friskys was an impressive sight as you entered the rally field.
A big thank you to all the Frisky organisers, you did a grand job.