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Midland Red
Cherwell
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16 of 28  Mon 12th Dec 2011 12:59pm  
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On 12th Dec 2011 12:42pm, KeithLeslie said: Do you know what he does/did?
No, sorry, I don't Sad
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17 of 28  Tue 13th Dec 2011 10:25pm  
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A thought - has anyone come across any Autovias around the Coventry area? Wasn't that factory in Much Park St - part of the Riley premises, or separate? I've only ever seen one Autovia saloon car, quite a few years ago, but several are supposed to be around somewhere.
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Chaingang
Tile Hill Village
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18 of 28  Tue 13th Dec 2011 11:44pm  
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18 of 22 Tue 13th Dec 2011 9:08pmI have just uploaded my photos of the 2005 Standard Motor Club International Rally, held at Binton, near Stratford-on-Avon Hope you will enjoy looking at these Coventry-built cars (Apologies, captions not yet done!) Standard Motor Club International Rally 2005 Thank you Midland Red, the TR2's are very nostalgic, when I was first married we had two rooms in a little house opposite the Standard gates. I remember being in bed on a sunday morning and hearing the TR2's changing gear just outside our window. Lovely sound, I never could afford one!!
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19 of 28  Tue 20th Dec 2011 12:09pm  
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Good morning. I am Richard Hill (son of Claude Hill who was engineering director at Harry Ferguson Research). I left Jaguar Cars design team in 1974 and moved to Norfolk to work at Lotus Cars under Mike Kimberley, who was then chief engineer. I now run my own engineering design company in Norwich. Cliff (midland red) I remember those days very well!!!!
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Midland Red
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20 of 28  Tue 20th Dec 2011 12:20pm  
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Hi Rick! How great to hear from you after all these years Thumbs up Happy memories of Camden House and your Worthington E sign! Perhaps you'll put a contact email address on your forum membership profile (or send it via my contact link) Happy Christmas Cheers Cheers Cheers
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Midland Red
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21 of 28  Sun 13th May 2012 8:07pm  
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A treat amongst all the buses at the Coventry Corporation Transport Centenary celebrations yesterday was this beauty - a 1939 Triumph Dolomite Roadster Thumbs up
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Blueleader
Coventry
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22 of 28  Sat 31st Oct 2015 10:47am  
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The Rolls Royce Heritage Trust 1904 Siddeley Autocar is running in this Sunday's London to Brighton Run. This car was built at Parkside and last took part in this run in 2004. It has been kept and maintained at Ansty in recent years. Good luck to all those involved and I hope the weather is kind to you. Edited by member, 31st Oct 2015 12:52 pm
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Blueleader
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23 of 28  Wed 4th Nov 2015 10:59pm  
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Just as a follow up, the Siddeley Autocar finished the 2015 London to Brighton run and was awarded a medal. Well done to all the Heritage Trust members involved!
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mich
New Zealand
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24 of 28  Sun 8th Nov 2015 3:34am  
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I thought this pic may be of interest, also on far right is Mr Len Hayden, Mechanic who was responsible for sending me to NZ.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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25 of 28  Sun 4th Sep 2016 11:01pm  
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Just reviving this thread as I'm a huge Motor-racing fan and noted a couple of names on here. Norfolk - I'm in touch with Mike Kimberley's son as I have owned a Lotus for many years and he is active on the Lotus Car Forums. Mike is enjoying retirement now - I'm sure I've mentioned on here he is a fellow Coventrian and lived on Browns Lane working at the Jag before moving to the likes of Lotus (under Colin Chapman) and Lamborghini (!) Big grin Big grin I also have only recently discovered that Derek Gardner was born in Warwick and worked in Cov at Masseys developing Ferguson transmissions. Derek went on to famously become chief designer in F1 at Tyrrell including the infamous 6-wheeler!
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Midland Red
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26 of 28  Mon 5th Sep 2016 7:53am  
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Thanks Neil Thumbs up For anyone who doesnt know about him, there is some information about Mike Kimberley on our "Famous Coventrians" list
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Cluley
Esher, Surrey
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27 of 28  Sat 14th Jan 2017 5:27pm  
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I have a Cluley car and have been researching the company and its founders, so have quite a lot of information which might eventually become a book, encompassing the cycle motor and textile engineering trades. I have been looking into other Coventry car and cycle manufacturers such as Premier (I have some of their bicycles), Calcott, Albatros, Cooper, Emscote etc.
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Annewiggy
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28 of 28  Thu 9th Mar 2017 11:43am  
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Didn't quite know where to put this picture of a fascinating vehicle from the Bystander 1904.
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