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matchle55
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256 of 271  Fri 7th Jun 2019 3:43pm  
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My dad had a Bees badge which was fitted to the badge bar on his Standard 10. I would dearly like to own one to put on my Riley, a tall order I know but can anyone help me please? Apologies if I should not have posted this request. Blush

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scrutiny
coventry
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257 of 271  Fri 7th Jun 2019 3:52pm  
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There is a car badge on E-Bay priced at £67-50 or best offer. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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258 of 271  Fri 7th Jun 2019 5:40pm  
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I have one Smile . . . somewhere Roll eyes
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matchle55
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259 of 271  Fri 7th Jun 2019 7:19pm  
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I'm all ears Cliff, but not at £67 Lol
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Midland Red
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260 of 271  Fri 7th Jun 2019 7:28pm  
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It was my father's, Vaughan, and was affixed to a badge bar on his successive Standard Vanguards, along with RAC and VMC badges. I wish I knew what had happened to those, particularly the latter! Obviously the Bees badge has great sentimental value to me, so I couldn't put a price on it.
On 7th Jun 2019 3:52pm, scrutiny said: There is a car badge on E-Bay priced at £67-50 or best offer. Thumbs up
Here's the one on eBay Thumbs up
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matchle55
Coventry
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261 of 271  Fri 7th Jun 2019 7:42pm  
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I fully understand and respect your attachment to it, Cliff, my brother has our dad's and it graces his Standard 8. Thumbs up
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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262 of 271  Fri 7th Jun 2019 10:18pm  
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As cars these days don't have bumper bars, I had to think of a better place for my Bees badge!
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Midland Red
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263 of 271  Sat 8th Jun 2019 12:54am  
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Speedway supporters have a big night coming up on Thursday 13th June at the Nuneaton Speedway Supporters Club. It’s also a big night for the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund as the former Coventry Bees legend Tommy Knudsen earlier this year sent over a large collection of his trophies and race jackets to be auctioned for the fund. This will be completed at the supporters event. SRBF Chairman Paul Ackroyd said “This is a great gesture by Tommy, he sent a 92kg pallet over with the collection. We auctioned some of the items at the Ben Fund Bonanza at Leicester, and there has been great interest in the remainder of the collection which is up for auction on Thursday.” Lawrence Hare and Joe Owen, former riders who were both left paralysed by track crashes, will be present at the event and Bruce Cribb will be signing copies of his new book, to be sold also for the benefit of the SRBF. A big attendance of collectors and other interested parties is expected at the meeting which starts at 8pm. Venue: The Brandon Club, Main Street, Brandon, Coventry CV8 3HW.
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264 of 271  Sat 15th Jun 2019 10:58am  
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From the NSSC: A total figure for the evening was £2620.21. This includes the raffle, collection and auction. A great effort from all concerned; Tommy Knudsen, Paul Ackroyd, Lawrence Hare, Joe Owen, Bruce Cribb, the host & auctioneer Peter York and especially the good speedway folk who dug deep in to their pockets to achieve such a great total for such a great cause. Peter York again hosts the next event at the NSSC on 11th July when Bruce Cribb returns to talk at length about his new book which of course will be available to purchase with all profits going to the Ben Fund. Proceeds from entrance fees and raffle on the evening will also be donated to the Ben Fund.
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Mobray64
Lower stoke
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265 of 271  Sat 22nd Jun 2019 1:38pm  
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Tom Farndon's grave is in St Paul's Cemetery Jackson Road, Holbrooks. Just go to the chapel and look for the black marble motorcycle grave, you can't miss it.
Ivor

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Midland Red
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266 of 271  Sat 22nd Jun 2019 5:36pm  
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Thanks for that, Mobray - and a belated welcome to our friendly forum Wave If you type "Tom Farndon" into the search box (top left hand corner) and press "go", this will bring up several mentions of him on the forum, including some information about this "Famous Coventrian" Thumbs up
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matchle55
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267 of 271  Sat 22nd Jun 2019 8:29pm  
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On 7th Jun 2019 7:28pm, Midland Red said: It was my father's, Vaughan, and was affixed to a badge bar on his successive Standard Vanguards, along with RAC and VMC badges. I wish I knew what had happened to those, particularly the latter! Obviously the Bees badge has great sentimental value to me, so I couldn't put a price on it.
On 7th Jun 2019 3:52pm, scrutiny said: There is a car badge on E-Bay priced at £67-50 or best offer. Thumbs up
Here's the one on eBay Thumbs up
This badge will shortly grace the front of my Riley, after a bit of negotiation I managed to knock him down a bit Wink
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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268 of 271  Thu 4th Jul 2019 1:49pm  
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I have a document stamped Coventry Speedway track stamp, Jan 1950. Would this count as a collectors item?
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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269 of 271  Thu 4th Jul 2019 9:37pm  
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Probably would be, but the value would depend on what sort of document. Not much if it is an electricity bill. A bit more if it's a racing licence, and a lot more if it's got, for example, Jack Parker's signature on it!
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Midland Red
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270 of 271  Tue 9th Jul 2019 1:03pm  
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Watching last Saturday's Swedish Grand Prix on BT Sport, I heard mention that former Bees rider Rick Miller was at the meeting. I've come across this photo of Rick with fellow ex-Bee Kelvin Tatum, taken at the track at Hallstavik. Rick now has a career as a stunt man - Wikipedia
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