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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 684
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 06:17:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,
Please enjoy some images below of a RROC NSW event my wife & I attended Sunday just passed.
It was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the brand new 40/50hp model (now forever known as the Silver Ghost) at the Olympia show in London which ran between November 15th & 24th November 1906.

I'm sure you will agree the members cars all look amazing and all turned out immaculate on the day.





















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Robert Noel Reddington
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Username: bob_uk

Post Number: 1197
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 08:50:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The first ghost is reg no AX 207
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 685
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 08:58:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Robert.

207?

I thought it was AX201 chassis 60551
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2307
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 16:38:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Do you have a copy of the list of cars that attended this event?

I am very interested in knowing the chassis number of the Corniche at the rear of Image number 5 especially if it is DRH14434.

Regards David
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Mark Herbstreit
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Post Number: 157
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 18:07:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David,
My guess would be Eames' HJMPW drophead. Hubcaps point to shadow not corniche.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 688
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 18:09:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi David.

It does look like your car mate.

I will try and find out.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2308
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 19:49:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Mark,

I downloaded the image and tried enlarging it to get a better look however this was unsuccessful.

DRH14434 on arrival here from the UK had standard Shadow hub caps with stainless steel trim rings. I have no idea whether these were original or later additions as father-in-law made some less than impressive alterations after the car arrived.

Patrick,

Thanks - I would like to contact the current custodian as I still have the Crewe Build Sheets for the car.
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Mark Herbstreit
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Post Number: 158
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 21:42:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The Victoria branch was also lucky enough to have a day out on Sunday. We visited one of the most impressive private collections you are ever likely to see. The weather was also perfect.

My Camargue JRH50085 sits high on the hill.

cam

Vice regal Silver Wraith HLW48.

hlw

Just as rare as it is valuable. Tucker engine bay

tuck

A pair of Corvettes with delivery miles only. The yellow one has 12 miles on the clock. The dealer sticker still on the side window. The windows have never been lowered.

cor

Paul Newmans Lincoln. Peter Brock cars in the background

linc

Back to the future!

del

The very first holden.

hol

A group of Cords. This one with an Emelia Earhart connection.

cord
Gregory Peck/Ava Gardner had use of this cloud whilst filming On the Beach.

cloud
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 689
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 21:58:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Mark,
Your Camargue is lovely, great strong colour.

Great set of images as well.

What is the name of the museum/display/collection you attended Mark?

It looks great.
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Mark Herbstreit
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Username: mark_herbstreit

Post Number: 159
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Posted on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 - 22:08:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Pat,
It is the Terry Dowell collection. Impressive would be an understatement!
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 690
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 - 06:27:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Mark,

Pretty amazing. I've not heard of it before.

We did the Gosford Car Museum a few months ago, again another private collection of one chap. Its massive. It takes up the entire site of an ex Bunnings store.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 692
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 - 07:07:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi David,

Margaret Gillings from the RROC has identified the car as a 1968 MPW Shadow with a chassis prefix of CRH. Mark is spot on.

Here is a crop of the full size 10mb 20mp image.
That's my car in the refection.

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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2309
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 - 07:26:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks everyone for helping out - DRH14434 seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth since the ex-wife sold it so I could not acquire it in the divorce property settlement.

I was half-way through the mechanical restoration of the vehicle which was sadly mistreated by previous owners before it left the UK for Australia.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 693
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 - 07:40:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David,

It will turn up somewhere for sure.

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