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Harry Heuchan
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Post Number: 51
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Posted on Sunday, 24 June, 2018 - 03:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Fifty Seven years ago, when I was aged 15 I sailed on a cruise ship to New Zealand with 360 single eligible females. Obverse to the 360 young ladies was a rugby team of about 20 blokes, a fella named Harry who was then my current age (72), and me. Wow! I hear some of you say, but remember this was the time before the pill, and before the sexual revolution of the sixties. Then naivety was the order of the day for many young people, me included. But I do recall vividly what it is like to experience gender imbalance on a huge scale. Somewhat daunting to say the least accompanied with visual overload. How do you choose?

This is perhaps similar to my recent sharing of 70 (actually 68) snaps of RR&B motor cars. Too many, too quick. Akin to page three of every tabloid newspaper that features one (only) of the female gender on page three, I thought to continue my postings of my pictures of these fine automobiles one(only), one day at a time. That way it will be easier on your visual senses gentlemen. What do you think?

Picture A. (Today’s snap is you Vlad and Omar. [Sorry about that J.P. and Brian])


Pictue A
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Sunday, 24 June, 2018 - 08:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That is one of the best pics I’ve seen Harry.

So very well done.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2018 - 04:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dear Harry,
That trip to NZ sounds like a very good topic to discuss in detail over a jar or two. We like stories like that.......
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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2018 - 07:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Firstly, thank you Patrick and Omar for your kind comments.

Plate B(Now there is a term one doesn’t see often nowadays)

Rolls-Royce and Bentley.Both single during adolescence with one participating in the night club scene the other the exclusive boys club. After a marriage of convenience, a long if sometimes mundane union followed by the obligatory mid-life crisis. Then an extra-marital affair with a gun manufacturer no less, the result of which, a rather acrimonious divorce before final settlement. Custody of the children (spare-parts) is interesting to say the least. Never-the-less both spouses now traveling on entirely separate and very successful career paths.


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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Monday, 25 June, 2018 - 10:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Harry behave! The moderator is ever present!

I love Camargue photos more than hard core porn and I really love porn, especially Ben Dover.

Life is shorter than what we think and especially when you crack 60 in one piece.

Once, I saw Robert HomesACourt driving a brown Camargue past my University with what appeared to be a big Cuban cigar in his mouth.

Indeed but the first time I fell in love with the Camargue was in 1976 when I saw it in an American car magazine - Worlds Most Expensive Car test driven in Sicily!

It was love at first sight.

Omar is quite baity, just like Sir!
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 - 01:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

AAAh.... good old Ben Dover.... and N. Joyett.
A formidable duo.
That pub session is a must gents......
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Harry Heuchan
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Post Number: 53
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Posted on Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 - 07:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yes Vlad, I am fully aware the moderator is for ever present in the background keeping a sharp eye on things. I have some delightful snaps of David taken some time ago in a different life. I may post them later. That brings me to today’s quandary.

Plate C. The Rolls-Royce Owners Club

Ah the Club!

The vexed question is: - Is our club about the cars or the characters that compose it? My personal opinion is that more emphasis should be put on the latter rather than the former, because without the now-ageing membership of the club it won’t, as they say nowadays; - “Go-forward.” I am aware that some people are diametrically opposed to this point of view preferring to compare one piece of Manchester, Derby, Crewe or Goodwood assemblage of metal, wood and leather to another. Incidentally, my own Crewe built automobile is one of what our moderator calls a “Road Warrior” rather than a “Garage Queen”, so much so that I try and drive it daily if possible.

My apologies in advance to those of you who don’t think as I do, because some of the following pictures will be of the wonderful members in our club, some past, some present, rather than the conglomerations of metal, wood and leather that are expertly crafted into a Rolls-Royce or Bentley motor car.


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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 - 08:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I think the club is both the cars and the characters Henry.

The cars are the drug and the characters partake and party with that drug.

My only crime is selling an S3 Bentley. Now I only buy. I never sell.

Harry I need that hat!
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ross kowalski
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Posted on Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 - 08:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Vlad, are you SURE that's your only crime?
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David Gore
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Posted on Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 - 09:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Harry,

I have lived in fear that these photos from 2002 would appear one day in a public forum .

I have noticed you have included some photos from this event already and I knew my days were numbered. I hope you have one of me when Peter Briggs started his 4.5L Bentley race car in his Fremantle Museum.................

Unfortunately, my change in circumstances in 2004 meant most of my photos are no longer in my possession.

The gentleman in the background of your Photo C is well-known to me and was responsible for setting up and coordinating the RROCA NSW Self-Help Group with myself as the "gopher". Also this Forum was set up by another Club member around the same time as an additional service for R-R/B enthusiasts world-wide regardless of whether they belonged to a Club or not and the rest is history.

Can one of our Victorian members check the Club shop to see if these hats are still available [and members from other States check their Club shops as well] for Vladimir.

P.S. The people in Photo B look familiar but, for the life of me, I cannot put names to them .
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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 - 12:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

An excellent and most valid question you ask Ross. Now Vladimir in your answer, please do not spoil a good story with the truth. We will all profit from wherever your literate hand takes us. David, for you I will soon post a picture of the (long-lost) brown two-door automobile. I am sure you wait with bated breath. I will also answer your question tomorrow in Plate E (for Enthusiasm), re the identity of the two persons in Plate B.

Plate D.Discussions, Debates, Dialogue and other diabolical Dribble

Seated third from left in the picture below is our esteemed moderator discussing I’m sure, the never ending SY and (only some) Derivatives’ query:-“The exact formula of RR363?”

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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 - 05:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Well Ross, you got me there, I also sold a 1969 Cadillac Sedan De Ville. Gold. Only year made with Ostrich skin leather. Was RHD.That car if its still in the condition it was when I sold it is worth $30,000. I sold it for $3,750! The dopey Italian peasant family I married into thought I was nuts when I bought it for $5,000 because they paid for a brand new Holden Commodore. What an eyesore bucket of plastic pus that was. Yep the Commodore today well you would have to pay a wrecker to collect it.

Hindsight is total wisdom.

David, Peter gave me a huge chuckle when he binged the ATO for 8M and walked out of Canning Vale goal telling the press, " It was like the best health farm"

Peter had a good eye for class.
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ross kowalski
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Posted on Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 - 01:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Vlad,

My father once traded a used running Jaguar XK120 for a new Renault Dauphine... because...it would be more reliable.
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ross kowalski
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Posted on Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 - 01:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Also,

I also obviously never owned a Vincent Black Shadow because if I had I certainly would have never parted with that for twice what I paid for it a week later.
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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 12:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Plate E An exceptional example of endless energy & enthusiasm

In Plate B above the lady on the left is Glenice Matthews who passed away suddenly after a short illness on 28th April 2011. Conversing with her is Neil Williamson a long-standing member of the WA branch, owner of the Bentley in the picture.

Glenice was an avid motoring enthusiast nearly all her life and held many positions in the RROCA (WA Branch). She was also a Federal Delegate and the main mover in organizing the 2003 Federal Rally held in York and the 2009 Federal Rally in Albany. Her never-ending enthusiasm for the whole motoring fraternity is so sadly missed. Rest in Peace Glenice.

The effervescent Glenice is pictured below (R) at the Albany Federal Rally with my wife Robyn (L).


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Larry Kavanagh
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Posted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 08:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ooh la la!
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David Gore
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Posted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 08:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thanks Harry, I knew the face but could not remember her name, Glenice certainly made an impression at the Perth Federal Rally and post-Rally tour I attended and her early passing was a great loss to the W.A. Branch and our entire Club.
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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 08:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Plate F Failure to Proceed.

One can’t imagine a more remote place in Australia to suffer a severe FTP than at Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory. Unfortunately Mal & Robyn Henderson’s beautiful Bentley S3 blew a head gasket there in 2006, when participating in the Red Centre Walkabout, when the rear heater hose failed on arrival at the Kings Canyon Resort. Mal and Lloyd Missen then spent four hours attempting repair at the Resort but to no avail. Luckily the engine didn’t seize but the sight and smell of a Rolls-Royce V8 boiling its lubricating oil as the car pulled up, is not a pretty one I can assure you.

Full marks to Mal and Robyn who took the issue in their stride and flat topped their car to Alice Springs then shipped it back to Sydney for major repair. Fellow club members took on board the Henderson’s luggage and Janice and Terry Ward gave Mal & Robyn a lift in their 1994 Bentley Brooklands for the 470 Kms on to Alice Springs.

(Huge thanks to Mal & Robyn Henderson for their excellent organization of the Red Centre Walkabout, which celebrated 50 years of the RROCA. The walkabout commenced in Orange in NSW, then travelled to Broken Hill, on to Port Augusta, the up to Uluru and Alice Springs and finally on to terminate in Darwin. It was the first South-North Rally by Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars)

P.S. Thank you in anticipation Mark Herbstreit for supplying the photograph below.


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Chris Gillings
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Posted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 08:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I'm reliably informed that the attached image has a Silver Cloud in it somewhere.
WARNING: be sure to acquaint yourself with the meaning of 'NSFW' and use appropriate caution before clicking on the link.
application/octet-streamMotoring Magnificence
motoring-magnificence.this-is-a-jpg (73.4 k)

The image is a scan of a printout, hence the fairly poor quality. I forget who gave me the original image or whether it was via email or
post. It was a long time ago and I only just rediscovered it while tidying up old papers in a filing cabinet. Some things you never throw
away!
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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Thursday, 28 June, 2018 - 08:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yeehah Chris what a magnificent pair and pair!
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Mark Luft
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Posted on Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 02:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

A Grande Dame to be sure
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 03:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

yum yum......
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 07:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Nice rounded guards & hub caps!
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Mark Aldridge
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Posted on Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 08:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Lovely; nearly got my ear clipped by the "boss" !
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Harry Heuchan
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I have had a good look at Chris’s photo above and checked the headlights but can’t work out if it is a Silver Cloud 1, 2 or 3. One thing for sure it is not an SY or Derivative because the very solid chassis looks a one piece unit, and I further note with interest that it is particularly well built.

Plate G Ghosts of the Silver variety

In order to prevent total boredom from settling in with the traditionalists I thought it timely to post this snap of a fright of Silver Ghosts. I see that one of them has its Spirit of Ecstasy removed for safe keeping, as you never know who is lurking at a club function.

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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Posted on Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 08:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ross its either a SC1 or SC2 as SC3 never had the cute little lights on top of the front fenders.

You may have not noticed that given the perfect norks on the lass!
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Mark Luft
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Can't be a SC3, no quad headlights. Just a nice pair.
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Alan Dibley
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Posted on Saturday, 30 June, 2018 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

RE "Motoring Magnificence": - Is that a factory colour scheme?

Just asking.

Alan D.
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Saturday, 30 June, 2018 - 05:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Very witty Mark.......
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Harry Heuchan
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Plate H Happiness is having a good time

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Harry Heuchan
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Plate H2 Happy girls having a good time too


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David Gore
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Posted on Sunday, 01 July, 2018 - 10:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Harry,

Must have been a great night - was this at a Federal Rally, Club Tour or a W.A. Branch "knees up"?

What was the theme for the males to wear uniforms?

More information please.

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Harry Heuchan
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David, the event was a President's Dinner that was held in the Perth Town Hall many years ago with an early military war-time theme. The person striding out in front is Club stalwart Bob Buckelton. We had a group of singers on stage who were impersonating ‘The Andrews Sisters’ belting out all the old time war songs. We also had the services of the Kalamunda Youth Swing Band which is a wonderful Big Band youth orchestra, that specializes in that genre of music. As you can see, it was a fabulous night.

Plate I The Sir Henry Royce Foundation

Pictured below are some ladies (including on the left the late Dianna Jones) promoting The Sir Henry Royce Foundation, the aim of which is to foster the engineering excellence of Sir Henry Royce into the 21st century.


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Chris Gillings
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Also the late Dorothy Kelso (in blue) and Jean Vann.
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Harry Heuchan
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Plate J1 Jeanne Eve reads through instructions at Flemington Racecourse on the second leg of the 2004 Centenary World Tour.

J1

Plate J2 Donald Eve cleans his 1952 Bentley R type at Alice Springs on the Red Centre Walkabout.

J2
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Patrick Ryan
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Posted on Tuesday, 03 July, 2018 - 05:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Harry,
Jeanne is a true legend of the RROC, one of the most helpful and cheerful persons I have ever had the pleasure to meet.
She brightens everyone’s day.
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Harry Heuchan
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I completely agree with you Patrick. That is why Jeanne is featured.

Plate K A limousine made for Kings and Queens, Royalty of all shapes and sizes, Heads of State and David Bick.

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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Harry that 1952 Bentley R looks super cool in black and burgundy.

I always thought that era Bentley and Rolls Royce looked a bit narrow for my taste but that photo makes the car appear wider than what I imagine.

Great Photos Harry, keep them coming!
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Plate L Rolls-Royce enthusiasts Kelvin and Lyn Rann admired Silver Spirits so much so, that that had one each. They both left us this year after battling long and debilitating illnesses. The lovely Lyn is pictured below during the Federal Rally in Orange, NSW not with a Spirit but a Seraph.

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Harry Heuchan
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Plate M Merinda Rose (now there‘s a renowned surname in the RROCA) pictured in 2002 surrounded by family and friends.

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That's Louisa nursing Jameson in the left photo. Her sister Merinda is standing between Louisa and their mother Pamela in the right photo. The two people standing behind are from the UK and decline to be publicly identified.
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Harry Heuchan
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Thanks Chris for getting me sorted with the correct Rose family names.
I even get confused at times with my own name. (Actually, it is not Harry…..but that is another story)


Plate N I have no idea what this car is but I must admit for a person who prefers post war examples; - I like it.

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Vladimir Ivanovich Kirillov
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Looks like a Bentley Continental. But the airhorn grilles say maybe something else. If its a fast back its worth big dollars. It does look to me like the interior is showing its a fastback.

Anyway, its very swish....
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Patrick Ryan
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Harry,
Here are 2 of the 3 ghosts I photographed at a club event beloninging to Rex Vincent and Brian Inder.

I want the blue one BAD!!!!

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Harry Heuchan
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Vlad, I think you are on the money. It does look good from that angle.
I notice in my picture the SY and Derivatives have left a car space between each vehicle.
A good habit to get into wouldn’t you say, as removing a dent from an aluminum door skin
is not the easiest job around.

Patrick, it is nice to see Brian has kept the SOE on in your picture.
Perhaps there were *less dodgy characters around.

*Interstate


Plate O Ah! The obligatory 2 Imperial Gallons of Castrol Oil. (At least it’s not RR363)

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Larry Kavanagh
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Hi Harry, Plate N looks like a Jaguar Mk IX.
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Plate N shows 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental BC25B, a 2-Door Saloon by H J Mulliner.

The two Ghosts are 123EM (1924) and 12HG (1922).

I suggest that identifying owners of cars (or indeed anyone else in photographs) in this forum be avoided, especially where they are not members of the forum. Their permission for such publication cannot be assumed.
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BC25B over the years (as seen in Praeclarum).
1985
In 1985
1994
In 1994
2005
In 2005
2006
In 2006

It hardly needs to be said that several of the above are photos of it as a Federal Concours award winner.
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Harry Heuchan
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Plate P Preparing for Concours


P1

P2

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Patrick Lockyer.
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I hope the LPG conversion without the carb mixers works better than the one I tested and ran.
I soon gave up on that idea and fitted mixers on each carb on both Shadows.
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Harry Heuchan
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Good spotting Patrick. I hadn’t noticed the LPG conversion

Plate Q An early example of one of my favorite Derivatives of the SY series; -
The Willesden factory built Corniche convertible.


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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Monday, 09 July, 2018 - 06:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Road Warriors

Over about 40 years or so I have journeyed across Australia and back about 60 times, the latest in February this year, when my trip to Batemans Bay and other places along the way, and then returning back to Perth was a total of 12,500 Kilometers.

The distances driving across Australia are similar to those between Vancouver and Montreal or London to wherever….

About a third of those trips have been in the Silver Shadow, the remainder in Peugeot’s of various models.

By far the best car I ever owned was the Peugeot 604 in which I did only 660,000 miles or about 1 million K’s. I still have it, but it is presently ‘resting’ in a barn on a friend’s farm. Like the Peugeot’s, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a great devourer of distances and pictured below in Plate R1 is a typical scene of the outback Australia. (Ceduna Hotel actually- yes, another hotel).

Note that the other vehicles parked are of Japanese origin mainly and I can assure it is very rare to see a R-R or B in the Australian outback. (Except perhaps in Mount Coolon)

R1

Plate R2 Athol Thain and his wife Glad were members of Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Western Australia for many years until Athol’s death a few years ago.

One of the highlights of each year for Athol and Glad was to attend the Annual Federal Rally, no matter what State was hosting the Rally.

Athol said that the Queensland rally was the best because it was the longest drive. Each year they would prepare their 1965 Bentley S3 [B284HN] and off they would go, from Bridgetown and later Bunbury in the South West of WA, traveling across Australia to a well rehearsed plan.

You only have to notice the stone chips on the front of their Bentley to see that they were true Road Warriors.

r2

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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 12:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Plate S This picture is for you Ross.
I have looked everywhere for a SY or Derivative with a Roof-Rack like yours. No can do.

This is all I could find. It’s a Rolls-Royce with a Rear-Rack.

And yes, there is a self portrait there too.


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David Gore
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Posted on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 08:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Harry,

You look exactly like the profile on the front cover of Cal West's Shadow compendium "From the Shadow's Corner" published by the US Club.

Will scan the cover later today and post the image tonight.

Regards David

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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 03:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yes David In Plate S I can see a slight resemblance.

S2

Unlike in this picture below (Plate S3) I can not see any resemblance what so-ever....


S3
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Posted on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 07:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Yes Harry - I was led astray the night before........drink
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Posted on Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Whilst on the subject of Road Warriors, here are a few more.

Plate T1

t1

Plate T2

T2

Plate T3

T3

Plate T4

T4

Plate T5

T5
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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Thursday, 12 July, 2018 - 12:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Plate U Giving the ‘Pantheon’ grille a little Peck
(or perhaps establishing a Shadow Pecking Order)


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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Thursday, 12 July, 2018 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Plate V A veritable compilation of Rolls-Royce’s

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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Saturday, 14 July, 2018 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Plate W Yes, there is a Rolls-Royce there–but you need to take a close look.

W

(Scraping the bottom of the barrel now I hear you say)
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Posted on Saturday, 14 July, 2018 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Plate W 2 I can see some of you prefer the following picture-and yes,
there is a R-R or three there too.

W 2
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Omar M. Shams
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Posted on Saturday, 14 July, 2018 - 05:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

YES Harry..... we like your photos.............
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Posted on Saturday, 14 July, 2018 - 10:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Four of a kind

Plate X1

X1

Plate X2

X2

Plate X3

x3

Plate X4

X4
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Posted on Sunday, 15 July, 2018 - 01:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Plate Y The young admiring the not so young

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Harry Heuchan
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Posted on Sunday, 15 July, 2018 - 01:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Plate Z1 We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil

z1

Plate Z2 Our home is girt by sea

z2

Quod Erat Demonstrandum

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