What did you do today?

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What did you do today?

Postby R_D_Olivaw » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:16 pm

Hi Everyone,

If I actually owned a Gilbern I would have entitled this what did you do with your Gilbern today, but as I don't I've opted for a more general name, but the idea is to share with other members what you got up to, whether it was to take the car to a show, give it a spring clean, change the brake pads, etc.

I've decided to kick this one off with my trip to Goodwood today where I had the opportunity to meet up with Brian and have a good chat about all things Gilbern (thanks Brian), and of course watch him gunning his car around the track.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1n1yy5efm0yuzu2/IMG_1502_1.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fndxkvv8gdugoiq/IMG_1505_1_1.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xtus97xr1397orx/IMG_1509_1_1.JPG?dl=0


All the best,

Ian
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All the best,

Ian

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby Fareham GT » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:12 pm

Hi Ian,

Yes a super day all round, good to meet you and look forward to seeing you at the clubs Hampshire Area meetings in due course.

Brian

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby hukent » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:42 pm

I took my GT to the Brecon Classic car Show.

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby JED » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:27 pm

Goodwood for me & a couple of mates, nice to see Brian campaigning the old charger
and the weather was much better than last year (or was it the year before...?)

Interesting to see a guy in a McLaren Spyder getting strongly challenged by a BMW
saloon - both doing under 90 seconds for the 2.4 miles, which is awesome though
not as quick as they could be, as forty years ago a friend managed 95 seconds in
his 1-litre Sunbeam Stiletto :lol:

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby R_D_Olivaw » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:00 pm

hukent wrote:I took my GT to the Brecon Classic car Show.


That sounds like a great combination. Any photos?

All the best,

Ian
All the best,

Ian

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby roger » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:18 pm

I should have been at a classic car show at Higham Ferrers but following the failure of a relatively new Facet electric fuel pump on Thursday and being low loaded home, I fitted a secondhand (assured taken from a working engine) mechanical pump on Friday following a chance purchase on Ebay. This failed yesterday and I had to be low loaded home again. Happy days!

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby hukent » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:19 am

R_D_Olivaw wrote:
hukent wrote:I took my GT to the Brecon Classic car Show.

That sounds like a great combination. Any photos?
All the best,
Ian


I only took one, as there were lots of Photographers there, so I expect to see some better ones soon !
I would post it but it's impossible to post pictures on this web-site!!!!!

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby R_D_Olivaw » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:38 am

Hi Hukent,

If you have a flickr or dropbox account it's quite easy. If not PM me and I'll upload it for you.

All the best,

Ian
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Re: What did you do today?

Postby Fareham GT » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:56 pm

Hi Roger,

Sorry to hear of your woes, however we do have new mechanical pumps in stock if so desired.

Brian - Spares

Note: Spares Department closed 14th - 28th August

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby hukent » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:48 pm

Cracked it !!!!

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby R_D_Olivaw » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:22 pm

Ooh! I like those. Forgive my ignorance but is that a GT and a Gilbern Invader Mk2?
All the best,

Ian

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby hukent » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:57 am

R_D_Olivaw wrote:Ooh! I like those. Forgive my ignorance but is that a GT and a Gilbern Invader Mk2?


Correct.

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby R_D_Olivaw » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:18 pm

Now here's a funny story. In my quest to find out more about the Mk3 Invader I contacted a local Gilbern enthusiast who very kindly took me out for a drive. One week to the day I'm now the proud owner of the car, which I'm sure many on this board will recognise as Nick Vandervell's.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5086cdw7alqe001/IMG_1625_1_1.JPG?dl=0

My plan wasn't to buy a Gilbern until next year so the car will be laid up until next spring when the plan is to visit Phil Ivimey for another long talk about the car and what needs to be done to preserve it for another 44 years.

A big thank you goes to Nick who passed on the custodianship of the car after 40 years of ownership.
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Re: What did you do today?

Postby JED » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:45 pm

Ref. Nick Vandervell: Is he the guy who had the 'Mongoose GT' back in the 1960s?

(A V8 Tuscan with the front bodywork changed, which made it look like a right
monster!) It was featured in Cars & Car Conversions magazine.

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Re: What did you do today?

Postby Fareham GT » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:11 pm

Bloody hell, never thought Nick would sell it, fastest Mk.111 ever up Wiscombe. I trust you are going to get yourself a competition license? Just got back from a very wet Wiscombe, but hey still still 2 seconds faster than last year, so I am a happy bunny.

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