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Could you advise of any Noggin's in Wales . Thank's

Admin reply: Hi Richard,
The GOC currently has two active groups in Wales.
South Wales group generally meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at:- The Lewis Arms, Mill Rd, Tongwnlais, Cardiff CF15 7JP
South Wales group generally meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at:-The Angel Inn, Salem, Llandeilo SA19 7LY.
We will e-mail the contact details for two area organisers to allow you to confirm meeting details.


Added: November 3, 2021
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Having visited the Gilbern factory with some fellow Scouts, I was very impressed by a quick trip in a Genie. Discussing the alloy wheels, I was told they cost 72/6 (£3.62 1/2 new money). In about 1968 I knew an Italian Gentleman called John Colombotti, who owned the Royal Café in Newport Road Cardiff, and drove his 1800 GT with great enthusiasm. My only adverse comment on the "models section" would be regarding the Invader front suspension description. Described as "MGC converted to double wishbone" MGCs had double wishbones as standard, though fitted with torsion bars and telescopic dampers in the C , not coil-spring damper units as the Invader. The excellent Gilbern book by Michael Burgess mentions the consideration of the Daimler V8 for the GT, that would have been a super little car, though they are heavy lump, about 419 lbs for the 2.5 and 498 lbs for the 4.5, I had a 2.5 in a TVR and it suited the car very well. Keep up the Good Work, best wishes, Neale :o

Added: May 3, 2021
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Hello all

I am absolutely smitten by these fabulous little attractive practical and distinctive fine sporting cars that have its own dedicated club following today and remain highly revered by an extended fan base around the world. Catered for through the club by passionate enthusiasts for enthusiasts of the marque...

John P.


Added: February 11, 2021
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Am pleased to say that I and a couple of mates are the new owners of the late Mike Bell's FIA GT18000. We retain the Bell family connection as one of Mike's sisters is also in the consortium. We will rejoin the club and will be out on track in 2021.

Added: December 24, 2020
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In early 1971 I broke my neck after exiting a Gilbern in an unconventional manner from the rear seat when the driver collided sideways with an oncoming car. He 'lost it' going round a bend.
I was paralised from the neck down and put on skull traction for 10 weeks or so spending this time flat on my back.
I was told that there was not one piece of the car left intact!
B


Added: October 1, 2020
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I have some Gilbern magazines if anyone would like to collect them from my place...Approx. 100 or so mags. :)

Added: September 27, 2020
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I was a very early active member of the GOC. I think my membership no was 1078or maybe that was the chassis no! I was living in Holyport nr Maidenhaed at the time.I purchased a Mk 2 estate ERL 54K in 1972 from a chap in Cornwall and ran it daily for several years.I took it off the road in about 1977 due to engine problems. It moved with me to Plymouth in 1978 and was stored there. I also had a Mk2 saloon for a while in Exeter but sold it in 1982 when moving to HK. ERL went to Dave Smith's to be restored in 1991 with up-rated engine. it moved with me to Lauunceston in Cornwall in 1996 and I subsequently gave to son Paul Doe in 2003 with all the records. He has kept it in tiptop condition and still runs and shows it. Great fun to drive especially on long trips due to long legs and overdrive. I have many happy memories of ownership and use.

Added: July 5, 2020
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I'm back into the Gilbern Fold for the 4th time with a Mk3 purchase.
Better start tidying garage up


Added: June 17, 2020
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Happy to see very real enthousiasts here .. happy to be a member too .. nice cars, nice persons .. probably see you at a meeting in UK ... Dany :)

Added: June 11, 2020
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Making the best of the lock down by finally getting to grips with my GT 1800 which has sat under a car port unused for the last few years!
Amazingly it started first time today....will join club soon when l have a clearer idea of what bits and pieces are needed.....first big job is to unfreeze rear brakes ......laid up with handbrake on.....muppet !? :


Added: April 22, 2020
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