A bit of history

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A bit of history

Postby Alacrity » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:13 pm

Some interesting & fun stuff here. I visited the 1975 show as a spotty 17 year old & our club secretary visited the 1965 show as a spotty yoof.

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Re: A bit of history

Postby solitaire » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:52 pm

Thanks Alacrity - great memories, love the sidecar boat! - I did 4 or 5 Earls Court shows as a lad with JG Meakes, - back in the late sixties, I remember one year (1970) we had the entire Fjord range 17-40ft in the pool (we backed onto the Guinness Stand) Happy Days :drink: and bilges full of those nice (proper) guinness glasses.
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Re: A bit of history

Postby Bronteboxer » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:13 am

Thanks for posting those. Reallly enjoyed them. I lived about as far from water as you could get in any direction when these early clips were made and boats were just another world. But would have watched the clips in envy from the back seats of the Odean in the day. Probably to be honest more interested in the back seat company at the time!

Did that fella at the end of the 1967 clip really think that little flappy boat and outboard would float for his fishing trip!

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