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Postby Val » Mon May 01, 2017 4:29 pm

Thanks for the welcome from club members at the MOC AGM yesterday - I enjoyed my day out in, what used to be Alan Hudson's red convertible, Q352LFL.
I am new to the forum and think it is a great way for people to find help and information.
There was nothing like this when I built mine and I must have phoned Harold Dermott at least half a dozen times in a fortnight to get him to answer queries!
I see from posts last year that my previous midas gold is being rebuilt so will look forward to seeing Q450RNH back on the road. I lost track after I sold it in '90 or '91 when I emigrated to Canada.
I would love to hear about my first midas too if anyone has seen it. TBU825X, built around the time of the Royal wedding in June 1981 and sold with 100,000 on the clock in 1988 after I bought the Gold. I wish I hadn't sold it now .... Peter Filby wrote about the build in a very patronising article in Alternative Car in about '82. TBU was one of 6 blue Mark 2s that were built. I think it may have been sprayed black by its second owner as the gel coat had faded in the sun by the time I sold it.
If I can help midas owners I shall be happy to do so though I have to confess I am not as knowledgeable as most of you seem to be.
I am about 6 miles from J36 on the M4.
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Re: Another Newbie

Postby Rich » Mon May 01, 2017 4:56 pm

Welcome to the forum Val.
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Re: Another Newbie

Postby Stuart » Mon May 01, 2017 6:09 pm

Welcome back Val

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Re: Another Newbie

Postby fozzza » Mon May 01, 2017 8:40 pm

Welcome to the forum.
I did see you at AGM, I'm sorry we didn't chat, maybe next time. You are exactly right on how useful the forum is, I myself made numerous phone calls to Harold when I was building my MK2 in 89.
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Re: Another Newbie

Postby Val » Mon May 01, 2017 9:54 pm

Yes, that's me in TBU. Factory Open Day?
Pre new nose option on Mark 2 so early '80's but couldn't say when.
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Re: Another Newbie

Postby Stuart » Mon May 01, 2017 10:12 pm

Val wrote:Yes, that's me in TBU. Factory Open Day?
Pre new nose option on Mark 2 so early '80's but couldn't say when.


Yes Corby factory open day 1986 if that's correct, it looks like one of Mike's photo's, he has hundreds, that one is hosted by Hans.
I went to the last Corby open day just after the fire that lead to the demise of D&H.
I think the Sandown one would have been 1992, just took a quick snap of the photograph.
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Re: Another Newbie

Postby Val » Mon May 01, 2017 10:26 pm

Thanks for showing those pics, Stuart. If it was Factory Open Day in '86 that must have been when I collected the new fiberglass nose for the car with the extra lights. They made such a difference.

I had forgotten I went to Sandown Park. I was there and the photo was probably 89 or possibly 91 but not as late as '92 since I had emigrated by then. I recognise Phil and Cath in the photo but not the wearer of the white T shirt.
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Re: Another Newbie

Postby Stuart » Mon May 01, 2017 10:39 pm

You're right, 91 I reckon then, I had my Bronze bumpers and big wheels on then.

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