Let Them Stare

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Carsie

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834 posts

154 months

Wednesday 14th December 2016
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A few weeks ago I was working in the back garden when my ears pricked up to the unmistakable sound of side-draught webers; imagine the delight at seeing this outside smile

The owner was a lovely gentleman and the ensuing conversation was as easy and flowing as was the evidence of his passion for his cars.

A few days later I was astounded to receive this gift through the post.

A delightful, interesting read of one mans journey through his cars - heartily recommended.

I thought that the least I could do in return was to post it here (I have no connection commercial or otherwise)





Edited by Carsie on Friday 16th December 11:30

Dapster

3,404 posts

130 months

Wednesday 14th December 2016
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Just googled the book - http://letthemstare.co.uk/

He's had a couple of cars in his time.

1964 – Morris 1000 Pickup
1965 – Triumph Herald 1200 Coupe
1966 – Triumph Spitfire Mk1, Lotus Cortina (Dad)
1967 – Mini Cooper S Racing > 1972
1968 – Lotus Elan S3 FHC
1969 – Rally Escort Twin-Cam
1970 – Reliant Scimitar
1971 – Lotus Elan Sprint (new), Brettenham Rectory, Old School Garage, Braintree, Essex
1972 – Ferrari 275GTB/2 Aluminium Long Nose, Ford GT40/1005, Sunbeam Tiger 260V8 (Mum)
1973 – Ford GT40 (continued), Jaguar E-Type 4.2 dhc, Got married
1974 – Ford GT40(continued), Lamborghini Miura P400 S,BMW 2002tii (Wife)
1975 – Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona, Jaguar E-Type 4.2 fhc (Wife)
1976 – McLaren F5000 M10A/B, BMW 3.0 CSL, Porsche 911T 2.0 Targa,Porsche 911S 2.4 Coupe,Ford Escort Mexico (Wife), Lotus Elite (Dad)
1977 – Ferrari 365GT 2+2, Porsche 911 2.7RS, Porsche 911 2.7RSL
1978 – Ferrari Dino 246GTS,Porsche 911 3.0 Turbo, Ferrari 308GT4 (Dad)
1979 – Lamborghini 400GT, Ferrari 365GTC/4, De Tomaso Pantera L, Ferrari 365GT4 Berlinetta Boxer
1980 – Iso Grifo 5.3
1981 – Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer, Ford Fiesta Championship
1983 – Ferrari Dino 246GT
1985 – Ferrari 308GTS

hidetheelephants

15,273 posts

143 months

Wednesday 14th December 2016
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Elites are lovely, what a nice neighbour you have OP.

Sideways Tim

648 posts

136 months

Wednesday 14th December 2016
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Cracking book, harking back to better times. If you don't have a copy, get one.

Stephanie Plum

2,560 posts

161 months

Thursday 15th December 2016
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Awesome book. Awesome bloke. Does huge amounts for Little Havens children's hospice. Very proud to call him a good friend.

TR4man

3,514 posts

124 months

Thursday 15th December 2016
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I bought the book earlier this year after seeing it mentioned on PH.

Some great stories and some wonderful cars involved.

Think I'm right in saying all profits go to charity - would make a great Christmas present for any motoring enthusiast.

rovermorris999

4,615 posts

139 months

Thursday 15th December 2016
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I remember seeing this talked about a while ago. An order placed so I can while away time over Christmas.

Thorburn

2,331 posts

143 months

Thursday 15th December 2016
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Its an excellent book indeed. clap

leginigel

428 posts

134 months

Thursday 15th December 2016
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I went to book launch in a lovely little pub out the back of Essex really nice man and a great read.

Bizzarini

387 posts

217 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Thanks for the posts!
I wondered why I suddenly has a rash of 12 orders yesterday
All books ordered by 4pm catch that day's post.

All monies go to Little Havens Children's Hospice in Southend.
Our Lotus group has raised more than £250,000 for children's charities in the last 12 years.

Latest book posted to BS37 was numbered 648/1000 so we are not talking J K Rowling sales figures here but we are doing some good

Buy for Christmas..the recipient should he happy and the hospice will be !

My other car was a Ford


lewisco

380 posts

69 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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I've just ordered a copy now smile

Bizzarini

387 posts

217 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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On it's way Lewis....649/1000

Thank you !

The Surveyor

7,113 posts

187 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Looks really nice, just ordered a copy as a Christmas present to myself.

Bizzarini

387 posts

217 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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I see it Mr Surveyor !

9xxNick

567 posts

164 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Ditto - looking forward to a browse over the festive season.

blackscooby

171 posts

230 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Brilliant - ordered :-)

Ali2202

3,592 posts

154 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Me too! Lovely!

Martin350

3,249 posts

145 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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I've just ordered a copy too, can't wait! smile

Ambleton

4,696 posts

142 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Just asked for this from my parents for Christmas.... Looks like a great read, Like a really really cool "car history" in the readers car section! hehe

If I don't get it I'll be ordering on boxing day biggrin

SDB660

568 posts

145 months

Friday 16th December 2016
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Ordered.