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Posted by: Darren C Jul 4 2019, 04:38 AM

Hi Guy's,

I'm visiting L.A from UK on July 13th-19th. This will be my first time on the West Coast.
Are there any meets taking place that week where I could meet some fellow Fourteeners?
Or any general recommends of car stuff to see & do?

Kindest Regards
Darren C

Thanks in advance

Posted by: bdstone914 Jul 4 2019, 05:45 AM

QUOTE(Darren C @ Jul 4 2019, 03:38 AM) *

Hi Guy's,

I'm visiting L.A from UK on July 13th-19th. This will be my first time on the West Coast.
Are there any meets taking place that week where I could meet some fellow Fourteeners?
Or any general recommends of car stuff to see & do?

Kindest Regards
Darren C

Thanks in advance


@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=18255

Where on the west coast will you be? There are some cars and coffee meets usually happening on Saturdays.

Posted by: Darren C Jul 4 2019, 05:52 AM

Huntington/Newport Beach Area

Posted by: sb914 Jul 4 2019, 07:21 AM

You’re super close. There are lots of car events but I’m sure we could arrange
A meetup and or a Pch drive !

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 4 2019, 07:28 AM

I'm near Huntington Beach.

Can't commit to an outing however feel free to swing by my place. I'm always working on my 914's.

Maybe lunch chowtime.gif

See if others want to join.

Oscar

Posted by: Darren C Jul 4 2019, 08:21 AM

Thanks Guy's, would be really good to put something together, meet folks & see their cars!

Posted by: Steve Jul 4 2019, 09:11 AM

On the 13th (Saturday) there is a cars & coffee at crystal cove at 7am. We then head over to the San Clemente outlet mall cars & coffee at around 8:30.

Posted by: Tdskip Jul 4 2019, 06:12 PM

There are quite a few of us in that immediate area.

Marconi Auto Museum is worth a visit.

Multiple cars and coffee events that weekend

Not sure about any broader Porsche events.

Some neat Porsche / classic shops to visit in Costa Mesa.

If a day trip to LA is in scope that opens up a lot too.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 5 2019, 06:05 AM

Darren

As you see, loads of options when come out for your SoCal visit on the 13th.
I'd enjoy meeting up with you.
There should be at least 3 other members at my house that day and more than eight 914's. Some 4 cyl, some 6 cyl and a few V8's. Both narrow and wide bodies.

I'd love to hear more about your restored blue 914.

Come on over.

Oscar

PM me

Posted by: Darren C Jul 6 2019, 11:19 AM

Thanks for kind offers, it'll be a privilege to meet you guys!

My Alaska Blue 2.0L has been a whole load of fun since importing from Desert Hot Springs to UK & finishing the restoration (in Build-off Challenge a couple of years back) I've been to many shows over here in UK & we've got a BIG 14 meet a couple of days after I'm back in UK to mark 50 years of the 914 at Brooklands, the worlds oldest & first racetrack. Hoping to get most of the UK 14's & a few over from France/Germany to make it a great day.

Beforehand though, it's all systems go for a meet in CA next weekend/week after.

Kindest regards
Darren

Posted by: Tdskip Jul 6 2019, 11:23 AM

QUOTE(Darren C @ Jul 6 2019, 12:19 PM) *

Thanks for kind offers, it'll be a privilege to meet you guys!

My Alaska Blue 2.0L has been a whole load of fun since importing from Desert Hot Springs to UK & finishing the restoration (in Build-off Challenge a couple of years back) I've been to many shows over here in UK & we've got a BIG 14 meet a couple of days after I'm back in UK to mark 50 years of the 914 at Brooklands, the worlds oldest & first racetrack. Hoping to get most of the UK 14's & a few over from France/Germany to make it a great day.

Beforehand though, it's all systems go for a meet in CA next weekend/week after.

Kindest regards
Darren


Was your car written up in one of the UK classic car magazines a couple years ago that did a feature on 914’s by chance? Classics and Sports Cars maybe?

Posted by: Larmo63 Jul 6 2019, 11:24 AM

Watch out for Oscar. He will make you drive one of his beautiful 914s.

Ask James how we treat you Brits when you visit!

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Posted by: Darren C Jul 6 2019, 11:31 AM

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Was your car written up in one of the UK classic car magazines a couple years ago that did a feature on 914’s by chance? Classics and Sports Cars maybe?



Yes!

That's the one. Got a neat write-up in the Magazine & the Build Thread is still live on here too.

Posted by: Darren C Jul 6 2019, 11:34 AM

QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Jul 6 2019, 06:24 PM) *

Watch out for Oscar. He will make you drive one of his beautiful 914s.

Ask James how we treat you Brits when you visit!

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Aha!

I know James! yes I've seen the photos....all the pieces of the puzzle are coming together now...

REALLY excited it's "that" Oscar :-)

Mind you, if any of you guys come over to UK, I've got a few toys here you can drive too in reurn.

Posted by: Olympic 914 Jul 7 2019, 08:25 AM

Good to see you back on the World. Too bad I'm on the wrong side of the country to be part of this meet-up.

Posted by: Mueller Jul 7 2019, 11:33 AM

Who from the Bay Area wants to drive down there to meet Darren? I don't think the wife will let me drive that far by myself.

Hi Darren, so glad to see you posting again!

Mike

Posted by: Mueller Jul 8 2019, 02:20 PM

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Posted by: Darren C Jul 8 2019, 04:19 PM

Thanks for the bump Mike, not really been away ;-) I have been checking in regularly to see what you guy's have been up to! Was really waiting until I knew if my trip was going to happen before posting anything. It's been a long time coming.

Posted by: Socalandy Jul 11 2019, 08:45 AM

Very cool, I'll be at Oscars Saturday for the meet icon_bump.gif

Posted by: 23e Heure Jul 11 2019, 05:57 PM

Watch out guys, Darren is a detail maniac, he'll be all over your cars!

Show him half as warm a welcome as you've been showing me, and he may teach you some more English vocabulary ;-)

Posted by: Larmo63 Jul 11 2019, 06:14 PM

QUOTE(23e Heure @ Jul 11 2019, 04:57 PM) *

Watch out guys, Darren is a detail maniac, he'll be all over your cars!

Show him half as warm a welcome as you've been showing me, and he may teach you some more English vocabulary ;-)


My jalopy will drive him nuts if he's a detail freak. driving-girl.gif

Posted by: Archie Jul 11 2019, 06:16 PM

It would be a blast to drive down from up here in Canada to meet another 914-shriven English bloke, but alas, too much on at the mo!
Don't worry Darren, these blokes make you really welcome! Have a good trip!

Archie, up in Vancouver, Canada. '

'72 1.7. L21E (Blood orange, brown interior) Completely stock.

Posted by: 914SIXXation Jul 11 2019, 07:30 PM

QUOTE(23e Heure @ Jul 11 2019, 06:57 PM) *

Watch out guys, Darren is a detail maniac, he'll be all over your cars!

Show him half as warm a welcome as you've been showing me, and he may teach you some more English vocabulary ;-)



Hi Darren,
So glad to hear that you will be coming to southern California. Paul and I would love to meet you so we are presently planning to pop up from the San Diego area Saturday morning. I've looked at some of your posts and I am very impressed with what you have done with your 914.

Unfortunately, we won't be coming up in our 1970 914-6 as it is needing some work. So we cleared it with Oscar that it's ok to stop by......we'll hide our "non Porsche" away from view.

(We don't know where and time frame the gang of 914s will be Saturday so if someone could confirm that would be great as we may go and check out the events on our way up.)

BTW, We've been in your part of the world, Chichester, in the mid 80's and 2015, visiting my past room mate who is married to a lovely man from Chichester. We stayed in their little cottage outside of Chichester and could hear the cars racing at Goodwood! Love your area! We may get over there again in the next couple of years.

See you on Saturday! (Sorry we didn't get to meet James while he was here.)
Margie & Paul driving-girl.gif (Yankee Sheila) biggrin.gif

Posted by: infraredcalvin Jul 11 2019, 11:43 PM

QUOTE(914SIXXation @ Jul 11 2019, 06:30 PM) *

QUOTE(23e Heure @ Jul 11 2019, 06:57 PM) *

Watch out guys, Darren is a detail maniac, he'll be all over your cars!

Show him half as warm a welcome as you've been showing me, and he may teach you some more English vocabulary ;-)



Hi Darren,
So glad to hear that you will be coming to southern California. Paul and I would love to meet you so we are presently planning to pop up from the San Diego area Saturday morning. I've looked at some of your posts and I am very impressed with what you have done with your 914.

Unfortunately, we won't be coming up in our 1970 914-6 as it is needing some work. So we cleared it with Oscar that it's ok to stop by......we'll hide our "non Porsche" away from view.

(We don't know where and time frame the gang of 914s will be Saturday so if someone could confirm that would be great as we may go and check out the events on our way up.)

BTW, We've been in your part of the world, Chichester, in the mid 80's and 2015, visiting my past room mate who is married to a lovely man from Chichester. We stayed in their little cottage outside of Chichester and could hear the cars racing at Goodwood! Love your area! We may get over there again in the next couple of years.

See you on Saturday! (Sorry we didn't get to meet James while he was here.)
Margie & Paul driving-girl.gif (Yankee Sheila) biggrin.gif


Wait a minute, those other beautiful Porsche’s in your signature line and you’re driving up in a non-P car? dry.gif maybe we get a couple of Turbo Carreras together sometime idea.gif

Anyway, I wish I could meet up with the group too, I surely could use a cheerful crowd of like minded enthusiasts right now!

Posted by: Darren C Jul 12 2019, 05:57 AM

Thanks guys, waiting to board the plane as we speak
Don’t worry about a hundred point check on your cars, I’m on holiday and left my clipboard at home!
Oscar, will call you this evening when I arrive
Kind regards
Darren

Posted by: 914SIXXation Jul 12 2019, 08:14 PM

QUOTE(infraredcalvin @ Jul 12 2019, 12:43 AM) *

QUOTE(914SIXXation @ Jul 11 2019, 06:30 PM) *

QUOTE(23e Heure @ Jul 11 2019, 06:57 PM) *

Watch out guys, Darren is a detail maniac, he'll be all over your cars!

Show him half as warm a welcome as you've been showing me, and he may teach you some more English vocabulary ;-)



Hi Darren,
So glad to hear that you will be coming to southern California. Paul and I would love to meet you so we are presently planning to pop up from the San Diego area Saturday morning. I've looked at some of your posts and I am very impressed with what you have done with your 914.

Unfortunately, we won't be coming up in our 1970 914-6 as it is needing some work. So we cleared it with Oscar that it's ok to stop by......we'll hide our "non Porsche" away from view.

(We don't know where and time frame the gang of 914s will be Saturday so if someone could confirm that would be great as we may go and check out the events on our way up.)

BTW, We've been in your part of the world, Chichester, in the mid 80's and 2015, visiting my past room mate who is married to a lovely man from Chichester. We stayed in their little cottage outside of Chichester and could hear the cars racing at Goodwood! Love your area! We may get over there again in the next couple of years.

See you on Saturday! (Sorry we didn't get to meet James while he was here.)
Margie & Paul driving-girl.gif (Yankee Sheila) biggrin.gif


Wait a minute, those other beautiful Porsche’s in your signature line and you’re driving up in a non-P car? dry.gif maybe we get a couple of Turbo Carreras together sometime idea.gif

Anyway, I wish I could meet up with the group too, I surely could use a cheerful crowd of like minded enthusiasts right now!


Would love to drive them soon, both are on non-op status presently and the GTR is strictly a race car. Sure would be cool to get a couple of Turbo Carreras together sometime....

Have a nice weekend.....



Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 12 2019, 09:21 PM

Ok, Darren landed safely. beerchug.gif

Tomorrow morning he and his friend are starting off at Cars & Coffee at Crystal Cove around 7am before heading to my house. Just in case someone wants to meet up with them and possibly convoy to my house. They will be in a 356.

This is our project for tomorrow.

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Posted by: ndfrigi Jul 13 2019, 07:55 PM

Finally Jeffrey’s engine run for the 1st time after months of restoration.
Good too see lots of 914 guys and with UK guest Darren who helped Andy to figure out the issue. Wow Jeffrey has an import mechanic who is just visiting SoCal for the 1st time but was able to helped since morning till afternoon.

Nice seeing Larmo, Jerry, Keith, Margie and Paul, Ed, Andy, Darren and offcouse Oscar (our host again to used his shop).

Hey Ed, pm me your phone number so we can exchange phone number and you can try sending me the video Jeffrey’s engine running so I can add a youtube link here.

Posted by: Darren C Jul 13 2019, 08:03 PM

I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to Oscar for his hospitality & a big thanks to everyone I met today at Crystal Cove & Oscars place for making me feel welcome.
You’re a great bunch of guys!
Felt right at home helping trouble shoot & get the motor running smile.gif
Must have been my lucky 914World T shirt, that I packed especially
A Day to remember !
Thank you again

Kind regards
Darren

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Posted by: ndfrigi Jul 13 2019, 08:11 PM

QUOTE(Darren C @ Jul 13 2019, 07:03 PM) *

I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to Oscar for his hospitality & a big thanks to everyone I met today at Crystal Cove & Oscars place for making me feel welcome.
You’re a great bunch of guys!
Felt right at home helping trouble shoot & get the motor running smile.gif
Must have been my lucky 914World T shirt, that I packed especially
A Day to remember !
Thank you again

Kind regards
Darren



Hi Darren, can you share the website of the various projects who have done. Can’t find it or maybe I didn’t get the right site name.

Thanks for being so nice and helpful also even with just a week vacation here in SoCal you still managed to hang out with us the whole day.

Noel

Posted by: Darren C Jul 13 2019, 08:28 PM

Hey Noel,
I wasn’t gonna leave the team until we scored and got that motor running!
Great to meet you

Here’s a link to Dowsetts on YouTube, you’ll see more short movies on there too plus google Dowsetts Classic Cars to find out more

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6LfgSMgktC4

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3-EoUzrh4cw

You can check up all sorts of car stuff I get up to on my Twitter feed @classiccarguru1
And my 21st Century Outlaw build here

http://www.ddk-online.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62147

Plus I work as engineering consultant at Rolls-Royce motor cars + all the TV & film stuff

So I’ve got this car affliction thing real bad smile.gif
Kind Regards
Darren

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 13 2019, 08:28 PM

To Darren beerchug.gif

Our latest honorary SoCal Member. beer3.gif

Special thanks to Margie and Paul for driving up from San Diego.

Oscar


Posted by: ndfrigi Jul 13 2019, 08:52 PM

QUOTE(Darren C @ Jul 13 2019, 07:28 PM) *

Hey Noel,
I wasn’t gonna leave the team until we scored and got that motor running!
Great to meet you

Here’s a link to Dowsetts on YouTube, you’ll see more short movies on there too plus google Dowsetts Classic Cars to find out more

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6LfgSMgktC4

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3-EoUzrh4cw

You can check up all sorts of car stuff I get up to on my Twitter feed @classiccarguru1
And my 21st Century Outlaw build here

http://www.ddk-online.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62147

Plus I work as engineering consultant at Rolls-Royce motor cars + all the TV & film stuff

So I’ve got this car affliction thing real bad smile.gif
Kind Regards
Darren


Yes Darren we noticed that you will not give up because you know it’s just a simple issue for you plus you have Andy too!

Hope you enjoy your week vacation here in SoCal!




Posted by: ndfrigi Jul 13 2019, 08:56 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 13 2019, 07:28 PM) *

To Darren beerchug.gif

Our latest honorary SoCal Member. beer3.gif

Special thanks to Margie and Paul for driving up from San Diego.

Oscar



Yes sir Oscar we have a great guest today at your house.
Darren who is an amazing builder and our SoCal own great and well known racer Margie Smith-Haas and Paul Haas! It could have been better if the new guy of Wheeler Dealer was able to join us also.

Posted by: 914_7T3 Jul 14 2019, 12:28 AM

Another Great Day in the SoCal 914 Community @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=16669 's
Thanks for opeining your home garage to everyone:

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=17068
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=22979
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=21151
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=21290

Special thanks to @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10742 for spearheading the non-spark issue on the '73 resto-project

Many thanks to
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=21596
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=13474
for guest wrenching and

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=18255 for the special guest appearance in getting her fired up to end the day!

So what if we burnt up a couple of PerTronix Electronic Injections and went back to points! Swapped the ignition harness back to OEM, coil, starter and cleaned up some grounds. It was all in a days wrenching!

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Great Support and what a line up of awesome cars!

Posted by: 76-914 Jul 14 2019, 08:22 AM

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So what if we burnt up a couple of PerTronix Electronic Injections and went back to points! Swapped the ignition harness back to OEM, coil, starter and cleaned up some grounds. It was all in a days wrenching!


Two sets? That may be a first! Someone want to share what happened? Too many cooks in the kitchen?

Posted by: 914_7T3 Jul 14 2019, 10:36 AM

QUOTE(76-914 @ Jul 14 2019, 07:22 AM) *

QUOTE(914_7T3 @ Jul 13 2019, 11:28 PM) *


So what if we burnt up a couple of PerTronix Electronic Injections and went back to points! Swapped the ignition harness back to OEM, coil, starter and cleaned up some grounds. It was all in a days wrenching!


Two sets? That may be a first! Someone want to share what happened? Too many cooks in the kitchen?


Burnt one set for sure, however the Ignitor II did not fit the distributor so its going back. The PerTronix that was originally in the car may or may not have been burnt, but the back-up set we put in fried for sure.

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10742 & @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=18255 determined that we were getting 12V with the key on, but less than a Volt when cranking. Ignition switch was the problem although it had been previously tested and swapped.

The mechanical part of the ignition lock cylinder is sticking as well so the bits in there are messed up. The entire thing needs to go.

Posted by: Ed_Turbo Jul 15 2019, 02:56 PM

Nice to see old and new car buddies. We started it right up when I got there! aktion035.gif

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20991 , whatever parts you thought werent working before the old ignition try them with the new ignition. They are most likely good.

Oscar said he will sell you the new ignition for $500 (it is NOS, BNIB, NLA). lol-2.gif

Bring all the parts you need so we can catchup (behind schedule!)




-The real Eddie

Posted by: ndfrigi Jul 15 2019, 06:30 PM

Jeffrey, no issue with the starter. The ignition switch is. At first, the ignition key was already hard to turn. It was suggested to remove the ignition since we are loosing volt when cranking the engine and no sparks on spark plug wire. Sir Oscar said he has spare ignition switch with key.
And after plugging Oscar’s ignition, the engine started easily.

Posted by: 914_7T3 Jul 15 2019, 06:55 PM

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Jeffrey, no issue with the starter. The ignition switch is. At first, the ignition key was already hard to turn. It was suggested to remove the ignition since we are loosing volt when cranking the engine and no sparks on spark plug wire. Sir Oscar said he has spare ignition switch with key.
And after plugging Oscar’s ignition, the engine started easily.



My bad, its not the starter, but the ignition switch and possibly the ignition lock cylinder. My previous post has been edited accordingly.

Posted by: 914_7T3 Jul 15 2019, 06:58 PM

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Nice to see old and new car buddies. We started it right up when I got there! aktion035.gif

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=20991 , whatever parts you thought werent working before the old ignition try them with the new ignition. They are most likely good.

Oscar said he will sell you the new ignition for $500 (it is NOS, BNIB, NLA). lol-2.gif

Bring all the parts you need so we can catchup (behind schedule!)




-The real Eddie



Already have an OEM German switch on the way. Just need to get a cylinder in good shape that I can re-key. Will spend some time this week getting everything organized for Saturday.

Posted by: 914SIXXation Jul 16 2019, 09:12 AM

QUOTE(Darren C @ Jul 13 2019, 09:03 PM) *

I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to Oscar for his hospitality & a big thanks to everyone I met today at Crystal Cove & Oscars place for making me feel welcome.
You’re a great bunch of guys!
Felt right at home helping trouble shoot & get the motor running smile.gif
Must have been my lucky 914World T shirt, that I packed especially
A Day to remember !
Thank you again

Kind regards
Darren


Hi Darren,

It was so great meeting you at Oscar's this past weekend. We were glad we could break away to come up from San Diego to get a chance to meet you and see other 914eers. Being new participants in 914World this year, we had a fantastic time at West Coast Ramble and we feel we have met a new family of Porsche enthusiasts specializing in 914s. It didn't surprise us that there was a good size group of 914ers there at Oscar's to welcome you and help Jeffrey with his project on his beautiful car.

Next time you come, we will make sure we drive up our 914-6.

It's amazing how small the world is when we were discussing some of the people we worked with in the 80's when we competed at some tracks there and that you knew them as well. So many great memories. We love your country and the great people we have gotten to know and look forward to getting back again soon. flag.gif

Paul and I especially enjoyed sharing some of our England experience stories with you.
Sounds like you live very close to my past room mate.

I am so glad you had your "Build Off Challenge" shirt on and told us what all of it meant. Big congratulations for winning that Challenge! The photos/media you have shared are
amazing. I am so impressed with what you and so many other enthusiasts have done to restore as well as customize these awesome 914s.... what amazing patience and dedication!!! pray.gif first.gif pray.gif

And thank you Jeffrey for the yummy pizza/lunch and of course, Oscar for welcoming us to your AMAZING MAN CAVE GARAGE! Wow, were we impressed! So great spending time with all of you!

We hope you are enjoying your time in Southern California and know that you have some more new enthusiasts that appreciate your friendship here. I hope we get a chance to meet up with you again either here or in England. Would love to time our visit to come to a 914 event in England. Let's keep in touch!

Would love to get over to an event at Goodwood!

Will there be an event in England to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 914?

I am also attaching some photos for everyone's viewing.

Have a safe journey home.

Cheers! Hip Hip.....
Margie and Paul
"Yankee Shiela"
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P.S. Jeffrey, We are looking forward to watching the progress on your 914!
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Posted by: 23e Heure Jul 16 2019, 12:55 PM

Great thread updates, looks like a great day!

Well done Darren for “keeping the British end up” lol3.gif
Look forward to hearing more about it when you get back to Blighty.

Posted by: 914_7T3 Jul 16 2019, 05:24 PM

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Great thread updates, looks like a great day!

Well done Darren for “keeping the British end up” lol3.gif
Look forward to hearing more about it when you get back to Blighty.



@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=19057 Can we correctly use the term "proper chap" to describe @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=18255 ?

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Posted by: Darren C Jul 17 2019, 09:25 AM

Thanks Margie, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you & Paul too.
What an amazing time you’ve had in racing! I am truly in awe of your achievements & could listen all day to your stories.
As for the 914world build-off Shirt, is one of my favourites & although I didn’t win, it was the taking part alongside all the other great 914 enthusiasts that counted. I couldn’t not have brought it on the trip.
Yes there’s a big 50 years gathering this weekend in UK & I hope to attend on route back from the airport.
Keep an eye out in the fall, as a few of you may have guessed I’m here to lend a hand on a new TV show. It’s going to be an epic build & Challenge. Can’t say any more but will let you know when it’s closer.
Had a great day at Oscars, thanks again to everyone for making me feel welcome. You have some GREAT cars!

Noel, you were really up for learning stuff, so I found this old video I made a while back as part of a whole series of shorts to encourage teach kids how stuff works & encourage them into engineering.
Here in UK we’ve started a scheme & program to teach traditional engineering skills before they are lost forever. Check out “The Association of Heritage Engineers” I’m member 001 & it’s gone massive now with government & college patrons
In the meantime here’s an appropriate short tutorial for last Saturday

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BXkp9olrFWM

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 17 2019, 09:58 AM

Darren-

Thanks for getting your hands dirty on resolving Jeffrey’s start issue. You fit right in.
What a team effort! And Yes, I could listen to Margie and Paul all afternoon. They are a great couple.
Give them props for the 5 hours of traffic they had to endure that day. I guess that’s peanuts compared to driving “24 hours of Le Mans”…go Margie!

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Oscar


Posted by: 914SIXXation Jul 18 2019, 11:28 PM

QUOTE(Darren C @ Jul 17 2019, 10:25 AM) *

Thanks Margie, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you & Paul too.
What an amazing time you’ve had in racing! I am truly in awe of your achievements & could listen all day to your stories.
As for the 914world build-off Shirt, is one of my favourites & although I didn’t win, it was the taking part alongside all the other great 914 enthusiasts that counted. I couldn’t not have brought it on the trip.
Yes there’s a big 50 years gathering this weekend in UK & I hope to attend on route back from the airport.
Keep an eye out in the fall, as a few of you may have guessed I’m here to lend a hand on a new TV show. It’s going to be an epic build & Challenge. Can’t say any more but will let you know when it’s closer.
Had a great day at Oscars, thanks again to everyone for making me feel welcome. You have some GREAT cars!

Noel, you were really up for learning stuff, so I found this old video I made a while back as part of a whole series of shorts to encourage teach kids how stuff works & encourage them into engineering.
Here in UK we’ve started a scheme & program to teach traditional engineering skills before they are lost forever. Check out “The Association of Heritage Engineers” I’m member 001 & it’s gone massive now with government & college patrons
In the meantime here’s an appropriate short tutorial for last Saturday

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BXkp9olrFWM


Hi Darren,

Thanks for the information. Very impressed that you have done projects to teach the kids the traditional engineering skills. I did watch your youtube video which was very informative and well done! I hope that your new TV show is a big success and you really enjoy doing it.

Hope you have a great trip back and SUPER time at the English 50th for the 914. Please extend our greetings from the USA!
I'll PM you and hopefully we can keep in touch!

Cheers,
Margie
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P.S. As I mentioned to you....we have lots of great memories from England and greatly appreciate the opportunity we had to compete in the WEC. We started in 1983 at Brands Hatch with the British Charles Ivey Racing Team co-driving with Paul Smith and David Ovey.....Found this photo in my archives I thought you might enjoy seeing....Vroom Vroom.....Attached Image

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