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Ex-Dennis Poore 1940 Dodge racing car transporter resto
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the list Mike, I also had a shufty but couldn't find an exact match either. It may forever remain a mystery!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following on from finding that photo of an identical Dodge with a number of ladies from the WAAF during WW2 (repeated below), I've been looking into the truck's earlier history, and specifically digging up anecdotes of when these vehicles were used during the war. I picked up a book from Amazon (for the princely sum of 43p) titled "The Driving Force - Memoirs of Wartime WAAF Drivers", and it landed on the doormat today.

Happily I've discovered that it was put together by a lady who served in the WAAF at RAF Tilstock, just outside Whitchurch and only about 5 miles from here. A quick flick through brought up a reference to her driving a LHD Dodge crew coach while at Tilstock (they also had a Fordson). I've put the feelers out to see if the author - Peggy Drummond-Hay - is still around, and if so still in the area. I found reference to her attending an event elsewhere in 2015, so there's a chance.

I look forward to reading the book, even if there are no more Dodge references, there appear to be many stories of life at this local airfield that I'd not found in other books before.

As yet I still don't know where the following photo was taken, or who is in it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you "192" Elizabeth Drummond-Hay, I think you will find her contact details, looks as if she is Chichester way, was widowed not so long ago to an ex RAF chap who was 95.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:
If you "192" Elizabeth Drummond-Hay, I think you will find her contact details, looks as if she is Chichester way, was widowed not so long ago to an ex RAF chap who was 95.

Dave


Presumably there's no way of finding this number without coughing up to 192.com or ukphonebook? I'm going round and round looking for a phone number.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
You have an email.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
ukdave2002 wrote:
If you "192" Elizabeth Drummond-Hay, I think you will find her contact details, looks as if she is Chichester way, was widowed not so long ago to an ex RAF chap who was 95.

Dave


Presumably there's no way of finding this number without coughing up to 192.com or ukphonebook? I'm going round and round looking for a phone number.

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Rick , I have used it a few times, I think it's a tenner at worst.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of messages sent out over Facebook to people with the same surname, has put me in touch with the book author's son. The lady in question does indeed live in Sussex, although he lives not all that far from here as it happens, so it might end up being possible to organise a meeting.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
RAF at 100, BBC tonight, 37:37 min might be one of the Dodges.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09xptsg/raf-at-100-with-ewan-and-colin-mcgregor
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of big Dodge appeared in Henry Cole's TV series "Find It, Fix It, Drive It" on More4 the other evening, apparently as inspiration for a period motorcycle transporter he and his oppo built using an old BMC ambulance as a basis. Fame at last !?

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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a change from taking little Dodge to the local car show at Cholmondeley yesterday, instead we opted to prep and tow big Dodge's trailer over to the meet.

Bar one or two odd appearances in public in the very early 1950s, the trailer hadn't been anywhere public for the best part of 65-70 yrs so it was interesting to hear what people had to say about this faded old trailer.






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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I discovered that Poore's old MG J4 (reg. JB 3185) sold recently at a Bonham's auction. According to one of Poore's former mechanics it was a crownwheel and pinion from this racing MG, that ended up being adapted to make up the winch that still sits on the front of the trailer's frame. The MG was also carried in the trailer too, in its pre-Alfa Romeo days.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25453/lot/346/

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the plans for the trailer Rick? It looks nice as it is, but don't know how practical it is to keep it this way?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:
What are the plans for the trailer Rick? It looks nice as it is, but don't know how practical it is to keep it this way?

Dave


Plan is to leave well alone, apart from maybe have the (long-since-disappeared) small areas of white signwriting replaced - for example on the NOTWEN legend, and where the pegasus logo was on each side.

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