Post by administrator on Aug 20, 2010 16:25:53 GMT 1
--- In email@example.com, "step66dude" <stvmagro@...> wrote: > > Today I met somebody who you may have heard of, his name is Ray Ewington. We got to talking about speedway and he said he was a midget driver 'after the War' and said he drove at Western Springs. He mentioned Frank Brewer too. > > I asked Ray what car he drove and he replied number 65, a 'Standard' engine which is apparently English. He started going on about chassis, steering boxes and sleeving Model A Ford engines to 200ci and then he lost me - after all I'm a bike man!! > > He did seem to remember a lot about the cars that were built in the early years - late 40s early 50s I presume. > > How did we meet? I bought a laptop off him and drove around to his house (at Burleigh Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland). A really nice old man. > > cheers, Steve Magro, Brisbane
Post by haflinger121 on Aug 20, 2010 22:10:11 GMT 1
Nice story. Did they really use Standard engines for competition? If so, they must have been a good deal better in those days than the Standard 8's and 10's of my youth. I think the crankshafts in those were made out of toffee!