Most of the discussion you refer to will be found under 'Midget Car Items For Sale', then click on 'Rare Original Skirrow For Sale'.
Unfortunately, some of the original postings have disappeared now (it looks like they were deleted by the person who posted them in the first place) which means you will need to make some intuitive leaps in order to follow the thread.
You are right about some of the original postings being taken down. I remember they dealt with prelims mainly for the sale of the Skirrow then in Canada. they were great stuff and had some great photos as well. Now we've lost a bit of speedway history. Only an original poster or admin can take them off the site. I wonder which of them it was. Good job the car has now turned up in Australia.
Not sure what is lost, or about photos etc. As the owner of that Skirrow for some 37/38 years, I participated in that discussion with photos and what little info I had. I can see that the photos with the lake in background, and the photo of it in Barry's van, were taken at my home in Florida when Barry picked it up. Also the one with white wall and pipes in background-in my heated garage, as I can JUST see the rear of my 1939 Granite State Spl, sprint car in front of it. I took a lot of photos of it with the engine that had been in it all those years, (and since before my father & I got it from a museum) . If there are any missing photos that I posted, that you recall, I can probably find them, as I have about 30 or so here and scanned in. In the end (for me), I am happy that Barry was able to find a good home for it. I tried and could not, for a couple of years. I was not aware of this website at the time. It may, or may not have, helped. Nice to see it displayed and enjoyed in Australia. I told of my experience displaying it in U.S., at large collector car shows, where it was amusing to have the Skirrow draw the crowds of spectators away from exotic Ferraris and super high-dollar classic cars. I also fondly recall the huge smiles of all the children that had their photos taken, while sitting in it, as one of the benefits of the car, being unrestored, untouched for all those years, so no risk of "scratching expensive restoration work etc.
Post by administrator on Jan 11, 2011 18:22:39 GMT 1
British old-time fans 'nearly wee' with excitement over the old Skirrows and, to a lesser extent, the Elto (and British Les Hulme-built replicas). Anytime you have a spare moment, please add to this small collection.