[CR] New Member, Norman Kilgariff, not bi-laminated


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Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 17:42:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Norman Kilgariff" <nkilgariff@yahoo.com>
Subject: [CR] New Member, Norman Kilgariff, not bi-laminated
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


Hello list members,

I am an anorak. Not so much a sage, more a sage and onion, as I tend towards theories that may need stuffing. I research Holdsworth, Claud Butler and Grubb, but want a Masi (only kidding). My website gives some data on these marques. I' ve used the CR archive when poss. for research over c3 years, so I know a bit about many of you, what's in your garage or over-running Dingwall etc I hope the few areas where I have some knowledge are of use to the list, but please, no off-list deluge of Holds, Claud and Grubb questions. I will chip in when I can, if you just post to the list. It has been heavy for 2 years, so I am having a wee break.

I have a 1970 Holdsworth Professional for summer and a 1969 Bob Jackson Messina for winter, both owned since new. So only 138 behind Norris.

Last week I managed to read the May debate on bi-lam. I noticed folk really enjoyed Micks wee historical bits. My view is different to Micks. I think some list members may feel a bit more comfortable about what constitutes bi-lam, if I post a detailed analysis. I will post it in chunks so that folk have time to rip it about and whatever.

I hope that we can all collaborate in the first 3 posts, to advance our communal knowledge. I have prepared 5 postings, folk say I'm very thorough, so if after 1 or 2 posts you feel it ain't your bag, do please let me know, on or off list, I will not be offended. Otherwise, please hold peripheral questions until the end, lets not get side-lined, as many will get answered as we progress.

First (Saturday 10th) I will enhance/question the historical context posted in May for 'UK pioneers in welded construction' and raise some historical questions.

Norman Kilgariff (Glasgow, Scotland)

PS. Mick, you once asked in a post, Wild Bill Hurlow told me Clauds sister married Fred Pratt, Claud's Works Manager apparently, Bill joined CB late in 1940 for a couple of months. I know nowt else alas.

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