Robin Rew

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Robin Rew

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:20 pm

Just heard via Trevor Seymour that Robin Rew died a few days ago.
Founder member of the RSSOC and will be known to many in the Scimitar world who will lament his passing.
I don't think he was a Scimitar Club member in recent years.



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Re: Robin Rew

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:29 pm

Never met him, but have read his rewminations and other stuff in SLICE; a legend within the RSSOC.

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by peter freeman » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:31 pm

I think he moved up to Cumbria where he turned his skills to boats. He must have been a good age though. Another loss of experience although its a lot of years since he retired from working and developing Scims



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Re: Robin Rew

Post by greeny » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:32 pm

Sad loss of a scimitar (RSSOC) legend!


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Re: Robin Rew

Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:35 pm

A great loss, RIP.


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Re: Robin Rew

Post by *JP* » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:50 pm

Sad loss of a man who personified the enthusiasm for the marque in the 70s/80s.
Thinking back it would be '81 when I went down to Silverstone and bought his personal SE6 from him.
As you would expect it was a perfectly maintained car and I kept it for 5 years or so and it has many happy memories.
It was Caspian blue and I added a silver centre band to it,don't know if it's still around.



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Re: Robin Rew

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:12 pm

Just had this extra info from Trevor
I had a feeling, but am still surprised you did not hear. Its been quite a time since Robin gave up
the Scimitars. He was such an important contributor to Slice. I followed his advice and technical
articles in Slice on running my car to the letter,
He joined the Morgan Three Wheeler Club again in the 80's and immediately started racing with
his son Alistair. He became rather frail over the last 5 or 6 years however his mind was fairly active.
He was assembling an anthology on the road and racing JAP engines which was about to be published.
If anybody writes anything about his Scimitar years would you send me a copy for publishing in
the MTWC Bulletin as not many members know of his involvement and history with the RSSOC.
Sad times.


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Re: Robin Rew

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:58 pm

That's sad news. In the early years, Robin was very much "Mr RSSOC" and shaped much of the form and strategy of the Club. He wrote many of the pioneering technical articles on the Scimitars and Sabres, and much of what he wrote is still relevant today. His legacy will certainly live on.
My condolences to his family,

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by scimmy_man » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:09 pm

A sad loss, he must have been a fair age, I met him several times, I recall a drunken evening at Roger Tiplers house the old bakery, where Robin was explaning the merits or not of antiroll bars,

and earlier being turned away from Robins house with Paul Johnson, after we turned up to a committee meeting, invited by Roger, unknown by Robin.


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Re: Robin Rew

Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:10 pm

Great man sad to hear the news


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Re: Robin Rew

Post by petrolbob » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:55 pm

I would echo Rogers words on Robin Rew .
A memorable occasion for me and my then very young daughter was collecting an engine from Robins workshop and home at Greens Norton, and having a "blast" in a coupe that he had turbocharged.
Like many others I had found his Rewmination articles in Slice very useful.
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Re: Robin Rew

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:00 am

I went to his house to a committee meeting once after work but a day late by mistake. Very sociable and his wife conjured up a meal for me.


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Re: Robin Rew

Post by BRABUSMADSCIMGTE » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:14 am

*JP* wrote:Sad loss of a man who personified the enthusiasm for the marque in the 70s/80s.
Thinking back it would be '81 when I went down to Silverstone and bought his personal SE6 from him.
As you would expect it was a perfectly maintained car and I kept it for 5 years or so and it has many happy memories.
It was Caspian blue and I added a silver centre band to it,don't know if it's still around.
Did the reg plate end in 632T ?



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Re: Robin Rew

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:44 am

What a great life. Commiserations to his family and friends.


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Re: Robin Rew

Post by erikscimitardemon » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:19 am

RIP Robin Rew. One of the great Scimitar men!


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