Robin Rew

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by *JP* » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:59 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 ?
Sorry,no it was an SE6,not 6A,a1976 car with a 'P' registration.
I just can't recall the original registration,during my ownership it had my personal number on it.
I'll see if there were any photos that show the number.Robin wrote quite a lot about the car in Slice when he owned it.

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by tony.idle » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:21 am

"There's one of them drastic buggers"
"I think you mean Drascombe Lugger"
"I wasn't talking about the boat"

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by gordini5 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:31 am

Sad to hear this, I was just this week photocopying another article of Robin's from Slice to keep with the manual for easy reference. Info on his experience that I'll no doubt go back to time and time again.

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by Edzed » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:25 pm

Such a sad loss. Condolences to his family.

Back in the 80's my s/six coupe and SS1 both paid visits to his workshop at Silverstone for improvements.

Apart from Scimitars I also well remember his exploits with a rather quick AC3000ME.

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by exeterhibby » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:09 pm

Was "the man" when I first got into Scimitars many years ago. Had a "rew pot" on my car for years.

Sad loss, thoughts are with family and friends


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Re: Robin Rew

Post by ScimmyMike » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:29 pm

Only met the chap last year, ironically at the Morgan meet in Sept at Curbs, had a brief conversation with him, very engaging it was and recall him seeming a bit eccentric wwith his non matching socks at the time.
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Re: Robin Rew

Post by philhoward » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:23 pm

RIP Robin :(

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by DavePoole » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:56 pm

Sad news indeed :(

My deepest sympathies go out to Robin Rew's family and friends. R.I.P.

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by DARK STAR » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:56 pm

I remember Robin, he was even older than me ;)
A great character and moving force in the club.
(He was the only founding member who was't called Roger, if I remember right)
Respects, Robin.

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Re: Robin Rew

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:34 am

Some pictures at the wake.

Robin's Road Car
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Re: Robin Rew

Post by 72twink » Fri May 13, 2016 11:54 pm

A bit late in hearing the sad news I'm afraid, if I (we'd) known I'm sure there would have been an AC 3000ME present. As a 17 yo looking for a Scimitar I learned so much as to what to look out for from his Rewminations, knowledge I still try to put back into the Scimitar Facebook groups. Many years on I'm a very proud owner of one of his turbo'd AC 3000ME so I've gone full circle, I last had contact with him about a year ago and as ever received a reply inside 24hrs - he'll be sadly missed!

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