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Post by scmarf » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:57 pm

stocks71 wrote:Quote - even if most of the unmotorist French read the Reliant badge as Renault.
OH SHIT I JUST TYPED THE WORD RENAULT OH NO I'VE DONE IT AGAIN SORRY SORRY SORRY

When I broke down the other week the Recovery chaps continuously refered to the car as a Renault Skimiter over the coms system. Didn't say anything behind my gritted teeth. I was just glad of the lift home :oops: .

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Re: anybody out there?

Post by tanuki » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:14 pm

Is the SE5 of Roy Mc Bride already known here ? (I could not find any trace searching his name or plate number on the forum)

According to his blog - well that was 7 years ago - the car is/was based in Capetown:

http://ckdboats.blogspot.fr/2009_04_19_archive.html
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EDIT: It looks like he also had a Coupe project :shock: Chassis number SC400048 , 63 ?

http://ckdboats.blogspot.fr/2009_09_30_archive.html
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RE-EDIT: if you have a look at the earliest posts on his blog, Roy has a gorgeous Hillman Imp 8)
For those who like engineering & boating you should be amazed by what this guy's doing - well I am :shock: -
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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:47 pm

The Coupé used to be registered RTH 978C
It was for sale in 2009
It is chassis 0048
No recent news of it


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:27 pm

You must have misspelt his name in your search, Fred, he's popped up a couple of times - this thread, and the linked one, at least :)


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Post by tanuki » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:38 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:You must have misspelt his name in your search, Fred, he's popped up a couple of times - this thread, and the linked one, at least :)
Oh ... bloody hell, I searched for "Mc Bride" - with a space -
Thanks Roger for the links and sorry for the trouble :oops:
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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:22 pm

No problem - I like a challenge! :lol:


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Re: anybody out there?

Post by steve bryant » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:37 pm

i contacted Roy McBride when i first became a forum member, he told me that he DID ONCE UPON A TIME represent the scimitar club in S,Africa but stood down.
when i spoke to him he didn't own a scimitar but was heavily involved in re-building a 1920 something sunbeam, he even sent me photo,s. now here is pure coincidence, i knew of a solid spoke wheel sunbeam that was sat in the bush in Namibia so i put him in contact with the owner of the car. to cut a long story short the car is now in England and in the hands of [im told] a very competent person.
i have had no contact with Roy since those early days.
there are a few scimitars in S.A some in C.Town and some in Johannesburg and Durban some of the owners are club members or so i have been told.
just for the record the Hillman Imp is a Hillman California, angled rear window is the give away



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