Claim to fame

For any general chat and banter.

Moderators: scimjim, philhoward, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington, Lukeyboy46

User avatar
Nick
RSSOC Member
Posts: 2811
Joined: Tue May 15, 2007 3:38 pm
Location: Redditch
Been thanked: 55 times

Claim to fame

Post by Nick » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:29 pm

I once p*****d next to Peter Green :shock:


Nick

MR2 and Beemer 3 series, currently no Scim!
Six times SSSC Class Winner
Not over the hill, just going up it faster !

Dcrosby13
RSSOC Member
Posts: 246
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:28 pm
Location: Warrington
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 1 time

Claim to fame

Post by Dcrosby13 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:38 pm

I once almost knocked Tiff Needell over at the festival of speed.



Oldconn
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1425
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:09 pm
Location: Haute-Saône,France
Has thanked: 43 times
Been thanked: 71 times

Claim to fame

Post by Oldconn » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:40 pm

I took the last Press photo of Jayne Mansfield before she was killed. I had her holding a black pudding, which wasn't cooked, so I said "I'll get you a hot one later" - the entire entourage , including Jayne, collapsed in fits of laughter.


"When I grow up, I want to be me"
-Kermit Weeks
Current: SE6A; 998 Mini.Previous: Morris Minor,Ford8, Cortinas Mk1 &2,MG Midget 1932,Morgan 3W 1934,Lagonda Rapier,Honda S800, Austin Maxi,Citroen GSA, Riley ElfMk2,Peugeot 505,Rover 420 SDI

User avatar
Gillsfan
Posts: 3018
Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:58 am
Location: Somerton, Somerset.
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 18 times

Claim to fame

Post by Gillsfan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:21 pm

I was on Motor mouth as a young boy (Saturday morning show in the late 80s)

I was on the gadget show about 6 years ago as part of the team that built a chainsaw powered Street luge.

Oh and I'm 1476th in line to the Dutch throne.


Steve

What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about

1969 SE 5 Manual O/D Rat Rod
RSSOC Jaffa cakes in a minute champion

Dave 6726
RSSOC Member
Posts: 370
Joined: Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:07 pm
Location: Northumberland
Has thanked: 52 times
Been thanked: 9 times

Claim to fame

Post by Dave 6726 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:56 pm

My brother-in-law once played a round of golf with Alan Shearer............. :roll:



User avatar
Old and Slow
RSSOC Member
Posts: 652
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:37 pm
Location: East Berks
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 31 times

Claim to fame

Post by Old and Slow » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:16 pm

Hi Corky,
How did that happen?
I think we must be told.
(Only a little jealous!)


Philip Needham
Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
'81 911SC Targa, '64 Sabre Six

User avatar
Corky
RSSOC Member
Posts: 10323
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:02 am
Location: Macclesfield
Has thanked: 100 times
Been thanked: 116 times

Claim to fame

Post by Corky » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:12 pm

Old and Slow wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Hi Corky,
How did that happen?
I think we must be told.
(Only a little jealous!)
Well................. :mrgreen:

Before a complete career change in the early 90’s I was a chef. I did an apprenticeship in a rather nice 5 star hotel and went on to work in other up-market restaurants and hotels.
On this particular night I was working in Manchester not far the BBC, and a party came in hosted by David Coleman (Question of Sport host Back then). He had Kylie and Mandy Smith (of Bill Wyman fame) with him, and as I was Chef de Partie Entremetier at the time, I got to prepare Kylie’s asparagus.

Working in those sort of places I cooked for quite a few celebs of the late 80’s, but Kylie was the only one I could think of that’s still current and not in jail or dead :lol:


Steve
Current:- SS1 Ti RG sprint car. VW Touareg 3.0 V6
Prev:- Sabre Ti, 3xSS1 Ti, SS1 16v Turbo Racer, 5XGTC, 2XSE6B, 2XSE5A, 2XV6 Coupe, Sabre 6
Project Threads & YouTube

“It's not the winning, it's the taking apart that counts"

User avatar
swoakes
RSSOC Member
Posts: 6406
Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:23 pm
Location: Cheshire, UK
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 72 times

Claim to fame

Post by swoakes » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:13 pm

I was captain of my junior school football team when we won the foden cup. My late Father was captain of his junior school team that won the same cup back in the 1950's. An article featuring team photos of us both holding the trophy appeared in the local paper.

Oh and I also chatted to Sir Alex Ferguson after a golf tournament we both played in at Mere golf club
Attachments
FB_IMG_1531347085319.jpg
FB_IMG_1531347085319.jpg (223.53 KiB) Viewed 264 times
FB_IMG_1531347065989.jpg
FB_IMG_1531347065989.jpg (179.34 KiB) Viewed 264 times


Steve Oakes
SS1 DET Sprint Car

Former cars
SS1 DET Turbo sprint Project
Sabre Ti
SS1 Ti
1971 Yellow 5a
1985 SS1 1600
1978 Green/Silver 6a

Image
"Fail to prepare and you are preparing to fail."
Benjamin Franklin

ScimmyMike
RSSOC Member
Posts: 4835
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:12 pm
Location: Hyde, Cheshire
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 95 times

Claim to fame

Post by ScimmyMike » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:52 pm

I went to school with Mick Hucknall and my Uncle taught woodwork to Simon le Bon
And I had a pee next to Howard Kendal at Everton's ground, no he wasn't manager at the time, more one of many ex managers.


SE4c rebuilding. SE5a similar it seems!
SAAB C900 2 door
Scimitar SE4 SE4c SE5 SE6b Austin A35

High Peak Noggin Secretary & general dogsbody

www.high peak noggin

If you can see the tree before you hit it that's understeer
if you only feel the tree as you hit it that's oversteer

halfpenny
Posts: 146
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:49 pm
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Claim to fame

Post by halfpenny » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:46 am

I taught musician Howard Jones how to slice bacon when we both worked on Saturdays in Macfisheries, in about 1970



b.c.flat hat
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1904
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:29 pm
Location: St. Martins, Oswestry.
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 69 times

Claim to fame

Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:25 am

Thanks for that important info Corky, looks like you're the man for the complies barbie at Curbs!



User avatar
chrisgallacher
RSSOC Member
Posts: 615
Joined: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:01 pm
Location: Four Marks, Hants
Has thanked: 25 times
Been thanked: 22 times

Claim to fame

Post by chrisgallacher » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:46 am

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:25 am
Thanks for that important info Corky, looks like you're the man for the complies barbie at Curbs!
Only if he brings Kylie with him :D


Chris Gallacher
RSSOC Rally Secretary
rally.secretary@rssoc.co.uk

User avatar
swoakes
RSSOC Member
Posts: 6406
Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:23 pm
Location: Cheshire, UK
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 72 times

Claim to fame

Post by swoakes » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:03 pm

I listened to Kylie on Radio 2 recently....she never mentioned Corky's asparigus; just saying... :)


Steve Oakes
SS1 DET Sprint Car

Former cars
SS1 DET Turbo sprint Project
Sabre Ti
SS1 Ti
1971 Yellow 5a
1985 SS1 1600
1978 Green/Silver 6a

Image
"Fail to prepare and you are preparing to fail."
Benjamin Franklin

User avatar
Corky
RSSOC Member
Posts: 10323
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:02 am
Location: Macclesfield
Has thanked: 100 times
Been thanked: 116 times

Claim to fame

Post by Corky » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:08 pm

I’ll need to have a chat with her about attending Curbs and name checking me during her interviews :lol: :mrgreen:


Steve
Current:- SS1 Ti RG sprint car. VW Touareg 3.0 V6
Prev:- Sabre Ti, 3xSS1 Ti, SS1 16v Turbo Racer, 5XGTC, 2XSE6B, 2XSE5A, 2XV6 Coupe, Sabre 6
Project Threads & YouTube

“It's not the winning, it's the taking apart that counts"

User avatar
scimmy_man
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1685
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:07 pm
Location: selby yorkshire
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 30 times

Claim to fame

Post by scimmy_man » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:09 pm

I have had lunch a few times with Jenson Button.

my wifes firm sponsered another driver in formula 3,(mark hynes) we used to go to all the races, JB was another driver in the same team,
he came over as very serious.


I've taken a vow of poverty ...... Annoy me by sending me money!!

Post Reply

Return to “Non-Technical Discussion”