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Just met the chairman of the FOC in my local petrol station :)

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by jjustin, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. jjustin

    jjustin Karting

    Jan 20, 2004
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    In my town and around my area, it's exceptionally rare to see another Ferrari or any half decent car for that matter :)
    Today, I was driving through my town and saw a Ferrari in the town's only petrol station. I pulled in and stopped behind it and introducted myself to the driver - he then told me that he was the chariman of the Ferrari Owners Club and was on his way to meet up with other owners before heading off to Le Mans.

    What a thoroughly nice chap, and a real surprise for this to happen in my hometown :D
     
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  3. greghurst

    greghurst Formula Junior

    Nov 26, 2003
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    i met him when i was in the prancing horse registry. i thought he was a bit stuck up when i tried to speak to him.

    Peter Etheringham i think his name was, and he owns / owned back then a 308GT4
     
  4. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2003
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    Was it Peter Everingham? He is a nice guy. Owns a 328.

    The club is based in East Anglia- snettisham.

    Robert.
     
  5. jtremlett

    jtremlett F1 Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
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    Peter Everingham is the Secretary of the FOC. The Chairman is Jack Sears.
     
  6. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie
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    Jul 2, 2002
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    Peer is the Secretary isn't he and as said a very nice chap!, the current Chaiman is Jack Sears who took over a year or two ago
     
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  8. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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    Isn't Jack Sears an eminent ex racing driver too?
     
  9. greghurst

    greghurst Formula Junior

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    greghurst Formula Junior

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  11. jjustin

    jjustin Karting

    Jan 20, 2004
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    Yep, it was Jack that I bumped into - a true gentleman :)
     
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  13. jtremlett

    jtremlett F1 Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
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    Jack Sears is indeed a charming man and well known as a racer particularly in the Sixties in British Touring Cars. He is also infamous for causing a stir by testing a Le Mans car at over 180mph on the M1 in (I think) 1964! This has often been reputed to be what prompted the introduction of speed limits in the UK, but I understand Barbara Castle (the minister responsible) denied this. He owned a 250 GTO. His son David runs the Super Nova F3000 team as manages/has managed a number of drivers inclusing Juan Pablo Montoya.
     
  14. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

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    That would make sense as the 70mph speed limit was introduced in '65.

    Bet he wishes he hadn't sold the 250GTO!
     
  15. jtremlett

    jtremlett F1 Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
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    I believe he owned it between about 1970 and 1999 and it was reputedly sold for between 5 and 6 million dollars (that is hearsay as I haven't asked him myself!). There's a lot you can do with $5million+!
     

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