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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by Mike Bull » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:05 pm

I met Ken on my first ever trip up to the North, in October 2007- so probably the same time as you, Jon?

Top bloke, and not shy of offering an opinion! :lol:

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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:29 pm

I asked him when his boat would be finished. His reply in a rich Aussie accent...

"When it's f*****g finished!"

Can't wait 'til next time someone asks me when K7 will be done... :lol:
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Post by conistoncollie » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:42 pm

Can't wait 'til next time someone asks me when K7 will be done...
When will K7 be done?

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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:43 pm

"When it's f*****g finished!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Post by conistoncollie » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:44 am

Correct answer. Excellent stuff!
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Post by jonwrightk7 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:20 pm

Quite probably Mike, it was the night before the meal at the Church House at Torver.. Ken came across as a typical Aussie, no nonsesnse, say it how it is, because thats the way it is! A real top bloke, I felt honoured to meet and chat with him.. :)
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Post by Mike Bull » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:56 am

That's the one, Jon. I believe Ken had visited the workshop on the Thursday, and I flew up for my first trip to meet everyone on the Friday, then met Ken in Torver on the Saturday. The boat has come a long way since my first ever sight of her-
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- though unfortunately, so has the workshop! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Terminator » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:58 am

Indeed it was Mike I recall the evening well having organised the evening back in 2007 with Mr. Ken Warby to raise funds for the old boat.
Mr. Smith doesn't do organisation you see which he readily admits :D As well as being late ( which is quite normal for Mr. Smith ) he rocks up with a boot full of gear for us to sell and already after a frantic day of making sure thinsg are all in place for our V.I.P Mr. Warby and his pall Badum.Then to my complete horror I arrive with Dawn at the boot of Mr Smiths car to find all the T Shirts and Polo's etc had just been thrown into the boot :shock: "There you go Novie merchandise as promised" It should have come as no suprise really but i was gobsmacked! I replied "and what are we supposed to do with this mess"?Why are they not boxed up? And in his unique style Mr.Smith replies in his usual laid back manner "the boxes would'nt fit in the boot" and calmly walks away whilst wearing that cheecky geordie grinof his! Well I was speechless! I looked at Dawn who simply smiled and replied " Not to worry Novie I'll get that lot sorted lad" and she did bless her cotton socks. Whilst i was sorting out and seeing to our guest's Dawn patiently folded every last item in order to make them presentable to sell.
However the evening was a great sucess and raised good money towards the old blue boat. Ken has given freely of his time on two occasions whilst visiting the U.K and helped us to raise over 5K towards K7's restoration. Which we are extremely greatful for,thank you very much indeed Mr. Warby and still the Fastest Man on Water to this day. ;)
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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:50 pm

Then to my complete horror I arrive with Dawn at the boot of Mr Smiths car to find all the T Shirts and Polo's etc had just been thrown into the boot
Couldn't see what all the fuss was about, myself. Some clothes needed folding and he'd brought a woman. Problem solved... :lol:
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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:46 am

Enjoyed 'Speed' last night with Guy Martin's attempt with the Triumph bike, although of course we all already knew the outcome (or lack thereof). It was still a much better episode than the previous ones though, probably because it did actually have an element of speed to it, unlike the rather woeful hot air balloon thing and the non-planing pedal-powered hydroplane, etc! (Spot the mistake re SIR Richard Noble, though!)

Meanwhile, Rosco has sent his car away to be painted- here it is arriving at the facility-
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