Ma­jor col­lec­tion

New Zealand Classic Car - - READERS’ WRITES -

This mes­sage is for all of you, but es­pe­cially Gor­don Camp­bell, who wrote the 2015 ar­ti­cle about New Zealand racer Andy Buchanan. I re­cently pur­chased a Fly of Spain elec­tric slot car in 1:32 scale of a Fer­rari 250/275 LM driven by Andy and Jackie Ste­wart. I have known Jackie for darn near 40 years; I was at Watkins Glen for his last race and took the last photo ever of his Tyrrell as it was be­ing cov­ered over with a tarp (be­ing re­tired) prior to the of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment that the team was with­draw­ing. Any­way, I’m go­ing to send the small acrylic- top to the model to Sir Jackie to au­to­graph, it will then go into my col­lec­tion, which is un­doubt­edly world class (all the for­mer rac­ers over here marvel at it — 350 books, all signed; prob­a­bly 75 signed mod­els — most slot cars, etc.). In it, I have a Ford MKIV from the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967 signed by the late Frank Gard­ner, a won­der­ful friend to me, plus his co-driver Hughes de Fier­lant of Bel­gium. Chris Amon has also signed some items for me — a su­per guy. Need­less to say, I would be hon­oured if Andy Buchanan would au­to­graph this acrylic­top for me be­fore I then send it to Jackie. Jackie will be most pleased that I was able to con­tact Andy. Could you ask au­thor Gor­don Camp­bell if he’d as­sist me in get­ting a proper ad­dress for Mr Buchanan? (It was a great, com­pre­hen­sive ar­ti­cle, by the way.) I would cer­tainly be in­debted.

I have al­ways been very fond of driv­ers from down un­der, and par­tic­u­larly loved the great and good Bruce Mclaren.

I lived in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia, where Reynolds Alu­minum was head­quar­tered. Back around 1972, it helped me get hold of Team Mclaren, which then for­warded au­to­graphed pho­tos of both De­nis Hulme and Peter Rev­son. All that truly started my love af­fair with rac­ing. The late Sir Jack Brab­ham al­ways gra­ciously signed my books re­lat­ing to his ca­reer, and he’s cer­tainly missed.

Feel free to give Andy my email ad­dress, and I’d love to hear from him at his con­ve­nience. Ma­jor Wil­liam Brown, US Army (re­tired) Bed­ford, Vir­ginia, US We would def­i­nitely be in­ter­ested in see­ing a few pho­tos of your amaz­ing col­lec­tion to share with our read­ers. I have emailed Andy Buchanan’s con­tact de­tails to you. AFW

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