Just a quick note to say the unidentified person on page 54 (Kits and Pieces) [Issue No. 307] with Ross Baker is Chris Cook. They were the backbone of Heron — Ross was the thinker, where Chris was the doer! I think Chris has passed away from motor neuron disorder.
I was only a young lad in the ’80s, but I remember spending a lot of time at Heron as my dad, Peter Guilford, was close friends with Ross.
Dad built a yellow MJ1 that he gave to my mum for a birthday or anniversary present (I think he forgot to get her something!). The car was fitted with a Fiat twincam engine.
I still remember dad, Ross, Tony Baker, and Chris racing Skodas up and down the workshop road (one time, one went through a wire fence, as the driver didn’t know that it didn’t have any brakes!).
Anyway, that’s my 2c’ worth. Thanks for a great write-up and a trip down memory lane!
Dean Guilford, Christchurch
Thanks, Dean. Did your mother ever get to drive the MJ1? AFW