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Old 22 Apr 2012, 09:09   #1
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Help wanted - Current FIA oversized suit required for good cause!

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I have just had it brought to my attention that the Proban race suit I had made a few months ago is now obsolete and that I now need an FIA approved suit in time for Crystal Palace at the end of May.

As far as I can see, it will cost around 400+ to have a suit made as being of generous proportions an 'off the shelf' suit simply will not fit.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a budget suit or, better still, is there anyone who has a suit that might fit that they no longer need? I am using the Crystal Palace event to raise money for the Cornwall Air Ambulance and obviously cannot compete unless I find a suit.

I am 6' 2, 46'' waist and have very broad shoulders. Any help and/or advice would be much appreciated.

Thank you

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If it's OK, I thought I would make a quick mention of why I wish to raise funds for Cornwalls Air Ambulance. In December 04' I was in a terrible accident on the A30. Unfortunately my car struck a lamp post and this resulted in my breaking my neck in 2 places, my back in 2 places, fractured skull and a shattered pelvis. I also suffered massive internal injuries and severed a blood vessel in my groin. Had it not been for the crew of the CAA pulling me from the burning wreckage and operating on me, at the roadside, in order to stem the blood loss, I would not be sat here today.
I spent a month in a coma and the following year in Treliske Hospital in Truro. The care I received was fantastic and after extensive surgeries, I am back to 80% mobility and able to achieve my goal of sprinting my old BMW at club level. I still have some medical issues and walk with a stick, but I try not to let those little things stop me doing the things I enjoy. Crystal Palace last year was my first ever event and a massive personal achievement. The journey from being bedridden and unable to move anything but my eyes and arms was slow and painful, but waiting for that first green light was fantastic and a feeling I will hold dear for a good few years. It hadn't been all that long ago that I had been fighting for my life.

So, a year later, I guess I just want to do a little something to say thank-you. If I can use my story, my car and an event like Crystal Palace to raise some much needed funds, then I am proud to be able to do so. I would also like to thank everyone who has made a positive remark and committed to making a donation on the day.
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http://www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=132826

Now, I've never met Mark, but we have exchanged messages over recent years since we both own one of the 3 TWR BMW E21 road cars built. I did not know of Mark's accident nor indeed that he had placed the above thread in the Sprint/Hillclimb forum until he sent me an e-mail recently. I've noted that one or two of our posters who visit our forum have already responded to Mark, but since I reckon it's for a good cause, I thought that I'd put it in here here for a wider audience to see.

Is there any way we can help Mark, here?
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Old 22 Apr 2012, 13:06   #2
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Got an out of date one but what use is that???? Damned silly rules its exactly the same as my current one lol!
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Old 22 Apr 2012, 13:24   #3
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Actually Al, a Norme 86 is fine for speed events.

However, I've got Mark's sizes and they are a challenge which is why I can't help him, they don't match what he gave on Tenths. When I get in the office tomorrow I'll PM you his sizes and you can measure your old suit, but I'm not sure it'll be big enough.

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He must be a big old lad then, mine is the same size as the one you sold me Max and I think you let me have it for a good price as it was in stock awhile because of the size of the thing!
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Old 22 Apr 2012, 15:33   #5
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Hi chaps, first off thank you for trying to help me with this. People have been very kind in trying to find a solution to this and it is appreciated. I should have done more research on proposed rule changes when I bought a Proban suit last Autumn.

I am a bit of a lump though and my vitals are as follows.

Height 6' 3'
Chest 54
Waist 50
Hips 54
Thigh 32
Bicep 19
Throat to waist 27
Inside leg 29

I spent a long time in a wheelchair and my shoulders / upper body are pretty big as a result. My thighs/ legs remain swollen after extensive surgery. I also put on some weight which has been hard to shift with limited mobility. Mind you, I am trying to lose weight though and mobility is getting better! They said I was unlikely to walk again so I'm pretty chuffed to be able to get by with a stick.
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Chest will fit you as I am the same size, I will measure up and get back on rest. I am only 6ft tall though so not sure about leg, I am not as big around waist but getting up there thats for sure. I am pretty sure it was the largest off shelf one they did.
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Mark if you can get over to Watford anytime you can try it on thats probably the best solution.
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I'll contra a years banner advertising on Tenths (~€400 worth) for anyone that can get a suit, new or used, that'll fit Mark.
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I am really, really grateful to you guys for such a generous offer. Thanks to this I have been able to secure a suit, and will be there on the 26/27th May.

There have also been several pledges of donations to the CAAT.

Sometimes 'thank you' just doesn't seem enough and this is just such an occasion.

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