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Old 4 Apr 2016, 10:08 (Ref:3630161)   #1
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Robin Rew

I've today just learnt of the recent death of Robin, who was a good friend of mine many years ago when we were both actively involved in the Reliant Sabre & Scimitar Owners Club of which he was one of the founders. He was a great encouragement to this relative youngster trying to campaign my old 'flailing arm' Sabre 6 GT in sprints and hill climbs and offered loads of technical advice over the years. He was a very effective racer of HWD the ex works Sabre built for Le Mans (it didn't get an entry, but was later hill climbed by the late Bobby Parkes) in historic racing. He also later turbo charged a number of Scimitar Coupes and AC 3000MEs. Remember Rewster Turbos? Of course many will better remember him for his involvement with Morgan 3 wheelers and although I had lost touch with him many years ago I did bump into him again a few years ago at a VSCC meeting at Cadwell, supporting his son who was racing one. We at least were able briefly to reminisce about those old Sabre days which are now almost 40 years ago.

RIP Robin
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