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Old 24 Oct 2014, 05:50 (Ref:3467829)   #1
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Notification of V16 Parts Theft from Goodwood

I received this from Doug Nye this morning

Sadly, at the Goodwood Revival Meeting a BRM V16 con-rod and piston assembly was stolen from the National Motor Museum V16 paddock display in support of their Restoration Appeal.

Action was taken immediately to alert eBay and other public sale avenues of the theft. No clue to the parts' whereabouts has yet emerged.

This is an appeal to the thief's better nature simply now - after a month of illicit possession - just to parcel the stolen con-rod and piston and mail them anonymously back to Doug Hill, The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hants, England SO42 7ZN.

Please appreciate that this con-rod and piston was not just an individual assembly, but one of a full set of 16 painstakingly matched engine components. The fact that it was taken during the final hour or so of what had been a wonderful weekend for the NMM's utterly dedicated, capable and ridiculously hard-working staff ruined the Revival Meeting for them. Should the thief now wish to correct the balance, perhaps he or she would enclose a contribution to the NMM's BRM V16 Restoration Appeal in the parcel? Such an apology would, at least, be respected... But all the team really want is to see the con-rod and piston safely returned...


I've put this in 4 separate forums but locked two of them leaving the two in Chassis Archive and Historic Racing Today open.

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Old 12 Dec 2014, 01:24 (Ref:3484268)   #2
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What kind of idiot would abscond with parts such as these? Apparently, we now have a breed of spectator who cannot appreciate engineering, design and construction without having to take it for his own enjoyment and the disappointment of so many others.
Here's hoping that the piston and connecting rod are returned without damage.
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