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Old 16 Oct 2003, 14:35 (Ref:753330)   #1
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It's about time I parted with some cash and got a new set of Probans!

I have seen a few marshals - particularly at Oulton - wearing overalls made by SPARX.

I've tried on the www to find them but can't!

Anyone have any info on where I can get a pair?

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Old 16 Oct 2003, 14:40 (Ref:753336)   #2
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Weren't Sparx the odd German pop duo from the 70's or 80's?

I think we should be told.
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Old 16 Oct 2003, 14:42 (Ref:753337)   #3
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Not the brand you were after but this firm has good range of probans..
I've yet to fault them and they can do made to measure too

http://www.hthughes.com/html/motorsports/index.html
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Old 16 Oct 2003, 14:46 (Ref:753344)   #4
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Weren't Sparx the odd German pop duo from the 70's or 80's?

I think we should be told.
They were American actually!

Now, if you've nothing constructive to add!!!!!

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Old 16 Oct 2003, 17:21 (Ref:753479)   #5
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Mr Observer I did not think you need new overalls.
I have just retired mine now and have gone for Made to measure from hughes. They are well worth a try. The ones I think you are on about with Sparx plastered over them are a sponsor not a manufacturer. They are made to measure ones but not sure by whom.
Also acording to amazon Sparx are a spanish (or Latin American) group who are still going.
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Old 16 Oct 2003, 18:11 (Ref:753513)   #6
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Why don't you try AWS excellent service and guaranteed for 50 washes.Never had any trouble obtaining theese. Ring NIC at AWS for details.01233 638498,01233 628929,01233 638000.Hope you find this helpfull.
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Old 17 Oct 2003, 07:20 (Ref:754076)   #7
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Well one of them looked German.

So there.
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Old 17 Oct 2003, 07:25 (Ref:754079)   #8
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Thanks fella's!
The AWS overalls are the ones I have now but I'm not that impressed with them!
Also they don't give access to your trouser pockets (For those quieter moments!!)
HT Hughes are the official supplier of the BMMC sponsored overalls and, yes, they are very good.
But I called them earlier in the week and they tried to deter me from buying direct from them (I wanted Made 2 measure) They said they would be very expensive and I should go through Eric Ridler instead!
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Old 17 Oct 2003, 07:26 (Ref:754081)   #9
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Well one of them looked German.

So there.
They were/are both very weird!
You wouldn't think they were brothers would you?
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I should go through Eric Ridler instead!
Their information is out of date - Don Brame has taken over from Eric!
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Old 17 Oct 2003, 07:40 (Ref:754088)   #11
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Eric is still the National Sales person and as such places the order!
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Thanks fella's!
HT Hughes are the official supplier of the BMMC sponsored overalls and, yes, they are very good.
But I called them earlier in the week and they tried to deter me from buying direct from them (I wanted Made 2 measure) They said they would be very expensive and I should go through Eric Ridler instead!
Here! Here! I visited them (Hughes) some two years ago to enquire about having two-piece overalls purpose made - I intended to have two pairs. Unfortunately after costing the manufacture out the complete set cost roughly £40 but there was £100 set up cost, so two pairs would have cost £180.



PS If you do intend to visit them don't go when Stockport County are playing at home because there are parking restrictions.

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They were American actually!

Now, if you've nothing constructive to add!!!!!

s'funny, I thought they were english
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But having said that, I like the pair I had recently supplied by Jaybrand (for Donington ES Rescue unit). Side access to the trouser pockets (tough luck for those who need a handbag stowage. ) Don't know the cost, but not cheap I guess.

I suspect that there may be an issue with supplying overalls with slits in them. I can imagine some H&S freak who may not have done a proper investigation into the actual conditions of use, worrying about a potential point of weakness.

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Old 18 Oct 2003, 20:28 (Ref:755347)   #15
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Observer I have a pair of made to measure on order from Hughes. I emailed them and explained that standard sizes are not very comfortable to ware and would like a pair. I did got told this "We can make a suit for you but it aint cheap"
The cost is around £80 plus vat and P&P. That is what I exected. And as it is to be more comfortable than my current set well worth it.
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Old 18 Oct 2003, 23:20 (Ref:755427)   #16
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SPARX - Saw them at Donington today!! Driving the safety car. Or was that Julian and his mate from the BRSCC! No offence Julian, I think you'd make a great POP star!!! Can just imagine you in leather! OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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But having said that, I like the pair I had recently supplied by Jaybrand (for Donington ES Rescue unit). Side access to the trouser pockets (tough luck for those who need a handbag stowage. ) Don't know the cost, but not cheap I guess.

I suspect that there may be an issue with supplying overalls with slits in them. I can imagine some H&S freak who may not have done a proper investigation into the actual conditions of use, worrying about a potential point of weakness.

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Hmmm why would YOU want side access?? Being a man and all that, I can only imagine. Show me sometime. As for hand bag stowage - well what can I say -
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s'funny, I thought they were english
ORIGINALLY, they were UK/US act, but the brit guys left the band soon after!
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The one with the 'tach was on Never Mind the Buzzcocks the other week.

Weird chap - said very little all night - don't think he grasped the concept that he was only there for the others to rip into him.

Sorry I can't be more help with the overalls. My custom built set from AWS do me just fine.
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With regards AWS overall they are now making two piece sets so give them a try
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