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    Arthur Goddard's Birthday Trip

    I left home at 10AM this morning with tilt on & light rain Neil McLeod passed me just before the turn to Arthur's retirement village about 11AM. By then the sun was out & we had blue sky I parked my 80" beside Arthurs sons new Defender & removed the tilt & bow for some photo's before Arthur came out for some more shots of him with the two LR's. Around 11.45 we left the village with Arthur in the S1 for the short drive to the venue were they were to celebrate his 100th birthday. On arrival Neil & I thanked the family for letting be a part of his celebration & headed home. About 5Min's from home the sky opened up , unfortunately I had not refitted the tilt so got a little wet.
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    I asked Arthur if he would sign a alum plate for me , but due to his poor eye site he did have trouble . It is same size as 80" grill badge , I will clear coat it & mount on my grill . Arthur Goddard's Birthday Trip-20210131_142930-1-.jpg Arthur Goddard's Birthday Trip-20210131_114104.jpg His son said most things he signs these day AG .
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    Thanks Wayne and Neil for making this happen.
    Cheers,
    Mick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer View Post
    Thanks Wayne and Neil for making this happen.
    Cheers,
    Mick.
    I think I speak for Neil & my self . it was a pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer View Post
    Thanks Wayne and Neil for making this happen.
    Cheers,
    Mick.
    Yes. It was an honour to be able to help out on a very special day for the Goddard family.

    He was genuinely pleased to see the 80 waiting in the car park.

    Cheers,

    Neil
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    Arthur Goddard's Birthday Trip-arthur-lro.jpg My good friend John Dean sent me this this today. From latest LRO Mag. I would like to thank Neil for the opportunity to do this for Arthur.
    Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1950landy View Post
    Arthur Goddard's Birthday Trip-arthur-lro.jpg My good friend John Dean sent me this this today. From latest LRO Mag. I would like to thank Neil for the opportunity to do this for Arthur.
    Wayne
    very good well done
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1950landy View Post
    Arthur Goddard's Birthday Trip-arthur-lro.jpg My good friend John Dean sent me this this today. From latest LRO Mag. I would like to thank Neil for the opportunity to do this for Arthur.
    Wayne
    Wayne,

    Hello again and thanks for posting this shot of the article and back on the day helping to make the whole exercise happen.

    Of all the activities that you could do around the world in one of the few truly global vehicles, helping the fellow who was principally tasked with designing and prototyping it to celebrate his centenary has to be near the apex. It was a pretty special day Genuinely appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Neil
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