gearknobs available again|
Stuart Middlemiss says that we're
continuing to produce both the Starkey elm burr gearknobs in both the original
shape and the new, replacement shape. Angus Munro's article describes why they
are so desirable. About 80% of past orders have been for the new shape. Article
knob with the MG insert on the top surface was a special one-off design for the
200th Starkey gearknob and won't be repeated. Stuart Middlemiss says "I'll
have to start thinking what we can do for the 300th!"
shape of the elm burr gear knob has a
smooth look and is a delight in
shape available as an alternative which has proved very popular.
Middlemiss has been in touch to say "following the sudden and sad death
of Terry Starkey, I decided to take over production of the famous Starkey solid
burr elm gearknobs which will continue to bear his name. Terry's wife, Brenda,
is proud that Terry's "legacy" is being carried on and the production
team of craftsmen is unchanged, as is Terry's pricing which was always non-profit
making of course. Last week I sent off the first two gearknobs, numbers 278 and
279, both for RV8s with one destined for Abingdon, no less.
pricing is £45.50, plus £4 P&P for mainland UK - overseas
postage upon application. Whilst we have enough burr elm for about another twelve
knobs, we know of a further supply and will hopefully be able to keep the price
at this level after a new supply of burr elm is purchased.
As you know,
Terry supplied several gearknobs to MGBGTV8 owners and also MGB, MGC, MGF and
TF owners, but he was not averse to seeing them on other marques - there is a
TR6, a Daimler Dart, a Mini Cooper and two E-Types sporting Starkey gearknobs
in various colour finishes".
Contact Stuart Middlemiss at firstname.lastname@example.org
as that is his preferred communication but but if anyone really doesn't use email
and would prefer an alternative, his phone number is 01508 570487.