Starkey 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

The 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!"





Posted: 170722

Original shape of the elm burr gear knob has a
smooth look and is a delight in the hand.

New shape available as an alternative which has proved very popular.

Stuart 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.

The current 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 stuart8vr@gmail.com 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.