the 200th Burr Elm RV8 gearknob|
Starkey is offering the 200th RV8 gearknob through a prize draw aimed at raising
funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The prize is this special 200th RV8 gearknob.
cut, stainless steel RV8 logo, held in an Octagon, is carefully inlaid into the
wood and sealed with a hard, durable finish.
from Terry Starkey|
Terry says "The £2,000 target I set
for the 200th gearknob draw and and John Cumming (208th) fund has now been reached.
The cheque will be presented to Macmillan on Friday 13th February at the Needham
natter dinner and the winning ticket for number 200 will be picked by John Cumming".
Terry adds "please let everyone know that they can still buy tickets as long
as they contact me by Friday lunchtime!"
Unbelievably, more than
200 MG RV8s worldwide now sport a Starkey gearknob! Having acquired his Le Mans
Green RV8 in 2004, Terry Starkey thought the scruffy beige leather gearknob marred
the superb finish of the burr elm dash and door cappings. After a fruitless search
for a replacement burr elm gearknob there was no choice other than to have one
made. Together with friend and fellow RV8 enthusiast, John Cumming, a design was
created from which two gearknobs were made by a highly skilled local woodturner
from his small stock of precious burr elm. An engineer friend developed the specially
shaped insert that
the leather gearlever gaiter in place. The first two gearknobs soon attracted
attention from fellow enthusiasts and the rest, as they say, is history!|
200 is a fine piece of craftsmanship. The laser cut, stainless steel RV8 logo,
held in an Octagon, is carefully inlaid into the wood and sealed with a hard,
durable finish. ou
can win this superb gearknob and raise much needed funds for Macmillan Cancer
Support by entering a draw.
involved in the making of this special 200th gearknob has given their time and
Register - MG Car Club - the
leading group for MG V8 enthusiasts at www.v8register.net|