Win the 200th Burr Elm RV8 gearknob

Terry 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.


Laser cut, stainless steel RV8 logo, held in an Octagon, is carefully inlaid into the wood and sealed with a hard, durable finish.

Updated: 150209
Posted: 141009

Update 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
holds the leather gearlever gaiter in place. The first two gearknobs soon attracted attention from fellow enthusiasts and the rest, as they say, is history!

Number 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.
Everyone involved in the making of this special 200th gearknob has given their time and effort free.
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