Norway is home to three reported cars and one has just acquired a new owner, Knut Skoglund,
who says the car is complete and in good condition. More details in the next report.
This website, is proving to be of
tremendous help in locating cars around the world. A recent addition to the Register is a
Ray Atwood, a Doretti owner from Nebraska, USA who was surprised to find that there were so
many other cars around. He was also a little disappointed, since he thought he owned a unique
piece of motoring history. I don’t have any many details yet but hopefully Ray will send me
pictures and more info. Over on the East Coast, a Doretti driven by Michael Fatsi was entered
in the May 10th 2001 race-meeting held at the US Navy Base Oceana, Virginia Beach,
Virginia, USA. Does anyone have any contact with Michael or know anything about the car?
Windscreens have been causing furrowed brows over the past weeks. Variations in glass size
between the early cars with exposed frame securing screws in the pillars and the later
smooth-type seem to be the cause of the problem. Hopefully we’ll be able to sort things out in
the next week or so. The hood hold-down fittings were also changed from a peg-and-screw
arrangement to a hooked catch fitting when the windscreen pillars were modified.
Did you know that a Swallow Doretti participated in the 1956 Australian Tourist Trophy race?
The driver was R. Starr and the race was won by Stirling Moss in a Maserati 300S. I came across
this snippet of information in an article about the assembly of Triumph TR3 cars in Australia.
The author, Graeme White, is the historian of the Triumph Sports Owner’s Association an
Australian car club.
Don’t forget that if you would like your car featured on the website, you can send pictures
and information to me at E-mail:
Have you ever noticed that if you try to please everybody - nobody will like it?
... Ken Yankey
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