The Wise Men
The Lancia community has been blessed by some very wise and knowledgeable folks. However, some of these are up in the years, and we would do well to recognize their knowledge and be aware of how lucky we are to have them.
Several of these "wise men" deserve special recognition: they have held the community together with their knowledge and contributions. Many are in Great Britain:
Others lost include Guido Rosani and Beppe Regazzoni in Italy, and in the US, Bill Stebbins, Walt Spak and Bob Williams of Pittsburgh. Bill was a former Boeing engineer who could see through the Lancia complexities with clarity; Walt had been Tom Sheehan's parts manager from the 1970s, and knew every part by name and number; Bob was the best Aurelia restorer in the country, having studied Lancia originality for many years with Walt).
Our wise men are not so young - so please go visit them, pay your respects, raise a glass, give them a hug. Treasure them for many years of Lancia love and their irreplaceable knowledge.
11/14/2022 01:10:57 pm
Very nice post, and a very important message.
11/15/2022 01:37:47 pm
A very nice and timely tribute to all those on whom we lean on for education, support and encouragement as we pursue our hobby. John would echo your thoughts, and would be happy to be considered as one of the many who has contributed over the years. All of them do it not for a wage, but out of interest and love for the subject and a wish to share the enjoyment, which makes all of their contributions, and yours, all the more valuable. Best wishes Neil
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