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Old 07-04-2005, 14:02   #1 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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OT: LJKS?

Had a few glasses of Tesco's best Merlot over the weekend and got to
thinking (as you do).

Does anyone else remember LJK Setright, columnist in Bike magazine in the
70s?

Brilliant writer, vast knowledge of theory and practice, great character.
Is he still writing today? He must be getting on a bit by now. Perhaps I
don't read the right magazines any more. Wonder what he would have made of
Land Rovers. Too all-purpose and clumsy, probably. Her preferred the
light, the precise and the elegant.

Long John Kick Start, they called him. Brilliant guy. Told you it was OT
:-)

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Old 07-04-2005, 14:02   #2 (permalink)
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"Richard Brookman" <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:3ite1lFmdafpU1@individual.net...
> Had a few glasses of Tesco's best Merlot over the weekend and got to
> thinking (as you do).
>
> Does anyone else remember LJK Setright, columnist in Bike magazine in the
> 70s?
>
> Brilliant writer, vast knowledge of theory and practice, great character.
> Is he still writing today? He must be getting on a bit by now. Perhaps I
> don't read the right magazines any more. Wonder what he would have made
> of Land Rovers. Too all-purpose and clumsy, probably. Her preferred the
> light, the precise and the elegant.
>
> Long John Kick Start, they called him. Brilliant guy. Told you it was OT
> :-)


Remember him well, he also had a column in "car" magazine. Dunno what he's
up to now though......
Badger.


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Old 07-04-2005, 14:02   #3 (permalink)
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Badger wrote:

> Remember him well, he also had a column in "car" magazine. Dunno what he's
> up to now though......
> Badger.
>
>


.... and one of the girlie top shelf mags too (or so I'm lead to believe
not ever having read such things, of course)

Great writer. Very informative.

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Old 07-04-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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"SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder" <"dot> wrote in message
news:%ogye.62637$G8.56108@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Badger wrote:
>
> > Remember him well, he also had a column in "car" magazine. Dunno what

he's
> > up to now though......
> > Badger.
> >

Ah, Leonard John Kensell Setright. Author of "You can do it in an MG".

I remember him and Ogri from Bike! magazine very well. Both brilliant
characters, dunno if either of 'em are still around though...
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Old 07-04-2005, 20:01   #5 (permalink)
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TonyB wrote:
> "SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder" <"dot> wrote in message
> news:%ogye.62637$G8.56108@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>
>>Badger wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Remember him well, he also had a column in "car" magazine. Dunno what

>
> he's
>
>>>up to now though......
>>>Badger.
>>>

>
> Ah, Leonard John Kensell Setright. Author of "You can do it in an MG".
>
> I remember him and Ogri from Bike! magazine very well. Both brilliant
> characters, dunno if either of 'em are still around though...
> TonyB
>
>


I saw someone wearing an Ogri t-shirt at a vintage motorbike rally
recently so he must still be alive and kicking somewhere ;-)


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Old 07-04-2005, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: LJKS?

so SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder" < was, like...
> TonyB wrote:
>> "SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder" <"dot> wrote in message
>> news:%ogye.62637$G8.56108@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>>
>>> Badger wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Remember him well, he also had a column in "car" magazine. Dunno
>>>> what

>>
>> he's
>>
>>>> up to now though......
>>>> Badger.
>>>>

>>
>> Ah, Leonard John Kensell Setright. Author of "You can do it in an
>> MG". I remember him and Ogri from Bike! magazine very well. Both
>> brilliant
>> characters, dunno if either of 'em are still around though...
>> TonyB
>>
>>

>
> I saw someone wearing an Ogri t-shirt at a vintage motorbike rally
> recently so he must still be alive and kicking somewhere ;-)


Ogri's fine and healthy (if a little faded) on the wall of a farm building
near here - about 10 foot high. There's a mention of LJKS attending events
(Motoring Writer of the Year I think) last year on Google, so maybe he's
around.

Ogri's Vincent - "crob crob". Paul Smart was a bloody genius. And remember
Malcolm?


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Old 07-04-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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Richard Brookman wrote:
> so SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder" < was, like...
>
>>TonyB wrote:
>>
>>>"SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder" <"dot> wrote in message
>>>news:%ogye.62637$G8.56108@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>>>
>>>
>>>>Badger wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Remember him well, he also had a column in "car" magazine. Dunno
>>>>>what
>>>
>>>he's
>>>
>>>
>>>>>up to now though......
>>>>>Badger.
>>>>>
>>>
>>>Ah, Leonard John Kensell Setright. Author of "You can do it in an
>>>MG". I remember him and Ogri from Bike! magazine very well. Both
>>>brilliant
>>>characters, dunno if either of 'em are still around though...
>>>TonyB
>>>
>>>

>>
>>I saw someone wearing an Ogri t-shirt at a vintage motorbike rally
>>recently so he must still be alive and kicking somewhere ;-)

>
>
> Ogri's fine and healthy (if a little faded) on the wall of a farm building
> near here - about 10 foot high. There's a mention of LJKS attending events
> (Motoring Writer of the Year I think) last year on Google, so maybe he's
> around.
>
> Ogri's Vincent - "crob crob". Paul Smart was a bloody genius. And remember
> Malcolm?
>
>


Ogri has his own web site ... www.ogri.co.uk ... complete with on-line
shop. Now there's a surprise :-)


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Old 07-04-2005, 20:02   #8 (permalink)
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On or around Mon, 4 Jul 2005 19:38:48 +0100, "Richard Brookman"
<newsboy@nowhere.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Had a few glasses of Tesco's best Merlot over the weekend and got to
>thinking (as you do).
>
>Does anyone else remember LJK Setright, columnist in Bike magazine in the
>70s?
>
>Brilliant writer, vast knowledge of theory and practice, great character.
>Is he still writing today? He must be getting on a bit by now. Perhaps I
>don't read the right magazines any more. Wonder what he would have made of
>Land Rovers. Too all-purpose and clumsy, probably. Her preferred the
>light, the precise and the elegant.
>
>Long John Kick Start, they called him. Brilliant guy. Told you it was OT
>:-)


was still around not that long ago. Try looking for the Motor Cycle in yer
newsagents, I've an idea he still had a column in there a bit back.

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Old 07-04-2005, 20:02   #9 (permalink)
Paul - xxx
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Richard Brookman came up with the following;:
> Ogri's Vincent - "crob crob". Paul Smart was a bloody genius. And
> remember Malcolm?


Paul Sample, wasn't it?


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Old 07-05-2005, 04:01   #10 (permalink)
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On Mon, 04 Jul 2005 20:55:28 GMT, "SteveG
<\"s.goodfellow\"@blueyonder" <"dot> wrote:

>TonyB wrote:
>> "SteveG <"s.goodfellow"@blueyonder" <"dot> wrote in message
>> news:%ogye.62637$G8.56108@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
>>
>>>Badger wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Remember him well, he also had a column in "car" magazine. Dunno what

>>
>> he's
>>
>>>>up to now though......
>>>>Badger.
>>>>

>>
>> Ah, Leonard John Kensell Setright. Author of "You can do it in an MG".
>>
>> I remember him and Ogri from Bike! magazine very well. Both brilliant
>> characters, dunno if either of 'em are still around though...
>> TonyB
>>
>>

>
>I saw someone wearing an Ogri t-shirt at a vintage motorbike rally
>recently so he must still be alive and kicking somewhere ;-)


I'm wearing one as I type.

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