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Original submission May 1st 2007:
Born the son of an automotive engineer. Earliest recollection is of grasping a Dowidat double flat ended imperial spanner.
Enterprise:On stage performing Gilbert and Sullivan (lead) at age 10.</li>
in conjunction with music career mid 20's. Worked with Redgum, Midnight Oil, Goanna Band, Mondo Rock, Dinah Lee.
Cars:First car Austin A30 (at 14). A superb learning platform. It worked for Peter Brock. Performed my own automotive maintenance from the start.</li>
Torch Battery powered electronic ignition. Brake relines.
Designed, built and installed many electronic ignitions from EH onwards.
Dissembled a cable kickdown Trimatic and purchased Trimatic manuals. Supported Trimatics since 1984.
I bought the car in Feb 1987.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Electrical Trade background (Aviation Electrical Fitter and Mains Voltage).
- Degree in Electronics and Communications.
- Long IT career.
- Pilot (class 4 instrument rating), musician, screenwriter.
- Supercomputer Engineer (installed the first into QLD and SA). Kookaburra keel modelled on one machine
configured by me. Australia Telescope eyepiece installed, maintained and upgraded by me.
- Senior Network Engineer.
- MCSE CCDA CCNA CCDP CCNP JNCIS-Junos JNCIS-ENT JNCIS-SEC
- Script Editor on WWII Documentary Remembrance.
- Story Editor on OZ film West.
2. Only ford models.
3. It is my belief that all aeroplanes should be directly or indirectly owned by nations. The support issues are too great to be
handled by individuals no matter how wealthy they are. I've operated
many types of Piper Cherokee, including the 140 that appears in the recently added HQ Holden ad. Most Cessna singles including 182's, 210's excluding the 177 cardinal but none of the taildraggers. My all time favourite were Piper Lances. I've also operated Twins. No byplane time whatsoever. I never saw the point of making a plane that couldn't outrun a car.
4. TR6R '69 Triumph Trophy 650, T160 Triumph Trident.