The Society of Air Racing Historians will hold its first, one-day conference on April 27, 2013. We sincerely hope that you will join us. The attached announcement provides the program details for this special event.
Since the appearance of the Bent Throttles number 2 in February 1997 Anders Bruun has been the leader of the IPMS Racing & Record Aircraft Special Interest Group. After running the SIG for 15½ years he called it a day.
In all the intervening years he has seen to the publication and distribution of 53 Bent Throttles, filled for a large part with articles from his own hand. For me and my fellow members receiving the envelope from Sweden was always a joyful moment filled with anticipation of what the new 'BT' would bring.
So hats off to you Anders Bruun! (Or should I say 'Hattar av dig'?)
For his accomplishments in all these years Anders has earned the title 'Honorary Member' of the SIG.
2 weeks ago there was the biggest modellers event in the world in Telford UK . The SIG was there (as we are every year). I am very proud to let you know that the group was successful again:
We got GOLD for the best SIG display!
With the intensive support from the German friend Stefan Schacht (right) and our British friend Bob Lawrence (center) we were able to show a wide range of post war racers in scale 1/32. Bob was additionally successful at the competition, getting silver for his Cobra 1. Furthermore Bob did the display of the 75th Spitfire anniversary! A life for modelling!
I talked to a lot of interested visitors, maybe some of them will become new members. Some members came along for a talk, like Alex Bigey, but some had been missed this year. Hereby a quick impression, more pictures will be available on new website.
Best regards, Andreas