Ken Butcher wrote: Hi Bozi, Neale Lawson copied
your email regarding the enquiry from Mr Vesty to me as the current owner of the
Star in the photograph. I am keen to collect as many historic photos of my car
as possible, so I would be very grateful if you would forward this email to Mr
Vesty, so that I may ask if he could send me a larger version for my collection.
In return, I would be very happy to send him a photograph of the car in its
current form. With thanks. Ken Butcher
Ken Butcher wrote: Hi Bozi, Thanks for your email.
Attached are a couple of pictures of the car in its present form. I really don't
know much about the car before it came into the hands of the previous owner, the
late Gordon Rose, from whom I bought it two and a half years ago. Gordon had
mentioned to me that the car was once used as a photographer's prop and this is
beautifully confirmed by Mr Vesty's photo. It is amazing that a photo from 60
years ago suddenly appears and, via you, the SVVS and Neale Lawson, finds its
way to the current owner of the car. The car looks quite different now. As Neal
mentioned in his email, the (non-original) body shown in Mr Vesty's photo was
replaced by Gordon with an original Star body from a different car. I have also
re-registered the car with an age-related number since the original number was
sadly retained by a previous owner. Unfortunately, I have been struggling to get
the car running properly since I bought it but hopefully I will get it sorted
this year. Best wishes.Ken Bozi Mohacek wrote: Hi Paul, The answer to your
enquiry is now our Help Page. We have been able to obtain chapter and verse on
the car and have been in contact with the current owner.
Bozi Mohacek wrote: Hi Paul, The answer to your enquiry is now our Help Page. We have been able to obtain chapter and verse on the car and have been in contact with the current owner.
Paul Vesty wrote: Hi Bozi, Big thanks to yourself, Ariejan, Neale and Ken for the info. I would have had my curiosity satisfied if you had identified the marque but you guys have found the actual car amazing!. Good to hear its in good hands hopefully my little bit of info will add to this little Stars history file. I only have the one postcard sized picture. That brought back memories of a trip to the beach that holiday that ended with a very sharp summer storm and my parents struggling up very steep narrow steps with me in driving rain in search of shelter!. I have a vague memory of Genevieve being mentioned when my parents spoke of the car. Obviously the car is not Genevieve and I doubt if it was even in the film but I guess the photographer used its London to Brighton history to associate it with the popular film to promote his business. Good luck with the restoration Ken its great that folks like yourself are working to preserve our industrial heritage. I imagine you guys enjoy the chase for info but I am really grateful for your knowledge and efforts Bozi and the SVVS are a good focus to pull info from all over and share in the right direction. Again thanks to you guys [and Zack Stiling that pointed me in your direction]. Best regards Paul