Graber and Wikipedia

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John Murch
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Graber and Wikipedia

Postby John Murch » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:21 am

In researching some Graber bodied cars, I looked at the Wikipedia entry for Graber. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graber

I was surprised to read the following "The Alvis Owners’ Club maintains that the resemblance between the Graber bodied cars and those bodied by the UK firms was only superficial."

Surely that is not the view of the Club? Park Ward, as I understand matters, purchased the Jigs etc., and while the design was modified, describing it as only having a superficial resemblance seems unlikely. Perhaps someone with knowledge of how to edit wiki content could amend the entry to something more realistic.

john

RichardWallach
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Re: Graber and Wikipedia

Postby RichardWallach » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:13 am

John,

At first instance it would be interesting to know who wrote the item. A comment by the Chairman would be appreciated.


Richard
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AAT
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Re: Graber and Wikipedia

Postby AAT » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:21 pm

The original website is no longer current but I have amended the Wiki entry which was inaccurate in several respects.

Brian Maile
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Re: Graber and Wikipedia

Postby Brian Maile » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:35 pm

It is well known that you should not believe everything you read on such sites. John Fox, our Graber Model Secretary, is much better informed to comment on Graber cars than I but I believe that the Graber cars were a significant influence on the redesign of the 3 litre cars.

paddysteel7
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Re: Graber and Wikipedia

Postby paddysteel7 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:50 am

Hi all
I just found this linked to the wikipedia page above and it says the same thing that John changed
http://www.coachbuild.com/2/index.php/e ... ory/graber
I dont know which came first?
Patrick Steel
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