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by David Gentle
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: rare photos of 1953 nabba universe
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: rare photos of 1953 nabba universe

Dear Ray, just written one letter for it to get lost due to wonky computer, anyway, have scanned and sent to di to put on the forum the official reports and placings of the show, you will see our friend is not mentioned once except for a brief "also ran" list as Tom Connery alias Tam alias Sean. i s...
by David Gentle
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: rare photos of 1953 nabba universe
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: rare photos of 1953 nabba universe

Ray is correct, the "Mr Scotland" title was pure fiction, made up, just to get him into the contest.Those years were probably my peak years as far as going to shows and reading mags are concerned and although i have kept it going for at least another 60 years, my memory still holds, although not wit...
by David Gentle
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: rare photos of 1953 nabba universe
Replies: 10
Views: 104

Re: rare photos of 1953 nabba universe

This sort of stuff really pi**es me off. Too long has our Sean let the myth continue, I was there, Bill Pearl won as said. Third place in amatuer was Peter Farrer. This junk was printed years ago in the Mail. I contacted the editor and sent him a copy of the official results and names of all those w...
by David Gentle
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Has Anyone Heard of This Impressive-Looking Guy?
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Has Anyone Heard of This Impressive-Looking Guy?

Great photo, looks to me he would have been a good wrestler,those arms are amazing especially his forearms. Re the going up the stairs, cant remember off hand, but one old timer, in a circus, used to climb a ladder with a small horse over his shoulder. Back in the day when i had to work for a living...
by David Gentle
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: David's Muscleanous Issue 4
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: David's Muscleanous Issue 4

Just a note guys, the rare and original photos, taken by Arax at the universe showing when Bob Kennedy brought over Paul Getty a strong supporter(he used strands) were kindly given to me by our dear friend Malcolm Whyatt ex Health and Strength owner.(The only hard chore bodybuilding mag left in UK i...
by David Gentle
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: New Members - Greetings & Introductions
Topic: Hello world!
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: Hello world!

HI Rick, welcome to our band of brothers. I would have said "HI" earlier,but been away to an old holiday town, full of book shops,and been searching for the usual ancient muscle mags and books, one day i may even find some, meanwhile still looking, Best wishes mate,and send us in more details, pix, ...
by David Gentle
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: My System of Heavy Exercise by Jay C. Gee
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: My System of Heavy Exercise by Jay C. Gee

If you can, navigate the site and find "Letters" i had from Grimek, wherein, he describes his personal leg routine, right up to advanced years, its a must read. Mind you, as an after thought, he told me when he was long retired, that he wished he had not let ego take over and squat so heavy when he ...
by David Gentle
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Best Physical Culturists
Topic: The Best Physical Culturists of the 1970's
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: The Best Physical Culturists of the 1970's

Serge Nubret, he had a great aesthetic physique. David Gentle
by David Gentle
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Mail Bag - Ask Us a Question
Topic: Peter Seldon
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Re: Peter Seldon

Jayne has sent me a nice load of details and dates, so i have plenty to work on, mainly by looking through the mags which i have, re nabba, although i am supposed to be a life member, i havent heard from them for years, so no idea what they do or who runs it? i did k now Malcolm whyatt kept the main...
by David Gentle
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ray Nobile Joins HOPC Team
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Ray Nobile Joins HOPC Team

I am really chuffed Ray has joined our gang, and what a valuable member he will be! As already said, he has done it all, and most of all was the nations hero................a fireman, what more could you ask for. See later in a forthcoming issue of Muscleanous where we will give you some more info o...