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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 19:01:50 GMT
From: "Dexter J" <>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

Salutations: On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 18:09:54 GMT, Saab Guy <> wrote: > > Dexter J, > > Nice. Thanks for that information. WHo is Ray Hoy? > > Can you upload a few scans so we can see? > > Saab Guy > > On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 18:05:47 GMT > "Dexter J" <> wrote: >> >> No pictures of SAAB facilities I'm afraid brother SAAB guy - but lots of >> shots of Ray Hoy's hands in awkward places with his flipping wrist watch >> on. He really should have done a Timex blip-vert at some point. I think Ray Hoy is one of the great unsong hero's out there. Here is an interesting google for you: He seemed to be a sort of staff technical writer for the publication for several decades on anything that wasn't a general issue North American or Leyland car. Although I could easily be wrong on the depth of his work. Did at least one other motorcycle manual I have owned. However - I know I read somewhere I can't find right now that one of the things Ray Hoy was famous for was to make sure he was posed for what books he did write. So - all those hands and arms you see in the practical procedural illustrations in his books are in fact Ray Hoy. Given the extensive assistance and practical guidance that Ray Hoy provided so many of us enthusiasts trying to keep our utility classics on the road - I feel it is sort of important to make some note of the contribution to the culture. It appears that he may have retired or even regrettably passed away. It has also been that Ray Hoy never really existed at all - and was instead a stock 'nom de plume' used to cover the tracks of wayward engineers picking up a few extra bux on the side. But, given that the wrist watch seemed to remain intact and in place in so many different publications with his name on the cover page over the years - I suspect he was in fact a real and much under-recognized writer. Man - would that every be a gig I would kill for.. -- Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Big Sugar - All Over Now all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in no sign up required - all the Time

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