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  1932 T.E. Lawrence a.k.a. "Lawrence of Arabia" Figurine in Military Uniform (1:12 Scale)
1932 T.E. Lawrence a.k.a. 'Lawrence of Arabia' Figurine in Military Uniform

Minichamps 1932 T.E. Lawrence a.k.a. 'Lawrence of Arabia' Figurine in Military Uniform




 
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Minichamps MIN312321350 1932 T.E. Lawrence a.k.a. "Lawrence of Arabia" Figurine in Military Uniform (1:12 Scale) "I'm not a speed merchant, but ride fairly far in the day (occasionally 700 miles, often 500) and at a fair average, for the machine's speed in the open lets one crawl through the towns, & still average 40-42 miles in the hour. The riding position & the slow powerful turn-over of the engine at speeds of 50 odd give one a very restful feeling. There, it is no good telling you all you knew before I did: they are the jolliest things on wheels."
- T.E. LAWRENCE, a.k.a. "Lawrence of Arabia"

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (August 16th, 1888 - May 19th, 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. His vivid writings, along with the extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, have made him the object of fascination throughout the world as Lawrence of Arabia, a title popularized by the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia based on his life.

Lawrence's public image was due in part to American journalist Lowell Thomas's sensationalised reportage of the Revolt, as well as to Lawrence's autobiographical account, Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

Pictured here is a 1:12 scale replica of T.E. Lawrence (a.k.a. 'Lawrence of Arabia') figure intended for use with the Brough 1932 Superior motorcycle. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Height: 4 inches

Release Date: February 2011

TO GEORGE BROUGH
27.9.26

Dear Mr. Brough,

Yesterday I completed 100,000 miles, since 1922, on five successive Brough Superiors, and I'm going abroad very soon, so that I think I must make an end, and thank you for the road-pleasure I have got out of them. In 1922, I found George I (your old Mark I) the best thing I'd ridden, but George V (the 1922 SS100) is incomparably better. In 1925 and 1926 (George IV & V) I have not had an involuntary stop, & so have not been able to test your spares service, on which I drew so heavily in 1922 and 1923.

Your present machines are as fast and reliable as express trains, and the greatest fun in the world to drive: - and I say this after twenty years experience of cycles and cars.

They are very expensive to buy, but light in upkeep (50-65 m.p.g. of petrol, 4000 m.p.g. oil, 5000-6000 miles per outer cover, in my case) and in the four years I have made only one insurance claim (for less than 5) which is a testimony to the safety of your controls & designs. The S.S.100 holds the road extraordinarily. It's my great game on a really pot-holed road to open up to 70 m.p.h. or so and feel the machine gallop: and though only a touring machine it will do 90 m.p.h at full throttle.

I'm not a speed merchant, but ride fairly far in the day (occasionally 700 miles, often 500) and at a fair average, for the machine's speed in the open lets one crawl through the towns, & still average 40-42 miles in the hour. The riding position & the slow powerful turn-over of the engine at speeds of 50 odd give one a very restful feeling.

There, it is no good telling you all you knew before I did: they are the jolliest things on wheels.

Yours very sincerely,

T.E. LAWRENCE

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