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Any enquiries relating to tethered cars, hydros or engines to  info@onthewire.co.uk  or contacts below


Retro Racing Club. Information and plans on vintage and modern hydros.
P.E. Hill. Ivy House. Main Road. Great Carlton. Louth. Lincs. LN11 8J. e-mail
70+ hydroplane plans from 1914 to 1990s

Hydro Props: Simon Higgins 01789 565228

MPBA Tethered Hydroplane Section

Section Chairman : Norman Lara. mob 07956423410  e-mail n.lara@btinternet.com
Bridle wire, general guidance and information on preparing and running tethered hydroplanes at home and abroad.

Section Secretary and Treasurer: Sonia Collins. 020 8590 4318 email: sonia.k.collins@btinternet.com

Northern Area Secretary: Bob Kirtley 0191 2515029 email: Robb.kirtley@blueyonder.co.uk

Midland Area Secretary:  John DeMott, 'Hycroft' 3, Peckleton Road. Kirkby Mallory. Leics LE9 7QH
Information on 30cc A Class boats and engines.

Southern Area Secretary:  Jim Free, 54 Delafield Road, Charlton, SE7 7NP. Tel no 0208 8533059
Plans and technical information on all airscrew classes.



Retro Racing Club. Information and plans on older cars, track days.
P.E. Hill. Ivy House. Main Road. Great Carlton. Louth. Lincs. LN11 8J

Bannister Engines. Reproduction Raylite and other tyres.
Unit 1A, Hecla Works. Mounsey Road. Bamber Bridge. Preston. Lancs.

BTCA. British Tether Car Association. David Giles email flatbadger@btinternet.com

FEMA representative Hugh Blowers. email   h.blowers@btopenworld.com

Paul Ironmonger  Oliver castings email   ironmonger619@btinternet.com

Vintage Model Automobile Company D Type ERA tethered car kits email tony-wilkinson@sky.com

Also see  'Sources of Information' for more car related material.


Barton Model Products.  Extensive list of model engines for sale.
John or Paul Goodall, 50 Main Street, Barton under Needwood, Burton upon Trent,
Staffs, DE13 8AA.   Tel. 01283 713715

MECA.  Model Engine Collectors Assoc. Bill and Pat Langley, Director Region 13,
82 Wenvoe Ave, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 5BT email