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Hey guys, I know its going back a while but i'm really wanting to get a hold of some pics from this competition as my great uncle (John Penman) took out the amateur title (medium division?)..i've also read somewhere that he was featured in "Muscle Power Magazine" as a Weider Pupil but not sure which month!! :roll:

http://www.musclememory.com/show.php?c= ... BBA&y=1955

http://www.musclememory.com/showArticle.php?mb550922

If anyone can help track down some photos that would be awesome.

-Joe

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You should try posting up a question in the Ironage.us forums. The whole site is about bodybuilding in the 50s to the 80s era. There are a few old school pros from back in the day who post on there, there's a good chance someone on there might have some info for you.

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You should try posting up a question in the Ironage.us forums. The whole site is about bodybuilding in the 50s to the 80s era. There are a few old school pros from back in the day who post on there, there's a good chance someone on there might have some info for you.

Thanks, will do. :D

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On 11/06/2009 at 4:14 PM, total_gym1000 said:

Hey guys, I know its going back a while but i'm really wanting to get a hold of some pics from this competition as my great uncle (John Penman) took out the amateur title (medium division?)..i've also read somewhere that he was featured in "Muscle Power Magazine" as a Weider Pupil but not sure which month!! :roll:

http://www.musclememory.com/show.php?c= ... BBA&y=1955

http://www.musclememory.com/showArticle.php?mb550922

If anyone can help track down some photos that would be awesome.

-Joe

K

 

On 03/10/2011 at 8:44 AM, nimeesha said:

John Penman is my great uncle as well, I may be able to track down some pictures of him I know my mum has 1 of him

 

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Joe, l knew John Penman. He was my mentor in late 60s when l won Mr.NZ.He was a gentleman, modest and always a great smile.I did not see him in the 50s when he was at his best but he tried getting back into hard training a couple of times.Richard H

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Hi guys,

 

John Penman was my mums second cousin, from Wanganui. I managed to get these images off here (scanned them so not so great sorry). I even have a hand written recipe for a special protein drink he concocted I'll try and find and post.

 

The elderly lady in the last pic was his mum :)

 

The top left pic on last page, John's parents on the left (Jack & Robbie), and my mums Dads father Reginald Caleb Penman is on the right in that pic.

 

Kind regards

 

STeve

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Wow i love stories like this!!! Should definitely get as much info as you can and have it published. John Hansen is an editor and writes a column for iron magazine and maybe Shawn Perine editor for muscle and fitness mag. Hopefully they would publish the story and their researchers would be able to get more details somehow. Golden era type stuff is always a hit! http://www.naturalolympia.com

 

http://www.muscleandfitness.com/authors/shawn-perine

 

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On 6/10/2009 at 9:14 PM, total_gym1000 said:

Hey guys, I know its going back a while but i'm really wanting to get a hold of some pics from this competition as my great uncle (John Penman) took out the amateur title (medium division?)..i've also read somewhere that he was featured in "Muscle Power Magazine" as a Weider Pupil but not sure which month!! :roll:

http://www.musclememory.com/show.php?c= ... BBA&y=1955

http://www.musclememory.com/showArticle.php?mb550922

If anyone can help track down some photos that would be awesome.

-Joe

hey there, this might be a long shot as you probably don't use this account but if you do I wanted to tell you that John penman was my Grandad and that me and my dad have a tone of photos of him and family, we would also really like a copy of those photos you posted as we have never seen some of them! also I have the special formula for the drink and boy oh boy is I a protine buzz, the drink is the same as 6 large steaks or near that hahah us penmans do it the right way 

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On 4/27/2017 at 7:11 PM, SteveyKeys said:

Hi guys,

 

John Penman was my mums second cousin, from Wanganui. I managed to get these images off here (scanned them so not so great sorry). I even have a hand written recipe for a special protein drink he concocted I'll try and find and post.

 

The elderly lady in the last pic was his mum :)

 

The top left pic on last page, John's parents on the left (Jack & Robbie), and my mums Dads father Reginald Caleb Penman is on the right in that pic.

 

Kind regards

 

STeve

JP1.jpg

JP2.jpg

JP3.jpg

this is my grandad and I would love to get these photos printed in person I have a Facebook account called John penman if you msg that then I will be able to contact you. cheers

 

 

 

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