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#1251 Ray Bell

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:38

Originally posted by Lee Nicolle
Worse, Image Shack are now trying to charge for the storage so at a guess a whole lot more will disappear soon. Which is very sad.
While I do not know the logistics if the forum could take pics direct from our own computers I feel most of these problems would disappear, along with the many  technophobes ability to actually post pics.


This has been discussed time after time...

We can safely assume it's not going to happen.

Michael, even you said it's mostly pics from 2007 that have disappeared. Some are still there. 2007 was well before they started to charge, of course, and it's to be assumed that now they're charging it won't be happening.

Weirdest thing is I don't know how or even if I'm paying them!

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#1252 Catalina Park

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:35

How long have I been telling you that my photos are disappearing? Probably about seven years now. Certainly well before they hit on the idea of charging for their lousy service.
You are the only person I know that is pig headed enough to trust them.

Look at the most of the other photos that have gone in those threads, they all have one thing in common.

#1253 Greg McCombie

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:21

Now children, play nicely  :)



#1254 eldougo

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:26

I have gone to Imgur sharer work well.  :up:



#1255 LouiseRoy

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:31

The photo on the Facebook page is clearly the Holmes Formcar, it shows a separate nose section, the Haehnle/my one had a 1 piece centre section including the nose

Where is the Facebook page, Greg? I can't find it. 



#1256 GMACKIE

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 21:17

Wecome, Louise. :wave:

 

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#1257 LouiseRoy

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 22:11

It's strange responding to a conversation five years old. The internet is weird. Frank Gardner meant a lot to me and still does. I learnt to drive Formula Fords at his racing school in Melbourne. Before every hillclimb

or supersprint I've entered recently, I think of him and recall the things he taught me. In turn I have passed on his knowledge to everyone I've taught to drive. I wonder how many of you are still doing some kind of competition driving? I couldn't keep away from it. 


PS: It's sad to hear Frank Gardener passed away today..... great race driver and doer in motorsport.
http://www.cams.com....k-Gardner.aspx

Thread re Frank Gardener here (http://forums.autosp...howtopic=114115)



#1258 Greg McCombie

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 06:02

Where is the Facebook page, Greg? I can't find it. 

Hi Louise, long time no speak  :wave: 
If you look for Historic Formula Vee Australia

in Facebook you should find it, otherwise the address is 

https://www.facebook...s/187370724874/.

 

Cheers

Greg



#1259 275 GTB-4

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:19

When I was quite young living in Darlo, Mum would sometimes give me spending money to buy lollies from Mrs Roy's shop! :cool:



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#1260 275 GTB-4

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 12:06

"Cee Bee Vee"

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#1261 LouiseRoy

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:31

Hi Louise, long time no speak  :wave: 
If you look for Historic Formula Vee Australia

in Facebook you should find it, otherwise the address is 

https://www.facebook...s/187370724874/.

 

Cheers

Greg

Got it!    :wave:



#1262 Wirra

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:04

Looks like moulds for the Ballantyne Vee?

 

http://www.gumtree.c...lds-/1043912577



#1263 Gough1967

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:43

I got word directly from Wakefield Park management today they are holding a
Formula Vee 50th anniversary meeting in February next year, details will be
posted on their website soon but there will be both racing and regularity . :up:


#1264 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:47

Wecome, Louise. :wave:

 

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Please explain, is this an 'alternative' pic through the shrubbery or has Louise joined said shrubbery?  Greg, Louise?



#1265 GMACKIE

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:34

Lee, it's a Grahame Logg photo taken on 14/10/1979 at Huntley Hill, Dapto. Louise was on the track, and not in the "shrubbery".



#1266 GMACKIE

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 22:58

And here are the results:-

 

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#1267 Greg McCombie

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 02:35

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Had the immense pleasure of driving Nigel Jones's immaculate restoration of my Mk2 Rennmax at Wakefield last Tuesday.... last sat in it in 1981 apart from a couple of slow laps at the last Vee school at Amaroo (can't remember when that was). It felt exactly right, had the pace to be on the money with the historic guys & girls. Many thanks to Nigel for his generosity on the day!

 

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Hard to believe that I managed to SQUEEZE in to the old driving suit... had to lose around 10kgs but was determined to get into it :drunk:

 

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Had good games with Paul Alessi (son of Tony) just nice to know that the fun stays with you even if the reflexes may not be quite as sharp  :up: Had not had the pleasure of meeting Tony previously, was before my time when he raced his Mk1 Rennmax


Edited by Greg McCombie, 20 August 2014 - 03:47.


#1268 GMACKIE

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 05:04

I can see you 'getting back into it', Greg......sponsorship from Jenny Craig ?  ;)



#1269 Greg McCombie

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:33

I was thinking more lite & easy, don't have to cook! I am one of the unfortunates who puts on weight looking at the menu

#1270 Ray Bell

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:43

Originally posted by GMACKIE
And here are the results:-
 
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Wow... what a list of names!

Alf and Harry Bargwanna, Phil Revell, Pat Goulding (what was he running?), Terry Harris, John Burrows, Frank Dartell, Laurie Hazelton, Des Wall, Rob Medcalf, Mike Sullivan, Rob Rumble, Ross Woodbridge, Garry Cosser, Darcy Russell I picked out that I knew somehow.

#1271 275 GTB-4

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:27

I see a bloke named Mackie got a new record...

 

Jack Wortmeyer...the SCV? (DNF/DNS/DNS)



#1272 GMACKIE

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 21:26

Garry Cossor was very quick in the SCV - but brutal......not sure if he crashed, or broke it.

 

Old Jack had to build the car strong for Garry, who always seemed fearless to me.

 

Edit;- Spelling correction.


Edited by GMACKIE, 21 August 2014 - 22:47.


#1273 Greg McCombie

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 20:24

Garry Cosser was very quick in the SCV - but brutal......not sure if he crashed, or broke it.

 

Old Jack had to build the car strong for Garry, who always seemed fearless to me.

You're right Greg, Garry was always very quick, but he did manage to find the surrounding scenery fairly often plus the mechanicals of the blown VW were stretched to limit with resulting  unreliability.....



#1274 GMACKIE

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 22:45

Just reallised a spelling error. I assumed Ray Bell's spelling was correct, however it should be Garry Cossor.



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:35

Just reallised a spelling error. I assumed Ray Bell's spelling was correct, however it should be Garry Cossor.


It is dangerous accepting that what Ray Bell says is probably correct

Edited by wilga1, 22 August 2014 - 01:36.


#1276 Ray Bell

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:56

So many names, so many spellings...

Not only that, but hillclimbs have never been a regular preserve of mine, so getting a hillclimber's name wrong on this occasion, one of many thousands of names I have put into entries on this forum, might be excusable. Perhaps Greg even copied my spelling because he realised I usually do get them right.

Did you notice that I recanted on my years of mispelling Alan Hamilton's name with a second 'l' in 'Alan'? It's here somewhere.

Edited by Ray Bell, 22 August 2014 - 07:58.


#1277 brucemoxon

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:24

Alan East - his brother Phil is a top competitor in motorkhanas and Phil's daugher Corinne is the first woman driver to win an Australian Championship outright (two Australian Motorkhana Championships).

 

 

 

Bruce Moxon



#1278 Gough1967

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:48

Alan East took me for some hot laps in his SLR5000 at Oran Park a few years back
on a charity drive day and it was excellent, I noticed his name on the board....RIP OP


#1279 GMACKIE

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 21:47

Alan East........and who remembers happy holidays at East's Beach 'van park, Kiama?

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#1280 Ray Bell

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 22:26

Our family shared a weekend with another down there once...

It was either 1958 or 1959.

#1281 brucemoxon

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 22:52

While we're veering wildly off-topic...

 

East's still have a chain of parks down the South Coast of NSW - Kiama (still - originally their family farm where they allowed a few friends to start camping on weekends, which growed and growed), Narooma, Batemans Bay and the like.

 

Alan still has the Torana, still in the same livery, only with East's signs now. He also owns a production touring car Lancer Evo that did rather well at the Bathurst 12 Hour before the GT3s came along.

 

Oh, and Corinne's daughter Coby has started out in motorkhanas as well.

 

 

 

Bruce Moxon



#1282 GMACKIE

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 23:58

It still may be OK, Bruce....."veering" contains "VEE", does it not?  ;)



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 00:32

Who is 'B Revell'?

 

I never quite followed the Revell dynasty but wasn't Ray the brother or cousin of Aub? Is 'B' perhaps the offspring of Ray?



#1284 Gough1967

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 01:52

That's a "P" Revell on the blackboard not a "B" so Phillip Revell..
 
Peter Finlay sent me this pic of him taking Phil's Rennmax (My Dad's old Vee)
for a test drive at OP for an article he was writing for Racing Car News.

 

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#1285 GMACKIE

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:18

Who is 'B Revell'?

 

I never quite followed the Revell dynasty but wasn't Ray the brother or cousin of Aub? Is 'B' perhaps the offspring of Ray?

Barry Revell, Aub's son, and brother of Phil and Neil.

 

Aub's Brother, Ray also had a son who drove a Vee...Howard.



#1286 275 GTB-4

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:24

Barry Revell, Aub's son, and brother of Phil and Neil.
 
Aub's Brother, Ray also had a son who drove a Vee...Howard.


You really are revelling in all this revealing Revell trivia Mackie :wave:  :smoking:



#1287 GMACKIE

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:26

 

That's a "P" Revell on the blackboard not a "B" so Phillip Revell..
 

 

 

 

B [Barry] Revell is also on the board. He drove a clubman in Group A.



#1288 Gough1967

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 03:04

I should have gone to Specsavers..



#1289 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:00

Aub, of course, drove a Revell Vee...

Howard drove a black Elfin as I recall.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:36

Actually, Aub drove a Standfast......Neil drove a Revell Vee.

 

Howard drove Neville Doherty's Elfin.



#1291 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:42

I remember two Revell Vees running around together...

Aub and Neil, surely?

#1292 GMACKIE

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:01

Not for long.



#1293 Wirra

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:29

...Howard drove Neville Doherty's Elfin.

 

"There were times when Revell dabbled in a bit of circuit racing like 1969 when he purchased a Formula Vee and ran it at Warwick Farm, Oran Park, Amaroo Park, Hume Weir and Bathurst"

 

ref: .http://www.speedcafe...-revell-part-1/

 

and http://www.speedcafe...-revell-part-2/


Edited by Wirra, 24 August 2014 - 04:31.


#1294 GMACKIE

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 22:15

Warwick Farm, 7th December, 1969 :-

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#1295 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 23:14

Greg,, you said "Not for long."

So when did Aub run the Revell alongside Neil's?

#1296 GMACKIE

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 23:43

Before he bought the Stand Fast, Ray.  ;)



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Posted 25 August 2014 - 07:08

Car #8 P. Corner would that be Paul Corner, is he still working in the USA or back in Oz?

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 09:07

Ray, dad was running his old red nota. Still runs it occasionally. Barry Revell I think had a Jay Bee clubman. Allan East still has his SLR/5000. Terry Harris still owns his TR3. Peter Stenning later had the Holden engined IRM. Ian's Racing Machine, built by Ian Fergusson from Dunnedoo in the 60s. Ray Butterworth had the Bowin that was the ex Fergusson car. Des Wall was running his EH Holden. Paul Aitken ran the Couger Leyland, a big banger sports car with. 4.4 alloy Leyland, currently being restored by one of the 888 race engineers in qld. Rob Medcalf was in a his 1st home built clubman, a wedged shaped bronze coloured corolla engined clubbie. Mike Sullivan would have been running the ex John White Milus ford, curly Cowan in his lotus super 7.

Edited by gouldo, 25 August 2014 - 09:09.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 22:33

Was Rob Medcalf's clubbie called a "Robin", gouldo?

 

Here's one of Phil Revell in the Rennmax.....for Paul :wave:

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#1300 Gough1967

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:32

Thanks Greg, much appreciated, .....that's the first hillclimb pic I've seen of Dad's Rennmax
its now saved in my archives...here's one I took at Bernie's last year.
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