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#1 Auroraf1

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 16:28




Can anyone remeber the names any particular saloon car races (pre 1970) famously held at Oulton Park?





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#2 Alan Cox

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 17:28

The most famous must surely be the 1967 Tourist Trophy, which was run as a round of the European Touring Car Championship...
http://homepage.mac......ton Park.html
...or are you looking for names of sponsored races, Phil? I can recall the Redex Gold Cross Trophy, while Osram-GEC sponsored a saloon series in the late '60s, as well as the Spring Grove Trophy series.

#3 David Wright

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 20:52

From 1963 - 1968 the British Saloon Car Championship races run at the Spring and Gold Cup meetings do not seem to have a particular name or title.

Edited by David Wright, 01 June 2009 - 20:53.


#4 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 20:52

Redex Gold Croos in 1969 was quite a common one at Oulton - my late Dad did four of them at Oulton that year alone!!

#5 elansprint72

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 22:17

Can anyone remeber the names any particular saloon car races (pre 1970) famously held at Oulton Park?


BARC Spring Grove series.

Hepolite-Glacier Saloon Car Championship.

#6 sterling49

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 22:43

The Redex Gold X, Osram-GEC and the Spring Grove Trophy series were all championships at Brands, as was the Westover series, was that a southern based series, or did it go to Oulton too?




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Posted 01 June 2009 - 22:48

The Redex Gold X, Osram-GEC and the Spring Grove Trophy series were all championships at Brands, as was the Westover series, was that a southern based series, or did it go to Oulton too?


Spring Grove had a round at Oulton- no idea then, or now, what Spring Grove was!


#8 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 22:51

Spring Grove had a round at Oulton- no idea then, or now, what Spring Grove was!

Wasn't it linen hire, or some such.


#9 sterling49

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 23:10

Wasn't it linen hire, or some such.


Spot on Ian, they were the never ending towels and entry carpets etc. :wave:


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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:24

All great suggestions chaps, keep them coming.

It is in fact HSCC who want to put a name to a saloon car race at the Gold Cup and have asked me for ideas.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:49

All great suggestions chaps, keep them coming.

It is in fact HSCC who want to put a name to a saloon car race at the Gold Cup and have asked me for ideas.



Westovers, Springrove and Osram are all still trading.....surely a good link to their past, although Westover is predominantly Hants & Wilts based.


#12 bradbury west

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:10

If HSCC want to do the nostalgia thing and have it related to old saloon car races , perhaps Westover is the more appropriate since Westover Driving Shoes' owner, Ted Lewis, was a saloon car racer of some repute, Riley 1.5 among others IIRC, hence his sponsorship. But I suppose that HSCC would need someone to stump up some money for the series' title name
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:19

All great suggestions chaps, keep them coming.

It is in fact HSCC who want to put a name to a saloon car race at the Gold Cup and have asked me for ideas.



If HSCC want to do the nostalgia thing and have it related to old saloon car races , perhaps Westover is the more appropriate since Westover Driving Shoes' owner, Ted Lewis, was a saloon car racer of some repute, Riley 1.5 among others IIRC, hence his sponsorship. But I suppose that HSCC would need someone to stump up some money for the series' title name
Roger Lund


If I read it correctly this is going to be a one-off. Therefore why not approach one of the companys still trading (e.g. Westovers, Springrove or Osram) to see if they would be willing to put up a Trophy etc?