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#1 Gatmo

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 20:14

If you like watching top cars and drivers in a really relaxed atmosphere and from very close quarters, Mallory Park is the place to be...........

Every Wednesday morning is General Testing where anything and everything usually turns up, today saw an ex De Angelis Lotus, ex Nilsson JPS Lotus, ex Stewart Elf Tyrrell, ex Lammers Samson Shadow, ex Ribieiro F2 March BMW F2, ex Patrese Ragno Arrows plus FF1600's, Historic FF2000's and other assorted saloon cars.

Also, in the past few weeks, Mike Wilds has tested an FW06 and FW07 Williams plus an ex Ronnie Peterson March 761 plus Simon Hadfield is a regular attendee with an overflowing toybox......

Its much better than seeing cars lying in a museum!

Also, an open invitation goes out to any TNF'ers that would like to watch a session from high up in the Control Tower in the warm and dry, please come and say hello! :)

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#2 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 14:47

Do you know what is turning up this wednesday (14th)?, might turn up while i am off school :)

#3 Giraffe

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 18:21

Do you know what is turning up this wednesday (14th)?, might turn up while i am off school :)

I was thinking of going next Wednesday myself. I'm at Warstock so PM me if you need a lift. :wave:


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Posted 09 April 2010 - 18:47

Are these guys turning out at Mallory because of the demise of Donington. I am aware that a lot of the Historic Formula One guys go mid-week testing whenever they can and sometimes turn up with the cars and drivers from the Masters series because the cars are similar. I would love to go to these test days but work gets in the way!! Abba Kogan drives in both series and owns some lovely cars. He is a Matra devotee and has also got a Williams or two and a couple of Arrows. The drivers are very friendly too and that makes these test days a whole lot more enjoyable. I can`t wait for the first wekend of July and Brands Hatch!! Meanwhile, if I am passing Mallory I may just drop in - cheers for the tip-off....KM

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#5 Giraffe

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 18:59

Are these guys turning out at Mallory because of the demise of Donington. I am aware that a lot of the Historic Formula One guys go mid-week testing whenever they can and sometimes turn up with the cars and drivers from the Masters series because the cars are similar. I would love to go to these test days but work gets in the way!! Abba Kogan drives in both series and owns some lovely cars. He is a Matra devotee and has also got a Williams or two and a couple of Arrows. The drivers are very friendly too and that makes these test days a whole lot more enjoyable. I can`t wait for the first wekend of July and Brands Hatch!! Meanwhile, if I am passing Mallory I may just drop in - cheers for the tip-off....KM


Kogan's cars are run by Colin Bennett. Kubota is renting the Fw07c and Abba is driving the FW06 until his Ligier JS17 is ready. He pranged the Williams at Silverstone and borrowed an Arrows for the weekend. :wave:

#6 Gary C

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 19:42

I do know Mike Wilds has been testing various Williams over the last 3 Wednesdays at Mallory.

#7 Gatmo

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 20:30

Mike has tested an ex Peterson March and FW06 and FW07 Williams' chassis over the last month.

#8 Giraffe

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 20:36

Mike has tested an ex Peterson March and FW06 and FW07 Williams' chassis over the last month.

The Williams are both the Kogan owned cars run by Colin Bennett and the March is the Kubota owned ex-Peterson Museum Monza winning March 761, also run by Bennett. Mike Wilds has been driving Williams (& other cars) for Colin for about 25 years.


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Posted 09 April 2010 - 20:44

The Williams are both the Kogan owned cars run by Colin Bennett and the March is the Kubota owned ex-Peterson Museum Monza winning March 761, also run by Bennett. Mike Wilds has been driving Williams (& other cars) for Colin for about 25 years.

I had dinner with him on the evening after his outing in the FW07 and he enjoyed himself no end and was making some quick times too.

#10 Giraffe

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 20:54

I had dinner with him on the evening after his outing in the FW07 and he enjoyed himself no end and was making some quick times too.


Well he should know the car by now; Colin ran Mike in an FW07C as long ago as 1983!

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#11 SteveG

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 21:04

Well he should know the car by now; Colin ran Mike in an FW07C as long ago as 1983!

http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=3755491


I know, he was getting air over Clay Hill in it too.

#12 Thundersport

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 23:32

Expect to see a Tyrrell 025 as Abba has one of these to race in Euroboss this year.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 19:28

Expect to see a Tyrrell 025 as Abba has one of these to race in Euroboss this year.



isn't it a 023 he had raced last year ?





#14 Pink Snail

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 21:05

Kogan's cars are run by Colin Bennett. Kubota is renting the Fw07c and Abba is driving the FW06 until his Ligier JS17 is ready. He pranged the Williams at Silverstone and borrowed an Arrows for the weekend. :wave:

Giraffe, I may be wrong on this one, but I believe Abba`s Ligiers are all prepared by Liaz Jakhara and his men at Zul Racing in Derby. I cannot wait to see the JS17 on the grid again. Abba has a real soft spot for the Ligier cars and they are always a crowd pleaser when he gets one of them out. There is currently one of Abba`s Ligiers in the collection at Donington. Colin Bennett seems to be pretty busy right now with all the cars he`s preparing - he might need more than one full pit at Brands if he carries on at this rate!!!

#15 Giraffe

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 21:10

Giraffe, I may be wrong on this one, but I believe Abba`s Ligiers are all prepared by Liaz Jakhara and his men at Zul Racing in Derby. I cannot wait to see the JS17 on the grid again. Abba has a real soft spot for the Ligier cars and they are always a crowd pleaser when he gets one of them out. There is currently one of Abba`s Ligiers in the collection at Donington. Colin Bennett seems to be pretty busy right now with all the cars he`s preparing - he might need more than one full pit at Brands if he carries on at this rate!!!


Colin's only got the Williams (& Kubota's March). He was working out of the Malkie's place at Antrobus (Chevron Racing) but I'm not sure if he's still there given the GR8 production that must require quite alot of space at the moment?


#16 Thundersport

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 22:39

isn't it a 023 he had raced last year ?

Doh yep stand corrected the grey matter is tired!

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#17 Giraffe

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 16:44

Good to his word, Wayne / Gatmo welcomed me to the control tower on a distinctly chilly morning! Pullman99/Ian had seemingly taken an extended coffee break at work and put in an appearance too! Didn't see tyrrellp346/Arron tho'??? A few random images from this morning....

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#18 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 18:05

Whose is the Maserati V8 R1? Is it the ex-Doug Marr car, albeit in a lighter shade of blue?

#19 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 18:22

Couple of images of the Williams FW05 that turned up at mallory today.

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Driver :confused:

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Great way to spend a day of the school holidays :)

Edited by tyrrellp346wheels, 15 April 2010 - 13:46.


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#20 Gary C

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 18:28

where else can you go and see machinery like that on a Wednesday morning FOR FREE??

#21 Phil Rainford

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 18:38

I will have to find some customers in Hinckley.......... and fast :)


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#22 Gatmo

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 19:07

Nice to meet Giraffe this morning, yes it was cold but the usual eclectic mix of machinery kept everybody entertained :)

For any closet bike fans lurking on here, ex JPS Norton factory rider Steve Spray was reunited with his awesome 1990 rotary 588 superbike this afternoon, i'd forgotten how good it sounded....

Btw, the driver of the Walter Wolf ex Ickx car today was Joe Twyman.



#23 Pink Snail

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 19:10

Great pictures from Mallory Park Giraffe, thanks for posting them and it makes me want to be in Hockenheim later this month. Alas, I have just had open wallet surgery and am in the process of fitting a new kitchen in my humble abode!! Will definately be at Brands for the Superprix meeting in July though!!!

#24 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 19:13

Some of my images I took of the surtees (ts19 :confused: ) today at mallory

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Thanks for letting me know of the drivers name gatmo :)

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#25 Giraffe

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 19:19

The Surtees TS20 is usually driven by Anthony Hancock, but he was parked up the pit road, so I can't confirm if it was him under the helmet.

#26 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 19:40

And the other 70's F1 car to turn up at Mallory today,

Mike Wilds in the Williams FW06

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Thanks Giraffe for letting me know about the driver of the surtees and the chassis name :clap:

#27 Giraffe

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 20:09

Whose is the Maserati V8 R1? Is it the ex-Doug Marr car, albeit in a lighter shade of blue?


Not sure Alan, but it was run by the same guys who were running the 8C.

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#28 ndpndp

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 20:44

Not sure Alan, but it was run by the same guys who were running the 8C.

I cannot see a Maserati 8C in any of your photos........

#29 David McKinney

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 20:50

where else can you go and see machinery like that on a Wednesday morning FOR FREE??

Refer blood pressure thread :)

#30 Giraffe

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 21:42

I cannot see a Maserati 8C in any of your photos........


My most humble apologies...............

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#31 Giraffe

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 21:46

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The Birdcage on track and the Wolf Williams goes for the paddock gate.

And a little bit of wizardry from Patrick Head....
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The clutch servo integrated into the chassis tubing on the FW06. :smoking:

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'Coming through!' :eek:

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#32 Thundersport

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 22:36

Great pics thanks chaps.


#33 Giraffe

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 07:37

Giraffe, I may be wrong on this one, but I believe Abba`s Ligiers are all prepared by Liaz Jakhara and his men at Zul Racing in Derby.


That is no longer the case....... ;)

...& Nicholson McLaren have been given £1m to build up 10 x V12s......... :eek:

#34 Lifew12

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:08

...busy working out how to get to Mallory from here.....great stuff!

#35 Giraffe

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:13

Whose is the Maserati V8 R1? Is it the ex-Doug Marr car, albeit in a lighter shade of blue?

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On track yesterday. :wave:

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#36 Giraffe

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:34

Oh, and sombody arrived at the Mallory Paddock caff in a rather nice motor....

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I was wondering who '3 SGG' could be???

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#37 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 13:18

Oh, and sombody arrived at the Mallory Paddock caff in a rather nice motor....

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I wwas wondering who '3 SGG' could be???


Don't know who he is but he got a lot of stick from the hairpin marshalls :rotfl:

#38 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 13:34

Some more photos I took at Mallory yesterday,

Ralt RT1
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Cooper T20 :confused:
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#39 Giraffe

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 13:35

Don't know who he is but he got a lot of stick from the hairpin marshalls :rotfl:


3 SGG.......... SIMON GILLETT?!?! :eek:


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#40 David McKinney

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 15:24

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Please help keep TNF free of such monstrosities :down:


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Posted 15 April 2010 - 15:31

More helpfully?

The newer Cooper looks like a T51 (possibly built from a T43 or T45?)

The ERA is unmistakably R4D

#42 Giraffe

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 15:33

I assume it's largely the roll-over bar and full-face helmet you find objectionable, David? If so, I agree with you for once. ;)

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 17:27

This is so irritating- every time I visit Caterham Midlands- two miles from circut- I call in to see what is going on at Mallory. At least 15 visits over last few years and all I've seen is a bloke mowing grass....And not with an F1 car..

#44 Gatmo

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 17:45

What particular gripe did you have about the guy cutting the grass? Too long, too short, too fast, too slow? I never knew i had an audience...... :lol:

We have stuff on track on 5 days per week, every Saturday/Sunday/Wednesday and usually Thursday and Friday if that helps.

#45 Gatmo

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 22:13

Could anyone provide a conservative guess at the respective price tags of the Birdcage Maser and stablemates shown in the pictures?

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 13:37

Please help keep TNF free of such monstrosities :down:

With you all the way David. I'm embarassed to say the car belongs to a friend of mine

#47 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 13:55

Some of the other single seaters that turned up at mallory

80's Formula Ford 1600 Van Diemen RF80

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Two Maserati's, 6CM and a V8R1

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Bugatti Type 59

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Witch didn't last long as it was one of the first cars to leave the circuit.

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#48 David McKinney

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 15:59

Maseratis are a 6CM and a V8RI :)

Edited by David McKinney, 16 April 2010 - 16:00.


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Posted 16 April 2010 - 16:03

Thanks David, I will edit :)

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 16:08

The Van Diemen is a RF80 :)


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