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#51 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 16:11

Thought it was a Van Diemen, thanks Phill I will edit :)

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#52 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 16:12

Does any one know what the red F3 car is on page 1, I think its a Ralt RT1, am I correct :confused:

#53 David McKinney

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 16:20

Of course

You started well... :)

#54 Alan Cox

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 17:36

Any a Buggati (I Think)

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

The ex-King Leopold Bugatti Type 59, owned by Hubert Fabri and run by Tim Dutton.

#55 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 17:46

Thanks Alan :) I will edit.

Edited by tyrrellp346wheels, 16 April 2010 - 17:46.


#56 Giraffe

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 18:05

The ex-King Leopold Bugatti Type 59, owned by Hubert Fabri and run by Tim Dutton.


I got to the paddock at the 9.30am shift change and the Bugatti had left by then. It was only Ian / Pullman99 who told me it had been there! I hope there was nothing wrong with it?
Oh, and as I left at 12.30pm, the Van Diemen was being pushed in with a scrunched nose.

Edited by Giraffe, 16 April 2010 - 18:10.


#57 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 18:22

Yeah, as I was getting into my uncles car about 12:25 at the car park near the hairpin there was a huge bang as a car hit the wall, so it was probaly the Van Diemen losing it exiting the hairpin.

#58 Phil Rainford

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 18:38

Looking at Mr Arron's pictures from China ....if you are not careful Mallory Park will be getting more spectators watching on a Wednesday than the first day of a GP practice :)

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#59 Gatmo

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 18:39

Stuart Kestenbaum's Van Diemen came into contact with a Dallara F3 car on the Hairpin exit, minor damage to both. Not sure who started it...

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#60 Gatmo

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 18:41

Looking at Mr Arron's pictures from China ....if you are not careful Mallory Park will be getting more spectators watching on a Wednesday than the first day of a GP practice :)

PAR


Irrespective of the spectator numbers, they will see more overtaking in 15mins at Mallory than in any GP. ;)

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 18:47

From what I gather from Mr Wilds, he's enjoying himself immensely, and is due to test a Ligier there next. Nice work if you can get it!

#62 Giraffe

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 21:33

From what I gather from Mr Wilds, he's enjoying himself immensely, and is due to test a Ligier there next. Nice work if you can get it!


The Ligier JS17 belonging to Abba Kogan and the ex-Jo Bonnier Lola T70Mk3b SL76/143 are both nearing completion with Colin Bennett and as Mike is his test driver, he is likely to be seen out in both cars in the near future.


#63 icarus

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 18:11

Next week should be very good,last chance to test before Monaco historic meeting.Should also be able to see a sportsracer from the seventies that i am sure none of you have ever seen before.A real ten pointer in the I SPY book of obscure racing cars.

#64 mfd

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 21:39

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

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Driver :confused:


It is Joe Twyman

#65 Giraffe

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:38

Next week should be very good,last chance to test before Monaco historic meeting.Should also be able to see a sportsracer from the seventies that i am sure none of you have ever seen before.A real ten pointer in the I SPY book of obscure racing cars.


If I haven't seen it before, it didn't run in the 70's, Icarus.......... :smoking: (A clever bit of marketing, however...... Btw, who are you?) :cat:

Edited by Giraffe, 18 April 2010 - 06:44.


#66 Giraffe

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:42

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


It does no harm to read the thread, mfd............... :wave:


#67 icarus

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 18:07

If I haven't seen it before, it didn't run in the 70's, Icarus.......... :smoking: (A clever bit of marketing, however...... Btw, who are you?) :cat:

I used to be someone who used to be someone.

#68 Giraffe

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 18:13

I used to be someone who used to be someone.


I'll know you when I see you them! (or the person you used to be). :wave:


#69 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 15:16

Next week should be very good,last chance to test before Monaco historic meeting.Should also be able to see a sportsracer from the seventies that i am sure none of you have ever seen before.A real ten pointer in the I SPY book of obscure racing cars.


I SPY a Huron Variomatic! :love:

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#70 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 15:44

Historic F1 testing at Mallory Park this morning....

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Glorious wailing Matra MS120 / 6

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JPS -8 if you believe the chassis plate.....(Lotus 77 to me).

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Dickie Attwood tries Brabham BT26 / 4 for size.......

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....and eventually gets comfortable (sort of!)

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ex-Carlos Pace Surtees TS14 (with TS16 nose)

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Surtees TS16 (without nose)

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Familiar name....

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...in a rather wacky Benetton-Judd. I really don't know what that was all about :confused:

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Edited by Giraffe, 22 April 2010 - 10:19.


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 15:56

Won't be surprised to see him at Spa RMU in BOSS GP as a "big name" is expected there in this serie.

#72 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 16:02

Three F3s.....

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Lovely Lotus 41 / 12B

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A rather familiar March, but with Marcus Pye behind the wheel rather than Rupert Keegan

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Super little Alexis Mk8 build from a box of bits in a matter of days with Monaco pressing.......

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Where's the duck tape??? Here's the bill mate!!! :lol:

Edited by Giraffe, 22 April 2010 - 10:18.


#73 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 16:29

Spot the TNFer.....

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MCS / Mark oop north for a meeting, marvels at the Daf Variomatic transmission on the Huron. IIRC, this car won it's class in the 1972 European Hillclimb Championship and will be given a whirl tomorrow at Mallory by it's Dutch owners. It's next most likely appearance will be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was great to see Mark there this morning too after an 18 year absence from the circuits. When he got over the shock of how chilly it can be north of Watford Gap, he couldn't believe how much the circuit had changed over the years......

Edited by Giraffe, 21 April 2010 - 16:30.


#74 RTH

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 16:42

Wonderful photographs Tony.

#75 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 16:56

Wonderful photographs Tony.


Just snaps by TNF standards, Richard.... :blush:

A few more random pics from this morning....

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Nice little Osca

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Lola T70 & hotseat

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MG..... anyone?

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Nifty little Cooper-Climax

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Ian Rowley's new car, an Argo I think.....

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A familiar Alfa

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Eclectic mix at the Hairpin; Audi R8, Lola T70 & closing them both down fast, a Citreon 2CV............... :eek:

Edited by Giraffe, 21 April 2010 - 17:01.


#76 MCS

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 17:10

What a fabulous morning! I am so pleased I dropped by. A bit strange returning after so many years...

Thank you for your excellent company, Tony. Some wonderful machinery on display, both in the paddock and on the track. I was actually quite taken aback by the presentation of the cars - absolutely astounding in some cases. I never saw the Keegan March looking as good as that :lol: and the Huron was absolutely beautiful. And the Matra... well :clap:

The willingness of both drivers and mechanics to discuss their cars was also a pleasant surprise - a lovely atmosphere.

I didn't take anywhere near the number of pictures that Giraffe did, but here is Richard Attwood about to take the Brabham BT26 out...

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#77 mfd

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 17:14

It does no harm to read the thread, mfd............... :wave:

and in the Durex Surtees is Sam Hancock...


#78 mfd

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 17:16

Richard Attwood about to take the Brabham BT26 out...

Looks straight out of the Donington museum, but that's another story :D

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 17:19

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Very nice but I do not think it emerged from Abingdon looking like that ? Not a model I have ever seen before....anyone know the story ?


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#80 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 17:54

Looks straight out of the Donington museum, but that's another story :D


BT26/4 is the Donington Collection's car. It was accompanied by 1 man and his dog, and is entered for Monaco with Attwood driving.


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 17:54

Ian Rowley's new car, an Argo I think.....

Looks like a March 783 to me, Tony. Thanks for the pix

The MG looks like the K3 known as the Parnell K3.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 17:56

and in the Durex Surtees is Sam Hancock...

Could well have been; dad Anthony raced it at the recent Silverstone Masters. :wave:

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 18:08

Looks like a March 783 to me, Tony. Thanks for the pix

The MG looks like the K3 known as the Parnell K3.


And i thought it was a 793 so who is right? :lol:

Car of the day for me was the Matra being pedalled quickly by Rob Hall, it sounded fantastic.

#84 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 18:11

And i thought it was a 793 so who is right?

Quite right. My mistake


#85 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 18:19

Quite right. My mistake


& mine too! :blush:

#86 alansart

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 18:26

And i thought it was a 793 so who is right? :lol:

Car of the day for me was the Matra being pedalled quickly by Rob Hall, it sounded fantastic.


Or is it a 783 updated?

A few were. No doubt we will be told fairly soon :)

Edited by alansart, 21 April 2010 - 18:27.


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 18:30

Car of the day for me was the Matra being pedalled quickly by Rob Hall, it sounded fantastic.


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#88 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 18:33

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Mike Wrigley was there with his March 711 too. Almost a grid of F1 cars! :love:

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Marcus Pye plays Rupert Keegan. :up:

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#89 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 18:35

Seeing all these great cars makes me wish I was there :)

Why aren't the school holidays one week longer :mad:

Great images Giraffe :clap:

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 19:30

Good to have a little teaser before Monaco :smoking:





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Posted 21 April 2010 - 19:44

Different view of the Huron...

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#92 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 19:55

& another....

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 20:02

There was one wonderful car I only caught up with on my way out....

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Who needs digital read-out.....
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Leader of the pack.....
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Richard Attwood celebrated his 70th birthday on the 4th of this month....
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I first noticed Dickie this morning fiddling around under the bonnet of what appeared to be his current roadcar, a 1990 'G' reg Peugeot Estate with a Goodwood FOS competitor's numbered roundel on it's rear wing! You think Porsche could have lent him something for services rendered?!?!! :blush:

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#94 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 20:35

I was smitten by the Lotus 41 today. I always admired the purity of line of this little F3 car since I saw John Miles racing the GLTL car at Oulton Park in 1968.
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The car at Mallory today was beautifully turned out, and had Charlie Lucas' name on the side. It was chassis 12B, does anyone know if Lucas actually raced this car???

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#95 Giraffe

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 20:43

I'll close with the most unexpected sight of the day......

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& Simon Hadfield said that there are only 2 sets of belts left in the world for it...... :eek:



#96 icarus

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 21:21

I SPY a Huron Variomatic! :love:

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So had you seen this car before then,i think we should be told.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 21:47

Ian Rowley's new car, an Argo I think.....


I can confirm that it is a March 793, not an updated 783 - and it's hardly Iain's new car, he's owned it since the eighties.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 21:51

So had you seen this car before then,i think we should be told.


Nope, as I reckon it was only ever seen on the hills of Belgium in the hands of Jean-Louis Haxhe. The nearest I got was Roger Enever's normally geared car in similar livery in 1971. Close but no (Camel) cigar(ette). :well:


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 22:01

I can confirm that it is a March 793, not an updated 783 - and it's hardly Iain's new car, he's owned it since the eighties.


Got the car wrong, got how long he'd owned it wrong, even spelt his ruddy name wrong! Never met the guy, but I reckon he owes me a punch on the nose at the very least! :eek:
(I somehow got Iain confused with someone else Chris Drake was talking to me about). My head was spinning today, chaps! :rolleyes:


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 22:13

I was smitten by the Lotus 41 today. I always admired the purity of line of this little F3 car since I saw John Miles racing the GLTL car at Oulton Park in 1968.

The car at Mallory today was beautifully turned out, and had Charlie Lucas' name on the side. It was chassis 12B, does anyone know if Lucas actually raced this car???


Dear Giraffe,

Thanks for your kind comments.

The car is chassis 12b, as noone wanted #13. It was bought new by a Jean Blanc - I think it was red in period.
The chap who restored it -my predescessor - had it painted in the stereotypical Team Lotus colours. Charles Lucas ran the works team in 1966, so I added the 'Charles Lucas Team Lotus' decals to make the livery historically accurate.
I'm pretty sure Mr. Lucas never drove #12b himself; his was chassis 14, with 2 other cars in Team Lucas for Courage and Pike.

Kind Regards,


Gareth Williams
Lotus 41-F3-12b

Edited by willga, 23 April 2010 - 17:33.