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#1051 alansart

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 16:32

...a box of ratios & a calculator........

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....the calculator to work out the difference in gear ratios. Mallory is an odd circuit being very fast until you have to sort out the hairpin. We had a sheet of paper that gave the info.

I used to be able to change the ratios on in Hewland in about 20 minutes. Perhaps not so quick now :cry:


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#1052 Chris Townsend

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 16:37

Doh! Look like Image Muff is up the duff again cant see anything at the moment, while we are waiting I thought Brian Henton drove a Hart powered 782 back in the day ?


And before Mallory Dan gets here, I want to say that it wasn't 782-10 anyway. That was one of the Bob Salisbury run cars [which did have BMW engines] used by Bernard de Dryver and Gianfranco Brancatelli. Henton's car was 782-23 [Hart 420R] which when I last heard about it was owned by Evan Boddy in South Africa.

#1053 Giraffe

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 16:52

And before Mallory Dan gets here, I want to say that it wasn't 782-10 anyway. That was one of the Bob Salisbury run cars [which did have BMW engines] used by Bernard de Dryver and Gianfranco Brancatelli. Henton's car was 782-23 [Hart 420R] which when I last heard about it was owned by Evan Boddy in South Africa.


782-10 on the chassis plate & the remaining info was from Colin Bennett verbatum, rightly or wrongly so you'd better ask Colin. I can ask Mike but I doubt he'd know as he was only the driver........... :wave:

PS More to follow later..........

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#1054 Chris Townsend

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 19:20

782-10 on the chassis plate & the remaining info was from Colin Bennett verbatum, rightly or wrongly so you'd better ask Colin. I can ask Mike but I doubt he'd know as he was only the driver........... :wave:

PS More to follow later..........


Sadly it turns out that even the plate's in doubt...
What is said to be the real 782-10, with traceable history all the way back to 1978, is in Germany and has competed there for a number of years.

Anyway, what a beautiful car that BRM is, I could look at it all day.

#1055 Phil Rainford

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 19:58

Another beautiful day at Mallory :)

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#1056 Giraffe

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 19:58

I've queried the March with Mike, so hopefully it will get back to Colin & maybe even Abba K...................

Wolfgang Friedrich's' Aston Martin DBR4

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#1057 Phil Rainford

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 20:13

Can a Giraffe " beaver away "?.......well this one can :)

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#1058 Gatmo

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 20:20

Didn't recognise him sans duffel coat....... :eek:

#1059 arttidesco

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 20:24

Another beautiful day at Mallory :)

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Has there been a duff Wednesday day at Mallory Park this summer ?

Any idea what sort of motor car we are looking at here, I don't recognise it from my two trips to see the VSCC on the hills this year ?


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#1060 Giraffe

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 20:25

Sheesh............ :blush:

Westley Harding's zany Falcon

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With interesting non-PC window stickers...........

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#1061 Giraffe

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 20:28

Has there been a duff Wednesday day at Mallory Park this summer ?

Any idea what sort of motor car we are looking at here, I don't recognise it from my two trips to see the VSCC on the hills this year ?


I believe there was an iffy one but I missed it! The car is the Hodgkiss that featured in this thread a few weeks back.

#1062 Gatmo

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 20:38

I was told it was a Lea Francis?

#1063 Tim Murray

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 20:47

Hotchkiss, not Hodgkiss.

#1064 Giraffe

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 21:16

Hotchkiss, not Hodgkiss.


Apologies Tim. :blush:

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#1065 Tim Murray

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 21:22

I was told it was a Lea Francis?

You're (partly) right, Gatmo. It's apparently a Lea Francis/Hotchkiss Special:

http://www.flickr.co...rth/4935154754/

(not sure which bits are Lea Francis and which are Hotchkiss :eek: )

#1066 Giraffe

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 21:24

The Ian McCallum / John Russell Aston Martin DB4GT run by Colin Blower

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The Bankhurst's Alexis (#HF802)

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Jonathon Hughes' D-Type Jaguar (Chassis number #112903 DN)

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#1067 Thundersport

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 23:04

The March isn't what it appears check the chassis forum on the "other" site.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 23:12

There was a group of teenagers milling around today - one was looking at the Jaguar and loudly stated that "it was made of plastic and you could build it in your garage for 10 grand." The look on his face when a passerby corrected him was, as they say in the Mastercard adverts, priceless. :lol:

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#1069 Phil Rainford

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:43

More from yesterday.....

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#1070 Alan Cox

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:24

Jonathon Hughes' D-Type Jaguar (Chassis number #112903 DN)

That's not a D-Type number and the reg. no. relates to a 2.4 Jaguar first registered in 1962 so must be a replica ("...and you could (possibly) build it in your garage" as someone observed)

#1071 Mallory Dan

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 10:41

The March isn't what it appears check the chassis forum on the "other" site.


Agreed, T'sport, the car has been much discussed elsewhere...Shame that it purports to be summat it ain't, still a looker though. And the B&O 742, did a 742 run in these colours? I know 2 752s did, de Dryver and Bourgoignie, also 2 753s, for Regout and Dieudonne, but I can't recall a 742 in period? Chris/Allen?

#1072 Ted Walker

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:18

Could it be something to do with a 792 not being allowed to run in Euro F2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1073 David Lawson

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:27

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All BRMs are gorgeous but the P126 is in my top three. A nice excuse to hijack this thread with one of my slot cars.

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This is Pedro's second placed P133 from Spa 1968 which I built for a slot car Proxy Series in the USA a few years ago, it arrived home in the UK at the end of the series a bit battered and bruised and still hasn't been rebuilt.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:57

That's not a D-Type number and the reg. no. relates to a 2.4 Jaguar first registered in 1962 so must be a replica ("...and you could (possibly) build it in your garage" as someone observed)



Shame about the plumbing, the seat and the plastic. :|

#1075 mfd

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 13:11

All BRMs are gorgeous but the P126 is in my top three. A nice excuse to hijack this thread with one of my slot cars.

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I think the P126 has been sitting in the H&H inventory for a while. It's such an original looking in period car without an overdone roll hoop :up: Although this might have to change...
I believe it's unique (correct me if I'm wrong) as the Len Terry car that preceded the similar P133. Personally I always loved the central exhaust of the P138 (or is it ?) P139, which prompts me to congratulate David on his model - super bit of engine detailing :up:

#1076 Giraffe

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 13:26

I just love the stance of the P126. Graham "eccolo" Adelman will be taking the car down to the forthcoming Tasman Revival. He also has the high wings and extended sidepod tanks for it. Back in the US, Graham has a Lotus 23, a Turner Mk3 & an Alfa Sprint Zagato.............

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#1077 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 13:52

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Did Formula one cars ever get better looking than in 1967-68 ?
Before the wings and the signwriting - big tyres, aggressive yet elegant , dizzying diversity of engines -all on display for the eye of the beholder....
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If only this photo had a sound track.....anyone capture it on video?

Unusually the modern day helmet worn here doesn't throw this particular car out of proportion as so often happens with the 1.5 litre F1 cars.

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 14:05

You're (partly) right, Gatmo. It's apparently a Lea Francis/Hotchkiss Special:

http://www.flickr.co...rth/4935154754/

(not sure which bits are Lea Francis and which are Hotchkiss :eek: )


Thanks Tony, Tim & Wayne ! :wave:

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 14:36

Unusually the modern day helmet worn here doesn't throw this particular car out of proportion as so often happens with the 1.5 litre F1 cars.


I'd double that in this case Simon, (except for Pedro's four Tasman races in the car when you can just add 1 litre) :)

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#1080 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 14:50

I'd double that in this case Simon, (except for Pedro's four Tasman races in the car when you can just add 1 litre) :)


Er..yep I can see how that read! :blush:
I really meant to say the proportion thing applies particularly to 1.5 litre F1 cars where modern drivers in big modern helmets make them look much smaller than they did in their day .
The BRM, being a 3 litre car, and thus bigger, retains it's overall proportions much better in that respect.



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Posted 23 September 2010 - 15:14

Demolition man................

Can anyone identify the hapless Corvette pilot?

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Adrian Chiles younger brother?

#1082 Phil Rainford

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 17:50

Last few from this week .....

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.... and another of the star of the show :)


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Posted 23 September 2010 - 18:28

Good Work Chaps !
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#1084 MCS

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 19:44

What is the blue number 69 single-seater, Phil?

#1085 Giraffe

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 19:49

What is the blue number 69 single-seater, Phil?


IIRC a Titan, Mark. :wave:

I think it's Chris Fearon's Mk10 FF2000 newly restored as it's the only one of it's type. Chris raced this car (the only Titan Mk10) between 1976 and 1978. Many years later he found it's remains decaying behind a building at Mallory.

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#1086 MCS

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 20:03

Cheers Tony :)

But why is something telling me "Ehrlich" ?? :confused:


#1087 Giraffe

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 20:21

Cheers Tony :)

But why is something telling me "Ehrlich" ?? :confused:


Because I took this photo Ehrlich in the morning, Mark? :)

Lovely little Frazer Nash

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Bob Birrell Brabham BT6 seen in recent weeks at Mallory

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#1088 Tony Matthews

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 21:09

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Is Jimmy Krankie asleep at the wheel?

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 21:18

You'd have to question the validity of the downforce effected by the wing on the #11 sports car, surely... :eek:

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 22:38

You'd have to question the validity of the downforce effected by the wing on the #11 sports car, surely... :eek:



:smoking: I'll get me slide-rule......... :stoned:

#1091 Giraffe

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:20

You'd have to question the validity of the downforce effected by the wing on the #11 sports car, surely... :eek:


By the angle of attack of the wing, I would suggest it's aim is to neutralise the excessive downforce created by the wedge shaped body. It would probably have been more effective to run with neither. :smoking:

A little early I know Wayne, but can I suggest we have an end of season poll for "Gatmo's Top 10", the top ten cars to feature at Mallory Wednesday morning testing this season? It would be fascinating to see the result when you look back at what has featured in this thread so far! :love:

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#1092 eldougo

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:32

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Last few from this week .....
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#1093 Mallory Dan

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:44

You'd have to question the validity of the downforce effected by the wing on the #11 sports car, surely... :eek:


What is it, a Phantom?

#1094 Phil Rainford

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:37

What is it, a Phantom?


I though so Dan......but what about this?


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A Vision ??

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#1095 alansart

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:50

I though so Dan......but what about this?


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The Vision of Alex Champkin

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#1096 alansart

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:51

What is it, a Phantom?


Yes, belonging to Phillip Allen.


#1097 Phil Rainford

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 16:12

Respect Alan :eek:


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#1098 alansart

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 16:35

Respect Alan :eek:


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What, for looking at the BARC Clubmans Championship website :cool:


#1099 Phil Rainford

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 17:00

What, for looking at the BARC Clubmans Championship website :cool:


Don't shatter my illusion...........thought you know them from your extensive knowledge of 80s clubmans :cry:


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#1100 Gatmo

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 18:17

Here's a few more Clubmans names off the top of my head for you Phil.........

Vernon Davies, Malcolm Jackson, Barry Webb, Mike Donovan, Peter Richings, The Camborough Pigs Mallock team, Barry Smith, Tony Pouyanne, Kimber Crossley etc........ :)