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#1101 alansart

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 18:24

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........ :)


The Camborough Pigs Mallock team - The late Creighton Brown?

To carry on... Geoff Friswell, Will Hoy, Hugh Chamberlain, Dud Moseley, Chris Greville Smith (Who's errant wheel resulted in me being carted off to the Medical unit when I was marshalling at Silverstone) and of course Mr Catchpole himself, Barry Foley with his St Bruno Roughcutter :)

Edit: + various members of the Mallock family.

Edited by alansart, 24 September 2010 - 18:26.


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#1102 Gatmo

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 18:33

Warning: Thread hijack in operation...

Alex Ferrada :lol:

My Top Ten cars will probably, no definitely, divide opinion i'd say. The grief i got from our marshals when i awarded car of the day to a 3 litre Capri which was sharing the track with a 250F and various Bugatti's had to be heard to be believed. :)

Nice idea though, Tony. I'll give it some thought.....

Edited by Gatmo, 24 September 2010 - 18:34.


#1103 Phil Rainford

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 18:38

To carry on... Will Hoy,


You may ( or not ) remember that one of Mr Arron's first track tests for MN was Will Hoy's Mallock .....until he ran out of talent and track at Woodcote :)


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#1104 Phil Rainford

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 18:43

My Top Ten cars will probably, no definitely, divide opinion i'd say. The grief i got from our marshals when i awarded car of the day to a 3 litre Capri which was sharing the track with a 250F and various Bugatti's had to be heard to be believed. :)


Take it there were no 1980s FF16000 cars out that Wednesday then? :)


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Edited by Phil Rainford, 24 September 2010 - 18:43.


#1105 Gatmo

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 18:52

Take it there were no 1980s FF16000 cars out that Wednesday then? :)


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Correct answer Mr Rainford. If only Hugo Spowers would show up with the Prowess eh? :)

#1106 Phil Rainford

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 19:43

Correct answer Mr Rainford. If only Hugo Spowers would show up with the Prowess eh? :)


Because it's Friday and I am still waiting for my curry ...... dug this one out for you ( When you could stand bonkers close at the hairpin) :)

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#1107 alansart

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 20:09

Because it's Friday and I am still waiting for my curry ...... dug this one out for you ( When you could stand bonkers close at the hairpin) :)

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Scott Stringfellow, currently driving the Safety Car with the BTCC. I should know who the Crossle driver is behind but...Alistair Lane?

...yours truly a few years earlier :)

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#1108 Gatmo

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 20:15

Mega! :)

Alister Lane in the Crossle 62F, the man who was famously pulled up by the scrutes at Mallory who took a dim view of the "Billy Bo**ocks Racing" decals adorning his Pick Up truck when he took to the ovals. :lol:

Edited by Gatmo, 24 September 2010 - 20:19.


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Posted 24 September 2010 - 20:38

Because it's Friday and I am still waiting for my curry ...... dug this one out for you ( When you could stand bonkers close at the hairpin) :)

Scott is a good friend, would you mind if I passed the pic onto him Phil? No prizes for guessing why he carried #27 :D


#1110 alansart

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 21:04

Scott is a good friend, would you mind if I passed the pic onto him Phil? No prizes for guessing why he carried #27 :D


Possibly the same meeting.

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I did a few drawings for someone who was trying to get sponsors for Scott when he was doing F3.

Edited by alansart, 24 September 2010 - 21:09.


#1111 Phil Rainford

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 21:16

Scott is a good friend, would you mind if I passed the pic onto him Phil? No prizes for guessing why he carried #27 :D



Please do :)


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Posted 24 September 2010 - 21:45

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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Definateley a Titan but not running a Pinto engine.Looks like its had a BDA transplanted in. :)

#1113 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 23:02

Definateley a Titan but not running a Pinto engine.Looks like its had a BDA transplanted in. :)

Nearly four years of lurking before your first post. That's patience for you.

Question: Are you Andy the Pink Panther?

#1114 Simon Arron

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 01:00

You may ( or not ) remember that one of Mr Arron's first track tests for MN was Will Hoy's Mallock .....until he ran out of talent and track at Woodcote.

Partially true, but since when has Woodcote been at Snetterton? I crashed a Van Diemen RF82 at Woodcote...

#1115 Phil Rainford

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:14

Partially true, but since when has Woodcote been at Snetterton? I crashed a Van Diemen RF82 at Woodcote...


I get confused where you crashed...........thinking about it: where haven't you crashed? :rotfl:


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Edited by Phil Rainford, 25 September 2010 - 08:32.


#1116 mfd

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 08:26

I get confused where you crashed...........thinking about where haven't you crashed? :rotfl:
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Why do I keep thinking Jasper Carrot - Insurance claims "I crashed into the car I crashed into last week"

Edited by mfd, 25 September 2010 - 08:27.


#1117 alansart

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 18:08

(When you could stand bonkers close at the hairpin) :)


An exciting place to be!

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#1118 cyrilmac

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 19:09

An exciting place to be!

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Always seemed reasonable to me as well :wave:

Edited by cyrilmac, 26 September 2010 - 15:06.


#1119 Gatmo

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 19:15

Always seemed resonable to me as well :wave:


Paul Morton in RP33 No4, Peter Hancock in Merlyn No66. I was standing probably no more than 10ft away from the photographer at the time. Crazy how something you saw over 20 years ago is up for discussion here, it is what makes this site so good. :up:

Hopefully more anorak points for Reynard No3 Steve or Tony Bottoms, No31 RF86 is Antonio Russo who is heading the much missed Paul Warwick.

Edited by Gatmo, 25 September 2010 - 19:18.


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 19:39

Nearly four years of lurking before your first post. That's patience for you.

Question: Are you Andy the Pink Panther?

Nope thats Mr.Powell.Havent been on the site that much, I called into Mallory Park late morning the other week somebody mentioned this thread.Its very informative and entertaining.Did have a Road Runner across the back of my first racer,only got a Brownie 127 view of the side. :|
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#1121 alansart

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 19:43

Paul Morton in RP33 No4, Peter Hancock in Merlyn No66. I was standing probably no more than 10ft away from the photographer at the time. Crazy how something you saw over 20 years ago is up for discussion here, it is what makes this site so good. :up:

Hopefully more anorak points for Reynard No3 Steve or Tony Bottoms, No31 RF86 is Antonio Russo who is heading the much missed Paul Warwick.


I should have asked you to put the kettle on :)

I have a feeling this is the meeting that Simon Frosdick turned his PRS over after which we added an extra hoop to our roll over bar.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 19:48

What is an AVONBAR ?

#1123 Gatmo

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 19:58

I should have asked you to put the kettle on :)

I have a feeling this is the meeting that Simon Frosdick turned his PRS over after which we added an extra hoop to our roll over bar.



I was too young to even contemplate drinking tea back then.............................. ;) I remember the Frostick incident, it seemed such a slow and innocuous roll. A real shame.

Edited by Gatmo, 25 September 2010 - 20:01.


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Posted 25 September 2010 - 21:54

What is an AVONBAR ?


A nice young lady waiting to tell you all about AVONBAR here MCS :cat:

Assuming that its the same one of course, over to someone else on TNF to confirm ?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 09:58

Neil Perkins told me that the unusual pedal arrangement in his Maserati 6CM (throttle pedal in the middle) focused the mind somewhat last Wednesday morning! How common was this in Maseratis of that generation and later?


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#1126 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:15

How common was this in Maseratis of that generation and later?

It was the standard layout, I believe, and not just in Maseratis. Certainly when Moss raced for Maserati in the '50s he always had to insist on having his throttle pedal on the right, following some sort of unpleasant experience when he tried the central-throttle layout. The central-throttle layout made heel-and-toeing much easier.

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:35

Neil Perkins told me that the unusual pedal arrangement in his Maserati 6CM (throttle pedal in the middle) focused the mind somewhat last Wednesday morning! How common was this in Maseratis of that generation and later?


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The central gear shift must be fun too if I am interpreting the photo correctly ?

#1128 Chris Townsend

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 10:49

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?



If the 742 is chassis 30, and I believe it is, then it did run B&O colours as the team spare in 1975 being used by de Dryver at Magny Cours and Pau, and by Bourgoignie at Enna. What I just hope is that it is no longer being described as an ex David Purley car.

In January 1975 that chassis [with number given in the ad] is for sale in Autosprint from ISM Rue Liedts, Bruxelles [ISM=International Sports Marketing, De Dryver's company] 'consegnata inizio ottobre '74 [piu recente 742 construita]
So the car didn't leave the March factory until after the 1974 season had finished, and the March sales record shows the car consigned to B&O.

#1129 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 11:36

How common was this in Maseratis of that generation and later?

It was the standard layout, I believe, and not just in Maseratis. Certainly when Moss raced for Maserati in the '50s he always had to insist on having his throttle pedal on the right, following some sort of unpleasant experience when he tried the central-throttle layout. The central-throttle layout made heel-and-toeing much easier.

As always, I should have done a search before posting. Here's an earlier thread with lots of useful info, including chapter and verse from DCN on Moss's 'unpleasant experience':

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#1130 Phil Rainford

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 14:49

If the 742 is chassis 30, and I believe it is, then it did run B&O colours as the team spare in 1975 being used by de Dryver at Magny Cours and Pau, and by Bourgoignie at Enna. What I just hope is that it is no longer being described as an ex David Purley car.

In January 1975 that chassis [with number given in the ad] is for sale in Autosprint from ISM Rue Liedts, Bruxelles [ISM=International Sports Marketing, De Dryver's company] 'consegnata inizio ottobre '74 [piu recente 742 construita]
So the car didn't leave the March factory until after the 1974 season had finished, and the March sales record shows the car consigned to B&O.


The car was also out of the Gold Cup meeting and was in the thick of the action

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 15:05

Neil Perkins told me that the unusual pedal arrangement in his Maserati 6CM (throttle pedal in the middle) ocused the mind somewhat last Wednesday morning! How common was this in Maseratis of that generation and later?


Not sure about all Maseratis, but very common - on road cars too - pre-war. Even earlier, and there was only a hand throttle or sometimes a constant speed engine!



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Posted 26 September 2010 - 17:12

The grief i got from our marshals when i awarded car of the day to a 3 litre Capri which was sharing the track with a 250F and various Bugatti's had to be heard to be believed. :)


Various Bugatti's what? Or maybe that's for the Blood Pressure thread......

#1133 Gatmo

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 20:32

Various Bugatti's what? Or maybe that's for the Blood Pressure thread......


My blood pressure is fine as far as i'm aware.

Thanks anyway  ;)

#1134 Giraffe

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 20:44

My blood pressure is fine as far as i'm aware.


Quite remarkable IMHO, Wayne! :up:

(I'm thinking of the "broken piss-pot handle" incident, in-particular!).

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#1135 Gatmo

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 21:06

Quite remarkable IMHO, Wayne! :up:

(I'm thinking of the "broken piss-pot handle" incident, in-particular!).


At that particular moment it may have risen slightly, i'll grant you that :lol:

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 09:41

If the 742 is chassis 30, and I believe it is, then it did run B&O colours as the team spare in 1975 being used by de Dryver at Magny Cours and Pau, and by Bourgoignie at Enna. What I just hope is that it is no longer being described as an ex David Purley car.

In January 1975 that chassis [with number given in the ad] is for sale in Autosprint from ISM Rue Liedts, Bruxelles [ISM=International Sports Marketing, De Dryver's company] 'consegnata inizio ottobre '74 [piu recente 742 construita]
So the car didn't leave the March factory until after the 1974 season had finished, and the March sales record shows the car consigned to B&O.


It is -30 Chris, I saw the plate at the Gold Cup.

#1137 cyrilmac

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 20:34

Has anybody seen a decent weather forecast for tomorrow ?
Many takers Wayne ? do you think ?

#1138 Giraffe

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 20:39

Has anybody seen a decent weather forecast for tomorrow ?
Many takers Wayne ? do you think ?


Many are going directly from Spa to Dijon, but you never know..........

I'm not available this week or next, but hopefully others will carry the torch............ :wave:


#1139 cyrilmac

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 20:44

Many are going directly from Spa to Dijon, but you never know..........

I'm not available this week or next, but hopefully others will carry the torch............ :wave:

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#1140 Gatmo

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 21:14

Not a clue as to numbers tomorrow so we'll see who rocks up. :)

Edited by Gatmo, 28 September 2010 - 21:16.


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Posted 28 September 2010 - 22:36

Neil Perkins told me that the unusual pedal arrangement in his Maserati 6CM (throttle pedal in the middle) focused the mind somewhat last Wednesday morning! How common was this in Maseratis of that generation and later?


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Very common, I did a lot of my early driving in a Jowett Bradford van with a central accelerator, heel and toe-ing is much more natural. We had 3 school cars, a Morris 8, Austin 7 and the Jowett, we would hop from one to the other without thinking about it - We also ran a car-washing service for the masters, so got to drive everything from a TR2 to a Hillman Minx.

Edited by Bloggsworth, 30 September 2010 - 22:28.


#1142 frp

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 00:46

I'm not available this week or next, but hopefully others will carry the torch............ :wave:

I've to take my Dad to hospital tomorrow, but I hope to be there next week.

Andy

#1143 Phil Rainford

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 20:50

I take it we had a TNF " no show " :confused:


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Posted 29 September 2010 - 21:29

I take it we had a TNF " no show " :confused:


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I'm planning my exit strategy from the day job...... got to be careful where I'm seen.........  ;)


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 14:19

I peered out of my window at 06.45 and, in view of the weather and Carol's forecast, awarded myself a lie in !
I don't think anyone who was at Spa over the weekend would have : a) dried out yet
b) required any further wet testing.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 16:13

Damn I hear it was a good one...

Lord Lucan and Shergar turned up while Giraffe bought a round at the bar.

Ok I am lying about Giraffe :)


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 16:51

Damn I hear it was a good one...

Lord Lucan and Shergar turned up while Giraffe bought a round at the bar.

Ok I am lying about Giraffe :)


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#1148 Gatmo

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 17:04

What can i say, gentlemen?

You missed a cracker, not one but four Marlboro McLaren's, 6 Lola T70's, 2 Type 35's and assorted other oddments. It was an acceptable 30 degrees in the shade :cool: plus we had Page 3 girls going around the paddock on roller skates serving Pimms and Lemonade to onlookers :eek:

On the other hand, it could have peed it down all morning and the turnout could have been described as paltry....... :lol:

Edited by Gatmo, 30 September 2010 - 17:05.


#1149 cyrilmac

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 17:20

What can i say, gentlemen?

You missed a cracker, not one but four Marlboro McLaren's, 6 Lola T70's, 2 Type 35's and assorted other oddments. It was an acceptable 30 degrees in the shade :cool: plus we had Page 3 girls going around the paddock on roller skates serving Pimms and Lemonade to onlookers :eek:

On the other hand, it could have peed it down all morning and the turnout could have been described as paltry....... :lol:


Good one Mate !!
Will miss next week but hope to be there the following one . After the run of good fortune we've had I suppose it was ineivitable.
I still cannot believe the range and quality of cars and drivers that I've been lucky enough to see this year.Add that to the chance to renew friendships from a "previous life" I have to say - THANKS WAYNE ! and thank you to the rest of you for the kind comments about the photo's.
If only some of my favourites weren't Red ..............


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 22:26

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Good one Mate !!
Will miss next week but hope to be there the following one . After the run of good fortune we've had I suppose it was ineivitable.
I still cannot believe the range and quality of cars and drivers that I've been lucky enough to see this year.Add that to the chance to renew friendships from a "previous life" I have to say - THANKS WAYNE ! and thank you to the rest of you for the kind comments about the photo's.
If only some of my favourites weren't Red ..............