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#1151 Phil Rainford

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 06:48

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:


Just a normal Wednesday morning at Mallory then :)


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#1152 Stephen W

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 07:22

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:


Really? The Met office will be delighted with the news - as for the Pimms I suspect Gatmo has been consuming far too much of the tasty beverage!

PS Irony ceased on TNF in 2002 when the last practioner was run over by an H16 BRM.

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#1153 Gatmo

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 17:53

Run over by a BRM? I suppose there are worse ways to depart. :)

#1154 cyrilmac

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 18:24

Anyone get the chassis number ?

#1155 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 18:40

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#1156 Phil Rainford

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 18:43

Run over by a BRM? I suppose there are worse ways to depart. :)


Depends if it was the Stanley BRM from 1977 :drunk:


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#1157 barrykm

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:10

And so....what happened yesterday?

Thursdays aren't the same without my weekly dose of envy! :|

#1158 Gatmo

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:37

Just a quick update folks, we will be continuing testing into November with the final session being held on November 10th.

There will be the usual pre "Plum Pudding" test on a date to be arranged, possibly Dec 22nd but nothing concrete on that one as yet.

Numbers have been pretty light over the past fortnight but with the 750 Motor Club and the Masters series visiting this month, numbers should hopefully rise.

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#1159 Phil Rainford

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 08:42

While there will be one more popping in for a while this Wednesday :)


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#1160 alansart

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:49

I can't go this week but am hoping for a visit at least once this month.

#1161 Phil Rainford

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:00

and the Masters series visiting this month, numbers should hopefully rise.



Excellent :)


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#1162 Pullman99

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:29

There will be the usual pre "Plum Pudding" test on a date to be arranged, possibly Dec 22nd but nothing concrete on that one as yet.


Who on Earth supplies concrete plum puddings? Don't think that would get into any of Delia's books. Or even Heston Blumenthal's!


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Posted 12 October 2010 - 20:18

These practice days,can you just turn up,or do you have to purchase a ticket etc? or is it some kind of secret club?!!!

#1164 alansart

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 20:23

These practice days,can you just turn up,or do you have to purchase a ticket etc? or is it some kind of secret club?!!!


Turn up, give the guy on the gate a couple of quid and your in.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 20:34

Turn up, give the guy on the gate a couple of quid and your in.


Thanks for that,a freind of mine is up that way and has never experienced real racing cars,I will send him in,cheers again!

#1166 cyrilmac

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 13:31

Afternoon All. Turned out to be a quiet morning for the most part at Mallory today.
Good to meet up with Gatmo and Phil again. Here's a selection of mine and Phil will add the action shots.
A nice recreation

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Buick engined Cooper

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Jerry Wainright provided the music

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Nice Riley...

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complete with Tax disc

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Final one from me .

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#1167 Bloggsworth

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 13:39

I often wonder if the British racing car production industry would ever have taken off like it did, without the plentiful supply of easily obtainable Alford & Alder front uprights; the removable caliper mounting made them infinitely adaptable and they were strong enough for almost any class of racing car.

Gentlemen of A&A, my thanks...

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#1168 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 14:23

Alder, old chap, not Adler. This earlier thread may be of interest:

The Alford & Alder upright

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 14:39

Alder, old chap, not Adler. This earlier thread may be of interest:

The Alford & Alder upright


Must have heard an harmonica somewhere...

#1170 Phil Rainford

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 19:56

A few from me....


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#1171 Gary C

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 20:17

Gosh, those tyres look very big on that Cooper.

#1172 bradbury west

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 20:44

That's what I thought in post 1166 too, but it is no use my going on about rim widths and offsets, along with tyre sizes, even if the regs are period-wrong. BTW, how refreshing to see a big Healey NOT on some sort of Minilite-look-a-likes
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#1173 Tony Matthews

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 20:49

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I always thought that was a page 3-type stunnah!

#1174 Phil Rainford

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 07:51

Few more.....

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Not to be found on page three but rather "Playmate of the Month " centre spread :)

* P.S. Anyone know what we have here? *

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#1175 Giraffe

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 15:53

Yet another glorious Wednesday morning at Mallory provided a rather sparse but interesting turnout............

Dane Peter Nielson managed to curtail his morning's fun in the first hour by crashing his lovely Lancia on the approach to Shaws having spun there a little earlier. Maybe someone knows more about this particular car which the chassis plate described as a Lancia-Martini?

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Another car that would have kept Wayne busy had he not been impersonating Captain Pugwash at a theme park today was Jerry Wainwright in his ex-Neil Glover Lola that put a rod through it's sump at the Bus Stop.

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Sid Hoole was present with his Cooper T51 & Williams FW07B-08.

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A most interesting visitor was Jonathan Bailey in his D-Type Jaguar #519. His father obtained this car some time ago from the US where it was raced by Bill Krause. A customer car that was allegedly raced once by Ron Flockhart and the engine blown by him, it was fitted with a 350ci Chevi V8 and campaigned with some success. Jon tells me that it was owned by Von Dutch's brother-in-law (Bill Krause???) and appeared in several of his paint schemes, one of which Jonathan plans to re-create.

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Interestingly, Jonathan tells me he also owns the Skip Scott / Peter Revson GT40 that was entered by Essex Wire. (1038?) Owned by his father for 30 years or more, Jon has been driving it unrestored on the road recently (on 5 cylinders!) It is now undergoing a sympathetic restoration by John Pearson.
John has only recently started racing and tells me that the first race meeting he ever attended was as a driver behind the wheel of the d-Type!!!

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#1176 Ted Walker

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:08

Re Cooper Buick photo in post 170. The wheels and tyres are of similar dimensions to that used when the car was used on the hills by Mike harrison in the 70s

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:36

Yet another glorious Wednesday morning at Mallory provided a rather sparse but interesting turnout............

Dane Peter Nielson managed to curtail his morning's fun in the first hour by crashing his lovely Lancia on the approach to Shaws having spun there a little earlier. Maybe someone knows more about this particular car which the chassis plate described as a Lancia-Martini?


Fab pics as usual Mr Giraffe :up:

At first I did not believe it was a Lancia at all but looking at racingsportscars.com I reckon LC2 #0009 (Musatto) might be a good bet the front lights and nose look identical... until Mr Nielson's indiscretion that is.

BTW the LC2 numbering chassis numbering system would suggest they thought they might make more than 999 chassis can that be right ?

#1178 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:59

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Excellent photos as always, Tony.

(Very OT, but) the registration on that D-Type looks very like a Guernsey registration. You wouldn't happen to know if the car currently resides in my old home island? I'd have loved to see something like that buzzing round the island when I was a lad. :love: :love:

#1179 Giraffe

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:43

Excellent photos as always, Tony.

(Very OT, but) the registration on that D-Type looks very like a Guernsey registration. You wouldn't happen to know if the car currently resides in my old home island? I'd have loved to see something like that buzzing round the island when I was a lad. :love: :love:


Owner Jon's Landrover Discovery was also on a Guernsey plate. I suggest the taxman may have something to do with it but Jonathan will be back at Mallory on Sunday for the Top Hat / Masters event eager to get signatures on his license so I shall ask him about it then along with several other questions that I have for him.............

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#1180 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:22

(Very OT, but) the registration on that D-Type looks very like a Guernsey registration. You wouldn't happen to know if the car currently resides in my old home island?

The Coventry Racers website lists the current owner as being based in Birmingham, Tim.

Interesting pics, Tony.

#1181 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:22

Thanks, Alan. I wonder what that registration is, then.

#1182 Belmondo

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:30

Interestingly, Jonathan tells me he also owns the Skip Scott / Peter Revson GT40 that was entered by Essex Wire. (1038?) Owned by his father for 30 years or more, Jon has been driving it unrestored on the road recently (on 5 cylinders!) It is now undergoing a sympathetic restoration by John Pearson.
John has only recently started racing and tells me that the first race meeting he ever attended was as a driver behind the wheel of the d-Type!!!


I'm sure I remember this car being raced by Jonathan Bailey at least 25 years ago. Unless perhaps his father is also called Jonathan?

#1183 Giraffe

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:59

I'm sure I remember this car being raced by Jonathan Bailey at least 25 years ago. Unless perhaps his father is also called Jonathan?


That's the car. Jonathan referred to his father as 'John'. I reckon Jonathan is only about 25 as he told me he was only old enough to have seen his dad race a couple of times at most. You couldn't miss Jonathan at Mallory as he has green hair! :eek:

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 12:01

It was VSV752 when Bailey first raced it in the late 1980s - did he move to Guernsey after that?

#1185 Giraffe

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 13:20

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 16:24

Another car that would have kept Wayne busy had he not been impersonating Captain Pugwash at a theme park today was Jerry Wainwright in his ex-Neil Glover Lola that put a rod through it's sump at the Bus Stop.


Actually on the approach to the hairpin; it happened right in front of me; the car came to a stop, in the bus stop (where else?) and left a huge trail of oil about half a metre wide going into the corner and around it. ):

Photos to follow.

... and... as if by magic...

This shows the car still rolling, hardly any oil was left inside by this point and all the smoke is the remnants cooking off on the exhausts, etc.

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#1187 elansprint72

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 17:22

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:23

A day of superb light for photography, although the wind was verging on arctic.

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Are modern drivers all bigger than when these cars were new?

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:33

It was VSV752 when Bailey first raced it in the late 1980s - did he move to Guernsey after that?


I'm fairly sure that registrations like "SV" and "SK" are given to cars which have lost their original reg and cannot get them back. I believe that they are previously unissued Scottish registrations.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:34

Sadly work prevented me from attending today .Great shots ,and great light :wave:
Well played Chaps .More Later ?

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:35

Jag, with water.

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Really I should have used a longer shutter speed to get a bit more motion blur but I was too cold and might have got camera-shake!

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 19:36

Sadly work prevented me from attending today .Great shots ,and great light :wave:
Well played Chaps .More Later ?


Do they do Thursdays as well?  ;)

I've got a few more but don't want to over-egg the pudding.


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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:14

I still can't get over a Lancia LC2 at Mallory! Looks like the ex-Mussato Action Car one from 1989. Though could well be based on the Frey/Dollop car from 1988, and I guess built on a works 1983-85 tub.

Who's is the Lola T460, Tony? Is it the one thats been out in Derek Bell this year?

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 12:23

Who's is the Lola T460, Tony? Is it the one thats been out in Derek Bell this year?


Is it also the one that was stolen and recovered?


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Posted 22 October 2010 - 15:48

Is it also the one that was stolen and recovered?


Indeed it is the ex-Terry Fullerton car, #HU17 that was stolen & recovered. I'm not sure who is the owner now (but I recognised him!) :blush:

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:32

There is a Masters Series / Top Hat raceday at Mallory tomorrow, Sunday 24th.

http://www.themaster...Prov_TTable.pdf

The weather promises to be good and I intend being amongst a sprinkling of TNFers who have indicated they will be there. :wave:

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 21:35

(Very OT, but) the registration on that D-Type looks very like a Guernsey registration. You wouldn't happen to know if the car currently resides in my old home island? I'd have loved to see something like that buzzing round the island when I was a lad. :love: :love:


Jonathan Bailey was at Mallory for today's meeting and explained to me that the Guernsey reg on the D-Type was originally for convenience. At one time, any vehicle over a certain age and value had to be registered with the government and had to be reported if ever they ventured outside of Great Britain. Guernsey registration avoided this restriction and road tax to boot! (John's Land Rover is also on a Guernsey plate).
Jonathan qualified third today and finished in a fine eighth place after an early lurid spin demoted him to the back of the field in his third ever race.

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It was great to see Phil Rainford and Alan Raine at the circuit today, the fine weather & close racing made for a perfect day!

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.....& "Whizzo" was having fun today too!

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A truly eclectic "oldies but Goldies" field........

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Some seemingly enjoying works support..........

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:06

It was great to see Phil Rainford and Alan Raine at the circuit today, the fine weather & close racing made for a perfect day!


A very enjoyable day and sometimes the racing was a bit too close!

I'll post some piccies once I get todays work sorted out :)

#1199 Tim Murray

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 09:38

Jonathan Bailey was at Mallory for today's meeting and explained to me that the Guernsey reg on the D-Type was originally for convenience. At one time, any vehicle over a certain age and value had to be registered with the government and had to be reported if ever they ventured outside of Great Britain. Guernsey registration avoided this restriction and road tax to boot! (John's Land Rover is also on a Guernsey plate).

Thanks for the detective work, Tony. I'm amazed that the road tax dodge still works - in my student days I ran my Guernsey-registered Mini for several years over here without paying UK road tax. This was quite legal as long as it went back to Guernsey for the summer holidays (it then needed three months' worth of Guernsey road tax, of course).

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#1200 Phil Rainford

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 18:41

A very enjoyable day and sometimes the racing was a bit too close!

I'll post some piccies once I get todays work sorted out :)


Fantastic way to end the season and not a bad TNF roll call :)

Posted some pictures here on Alan's new thread

http://forums.autosp...p;#entry4671240


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