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#2101 petestenning

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 17:43

Ah yes Martyn Denley and his Gropa were frequent visitors to Snetterton in the 70's , as Andrew will verify.

As i recall it was orange & quick but did seem to break down a bit too often.



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#2102 Pullman99

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 19:07

I did look into Mallory briefly yesterday and said hello to Simon Hadfield in the pits but totally failed to meet up with anyone else although I think I did see Alan heading out of the cafe. Also, my camera seems to have developed (no pun intended) a download problem (isn't that at Donington?) but my pics would have duplicated the others here anyway. I'll hopefully be able to attend again in a couple of weeks. Interesting machinery though.


#2103 elansprint72

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 19:15

Anyone going to the VSCC meeting on Sunday? I'll be there wearing a red carnation and a Nikon F.

#2104 thebullet

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 20:43

My lot, wont post alot as all cars have been covered. And one more thing, I have the full entry list for the Mallory CSCC revival challenge on the august bank holiday, if anyone wants it then message me! if you found it yourself, then well done :)

Driven in and out of the circuit.
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Trying to find a nice background at Mallory is a little difficult these days.
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Fantastic
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Sideway this was through the esses at times.
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Mint condition
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Before a big smokey moment.
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Photographers at work!
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Trying to gain control
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In control
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My favorite car of the morning, shame about the gear troubles out of the hairpin.

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Concentration.
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And I said I wasn't going to post many! Bike shots can be seen on my facebook page! :)

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#2105 Simon Arron

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 22:28

Anyone going to the VSCC meeting on Sunday? I'll be there wearing a red carnation and a Nikon F.

I plan to be there, Pete, sporting a Pentax and - probably - a pair of shorts.

#2106 thebullet

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 22:58

Ok, so I feel slightly left out not posting any bike pics. Here is just one, promise.

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#2107 Tim Murray

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 23:11

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I love this photo. The facial expression, the elbow over the cockpit side keeping him in place, the bending of the front leaf spring. Great photo, Matt.

#2108 thebullet

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 23:36

I love this photo. The facial expression, the elbow over the cockpit side keeping him in place, the bending of the front leaf spring. Great photo, Matt.


Thanks Tim, appreciated :)

#2109 glyn parham

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:49

Anyone going to the VSCC meeting on Sunday? I'll be there wearing a red carnation and a Nikon F.

I plan to be there, Pete, sporting a Pentax and - probably - a pair of shorts.


I will be there as well and definitely NOT wearing shorts but in the company of RTH, Andy Kitson and Will Styles. :wave:

Glyn

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 22:12

I plan to be there, Pete, sporting a Pentax and - probably - a pair of shorts.

See you there- not sure that the shorts are a good idea, having seen your lallies; however they're better than Rainford's.  ;)



The Cognac looks virtually unmodified in the photos, apart from the mirrors but the Elan has some worrying changes to the curves in the bodywork from how it was when I were a lad.

#2111 Phil Rainford

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:27

I love this photo. The facial expression, the elbow over the cockpit side keeping him in place, the bending of the front leaf spring. Great photo, Matt.


Have to agree........not bad for a "young un " Matthew :up:


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#2112 thebullet

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 10:39

Have to agree........not bad for a "young un " Matthew :up:


PAR


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I hope you are all ready for when I get rid of this cheapo lens and stick on something worth more than me! haha.

Thanks,

Matthew

#2113 Alan Cox

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 10:59

The Cognac looks virtually unmodified in the photos, apart from the mirrors but the Elan has some worrying changes to the curves in the bodywork from how it was when I were a lad.

If you had seen it in period, Pete, I think I'm right in saying that you would have to have been at the the Nurburgring in 1964 to have seen that particular example, when Mike Spence crashed it in practice. I don't think it ever raced until it reappeared in historics, but I'm ready to be corrected by those who know.

#2114 elansprint72

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 20:29

If you had seen it in period, Pete, I think I'm right in saying that you would have to have been at the the Nurburgring in 1964 to have seen that particular example, when Mike Spence crashed it in practice. I don't think it ever raced until it reappeared in historics, but I'm ready to be corrected by those who know.


You have me caught on thin ice with regards to the IWR Elan Alan; I'm referring to photos taken at the time, rather than photos I took at the time :blush: . I first clapped eyes on it when Matty first owned it, it looks less lardy in green, compared to gold... maybe?

Here is an out-take photo of the Cognac from the 70's.

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#2115 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:29

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Someone was trying hard....check out the attitude of the car!
Very evocative of the mid 70s when real racing cars had big squashy slicks which always looked like they would peel off the rim and nice soft suspension. :up:


#2116 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:38

Someone was trying hard....check out the attitude of the car!

Martin Stretton in Steve Tandy's ex-Richard Evans Chevron B40.

#2117 Paul Hamilton

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 11:56

...and - quite rightly - enters himself as a New Zealander :)


Yes indeed, David, a Kiwi by birth but, like many of his countrymen, one who took up permanent residence in oz many years ago. In Simmos case that was more than 50 years ago so I hope I can be forgiven for forgetting his origins!!

#2118 David McKinney

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:38

Quite forgivable, Paul (though it was "only" 48 years ago that he left NZ)

I was surprised to see he used "NZ" on the entry-lists

#2119 David McKinney

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:43

BTW - are the results online?

(They don't seem to be on the VSCC website)

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#2120 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 13:42

I was surprised to see he used "NZ" on the entry-lists

And described as such in the programme.

BTW - are the results online?

http://www.theresult...t/VSCC_0821.pdf

#2121 David McKinney

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 15:50

Thanks Alan :up:

#2122 Paul Hamilton

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 02:09

Quite forgivable, Paul (though it was "only" 48 years ago that he left NZ)

I was surprised to see he used "NZ" on the entry-lists


David, Tony still has a NZ passport and thought that his Goodwood entry had more chance of acceptance if he entered as a kiwi as he thought there may be fewer of them looking for space on the grid than aussies. I don't know that it stands up too well but that was his response when some of us raised it with him. He is still using an Australian licence so, in that sense, it is an Australian entry!!

#2123 David McKinney

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:58

Telling perhaps that he still has an NZ passport. I know of at least two other motor-racing Kiwis long resident in your fair land who have taken up Australian citizenship.

#2124 barrykm

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 12:14

So....what happened yesterday..?! I need my weekly fix.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 16:14

A busy test as it goes, but other duties means that my photos are still on my camera though. You may see some later tonight. If not I hope tomorrow!

I need to get them done before the meeting on Sunday and Monday. Keep a look out.

Edited by thebullet, 25 August 2011 - 16:14.


#2126 thebullet

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 16:37

Instead I will post mobile phone uploads that appear on my facebook.

A lotus 11 had an accident on the exit of Gerards I believe it was part of what you will see below as there was Oil flags about. I believe it was from Martin Stretton racing. It wasn't Martin driving though. He said it went light on the exit and straight to the inside into the barrier. I believe it made contact with a 750MC bike engine car which had side damage. The driver then came over and had a raised voice conversation with Martin. Photo of the driver pushing the car will be with the rest tomorrow.

So that was the first red flag, ambulance out but driver was fine.

After green they did about another 2/3 maximum when the red flags came out. Again.

A lap of oil meant 30 mins clearup. So 4 laps in the first hour. Atleast the weather was nice.

On track the most was...

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They were released again to play in the dust, giving some good photos. With a few red flags all morning there was some decent running inbetween.

Hall&Hall brought along a nice amount

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There was a few more things!

Matthew

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#2127 FrankB

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 17:03

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#2128 barrykm

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 17:17

Thanks Chaps.

Marvellous understatement about Hall and Hall's presence!

#2129 elansprint72

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 21:14

Who's the bloke with his tryzers rind his knees? Public school wallah, I'll wager.  ;)

#2130 driverider

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 21:17

Who's the bloke with his tryzers rind his knees? Public school wallah, I'll wager.  ;)

do you mean his racesuit?


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Posted 25 August 2011 - 21:43

Who's the bloke with his tryzers rind his knees? Public school wallah, I'll wager.  ;)


It's the fashion....

To all you guys who "sag" your pants and show your butt and underwear....did you know it originated in prison? It was a signal to the other MEN that you are "available". So if you wanna keep going around looking like your "available" for another dude to "tap that"... then keep thinking your cool while I think you look like a Fool!!! BTW they call it PBS (Prison Bitch Syndrome) :) !! ..............AND PULL UP YOUR DAMN PANTS

A quote from Doug Townley, who some TNFers will know on Facebook this morning!

#2132 arttidesco

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 00:48

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No joy with Colin Warnes of the Allard Register about the J2 I will ask friends involved with the VSSCA scene around Pocono to see if the car is familiar over there.


Apparently it's a Kougar and takes part in Sports and GT races at Mallory :-)

Still have not identified the driver ?


#2133 petestenning

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:08

Apparently it's a Kougar and takes part in Sports and GT races at Mallory :-)

Still have not identified the driver ?



Possibly Graham Paddick ?

#2134 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:16

Apparently it's a Kougar and takes part in Sports and GT races at Mallory :-)

Tschah!! No wonder I was puzzled by the chassis, which looked a bit sophisticated for an Allard. Oh dear. :blush: :blush:

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#2135 thebullet

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:03

Currently on photo duty.

One for you!

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#2136 bradbury west

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:39

It's the fashion....
To all you guys who "sag" your pants and show your butt and underwear....did you know it originated in prison?


I always understood that, whilst its origins were in the US penitentiary suytem, it indicated that you had had your belt confiscated in case you saw fit to try to hang yourself as you were a hard criminal and must have been up for the electric chair etc. By inference, the youths who wear their garments thus use it as a means of making their mark.
Roger Lund

Edited by bradbury west, 26 August 2011 - 21:17.


#2137 Red Socks

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 13:05

Who's the bloke with his tryzers rind his knees? Public school wallah, I'll wager.  ;)

Murray Smith and Chris Drake ?

#2138 thebullet

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 16:52

A few highlights!

Or not such a highlight, exit of gerards to the inside :(
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One for any of you coming this weekend. Wasn't running right though!
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Amazing car! unreal round the esses.
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#2139 Phil Rainford

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 17:03

Is that Tony Trimmer in the Surtees ?



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#2140 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 17:09

Nice to see Maserati 3011 out at Mallory - presumably a pre-Goodwood test.

#2141 glyn parham

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 19:01

Is that Tony Trimmer in the Surtees ?


It certainly is Phil, he drove this car at Brands in July until the engine expired.

Glyn

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 19:41

Is that Tony Trimmer in the Surtees ?



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It is deffo Tony, (or someone else with his lid on!! ;) ) the Surtees still has Pink Snail on the front wing end plates :love: ....nice one guys!! :up:

#2143 Phil Rainford

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 20:13

It certainly is Phil, he drove this car at Brands in July until the engine expired.

Glyn



Thanks Glyn :up:


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Posted 27 August 2011 - 10:51

Right, final lot :)

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:wave:

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#2145 Red Socks

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:51

Murray Smith and Chris Drake ?

Humble apologies to Chris Drake, I learn that the gentleman in question is a US passport holder thus not a British public school boy.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 16:31

Possibly Graham Paddick ?


Thanks Pete :up:

Those in the know probably new not much was happening at Mallory today while those of us who do not have so much choice on which weeks to go went anyway :rolleyes:

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For Bjorn :wave:

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Motore #2524 recieves some last minute TLC.

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After a couple of laps Simon needed some gaffa tape.

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A Messer, with canvas cockpit sides, guessing it's a Formula 4 car ?

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Healey 100 S, I got the impression it was being run in by a new owner.

Simon in his Lotus FF chases a more recent Van Diemen (?) driven by A N Other while 'Tiger' Tim Murray looks on :wave:

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A GTN3 Toyota Avensis, apparently, thanks to Gatmo for the info :up:

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A Golf geared for next weekends touring car bash at Knockhill, was permanently hitting the rev limiter :cat:

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An immaculate Elan.

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Heavy metal came in the form of this Corvette.

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FF2000 Van Diemen (?) had a horrible misfire all morning.

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2011 Caterham graduates were in abundance.

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This DB Tim thought it was a 4 I think it's a 5 was flying does anyone recognise it or it's driver ?

Nice to catch up with Gatmo again, and thanks to Tim Murray for keeping me company :wave:


#2147 Alan Cox

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 17:07

Healey 100 S, I got the impression it was being run in by a new owner.

This DB Tim thought it was a 4 I think it's a 5 was flying does anyone recognise it or it's driver ?

The Healey is the ex-John Dalton 100S, RWD 132, which was owned in recent times by Guy Broad, I think.
Looks like a DB5 to me, with those faired-in headlights.

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#2148 Gatmo

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 17:12

The Tony Hughes BTCC Avensis is one of the NGTC models i believe?

Nice to see Ralph again and to meet Tim. I hope you enjoyed the morning's entertainment.

#2149 David McKinney

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 18:53

The Healey is the ex-John Dalton 100S, RWD 132, which was owned in recent times by Guy Broad, I think.

Not to be confused with the ex-Protheroe RWD323, a Revival regular

#2150 Tim Murray

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 19:52

Looks like a DB5 to me, with those faired-in headlights.

Later DB4s also had faired-in headlights, I believe.

Nice to see Ralph again and to meet Tim. I hope you enjoyed the morning's entertainment.

It was good to meet you too, Wayne. I had a great day out, thanks to Ralph's excellent chauffeuring, and look forward to coming again sometime.