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#2151 thebullet

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 21:35

Ah I missed those touring cars, that's a shame. Needed some time off!

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#2152 arttidesco

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 21:41

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

Spme how missed this pic out from the original post :blush:

Thanks for the answers Alan & Wayne, your most welcome anytime Tim :-D

The real star of the day was Matthew Mason in his Formula Renault pic to follow when I get home again at the weekend :-)

Edited by arttidesco, 31 August 2011 - 21:43.


#2153 Dutchy

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:31

[quote name='Tim Murray' date='Aug 31 2011, 20:52' post='5257905']
Later DB4s also had faired-in headlights, I believe.


They did as did also the DB4 Vantage.

Shame about the silly wheels and low profile tyres.

#2154 Giraffe

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:34

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


They did as did also the DB4 Vantage.


...as well as the DB4GT.

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#2155 longhorn

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 14:10

The later Series V DB4's did indeed have faired-in headlamps, giving it a frontal appearance similar to the DB4GT. They were also longer, through having a longer door & rear overhang. DB5's, as far as I know, were the standard length. I'd take a guess at this being a DB4 Series V.

As James says, those wheels & tyres..................

#2156 Alan Cox

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 14:26

My thought that it was likely to be a DB5 was largely based on an assumption that it will have been prepared for AMOC racing (with those wheels/tyres) in which DB4GTs and Vantages are a relative rarity. The comments from the Aston experts are most welcome.

#2157 David Beard

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 01:52

Mike Wilds to be testing a Lotus 72 at Mallory this Wednesday?

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#2158 Giraffe

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:19

Mike Wilds to be testing a Lotus 72 at Mallory this Wednesday?


Well he said as much on Facebook, the Katsu Kubota owned ex-Mad Ronald (Ex- TNFer David Force?) JPS 72 recently rebuilt by Colin Bennett & the boys.

With Goodwood testing on Thursday and Friday this week, don't expect to see Hadfield, Hall & Hall and many others out this Wednesday.

#2159 arttidesco

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:57

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A couple more from last week above Matthew Mason in his Formula Renault Barazi-Epsilon (?) set the fastest times.

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Two more shots of the mystery Aston Martin which apart from the closed bonnet scoop...

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bares a similarity to a DB5 I saw on the Tour Britannia a couple of months ago.

Looking forward to seeing pix of Mike Wilds in the '72 :-)

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#2160 Dutchy

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 13:47

The more pictures I see of that DB4 or 5 the worse it looks.
Expensive car to make a mess of like that.

#2161 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 14:01

Nice to see lots of the lovely little sports cars out, Elvas, BT8 etc..fantastic entry list at Goodwood.

#2162 Tim Murray

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 14:03

The Aston at Mallory wore #56 on the driver's door and bonnet (just about visible in Ralph's photo). I'm beginning to think it might be Ian McCallum's lightweight DB5 which he often shares with John Bussell, and which seems to race regularly as #56:

http://www.flickr.co...dia/4183743079/

#2163 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 14:07

The Aston at Mallory wore #56 on the driver's door and bonnet (just about visible in Ralph's photo). I'm beginning to think it might be Ian McCallum's lightweight DB5 which he often shares with John Bussell, and which seems to race regularly as #56:

http://www.flickr.co...dia/4183743079/

Perhaps out at Snett this weekend at the 2-day AMOC meeting? The Saturday will be the official 60th anniversary circuit celebration, despite the fact racing started there Oct 27th '51 ( AMOC meeting ).

#2164 arttidesco

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 16:28

The Aston at Mallory wore #56 on the driver's door and bonnet (just about visible in Ralph's photo). I'm beginning to think it might be Ian McCallum's lightweight DB5 which he often shares with John Bussell, and which seems to race regularly as #56:

http://www.flickr.co...dia/4183743079/


The colour, missing bonnet scoop and single wiper make that a very good match Tim :up:

#2165 Gatmo

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 21:55

The blue Aston was being run by Colin Blower's team at Mallory last week.

#2166 thebullet

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 21:57

Weather not looking great with high winds and rain. Looks like another miss for me. 2 weeks in a row now. Maybe next week?

#2167 John Ginger

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 17:34

Managed to attend what turned out to be dry morning session

Nice mix of machinery, please excuse amateur photos

Small clue to my (and many others) favourite driver/car combination
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#2168 John Ginger

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 18:12

Large clue to today's driver of aforementioned car

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Edited by John Ginger, 07 September 2011 - 21:20.


#2169 Giraffe

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 18:18

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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 ?


It's the Ian McCallum / John Russell Aston Martin DB4GT that's been to Mallory before, albeit on a different set of tyres.

#2170 Alan Cox

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 19:46

It's the Ian McCallum / John Russell Aston Martin DB4GT that's been to Mallory before, albeit on a different set of tyres.

I think that would be Bussell, Tony :)

#2171 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 20:20

... and is it a DB4GT, or (as I posted earlier) a DB5?

#2172 Giraffe

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 20:30

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

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By giraffe138 at 2010-09-22


Thanks Alan, better late than never! :wave:

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 20:53

Well he said as much on Facebook, the Katsu Kubota owned ex-Mad Ronald (Ex- TNFer David Force?) JPS 72 recently rebuilt by Colin Bennett & the boys.

With Goodwood testing on Thursday and Friday this week, don't expect to see Hadfield, Hall & Hall and many others out this Wednesday.


Goodwood testing is actually Wednesday & Thursday this week. Word of warning though to anyone planning to spectate, - you may not get in ....
I know people have attended and managed to take photos in previous years but today I was met by security guard at main gate informing me that he had been instructed not to let public in, - only the contractors building the site are allowed in.
Anyway, after a while the nice security guard got distracted by other guests and I was in ..... :rotfl: ........ you might not be so lucky though so be warned if you are travelling a long way

#2174 John Ginger

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 21:04

Mr Wilds preparing to shakedown Lotus 72/R6

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#2175 John Ginger

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 21:10

Apparently it has a bit of history

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#2176 Giraffe

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 21:10

Great stuff John! Sorry to miss you this morning, but I had to stay at home as I was having a tank of Helium delivered..... honestly! Don't laugh!
Was there much else there today??? :wave:

Edited by Giraffe, 07 September 2011 - 21:11.


#2177 Alan Cox

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 21:13

... and is it a DB4GT, or (as I posted earlier) a DB5?

It is a DB5, Tim.

#2178 John Ginger

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 21:15

Just one more on a similar theme, put in some quick laps in the low 40's

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Edited by John Ginger, 07 September 2011 - 21:23.


#2179 Giraffe

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 21:26

I think that would be Bussell, Tony :)



It is a DB5, Tim.


You would appear to be correct on both counts, Alan. :up:

http://www.radisol.c...on/about-jb.htm

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#2180 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 21:31

It is a DB5, Tim.

Thanks Alan - all the references I found on the net described it as a DB5, but I never completely trust what I find on the net. :lol:

#2181 John Ginger

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 21:40

Great stuff John! Sorry to miss you this morning, but I had to stay at home as I was having a tank of Helium delivered..... honestly! Don't laugh!
Was there much else there today??? :wave:


No worries, although I was a bit of a 'billy no mates' though - anyway, good excuse to go again

Martin S was assisting Paul Drayson with Aston , E-Type etc, presumably in readiness for Goodwood

Zerox special, Lola T70, Brabham BT?, Mr Ashley's Lola, Corvette, sprinkling of Caterhams - to name a few

I think the March (751 or 761), was Andy Meyrick

Wish I was more proficient with the camera, I'm happier on pit wall with stop watch, sad I know
Will let you know when I can get there next

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 23:31

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A couple more from last week above Matthew Mason in his Formula Renault Barazi-Epsilon (?) set the fastest times.


I think that's the old Tatuus chassis, the current version is the Epsilon-Barazi.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 23:23

Mr Wilds preparing to shakedown Lotus 72/R6

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Is it me or do those front tyres look much larger than they would have been circa 1974?

#2184 arttidesco

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 23:29

Thanks Alan - all the references I found on the net described it as a DB5, but I never completely trust what I find on the net. :lol:


I believe I said it was a DB5 in the first place :smoking:

Ross I have not been able to work out if Matthew Masons FR car is pre or post 2010 when I believe the switch was made, I, see if I can get some positive ID on the two types of FR car.

#2185 Tim Murray

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 23:35

I believe I said it was a DB5 in the first place :smoking:

You did indeed - good job we didn't bet on it.  ;)

#2186 arttidesco

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 23:42

You did indeed - good job we didn't bet on it. ;)


Doh ! :eek: :wave:

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 23:47

I believe I said it was a DB5 in the first place :smoking:

Ross I have not been able to work out if Matthew Masons FR car is pre or post 2010 when I believe the switch was made, I, see if I can get some positive ID on the two types of FR car.


That's definitely the older Tatuus "FR 2000" model. It's still used in the BARC Renault championship but Formula Renault UK (BTCC support race) uses the new car, which you can find pictures of here:
Formula Renault UK




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Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:30

Mr Wilds preparing to shakedown Lotus 72/R6


Super stuff! Sorry I missed a 72 running at Mallory this week; I'll try and get there next week. Just wondered if anyone knows if Mr Kubota still has Lotus 78 JPS18?

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 16:47

He's racing it at the Nurburg this week in the FIA F1 serie.



#2190 arttidesco

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:43

That's definitely the older Tatuus "FR 2000" model. It's still used in the BARC Renault championship but Formula Renault UK (BTCC support race) uses the new car, which you can find pictures of here:
Formula Renault UK


Tatuus it is then  ;) Thanks for the visual references :up:

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 09:51

I think the March (751 or 761), was Andy Meyrick


Looks more 761 than 751  ;)


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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:07

Just one more on a similar theme, put in some quick laps in the low 40's

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I was at the Nürburgring yesterday. this March was there but isn't listed in the programm at all. Whoever this driver is, he knows what he's doing because he was damn fast.

There was also Katsu Kubota with a Lotus 72. It looked great but didn't do too well in the 1st timed practice.

#2193 Alan Cox

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:19

I was at the Nürburgring yesterday. this March was there but isn't listed in the programm at all. Whoever this driver is, he knows what he's doing because he was damn fast.

Most likeley to be Andy Meyrick - he tends to run with the number 9, 91 or 19.

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 13:23

He ran with #1. I got a short video up on my FB: March through the Mercedes arena.

Sorry for the strange sound, the clip was recorded with a normal digital camera.

#2195 dank

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 15:53

Probably going to head down (well, up) to Mallory this Wednesday. One question though: how much is entry? A couple of pounds?

#2196 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:00

Probably going to head down (well, up) to Mallory this Wednesday. One question though: how much is entry? A couple of pounds?

Spot on - £2 it is.

#2197 dank

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 16:07

Spot on - £2 it is.


Excellent. Look forward to the midweek diversion!

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:37

Hello all,

I would love to go to the Revival but alas time and money do not allow treats at the moment. Will there be many cars testing wednesday prior to the revival?

Best regards

Carl

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 17:52

Fairly decent turnout today at Mallory. Diverse as well!

Formula Jedi, BMW M3, Ferrari 246S, Aston Martin DP21... and many, many Ford GT40s.

Including a certain technical boffin's...

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 19:35

Ref the March. Peter Meyrick usually drives it but Andy was driving this week at Nurburgring :love: . Rob Austin had his Surtees in Campari colours :up: (driving as Brett Lunger), Katsu had the Lotus out :smoking: (wearing Ronnie P`s helmet) and Scott Walker drove the McLaren M23 :drunk: (James Hunt helmet). This was all in aid of Ron Howard`s forthcoming movie loosely based on the Hunt/Lauda story of the mid 70s :) .
The March will be running with #1 because Peter is the current HFO Champion :clap: . Andy usually drives one of the six :confused: Ragno liveried Arrows cars in Historic F1 races. The standard joke is that there are now more Ragno cars than Arrows ever made :lol: but there were two years maybe three of Ragno sponsored cars so that expalins why so many exist- I hope :rolleyes: ...