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#2201 thebullet

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:28

Any pictures? knew I should have gone!

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#2202 racer8888

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 21:40

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: ...


Anyone got a pointer to some more pics from the Nurburgring meeting please?

#2203 Phil Rainford

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:30

Any pictures? knew I should have gone!



You should always go :)


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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:38

Still on a September break Phil! :)

3rd week in a row, I am there on Sunday :)

#2205 Duc-Man

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:45

Anyone got a pointer to some more pics from the Nurburgring meeting please?


:clap: Here we go! :clap:


#2206 Giraffe

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:25

:clap: Here we go! :clap:


Who was in the Theodore, Frank? :cat:

#2207 Duc-Man

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:39

Who was in the Theodore, Frank? :cat:


The programm says Luciano Quaggia and the 'team' was Fernicors F1. That car was also out at the Hockenheim Historic earlier this year. I got some shots from then as well (I think).

#2208 Pink Snail

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 20:13

It IS Luciano Quaggia in the ex Rosberg Theodore. A very nice man who races mainly at the mainland Europe events, Luciano tends to get mixed in with the Delane Tyrrell, Sayles Ossella and others at the rear of the field. The car is always well turned out and I am sure I have never seen more than 2 mechanics work on it!! The Historic F1 website has more F1 pictures from the weekend.. www.historicformulaone.com :up:

#2209 dank

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:23

Any pictures? knew I should have gone!


My other-half should be posting some pictures online soon for all to see. I'll post a link on here when they are available.

In the meantime, I'm somewhat stumped as to what this car is. I've my suspicions what it might be (TVR Grantura Mk III), but I'll wait and see if these are correct...

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#2210 Duc-Man

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 08:36

My other-half should be posting some pictures online soon for all to see. I'll post a link on here when they are available.

In the meantime, I'm somewhat stumped as to what this car is. I've my suspicions what it might be (TVR Grantura Mk III), but I'll wait and see if these are correct...

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TVR Grantura Series 1 or 2.
OT: what happened actually to TVR?

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:39

The car is always well turned out and I am sure I have never seen more than 2 mechanics work on it!!


Spirit of the 70s ! IIRC Graham Hill's 2-car team in 1975 consisted of something like 1 dedicated mechanic per car with another floating between them as required, the designer, the team manager, plus Bette on the timing.
I think RIAL had a 9-member team in the late 1980s . How times change, that's probabaly not enough to fire-up a modern F1 engine :drunk:


#2212 Phil Rainford

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:49

I think RIAL had a 9-member team in the late 1980s . How times change, that's probabaly not enough to fire-up a modern F1 engine :drunk:


Or construct the motorhome !!


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#2213 Duc-Man

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 13:51

Or construct the motorhome !!


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I always thought the motorhomes are like the Transformers. You push one button and BANG you get a 5 storey building with a underground garage and a garden. :rotfl:

#2214 Pink Snail

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 16:43

Indeed - how times change :drunk: . Sometime HFO Champ Rodrigo Gallegeo has turned up at Brands with a long wheelbase Transit towing a 20 foot box trailer, last time 3 years ago :eek: . Puts some of todays F1 teams to shame when we see them turning up at Mallory with an F1 car in or on a trailer and just get on with the job in hand :lol: . It still makes me smile when you hear of todays younger mechanics popping into the Historic garages to see how it`s really done :p (not a single laptop in sight!!) :up:

#2215 Rob Ryder

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 18:44

Ref the March. Peter Meyrick usually drives it but Andy was driving this week at Nurburgring :love: .

According to the official results Peter drove the 761 at the 'Ring (as #1 in practice and #9 in the race)
http://www.adac-eife...Formula_One.pdf

Lots of pictures taken by the official HFO photographers (Jon Bunston and Dave Smith) here...
http://www.evado.co....lbum/index.html

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#2216 Pink Snail

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 20:22

Correct Rob :up: , Peter was the driver last weekend. Him and Andy do swap from time to time but they all do, Katsu has 3 cars to race that I know of. Abba Kogan has loads of cars aswell. The official racing photographer`s website always has some excellent shots of the meetings :love: .

#2217 Cirrus

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 22:16

Peter and Andy Meyrick are both very quick drivers. Dad Peter is a very tough gentleman racer with a very strong competitive streak. Peter's son Andy is a really nice guy who would be much better known now if he hadn't suffered a freak illness in the year in which he was dominating his class in F3

#2218 Phil Rainford

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:59

Peter's son Andy is a really nice guy who would be much better known now if he hadn't suffered a freak illness in the year in which he was dominating his class in F3


And of course finished fourth at Le Mans last year in this :)

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 20:07

Mallory seems to have taken the entire year's output from Bridgestone; not sure that it add to the ambiance.
Shame about the Armco .... and the roll-over bar... too.

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#2220 Phil Rainford

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 18:11

Mallory seems to have taken the entire year's output from Bridgestone;
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They have to get rid of them somehow :rotfl:

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#2221 Gatmo

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 18:47

Anyone want a go at screwing em together? I'm sick of the bloody things........ :)

#2222 Giraffe

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 17:53

I'm hoping to get down to Mallory in the morning. I now use this thread for year-on-year weather comparisons and it was gloriously sunny this time last year. There was a good turnout too, and the weather looks ok for tomorrow. :cat:

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 18:23

OT: what happened actually to TVR?

A rather sad story. In 2004 the company was bought by 24-year-old Nikolay Smolensky, a Russian national. Sadly he proved not to be another Roman Abramovich and his grandiose plans actually amounted to splitting TVR up into four separate companies and closing the Blackpool factory in 2006. Since then, TVR has gone into administration, been bought back from the receivers by Smolensky, who has made various announcements claiming that production is to re-start, without anything actually happening. The most recent announcement was in June this year. TVR's new website: http://www.tvr.co.uk/ gives full details of the marque's future.

#2224 Phil Rainford

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 19:27

A rather sad story. In 2004 the company was bought by 24-year-old Nikolay Smolensky, a Russian national.


Did his father not buy it for him ...... almost as a hobby?

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 20:45

Did his father not buy it for him ...... almost as a hobby?

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That sounds quite likely - not many 24 year-olds would have the wherewithal to buy a car company, even such a small one as TVR.

#2226 Giraffe

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 14:33

A rather brisk morning at Mallory with plenty of customary autumnal sunshine, and a fairly thin turnout compared with the same week last year. Nevertheless, I was not alone......

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Neil Fowler had a couple of evocative March 712s out, chassis #3 & #11

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Gelscoe had two GT40s at Mallory this morning, the green car normally driven by David Forsbrey preparing for Spa, and the Gulf re-creation (complete with alloy roof) belonging to Rui Da Costa being shaken down for Portimao in three weeks, both driven today by Andy Newall

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Chris Drake was out in his FJ Brabham

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Other visitors to mallory this morning.....

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#2227 Duc-Man

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 15:14

A rather sad story. In 2004 the company was bought by 24-year-old Nikolay Smolensky, a Russian national. Sadly he proved not to be another Roman Abramovich and his grandiose plans actually amounted to splitting TVR up into four separate companies and closing the Blackpool factory in 2006. Since then, TVR has gone into administration, been bought back from the receivers by Smolensky, who has made various announcements claiming that production is to re-start, without anything actually happening. The most recent announcement was in June this year. TVR's new website: http://www.tvr.co.uk/ gives full details of the marque's future.


Thanks for the info.
That new TVR website has just the logo and adress on it. :confused:

#2228 frp

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 15:34

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Oops!
Those roadworks signwriters get everywhere. :)

#2229 mfd

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 17:09

Oops! Those roadworks signwriters get everywhere. :)

pray tell - which car claims those three drivers?

Edited by mfd, 21 September 2011 - 17:10.


#2230 Giraffe

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 17:20

pray tell - which car claims those three drivers?

The Formula Junior Brabham of Chris Drake pictured above that photo.

#2231 Amphicar

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 17:22

Thanks for the info.
That new TVR website has just the logo and adress on it. :confused:

Exactly - that's what I meant about it giving full details of TVR's future: sadly, I don't think it has one under the current owner.

#2232 dank

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 17:23

The 'other-half' has posted some pictures from last week's visit. More Caterhams than I would have liked, but nice all the same! http://www.lsphotos....testing-140911/

(Oh, and apologies if it looks like I'm encroaching on today's set of piccies from you, Giraffe, not the case!)

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#2233 mfd

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 17:51

The Formula Junior Brabham of Chris Drake pictured above that photo.

The only FJ cars Siffert drove were Loti...and the Brabham he raced was a BT11 with a BRM engine, which I guess makes it an F1 car.

#2234 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 19:31

As Giraffe alluded to .................a beautiful autumnal morning :)

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#2235 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 20:06

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Oops!
Those roadworks signwriters get everywhere. :)

Quite. IMHO that is unforgivable. Could they not have spared a couple of minutes just to check? :mad:

Great photos (as always) chaps.

#2236 David McKinney

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 20:56

They did check. They saw a reference to "Regga" and thought that would do it :)

#2237 Giraffe

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 21:05

They did check. They saw a reference to "Regga" and thought that would do it :)


Chris Drake should know better; he is often seen in his ex- Tom Pryce Monaco winning March F3. I'd better go check it doesn't say "Price" on the side of the car. :blush:

#2238 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 21:06

A few more from today.....


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Did look for Geoff Boycott in a kilt

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#2239 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 21:08

I'd better go check it doesn't say "Price" on the side of the car. :blush:


I thought the " Price is right " ...........I'll get my coat :blush:


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#2240 Phil Rainford

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 18:17

Just a few more....

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Just a hint of opposite lock

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The news that Giraffe was back at Mallory spread like wildfire :)


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#2241 Giraffe

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 18:22

The news that Giraffe was back at Mallory spread like wildfire :)


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Like Wilderbeast on the Serengetti..... I was at Shaws as this lot arrived by coach & the only conversation that I could detect concerned breakfast in the caff! :smoking:

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 16:00

I couldn't make Mallory this week but got to Oulton to try out a new lens. Nothing really old out as such but I quite liked this Pre74 FF1600 Merlyn.
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It's new owner was having his first run in it, but unfortunately it broke a driveshaft at the end of the morning. He was using the kerbs on occasions.
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Pity it's a bit out of focus. I was experimenting with low shutterspeeds and ISO settings.


Other things that may vaguely be of interest.

Nick Hamilton's Clio. He looked quick although it's difficult to tell as there were no other Clio Cup cars there.
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Classic Saloon Mazda
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Modern BTCC Saloon Toyota
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...and finally Superkarts. They were so low and quick over the brow at Druids that the Auto Focus went on strike. Back to the Manual!!
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#2243 Phil Rainford

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 18:03

Looks a good purchase to me Alan :up:


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 18:17

Looks a good purchase to me Alan :up:


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The wonders of Ebay :)


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 14:24

Will try and make an appearance this week guys!

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 17:28

Any ideas on numbers tomorrow? :)

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:10

Fantastic weather! but not much turned up, No more than about 10...11 cars. But the weather made up for it and it Nice to see Simon and Ben again.

Here is a selection. Didn't take many.

Not seen that maybe of interest... An E-Type and Simon in the Gropa.

The lake and it's green stuff!
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This car was a lovely shade of blue.
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A Ferrari that was spun at Gerards twice!
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A britcar through the barriers.
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On the pitwall. Sounded lovely.
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And finally Ben really enjoying it in the sun!
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Should be there next week!

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 15:47

Is Ben Mitchell's RP24 about to be signwritten with RMC sponsorship? Looks the right colour for it :)

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:37

I made it along on Wednesday for an hour or so. Nowhere near as many cars out as normal, but still enjoyable.

Whilst the weather - as ever - was glorious, I do feel the place has been rather decimated with all the tree removals and earthworks. Looking up the incline to the hairpin from the Esses I'm sure the circuit direction / layout has changed slightly, but that may of course be an optical illusion with all the run off areas in place these days. Or just my fading memory.

A couple of very interesting cars were out. The first, an almost fully restored Group 6 Gropa-BMW, with Mr Hadfield charging round in his usual manner. Not sure whether this was an early Chevron-based version or a later Gropa. Irrespective, it sounded good and will look nice when the paint job is done I'm sure.

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This glorious NART Ferrari was also out, being driven in some style by a Mr I Flux, at one point blasting out of the pit lane to rejoin a session - much to the amusement of his crew. Marvellous!

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Apologies for the quality of the pictures, taken on my BlackBerry. I can't even edit them properly for some reason. :(

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 13:05

[quote name='thebullet' date='Sep 29 2011, 12:10' post='5311196']
Fantastic weather! but not much turned up, No more than about 10...11 cars. But the weather made up for it and it Nice to see Simon and Ben again.

Here is a selection. Didn't take many.

Not seen that maybe of interest... An E-Type and Simon in the Gropa.

The lake and it's green stuff!
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Love this shot. Very imaginative. :wave: