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#351 cyrilmac

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 19:27

I didn't see the Chevron B16 today, Cyril?!?! :confused:

I heard it before I saw it . It only did a handful of laps. The picture was the first I took in the morning - before I'd met you in fact, hence no action shot. It was put straight away in the smaller truck. :confused:

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#352 Pink Snail

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 19:36

Thanks for this week`s pictures lads...nice to see Martin Stretton putting some miles on "our Nige`s" old JPS Lotus. David Coplowe, it`s regular pilot is down to drive it at Monza next time out (June). These Wednesday jaunts look quite meaty, shame I have to work!! BTW the McLaren Merc - was that Mike Wheatley or Whatley? I know Mike Whatley runs a Landrover Freelander but not a McMerc!! If it is the correct spelling of the surname I apologise profusely in advance!!! I have been known to get the odd wire crossed - haven`t I Giraffe!!! LOL...KM.

#353 cyrilmac

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 19:37

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#354 cyrilmac

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 19:39

Thanks for this week`s pictures lads...nice to see Martin Stretton putting some miles on "our Nige`s" old JPS Lotus. David Coplowe, it`s regular pilot is down to drive it at Monza next time out (June). These Wednesday jaunts look quite meaty, shame I have to work!! BTW the McLaren Merc - was that Mike Wheatley or Whatley? I know Mike Whatley runs a Landrover Freelander but not a McMerc!! If it is the correct spelling of the surname I apologise profusely in advance!!! I have been known to get the odd wire crossed - haven`t I Giraffe!!! LOL...KM.

re Lotus : Ahh ! that explains that.
Any offers on the Hesketh pilot ?

#355 Giraffe

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 19:46

the McLaren Merc - was that Mike Wheatley or Whatley? I have been known to get the odd wire crossed - haven`t I Giraffe!!! LOL...KM.


Mike Wrigley actually! Thanks for that Keith! (c/o the Donington home for the terminally bewildered!) :rotfl:

.......and that's how it ends.....

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......or ends up..... :wave:

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#356 cyrilmac

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 20:15

I think we covered today fairly well Giraffe :wave: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

#357 Giraffe

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 20:17

I think we covered today fairly well Giraffe :wave: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


It's been said before, but 'Nice one Cyril!' :cool:


#358 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 20:44

Thanks, chaps - great stuff.

#359 Giraffe

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 20:52

I was trying to discover if they made the 'ARTUR 10' error in period Tim, to no avail so far! It's almost one for 'Blood Pressure'! :wave:

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#360 sterling49

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 20:59

Nice photos guys, thanks very much. The T70 with the white arrow is so evocative.

#361 Pink Snail

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 21:37

Last time I saw anyone but Frank Sytner in the Hesketh was Freddy Hunt at GP Live in 2007 at DP. Don`t think it was young Freddy today though - he`s stopped racing altogether now!!

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 21:44

Cheers Sterling! :drunk:

Frank Sytner's Hesketh 308 / 2 is now run by 'W D K' and was driven with real verve today by a young guy who nobody could identify for me.
Here it is pictured wrapped up ready for home.
( 'W D K' allegedly stands for 'Wife Doesn't Know') :rotfl:


Great selection of paddock photos as usual thanks !!

Here's a video clip I recorded at the Monaco Historic of the WDK guys doing an engine check on the Hesketh.
Listen out for funny comment from guy in crowd right at the end (not by me, I'm not that witty :| )








#363 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 21:59

I was trying to discover if they made the 'ARTUR 10' error in period Tim, to no avail so far! It's almost one for 'Blood Pressure'! :wave:

Not at Le Mans 1973, certainly, Tony:

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#364 Giraffe

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:59

Here is the text of an e-mail I have just received from Simon Hadfield re. the Lola.......

'Good morning Tony, thank you for the side on shots of the Ferrari, lets hope its acceptable! The Lola chassis plate says T280 HU5, when Leo was sold the car Chris Fox told him it was the Lafosse car, which had been retained after it's Kyalami accident then eventually repaired and the rather sad result then found its way to him (Chris). We repainted it this winter and added the red "Fillipinetti" accents as people kept asking if it was a Matra! As an aside the boys suggested in Tuesday that we don't have to take any gear with us to Mallory, just run the cars and look on TNF on Wednesday pm to find out how we did! I have to say the photos you and others post on there are stunning. Again thanks for the side shots and hope to see you at Brands, Cheers, Simon'

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 08:28

I was trying to discover if they made the 'ARTUR 10' error in period Tim, to no avail so far! It's almost one for 'Blood Pressure'! :wave:

Inexplicably, circa 1980 from memory, he decided that he was 'Arturio' and had that version - I think - on his helmet... As far as I'm aware that was the only time.

I shall check to see if I have a pic.

#366 Giraffe

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 08:58

A few odds & sods from yesterday morning......

The Tyrrell..... I thought there were two out until I realised that it read Stewart on one side of the cockpit & Cevert on the other....... :blush:

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The ex-Kenny Acheson March 793 of Jamie Brashaw

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Simon Hadfield and the Ferrari in a hurry

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#367 Muskrat

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:56

Action shot please - Flames and slides  ;) :wave:
(TR6 Driver) - I hung it out for some nice pics!

#368 Giraffe

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:01

Action shot please - Flames and slides ;) :wave:
(TR6 Driver) - I hung it out for some nice pics!


Cyril? :cat:


#369 cyrilmac

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:08

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#370 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:09

The ex-Kenny Acheson March 793 of Jamie Brashaw

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That photo really brings back the memories. I'd become an Acheson fan during his 1978 FF season. I went to the 1979 Austrian GP, and was quite surprised to find Kenny taking part in the F3 support race in the RMC March 793. We were cheering him on as he battled for the lead for a long time with an Italian I'd never heard of before, name of Alboreto. Funny, having just checked the race out on Stefan Örnerdall's excellent site, I find there was another Brit in the race, called Mansell. I'd completely forgotten he was in the race - can't think why.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:48

I love this thread. Thanks for posting.

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#372 cyrilmac

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 13:05

re Lotus : Ahh ! that explains that.
Any offers on the Hesketh pilot ?


After enlarging a poor photo can report the driver of the Hesketh was Shane Kelly - well driven Sir !


#373 Giraffe

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 13:23

After enlarging a poor photo can report the driver of the Hesketh was Shane Kelly - well driven Sir !


Who he Cyril?


#374 cyrilmac

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 13:28

Who he Cyril?

Bloke who drove yesterday :lol:
Will try to find out more.
Can I suggest checking out the WDK website.

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#375 Giraffe

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 14:03

After enlarging a poor photo can report the driver of the Hesketh was Shane Kelly - well driven Sir !


Shane is an instructor at Goodwood. He has won an ARP Formula 3 series with a Dallara in the past, and has driven for Hillspeed. He's done a bit of Formula Atlantic in the US, and at the recent Silverstone Superleague meeting he co-drove a Lola T70 MKIII Spyder to victory in the World Sportscar Masters Race with Anthony Reid.

Many thanks to his mate Chris who just gave me this info. :wave:

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#376 Giraffe

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 14:34

BTW a message for the Hadfield boys; I rang Paul Knapfield's place in London and they were not very impressed when I asked them if it was true that his 312PB was based on a Nissan............. :blush:

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 14:43

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 17:31

Cyril taking his shot posted earlier............

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#379 Giraffe

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 17:35

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 20:56

:love: Wow! Some stunning machinery gets to Mallory on Wednesdays.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 21:09

I am going to have to pop along to this next week if I can make time. 2 312's on the same day AND Matra music too. Fantastic stuff.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:53

Cheers Giraffe

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:44

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Not sideways enough Jon!!

#384 Giraffe

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 13:08

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#385 Giraffe

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 15:23

I am going to have to pop along to this next week if I can make time. 2 312's on the same day AND Matra music too. Fantastic stuff.


Frankly it's been the discovery of the year for me, but there is a bit of 'you pays your money (£2) and you takes your chance' involved. Touch wood, I've been very lucky but Simon Arron caught a relatively quiet day for his state visit! There is no real way of telling what will turn up, but at the end of the season I shall endeavour to do a 'Highlights of Mallory Wednesday mornings' thread. 2 x 312PBs was a bit of a bonus though!

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#386 MCS

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 15:42

I definitely plan to return at some point. I'm away next week, but I'll be looking at my Wednesdays from then on!!

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 16:47

Frankly it's been the discovery of the year for me, but there is a bit of 'you pays your money (£2) and you takes your chance' involved. Touch wood, I've been very lucky but Simon Arron caught a relatively quiet day for his state visit! There is no real way of telling what will turn up, but at the end of the season I shall endeavour to do a 'Highlights of Mallory Wednesday mornings' thread. 2 x 312PBs was a bit of a bonus though!


What makes Mallory the popular choice for this kind of testing?


#388 Alan Cox

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 17:43

What makes Mallory the popular choice for this kind of testing?

One of the factors concerns lack of noise restrictions. And it's also "The Friendly Circuit"!

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 19:46

Grit your teeth Phil. You wait for ever to see a Ferrari 312PB, and then two turn up this morning at Mallory....


I have been away since Wednesday morning returned home tonight to find that virtually every one of my dream cars from the 1970s turned up at Mallory .....my teeth have be well and truely gritted :(


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Posted 28 May 2010 - 19:54

I have been away since Wednesday morning returned home tonight to find that virtually every one of my dream cars from the 1970s turned up at Mallory .....my teeth have be well and truely gritted :(


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Should that not be 'grut' - past participle etc -- sorry wrong thread !!


#391 Phil Rainford

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 20:23

Frankly it's been the discovery of the year for me, but there is a bit of 'you pays your money (£2) and you takes your chance' involved. Touch wood, I've been very lucky but Simon Arron caught a relatively quiet day for his state visit! There is no real way of telling what will turn up, but at the end of the season I shall endeavour to do a 'Highlights of Mallory Wednesday mornings' thread. 2 x 312PBs was a bit of a bonus though!



That for me is the part of attraction .......you pay your money at the gate but you have no idea of the cars you are paying to see :)

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#392 cyrilmac

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 20:41

That for me is the part of attraction .......you pay your money at the gate but you have no idea of the cars you are paying to see :)

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That'll be Castle Coombe surely ? :clap: :wave: :wave:
circa 1980's

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 20:47

One of the factors concerns lack of noise restrictions. And it's also "The Friendly Circuit"!


I like the sound of "no noise limits"

Adding Mallory to my list of places to visit ........

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:01

I like the sound of "no noise limits"

Adding Mallory to my list of places to visit ........

As a Croft regular - 20 minutes away- you will understand why my skin has now turned green with envy. Some of the locals at Croft are professional moaners - but how I would love to hear a Matra scream down to Tower bend...

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:20

I cant remember but i am sure someone will say but surely Mallory has never before historic racing cars tested there seen a Ferrari 312P on its track ?

Mallory used to host F2 in its heyday and i loved that meeting even if the tent had frozen ice coming from the centre roof rail, and having to heat the frozen milk bottle to get your first cuppa in the morning. Great days

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:54

even if the tent had frozen ice coming from the centre roof rail, and having to heat the frozen milk bottle to get your first cuppa in the morning. Great days


You're getting confused, Pete. You are thinking about Mallory & Irvine (1924)...........

http://www.pbs.org/w...t/lost/mystery/

....wheras we're talking about Irvine at Mallory (2010)...............

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.....Base Camp or Race Camp..........


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#397 Alan Cox

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:04

I cant remember but i am sure someone will say but surely Mallory has never before historic racing cars tested there seen a Ferrari 312P on its track ?

Farrari? Probably not as it's a few miles and a Channel-hop from Maranello, but I seem to remember that some British GP teams used to use Mallory for testing, particularly in the run-up to Monaco (Ecclestone-era Brabham??). Can anyone esle confirm, or am I imagining it?

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:11

Farrari? Probably not as it's a few miles and a Channel-hop from Maranello, but I seem to remember that some British GP teams used to use Mallory for testing, particularly in the run-up to Monaco (Ecclestone-era Brabham??). Can anyone esle confirm, or am I imagining it?


I can't confirm, Alan - in other words, I didn't know. But March stopped at Lydden Hill in 1971 on their way to Monaco for Ronnie to have a blast round the little track - perhaps they should have considered Crois-en-Ternois in France as that was even tighter. But I'm off into another territory now I guess.

Incidentally, does Mallory have a HSCC meeting?


#399 Alan Cox

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:17

Incidentally, does Mallory have a HSCC meeting?

Indeed, 20th June
http://www.hscc.org....20Timetable.pdf

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:24

Indeed, 20th June
http://www.hscc.org....20Timetable.pdf



Thanks Alan. So the 16th is the Wednesday before - that could be interesting then.