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#401 Giraffe

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:45

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?


Gatmo told me Piquet & Rosberg ran 35's testing in the turbo era! He could hear them from his local school, but his dad was working at the circuit like Wayne himself does today.


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#402 Duc-Man

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:54

Random pics..........

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Is that 'thing' in the background on the right a sidecar bike?
Anybody has shots of that?

#403 Gatmo

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 17:38

Somewhere in my house is a picture of Piquet rounding the Hairpin in the Parmalat Brabham, my photo posting skills are non existent so if i find it i'll e-mail it to Phil so he can do the dirty work for me.... :eek: Also, at the track we used to have a photo of Rosberg sat in his Williams in the pit lane, i'll try and dig it out as the building it used to be in is now underneath a gravel trap on the start line........................ :)

As Giraffe says, i was sat in a boring Maths lesson at school listening to the howl of a turbocharged BMW through the open classroom windows. You could hear every gearchange as the school only had around one and a half miles of field between it and Gerards. :up:

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#404 Phil Rainford

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 17:46

Is that 'thing' in the background on the right a sidecar bike?
Anybody has shots of that?


If you have the time well worth staying around for the bikes on a Wednesday afternoon..... :)

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#405 Geoff E

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 18:41

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I posted this on the "Bike board" a few weeks ago. It appears that the answer to the question is "No".

Is this a technique that chairmen still use?

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A week later, the passenger's son turned up to post on the board and identify the riders.


#406 Gatmo

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 21:10

I can't decide whether the passenger has lost his grip or is high fiveing a marshal?

[Is fiveing a word? Cue blood pressure thread..... :lol: ]

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#407 Phil Rainford

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:37

I think he is just about to pick the flower that is to his left

He has just taken bonkers to a new level :)


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#408 Giraffe

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:58

I can't decide whether the passenger has lost his grip or is high fiveing a marshal?

[Is fiveing a word? Cue blood pressure thread..... :lol: ]


It's less of a five and more of a suggestion as to what sombody might be.................... ;)

One thought that has crossed my mind is why the cars testing at Mallory on a Wednesday morning are predominantly historic. You do get the odd bit of modern kit such as this Audi R8 trying to catch the Lola T70......

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....but more often than not, the stuff that gets ignored when you've got Ferraris, Matras etc to photograph are the likes of this Classic Clubmans U2 last week.

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Does modern machinery not require the tracktime that older stuff does, or are the budgets too tight for testing at the moment for those guys? Wednesday morning is definately Historic morning.


#409 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 20:00

does any one know whats turning up tomorrow, off school so if anything interesting is turning up i might go. :)

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:47

Gatmo told me Piquet & Rosberg ran 35's testing in the turbo era! He could hear them from his local school, but his dad was working at the circuit like Wayne himself does today.



Which equates to 138mph if my maths is right (which would be a first!).
Imagine what a current F1 car would lap in, even with the silly little V8 engine and squeezed-aerodynamics that they have now?
What a pity that F1 testing is now so regulated and the permitted venues are so few in number.

Isn't life more boring in these days of over-regulation in everything?

#411 cyrilmac

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:52

does any one know whats turning up tomorrow, off school so if anything interesting is turning up i might go. :)

It's a thin turnout today which was to be expected I suppose after a weekend of major meetings.
Select I think I would call it.

#412 Giraffe

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 14:07

It's a thin turnout today which was to be expected I suppose after a weekend of major meetings.
Select I think I would call it.


I know Hadfields, Hall & Hall etc would have been going directly from Brands to Monza for next weekend. I missed today, and will be in France next week on my leisurely way to the British Race. :wave:


#413 Gary C

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 15:14

'Isn't life more boring in these days of over-regulation in everything?'
You said it, boy!

#414 Giraffe

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 20:36

'Isn't life more boring in these days of over-regulation in everything?'


Rubbish! More opportunities for the rebel! :smoking:

#415 John Ginger

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 21:30

It's a thin turnout today which was to be expected I suppose after a weekend of major meetings.
Select I think I would call it.



Makes me feel slightly better, all set to attend until a bad case of man flu knocked me off my feet for a couple of days

Not the best way to spend your birthday either, but maybe that's one for the blood pressure thread :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 19:57

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.

Unfortunately my pics don't show the name on the helmet, but my mate Michael C Brown's does!

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#417 cyrilmac

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 18:22

Much expected tomorrow Gatmo ? I may be delayed by an unsolicited Doc's appointment ! ?

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#418 Macca

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 19:06

I went last week, after seeing all those juicy F1s and prototypes..........and picked a bad week.

There was this Lotus 18:
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and if you want to know it's c/n:
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Ian Ashley leading Mike Jordan, who was running-in Andrew's BTCC car:
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and a few other things (some of which only went out for odd laps, so I missed them on-track):
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And no other TNFers to greet; hope you have more luck tomorrow.

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#419 Pullman99

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 19:49

And no other TNFers to greet; hope you have more luck tomorrow.Paul M


Busy day for me tomorow in the middle of a stealth & shifty audit. :down: Probably feel overdue for an extended coffee break next week. :)

Hope the weather's kind. Up the road at Donington this afternoon it looked decidedly muddy for the vehicles coming in for Download. Obviously preparing for that authetic Glastonbury look.

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#420 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 23:44

If you have the time well worth staying around for the bikes on a Wednesday afternoon..... :)

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That it is what being a swinger is all about !!
Mind you it reminds me of a scramble bike in the 60s.

#421 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 23:45

Is that swinger a fem? I like the broom on the helmet!


#422 Giraffe

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:22

I note from the HSCC website that the F5000 / F2 race has been removed from this coming Sunday's Mallory meeting. :cry:

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 23:16

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



Looking fwd to some good pics!

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:48

This is the entry list for this weekend's HSCC meeting. No Derek Bell Trophy Race or Guards Trophy tho'. Racing should be good but not much in the way of exotica.

http://www.hscc.org......Park 2010.pdf

..........Infact looking at it. it's the smallest entry I can ever remember for an HSCC meeting.

Edited by Giraffe, 16 June 2010 - 05:51.


#425 Giraffe

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 14:27

It was a glorious but relatively quiet morning at Mallory, yet still enough to keep your interest..............

Hall & Hall brought along Abba Kogan's Arrows, plus Lotus 18 & BT24/3 clone......

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Peter Meyrick arrived by helicopter to run his Marchs 761 & 782.........

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Colin Blower arrived in style to oversee the running of his TVR-Chevrolet........

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Other cars to catch the eye were these two splendid Sunbeam Alpines preparing for Le Mans next month.......

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And this recently restored TVR Grantura powered by MGB.....

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More bits & pieces to post later, hopefully............... :wave:

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 15:27

thanks Giraffe - this is fast turning into a must see once a week thread!

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 15:48

3001RW is the sister car to the famous 3000RW currently owned by TNFer John Ruston. It was struggling to come to terms with it's Zeniths that it must run at Le Mans in place of it's regular Webers.

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Unusual and original tail treatment of 9201RW......

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More pics of the fabulous Thunderbird..........

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A humble start in Historic Motorsport.........

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The Cooper Chinook Formula Ford.....

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.....and that man Ian Ashley again, preparing for the HSCC meeting on Sunday......

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#428 Giraffe

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 20:09

FF2000s were out preparing for Sunday..............

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A F3 regular at Mallory...........

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Another regular visitor.......

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Scott Mansell was out in his Benetton Judd .............

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A nice Alfa in familiar pose...........

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Lotus Elan...........

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Oddball of the day, a Jaguar powered Vauxhall Firenza...........

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#429 Pullman99

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 20:32

Great pics, as always. Sorry to have missed today. Really nice to see the Arrows. What a great livery that was! :)



#430 Giraffe

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 06:47

This is the entry list for this weekend's HSCC meeting. No Derek Bell Trophy Race or Guards Trophy tho'. Racing should be good but not much in the way of exotica.

http://www.hscc.org......Park 2010.pdf

..........Infact looking at it. it's the smallest entry I can ever remember for an HSCC meeting.



I e-mailed HSCC Chairman Chris Sharples yesterday, and got this reply............

Tony,
I am travelling, currently in Brussels. I have looked at the website. My assumption is that, with F2 cars having recently been at Monza and running soon at Brands and with Mallory clashing with Dijon, the entry may have been dissappointing. The alternative timetable has the great benefit of giving every other race a double header. We have to look after the interesrts of our members and they are now very good value.
The F5000 will be out at Brands Historic Superprix which will be single seater paradise with HFO, HGPCA, HF2, CF3, HF3, HFJ and F5000!
Regards,
Chris



......so it would appear that even he was not aware that the race had been dropped!

#431 Gary C

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:11

Blimey, great photos!! Whenever I've tested at Mallory it's just been me going round, along with a couple of Formula Renaults (Renaux? sp??) and an old bloke with his dog - and he was quicker than me!! LOL.

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:19

Blimey, great photos!! Whenever I've tested at Mallory it's just been me going round, along with a couple of Formula Renaults (Renaux? sp??) and an old bloke with his dog - and he was quicker than me!! LOL.

I have to aggree - that's my experience also! I'm there in a couple of weeks time, and no doubt it'll be me and half a dozen other 'sheds'! :rotfl:

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#433 Giraffe

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 08:30

I have to aggree - that's my experience also! I'm there in a couple of weeks time, and no doubt it'll be me and half a dozen other 'sheds'! :rotfl:

DC


Yesterday was pretty quiet by recent standards. With the Goodwoods and the Brands Super Prix coming up, the next few Wednesdays could be quite busy............. :cat:


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Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:29

Yesterday was pretty quiet by recent standards. With the Goodwoods and the Brands Super Prix coming up, the next few Wednesdays could be quite busy............. :cat:


We're looking to test at Mallory in preperation for Goodwood. Any ideas on the noise restrictions? I've emailed Mallory but not heard back.

#435 Giraffe

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 10:07

We're looking to test at Mallory in preperation for Goodwood. Any ideas on the noise restrictions? I've emailed Mallory but not heard back.


I understood it to be unrestricted. I've just tried to call Wayne at the circuit to confirm this, but his phone's on answerphone. I was e-mailing Simon Hadfield on another matter this morning, so I've asked him as he's sure to know. :wave:

PS. Just spoken to Wayne and they operate on the basis of what is reasonably acceptable, and don't resort to scientific means to count the decibels if you know what I mean? ;)

If your car is louder than two Ferrari and one Matra V12 in unison, then someone might have a quiet word in your ear. Otherwise, you should be fine. :up:

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#436 Tony Matthews

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 14:25

If your car is louder than two Ferrari and one Matra V12 in unison, then someone might have a quiet word in your ear.

Although you might not hear it...

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 16:40

I understood it to be unrestricted. I've just tried to call Wayne at the circuit to confirm this, but his phone's on answerphone. I was e-mailing Simon Hadfield on another matter this morning, so I've asked him as he's sure to know. :wave:

PS. Just spoken to Wayne and they operate on the basis of what is reasonably acceptable, and don't resort to scientific means to count the decibels if you know what I mean?;)

If your car is louder than two Ferrari and one Matra V12 in unison, then someone might have a quiet word in your ear. Otherwise, you should be fine. :up:


Thanks Giraffe, that's perfect. Hopefully see you there in the next month or so.

#438 Ted Walker

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 18:50

There might be something else interesting there in a couple of weeks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#439 Giraffe

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 07:49

This is the entry list for this weekend's HSCC meeting. No Derek Bell Trophy Race


Dare I suggest that the last round at Snetterton where Mark Dwyer tripped over Judy Lyons had an influence on the race being pulled? There she had a best lap of 1m 30s and the leaders were circulating in the 1m 07s. National Editor of Autosport Kevin Turner commented in his column last week that she was "potentially dangerous" and that danger would be exacerbated on a circuit as short as Mallory. :well:

Meanwhile, another view of Andy Meyrick in his ex-Brambilla March 761, fresh from taking 4th place overall in the Oreca AIM 01 at Le Mans 3 days earlier. :up:

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#440 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 09:58

Oddball of the day, a Jaguar powered Vauxhall Firenza...........

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That's Andy Gardner, he races with the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and they have a class for any car powered by a Jaguar engine - really nice guy and nice to see the car out.

#441 Giraffe

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:13

That's Andy Gardner, he races with the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club and they have a class for any car powered by a Jaguar engine - really nice guy and nice to see the car out.


When I took the pics, I wondered how long it would take you to pick up on it, Gregor! Hope to see you at Goodwood? I need you to sign my copy of your great new book! :wave:


#442 Giraffe

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 18:47

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Simon Arron enjoys a well earned weekend off from the stress of covering Grand Prix worldwide

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There was plenty of on track action for him to see at the HSCC meeting at Mallory today...........

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....and a bit too much for some. 60's & 70's racer Stuart Baird surveys the wreck of John Sykes' Merlyn Mk11A/20 seconds after it was returned to the paddock after being pitched into a frightening cartwheel on the opening lap of the Historic Formula Ford Race.

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John emerged unscathed and bewildered having no idea how the accident occurred and looking for a Formula Ford with nose damage.

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A select band of TNFers today included Mallory Dan, Phil Rainford and (quote) "just an ordinary bloke having a day out with family and friends", Simon Arron.  ;)

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#443 Gatmo

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 19:51

Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves in the sunshine......... :)

#444 Phil Rainford

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 21:11

Take me a little while to download my 587 pictures :)

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#445 Giraffe

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 21:16

Whilst awaiting someone to post who had a proper camera at Mallory today :cat: , here's Roger Cope's winning 1965 BMW 1800

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TVR 3000M & Reliant Super Sabre battle it out.

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They didn't just make Robins for Rodney & Dell Boy.... :cool:

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#446 Gatmo

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 21:35

Take me a little while to download my 587 pictures :)

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Come on, Phil, stop fannying around and get them posted...... :lol:

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 21:48

here's Andy Cope's winning 1965 BMW 1800


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#448 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:35

Come on, Phil, stop fannying around and get them posted...... :lol:


I am out of the country now until Wednesday so will post some on my return

However hope you like this view of Mallory on a summer's afternoon :eek:

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#449 Giraffe

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 09:05

Stuart Baird took particular interest in the structural integrity of the Merlyn Mk11A/20 as he has just purchased a Mk11 himself in which to return to the cockpit at the Oulton Park Gold Cup after a gap of 32 years.

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The 41 year old car stood up to the accident remarkably well and John amazingly he could walk back to the paddock, although I bet he's sore this morning. "All was going well entering the first corner, and suddenly all I could see was sky" he said after the race was red flagged. Did anyone witness the accident?

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#450 Giraffe

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:03

Peter Shaw's TVR Tuscan that won race 1 of the 70's Road Sports championship despite being the oldest car in the field, and then went home before heat 2.

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Mark Bennett's unusual Renault Alpine A310

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