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#1 Syia

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:11

I have been asked if I know who currently owns Warwick Brown’s Lola T332. does anyone have any ideas?

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#2 David Shaw

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:33

If you have a look at Allen Brown's website, you will probably find the answer you are after.
http://www.oldracingcars.com/


#3 John Brundage

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:09

It is currently owned by Dudley Cunningham of Massachusetts. Dudley drove the car to second place at the Mitty this weekend.

#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 14:33

Did Warwick only have one T332?

#5 RA Historian

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 16:03

Did Warwick only have one T332?

That thought came to me also. The only time I saw Brown drive a T-332 it was the Bay Racing car in 1976.
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#6 John Brundage

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 16:53

Warwick won the Tasman with HU27 in 1975. According to recollections from Warwick and other information, the last time he drove HU27 as a profesional was in the 1975 Tasman. In 1976 the car was sold to a resident of California.

#7 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 21:09

That was the white one with 'Berryman Products' on it... entered, at least here, by Pat Burke Racing...

He also drove a VDS 332, didn't he?

#8 David McKinney

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 21:44

Nor sure about that, but he certainly drove later-model VDS Lolas

#9 RA Historian

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 21:51

Nor sure about that, but he certainly drove later-model VDS Lolas

Second place, Aug. 1976, Road America in VDS Lola T-430
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#10 Ian G

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 23:13

Getting OT but i was surprised to see Brown's Target T-300(?) Lola stored in a cyclone wire enclosure at Neutral Bay Sydney in the early 1970's. It was in the old car park under the run-down 'Big Bear' Shopping Centre,they converted the space into several storeage areas just using cyclone fencing,no security,how it wasn't stolen is amazing. Someone reading this would know the full/correct story on how it ended up there.



#11 Wirra

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 00:09

That was the white one with 'Berryman Products' on it... entered, at least here, by Pat Burke Racing...

He also drove a VDS 332, didn't he?

Images here, and next page, tend to support that suggestion.
http://www.autopics....n_name_0-3.html

Edited by Wirra, 04 May 2010 - 00:10.


#12 David McKinney

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 06:31

Don't see any VDS T332 photos there, but we do see him in a 332 much later than 1975-76, when he raced HU27

#13 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:03

Originally posted by Ian G
Getting OT but I was surprised to see Brown's Target T300(?) Lola stored in a cyclone wire enclosure at Neutral Bay Sydney in the early 1970s. It was in the old car park under the run-down 'Big Bear' Shopping Centre, they converted the space into several storeage areas just using cyclone fencing, no security, how it wasn't stolen is amazing. Someone reading this would know the full/correct story on how it ended up there.


Must be some connection with the earlier Pat Burke Racing times...

In 1971 I had to deliver some shock absorbers to Tony Williams (where on earth is he now?) in that vicinity. Under some retail centre, round the back, concrete all around. He was preparing the McLaren M4A there and showed me the spare chassis that had been built locally after Niel Allen's crash (cue Erol...).

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:29

I took some shots of Warwick in a white T332 at a 1987 Amaroo Historic meeting which I thought was his original car, but sounds like it wasn't - which car would that have been? He and Bob Minogue were battling all day - great racing.


#15 Gabrci

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:59

And for that matter, where is Warwick Brown himself?

#16 John Brundage

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 14:41

I took some shots of Warwick in a white T332 at a 1987 Amaroo Historic meeting which I thought was his original car, but sounds like it wasn't - which car would that have been? He and Bob Minogue were battling all day - great racing.


He raced HU27 in 1985 in some historic races after the car was restored by Peter Molloy. I am not sure about 1987.

#17 Ray Bell

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:19

And for that matter, where is Warwick Brown himself?


Still operating the earthmoving and construction business in Sydney last I spoke to him...

This is the business passed on to him by his father, who died when he was young IIRC.