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#1 litrico

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:50

Hi
is there any that have information about Lotus Mk. 10 (1955) ex Scott Russel? Immages and information are very welcome.

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Antonio

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:02

It was reportedly destroyed in 1956

#3 Bauble

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 14:26

The engine seized on the Hangar Straight, and Peter ..."got out to walk at 140mph".

Similar cars were raced by (?) Kasterine and Cliff Davis. Pictures can be found on www.picasaweb.google.co.uk/rbmapics of one being raced to today. Goodwood and HSCC March albums

#4 Dutchy

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 15:53

I know this sounds rather vague but three Mk X Bristols were actively campaigned in the early 1970s by Peter Van Rossem (NOY1,red, ex Cliff Davis), Chris Drake (white) and Ken Rogers (blue). I am fairly certain that one of the letter two was alleged to be ex Peter Scott-Russell who was a commentator at the time so reference to it would have been not infrequent.

Another one, ex Mike Anthony I believe, appeared in the 1990 with Keith Payne.

Edited by Dutchy, 01 November 2011 - 12:56.


#5 Patrick Fletcher

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 16:30

NOY1 was in New Zealand for a number of years. Bill Clark offered it at a good price but I had to turn it down. It went back to the UK soon after. Very fast little car it was.

Edited by Patrick Fletcher, 31 October 2011 - 16:30.


#6 David McKinney

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 17:28

Drake and Rogers also owned NOY1 at different times, and Drake had PCD13 as well

#7 litrico

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 19:50

It was reportedly destroyed in 1956

Where do you read this?

#8 David McKinney

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 20:49

Apologies - I didn't read the reference right through. It goes on to say that after his 1956 Silverstone accident Scott-Russell spent several years rebuilding the car

#9 Andrew Fellowes

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 22:40

and Ken Rogers (blue).


I do remember Ken airborne almost over me at Snetterton (I assume it was the same car) after he decided to overtake on the grass at the start and then speared right back onto the track. David Springett ended up with a very bent Lotus XI nose. The incident was on TV that night as About Anglia (?) was filming all the events that day.

#10 litrico

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 17:02

I do remember Ken airborne almost over me at Snetterton (I assume it was the same car) after he decided to overtake on the grass at the start and then speared right back onto the track. David Springett ended up with a very bent Lotus XI nose. The incident was on TV that night as About Anglia (?) was filming all the events that day.

It will be interesting to see those immages

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:55

Another MK X , said to be ex Scott Russel, but registred JBW648, is for sale in France...from a long time.
Lot of pictures with it, but don't kow if it's the car you're searching! :confused:

#12 David McKinney

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:22

JBW648 was the number of Scott-Russell's original car

#13 Ted Walker

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:25

Yes thats the car. I supplied a lot of images to Christophe Pund who was selling it.

#14 Mistron

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:14

I had a couple of brief drives in Jeremy Agace's Ex Cliff Davis car in about 2002. I seem to recall it being NOY 1? it was silver at that time.
It was a lovely car to drive, but the high carbs didn't half pump a load of fuel back into your eyes until it got up to temperature and running smoothly.

#15 David McKinney

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:42

Yes, NOY1

I don't think I've heard of it since it was in Coys showroom in 2002. Any ideas?

#16 Mistron

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:13

I can't recall, in which case, maybe one of the trips was back to the sellers own garage....

#17 Peter Morley

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 18:02

Graham White had a silver Mark x, that would have been raced by his son Ken(neth), I took photos of it at Silverstone in 2003 but it didn't have a registration number on it.

#18 Mistron

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 21:13

sounds like the same car, as it didn't have a number displayed when it was in the showroom.

#19 litrico

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 14:53

I do remember Ken airborne almost over me at Snetterton (I assume it was the same car) after he decided to overtake on the grass at the start and then speared right back onto the track. David Springett ended up with a very bent Lotus XI nose. The incident was on TV that night as About Anglia (?) was filming all the events that day.


Would be interesting give a look to those immages from TV Anglia. Anyone have got?

Antonio