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#1 Haine Kane

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 17:18

Hello,

I find in a box severals pics about the race in Rouen-Les Essarts in France. My father go to this race in 1962 or maybe 1963 (?)

I have no idea about this ...

Can you help me ?

Many thanx

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#2 D-Type

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 17:48

The 1962 French GP (GP de l'ACF) was held at Rouen on 8 July so I expect the photos are from then. There was no non-championship Formual 1 race there in 1963.

But number 16 does not appear in the 1962 GP results so it could be in a supporting race. Or the photos could come from a non-F1 race in 1963.




(Twinny, if you see this can you change the thread title to include "Rouen 1962 or 1963")

#3 grimeheel

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 17:52

This is from the formula junior race at Rouen in 1962. The driver is John Love in Ken Tyrrell's Cooper T59-BMC. He was not classified at the finish, but is listed in 17th place.

#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 18:03

Sorry, that's not a Cooper, it's a Lola Mk 3:

http://www.lolaherit...pes/mk3/mk3.htm

I think the driver is Bill McGowen, who finished fifth in the 1961 FJ race at Rouen. Full results on Stefan Ă–rnerdal's site:

http://www.formula2.net/FJ61_E23.htm

#5 David McKinney

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 19:20

Or, more correctly, Bill McCowen :)

#6 Tim Murray

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 20:10

:blush:

Thanks, David

(In my defence, Bill's name is misspelt in both of the sites I linked to above)

#7 ReWind

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 20:36

Or, more correctly, Bill McCowen :)

I thought McGowen was a misspelling of McGovern, i.e. Irishman Bill McGovern who became British Touring Car Champion in 1970, 1971, 1972. And I advised Wolfgang Neumayer from formel3guide.com to adjust his data accordingly. :blush:
Now, who is Bill McCowen? Is he identical to the bobsledder?


#8 David McKinney

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 22:40

Age looks about right

OTTOMH, our man made his name in prodsports - with an AC-Bristol? - before proving an above-average FJ driver

#9 Haine Kane

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 22:42

Many thanx for the solution.