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#101 Suzy

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 14:44

Oh dear. Shows how much I *thought* I knew. :cry: :blush: :blush: :blush: I hope that hasn't disqualified me from posting in TNF in the future. :confused: Anyway I'm uploading the rest of the day's images to Flickr at the moment (assuming the Flickr Uploader decides to behave itself for once). If all goes to plan then the images are at http://www.flickr.co...57629890239509/

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#102 john aston

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 16:12

Echo that -very atmospheric (and not just because of the moisture). Those 500s must have felt at home - I somehow always thought of Cadwell as a mainly bike venue, but may have to adjust my preconceptions.

It is popular as a bike circuit but is also in my view the finest circuit in UK both to drive and to spectate at.Remember it was used regularly for F3 until the 80s and these days you can see anything from Tuscan V8s , historic( saloons , F2 and F3), Monoposto and VSCC meetings etc. If you have never been you really have a treat in store- trust me !

#103 David Lawson

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 16:52

I also love Cadwell Park for its atmosphere and natural surroundings but am a bit concerned by the news of the proposed "improvements" including business park which will no doubt have a negative impact on its charm.

David

#104 Allan Lupton

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 17:01

I also love Cadwell Park for its atmosphere and natural surroundings but am a bit concerned by the news of the proposed "improvements" including business park which will no doubt have a negative impact on its charm.

David

I agree with that.
Why would anyone want to park their business there anyway? It is seriously far from most places (which is part of its charm for us).

#105 elansprint72

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:52

Sorry to disabuse you, Suzy, it's actually from the 1990s! A modern 'special' built in the spirit of inter-war specials by Richard Scaldwell using a 1919 GN chassis and a 1908 JAP V8 aero engine, and driven with equal spirit by its builder.


I believe that the owners (two of them) went touring in France in it a couple of years ago, along with friends in similar devices. Not sure what the gendarmes made of these things. :rolleyes:

#106 Giraffe

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:56

I agree with that.
Why would anyone want to park their business there anyway? It is seriously far from most places....


....Which probably makes it a very cost effective location. :smoking:

#107 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:07

I believe that the owners (two of them) went touring in France in it a couple of years ago, along with friends in similar devices. Not sure what the gendarmes made of these things. :rolleyes:

My French Bugatti friends, happily, for years have had no trouble with the gendarmerie when driving their cars without mudguards but there are now signs of some tightening-up of regulations in some regions. The same goes for speed cameras which the French were very slow to adopt.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:34

I believe that the owners (two of them) went touring in France in it a couple of years ago, along with friends in similar devices. Not sure what the gendarmes made of these things. :rolleyes:


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I believe the first time the GN's JAP V8 went to France was when it powered the Willow's No.3 Airship "Cardiff City" across the channel, first time an airship accomplished the feat, and then circled the Eiffel Tower on New Years Eve 1910.

Excellent photo's Suzy particularly the details :up:

Roger Clark was asking about the gearboxes on the Lotus racing cars in another thread I wonder if anyone can tell a ZF from a Colotti at this distance.

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#109 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 21:20

My wife and I are on vacation in France, currently in Eguisheim. I talked to some people from Germany, who are staying at a nearby hotel. They were driving a couple of MGAs. They said there is an event on Saturday at L'Anneau du Rhin in Biltzheim. I also saw what looked like an MGTC on a trailer. What event is this? Unfortunately, I won't be able to go as we will be on our way to Strasbourg on Saturday.

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#110 Simon Arron

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:33

From the three-hour historic race supporting the 'Ring 24 Hours last weekend...
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#111 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 13:09

Quality merchandise Mr A !!


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#112 arttidesco

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 13:11

Lovely pics Simon, was three hours enough to walk round the whole track ?

#113 Alan Cox

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 16:41

Curious to note that the results from the Brands Superprix are still not available on either the HSCC's or MST's websites. Unusual to take this long for them to be published.

#114 Rob Ryder

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 18:09

Curious to note that the results from the Brands Superprix are still not available on either the HSCC's or MST's websites. Unusual to take this long for them to be published.

http://www.tsl-timin...;eventid=122151

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#115 elansprint72

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 20:56

From the three-hour historic race supporting the 'Ring 24 Hours last weekend...

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I don't recognise this Opel; what type is it?

I always admired the NSU Prinz; superb attention to detail.

Lovely photos, lovely place.

#116 elansprint72

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 21:07

Kadett A


Thanks!


#117 elansprint72

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 21:11

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Donington HISTORIC Festival... is it me?

#118 Alan Cox

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 21:39

Latest news of MG Live at Silverstone on the 23rd July:

A RECORD-BREAKING 58 FIA MGBs WILL COMPETE IN THE OFFICIAL MGB50 CELEBRATION RACE AT MGLive! ON SATURDAY 23 JUNE

The MG Car Club's 62nd successive Silverstone meeting has attracted a mouth-watering grid of the world's best MGBs; competitors will contest for honours on the full GP circuit.
Supported by British Motor Heritage, the prestigious 50-minute race is for FIA-spec MGBs running on Dunlop Historic Tyres and includes a mandatory pit stop.
MGLive! is the world's largest MG event and attracts 20,000 enthusiasts from every corner of the globe. The MG Car Club's award-winning weekend begins a trilogy of high-profile MGB50 events in 2012; celebrations are set to continue at the Silverstone Classic (July) and at Blenheim Palace (September).
Off track, the MGLive! MGB50 street party will assume centre stage: thousands of examples of Abingdon's most famous export are anticipated to descend on Silverstone.
Notable cars competing in the MGLive! MGB50 celebration race include ex-works cars 6DBL, BRX854B, DRX256C, DRX255C, 2GLL and LBL591E, along with other historic period MGBs, including HGT576C, 665FXF, the WSM MGB and a Jacques Coune MGB Berlinette.
In another exciting development, former MG works driver Paddy Hopkirk will be on hand to present awards to the overall and category winners of the MGB50 Celebration Race. Later that evening, the popular Irishman will be Guest of Honour at the MG Car Club's annual Silverstone dinner in the Jimmy Brown Suite, where a host of former MG works drivers will also be in attendance.
Aside from the MGB50 celebration race, the MGCC's usual comprehensive programme of track action will be taking place.
Dave Saunders, Motorsport Director of the MG Car Club said: "The worldwide response to the official MGB50 race has been overwhelming. The MG Car Club's annual Silverstone event has tremendous pedigree and competitors were applying to enter the celebration race as early as December last year.
"Watching a rolling start with 58 FIA MGBs roaring into Copse really will be spectacular and the whole race will act as a fitting tribute to one of the world's greatest sports cars. The MG Car Club is proud to be staging the official MGB50 celebration race and our organisation continues to be at the forefront of the worldwide MG movement."
John Yea from British Motor Heritage said: "British Motor Heritage is proud to be supporting this fantastic race. I am delighted that our products have enabled so many of these great sports cars to continue to be enjoyed 50 years after they were launched."



#119 David Lawson

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:41

A few of my photographs from the AMOC St John Horsfall meeting at Brands Hatch on Saturday.

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Alan Hudd - Aston Martin Speed won the Pre-War Team Challenge

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Robert Lewis - Lagonda V12 Le Mans was second in the Team Challenge

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Richard Hudson's third placed Bentley 3-4 1/2 2-seater

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Paul Wright was fourth in the Aston Martin Ulster

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Trevor Swete's seventh placed Invicta S type

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Christian Pedersen - Austin 7 Single Seater

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Stephen Matthews - Lagonda LG45 TT replica

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Tim Greenhill - Wolsey Hornet Special won the St John Horsfall Memorial Trophy Race

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Clive Morley was second in the St John Horsfall in the Bentley 3-4 1/2

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#120 glyn parham

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:22

Lovely photos as usual David, thank you for sharing.

Glyn

#121 Stephen W

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:45

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Tim Greenhill - Wolsey Hornet Special won the St John Horsfall Memorial Trophy Race


Red Henry unfortunately had a 'mechanical failure' at Harewood on Saturday liberally coating the last part of the Esses and Chippy's in oil.

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Andy Newbound's Frazer Nash Ulster 100

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Tony Lees' Cognac Spl also had to be towed in during practice with a mechanical problem

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Chris Williams trundles thro' the paddock in his Napier Bentley Spl

I didn't make it track-side however from the commentary box it was a great meeting with lots of class records!

#122 Simon Arron

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:01

And a few from me...
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Little and large, part one: Nick Pellett v Christian Pedersen.

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Little and large, part two. "He's behind you", "Oh no he isn't" etc etc. Gregan Thruston v Clive Morley.

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Modsports revisited: Zoe North's Sunbeam Tiger.

#123 David Lawson

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:52

Little and Large Part 3

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Or maybe - Partial Eclipse.

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#124 Stephen W

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:29

Little & Large Part 4

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John Mansfield's Austin 7 with a backdrop of Bentleys (PS the Austin was quicker than all but one of the Pre-War Bentleys!)

#125 Alan Cox

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 15:06

Red Henry unfortunately had a 'mechanical failure' at Harewood on Saturday liberally coating the last part of the Esses and Chippy's in oil.

How can this be, Steve? David tells us that he was winning the St John Horsfall at Brands on Saturday :well:

#126 john ruston

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 15:15

Nick Pellett in Talbot GO54,second overall after spin in practise.Very good result.

He should have started this racing lark earlier.

#127 D_M_J

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 21:17

I didn't make it track-side however from the commentary box it was a great meeting with lots of class records!


A few shots on the hill, from some enjoying the commentary :)

Ian Baxter in the MG Bellevue Special
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Chris Williams off the start line.
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Paul Weston at Chippy's, in Frazer Nash TT Rep
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#128 Pedro 917

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 22:04

You can find my pictures of the 2012 Spa Classic on my Jalbum webspace :

2012 Spa Classic

#129 Stephen W

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:59

How can this be, Steve? David tells us that he was winning the St John Horsfall at Brands on Saturday :well:


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Alan, as you can clearly see Red Henry is in the background of this picture of GN Gnome. :confused:

#130 David Lawson

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:24

Sorry Alan, complete brain fade as I approach my seventh decade I was at Brands on Monday for The St John Horsfall race meeting not Saturday.

David

Edited by David Lawson, 07 June 2012 - 10:26.


#131 Alan Cox

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 17:19

Sorry Alan, complete brain fade as I approach my seventh decade I was at Brands on Monday for The St John Horsfall race meeting not Saturday.

Well, I'm delighted that you managed to get there on the right day, otherwise we would have missed your great photos  ;)

#132 Mark Ballard

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 00:10

Not really sure if this is the best place to post this, but i found this onboard video from the Williams race at Cadwell Park on Saturday. Hope you enjoy it


#133 john aston

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:39

It was a great meeting- lovely cars and charming people.Surprised not featured more on this thread- too far to travel ?

#134 Ted Walker

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:17

Pedro. Dont forget to send me the list for Goodwiood FOS

#135 Giraffe

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:33

Pedro. Dont forget to send me the list for Goodwiood FOS


The latest update of drivers & riders.....

http://www.goodwood....-what-31may.pdf

#136 elansprint72

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:01

Some marvelous photos posted since the start of June- well done to all. :up:

#137 Allan Lupton

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:43

Not really sure if this is the best place to post this, but i found this onboard video from the Williams race at Cadwell Park on Saturday. Hope you enjoy it

That's a good find, Mark.
Why is it that I don't think of VSCC racing, which I've watched for over 50 years, as Historic Racing and therefore am also not sure if this is the place to post that video!
Or this one: There's a short clip of the Start here!

#138 David McKinney

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:20

The days when the Williams Trophy was an annual battle between T51 Bugattis and Monza Alfas seem to have passed :down:

#139 Allan Lupton

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:16

The days when the Williams Trophy was an annual battle between T51 Bugattis and Monza Alfas seem to have passed :down:

Well there were four T51s in that race, but Neil Tywman's was the only Alfa.


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#140 David McKinney

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 14:29

I was just going by the front of the grid...

#141 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 16:14

Not really sure if this is the best place to post this, but i found this onboard video from the Williams race at Cadwell Park on Saturday. Hope you enjoy it

Isn't it great to see that trees can still be allowed in close proximity to a racing circuit without distressing anyone? Cadwell proves it can be done. Shame it's too late for most other circuits.

#142 elansprint72

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 20:37

In a desperate attempt to keep the company afloat, Lotus announces the Harry Potter Limited Edition of the venerable 30- could this be one more mistake?

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:03

In a desperate attempt to keep the company afloat, Lotus announces the Harry Potter Limited Edition of the venerable 30- could this be one more mistake?

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That would make it the 31!

#144 Simon Arron

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:39

A few from the Mini Festival at Brands Hatch last weekend...
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Paddock pack led by Andrew Hack.

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National Elf Service: Phil Anning heads for Druids.

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Motorsport has many a Steve Jones: here's another, with friends.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 19:39

Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or this week at Dijon, much better than last year IMHO, focused on Formula 1 with cars from the 40's to 2004, all results on FFSA site :

http://www.ffsa.org/...uit.php?id=1812



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#146 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:51

Pacific Northwest Historics at Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington, June 29 - July 1. Links here:

http://www.northwesthistorics.com/

http://www.sovren.org/

Anyone else going?

Vince H.


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:00

Pacific Northwest Historics at Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington, June 29 - July 1. Links here:

http://www.northwesthistorics.com/

http://www.sovren.org/

Anyone else going?

Vince H.

No but I shall be at Portland the week after.


#148 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 00:55

No but I shall be at Portland the week after.


I won't be at Portland. We have a reunion July 8 for the Mount Douglas Hill Climb here in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Vince H.

Edited by raceannouncer2003, 28 June 2012 - 06:40.


#149 elansprint72

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 19:33

The GN duo had an epic battle at Mallory last week-end; superb precision driving from both.


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#150 Simon Arron

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:03

A few from Saturday at the HSCC Superprix...
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Tom Powell and the rare triple-winged, 12-wheel Chevron B20.

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Here's the Lyncar, courtesy of Bob Sellix... but where are those SDC March 74Bs?

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Something you didn't often see in Tricentrol Clubmans races - two Mallocks and a Lotus 35. Mark Charteris leads John Harrison and Alan Rennie.

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John Delane does a passable impression of Jackie Stewart at Stowe in 1973.

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Anyone know the collective noun for Formula Juniors?