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#201 thecako

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 21:08

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#202 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:53

The British Columbia Historic Motor Races, featuring the Childrens' Charities Grand Prix and Formula Vee Invitational, take place this Saturday and Sunday at Mission Raceway, British Columbia, Canada, about an hour east of Vancouver. Walter Wolf will be our special guest. Perhaps we can arrange for a TNF photo. More info here:

http://www.bchmr.ca/

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#203 brucemoxon

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:42

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Is this a genuine Brumos car or just another one like so many with that paint job?



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#204 David Beard

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:47

Croft Nostalgia meeting this weekend and excellent entry on HSCC website - highlights including big F Junior field, various Lyons family F 5000s (some of which may be quicker than others but thanks for coming ).saloons, HIstoric FF1600 and Guards Trophy race.I am local to circuit so will be there throughout- happy to help any Croft first timers.


Mmmmm: never been to Croft. Thinking about it...

#205 D-Type

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:20

Pity about that Masser Sports Car.

Owner had just paid 4 Million Euro for it ,understand previous Tuesday and it wasn't him driving! That's the story.

Well, let's hope this incident doesn't put the owner off letting it out to play.

It's a dilemma isn't it? "Originality, once lost, can never be replaced" vs "Racing cars were made to be raced - not treated as [static] sculptures to be admired"

#206 Rob Ryder

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 19:21

Croft Nostalgia meeting this weekend and excellent entry on HSCC website - highlights including big F Junior field, various Lyons family F 5000s (some of which may be quicker than others but thanks for coming ).saloons, HIstoric FF1600 and Guards Trophy race.I am local to circuit so will be there throughout- happy to help any Croft first timers.



Mmmmm: never been to Croft. Thinking about it...


Bring your wellies and waterproofs... it is forecast bad weather (what a surprise) :|

I'll be there both days and hope to meet a few people (look out for the TNF shirt)

Rob

#207 Rob Ryder

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 19:41

Croft Nostalgia Weekend

The weather Gods were kind and the pestilence that was forecast missed Croft.
It was a brilliant 2 days of racing, classic cars, military displays and even a Spitfire doing low-level aerobatics on Saturday.

Here are a few pics to give a flavour or the meeting. I have many more so let me know of any special requests....

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First time I'd seen the F3 Vesey Ford of Keith Messer

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The interesting Revis of Richard Bishop-Miller

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Nelson Rowe (Reynard SF79) on the way to FF2000 victory

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Marshall Bailey's Cooper T39 Bobtail

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A Cortina behaving normally (Dan Cox)

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Mike Gardiner's fearsome Ford Falcon

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Pity it wasn't racing, but it brought back a few memories...

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Judy explains how she overtook someone :clap:

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and finally... A TNFer & stalwart Croft attendee checks the startlist

#208 David Beard

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 19:49

Croft Nostalgia Weekend

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Judy explains how she overtook someone :clap:


Really :confused:

#209 Rob Ryder

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 20:03

Really :confused:

Yep! Saturday Bell race she passed Adam Simmonds (Lola T142) on the second lap - and stayed ahead to the end :clap:

Maybe we'll now get loads of posts saying that Adam should not be allowed to race.... :rotfl:
Rob

Edited by Rob Ryder, 07 August 2012 - 20:04.


#210 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 20:37

Maybe we'll now get loads of posts saying that Adam should not be allowed to race.... :rotfl:

As the results show that they were both more than 30 seconds off the pace and lapped after only three laps, here's the first of those post. :p

#211 David Beard

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 20:52

Yep! Saturday Bell race she passed Adam Simmonds (Lola T142) on the second lap - and stayed ahead to the end :clap:

Maybe we'll now get loads of posts saying that Adam should not be allowed to race.... :rotfl:
Rob


So, what mechanical problem plagued him?



#212 Rob Ryder

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 20:59

So, what mechanical problem plagued him?

Cynic ;)

The surprise was that Mike Lyons had engine problems in qualifying and thus a non-starter.
Both John Aston and I assumed he would take over Judy's T332 but.....

Rob

Edited by Rob Ryder, 07 August 2012 - 21:08.


#213 Rob Ryder

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 21:09

As the results show that they were both more than 30 seconds off the pace and lapped after only three laps, here's the first of those post. :p

A record you should really be proud of... :drunk:


#214 john aston

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:42

My theory is that having tried venturing beyomd 4000 rpm in the heat of competition Judy decided she liked it - 6 seconds a lap quicker than her qualifying. Now achieving same lap time as ..ahem .. your correspondent managed in a 1.4 Caterham. So clearly I am a driving god ....

#215 rbm

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:04

Croft - another great event.

but in our case somewhat expensive, did engine in practise (piston and conrod now in diffrent postcodes) changed engine then spun in the race clipping a valve resulting in de-arranged valves and stripped valve gear - hey ho.

however the little car still managed to limp in for a finish.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:11

Croft Nostalgia Weekend



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#217 Ted Walker

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:30

I understand that the owner/ driver had sold it just before the meeting.

#218 Giraffe

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:13

A splendid day's racing yesterday at Silverstone with the Bentley Drivers Club....

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#219 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:38




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Yes indeed. Another very enjoyable day at a 'real' Silverstone Club meeting. Always one of the best of the year. Some very strange looking Bentley's though!. :up:

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#220 Cranclive

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:47

Yes it was brilliant fun. Being out in my 1929 Amilcar with an eccletic mix of cars in the 'slow' handicap was a hoot. Alas CWP gave up. Too much loading!

Wheel change in race 5 was equally good fun. MG lasted the distance.

Thank you to all the marshals.

#221 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 14:45

You ain't seen nothin' yet... ;)

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#222 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 19:35

Provisional entry list for this weekend's Oulton Park meeting. Sadly, the weather forecast is for three days of rain. Must be a Bank Holiday. Ho-hum.
http://www.hscc.org...... 14.08.12.pdf

#223 john aston

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:43

And bloody MSV only will allow pre 80 cars to do displays - so that scuppers my cheap ticket to take the Seven(our Lotus Seven Club has done an infield display in recent years ) ...Thanks JP...Hope folk enjoy looking at 1966 HA Vivas instead, I know I shan't. :evil:

Edited by john aston, 22 August 2012 - 06:43.


#224 D-Type

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:08

And bloody MSV only will allow pre 80 cars to do displays - so that scuppers my cheap ticket to take the Seven(our Lotus Seven Club has done an infield display in recent years ) ...Thanks JP...Hope folk enjoy looking at 1966 HA Vivas instead, I know I shan't. :evil:


Tell them it's a 1978 car - they won't know!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:16

Oulton Park Gold Cup; public camping seems to be located on the outside of Old Hall this year, does anyone's ticket say as much?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:35

Oulton Park Gold Cup; public camping seems to be located on the outside of Old Hall this year, does anyone's ticket say as much?


The camping is indeed in the 40 Acre field opposite the avenue.

Much more room and a better view!

#227 TooTall

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 03:36

A few from the Sonoma Historics, June of this year.

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Cheers,
Kurt O.

#228 Giraffe

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:56

The camping is indeed in the 40 Acre field opposite the avenue.

Much more room and a better view!


That's where the likes of Colin Chapman used to amuse us at the Avenue marshals post trying to land his plane, the problem being that the field is on a hell of a slope! :well:

Also, it's miles away from the fixed showers / loos etc in the paddock block, and is very exposed and windswept. Can't imagine it will have anything like the atmosphere of the old campsite. :well:

I will be there on Monday only this year to try and blag a ride from Kingsleyrob who apparently is conductiing circuit tours in a minibus! :eek:

#229 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:49

A few from the Sonoma Historics, June of this year.
Cheers,
Kurt O.

Lovely photos, Kurt

#230 Giraffe

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 16:14

Paul Knapfield turned up with yet another nostalgic Ferrari, a BBLM at last weekend's CER round at Silverstone

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#231 Alan Cox

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 11:57

Any reports from our Dutch friends on the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix last weekend?
http://www.historicgrandprix.nl/

#232 Alan Cox

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 18:11

Just back from my 18th visit to Angouleme for the Circuit des Remparts. Another marvellous weekend in this very friendly town, graced by splendid weather. Only TNFer spotted was Nick Savage who had driven down with his 1938 Lancia Aprilia, in company with Alfaholic Paul Gregory and his Alfa Giulia.
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Mr Savage's Lancia at the rally start
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The strikingly elegant Touring-bodied Alfa 2.9 replica by the Argentinian Pur-Sang company
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The prototype-winning March 73S of Nicolas Maurel
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BMW 320i of Emanuel Rollandeau
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Bugatti ace Gregory Ramouna took two wins in typical style with his 35B
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Best entertainment came from French TV sports presenter Gerard Holtz with a Porsche 911

#233 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:05

And a few French single-seaters...
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I always had a soft spot for Alpines - Yann Littee's A336
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...and Martinis. Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Mk30
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One that was new to me, the BBMX12/01 of David Rocher
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Bertrand Benne, MEP X27
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Alain Dufresne, Lefevre 500

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:17

Alan, did you hear any mention or news about the being-restored Guidobaldi?
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#235 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 13:23

Alan, did you hear any mention or news about the being-restored Guidobaldi?

No, nothing mentioned. However, I thought it had been restored a couple of years ago by French airline pilot David Humbert. I have an article from La Vie de l'Auto in which the Guidomobile was fully described and photographed, and the article concluded by saying that the car was undergoing testing. I can send you a scan if you wish.

#236 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:26

Scroll down to the second post on this forum, and there is a photo of the car from the 2010 Avignon Motoring Festival
http://forums.motorl...ead.php?t=40685

#237 Alan Cox

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 18:03

The VSCC's visit to Snetterton this weekend looks like being a good meeting. Preview here: http://www.vscc.co.u...ews.jsp?id=1194

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:50

The VSCC's visit to Snetterton this weekend looks like being a good meeting. Preview here: http://www.vscc.co.u...ews.jsp?id=1194


Great entry and good turn out of spectators. A link to my photo album, no password required:
http://www.facebook....mp;l=ab24ab60de




#239 Allan Lupton

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:12

Great entry and good turn out of spectators. A link to my photo album, no password required:
http://www.facebook....mp;l=ab24ab60de

The link doesn't work for me. Does one have to be a faecbook member?
The VSCC members' comments were pretty positive too.

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#240 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 13:41

Sorry about that Allan, looks like Facebook may have changed settings so only members can see, they are forever messing with it..! Please try this one instead of the Snetterton VSCC, hope it works:
http://s1288.photobu...9/andrewkitson/

#241 Belmondo

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 14:25

Sorry about that Allan, looks like Facebook may have changed settings so only members can see, they are forever messing with it..! Please try this one instead of the Snetterton VSCC, hope it works:
http://s1288.photobu...9/andrewkitson/


Two HWMs there I haven't seen for a few years – the ex-Kirk Rylands one and the hillclimb car, which I used to see racing 20+ years ago. Can't remember the driver, but it was very fast. Good to see the VSCC is still doing what it's always done.

#242 Allan Lupton

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:41

Sorry about that Allan, looks like Facebook may have changed settings so only members can see, they are forever messing with it..! Please try this one instead of the Snetterton VSCC, hope it works:
http://s1288.photobu...9/andrewkitson/

That works well, thanks.
It's a while since I went to a VSCC race meeting and I'm pleased to see so many of the "old guard" are not only still racing but were game to learn a new track.
The results show they learned well and your photos show that too.

#243 Pete Stowe

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:56

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The Autumn Classic meeting will include races for Historic Aston Martins, pre-1966 Jaguars, the Healey Driver International Big Healey race for the John Gott Memorial Trophy, FiSCar 50’s Intermarque, HRVA V8s and VSCC pre-war sports cars – and no races for modern cars.

A reminder that the Castle Combe Autumn Classic is on tomorrow – and the weather forecast is for a fine, sunny day. :clap:

The entry list and timetable are here: Autumn Classic 6th October
although that doesn’t include the HVRA V8 series that is also running on Sunday.

In addition Julian Bronson should be demonstrating his GP Scarab, Dick Skipworth’s ex-Sir James Scott Douglas Jaguar XK120 (which he raced at Combe in 1952) should be present along with the Ecurie Ecosse transporter, and the Bristol Motor Club have a display of pre-70 cars, as listed here: BristolMC Display

#244 Pete Stowe

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:03

A few pics from the Castle Combe Autumn Classic last Saturday – a brilliant day’s racing, bright sunshine, a big crowd, and lots of lovely cars.

Early morning warm up
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Elite assembly
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Meanwhile on track:
Chris Woodgate’s Aston Martin DB3
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Anthony Reid in Nigel Webb’s C-type
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Jonathan Abecassis (grandson of George) Austin Healey 100M
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Chris Guest, RGS Atalanta Aston Martin
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I hadn’t expected to see 3, 4 and 6 wheeler cars in the same race:
Tom McWhirter’s twin rear-wheeled Jaguar SS 100 winning the pre-war sports car race from Andrew Mitchell’s HRG, Patrick Blakeney-Edwards’ Frazer Nash saloon and Sue Darbyshire’s Morgan Super Aero.
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#245 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 13:50

Thanks for those, Pete. Looks like great variety, and another lovely day into the bargain.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 00:26

As Pete has already suggested you would be hard pushed to beat the pre-war sports car race for variety, does Tom McWhirter's six wheel SS100 have a history ?

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Lovely to see a Formula One car at Castle Combe, lets hope there are a few more joining Julian Bronson and his Scarab next year ! Pretty Please :wave:

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I am probably a minority endurance and night racing fan but made my day seeing just seven cars race into the early evening, above Chris Clarkson in the #73 Falcon and Alan Bull race into the twilight :love:

A couple more pics from the event posted here.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:13

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I am probably a minority endurance and night racing fan but made my day seeing just seven cars race into the early evening, above Chris Clarkson in the #73 Falcon and Alan Bull race into the twilight :love:



I love this photo.

#248 arttidesco

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:56

I love this photo.


Your too kind Belmondo, Castle Combe is still a place where you can get away with using house hold lenses. :blush:

Since flattery will get you everywhere here are a couple more not on the blog :-

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Anthony Reid on his way to his second win of the day driving the C Type he shared with owner Nigel Webb in the 50's Inter Marque race.

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Bill Rawles ( l ) and Jeremy Welch ( r ) do battle in the early stages of the twilight race.

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#249 Phil Rainford

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 18:51

Really enjoyed the Sunday of the Donington Masters :)

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Mr Hadfield showed a real turn of speed in the Huffaker Genie

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What a sound :love: Andrew Newall in the McLaren M8F

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I said only blow the bloody doors off !!

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Slow in GPs but rapid in the RAC British Sprint Championship ( Andrew Beaumont Lotus 76/1)

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A rare beast ( Ron Maydon Amon F101)

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Chasing time....


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 20:16

Really enjoyed the Sunday of the Donington Masters :)


Was anyone there on Saturday to photograph the Safety Car spinning off the track?!?! :blush: