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#101 rms

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:29

While there was a "wire fence" to keep spectators away from the track, it was not this wire fence and most definately was not 1" plus wire rope.
Have a look at Mick's post #47, the fence is close to the track and has bracing on the track side!

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#102 275 GTB-4

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:12

While there was a "wire fence" to keep spectators away from the track, it was not this wire fence and most definately was not 1" plus wire rope.
Have a look at Mick's post #47, the fence is close to the track and has bracing on the track side!

Erol


Hi Erol,

So when did the heavy duty wire rope get installed? It follows the track so looks purpose built rather than a boundary fence. The old railway line, I Beam, RSJ posts support the weight admirably...

Did the Robson's know someone in the Wiremill at Lysaght's? Maybe it was my Uncle!! (can't ask him...passed away a few years back) ...

Edited by 275 GTB-4, 19 September 2012 - 02:22.


#103 Catalina Park

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:47

The wire rope was there in the 1980 when I first visited. The timber planks were on the front face of the barrier and the wire rope was behind the timber.


#104 gouldo

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:52

Thank Goodness!

I believe there is renewed interest in my friends F3 Brabham clone that was broken up for parts....Kent engine with a bunch of goodies...(the cynic in me wonders why...there is renewed interest!)

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The name Cornell is in my mind regarding this car. I remember as a kid watching it at amaroo & silverdale climbs. It was a very pretty car.

#105 gouldo

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:00

Memories of Silverdale....

Coming home in convoy with the Newcastle Mafia....

Murray Bingham, HQ monaro red white black special order from the Holden dealer at newcastle and his Bingham Chev/Porsche, Brian Lear and the Elfin Peugeot, dad and his nota towed by the Valiant Pacer, John Brooks and his Mini Cooper and dragging all the way up the Old Pacific Highway for a 4 hour trip back home on a Sunday night...

Sitting in the Barrie Garner Bowin and steering it into the trailer and thinking I was king of the kids.....

My first and only race there in 1985 and after looking at the posted pics, thinking - surely it wasnt that narrow......

Oh, and the Robsons...Wonderful people. Like the Ballantynes. Just really wonderful people

#106 275 GTB-4

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:18

The name Cornell is in my mind regarding this car. I remember as a kid watching it at amaroo & silverdale climbs. It was a very pretty car.


gouldo....Cornell is not the fella pictured....but could have been a previous/future owner :)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:37

A good point very well made David, however, the kid behind the counter in the sticker shop will think I'm speaking Swahili if I ask for "3 n ate-th" :)

Any word on the reprint of silverdale stickers?

#108 GMACKIE

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 03:27

Silverdale, 1962.......Gordon Stewart and Barry Herbert in the background.

 

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Thanks for the help with the 'Photo thing', Mick. :up:


Edited by GMACKIE, 23 January 2014 - 21:32.