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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 16:26

Does anyone perhaps have a photo they could post or point me towards showing Peter van Rossem racing a Lister?

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#2 hamsterace

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:32

Does anyone perhaps have a photo they could post or point me towards showing Peter van Rossem racing a Lister?

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Doug,

It's slim pickings I'm afraid. The only one I could come up with immediately (ie. at work) is this rather grainy number, showing the late, much missed PVR in Yellow Peril - complete with slightly incongruous Caterham Cars sponsorship - and very odd exhaust pipe location:

http://www.racing70s...g_hmwlister.htm

I can almost hear the noise now - that ground shaking laugh swiftly followed by the quasi comical post race de-brief which frequently had the assembled masses in stitches (there I was Boysie....passed 'im on the outside around Abbey....nothing on the clock except the maker's name etc. etc.), at least 25% of which must have been true. A true character in those delightfully innocent and fun times of JCB/ Lloyds & Scottish - which I am fortunate enough to just about remember. In fact I think it may have been him who first called me Hamster - logical enough for a grubby little urchin with a surname such as mine - which has stuck ever since....

My father raced our car (43 years of ownership and counting...) against him frequently, and I am certain that he features in a number of photographs we have at home. Unfortunately I won't have access to these for a couple of weeks, but would be happy to sift through a few upon my return. Shame I didn't see your post yesterday, as I was back at the folks' then.

I may be imagining it, but is there not a photo in Chris Harvey's book "Jaguars in Competition" of him in YP at Thruxton during a JCB round in c.1973-4?

Edited by hamsterace, 24 September 2012 - 11:48.


#3 Ted Walker

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 15:19

As promised Doug in the post.

#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 20:03

Star player! As always.

The Plastic Pig - right?

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#5 Ted Walker

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:34

Thats right Doug. When imported from USA it arrived complete with fibreglass body ,Ford V8 and automatic transmission.

#6 Doug Nye

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:14

A true jewel, then?

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#7 Tuboscocca

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 20:52

I may be imagining it, but is there not a photo in Chris Harvey's book "Jaguars in Competition" of him in YP at Thruxton during a JCB round in c.1973-4?

Sorry --is there nothing in Skilleter's LISTER book??? It is: page 202 shows BHL133 in colour (frontview).


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Edited by Tuboscocca, 26 September 2012 - 08:14.


#8 Jean L

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:35

There is a picture in the Roland Urban book "Les M├ętamorphoses du Jaguar" p 225.