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#1 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:04

Looking through a results list for the 1959 Gold Cup at Oulton I was struck by an entry for this gentleman who I believe had owned an HWM 2-seater 1950 team car in 1952.
He ran as number 12 in the 1959 Gold cup and retired on lap 1. He qualified slowest by 30 (thirty) seconds (!) and was no less than 51 seconds lower than Moss who was on Pole in Rob Walker's Cooper.

The question's are....

1/ What on earth was an "AFM BRM 8"?
2/Was it the same John 'HWM' Brown?
3/How on earth did they allow him to start when he would have been lapped the third time around, had he lasted?

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#2 Barry Boor

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:08

Try the search button Simon. We've talked about this several times before.


#3 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:19

Try the search button Simon. We've talked about this several times before.



Have we? I've missed every single one. I'll gibe it a go. Cheers.



#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:23

These are the two most relevant threads, I think:

AFM-BRM

Oulton Park 1959 AFM

#5 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 15:24

Have we? I've missed every single one. I'll gibe it a go. Cheers.


Christ yes we did 2 years ago and I even commented - I must be old or tired or both.....

OK Twinny you can pull this thread off whenever you like! Sorry for adding a duplicate.

#6 larryd

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 16:04

Christ yes we did 2 years ago and I even commented - I must be old or tired or both.....

OK Twinny you can pull this thread off whenever you like! Sorry for adding a duplicate.


Like me, Simon, you're getting (have got) old !!

How are you anyway? - long time no visit the Forest of Dean


#7 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:56

Like me, Simon, you're getting (have got) old !!

How are you anyway? - long time no visit the Forest of Dean


Hi Larry, I'm good, apart from the ability to forget what I wrote on here two years ago !
How are you? Still got any race bikes? Aermacchi's wasn't it?