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#1 Giraffe

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:15

Maurice Bruton has given me a series of photos he took at Mallory Park in the early 1960s which are additional to the ones already posted on the Mallory Wednesdays thread. Travelling by train to Hinkley and then by bus to the circuit, Maurice's expenses did not stretch to a programme, and thus he cannot identify either the meetings or the cars pictured. They are all before my time, and hopefully TNFers will enjoy identifying them. Please bear with me as there are 101 images to post, some better than others but all of some historical significance.......

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#2 Giraffe

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:21

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#3 Giraffe

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:27

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#4 Giraffe

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:31

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#5 Giraffe

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:35

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#6 Giraffe

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:40

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#7 Giraffe

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:44

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#8 Giraffe

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:48

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#9 Giraffe

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:52

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:53

Great work Tony all before my time to, is that perhaps a Ferrari course car I spotted ?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 16:01

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 16:12

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1955 Lister Bristol according to HPI / DVLA and still taxed :up:

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#13 Barry Boor

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 16:22

Apart from the obvious J. Clark pictures, methinks I spot Roy 'train robber' James in the very first set.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 17:27

The FJ race in the first set seems to have taken place on April 23rd 1962.

http://www.formula2.net/FJ62_GB13.htm

...and the F2 race on 17th May 1964

http://www.formula2.net/F264_9.htm

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#15 Robin Fairservice

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 17:32

The Mk X Jaguar is probably Don Truman who was Clerk of the Course at Mallory for the BRSCC. I marshalled with him at Brands Hatch once and he said that there was a D type engine in it.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 20:19

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This looks like the 1961 Le Mans Sprite Coupe "1411WD" Originally driven by Paul Hawkins and JohnColgate. It was later raced by Mike Garton (who shared the driving with Paul Hughes) at the 1965 Brands hatch 1000-mile race. Mike sold it to David Courderoy who raced it at club events. So it's likely to be Mike Garton or David Courderoy driving.



#17 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 20:31

...and the F2 race on 17th May 1964

The Lotus 30 shots are from the same meeting

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 00:05

[quote name='Giraffe' date='Nov 12 2012, 16:15' post='6019904']
Maurice Bruton has given me a series of photos he took at Mallory Park in the early 1960s.

Not being 17 until 1965 i didn't go to many races in the early sixties but this is Tatty Turner pretty sure it's Pat Ferguson driving it though. Warwick Banks was its next owner.


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#19 RTH

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:34

You can see they had some big crowds there in those days.

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#20 Barry Boor

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:46

Of no particular interest whatsoever, I am told that Warwick Banks gave a talk to The Rotarians or some similar group, over here in Malta just a few weeks ago.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:46

You can see they had some big crowds there in those days.



That struck me too. Even in the 70's & 80s, meetings were much better attended. These days, even with the 'professional' organisation & luxurious spectator conditions, things are so formulaic & the racing so bland, it's hard to find the enthusiasm to watch any more & there are so many more other attractions. Makes you realize what a relatively few number we are to keep persevering.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:47

[quote name='Giraffe' date='Nov 13 2012, 01:01' post='6019957']
[GREAT photos by Maurice and thanks Tony for your time in supply us with this wonderful snap shot of how motor sport was.

I just love the attitude this driver is showing caring the front wheel around the lake area.....
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#23 Alfie

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:49

Giraffe - I just want to say "Thank You" most sincerely, for all the work you've done to bring these photos to the forum. They are wonderful.

And please pass on these thanks to Maurice as well.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:59

SP250, Lord Cross?
Turner 66, David Eva?
Elite looks like a Team Elite car
I'm damned if I can remember who drove the Shapecraft Elan.

#25 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:17

I'm damned if I can remember who drove the Shapecraft Elan.

Could it be Barry Wood in the Surbiton Motors car?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:26

That's a possibility Alan, i can't remember when he left Paddy Gaston, must have been around that time.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:10

Any idea who could be in the damaged Marcos GT?

#28 Stephen W

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:33

#122 is Tony Marsh

#29 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:27

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Lister-Bristol 4 CNO has its own thread:

4 CNO, What car is this ?

It was raced by Jack Sears in the '50s (and famously crashed by him in front of Bauble and Eric Dunsdon at Silverstone). In the 4CNO thread there's a link to the Graham Gauld biography of Sears which says that after Sears sold it the car had many owners, including Frank Elliott and Peter Jackson who both raced the car extensively, so it could be one of them seen in it it here.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:44

SP250, Lord Cross?

I can't remember Lord Cross, or any of the regular racers, having wire wheels and not many used the hardtop.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:57

The problem with these posts is that I get frustrated when I can't identify cars I feel I should know. Sports-racers #25 and #108 please. (#108 has an Aston DB3S -style grille but otherwise looks odd). Any ideas?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:08

The problem with these posts is that I get frustrated when I can't identify cars I feel I should know. Sports-racers #25 and #108 please. (#108 has an Aston DB3S -style grille but otherwise looks odd). Any ideas?

108 is a well-disguised Cooper Bristol!


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:46

108 is a well-disguised Cooper Bristol!


many thanks. I can see it now, with the high air intake for the tall motor. A bit of Halseylec too, about the rear bodywork. quite pretty, but I'm a sucker for 50s sports-racers.



#34 Peter Morley

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:58

The problem with these posts is that I get frustrated when I can't identify cars I feel I should know. Sports-racers #25 and #108 please. (#108 has an Aston DB3S -style grille but otherwise looks odd). Any ideas?


I think #25 is the Attila Climax, presumably Roy Pierpoint

I was beaten to #108 which is a Cooper Bristol rebodied by Peels in Aston style.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 13:11

Is it John Spero driving the Maserati 250F?

I recognise it as chassis 2514 later raced by Neil Corner and Tom Rose.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 17:05

Yes, Spero if it's '67

#37 nicanary

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 17:30

I think #25 is the Attila Climax, presumably Roy Pierpoint

I was beaten to #108 which is a Cooper Bristol rebodied by Peels in Aston style.


I'd never realised that there was an earlier Attila - it's very neat. I had noticed the smoky rear-engined Attila-Chevrolet in some of the pics.


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 19:58

Is it John Spero driving the Maserati 250F?

I recognise it as chassis 2514 later raced by Neil Corner and Tom Rose.

The apparent lack of a race number suggests that the car was not actually competing when this photo was taken. At the Brands Easter Monday meeting in 1964 John Spero's Maserati 250F was given a demonstration run with Richard Attwood at the wheel. A bit of a long-shot, but could this be a follow up demo at the Whit Sunday meeting in 1964? No mention of it in the Autosport report though.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 20:14

This looks like the 1961 Le Mans Sprite Coupe "1411WD" Originally driven by Paul Hawkins and JohnColgate. It was later raced by Mike Garton (who shared the driving with Paul Hughes) at the 1965 Brands hatch 1000-mile race. Mike sold it to David Courderoy who raced it at club events. So it's likely to be Mike Garton or David Courderoy driving.

The original programme lists Mike Garton as the driver of number 78.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 21:21

Lord Cross used to regularly race at the 8 clubs meeting at Silverstone in the 70`s driving a black AC Cobra............Martin

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 21:39

Lord Cross used to regularly race at the 8 clubs meeting at Silverstone in the 70`s driving a black AC Cobra............Martin

Dark green I'd say but otherwise yes. That was after the SP250 of course and he made a final appearance in 1992 by which time he'd slowed a lot - he was only 72 then but rather frail-looking with it.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 23:58

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This is a REJO Mk.III.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 00:06

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This is an early Diva, either that of Doug Mockford (as used through 1963) or James Moore (1964), the subsequent owner.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 00:10

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Raymond Nash in a Marcos I reckon.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:11

Could it be Barry Wood in the Surbiton Motors car?


It must be Dick Crossfield in the Shapecraft, the Surbiton Motors cars were a darker colour and had an additional side window behind the B pillar.

#46 pete53

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:56

It must be Dick Crossfield in the Shapecraft, the Surbiton Motors cars were a darker colour and had an additional side window behind the B pillar.

I think you are correct, the race number of the car in the picture corresponds to the Crossfield entry in the programme.

#47 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 21:55

...the Surbiton Motors cars were a darker colour and had an additional side window behind the B pillar.

Now you mention it, I recall the extra side window - IIRC John Blunsden used the car it for one of his Motor Racing track tests.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:03

It must be Dick Crossfield in the Shapecraft, the Surbiton Motors cars were a darker colour and had an additional side window behind the B pillar.

Only one "S", Dick Crosfield who also drove a Twin Cam and an SP250

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 23:37

The Mini photo 110 NNM no 97 taken at the Elbow is the Aurora Gears car usually driven by Anita Taylor. I remember seeing her driving it at the Gold Cup meeting at Oulton in 1964

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 20:40

Thanks for posting these, Tony.

What we'd give for crowds like that again.....!!