Originally posted by SJ Lambert
Did Glynn use the car in as few as 3 or 4 race meetings?
First appearance was Lakeside on June 7...
His last race in the Bowin was on March 8th at Lakeside, just a week after running sixth in the opening Gold Star round at Symmons Plains. In the second round, with the 1600cc Waggott TC4V engine, he placed third and lapped at 57.0 seconds.
Three weeks later he was at Oran Park for the Gold Star meeting and was well back on the grid, had a bit of a time with Len Goodwin before striding through to sixth and then didn't make the finish.
July 12, another fortnight on, he was at Warwick Farm for a 15-lapper where he diced for a while (somewhere around fifth or sixth place) with Garrie Cooper but the report fails to mention how it all finished up. This was the race where KB met up with Gary Rush in unfortunate circumstances out of Homestead and Niel Allen's harmonic damper put paid to his and Matich's finishing prospects.
July 26 was the fateful Lakeside meeting at which Scott died. In the report it mentions he had the 2-litre Waggott engine... was the listing at Oran Park wrong? Dicing with Garrie Cooper at the Farm might indicate it was.
The report says that he lost the start to Ivan Tighe and spent four laps trying to get past him. With a Twin Cam 1600. Finally he put two wheels in the dirt on the left, the car got out of control as he came back across, skated into a dance with Tighe's car and then went under the Armco at about 120mph.
I'm of the understanding that the car was destroyed.
So just four meetings, no Lotus 23 running at those meetings either. Just the Elfin, and he had a new lease on life, as he always seemed to have when he got a new car. In seven weeks he'd raced at Lakeside, Oran Park, Warwick Farm and was back at Lakeside, but the impression on Norm Meller was more than that.
Even though there hadn't been an interstate meeting in their schedule since March 2, he was very much sick of not being at home. He mentioned that last evening at Warwick Farm that from the Tassie meeting on he'd hardly been home, a part of that time being spent in Adelaide (finishing off the car, I've no doubt) and possibly he'd had to run to Sydney and back to get the engine.
The trip to Lakeside was supposed to be the beginning of a break for him. No more racing for several weeks, but it didn't work out that way...
Edited by Ray Bell, 25 February 2013 - 10:11.