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#1 richie

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 21:35

An event not to be missed - Hope to meet John again, was invited along to watch testing of the new Surtees T7 F1 car at Brands Hatch in 1970.

Motor sport legend, John Surtees OBE, the only person to have won world championships on both two and four wheels, will be supporting the Edenbridge Fun Day in Kent on Monday May 27...

The special event in Surtees' home town will feature static displays and a parade of rarely seen race cars and bikes as well as veteran and classic vehicles along Edenbridge High Street. The Edenbridge Fun Day will raise awareness and funds for the Henry Surtees Foundation which was established by John Surtees following the tragic death of his son Henry while competing in Formula 2 race in 2009 aged just 18. The Henry Surtees Foundation aims to give young people from the community at large opportunities to experience the emotion, disciplines and learning that the world of motor sport offers.

The Team Surtees and John Surtees related vehicles taking part in the Edenbridge Fun Day and parade will include:
• A TS7 Formula 1 car which John Surtees raced at the British Grand Prix in Brands Hatch in 1970. John Surtees will drive it.
• The TS14 Formula 1 car which Mike Hailwood drove to second place in the 1972 Italian Grand Prix. It will be driven by McLaren Formula 1 team reserve driver Oliver Turvey.
• The TS15 2-litre Formula 2 car which won the prestigious Interlagos race in Brazil in 1973. Past Formula 3 British Champion and A1 Grand Prix runner-up Robbie Kerr will drive it.
• A 1960 MV Agusta four-cylinder GP motorcycle – John Surtees won seven motorcycle championships riding for MV Augusta.
• A 1954 BMW Rennsport twin-cylinder motorcycle – John Surtees raced for the factory team at the Nurburgring in 1955. Engineers associated with John Surtees’ career on two wheels will ride the motorcycles.

The vehicles will be displayed throughout the day outside the Bradford shop, Station Road, where they were built and designed by predominantly local residents.

Edited by richie, 06 May 2013 - 21:39.


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#2 arttidesco

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 22:17

Thanks for the heads up on this, I am planning to go to Crystal Palace on the 26th and this will be a great way to round out my weekend :up:

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:38

• The TS14 Formula 1 car which Mike Hailwood drove to second place in the 1972 Italian Grand Prix. It will be driven by McLaren Formula 1 team reserve driver Oliver Turvey.

Shome mistake shirley. Hailwood drove TS9B chassis 005 to second place in this race. There was a TS14 at Monza, but I understand it was not used in any official practice session.

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:54

Shome mistake shirley. Hailwood drove TS9B chassis 005 to second place in this race. There was a TS14 at Monza, but I understand it was not used in any official practice session.


IIRC John Surtees drove the TS14 in the 1972 Italian GP Q19th but did not finish, his last Championship Grand Prix appearance :confused:

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:35

As somebody who worked at the Edenbridge factory at the staert of the F1 period I would very much like to attend the event. Does anybody have any further details, times ect.

Thanks

#6 Gary C

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:36

If I can get the day off work I'll be attending in my 66 Mustang Coupe, should be fun.

#7 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:02

IIRC John Surtees drove the TS14 in the 1972 Italian GP Q19th but did not finish, his last Championship Grand Prix appearance :confused:

Whoops - how right you are. I misread something when I looked at the Autosport report and then failed to check further. :blush: :blush: :blush:

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:23

then failed to check further. :blush: :blush: :blush:


Happens all the time :blush:

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 18:55

If I can get the day off work I'll be attending in my 66 Mustang Coupe, should be fun.

Isn't the 27th a bank holiday? Or do you work them?

#10 Gary C

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 21:08

I work shift work !

#11 richie

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 21:57

As somebody who worked at the Edenbridge factory at the staert of the F1 period I would very much like to attend the event. Does anybody have any further details, times ect.

Thanks


An aquaintance is doing the commentary on the day but hasn't got the full schedule yet- I'll let you know.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:29

An aquaintance is doing the commentary on the day but hasn't got the full schedule yet- I'll let you know.


I would appreciate that.

Thanks

#13 richie

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 19:37

I would appreciate that.

Thanks


I've been informed that Peter Connew will be there.


#14 arttidesco

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:58

I've been informed that Peter Connew will be there.


With a well known TNF modeller in tow too I here  ;)

Edited by arttidesco, 09 May 2013 - 08:58.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 14:29

An aquaintance is doing the commentary on the day but hasn't got the full schedule yet- I'll let you know.


Looks like there will be a press call at mid day and demonstration run at 2pm according to this link.

#16 Gary C

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 22:51

Bugger. I can't get the day off work, looks like you'll all have to carry on without me.

#17 Gary C

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 19:07

ITV news item here : www.itv.com/news/meridian/
then click on 'F1 cars on Kent streets'.


#18 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 21:11

An interview with John and a brief snatch of today's parade also featured on this evening's 'The One Show'.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 21:53

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John was on good form for the Edenbridge Fun Day,

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where he caught up with several former employees including Peter Connew,

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and Bob Eggington known on TNF as RJE.

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SOT Bob was responsible for a replica Chaparral Barry and I saw at Crystal Palace yesterday.

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Peter checks the authenticity of the DFV number, 050, while Bob admires the workmanship on the front suspension.

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A piece of rubber in the starter motor of the TS7 disintegrated just before off so John needed a push start to get going, soon after the TS14 which was due to be driven by Oliver Turvey developed a fuel filter seal leak so it DNS.

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John gave the TS7 a bit of welly as he headed off down the B2026 towards Edenbridge.

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Noisiest machine of the day was John's 1960 MV Augusta.

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John and noisy MV return to the site of the former Surtees factory after the demo.

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John in conversation with the driver of the F2 TS15 does anyone recognise who that might have been ?

Relevant answers may be credited and used in a forthcoming blog.

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.

Edited by arttidesco, 27 May 2013 - 21:56.


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#20 Tim Murray

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:30

John in conversation with the driver of the F2 TS15 does anyone recognise who that might have been ?

The blurb for the event (posted by Richie in the opening post) says Robbie Kerr, and it certainly looks like him:

https://www.google.c...img.iyn5lAt8xfY

http://www.speedeuro...es/robbie-kerr/

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/86981


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 14:55

The blurb for the event (posted by Richie in the opening post) says Robbie Kerr, and it certainly looks like him:

https://www.google.c...img.iyn5lAt8xfY

http://www.speedeuro...es/robbie-kerr/

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/86981


I knew I'd seen the info somewhere Tim, thanks :blush:

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The aforementioned Robbie in the TS15...

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blasts off down the B2026 :smoking:

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 18:48

The vehicles will be displayed throughout the day outside the Bradford shop, Station Road, where they were built and designed by predominantly local residents.



This is perhaps the last year a such event could be held as there are plans to demolish the old factory and
use the space as a petrol station and parking lot for a new Sainsbury´s store.

http://sainsburys-ed...co.uk/the-site/


Christer

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 21:17

This is perhaps the last year a such event could be held as there are plans to demolish the old factory and
use the space as a petrol station and parking lot for a new Sainsbury´s store.

http://sainsburys-ed...co.uk/the-site/


Christer


Glad I went before these developments occurred.

#24 richie

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 20:38

Glad I went before these developments occurred.


I presented John with a 1967 edition of Autosport showing him winning the Italian Grand Prix and an advert from his racing shoes from the same period and was pleased to accept them.

A friend of mine claims to have designed the arrow logo of Team Surtees back in the 60's but John thought it was an idea of more than one person.

#25 ChrisJson

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:35

As somebody who worked at the Edenbridge factory at the staert of the F1 period


Hi RJE!

Any stories or perhaps even photos you would like to share with us?

I´m very interested in the Formula 1 scene of the 70´s.


Christer


#26 richie

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 18:10

As somebody who worked at the Edenbridge factory at the staert of the F1 period I would very much like to attend the event. Does anybody have any further details, times ect.

Thanks


Does the name Jim Yule ring any bells, apparently worked for Team Surtees in the early 70's? Now lives nr Haywards Heath.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 18:22

Does the name Jim Yule ring any bells, apparently worked for Team Surtees in the early 70's? Now lives nr Haywards Heath.


Maybe spelt Youle...

Sorry if I am wrong - just rings a bell.


#28 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 18:42

It looks as though the correct spelling is Yule:

http://www.lindfield...o.uk/signup.htm

There are contact details on that page.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 19:15

Thank you, Tim (as ever). :up:

I will now spend ages trying to remember why "Youle" :lol:

Edited by MCS, 30 May 2013 - 19:16.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 19:54

There was a Youles that raced a Porsche in British GT (Brian Youles rings a bell), and Alan Yule was a very quick driver in FF1600, especially at Brands Hatch. Really nice guy as well......

#31 Thundersport

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 23:35

Mike Youles. Raced in Group C2 categories and then British GT. Not a bad peddler.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 17:14

I knew I'd seen the info somewhere Tim, thanks :blush:

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The aforementioned Robbie in the TS15...

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blasts off down the B2026 :smoking:


The building in the background looks very much like the old works building I visited in 1971.

#33 arttidesco

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 22:46

It, top photo, is David sadly soon to be demolished to make way for a supermarket.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:27

It, top photo, is David sadly soon to be demolished to make way for a supermarket.

Aah, the old Nail Works. Spent many days and nights in there!

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 15:10

Aah, the old Nail Works. Spent many days and nights in there!


Hopefully they'll have food carts that reflect their heritage.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 17:19

Hopefully they'll have food carts that reflect their heritage.


I'm sure Peter Connew could come up with something suitable  ;)

Edited by arttidesco, 01 June 2013 - 17:19.