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#1 Auroraf1

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 15:27

Folks

When Steve O'Rourkes McLaren won the Oulton Park British GT race in 1998 was that classed as the Gold Cup?

I haven't got the programme for it.

Cheers
Phil

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#2 john winfield

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 15:46

Folks

When Steve O'Rourkes McLaren won the Oulton Park British GT race in 1998 was that classed as the Gold Cup?

I haven't got the programme for it.

Cheers
Phil


Phil,
This list suggests that the 1998 race wasn't a 'Gold Cup'.

http://en.wikipedia....tional_Gold_Cup

#3 Auroraf1

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 16:17

Phil,
This list suggests that the 1998 race wasn't a 'Gold Cup'.

http://en.wikipedia....tional_Gold_Cup

Thnaks John, but Wiki being the unreliable tool it is I am trying to get a definitve answer. My personal thought is that it wasn't but we want to print a list and it needs to be right for sure.

#4 pressman

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 16:42

Hi Phil
last years Gold Cup program says yes 1998 Tim Sugden Steve O`Rourke
Cheers
Steve

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 16:49

Sorry, Phil, but I didn't attend so don't have a programme. This may be of interest, but it doesn't appear categorical. See 1.5.98, 3.5.98 and 4.5.98
http://www.dlg.speed...1998/may98.html

#6 elansprint72

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 18:17

I thought that the Gold Cup was only revived in 2002.

 

EDIT: Derek Lawson in Sun, Rain...And Even Snow says that at the 1998 May Day BH Meeting the GT winners were presented with the Gold Cup.


Edited by elansprint72, 20 August 2013 - 18:32.


#7 Vitesse2

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 18:37

Peter Higham's International Motor Racing Guide says it was - and also fills in the other gaps in that Wiki list.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 19:48

Phil

I have the programme, and it definitely states " Privilege Insurance GT Championship- for the Oulton Park Gold Cup"

will show you the programme next week

john



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 20:25

Whatever happened to the Spring Cup? iirc.... and my Granny pushed me there in my bassinette on wheels, so my memory might be a little clouded, there were two non-champ meetings for F1: the Spring Cup (in the Spring) and the Gold Cup (in the golden season).



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 21:30

Whatever happened to the Spring Cup? iirc.... and my Granny pushed me there in my bassinette on wheels, so my memory might be a little clouded, there were two non-champ meetings for F1: the Spring Cup (in the Spring) and the Gold Cup (in the golden season).

1971 is the last one I can think of, won by Pedro in the BRM. That was in early April with the Gold Cup in August.  The following year Oulton just had the Gold Cup meeting, at the end of May.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 21:31

Peter Higham's International Motor Racing Guide says it was - and also fills in the other gaps in that Wiki list.

The gap fillers, according to Higham

1995 - Alain Menu (CH) - Renault Laguna - Touring Cars

1997 - Alain Menu (CH) - Renault Laguna - Touring Cars

1998 - Steve O'Rourke (GB) / Tim Sugden (GB) - McLaren F1 GTR-BMW - GT

 

And

The only Spring Cup that Higham lists is 1967 won by Jack Brabham.  He lists 1971 as the Rothmans International Trophy


Edited by D-Type, 20 October 2013 - 21:37.


#12 elansprint72

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 08:29

There was a Spring Trophy meeting in April 1961, a Daily Express Spring Trophy in April 65, I think it was snowed off in 66, back in April 67, Guards Spring Cup in April 68, BRSCC Spring Cup in March 69, Rothmans/Daily Express spring Trophy April 71, then for some reason the Gold Cup appeared in May 72 as noted above.

 

So it was more patchy than I thought- for some reason the Express "always" sponsored an early-season meeting. Ah sweet memories of youth... not always reliable.

 

Pete.