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#1 Lotus11Register

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 17:06

Roger Swanton was an early '60s Formula Junior entrant and later a Cortina racer. Is he still around? He seems to have raced a Lotus 17 in 1959 but this is only a guess from his name being on a list of owners. Is there anyone who remembers him and can you point me to where I can find more about him? 

 

Thanks.



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#2 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 06:45

Would this be the same guy?

 

http://www.racingspo...Swanton-GB.html

 

Vince H.



#3 David McKinney

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:33

No, that's Don Swanton, who did most of his racing in Australia

#4 ReWind

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:41

Considering this you should try to contact Geoff Farmer or Cedric Selzer as Geoff Farmer is quoted as saying: "Through my very good friend Roger Swanton in whose Brabham BT18 I have enjoyed numerous wins, I was introduced to Cedric Selzer."



#5 Lotus11Register

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 13:49

Thank you ReWind. I've just now reached out to Mike Stripe who posted that old article from Farmer.  This is probably the Roger Swanton we are looking for.



#6 pete53

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 16:47

I believe he had the Lotus Cortina in 1964, and then raced a 1300 Anglia in 1965 with, I recall, a fair amount of success. I don't remember him racing a great deal after that.



#7 cedricselzer

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 17:38

I think Geoff told me sold his Brabham and his superb transporter and retired to France