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#1 Giraffe

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 15:49

Bathed in brilliant sunshine,Mallory Park was officially reborn today, and TNFers were present to celebrate the occasion......

 

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Simon Hadfield, Marcus Pye, Simon Arron, Phil Rainford, Alan Cox and Ben Mitchell.

 

Mostly dominated by the biking fraternity it has to be said, a very large crowd turned out for today's Open Day......

 

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#2 kayemod

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 16:09

Best news we've had all weekend!



#3 Duc-Man

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 17:08

I wish the new crew in charge much succes. :up:



#4 Phil Rainford

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 18:42

As Giraffe alludes to..........Mallory Park is back !!!

 

 

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It was standing room only...there was an amazing crowd

 

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There were some famous cars...

 

 

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Famous bikes...

 

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Famous faces....

 

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And best of all the cafe was open and on fine form. The only problem was that the end of the queue was to be found just south of Birmingham

 

Roll on Wednesday testing !!

 

PAR

 


Edited by Phil Rainford, 01 March 2014 - 18:49.


#5 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 19:32

Good news.  I still dream of Westwood being reborn…but that ain't gonna happen !

 

William FW08 ?  Any idea which chassis?  And i wonder why #7 ?

 

Vince H.



#6 Giraffe

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 20:01

 

William FW08 ?  Any idea which chassis?  And i wonder why #7 ?

 

Vince H.

Simon Hadfield told me today that it was Rosberg's Swiss GP winning car.

 

http://www.oldracing...hp?CarID=FW08/5



#7 elansprint72

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 23:36

If there has been any pre-event publicity; unfortunately it passed me by. I wonder how many other folks are in the same boat? Had I known... etc.

 

 

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Vin Malkie; somewhat sideways...


Edited by elansprint72, 01 March 2014 - 23:44.


#8 Alan Cox

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:09

If there has been any pre-event publicity; unfortunately it passed me by. I wonder how many other folks are in the same boat? Had I known... etc.

 

 

I did post detail of the Open Day on the most recent Mallory thread, Pete http://forums.autosp...-3#entry6590209 and people tell me that it was announced on Facebook (whatever that is)



#9 Phil Rainford

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:00

http://clubmallory.co.uk/?p=7

 

Mallory fans may find this link of interest...... I am sure they will have publicity for race events Pete !!

 

PAR

 

 



#10 blacklab

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:16

There is a, as yet, basic website at  www.malloryparkcircuit.com

 

And a facebook page at   www.facebook.com/malloryparkcircuit

 

I do not like facebook but it is a way of getting info quickly.

 

What I didn't get to find out yesterday was what is the "new agreement" for noise restrictions. - any one know?



#11 Michael Ferner

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:24

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Vin Malkie; somewhat sideways...

Hm, isn't that rather "somewhat backwards"?!?

Edited by Michael Ferner, 02 March 2014 - 10:25.


#12 elansprint72

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:30

 
Vin Malkie; somewhat sideways...

Hm, isn't that rather "somewhat backwards"?!?

No, not quite, he recovered from the situation he had been forced into.   :rolleyes:


Edited by elansprint72, 02 March 2014 - 11:31.


#13 elansprint72

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:34

I'm obliged to my learned friends, Monsewers Cox and Rainford; I've "bookmarked" the websites and may even start reading threads with "bad news" in the title again. That's if Adolf Putin does not bring the season to a premature end.  :(



#14 Mallory Dan

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:37

I think that was Easter '78, Vin won easily in a strange Historic Race of some sort, with only a couple of B8s for opposition. The poster behind advertises the big event to come...



#15 PhilG

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 19:25

backing my theory that people will turn up at Mallory to see an opening of an envelope, it was good to see so many there, hope they make a go of it.



#16 Bloggsworth

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 22:30

Is that the ex Roy Lane Cooper T56?



#17 Giraffe

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 18:46

The weather was kind today as Wednesday testing resumed at Mallory in a full day format....

 

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#18 Giraffe

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 19:26

A historically significant photograph......... :up:

 

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#19 Regazzoni

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 20:01

The weather was kind today as Wednesday testing resumed at Mallory in a full day format....

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Very interesting, is this B34 really an ex-Patrese one?



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#20 Giraffe

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 20:20



Very interesting, is this B34 really an ex-Patrese one?

Yes, his championship winning car.

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Edited by Giraffe, 05 March 2014 - 20:23.


#21 Regazzoni

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 20:28

Great, thank you. :up:  He won the double with that, European and Italian championships, 1976.



#22 Catalina Park

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:27

Yes, his championship winning car.
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I bet he wouldn't recognise those pop rivets.

#23 Giraffe

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:32



I bet he wouldn't recognise those pop rivets.

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Maybe, but he has recognised the car which is now owned by Shaun Lynn.

 

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The fabulous DB4GT belongs to Wolfgang Friedrichs

 

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...as does the DBR1

 

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Gerry Wainwright Racing had their Lotus Cortina out......

 

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Lotus 51b run by Iain Rowley

 

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Ralt RT1

 

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Brabham BT21

 

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Mallory's back!


Edited by Giraffe, 06 March 2014 - 08:36.


#24 Phil Rainford

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 19:38

This Wednesday’s testing confirmed Mallory Park’s return to form…….

 

Team Hadfield

 

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#25 sterling49

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 20:26

Lovely photos Phil, the Dolly looks pristine !

#26 Mallory Dan

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 20:35

Blimey is Fernando Ribeiro back. Better watch out at Woodcote!!



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:28

Blimey is Fernando Ribeiro back. Better watch out at Woodcote!!

Alex Ribeiro wasn't it?  If I remember correctly he managed to crash an F1 safety car a few years ago!



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:18

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Maybe, but he has recognised the car which is now owned by Shaun Lynn.

 

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The fabulous DB4GT belongs to Wolfgang Friedrichs

 

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...as does the DBR1

 

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Gerry Wainwright Racing had their Lotus Cortina out......

 

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Lotus 51b run by Iain Rowley

 

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Ralt RT1

 

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Brabham BT21

 

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Mallory's back!

The RT1 driven by Monoposto man Jim Timms



#29 kayemod

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:33

Alex Ribeiro wasn't it?  If I remember correctly he managed to crash an F1 safety car a few years ago!

 

Yes, but fortunately Jesus saved him.



#30 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:43

No Mercedes Pace Car in evidence on Wednesday .......but a few more cars of historial interest

 

 

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PAR

 



#31 elansprint72

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 17:03

Yes, but fortunately Jesus saved him.

Amen.



#32 paulsenna1

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 18:01

Alex Ribeiro wasn't it?  If I remember correctly he managed to crash an F1 safety car a few years ago!

It was Fernando who raced the Van Diemen.



#33 alansart

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 18:33

It was Fernando who raced the Van Diemen.

Yes it was. He had a big accident on cold tyres and after that went overboard on warming them up before a race. I can remember a Silverstone GP circuit race where he was last out on the warm up lap and spent the next few minutes throwing the car from side to side around the circuit before taking up his grid spot. He probably had put a full events worth of wear on the tyres before the race had even started!


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#34 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 19:34

A general housekeeping note - please can we avoid copying and repeating all the photos in a post when replying? It ain't really necessary.



#35 Mallory Dan

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 21:41

That reminds me Alan, who were/was "Double B Racing"? North West based I remember



#36 Phil Rainford

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 22:26

Yes, but fortunately Jesus saved him.

Donington on Sunday....

 

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#37 Stephen W

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:33

Donington on Sunday....
 
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I always wanted there to be an Israeli driver in FF1600 with "Moses Invests" on the side of his car but it never happened, or did it?

#38 ExFlagMan

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:28

Brings back memories of a British GP, where there where several minor sponsor banners attached to the sleepers on the inside of Woodcote.
Overnight someone rearranged some of them so it read 'Jesus Saves With The Woolwich'

#39 Giraffe

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:11

Brings back memories of a British GP, where there where several minor sponsor banners attached to the sleepers on the inside of Woodcote.
Overnight someone rearranged some of them so it read 'Jesus Saves With The Woolwich'

Or the sign outside the church in Liverpool that read "Jesus Saves" & some wit had added underneath "& Keegan scored from the rebound".



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#40 Stephen W

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:49

Or the sign outside the church in Liverpool that read "Jesus Saves" & some wit had added underneath "& Keegan scored from the rebound".


Similar to the old joke about the Methodist Church in Liverpool which displayed a sign "What would you do if Jesus came to Liverpool?" and some Liverpudlian wag wrote underneath "Play Ian St John at inside left".

#41 alansart

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 09:40

Brings back memories of a British GP, where there where several minor sponsor banners attached to the sleepers on the inside of Woodcote.
Overnight someone rearranged some of them so it read 'Jesus Saves With The Woolwich'

I remember that. I think it was done by some of the marshals following an evenings drinking in the Silverstone Club.



#42 ExFlagMan

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 15:59

I remember that. I think it was done by some of the marshals following an evenings drinking in the Silverstone Club.

What! Marshals drinking in the Silverstone clubhouse - go wash your mouth out with tepid beer!
Could never afford it myself - had to be content with helping to build a wall of empties on the marshals campsite.

#43 alansart

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 16:38

What! Marshals drinking in the Silverstone clubhouse - go wash your mouth out with tepid beer!
Could never afford it myself - had to be content with helping to build a wall of empties on the marshals campsite.

The old Silverstone Club on the outside of Woodcote wasn't that bad and they allowed us marshals in without membership for all but the bigger meetings.

 

Breakfasts were pretty good although not to Mallory Park standards ..........note how I've brought the thread back on subject  :D



#44 ExFlagMan

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 17:16

Not forgetting the Mallory Park Baked 'tata man.

#45 Phil Rainford

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 18:33

Plenty of variety once again today.....sorry for the quality on a couple but was trying to take everything at stupid shutter speeds

 

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Struggling with this one?

 

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Could this be the Thundersaloon Pete Stevens?

 

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#46 alansart

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 19:10

.....sorry for the quality on a couple but was trying to take everything at stupid shutter speeds

 

 

...looks good to me :)



#47 Simon Arron

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 20:28

Breakfasts were pretty good although not to Mallory Park standards ..........note how I've brought the thread back on subject  :D

 

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#48 Mallory Dan

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:56

Lacking 1 or 2 items I'd say there, SA?



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:30

For those of you who were not there yesterday,  Phil captured the yellow TVR (44) & yellow single seater (98) before a big crash. The two impacted just before Devils Elbow. Single seater - slight damage, The TVR severe front and rear damage.

 

Watching earlier, the two cars had already had a near miss exiting the Esses.



#50 Alan Cox

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:43

Lacking 1 or 2 items I'd say there, SA?

Personally, I'd say three - sausage, bacon and black pudding