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#1 Andyw

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:28

Iam currently doing research into the Shellsport Mexico's that raced as support races at events around the UK in 1973/74. These cars was raced by Racing drivers and Celebrities as a type of fun race at events across the year.

The information Iam after is

 

Reg Numbers of the cars raced
Who drove them in 1973/74 races be it celebrities or Race drivers
The colours of the cars
There race numbers

 

This is the information I already have:

Reg Number....Colour Lower/Upper....Race Number....Driver
XNO 268L...................................................5
XNO 269L
XNO 270L...........WHITE/YELLOW............4.................Noel Edmonds
XNO 271L...........RED/YELLOW................6.................Chris Witty
XNO 272L...........GREEN/YELLOW...........2.................Tony Lanfranchi
XNO 273L
XNO 274L
XNO 275L........WHITE/GREEN.................3
XNO 276L..................................................4
XNO 277L...........YELLOW/BLUE..............1.................Tony Pryce
XNO 278L...................................................4
XNO 279L

XNO 280L..................................................11................Greg Lake
XNO 281L...........GREEN/RED..................7.................Keith Emerson
XNO 282L.......DKBLUE/GREEN...............10
XNO 283L
XNO 284L..........WHITE/LTGREEN..........16

XNO 285L...................................................6................Ronnie scott
RHK 901M...........WHITE............................1................David Purley
RHK 902M...........LT BLUE/WHITE............9
RHK 903M
RHK 904M...........YELLOW/RED................4...............Tony Prince
RHK 905M............YELLOW/WHITE...........5...............Jeremy Lloyd
RHK 906M............YELLOW........................6
RHK 907M
RHK 908M
RHK 909M...........LT BLUE.........................9................Dave Morgan/Fred Frankenhout

RHK 910M
RHK 911M
RHK 912M...........LT BLUE........................12...............Lella Lombardi             
RHK 913M...........WHITE...........................9/3                                          
RHK 914M...................................................4................Colin Vandervell              
RHK 915M                                                                             
RHK 917M 

 

I have seen the bonus footage on the ELP DVD and was able to get lots of info but being in black and white the colours of the cars are hard to make out

So if anybody has any information which could be used to fill in the blanks or any colour photo's it would be most welcome.



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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 07:48

You're probably aware of these earlier threads, Andy, but just in case:

 

Celebrity [Ford] Escorts - where are they now?

 

Celebrity races


Edited by Tim Murray, 18 April 2014 - 07:56.


#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 12:11

This is one that passed me by - even at the time, but I think I may have been at Thruxton that day - and doesn't seem to have been mentioned before. It's a relay race at Brands, featuring six of the Shellsport Mexicos, all with lady drivers, six distance runners (all looking like they're auditioning for a 118 118 advert) and six racing cyclists. Unfortunately, the quality is so poor that I doubt the individual cars are identifiable: http://www.movietone...&assetno=127386



#4 bradbury west

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 19:05

Google Stuart McCrudden Associates. Stuart was actively involved with them I believe on behalf of Ford IIRC. 

Roger Lund



#5 arttidesco

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 20:30

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Most fascinating factoid about XNO272L is that Mr & Mrs Webb, who founded the series, apparently used it on thier wedding day.