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#1 lyntonh

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 12:31

Here are a few photos I took over the weekend............

 

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Robert Surman Van Dieman RF88...........with Matich SR4 beyond

 

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Tony Burrage Rennmax 23B (32), John Evans Lotus 23B (23), Pete FFrench Elfin Mallala (63)

 

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Bill Hemming Elfin 400

 

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Road Registered Elfin

 

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Tim Kuchel Brabham BT40, Brad Miller Elfin 630B, Malcolm Miller Tiga SC83 Sports 2000



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#2 lyntonh

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 13:06

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Robert Sales Marsel Chrysler

 

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Dummy Grid

 

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Dick O'Keefe Photon Special Lotus Eleven Replica

 

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Norm Falkner Staguellini

 

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Chris Hillman MGA

 

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Ian Brown MGB

 

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Robert Sales

 

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Glenn Warren Mallock M21B


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#3 lyntonh

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 13:11

Somehow they all ended up in the Northern Loop at the same time.....

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at the end of practice.........



#4 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 22 April 2014 - 22:02

Here are a few photos I took over the weekend............

 

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Robert Surman Van Dieman RF88...........with Matich SR4 beyond

 

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Tony Burrage Rennmax 23B (32), John Evans Lotus 23B (23), Pete FFrench Elfin Mallala (63)

 

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Bill Hemming Elfin 400

 

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Road Registered Elfin

 

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Tim Kuchel Brabham BT40, Brad Miller Elfin 630B, Malcolm Miller Tiga SC83 Sports 2000

The road registered Elfin Streamliner is Ian Brock in the blue suit with his back to the camera. Three generations of Brocks competed at the event.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:04

I stand to be corrected.....

Ian Brock in the Elfin Streamliner usually uses his age as his race number.......a habit he inherited from the late Ken Virgin.

He was racing with 90 on his car.

Derek Greneeklie (sorry if misspelt) is also 80 plus.

WOW!!

 

I can remember writing Ken Virgin's "74" on the inside of his Porsche 911 rear side window at Collingrove Hillclimb.

 

Pete S.



#6 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:19

I stand to be corrected.....

Ian Brock in the Elfin Streamliner usually uses his age as his race number.......a habit he inherited from the late Ken Virgin.

He was racing with 90 on his car.

Derek Greneeklie (sorry if misspelt) is also 80 plus.

WOW!!

 

I can remember writing Ken Virgin's "74" on the inside of his Porsche 911 rear side window at Collingrove Hillclimb.

 

Pete S.

You are correct.



#7 lyntonh

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:51

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Black Bess

 

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Andrew Ford Mallock U/2, Jim Doig ASP 340C, Darren Holliday Prad 11

 

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Jim Doig, Blake Miller Elfin 630B, Andrew Ford, Malcolm Miller Tiga SC83, Graeme Hughes Royale RP37 S2000, Ian Ross Beatrice F1

 

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Brenton Griguol Lola T142

 

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Graeme Hughes Royale RP37 S2000

 

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Doig

 

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Beatrice F1

 

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cover the numbers & it will disappear.........

 

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Bob Collinson ASP340C & Beatrice

 

 

 

 



#8 lyntonh

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 05:08

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Collinson stopped with a flat

 

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Tim Kuchel Brabham BT40

 

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Blake Miller on the kerb

 

 

Waiting patiently.........

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John Medley

 

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Norman Falkner

 

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Gerard Miller

 

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2 x Schapel

 

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John Virgo

 

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Richard Nitschke Elfin Catalina


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#9 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:49

Originally posted by lyntonh
Here are a few photos I took over the weekend............

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Bill Hemming Elfin 400


Very nice of Bill to remember Moff's few brief moments before he hit the Causeway fence...

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:30

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Black Bess

 

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Andrew Ford Mallock U/2, Jim Doig ASP 340C, Darren Holliday Prad 11

 

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Jim Doig, Blake Miller Elfin 630B, Andrew Ford, Malcolm Miller Tiga SC83, Graeme Hughes Royale RP37 S2000, Ian Ross Beatrice F1

 

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Brenton Griguol Lola T142

 

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Graeme Hughes Royale RP37 S2000

 

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Doig

 

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Beatrice F1

 

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cover the numbers & it will disappear.........

 

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Bob Collinson ASP340C & Beatrice

After a long absence I was there for this meeting and if there were still magazines that report local racing they would have to be talking about Jim Doig's battle with Ian Ross in The Beatrice Lola F1!

 

I realise that Ian was looking after a prized investment and to be fair, he got quicker all weekend, but the sight of a 1972 1600cc ASP Clubman giving him curry would have been worth TV! (Declaration of interest. Jim and I are long-term friends... and racetrack rivals).

 

Their coming together in race #2 was a classic "racing incident" where Jim was being his usual cheeky self and Ian did not realise that Jim was a late braker! 

 

Check here for your view of Ian's "Scandinavian Flick" just as Jim drew alongside. -

 



#11 lyntonh

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 11:30

That makes my next lot look pretty tame..................

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Bob Collinson hitching a ride...........

 

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It's only flat on the bottom..........

 

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#12 lyntonh

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 11:40

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Robert Sales Marsel Chrysler

 

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Jo Shearer Cooper T57 FJ

 

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Tony Burrage Rennmax 23B

 

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Frank Moore Black Bess

 



#13 lyntonh

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 11:47

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Nigel Tait Matich SR4

 

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Robert Schapel MG TC Supercharger

 

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Coopers

 

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Brenton Griguol Lola F5000 T142

 

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 12:05

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Holden Torana LC driven by For Sale.........oh, no......Lee Nicolle

 

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Alistair Brown Datsun 1000

 

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Graham Boulter FJ

 

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Bruce Combe Mazda RX7

 

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Tracy Combe Maxda RX7

 

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Nathan Mills Ford Escort.....quick all weekend

 

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Simon Pfitner Nissan Stanza

 

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Pascoe Ayling Mazda RX3

 

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Serg Deluca Anglia

 

 



#15 lyntonh

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 12:46

Regularity

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Ron Townley Lago Talbot

 

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John Evans Lotus 23B

 

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Nigel Tait Matich SR4

 

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Glenn Warren Mallock M21B & Pete FFrench Elfin Mallala

 

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David Umlauf Toyota Special & Andy Ansell Triumph TR7

 

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Black Bess

 

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Ian Brock Elfin Streamliner

 

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Frank Chessell Stag Formula Vee

 

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Mystery car & Marsel chrysler



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 22:52

Fabulous images...Mr H...any on Elfin Mono's ? :)



#17 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 23:28

After a long absence I was there for this meeting and if there were still magazines that report local racing they would have to be talking about Jim Doig's battle with Ian Ross in The Beatrice Lola F1!

 

I realise that Ian was looking after a prized investment and to be fair, he got quicker all weekend, but the sight of a 1972 1600cc ASP Clubman giving him curry would have been worth TV! (Declaration of interest. Jim and I are long-term friends... and racetrack rivals).

 

Their coming together in race #2 was a classic "racing incident" where Jim was being his usual cheeky self and Ian did not realise that Jim was a late braker! 

 

Check here for your view of Ian's "Scandinavian Flick" just as Jim drew alongside. -

 

I think the footage says it all!



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 23:29

Regularity

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Ron Townley Lago Talbot

 

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John Evans Lotus 23B

 

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Nigel Tait Matich SR4

 

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Glenn Warren Mallock M21B & Pete FFrench Elfin Mallala

 

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David Umlauf Toyota Special & Andy Ansell Triumph TR7

 

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Black Bess

 

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Ian Brock Elfin Streamliner

 

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Frank Chessell Stag Formula Vee

 

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Mystery car & Marsel chrysler

David Jarrett I think you will find. In the Jarret Streamliner.



#19 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 00:09

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Holden Torana LC driven by For Sale.........oh, no......Lee Nicolle

 

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Alistair Brown Datsun 1000

 

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Graham Boulter FJ

 

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Bruce Combe Mazda RX7

 

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Tracy Combe Maxda RX7

 

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Nathan Mills Ford Escort.....quick all weekend

 

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Simon Pfitner Nissan Stanza

 

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Pascoe Ayling Mazda RX3

 

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Serg Deluca Anglia

The Sports Sedans were a very mixed bag. Running as a Supersprint to get some extra numbers and an eclectic mix of proper period cars and quite a few ring ins to make up the numbers.

Serge in what was brother Louies  Anglia. Serge has been around motorsport for about 50 years!

Nathan Mills in the ex Monterosso Escort now with 2 litre Nissan Turbo power which did 10s, speaking to Mick Monterosso Friday he reckons it will do 8s again with the Nissan

Tracey and Bruce Coombe in the late 80s! RX7s which really did not fit in. Though Bruce raced Sports Sedans back in the 70s! Tracey has been around 20 years too in mostly Club Cars.

Myself in the ex Chris Brown 2E Torana, a car that I actually sponsored in the late 80s and 90s and raced as a Sports Sedan a couple of times, and as a Club Car too. I raced Sports Sedans from 81 until 2000.

The RX3 I dont know but it ran out of brakes after the first event.

Simon [PPG] Pfitzner in the ex Barry Bray/ Bill Emeny Stanza Coupe, crewed by Barry Bray who is restoring his older A30 with Fairlady power, as it was in the 70s. Simon was quicker in the Stanza than he was in his stroker Supercar powered Falcon Sports Sedan yesterday at the Shannons meet.

And Graham Boulter in the ex Farrisey/ Peter Rule FJ. A car that has been around a very long time! As has Graham who raced FJs in period,, actually against that car. Though it was grey powered then.

The Datsun 1000 is an Adelaide owner of an ex Victorian car. Not the well known Kieth Linnel car but another whose name I have forgotten. Alastair did tell me but age is setting in. It is a pretty little car.

The field was completed by the Garry and Ryan Brock Centura that was reasonably quick but shook off two balancer outer rings and the fan belt too.

As well as Jon Pillekers from Victoria in his Bluebird that broke a turbo in qualifying and Troy Ryan in the ex Ken Messenger Rover V8 Imp that broke the clutch in qualifying. 

I believe Simon  [as organiser] did have a couple more cars supposed to be coming. At a guess the dreaded cost probably precluded that unfortunatly.


Edited by Lee Nicolle, 28 April 2014 - 00:21.


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#20 lyntonh

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:03

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Malcolm Bennett MRB L7R

 

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Robert Sales Marsel Chrysler

 

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Black Bess

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:43

Fabulous images...Mr H...any on Elfin Mono's ? :)

Just the one............& it's a good one.......Richard Carter in the 1966 John Walker Mk 2C chassis MC6652

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Chasing Laurie Bennett's Elfin 600B...........the Vern Hamilton car from 1970

 

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That was Saturday..........then on Sunday they were never too far apart.............more to come............

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:47

"Troy Ryan in the ex Ken Messenger Rover V8 Imp that broke the clutch in qualifying."

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#23 lyntonh

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 12:51

"The field was completed by the Garry and Ryan Brock Centura that was reasonably quick but shook off two balancer outer rings and the fan belt too."

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 23:02

Just the one............& it's a good one.......Richard Carter in the 1966 John Walker Mk 2C chassis MC6652
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Beautiful Lynton...no not you!...the Mono! Thanks :up:

 

[and tuthers..]



#25 DanTra2858

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 08:49

Beautiful Lynton...no not you!...the Mono! Thanks :up:
 
[and tuthers..]


I am with you Mick, a Mono is one of the few cars that you see that when you look at one you allways say to yourself "YES"

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 13:12

Yep. Will never complain about seeing Monos at Mallala!

 

6652 won at it's debut meeting here on 28 Dec 1966, SA Tourist Trophy Meeting. Walker over McEwin.

 

Great to see Richard continuing to bring her back home every year!


Edited by SJ Lambert, 29 April 2014 - 13:17.


#27 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 23:33

Does anyone have contact details for the Centura owner?

If so, please e.mail me.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 14:24

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Meanwhile back at the ranch 6653 gets ready for a return to Mallala in 2015 (hopefully).

Edited by SJ Lambert, 30 April 2014 - 14:28.


#29 lyntonh

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:16

Forming up for the Saturday 2-15 pm Group Q & R

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#30 lyntonh

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:39

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Tim Kuchel Brabham BT40, John Bryant LolaT140, Keith Williamson Farrell Clubman

 

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Andrew Ford Mallock U/2, Brenton Griguol Lola T142, Blake Miller Elfin 630B

 

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Griguol, Miller, Williamson, Collinson

 

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Guy Chick ASP 340C, Malcolm Miller Tiga SC83 Sports 2000, Darren Holliday Prad 11

 

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 Darren Holliday

 

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Brenton Miller

 

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Guy Chick

 

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Bob Collinson ASP 340C

 

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After Contact......

 

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Ian Ross Beatrice, Tim Kuchel

 

 



#31 lyntonh

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:51

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Clubby lifting a wheel

 

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Jim Doig Motorlab ASP 340C

 

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Williamson & Collinson, with Malcolm Miller cooling his heels....

 

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Graeme Hughes Royale RP37 S2000

 

 

 



#32 Ray Bell

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 14:06

Amazing seeing those pics of the Chrysler retro-car...

The Buick-engined car in NSW was rejected by the CAMS because they reckoned a car with a Yankee engine wouldn't have SUs!

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 21:00

The Buick is now racing in Germany where apparently SUs are OK.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 06:40

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Nigel Tait Matich SR4

 

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Robert Schapel MG TC Supercharger

 

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Coopers

 

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Brenton Griguol Lola F5000 T142

 

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My first post, but a long time reader.

 

I am intrigued by the names on the side of the Lola, they seem a mixture of owners and drivers.

The one I am surprised at is the 3rd from the bottom "Mike Gore (AUS)".

Is this THE Mike Gore? I thought he was basically a sports sedan driver, never recall him being involved with F5000.

 

Also why does Frank Gardner have (AUS/US)?



#35 timbo

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:31

Perhaps Frank Gardner drove the car while in the U.S.  Just an uneducated guess.



#36 lyntonh

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:01

My first post, but a long time reader.

 

I am intrigued by the names on the side of the Lola, they seem a mixture of owners and drivers.

The one I am surprised at is the 3rd from the bottom "Mike Gore (AUS)".

Is this THE Mike Gore? I thought he was basically a sports sedan driver, never recall him being involved with F5000.

 

Also why does Frank Gardner have (AUS/US)?

http://www.oldracing....com/lola/t142/          A link to old racing cars.....may help, although I suspect Brenton Griguol would know more............

 

As suggested here http://www.lolaherit...uol/T142_01.htm


Edited by lyntonh, 02 May 2014 - 10:03.


#37 timbo

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 10:58

Was this Mike Gore a Gold Coast property developer in the late 1980's?

I ask only because it was subject to a bankrupcy order, which was common with Gold coast property developers in the late 1980's.

Who know's but it does look great in Brentons living room.



#38 Ray Bell

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 13:24

He was involved in a lot of stuff...

He left behind a workshop in Greenacre, Sydney, to go to the Gold Coast where he became a classy car dealer, then graduated to all manner of stuff including Sanctuary Cove.

He was never involved in F5000 to my knowledge.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:05

Here is the Lola  First outing At Oran Park Sept 18th 1985 .

 

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#40 275 GTB-4

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 07:04

Here is the Lola  First outing At Oran Park Sept 18th 1985 .


I read where it was white during Mike Gore's ownership...maybe to match his shoes

#41 RW7

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 08:41

I remember Mike Gore driving a Torana Sports Sedan when I was racing in QLD in the late '70s. He was actually quite a nice guy.



#42 baz

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 10:28

From my memory of Mike Gore it would be somewhat of a tight squeeze.



#43 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 10:47

Very tight...

And a very tight hold on his wallet, too. Unless he had someone else's money in there.

#44 Lola5000

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 11:11

Gore owned the car and from memory it was repo from his estate?



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 11:15

Hey, who are we to judge? At least he was out there making up the grid - even though he was not a winner.

 

Didn't Patrick Head say that AJ used to sit on his wallet?



#46 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:19

I can give you names of people who might be entitled to judge if you like...

Gore did do some winning, as a matter of fact. And in Queensland in the ex-Bryan Thomson Torana V8 too.

#47 RW7

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 12:30

...so Ray. What is your point? 

 

Did you invest in one of his schemes?  :D



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:35

Barry Lee was the owner of the Lola when i took the photos at Oran Park.

#49 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:46

My point is that there was nothing worthwhile about the man...

And I'm told his son, who disowned him, is of the same ilk.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 12:17

With respect Ray, I am disappointed that you find the need to use this forum to denigrate competitors - no matter what their "civilian" reputation. 

 

I am sure that with your longevity in the sport you realise that there are many entrants and drivers who were not exactly squeaky clean. Both in Australia and overseas.

 

From my point of view, we need entrants and I couldn't give a cat's connection about their financial dealings. I just want as many cars out there and as long as they race fairly and safely that's all I care about.

 

If the cops want to talk to them afterwards it could be well-deserved, but on the day, that is not my business...