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#1 mikeallen

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:45

I'm writing a book about the Oulton Park Gold Cup meetings, in particular the Mid-Cheshire years as I have access to their archives. However, over the years various bulletin editors have come and gone and the archive pre-1967 has been mislaid. I have failed so far to find anyone who has copies of the missing bulletins. Has anyone out there any knowledge of the whereabouts of any Mid-Cheshire Motor Club and Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club bulletins prior to 1967 that we could at least have a look at?

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Mike Allen

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#2 Allen Brown

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 13:28

I'm very impressed that they have an archive as far as 1967!



#3 mikeallen

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 14:10

It's quite common that old docs have gone. Nobody thought they were important until the last few years. It's very frustrating when you are researching history :|



#4 RAP

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 07:02

Have you contacted Graham Heath who produced "A Record of Motor Racing at Oulton Park" ? If not send me a PM as I think I can find his email.

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#5 elansprint72

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 20:45

It might be useful if you could tell us who you have been in contact with already then, perhaps, we might be able to suggest other names.

All my bulletins went to the tip some while ago but, in any case, they only started about '68.



#6 Dick Dastardly

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 21:26

There was a book published several years ago about ALL the races at Oulton Park [maybe includes rallies and rallycross as well] by Derek somebody...he was [probably still is] a marshal there. I think he went onto write a similar book on the history of F5000.



#7 Tim Murray

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 21:50

Derek Lawson is a member of this forum, and regularly attends the TNF North West group meetings.

#8 mikeallen

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Posted Yesterday, 16:50

I have all Derek's books, I am also in close contact with Graham Heath who is also a Mid-Cheshire member but we are still sadly lacking bulletins from pre 1967. I probably have enough material to publish a book on the Gold Cup but some years I only really have a race "commentary" which is what I was trying to avoid. If there are any current or ex Mid-Cheshire members out there could they please look in their attics and see if they have any old bulletins etc.