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#801 Mallory Dan

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 12:38

Superb stuff, Alan. Who was in the 2nd Ehrlich that day, looks too far up the grid for The Boy Mark. Was it the late season Oulton race?

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#802 Chris Townsend

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 13:27

Superb stuff, Alan. Who was in the 2nd Ehrlich that day, looks too far up the grid for The Boy Mark. Was it the late season Oulton race?


Unbelievably, Dan, it says Mark Thatcher in the programme! (I think, from grid positions and the presence of Flux in the Ehrlich that it's the 18 April race - though the weather looks too good for April)
I'm sceptical that it is really Thatcher, because that's the sixth grid spot.

Does someone have a corrected programme or organiser's race documents to prove who it was, because I guess it's a better guest driver than Mr Thatcher

Also, that photo suggests a way of telling the RP5A and 5B Ehrlichs apart - different roll hoops, presumably the taller one on 5A being to protect the lanky son of the PM

Edited by Chris Townsend, 30 June 2010 - 13:30.


#803 Mallory Dan

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 14:16

Good crowd too Chris. Too early for Sekiya I presume?

#804 Allen Brown

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 07:49

Peter McFadyen did the Autosport report - which mentions neither Thatcher nor the second Ehrlich - so I've emailed him to ask if he remembers.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:33

Peter McFadyen did the Autosport report - which mentions neither Thatcher nor the second Ehrlich - so I've emailed him to ask if he remembers.

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Sadly, this photo is undated so I'm not sure exactly when it was taken. Definitely Oulton, though. I might well have been covering the race for MN, but I can't even remember that...

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:01

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Sadly, this photo is undated so I'm not sure exactly when it was taken. Definitely Oulton, though. I might well have been covering the race for MN, but I can't even remember that...


According to ORC Flux and Thatcher were entered for the April meeting and Erlich didn't turn up for the 2nd Oulton race that year.


#807 Chris Townsend

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:04

According to ORC Flux and Thatcher were entered for the April meeting and Erlich didn't turn up for the 2nd Oulton race that year.


Both in the April programme, and if you look at the gentleman in the puffa jacket standing in front of Richard Hawkins's Ralt in Alan's grid photo he appears to be carrying Thatcher's helmet.

Mark Thatcher, sixth on an Atlantic grid, in front of Ian Taylor, David Duffield and Colin Lees...
Makes you wonder about the Oulton timekeepers. Maybe they were trying to please someone in higher authority.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 13:15

Simon's beaten me to it but Peter McFadyen sent this picture:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 13:34

Found my pictures from the Thruxton Indylantic meeting, guess it was 1976

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Ted Wentz Lola T460 With the development nose referred to at the time as a "block of flats".
The usual interesting collection of clutter in the background of the Thruxton paddock, either Nick Adams or Creighton Brown's Mallock,
Dulon MP15 B, Hawke Dl??

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Jeremy Rossiter Chevron B29

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Adrian Russell Lola T450

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Alo Lawler Chevron B29

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Tony Rouff Boxer PRA76

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Patrick Neve Boxer PR276

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Mike King Lola T362

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Jeremy Sumner Chevron B27

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Phil Dowsett Chevron B29

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#810 Mallory Dan

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 14:55

Absolutely stunning stuff TW!!! And the car behind the Mallock is Frank Bayes Image FF2B I think, backed by a garden centre, as I recall. Looks like 'Sadlers L&G' (Leisure & Garden maybe?)

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 15:09

Absolutely stunning stuff TW!!! And the car behind the Mallock is Frank Bayes Image FF2B I think, backed by a garden centre, as I recall. Looks like 'Sadlers L&G' (Leisure & Garden maybe?)


Well remembered Dan, I was sure it was Frank Bayes car, but can't find the programme to confirm, and was scared of just guessing. Forgotten the Image make too

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 15:35

Found my pictures from the Thruxton Indylantic meeting, guess it was 1976

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Alo Lawler Chevron B29

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WOW, what memories. In 1976 I was just a lad of 12 living in Dublin. Most of these cars came to do the Leinster Trophy at Mondello and the Pheonix Park on consecutive weekends and for the week in between, Alo Lawler kept this bright yellow B29 at the local service station (owned by Bernard Devaney's family). Lawlers mechanic, one Colin Bennet worked on it all week and after school every day that week I went by to see it and even sit in it while CB worked around it. I spent hours just hanging around that car. On the Thusday evening, I was invited to join the team for the official Scrutineering event and off we went in the big transporter. That week shaped my life more than any other I would suggest as if fueled my lifeling passion for racing and cemented the Chevron B29 in my mind as the most beautiful car ever (I was 12 remember!)

Thanks for posting these. :clap:


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 15:51

WOW, what memories. In 1976 I was just a lad of 12 living in Dublin. Most of these cars came to do the Leinster Trophy at Mondello and the Pheonix Park on consecutive weekends and for the week in between, Alo Lawler kept this bright yellow B29 at the local service station (owned by Bernard Devaney's family). Lawlers mechanic, one Colin Bennet worked on it all week and after school every day that week I went by to see it and even sit in it while CB worked around it. I spent hours just hanging around that car. On the Thusday evening, I was invited to join the team for the official Scrutineering event and off we went in the big transporter. That week shaped my life more than any other I would suggest as if fueled my lifeling passion for racing and cemented the Chevron B29 in my mind as the most beautiful car ever (I was 12 remember!)

Thanks for posting these. :clap:


I have some more Alo pictures from the Shellsport series, which I'll post shortly

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 16:03

Who's is the blue & white transporter in the background, with "Formula 2/Formula Atlantic" signage? Would it be the Brian Lewis team who that fantastic hot summer did Shellsport G8 as F2 cars, and Indylantic as FAts. Derek Cook's Chevron too.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 16:29

Absolutely stunning stuff TW!!! And the car behind the Mallock is Frank Bayes Image FF2B I think, backed by a garden centre, as I recall. Looks like 'Sadlers L&G' (Leisure & Garden maybe?)


Well spotted Dan :)

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 19:28

Hi Chaps
Oulton Park 17,4,81
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Alo Lawler leads Ray Mallock

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Tony Westwood Kim Mather

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Mark Thatcher
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 19:33

Found a few more pics from the end of season Wella race at Thruxton 1974

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Alan Jones' Harry Stiller March 74B

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Tony Trimmer's Brabham BT40

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Peter Williams' Chevron B27

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Geoff Friswell's March 73B enterd by the infamous Sid Miller's Southern Organs Scam

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John Nicholson's Lyncar just got Dave "run baby run" Brodie's Mk2 Capri in backshot
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Matt Spitzley March 74B

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Alex Ribiero GRD A75

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Jim Crawford Chevron B27 Fred Opert

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Derek Cook Chevron B27



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Posted 01 July 2010 - 20:21

Wow :eek:

This thread has come back to life with some style ..... superb shots of 70s and early 80s Club Racing :)


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Posted 01 July 2010 - 22:31

Blimey. Two Boxers at an Indylantic meeting! (Possibly unique, F At, F2 or otherwise?)

Don't remember that - Peter Wardle must have been thrilled...

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 22:41

Thank you so much for the photo of the Harry Stiller Racing March 74B of Alan Jones.

My car which is finishing restoration tomorrow , having suspension set up , corner weights
etc. as I type .
Car has been in Australia since 1979 , and has been 5 long years being rebuilt to exactly
that colour scheme.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 22:47

Thank you so much for the photo of the Harry Stiller Racing March 74B of Alan Jones.

My car which is finishing restoration tomorrow , having suspension set up , corner weights
etc. as I type .
Car has been in Australia since 1979 , and has been 5 long years being rebuilt to exactly
that colour scheme.


That's fantastic. What great timing. I must say how much that car stood out that season - especially against Jones' previous Multiglide March (probably the less said the better)...

Please let us see some pictures if it's no trouble - I'm sure we would all greatly appreciate them. :up:

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 23:04

MCS

Will be delighted to post photo's in a few weeks , most of the signage has been produced
and will be on car soon , just need to have made the Rob Walker logo and the CM styled
square type logo for the Custom Made windows and I have them all.

Bryan Miller.

Incidentally for the anoraks out there , this car went to Ireland in 1975 and ended up
with one Eddie Jordan in 1977 as '' Marlboro Team Ireland'' car .

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:30

Found a few more pics from the end of season Wella race at Thruxton 1974

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Alex Ribiero GRD A75

Don't think I've ever seen one of those before.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:01

Who's is the blue & white transporter in the background, with "Formula 2/Formula Atlantic" signage? Would it be the Brian Lewis team who that fantastic hot summer did Shellsport G8 as F2 cars, and Indylantic as FAts. Derek Cook's Chevron too.


And Dicksons Modi, and Eden Sana

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:07

Blimey. Two Boxers at an Indylantic meeting! (Possibly unique, F At, F2 or otherwise?)

Don't remember that - Peter Wardle must have been thrilled...


I think they were both out at MP in July that year, Mark aswell. The Eden/Cyd Williams BT40 looks a lot 'cleaner' than I recall, was it mucked about with over the 74-75 winter? And the Spitzley March nosecone, isn't it great! I still think the GRD is a Modus...

In Steve's '81 shots, the Westwood March '79B', I've never seen a pic of before. Very distinctive rollbar isn't it. Does this give any clues as to its history?

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:20

I think they were both out at MP in July that year, Mark aswell. The Eden/Cyd Williams BT40 looks a lot 'cleaner' than I recall, was it mucked about with over the 74-75 winter? And the Spitzley March nosecone, isn't it great! I still think the GRD is a Modus...

In Steve's '81 shots, the Westwood March '79B', I've never seen a pic of before. Very distinctive rollbar isn't it. Does this give any clues as to its history?


Sorry to disappoint you, but the Ribiero car is definitely a GRD. I might be able to find another pic given some time, but it had that strange double entry slot in the centre of the nose

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:35

Sorry to disappoint you, but the Ribiero car is definitely a GRD. I might be able to find another pic given some time, but it had that strange double entry slot in the centre of the nose


I think it's a converted F3 car. The 375 was an upgrade of the 374.

Jo Marquart moved on to Modus and continued the design from there.

Edited by alansart, 02 July 2010 - 12:35.


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:45

Yeah I know chaps, it was a GRD. I was referring to my faux-pas at the Eagle the other night, Alan, re the Pete Clark car!

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 13:06

Dan waits 30-odd years for a picture of Tony Westwood's March 79B to show up, and then...
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Posted 02 July 2010 - 17:50

I think that the first race that you ever win and take a chequered flag for the first time will always be a permanent imprint on your memory. There is just nothing like it. For me it happened at the first of my two required SCCA drivering schools at the eponymous Bridgehampton circuit on Long Island (New York) in my Merlyn Mk11A back in the summer of 1971. The SCCA assigns each student an instructor to watch over him and pass on as much experience as possible. My instructor was Jas Patterson who would come to England the following year and race F Atlantics. There was a 5 lap race for all for the students at then end of the two day school and to my utter amazement I won. That one event determined what I wanted to to from then on. It's one of those things you look back upon as a pivotal event in your life.

But my fondest memory was of running the international Formula two race at Thruxton in the spring of 1975. We were looking for a way to get the maximum publicity for our sponsor Wella and this important race was going to be televised on the national feed. What made this race possible for us was that the organizers decided to run the race in two heats. This played out perfectly for us because although our T360 was similar to an F2 car in its critical demensions it had the smaller fuel capacity of an F Atlantic. Just enough capacity as it turned out to run the much more powerful and thirsty F2 engine and be able to finish each individual heat. All we had to do was fit the latest FIA mandated crush structures to the sides of the car and of course install the Lucas injected BDG two liter F2 engine.

During the 1975 season our small team of Brian Mann and my brother Tim were based at Maurice Gomm's shop in Woking. Gomm's was a fascinating place to be. Talk about history and expertise. Mo's artisans with their years of Vickers aircraft and racing experience could fashion anything you could imagine out of metal. I remember them creating a Cooper Monaco body from scratch with only some grainy photographs for reference. Mo would circulate among his merry band making cups of tea and offering encouragement. At the time Ron Dennis had just returned from running a team on the continent and was putting together a quietly works supported team of March F2 cars in another section of Mo's shop. The very first thing that Ron did was build a complete set of shelves out of wood for holding all of the disassembled race car parts, and painting everything out in a glistening white. It looked like a hospital in there. In another section of Mo's shop Ron Tauranac was busily creating his first Ralt chassis. Mo's men were building the tub and it was a work of art. Every now and then Ron would come into our bay, tape measure in hand, and ask if we minded if he measured something on our Lola. Upstairs in a small drawing office Len Baily was working on mods for the Ford Escort rally car bodies that Mo's men were crafting in another section of the shop. How cool was that place!

When we told John Dunn of Swindon Engines our plan he enthusiastically threw all of his support behind it. Cosworth was tired of BMW's domination of F2 which had begun at Mallory Park two years earlier and wanted to get back in the fight. They had spent a lot of money developing the 2 litre BDG version of the 1600 Atlantic BDA. The BDG had a special cylinder block which was a completely reworked version of the 1600. The bores had to be completly machined out of the block and new sleeves oven brazed in place. This was a complex and expensive process and a lot of blocks had to be scraped, but it was necessary because F2 Rules required a stock road car engine block. John was a very clever chap and with Cosworth's encouragement did a lot of development work on the overlooked BDG until he was getting a reliable 295 BHP. We all reckoned that this was enough to be competitve with the 300 BHP BMWs and were pretty excited about our prospects. We all decided to call the engine the BDX.

Meanwhile Mo Gomm's men were crafting some side pods that we had "imagineered" and convinced Bob Marston at Lola to get drawn. They looked a bit like the triangular sides of the Brabham BT44. The whole project was very hush-hush and after we did some creative thinking with the fuel and electrical systems we had a running car. And run it did! We took the car down to Goodwood in early Spring for testing and it was a revelation. With nearly 50% more power and bags of smooth fuel injected torque the car was a rocket. The extra power negated the T360's inherent low speed understeer and the linearity of the Lucas injection made it so easy to power out of any turn with exactly the amount of power you wanted. Surprisingly it was a much easier car to drive than the Atlantic. As if by magic the car became transformed from an average F Atlantic chassis into a real F2 contender.
We couldn't wait for Thruxton.


Interesting to find this piece by Ted, I was there that day, and it was a fantastic effort, showing the cream of F2 how to get it done. Ted even signed my programme.

Found this photo of the car with the "triangular sides" Not one of my best, but you can see what he's talking about

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 17:55

Of course while searching for the Wentz picture, I found another couple from the Indylantic race

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 20:58

Of course while searching for the Wentz picture, I found another couple from the Indylantic race
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Confused initially by the double Indylantic Boxer entry (post #728), this is equally baffling - well to me, anyway.

Unless you refer to: http://www.oldracing...php?RaceID=B76G

What on earth was Richard Scott doing in the Eden Sana?

Edited by MCS, 03 July 2010 - 08:10.


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 16:26

Confused initially by the double Indylantic Boxer entry (post #728), this is equally baffling - well to me, anyway.

Unless you refer to: http://www.oldracing...php?RaceID=B76G

What on earth was Richard Scott doing in the Eden Sana?



Dunno, but according to the amended programme in the BARC archives, it was Richard Scott. I think he might have lost his drive in the second Dickson's of Perth Modus.

There were two Boxers for Neve and Rouff at Mallory, 11 May, Knockhill 1 August and Thruxton 8 August. Neve had the F2 chassis, though I can't see much immediate difference between them in those excellent photos

Also, just noticed that the oldracingcars.com page hasn't been updated to reflect latest information on that race, and leaves off the third heat.



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Posted 03 July 2010 - 18:18

Just found the pics of Adrian Russell's Lola - incredible that they should be posted just a couple of days before one of his Aurora/F2 March 782 shows up! I have fond memories of the T460 (and that's what we called it, not 450). See the Aurora thread for more on Adrian, his racing career, and my role as his gopher. One thing about the Lola - Ray Mallock briefly used it in F2 before dumping it as fast as he could. Adrian then converted it to Atlantic spec before putting an F2 Swindon BDX engine back in for 1977. The huge sticker with his name on it was there to cover the words 'Ray Mallock,' which were painted on the cockpit in huge red letters!

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 19:57

Just found the pics of Adrian Russell's Lola - incredible that they should be posted just a couple of days before one of his Aurora/F2 March 782 shows up! I have fond memories of the T460 (and that's what we called it, not 450). See the Aurora thread for more on Adrian, his racing career, and my role as his gopher. One thing about the Lola - Ray Mallock briefly used it in F2 before dumping it as fast as he could. Adrian then converted it to Atlantic spec before putting an F2 Swindon BDX engine back in for 1977. The huge sticker with his name on it was there to cover the words 'Ray Mallock,' which were painted on the cockpit in huge red letters!


Think that the Thruxton race was the debut for the car with Adrian Russell, replacing his old GRD. Was that right?

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Posted 03 July 2010 - 20:50

Think that the Thruxton race was the debut for the car with Adrian Russell, replacing his old GRD. Was that right?

You could be right, I'd have to check an old scrap book for that!

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 21:42

Apologies if this was mentioned earlier in this thread, but somewhere I have a programme from a late 1976 Indylantic race (could be Oulton?) in which there's an apology for the no-show of a special guest from the North American Atlantic series who was supposedly going to show up for a one-off appearance and take on Wentz, Trimmer et al. His name was Gilles Villeneuve! Anyone know anything about that?

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 23:07

Interesting to find this piece by Ted, I was there that day, and it was a fantastic effort, showing the cream of F2 how to get it done. Ted even signed my programme.

Found this photo of the car with the "triangular sides" Not one of my best, but you can see what he's talking about

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Some wonderful pictures TW. I particularly like the paddock ones with all of the period gear, even caught sight of our modest little Wella caravan in one of them too.
Never heard the "Block of Flats" term before, but if fits.
Thanks for the memories; keep 'em coming!
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:00

Apologies if this was mentioned earlier in this thread, but somewhere I have a programme from a late 1976 Indylantic race (could be Oulton?) in which there's an apology for the no-show of a special guest from the North American Atlantic series who was supposedly going to show up for a one-off appearance and take on Wentz, Trimmer et al. His name was Gilles Villeneuve! Anyone know anything about that?


I remember the story, but I was never sure of the factual accuracy! Some thought it was a publicity stunt. The other one doing the rounds at the time suggested that Tom Pryce was going to take part in the final round at Oulton Park - again, of course, it didn't actually happen, sadly.

In retrospect, you have to wonder whether it was simply a last throw of the dice from an increasingly desperate organiser. Indylantic was hardly a success and very effectively brought a halt to Formula Atlantic as a category in the UK for a number of years, as I am sure you well recall.

Welcome to TNF by the way. I've just finished reading your Piers Courage book - it was excellent. Hurry up and write something else.

Edited by MCS, 05 July 2010 - 09:08.


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#840 tinkerwinker

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 14:10

Some wonderful pictures TW. I particularly like the paddock ones with all of the period gear, even caught sight of our modest little Wella caravan in one of them too.
Never heard the "Block of Flats" term before, but if fits.
Thanks for the memories; keep 'em coming!
tw


Hi Ted, glad you enjoyed the pics.

Have found a few more from Thruxton 75

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Ted in the Lola T360, golden rock star hair flowing in the wind.. Why was the colour of the car changed from white to black?.. Ted

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Found this rarity, Bob Muir in the Birrana 273. Not a bad car/driver combo as I remember. Had a really good race as I remember at Mallory one weekend

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Brian Henton Wheatcroft R18 car

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The great Gunnar Nilsson Chevron B29

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Val Musetti March 74B note ice cream sponsorship, I'll have a "99" with flakes

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Derek Cook Chevron B29

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Nick May Lola T360

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John Nicholson Modus M3 Strange to see him not in the Lyncar , but (according to the oracle "ORC") Brise's Modus after Tony became the star of F1 and F5000

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Philip Sharp Lyncar 005

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 14:32

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Val Musetti March 74B note ice cream sponsorship, I'll have a "99" with flakes


Val Musetti is well known for being stunt actor, but wasn't his family in the ice cream business as well?

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#842 tedwentz

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 19:01

Hi Ted, glad you enjoyed the pics.

Have found a few more from Thruxton 75

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Ted in the Lola T360, golden rock star hair flowing in the wind.. Why was the colour of the car changed from white to black?.. Ted


The car in the picture is the development Lola T360 (HU18). The white car (HU7) having been written off by Ray James a couple of weeks prior to the preceding event at Oulton. We had been testing this car for several weeks with a unique experimental suspension (notice the reversed angle to the rear spring/damper) and black bodywork. Lola kindly allowed us to race it before it was finalized, but didn't have a set of white body moldings for it, hence the cobbled up livery.
Great photos!


#843 tedwentz

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 19:07

Val Musetti is well known for being stunt actor, but wasn't his family in the ice cream business as well?


Actually they owned a restaurant in the West End of London (near Piccadilly I believe). I think the decal on the side of the nosecone shows the name of it.
No doubt they had great gelato!


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 13:11

Good pic of the Muir Birrana, I've never seen 1 before. It starred at the June 15 '75 Mallory FAt race, as I recall leading 'til quite late on, when it bust. I think Jim C went onto win. One of the Mallory meets of that era I wasn't at... The car's finest Northern hemisphere hour perhaps? Though Muir went better the next year, putting his B35 onto the front row at Nogaro, with a BDX, up against works Marches, Martinis, etc with full BMWs and Renaults installed. Wonder why he only went well sporadically in those 2 years over here?

Those Atlantics still look great I think, 35+ years on.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 14:35

The car in the picture is the development Lola T360 (HU18). The white car (HU7) having been written off by Ray James a couple of weeks prior to the preceding event at Oulton. We had been testing this car for several weeks with a unique experimental suspension (notice the reversed angle to the rear spring/damper) and black bodywork. Lola kindly allowed us to race it before it was finalized, but didn't have a set of white body moldings for it, hence the cobbled up livery.
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Thanks for the info Ted.
Curious to know how the outward inclined damper worked, was it still fixed to the chassis at the top eye? I worked for Eric at Lola's in the late 80's, and became aware of his habit of continually tinkering with suspension, could not understand it at the time, but have come to understand in later life how complicated the racing tyre is, and can now appreciate some of the things he was trying to do.

#846 tedwentz

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 16:43

Thanks for the info Ted.
Curious to know how the outward inclined damper worked, was it still fixed to the chassis at the top eye? I worked for Eric at Lola's in the late 80's, and became aware of his habit of continually tinkering with suspension, could not understand it at the time, but have come to understand in later life how complicated the racing tyre is, and can now appreciate some of the things he was trying to do.

I wish I could remember how it all worked. Eric called it a decreasing rate suspension, which I believe was to offset an unwanted shift in the roll center.
I'm pretty sure that there was an additional rocker or link that acted on the damper. Bob Marston was heavily involved in the development of it and he may be able to shed some light on the subject. It was a pretty radical concept that resulted in some rather alarming roll angles, but it did seem to work as intended. Eventually it was abandoned in favor of the equally radical upper/lower link ratios on the T460.

#847 Alan Cox

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 22:21

Good to see you back here, Ted.
The majority of photos in my earlier posts have now been deleted, so I will repost them to add to the the many great shots from Tinkerwinker which have been posted recently.
Mallory Park, August Bank Holiday 1975
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The Esses - Ted Wentz, Tony Brise, Gunnar Nilsson and Ray Mallock
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Bobby Muir - Birrana
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Nick May - Lola
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Tony Brise - Modus
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Cyd Williams - Brabham
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Jim Crawford - Chevron leads Nick May
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Tony Brise, Derek Cook, Nilsson and Mallock
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Brise and Mallock
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Brise, Nilsson and Muir

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 22:25

Great shots, Alan. The Hairpin run off could be measured in millimetres back then.......!

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:04

...and a few more from Oulton 4 October 1975

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Winner Gunnar Nilsson - Rapid Movements Chevron B29. At the same meeting, Gunnar sealed the British F3 championship
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John Nicholson - Pinch Plant Modus M3 - before his accident in which, ORC suggests, the car may have been written off.

#850 Phil Rainford

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 09:10

The F3/F Atlantic Meeting that Alan refers to sticks in my memory as probably the best I have ever attended at Oulton :)

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