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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 August 2002 - 14:12

OK internet experts - you have pointed me brilliantly in the right direction before - now forgive me if I ask where does one find potted biogs of drivers who have featured internationally, but not in Formula 1 nor GP racing - as at representative sports car level???

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#2 Don Capps

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Posted 16 August 2002 - 14:23

Google is perhaps a good tool to attempt to find these scarce commodities lurking about on the web. Otherwise, they basically barely exist and tend to be cryptic even when you do find them. Any names in particular?

#3 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 August 2002 - 14:27

Don - thanks - well, just one f'rinstance would be Geoff Brabham - another Manuel Reuter - John Nielsen - Tom Kristensen...those kind of perfectly well wired-up pros who never 'made it' into Formula 1, or preferred to earn a living (and actually win something) outside of it. The reason is that I have only just become aware of how restricted so many of these 'encyclopaedic' sites are, if a name doesn't appear on an F1 grid in a World Championship-qualifying race from 1950 they seem never to have existed... Come in Berardo Taraschi, all is forgiven...

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#4 ensign14

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Posted 16 August 2002 - 14:53

The Le Mans 24 Hour yearbook gives basic details of all drivers attempting to make the field - a complete run from 1986 say would give details of most of Nielsen's career, for instance.

www.lemans.org may also be of assistance.

#5 Don Capps

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Posted 16 August 2002 - 15:14

Doug,

If it can wait until Monday or so, I have 'potted' bios of several that might fit your criteria:

Bob Garretson
Peter Gregg
Hurley Haywood
Al Holbert
Ken Miles
Lloyd Ruby

This is an area which needs much more attention and where the F1-only maniacs have perhaps done their greatest harm -- there gazillions of sites devoted to F1, each cribbing from the same few sources & repeating the same errors unaware that there is addenda covering these, while many other equally worthy topics get scant attention.

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#6 Darren Galpin

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Posted 16 August 2002 - 15:21

http://www.silhouet....ople/index.html
Perhaps this might be of help - a tad sparse though......


Brabham, Geoff (AUS)
b 20/3/1952 (Sydney)

Son of Sir Jack.

1979 - SCCA Super Vee Champion
1981 - Can-Am: Champion
1988 - IMSA GT Champion
1989 - IMSA GT Champion. Won Sebring 12 Hrs.
1990 - IMSA GT Champion
1991 - IMSA GT Champion. Won Sebring 12 Hrs.
1993 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs (Peugeot 905B) with C.Bouchut & E.Helary



Reuter, Manuel (D)
b 6/12/1961 (Mainz)
1989 - Won Le Mans 24 Hrs,
2000 - DTM (Opel Phoenix Opel Astra V8 Coupe): 2nd, 162 pts
2001 - DTM (Team Phoenix Opel Astra): 9th, 35 pts



Nielsen, John (DK)
b 7/2/1956 (Varde)

1982 - German F3 (VW Motorsport Ralt RT3 Volkswagen-82), Champion
1983 - European F3 (Ralt-VW): 2nd, 62 pts, 4 wins (Magny-Cours, Monza, Zandvoort, Knutsdorp)
1984 - European F3: 2 wins (Zolder, Nogaro). Won Macau F3 GP.
1985 - F3000: 4th, 1 win (Estoril). Won CuraƧao GP (Ralt RB20-Cosworth)
1986 - F3000: 6th
1987 - World Sportscar Championship (Jaguar XJR-8): 17th, 32 pts, 1 win (Brands Hatch) with R.Boesel.
1988 - World Sportscar Championship (Jaguar XJR-9): 11th, 97 pts, 1 win (Brands Hatch), with M.Brundle & A.Wallace. Won Daytona 24 Hrs (Jaguar XJR-9) with M.Brundle, R.Boesel & J.Lammers.
1990 - World Sportscar Championship (Jaguar XJR-12): Won Le Mans 24 Hrs with M.Brundle & P.Cobb.
1995 - Won Karcher Global Endurance GT Series and European GT Series in a McLaren F1 GTR with Thomas Bscher.
2000 - Danish Touring Car Challenge (Nissan Primera): 2nd, 122 pts
2001 - FIA Sportscar Championship (RN Motorsport Dome-Judd S101): 2nd, 88 pts, with H.Katoh.



Kristensen, Tom (DK)
b 7/7/1967

1991 - German F3 (Volkswagen Motorsport Ralt RT35-VW): Champion
1993 - Japanese F3 (TOM's Toyota 033F): Champion
2000 - British Touring Cars (Honda Accord): 7th, 143 pts
2001 - ALMS (Audi R8): 4th, 161 pts

#7 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 August 2002 - 16:41

Don, Darren, Ensign - thanks so much...I thought I might have encounterd a yawning gap in cyberinformation, and it appears that I have...

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#8 Bladrian

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Posted 16 August 2002 - 18:05

:cool:

Not entirely what you're looking for, Doug - but a wealth of information all the same .....

http://www.wspr-racing.com/

#9 FEV

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Posted 31 August 2002 - 04:28

I don't know if you are still looking for some of these information Doug, but using Martin Krejci's "sportscar race history form" will give you quite a complete overview of the sportscar racing career of any driver you can name : http://wsrp.host.sk/ . A search for good ole Bernardo Taraschi for instance gave 30 answers, while one for Geoff Brabham brought up some 150+ races. Hope this helps.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 13:46

Hi all! Perhaps anyone knows something about Bob Garretson? He won the Daytona 24 hours 1981 and the Sebring 12 Hours 1978. But what is he doing now? How can I reach him? Perhaps has anyone an idea how to contact him? I want to send him a letter. Every help is very much appreciated. Thank you. Regards from Vienna - Alfred

#11 Red Socks

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 13:59

Bob is alive and well and living in California, normally shows up at Monterey.

#12 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 14:20

He is automotive consultant up in Sonora, CA. You may contact him on the 356 registry BobGarretson@356registry.org

#13 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 15:48

I dont know what a potted biography is , unless it is a list like Darren Galpins , but I can help you out with the "life" historys on some of the Danes, and I do have Time and two seats etc.

#14 alfredaustria

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 19:33

Originally posted by Arjan de Roos
He is automotive consultant up in Sonora, CA. You may contact him on the 356 registry BobGarretson@356registry.org


Thank you very much!! I have already sent him an email. And hope he will get it. And not the spam-filter. hehe

#15 Lola5000

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:37

Originally posted by Doug Nye
Don - thanks - well, just one f'rinstance would be Geoff Brabham - another Manuel Reuter - John Nielsen - Tom Kristensen...those kind of perfectly well wired-up pros who never 'made it' into Formula 1, or preferred to earn a living (and actually win something) outside of it. The reason is that I have only just become aware of how restricted so many of these 'encyclopaedic' sites are, if a name doesn't appear on an F1 grid in a World Championship-qualifying race from 1950 they seem never to have existed... Come in Berardo Taraschi, all is forgiven...

DCN

for race results from 1950 to 1998 rty for a light read.
"Time and Two Seats" by Janos L. Wimpffen about 2,250 pages.
Five decades of long distance racing.

#16 Lola5000

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:41

Originally posted by alfredaustria
Hi all! Perhaps anyone knows something about Bob Garretson? He won the Daytona 24 hours 1981 and the Sebring 12 Hours 1978. But what is he doing now? How can I reach him? Perhaps has anyone an idea how to contact him? I want to send him a letter. Every help is very much appreciated. Thank you. Regards from Vienna - Alfred

I met hime about 3 months ago in Melbourne Australia at a lunch,nice man.
Was surprised anyone at the lunch knew of him.
will try and find out how to contact him.

#17 D-Type

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:41

Originally posted by FEV
I don't know if you are still looking for some of these information Doug, but using Martin Krejci's "sportscar race history form" will give you quite a complete overview of the sportscar racing career of any driver you can name : http://wsrp.host.sk/ . A search for good ole Bernardo Taraschi for instance gave 30 answers, while one for Geoff Brabham brought up some 150+ races. Hope this helps.

The address for Martin Krejkci's really comprehensive site is now http://wsrp.ic.cz/