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#1 Gary C

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 20:21

Hi all, today was my first test session of the year in my Formula Ford prior to next weeks' first race at Donington. As usual, there was one or two historic cars that were out, notably Martin Stretton in the Aston Martin DB3S and Barrie Williams in the Aston DBR1. There was also a LOVELY 1968 Alfa GT. I can't post images here, but I have forwarded a few to Barry Boor who will post them sometime tonight - enjoy!!

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#2 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 14:27

Sorry everyone, but Gary's images have gone missing between Shepperton and Llandegfan!

#3 Barry Boor

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 15:30

Just like London buses, you wait for 20 hours, then 2 come along at once!!!

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#4 David McKinney

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 17:30

How about some ID, Gary?
What are Michael Milligan's pit-board, Whizzo Williams and an Australian mechanic (whose name escapes me for the moment) doing with a DBR4 Aton Martin? Did Whizz drive that in addition to the DBR1 you mentioned?

#5 RTH

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 18:37

What lovely photographs, is that a shapecraft Elan ?

#6 Gary C

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 22:36

apologies David, I'm getting my Aston designations mixed up (again!!), Whizzo only drove the DBR4. I had him overtake me on the back straight on one lap and determined to savour the moment so gently feathered my throttle as he went by. It's not every day you get overtaken by one of those!!

#7 Paul Taylor

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 22:44

Originally posted by Gary C
Hi all, today was my first test session of the year in my Formula Ford prior to next weeks' first race at Donington.


Damn, you are so lucky to be doing that kind of stuff...! :|

#8 Doug Nye

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 22:47

...and the harder you work, the luckier you get, right?....

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#9 Gary C

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 22:48

...................yeah, right !!

#10 Paul Taylor

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Posted 03 April 2004 - 23:26

..................what are you implying? Posted Image

#11 Mallory Dan

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 12:23

Great stuff Gary, look forward to meeting you at Donington on Sunday !

#12 Gary C

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 16:29

Cool. Mine will be the car with the TNF stickers on the side.................

#13 Ted Walker

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 08:10

The owner of the Aston also drove it as well as "whizzo". The Tipo 33 was driven by Matt Grist, The "Shapecraft" was driven By Malcom Ricketts. The DB3s was being shaken down by Martin Stretton. Shaun Walker was also there with his "Goldbug" replica. I was there as "gofer" with my pal Matthew Watts who was shaking down a Brabham BT6 and a BT21. A good time was had by all.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 08:54

Great stuff Gary, look forward to meeting you at Donington on Sunday !



I'll be there helping Delta Motorsport with a couple of Deltas, a March 793 and a Volpini FJ - drop by and say hello!

#15 Mallory Dan

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:18

Alan/Cirrus, a couple of FF2000/F4 Deltas I presume ? Whose is the 793 you're with ( so I know where to find you !).

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 14:19

The 793 will be driven by "Mr Delta Motorsport" - Iain Rowley (another name you might recognise from the dim and distant past)

#17 David McKinney

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 16:04

Originally posted by Ted Walker
The owner of the Aston also drove it as well as "whizzo".

Not many people drive as well as Whizzo :lol:

#18 Ted Walker

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 07:36

David, I dont think my pal who was driving the BT6 when "whizzo" spun in front of him would agree with that !!!!!

#19 David Lawson

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 21:17

Actually today at Donington - I only had my point and press digital with me for the Formula Ford race so it's not one of my better photos.

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#20 Gary C

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 22:44

wa-hey!! That's the boy!!

#21 Gary C

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Posted 11 April 2004 - 22:47

please note the TNF sticker just to the right of the race number

#22 David McKinney

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 06:03

You seem to have a good lead there Gary :up:

#23 Gary C

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 06:12

thanks for that David -- if only!!!!!

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 09:58

I stopped by at your car a couple of times in the paddock yesterday, Gary, but you were in hiding. I just wanted to congratulate you and your team on the superb preparation. It really does look the business! Hope you enjoyed the day and will look out for you at another event.

#25 Gary C

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 12:51

thanks for that,Keith. I'm next out at the 'new' historic festival at Silverstone on the weekend of 5th & 6th June.

#26 David Lawson

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 15:34

I liked the "For Ronnie" signwriting on the bodywork.

I was in the start line grandstand and was genuinely impressed with your start, I think you made up 2 or 3 places by Redgate.

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#27 Gary C

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Posted 12 April 2004 - 16:20

I did, David! Thank you!! Trouble was, after that, I didn't pass anyone!!

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 07:02

you appear to be checking the mirror.....is something approaching at light speed??

#29 Mallory Dan

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 11:03

Gary, well done, great race. Sorry I didn't get to see you after, I assume Roger did. Had to go and meet family ! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole meeting, I hope to see you later in the year, Mallory maybe.

#30 David Lawson

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 17:25

I had my old fashioned emulsion photos processed today from the weekend and thought these two would show you off in all your glory!!

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If you hadn't been in such deep conversation I would have spoken to you, but I should be at Silverstone in June.

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#31 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 17:40

DEEPLY impressed by the colour coordination mate... Reminds me of the day DSJ saw my pal Robert Brooks racing a D-Type for the first time, wearing brand new cream Nomex overalls, and he said "My word, you do look absolutely BEAUTIFUL today - are you going to drive as well?".... :p

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#32 Gary C

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 18:04

Thanks indeed for the pics, David, great stuff!
Doug : you haven't seen the colour of my race boots yet, have you ???

#33 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 19:11

Don't tell me - RED?

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#34 Gary C

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 23:25

naw.................yellow, mate!