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#51 MCS

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 17:06

Originally posted by rdrcr
...Mark,

You may not be aware of what goes on in England behind the scenes as far as getting the dates locked down. As I understand it, it takes substantially longer for the UK and European venues to fix their dates for each new season. Exacerbating things this year for the UK, is the ramification of the Goodwood FoS date change. Since that has now been sorted, the rest of the dates can be secured... This is why you see more US dates than UK and European dates. Chevron Racing Ltd. is working to get at least a couple more special races at other tracks and perhaps at S.W.


This is excellent news, Richard. Very much look forward to seeing more details :up:

I was simply disappointed with just the one UK date you mentioned...!

Mark

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#52 rdrcr

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 21:54

As a quick update...

For the Monterey Historics only the Group will be restricted to 2-liter sports racing cars only. Then, only those sports racing cars with correct, period engines will be allowed - no 2.3 YBM filled B19's for example.

We have collected 15 confirmed entries for the Monterey race with another 15 that have been contacted and are considering their entry. In addition, we have another 6 or or so, that we are in the process of contacting - so again, if you have a Chevron sports racer from the B6 through the B36 submit your entry soon!

It looks like we'll have at least 7 beautiful B16's there... and the last Targa Florio winner - The Apache Chevron B36 as well!

Remember, this criteria is for the Monterey Historics only. Other events on the Chevron 40th Anniversary Tour will have the open-wheel cars as well.

Thanks for your attention.

:cool:

BTW, I have seen Brian Classick's name spelled as "Classick" and "Classic". I think it's the former isn't it?

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#53 David McKinney

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 22:14

Originally posted by rdrcr
BTW, I have seen Brian Classick's name spelled as "Classick" and "Classic". I think it's the former isn't it?

It used to be Classick, but now it's Classic
Whether he merely adopted the latter spelling or actually went through the deed poll process, I don't know.

#54 Stephen W

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 11:06

Does anyone out there know the chassis number of the Chevron-BMW B8 that Mike & Iris Richardson sprinted in 1973?

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#55 ian senior

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 14:02

I'm bringing this back to the top as I am led to believe Teddy Pilette may be interested!

#56 rdrcr

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 22:40

FYI ~

The 40th Anniversary Tour information is now available on the Chevron Racing Ltd. website:

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Regarding the Oulton Park Gold Cup:

On Sunday 28 August, a reunion of Chevron drivers, team members and employees will be held during two day historic race meeting. Monday 29 August, the famous Gold Cup will be awarded to the winner of a race dedicated to Chevron. Both sport cars and single-seaters will take part. Displays and a parade will also celebrate Chevron at the circuit that has always been the spiritual home of the marque.

In other news: events planned for the summer months include a Chevron sports car race at the Monterey Historic Race meeting in Laguna Seca, California. For this event, the grid will be restricted to the 2-litre sports racing cars. Currently, seven B16s are expected to race in a field of at least 20 Chevron cars.

Another European date is in the works:
September 24-25
Spa Francorchamps Chevron class in the World Sportscar Masters Race (to be confirmed)

In addition!

Copies of the long awaited reprint of David Gordon's book ‘Chevron – the Derek Bennett story’ is now available on the website. Order yours today!

#57 Rosemayer

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 18:04

Here is a B8 BMW powered I helped work on at a Vintage race at Blackhawk Farms in Illinois.


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#58 Rob Ryder

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 10:51

I've just ordered my tickets for the August 'HSCC Gold Cup Chevron Anniversary Meeting' at Oulton Park and was surprised at the car/driver in the publicity photo on the webpage...

Brian Redman in a B24?
John Lepp in B19?
Peter Gethin in a B37?

Check it out

No.. our very own TNFer Gary C, and not even in a Chevron :eek: :lol: :eek:
They definitely know how to get more people through the gates ;)
Rob

#59 Mallory Dan

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 11:53

How about Keke in a B40, Daly in a B42, or Mather in a B35 ...

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#60 Rob Ryder

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 12:56

And of course Teddy Pilette in the B28....;)
Maybe we should compile our own list and send out invitations for a Gold Cup Parade?

#61 Maldwyn

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 15:55

Riccardo in a B34, B35, B40, B42, B48 :smoking:

#62 MCS

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 20:47

I always wondered how Jim Crawford would have fared in a B24 or B28...

A number of his contemporaries - Tony Brise, Alan Jones, Dave Morgan quickly spring to mind - had occasional F5000 drives and didn't do too badly I recall.

Oh well, just musing on what might have been...

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#63 rdrcr

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 04:08

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For those Chevron enthusiasts wondering how many cars would be at the Monterey Historics, we have an answer...

31 paid entries


It's going to be a really fun show...

:smoking:


Edit:

Of course, we'll have to see how many get accepted...

To the positive, there were another 4, late-entries.

#64 bluetoes591

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 06:27

Wow, 31 Chevron Sports Racers. Unfortunately, I really don't think I can make it all the way down there, which is a pity as there are few things automotive that I would like to see more. At least I've got my 40th Anniversary shirt already. :)

#65 Mallory Dan

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 13:23

Anyone know how many Chevrons we may get to see at Oulton in August, and which drivers are likely to be there ?

#66 Giraffe

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:40

I don't know if anyone noticed but Autosport last week announced that Roger Andreason and Tim Coleman have re-acquired the majority equity in Chevron Cars Ltd. from Chris Smith. There had been a rumour doing the rounds for some while now that Chris has been unwell and this was backed up by him dropping several undergoing projects in recent months. Whilst Chris's policy was to agree to disagree with Vin & Helen Malkie's Chevron Racing and exist (semi) amicably side by side, I wonder what line Roger and Tim will now take?

Edited by Giraffe, 03 August 2011 - 07:41.


#67 chriss

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:28

I don't know if anyone noticed but Autosport last week announced that Roger Andreason and Tim Coleman have re-acquired the majority equity in Chevron Cars Ltd. from Chris Smith. There had been a rumour doing the rounds for some while now that Chris has been unwell and this was backed up by him dropping several undergoing projects in recent months. Whilst Chris's policy was to agree to disagree with Vin & Helen Malkie's Chevron Racing and exist (semi) amicably side by side, I wonder what line Roger and Tim will now take?



Tis true..Roger and Tim are back...health OK though within reason...I wish them both happy Chevroning

#68 Giraffe

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:45

TNFer Jagracer / Phil Bradford sent me this pic last night, and it is unusual in that it features Derek Bennett whom I never see that many photos of.

From left to right, Peter Crossley, Martin Blackie, Derek, Ian Skailes, Phil and Brian Redman.

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By giraffe138 at 2012-04-04

Photo courtesy of Ian Skailes and upgraded by Barrie Smith.

Edited by Giraffe, 04 April 2012 - 07:56.