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#51 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:08

You learn something new every day as they say!! I never knew of his "previous" life; I will have to ask him next time I see him - he did a cracking trade in wedding rings for my Dad!!

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#52 Giraffe

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:03

Gregor, there is a pic of John Lepp with John Hine earlier in this thread; scroll back to page 1.
He would be in his mid 70's now, I suspect.

#53 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:09

If the guy on the left in the picture then definitely a different John Lepp to the one I know - a son maybe?

#54 Mallory Dan

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 10:21

Originally posted by Alan Cox
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John Lepp 1974


That must be 1976 Alan, or possibly 75, the car is a March 75S. Did John share the de la Mare 74S ever, I recall there was a one-off 100 Mile Sportscar race in late 74, but that was Thruxton, not your place, and de la Mare won. I think he drove solo though.

#55 Rob Ryder

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 19:36

Gregor
Somehow my pic of John had disappeared from page 1... I've reloaded it (and the B26 image).
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#56 Sharman

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 20:52

Gregor
Definitely John Lepp ion the left of the trio, I knew him well enough to buy an engagement ring and a wedding rig from him and before that time we had a girlfriend in common.
Giraffe
He is approx my age early 70s
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#57 bradbury west

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 20:55

Perhaps someone should contact the shop
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#58 Simon Arron

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:28

0161 928 6201 for the Altrincham branch...

#59 Phil Rainford

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 18:50

Originally posted by Gregor Marshall
If the guy on the left in the picture then definitely a different John Lepp to the one I know - a son maybe?


Here is John Lepp from a Uniroyal Saloon Car Race at Mallory Park 11th May 1986...

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Gregor you may remember this race as it your father was in the Opel Monza and it featured the infamous Smith/Sands incident at the Esses ( As discussed previously on TNF)

I have posted some more pictures on the Club Racing thread.....

Kind regards

Phil

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#60 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:36

Originally posted by Phil Rainford


Here is John Lepp from a Uniroyal Saloon Car Race at Mallory Park 11th May 1986...

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Gregor you may remember this race as it your father was in the Opel Monza and it featured the infamous Smith/Sands incident at the Esses ( As discussed previously on TNF)

I have posted some more pictures on the Club Racing thread.....

Kind regards

Phil


Phil - how could I forget it?! I have commented on your ohter photos in the Club Racing thread (great pictures BTW). I will have to check with the old Prod Saloon guys, maybe I've got my wires crossed and my memory is rubbish but I'm sure the guy I know as "John Lepp" is a completely different person - I suppose there could be a chance of there being more than one John Lepp in motor racing though.

#61 Milan Fistonic

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 02:32

This photo of John Lepp is from 1974.

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He started out in 1961 driving a Peerless in sprints and hillclimbs. His next car was a Lotus Elite which was also used on the hills and sprints. As has already been noted he started racing in 1963 in a pre-production Elan purchased from Rodney Bloor.

In 1974 he and his brother Jim had six jewellers shops and a wholesale manufacturing company.

#62 Phil Rainford

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 16:10

Just dropped off some jewellery for valuation at Lepps in Altrincham ...... shop looks to be thriving

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#63 drivers71

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:48

A few of my John Lepp photos

Mallory Park 30 April 1972 - Chevron B20:

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Mallory Park 29 May 1972 - Chevron B20:

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Mallory Park 01 April 1973 - Chevron B25:

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Silverstone International Trophy Meeting 13 April 1975 - March 75S demonstration laps:

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#64 Giraffe

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:29

John Lepp at the back of this photo talking to Geoff Lees entrant & mentor Jack Kallay, left of pic & another (unidentified).
I understand John lives in Majorca these days and is somewhat on the reclusive side. I've been trying to put his old pal Jack back in contact with him, but to no avail so far.

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By giraffe138 at 2011-09-28

Photo courtesy of Jack Kallay.