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#751 D-Type

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 22:19

There was some lovely old machinery at the Bo'ness Revival meeting today...

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Cheers Ian :wave:

Is this Brian Lister's Tojeiro-JAP, the Asteroid?

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#752 David McKinney

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:45

Could be, as the second owner was from Scotland

#753 Stephen W

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:41

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Is this Brian Lister's Tojeiro-JAP, the Asteroid?


Yes it is the Brian Lister "Asteroid". Recently refurbished and also undergone an engine rebuild.

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#754 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:31

Trevor Willis OMS 25 currently leads the British Championship with two events (4 scoring rounds) left and could well break the long-standing monopoly of the title by the Ralt-based Gould chassis' if he maintains current form. Roger Moran won Pilbeam's most recent title in 1997 and I don't think anything other than a Gould has won since!

This is Trevor on his way to maximum points and a new hill record in the first run-off at Prescott on Sept 2nd.

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#755 Giraffe

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 21:01

Spent a wonderfully sunny day at Shelsley Walsh on Saturday....

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What a magical venue! Would have loved to have been there today to see George Tatham (whom I'm told is now in his 80s) take his 7.6 litre McLaren M12C up the hill!!! :smoking:



#756 Stephen W

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:34

What a magical venue! Would have loved to have been there today to see George Tatham (whom I'm told is now in his 80s) take his 7.6 litre McLaren M12C up the hill!!! :smoking:


George is entered for Loton Park (practice currently underway with timed runs tomorrow) in the final British Hillclimb Championship meeting of the year.

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Ron Welsh gets the rear wheel spinning up on his Felday-Daimler at Harewood in the 50th Anniversary Demo

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Peter Westbury (Ferguson P99) rushing towards the finish also at Harewood's 50th



#757 Pete Stowe

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 15:29

From the inaugural Pentille Castle hillclimb, 25 August
Brian Galbraith 1932 MG J2
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& from the Boness Revival

Tom Richardson, Riley Brooklands
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Jamie Gibbon, Morgan 4/4
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Simon Taylor, Chapman Mercury One.
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Mike Mohr, Lagonda Rapier
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Carol & George Cooper’s Coopers, & David Lee’s Tojeiro-JAP
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Also, some pics from the Harewood 50th anniversary here



#758 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 22:24

Congratulations to Trevor Willis for taking a very close-fought British Hillclimb Championship title today at Loton Park . The OMS 25-Supertech is the first non Gould chassis to win the title for many a long year! And congratulations to Steve and Lynn Owen of OMS who I know have a genuine appreciation of the championship's long history. I'm sure they are justly pleased as punch tonight. A great result :wave: :clap:

This is Trevor on his way to maximum points and a new hill record in the first run-off at Prescott on Sept 2nd.

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#759 Stephen W

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:40

Congratulations to Trevor Willis for taking a very close-fought British Hillclimb Championship title today at Loton Park . The OMS 25-Supertech is the first non Gould chassis to win the title for many a long year!


14 years of Gould domination brought to an end. I was chatting to David Gould at Harewood and he doubts that this long run of championships will ever be beaten due to the upsurge of alternative chassis manufacturers.

Trevor really did 'do it in style' as by taking the first of the two rounds at Loton he stopped Scott Moran's challenge in its tracks. Also mention should be made of Lynn Owen who scored points in the second run-off and Will Hall who won the second run off - his first ever BHC victory.

There were also some great historic racing cars present: two McLaren Can-Ams; a McLaren F5000; March 792; FF2000 Reynard; March 772P; March 708; and the Ralt-Hart in which Rodney Eyles won the Sprint Championship.

Despite the howling wind and occasional showers we managed to muster two class records!

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#760 RS2000

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:06

The same day is now Nostalgia?

#761 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:58

The same day is now Nostalgia?

History being made. :smoking:

#762 Alan Cox

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 19:19

Barbon 1969
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Jim Parker - Porsche 904
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Long-time king of the hills in a Mini, Nicky Porter - Cooper S
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Gerry Tyack's Ginetta G16
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Roy Lane leaves the startline in the Tech-Craft

#763 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 23:26

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Martin Bolsover's title winning MP43 going downhill at Prescott in 1985.... must have spun!
Prescott itself looking a little more rural than it does now

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 19:23

Rest and be Thankful, June 1964

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Lord Doune and his Maserati special

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Agnes Mickel in a Cooper



#765 Alan Cox

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 22:12

Lord Doune and his Maserati special

Lovely photos, kento. In fact, the ex-Whitney Straight '3011' after its rebuild by Ray Fielding

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 16:06

Alan, you got that right (so I found, after surfing the net) here is another. Quality of photo is not too great. Taken with and old camera, 35mm slides, stored in a basement for 40 years and then scanned.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 16:47

from the Boness Revival

Jamie Gibbon, Morgan 4/4
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With Roy Allingham of autocross fame stoking the boiler of the train engine

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:38

Here are a few pictures from the paddock/start line of Mount Equinox 2002

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#769 Stephen W

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:50

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September 1987 - Reg Broome (Cooper T65) at Sawbench, Wiscombe Park

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 21:04

Mount Equinox part II. I found a few more paddock pictures

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#771 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 17:28

VSCC Prescott 1989
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Mark Walker rounds Pardon with the Caesar Special
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Roy Salvadori said "Give me Goodwood on a summer's day and you can keep the rest of the world" - Well, in my opinion Vintage Prescott runs it very close
Alex Boswell winds up the Béquet Delage on a typically sunny August day

#772 Stephen W

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:56

VSCC Prescott 1989
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Mark Walker rounds Pardon with the Caesar Special


A period shot?
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One of the batch of photos/negs that I bought off EBAY.



#773 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:04

A period shot?

Looks like it, Steve, judging from the attire of the folk in shot, and the car in the background. 1940s/50s maybe?

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:52

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Long-time king of the hills in a Mini, Nicky Porter - Cooper S


Nicky should be attending the Shelsley 'Classic Nostalgia' meeting at the end of July. Whizzo also tells me he'll be there as does a certain Jeff Goodliff ! Stirling Moss is booked as special guest.

Me in the Wolseley at last year's Nostalgia...

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Ex Broadspeed driver John Terry on a day off from sailing....

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#775 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 13:30

That sounds like like a very promising meeting, Pete.

#776 Morris S

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 16:05

Yes, such a shame it clashes with the Silverstone Classic though. :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 19:15

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September 1987 - Reg Broome (Cooper T65) at Sawbench, Wiscombe Park


Some more from Wiscombe Park Esses 2 marshals post that I took on Saturday :-

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Reg Broome (Cooper T65)

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Roger Coote (Ginetta G4)

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Cliff Conibear (Lotus 23B) though that is not what the number plate suggests.

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Reigning and first repeat Bridge Tyres Wiscombe Champion Craig Moore (Ford Cortina 1600 GT) going for a threepeat.

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Living up to the nick name of his illustrious name sake James Hunt's BMW 2002 Touring show's battle scars won in an uneven contest with the tree prior to the entry at The Gate.

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Robert Wadsworth (Lancia 037 Stradale).

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Finally my nomination for Car of the Day, Fyrth Crosse's Ensign LNF3.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:17

Vintage Hillclimb Lakelands 1969 - 1925 Darracq special, Gavin Sala

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:46

1969 Vintage Hillclimb Lakelands - Alfa Romeo 1750, J Lawson.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:54

Another shot from Lakelands 1969. SS Jag with 30/98 Vauxhall in the background.

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#781 Alan Cox

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 14:37

A photo which I have just reclaimed from the 'rejects' box, and one which I have not looked at for 30-odd years; the ex-Alan Rollinson Surtees TS8-07 when owned and driven by Alan Richards at Loton Park in 1977
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#782 Stephen W

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:10

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1989 Doune John Whyte (Sunbeam Stiletto) at Junction

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Doune late 90s - The Jedi-Imp in the Esses with Mark Hutchinson at the wheel.

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1999 Doune - Paul Nutter (Escort) goes over the top of East Brae

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:03

The Shelsley Walsh "Best of British" meeting held on the 1st & 2nd of this month featured a special class for Chevron Cars....

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Vin Malkie in Brian Classic's B2 on it's first run after it's recent restoration.

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The B19 of Richard & Amanda George.

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The B1 driven by James Malkie.

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Keith Harris in his B24.

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Peter Cox in his 5 litre B42.

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& Helen Malkie in her B16.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:58

I liked Gillian Goldsmith's Cooper Daimler...

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:24

The Shelsley Walsh "Best of British" meeting held on the 1st & 2nd of this month featured a special class for Chevron Cars....

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The B19 of Richard & Amanda George.


I thought he'd sold that. Evidently not.

#786 Alan Cox

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:44

I liked Gillian Goldsmith's Cooper Daimler...

Presumably the ex-Martin Brain/Clive Oakley car?

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 13:56

I suspect the Keith Harris car's a B25 or B27 Tony, not a B24.

#788 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 14:14

It's listed as a B25 in the results:

http://www.resultsma...mp;CompID=85401

#789 Stephen W

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:01

I liked Gillian Goldsmith's Cooper Daimler...
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Presumably the ex-Martin Brain/Clive Oakley car?


Correct Alan although I understand it spent some time in Bernie Ecclestone's collection after Geoff Whtye owned it.

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Geoff Whyte at Harewood 1974

#790 Giraffe

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:25

I suspect the Keith Harris car's a B25 or B27 Tony, not a B24.



It's listed as a B25 in the results:

http://www.resultsma...mp;CompID=85401



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B25 it is! In my defence, both the programme listing & photo caption therein had it as a B24. :blush:

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 23:51

Made my first trip to Gurston Down on Sunday here are some of the cars that took part that TNFers might find of interest :-

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Bob Mortimer 911 Carrera.

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Bloody Mary was let out of the NMM for the day and given a demo run :up:

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One of several interesting MG powered machines a Lester MG driven by Stewart Penfound.

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TNF contributor Simon Hadfield in a Lotus 22.

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#69 was listed as Adrian Lewis driving a Westfield Megabusa in the prog, looks more like Catchpole's St Bruno Roughcutter to me. PS did Maurice Phillipe really have a hand in the design and did the designer also race Clubman's cars ? I suspect someone may have been pulling my leg.

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Alistair Dent, any relation to Twin Windows ?, gives his Hornet some welly coming out of Ashes.

Sorry to have missed John (Joe) Bull from Malta, had a great time and thoroughly recommend a visit to Gurston if you have not been before, more pics of the antics the more modern stuff got up to here.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:27

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#69 was listed as Adrian Lewis driving a Westfield Megabusa in the prog, looks more like Catchpole's St Bruno Roughcutter to me. PS did Maurice Phillipe really have a hand in the design and did the designer also race Clubman's cars ? I suspect someone may have been pulling my leg.

No idea about any Phillippe input into Roughcutter, but Maurice started racing in 1955 in the MPS (Maurice Phillippe Special), an 1172 Formula car he designed and built himself, featuring a stressed-skin monocoque chassis. Later (1963-64) he raced a Lotus 7 with some success.

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#793 Stephen W

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:16

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A Westfield Megabusa dives into The Esses at Doune on a damp Saturday

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Simon Fidoe (Empire-Suzuki) goes grass-cutting at the top of East Brae at Doune

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John Albiston in his ex-Willment Racing Lotus 23 in the queue for the start at Doune

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:05

No idea about any Phillippe input into Roughcutter, but Maurice started racing in 1955 in the MPS (Maurice Phillippe Special), an 1172 Formula car he designed and built himself, featuring a stressed-skin monocoque chassis. Later (1963-64) he raced a Lotus 7 with some success.


Thanks Tim, would the Lotus 7 have qualified for Clubman racing ?

Or put another way when did Clubman racing get going ?

#795 Stephen W

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 12:25

Thanks Tim, would the Lotus 7 have qualified for Clubman racing ?

Or put another way when did Clubman racing get going ?


I think Clubmans started in 1965 however prior to that there were the 750 and 1172 Formulas within the 750MC meetings.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:34

The Lotus 7 qualified for both the 1172 formula and later clubmen's

#797 Tim Murray

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:46

My understanding is that the Clubmans formula was originally created to give a home to front-engined open sports cars which were becoming less competitive in mainstream sportscar racing, as well as to encourage the special builder to have a go. Hence the rules were effectively designed around the Lotus 7.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 20:08

PS did Maurice Phillipe really have a hand in the design and did the designer also race Clubman's cars ? I suspect someone may have been pulling my leg.

Here's an article by Ian Phillips reproduced from Autosport in 1973 which provides the background to how Clubmans racing started:

http://www.clubmans....article_04.html

The article says that, according to Barry Foley, both Maurice Phillippe and John Baldwin had some input into the design of the St Bruno Roughcutter, but it would appear that some of Foley's claims should be taken with a pinch of salt:

The car was designed from scratch during 1972 by Barry in collaboration with a number of top line designers. Maurice Phillippe and John Baldwin in America were both involved in the initial concept. Phillippe in fact was originally going to design the whole car but did not have the time (Phillippe in fact used to race a Lotus 7 in Clubmans). Barry lists a number of other big names as his helpers although apparently some of them did not know it!


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:45

Thanks Stephen, David and Tim :up:



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:44

Made my first trip to Gurston Down on Sunday here are some of the cars that took part that TNFers might find of interest :-

more pics of the antics the more modern stuff got up to here.


I sent the link to Mike Rudge. A good shot of how tiny the steering wheel has to be for him to fit into the car (well, he doesn't really). He insists it's easy to control once the car is moving but I have problems steering it when pushing it (and no way can I fit in it...). Re your comment on 9th btd, it's a 300bhp Duratec so has a bit on a lot of the single seaters and better handling than V8 Locaterfields.