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#251 Giraffe

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:43

phot from the Castrol Achievements book , they all used Castrol


As I said in my caption Edward. However, Phil tells me that the Lola had no Castrol in it in the photo as it had no engine and was on it's way from Salzburg to Innsbruck (where it had been running a big engine in Group 7) when Phil was asked to bring the car back to the UK for the photoshoot. Immediately after the pic was taken, Phil loaded the car up and returned with it to Austria, the whole diversion having been funded by Castrol!

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#252 Giraffe

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 18:10

Phil Bradford pictured discussing tactics with Sid at Mugello in 1969 whilst their lead driver Nino Vaccarella waits to climb aboard SL76 / 138, & Phil pictured at his home in Mid-Wales on Tuesday.

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#253 Giraffe

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 18:32

Sid reunited with two of his drivers at Silverstone for the F1 qualifying today

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Reine Wisell

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& Howden Ganley.

#254 Giraffe

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 20:52

I couldn't resist posting this photo as it exemplifies why eminent TNFer Jerry Entin retains the luxuriant coiffurage that he enjoys today....

The line-up from Riverside F5000 in 1973 where Jody finished runner-up to Brian Redman is, as annotated on the reverse of this pic from the collection of Ron Bennett (presumably by Ron himself).......

Sid (Taylor), Jerry (Entin), "God" (Ron), Jody (Scheckter), & Kerry (Agapiou).

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#255 Giraffe

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 18:14

Sid & pals at the BRDC Midlands region luncheon at Nuthurst Grange, Hockley Heath last Sunday.

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#256 RonPohl

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 21:34

What a great thread. Many thanks to the TNF ers who have posted these great stories and pictures.

#257 Giraffe

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 06:35

Sid & Anglia / Escort & Gp5 Sportscar ace Lawrie Hickman at Sid's restaurant in Birmingham last night.

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Sid sponsored Lawrie in the Steering Wheel Club (West Brom) Superspeed Anglia during the 1968 season, an arrangement brokered by none other than "The Lurker" Harry Marks!

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 19:07

Sid with Teddy Yip Jnr. at Silverstone today

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#259 Giraffe

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:46

Sidney celebrates his 80th birthday today! I'm sure many of the the followers of this thread on TNF will join me in wishing him a very happy birthday, and many more of them! :up: :wave:

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#260 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:13

Happy Birthday Sid.

#261 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 16:48

Absolutely, Tony. Happy Birthday Sid!

Is he doing anything nice to mark the occasion?

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 20:43

Happy Birthday Sid and many happy returns.

#263 Giraffe

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:50

Absolutely, Tony. Happy Birthday Sid!

Is he doing anything nice to mark the occasion?


Sid & Mary Taylor celebrated the occasion at their restaurant "Milanos" in Birmingham last evening with close friends. They are pictured here with a splendid model of Sid's 1968 Tourist Trophy winning Lola T70 MkIII that I was able to present to Sid, thanks to the fabulous model making skills of TNFer "RS250", Ian Shelbourne. :up:

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NB Ian didn't bake the cake! :cool:

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#264 Slurp1955

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:30

Superb Tony, and Happy Birthday to Sid :up: :)

#265 Cappo

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 19:45

Fantastic - happy birthday and sláinte from Dublin :clap:

#266 Giraffe

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 21:28

Sid with Status GP team GP3 & LMP2 driver, Alexander Sims at the Silverstone 6 hours today. Status is Teddy Yip Jnr's team.

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#267 Giraffe

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 21:16

Macao 1993, and the Irish contingent plus a few friends are caught relaxing infront of the telly by photographer, Maurice Bruton...... :smoking:

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#268 Giraffe

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 19:27

Sid & Mary Taylor were joined in Pattaya, over the New Year Holiday by his old driver, Reine Wisell and his fiance who also winter in Thailand.

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Pictured behind Mary & Sid are daughter Tracie, & Reine & his fiance.

#269 Jerry Entin

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:40

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Sid Taylor and Greeta Hulme
Sid Taylor came to New Zealand to honor his driver Denis Hulme at the recent Denny Hulme event. It was a joy for Sid to be with Denis's wife Greeta and his daughter Adele and his sister Anita.


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#270 Giraffe

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:05

Sid with his old friend Kenny Smith at Hampton Downs, NZ.....

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...& being interviewed by NZTV....

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With Sir Colin Giltrap at his Hampton Downs suite in the Ganley block....

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...& with Sir Colin's protege, Mitch Evans whom Sid spent a couple of hours chatting with.  We have two full BRDC members here, one of them eighteen years of age, and the other eighty!
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Sid with Mitch's dad, NZ land speed record holder, Owen Evans.....

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...With Chris Amon, and another up & coming Kiwi racer, Richie Stanaway....

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...& with Charlie O'Brien....

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#271 Giraffe

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:00

Phil Kerr and Sid....

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Sid is reunited with Greeta Hulme while Eoin Young, Anita Hulme and Chris Amon look on.....


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Sid with Chris Amon's mechanic on the Maserati 250F, Bruce Wilson....

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#272 Giraffe

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:43

Sid celebrates his 81st birthday today........

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pictured at the BRDC luncheon in Hamilton, NZ last January. L to R, Phil Kerr, Howden Ganley, Sidney & Chris Amon.

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:43

Thanks for the reminder Tony!
Please pass on our congratulations and very best wishes to Sidney.


#274 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 22:48

Happy Birthday Sid

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 09:04

Happy Birthday Sid



Happy birthday Sid, see you soon,

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#276 Giraffe

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 22:26

Sid at his "18th BirthdayParty"........

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Guests included Jack Kallay of "hi-line car stripes" fame & prime sponsor of Geoff Lees.......

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Mr & Mrs Tim Parnell.......

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& Beverly Clark, (partner of Teddy Yip & mother of Teddy Jnr., patron of Status GP3 & LMP2) & John Hynes (Group Waterworks etc.)

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John told me that when Alan Henry of Autosport asked David Kennedy exactly what Group Waterworks was, he told him that it was "a group of Irishmen p---ing into a bucket"..... :)


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:45

Great picture Tony hope you had a good time .

#278 Giraffe

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:37

I took Sid down to the McLaren 50th celebration at Goodwood last Thursday.......

 

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Sid with Patty McLaren - Brickett (daughter Amanda in background)
 
 
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...& with Bruce's sister, Jan in background
 
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Sid with Alaistair Caldwell
 
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& with Dick Bennetts
 
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Sid being interviewed at the cricket match by Alain de Cadenet & filmed by Pete Windsor for his next edition of "The Flying Lap".


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Posted 16 February 2014 - 19:04

Sid at the BRDC Midlands Region luncheon at Nuthurst Grange, Hockley Heath today......

 

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Sid, Barrie "Whizzo" Williams, Peter Cates, Chris Ashmore & Tim Parnell

 

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Sid & Tim are joined by Matt Neil



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 13:02

Any updates on the forthcoming biography which I have read about somewhere?



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 17:26

50 Shades of Sid should be available later this year, lawyers permitting......... :smoking:



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 14:45

Hello, my name is Andrew Komosa, and my GT40 is coming to the end of its 6 years reconstruction.  I have used a number of original parts from GT40s, including the bodywork off GT40 P/1001, the ex Sid Taylor car.  I would like to contact Mr Taylor in order to both show him the finished result later this year and also to ask him what the exact shades of white and green were on the said GT40.  Presumably the green has got something to do with the Shamrock connection.  I would be very grateful if someone on the forum could put me intouch with Mr Taylor, or give him my mobile number which is 07759751320.  I am the retired Chairman of the GT40 enthusiasts Club and live in Surrey, Uk.   Thank you in advance. ... Andrew.



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Posted 23 March 2014 - 14:49

Hi, was wanting to add a couple of photos of the bodywork and the GT40  but cannot work out how to upload, any suggestions. regards Andrew.



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Posted 25 March 2014 - 00:45

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Here is Denis in the GT 40

 

 

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 10:23

Sid reunited with two of his drivers at Silverstone for the F1 qualifying today

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Reine Wisell

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& Howden Ganley.

had the chance to meet Sid when he came down under for a visit got to have a chat with both these gentlemen and got some models signed Denny's lola by Sid and Howden signed his Matra and thanks for clearing up the Gethin Mclaren M10's Church for 69 and Sid for 70 and both cars are in New Zealand just waiting for the 69 car to be finished

was told they were working on a book about Sid's racing



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 23:15

50 Shades of Sid should be available later this year, lawyers permitting......... :smoking:

 

So, more than 3 months later, I assume the ST book is now at the final proof stage or possibly with the printers?

Anything more definite on when in 2014 the launch date will be?



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 00:36

Happy Birthday :up:  Sid!



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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:33

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 18:58

So, more than 3 months later, I assume the ST book is now at the final proof stage or possibly with the printers?

Anything more definite on when in 2014 the launch date will be?

Ah Charles, not heard from you in some time........

 

Additional tales have been submitted recently that require interfacing (Sid's recollections are understandably somewhat vague......) plus the inevitable issues with the lawyers and a family member who has asked to be omitted from the story......   Life is never dull with Sidney, but we should have the book this year, bejesus.

 

If you pm me, I'll make sure you get a signed copy, Charles. :smoking:


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#290 Giraffe

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 19:02

Happy Birthday :up:  Sid!

Sid's birthday is August 15th, David.



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:38

Sidney was out and about at Silverstone over the weekend....

 

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.....with F5000 pilot & also Bernie's pilot, Clive Santo

 

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Recently married and now back from a long sojourn in Japan, Geoff Lees

 

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"Let me guess, is it Emerson?"

 

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Previously a racing driver,& now a trawler skipper, Clive Baker

 

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Racers past and present......Tim Parnell and GP2 Feature race winner at Silverstone, Mitch Evans from New Zealand.