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#1 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 11:40

I just thought about how much I enjoy threads like Bob Anderson , Jack Lewis or J.P.Beltoise...
But where do I ask about , Brian Gubby, Ian Raby ,Bernard Collomb or other minor F1 racers/entrants. So I thought .....like the Idea?

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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 11:58

OTTOMH Brian Gubby was a car dealer from Camberley in Surrey. Doug's neck of the woods ....;)

#3 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:43

Yes , an appearently still is. He raced at least from 60-67,among others FJ and had also a Lotus 24 Climax V8 ,blue with 2 white bands around the nose. Bjørn

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:59

Gubby had an exUDT Lotus 24 chassis 943.In 1964 the entry was withdrawn for the IGP and at Enna he had a practice chrash and nonstarted. In 1965 he nonq. in GBGP and withdrew the entry in Enna. Bjørn

#5 David Beard

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 13:42

Did you miss this thread , Bjørn ? (Lots of Gubby photos)

http://forums.autosp...ght=brian gubby

#6 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 14:24

Where do I find old threads?? Very good ,i am much to the 60s and transporters , but to build a small story is fun too. Thanks for the tip. Regards Bjørn

#7 David McKinney

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 19:19

Near the top of every page is a little box saying "Search BB"
Hit that, enter "Brian Gubby" (for example) and all your prayers are answered :up:

#8 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 07:48

Thanks to both Davids, I am learning. Bjørn
Great on Gubby!

#9 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 11:55

A lot about Brian Gubby I found ,very good . Now for another one Ian Raby! I know he is mentioned here and there ,but not by much ,and no pictures. Here is what I know: Ian drove F3/500 , sports , F2/1500,FJ,F2/1600 and bought JB first car thre Brabham BT3. His cars were red with white nose , but the BT3 blue with white and red band around nose and white stripe front to rear and white wheels. Nickname "Puddle Jumper"? Regards Bjørn

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 22:42

Ian later drove a Gilby which, I believe, was dark blue with a white nose.

#11 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 06:45

Hi Barry , the Gilby was before the Brabham BT3. Thanks.

#12 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 07:27

Who was SPORTS MOTORS (Manchester) ? I cannot find anything? Regards Bjørn

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 08:18

Sports Motors Manchester, this was a Garage in the city centre started, if I remember correctly, by two men named Graveley and Bloor. Rodney Bloor, the son of one the founderswas an extremely effective driver of, to start with, an A35. From there he had an Elite and after that a 23. One of the features of early saloon car racing at Oulton in particular were the closely fought duels between Rod and Harry Ratcliffe (Minor 1000) who was a textile engineer from Littleborough and was involved with Jeff Goodwin. Harry went on to be part of British Vita Racing. Sports Motors preparation whiz was Denis Wolstenholme
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#14 Barry Boor

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 08:36

Not a white nose! A white stripe. Sorry!

#15 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 10:48

Just found a little more to Sports Motors :R.J.Bloor Team Manager,Peter Gethin ,driver ,; Brabham 1966 F2/10/66 ; Colours Blue with 2 fore and aft white stripes ,wheels white , logo on side of car
this is in 1967.

#16 Sharman

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 21:03

OTTOMH the logo was a helmeted and goggled head behind the outline of 1/2 a steering wheel
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#17 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 06:14

Hello to all and thanks so far , just found a picture saying The John Fisher Equipe , who was that?

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 09:55

Bernard Collomb had a garage in marseille I think in the sixties .It s one of the most unknown driver , for the french journalists .though he entered has an "amateur " many single seaters races

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:56

:( I did sometime ago (this year) find a site , I think it was called The cars of Bernard Collomb , but I cannot find it again ! Bjørn

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#20 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:25

:( Found a thread with Tony Hegbourne where Muzza signs abd write : visit the MOTORSPORT MEMORIAL , cant find it!!!! Bjørn Any help??

#21 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:31

Sorry, I am a bit too slow ,(or fast?) sometimes. Found Muzza on the member list! Bjørn

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:32

Try this link Bjørn:

http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/

#23 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 15:20

Yes Thank you very much. Regards Bjørn

#24 Allen Brown

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 09:16

Ian Raby was a car dealer from Brighton. There were two Ian Rabys, father and son, and the son continued to run Ian Raby Racing after his father's death in 1967. Raby Snr drove all sorts of machinery in the 1950s and 1960s but mainly at national level. Raby Jnr now lives in Spain but was at Mallory Park last month for the Formula Junior event.

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#25 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 15:59

Well,well I thought I knew.....2 Rabys! Thanks. Bjørn

#26 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 16:23

Well, i am back , David Prophets daughter Jane has just written the Transporter thread , DP was one of those on my list of whom I have not found much . How about it ?

#27 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 16:25

Hello Jane ,I dont think there is enough about your father to read , so if you feel....the Who Was? thread might be the right place , unless you want to open a whole new one? Regards Bjørn

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 16:47

BMW dealer on the main road south out of Birmingham (before the M42 was built). Stratford Road? The garage was still there last time I went past.

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#29 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 17:41

Oh dear, got it all wrong , one reply got lost ,and one in the wrong thread!! Bjørn

#30 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 19:39

I just saw a to me great mystery on the transporter thread : What/who/when was a Mr.C.Paganuzzi with a LOLA tecno flat 12 sports car????????????? Regards Bjørn

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:52

:D I have searched and not found..... looking for infos on :

P.J.(peter)Sargent , Peter Lumsden , Richard (Dick) Protheroe , Pierre Noblet , Fernando Tavano ,
Ecurie Chiltern , Essex Racing Team (Aston Martin) , Border Reives , John Ogier , John Coombs ,
Gotfried Koechert , Kalman von Czasy , Maurice Charles , Team Elite 62 ; can any of you help , I know of a lot of their racing results.......Regards Bjørn

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:09

Returning to 'Sports Motors Manchester' for just a moment... I remember them best as entrant of a Brabham BT28 (in F3) for the front-running Tim Schenken (when colours were predominantly red, I think).

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:37

I always remember their cars in blue. When asked by a young lady what it was like driving an A35 at the speeds then prevalent (cross ply tires et al) Rod replied "like walking a tightrope in ice skates"

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 10:48

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
:D I have searched and not found..... looking for infos on :

P.J.(peter)Sargent , Peter Lumsden , Richard (Dick) Protheroe , Pierre Noblet , Fernando Tavano ,
Ecurie Chiltern , Essex Racing Team (Aston Martin) , Border Reives , John Ogier , John Coombs ,
Gotfried Koechert , Kalman von Czasy , Maurice Charles , Team Elite 62 ; can any of you help , I know of a lot of their racing results.......Regards Bjørn


Sargent/Lumsden among other things Lightweight low drag E Type
Dick Protheroe Healey 100S, E Type CUT 7 killed Oulton
Essex Racing Team I think John Ogier also DB4 GT
Border Reivers ask Graham Gauld
Team Elite John Wagstaff David Buxton. I remember an Elite with a 2 litre Climax and F1 suspension
Maurice Charles D Type car also driven by (OTOMY) Archie & Jimmy

#35 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 20:14

:wave: Thanks Sharman, did ask GG with succes.
Regards Bjørn

#36 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 21:45

:confused: Looking to find out about Team Elite 62 ltd. , I came across Doc Wyllie ! Was there a Doc in both GB and USA ? Or what am I getting wrong ? Please help.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 20:08

:( Will someone please say a few words about John Ogier ? I know he was backing the Tojeiro firm , but he also entered AM GT´s . I believe I have a picture of his transporter and would like to put some words to it.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 14:16

:) I think Ogier was boss of Essex(NOT ESSEX WIRE) Racing Team , but dont no nothing about him

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 15:27

According to Graham Gauld's book on Tojeiro, John Ogier was an Essex farmer at Rough Hill Farm near Chelmsford. Apparently he is credited (if that is the right term !) with introducing battery chicken farming to the UK, having seen it in the USA. He had been an officer in the Tank Corps in the war and was "quite a forceful character". He competed with a Jaguar XK120 before coming involved with Tojeiro. He had a big crash at Stapleford hill climb and, I think, gave up driving and became an entrant thereafter. The Essex Racing Team ran F2 Coopers as well as Aston Martins.

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#40 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 15:52

:clap: Splendid , thank you very much!

#41 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 15:16

:wave: Major Ian Bailie raced a DBR1 at Goodwood in 1961. Who was he ? A few words please?
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Posted 08 July 2006 - 15:21

Anyone know of driver or team from Blackpool that was at Goodwood in 1961 ??

#43 Barry Boor

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 15:55

Stanley Matthews????

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 16:32

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Stanley Matthews????


Sir Stanley Matthews if you don't mind.

#45 Barry Boor

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 16:36

Sorry! :blush:

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 16:48

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
Major Ian Bailie raced a DBR1 at Goodwood in 1961. Who was he ? A few words please?

Tell us what you've found from your searches so far and we'll see what we can add

#47 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 17:15

David ,you have earlier been kind enough to advise me about the search here. I believe I have done that as well as on the internet. So far nothing has popped up . I know the name from my youth(Autosport magazines- which I dont have anymore). AND from a picture from the Easter meeting at Goodwood in 1961 showing Major Ian Bailie unloading his ex works DBR1 which at this meeting was driven by Peter Jopp. I also seem to recall the nam from a few results from the WSPR site. Thats it. But should you know that the TNF has something, then tell me , cause then I havent done the job properly. I can also say to all readers on this small thread that I will later offer a written compendium with what i have got or found and with your help put together to answer some of my qs on this thread
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#48 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 17:18

Oh yes , the car has no.75 , and appears to be rolled of a boxed trailer.

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 17:46

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
:wave: Major Ian Bailie raced a DBR1 at Goodwood in 1961. Who was he ? A few words please?
Regards Bjørn


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Here are some biographical details for Ian Baillie (not Bailie)

http://www.thepeerag...871.htm#i138704

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Posted 08 July 2006 - 19:04

Member of the Beerage on his mother's side she being a Bass of Burton on Trent