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#51 RAP

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 08:03

Major Ian Baillie first competed 1951. From 1955 raced a D type Jaguar. Set International Class C records at Monza in 1957. Raced at Nurburgring 1000k & Le Mans. Also drove Lotus Elite and Aston Martin Zagato. (Source Motor Racing Register). Seems to have retired from racing about 1962/3, probably coinciding with his marriage.

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#52 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 06:22

:clap: Thanks to KJJ and RAP.

Swiss drivers?????????I can help you!!!!!!!!!!

#53 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 19:17

:wave: Here is what I now have on Ian Baillie :

Born 18/1 1928
Died 1978

Educated at the military to Major

Started racing in 1955 , by 1955 raced D-type , held int. C class record at Monza 1957.

Raced at Nurburgring and Le Mans with Lotus Elite and AM Zagato.'

Entered ex-works DBR1 at Goodwood Easter Meeting in 1961 for Peter Jopp.

Retired from racing (?) due to marriage ( 29/3 1962.) 2 daughters

1969-78 Lt.Col. at the Household Cavalry.

Was also "silver stick in waiting" to the Queen.

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Atlasf1 TNF
www.thepeerage.com
Goodwood in the 60s ,Tony Gardiner

#54 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 19:19

gee I allways forget something :

PS : No relation to Sir Gawaine Baillie.

#55 KJJ

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 19:43

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
gee I allways forget something :

PS : No relation to Sir Gawaine Baillie.


No, they don't seem to be related. Here is Gawaine Baillie's listing on the same siteas above:

http://www.thepeerag...893.htm#i128924

#56 ReWind

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 20:37

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
Here is what I now have on Ian Baillie :
Born 18/1 1928
Died 1978

Full date of death here:
28 November 1978

#57 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 14:03

:wave: Hello , long time since....at the Solitude (F1) race in 1961 there was a british team called Equipe Sunbeam (had their own medium transporter) Can anyone tell me about the team ?

#58 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 14:35

:wave: Hello all. Should anyone be interested , I have biographies of about 60 Swiss drivers which I will translate to English if needed.

#59 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:30

:clap: A month since the last post, many new members , perhaps this one could be of interest? So HERE IT IS!

Regards Bjørn Kjer

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#60 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 13:58

:wave: Solitude 1961 (F1 race amongst) there was a British team with their own transporter Equipe Sunbeam! Any info to that team?
Regards Bjørn Kjer

#61 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 08:01

:wave: I have searched infos on the Equipe Sunbeam , no succes , any help?

Still looking for a bit of info to the following LeMans 1962 participants :

Jean Kerguen ,F, Pierre Noblet ,F,Fernando Tavano,I, Mo Charles (Garage owner),GB , P.JSargent ;GB, and Ecurie Chiltern , GB..
Not a long biography wanted, but more were they business men , garage owners or rich people having "fun"?.

#62 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 07:38

:wave: I am still searching for some infos on:

Pierre Noblet (Le Mans etc.)

Ecurie Chiltern (Le Mans)

Equipe Sunbeam (Solitude)

Any small info or hints will be greatly apppriciated.

#63 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:02

Ian Raby is one of the many drivers whose grave I am searching for. He ran the Empire Garage in Brighton and dealt in racing cars. Born on 22 September 1921 at Woolwich, SE London, he started racing in 1952 in the 500cc class at Brands Hatch. His car was nicknamed 'Puddle Jumper' because of it's low ground clearance, a name which appeared on every car he subsequently raced in. He finished 3rd in a Gilby-BRM in the 1963 Rome GP and drove a Brabham-BRM in later races. He was a qualified pilot with more than 120hrs to his credit. He crashed heavily in an F2 race in a Brabham BT14 at Zandvoort on 30 July 1967 and seriously injured, and was returned to recover at St.Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London, but on 7 November he died from his injuries.

#64 Paul Parker

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:48

Fernand Tavano died in 1984 from cancer aged 61.

#65 Sharman

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 10:03

Paul
Ref Ian Raby, I assume that you mean 1200 hrs or 12000 hrs to his credit. 120 hrs is barely out of nappies in pilot terms
John

#66 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 19:57

:wave: Thank you Rochdale ,I think and can make asmall story now!

#67 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:41

:wave: This is my story about IAN RABY :

Born on the 22.September 1921 , Woolwich,SE London
Died on 7.November 1967

Ian Raby ran the Empire Garage in Brighton mainly buying and selling race cars.
Started racing in 1949(one source say 1952), being one of the founders of F3-500 racing. He build his own car , nicknamed "Puddle Jumper", because of its low ground clearence, a name which would follow all cars he raced. Racing in F3-500 with that car he changed to a Cooper in 1956 and got some succes. For the following 3 years it was mainly sports and formula libre racing for Raby , among them the LM1957 with Jack Brabham in a Cooper "bobtail". He then turned to FJ and ran the Envoy , later a Cooper and also went abroad under the name Empire Racing Team. His best result being a 2nd in Vienna.In Britain his best result was a heat win in one of the lesser FJ races.
He continued with FJ in 1962 , but for 1963 bought the ex Keith Greene Gilby BRM F1 car, setting up Ian Raby (Racing) Ltd.. A pure privateer still , he paid all by himself , with no sponsors, he even had 2 mechanics fulltime engaged for preparing the cars(he also ran a Lotus 27 F3 for US boy Bruce Eglington) , himself doing the paperwork etc. In 1963 he entered 10 F1 races (incl.5 foreign/2 GPs) and scored : 3,7,8,9,NC(12),R,R,R,NQ,NQ.
For 1964 he bought the ex Brabham BT3 doing 7 F1 races(incl.2foreign /2 GPs) with the following results : 8,15,R,R,A,A,NQ. For 1965 with the same car he did 5 F1 races (incl.2 foreign/2 GPs) for 8,9,11,12 & NQ. He also did enter the IGP , but the car was sold before that race.
Never considering himself a pro Ian Raby felt that privateers was left behind , as most starting money went to the "stars" and as many other privateers at that time , Raby felt there should be some more money to his type of entrant , as they sometimes did mix ,and allways did their own battles to make races attractive. This was not to be and as F1 changed for 1966 Ian Raby opted for F2. He bought the ex Hulme Brabham and took a 4th at the Eifell as well as an 11th and a retirement in 2 British F2 races.
For 1967 in a "new" ex Hulme BT14 he would be doing a full F2 season and reched 11 races(7 foreign) and took the following places :5,6,8,8,9,11,13,16,R,R,C! That crash was at Zandvoort on the 30.July where he was seriously injured and taking to Sct.Thomas Hospital,Lambeth Palace Road, London to recover ,but sadly died on November 7th..

Ian Raby had a son Ian jr. who after his death continued the racing team for some time. Ian jr. now lives in Spain , but appears to have some roots as he attended the FJ event at Mallory Park in May 2006.

The Raby racing cars were all red with white nose, except for the F1 cars.They were blue with a white stripe front to rear , the Brabham additional having thin white and red bands around the nose. All carried the nickname "Puddle Jumper" in white.

Sources : grandprix.com , silhouet.com , MAP booklet , Motor Sport magazine, TNF Paul Rochdale , TNF Allen Brown , my self.

Hope you enjoy it.

#68 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:43

Any suppl. or corrections to my Raby story are welcomed. Especially pics and info about transports!

Regards Bjørn Kjer

#69 Barry Boor

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 15:53

Bjørn, perhaps you might like to add this picture of one of the very few (maybe the only) models of Ian Raby's Gilby B.R.M....

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...but maybe not! :rolleyes:

#70 David McKinney

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 16:26

Not a bad summary, Bjørn, but I don't think he started racing nearly as early as you think. His name doesn't appear at all in the F1R book covering 1947-52 F3, and he certainly wasn't one of the founders of the class.
In fact, if he raced before 1956 he didn't come to public attention until that year, when he raced his Cooper 500 Puddle Jumper. As well as racing small sportscars (Coopers, Elvas etc) over the next three years he continued in F3 until 1958, and had two F2 seasons in 1959 and 1960.

#71 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:00

Thanks Barry and David.
Further found :
1956 : Retired in Silverstone F2 race in GGSmith Elva Maserati
1957 : LM 15 th oa/3 class
Brands F2 3 heat , NC/5th in Cooper Car Co. T39
Other , sports, 1 win ,6 seconds, 1 third , 1 chrash
1958 : Sports at Goodwood : Retired
1959 : F2 in Britain : 9th and 7th in Cooper T43
Sports :Elva 4 ,R - Cooper R.
1960 : F2 Syracuse NC/8 in Competition Motors T43
F2 British races , T.Payne Cooper :6,9,R
Own car : 4,4,4,12,R plus 6th in an Envoy BMC FJ in an F2 race with 18 starters(2 FJ)
FJ Tyrrell Cooper, Monza R,Reims 3, Albi 2
Own FJ Envoy Monaco R plus 13,R,R.
1962 FJ Britain 1 3rd in Merlyn , 1 R in M.Anthony Gemini.

Will rewrite the whole soon.

#72 Rob Ryder

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:40

I didn't want to start a new thread to find the answer to a simple question (I hope).

I have been looking at the F Atlantic results for 1975/6 and Shellsport for 1976/77 and found two drivers listed on various websites.. Deryck Cook and Derek Cook.. both driving Chevron B27s. Are they one and the same driver, or two different drivers? If one, which is the correct spelling.
For the life of me I can't remember.. old age you know :stoned:
Thanks
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#73 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:22

Hello Rob , in my records there was only one D. Cook and he was Derek. Racing in 1975 in both the John Player and Southern Organs Fatl. championships March75B and then Chevron B27 for George Cooper Ltd. and I believe 1 race for SDC Racing all with a Cook tuned engine.(his own?)

#74 Allen Brown

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:53

Same person Rob.

Whose results were you looking at?

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#75 Rob Ryder

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:59

Originally posted by Allen Brown
Same person Rob.
Whose results were you looking at?
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Thanks Guys :up:

Shellsport Deryck Cook :down: :down:

F Atlantic Derek Cook :up: :up:

Rob

#76 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 12:00

:blush: And in 1976 in a B27 "Cook" in the Indylantic series , but only in 3 races.

#77 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 12:07

Shellsport 77 : Autosport says Derek. My records say 6 races : 1 Chevron , 3 Williams ,2 Hesketh !
As well as 4 races in 76 Shellsport with Chevron.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 13:27

Bjorn, re Derek Cook, the Hesketh and Williams were the same car, the infamous 308C/FW05. Cook had 2 of them IIRC, entered them in either/both names - after 1 outing in his B27 early in the year.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 13:39

Originally posted by Rob Ryder

Thanks Guys :up:

Shellsport Deryck Cook :down: :down:

F Atlantic Derek Cook :up: :up:

Rob


Those Shellsport results are interesting - we see John Ravenscroft in a Surtees TS15. How come that wasn't mentioned in "Margrave of the Marshes"?

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#80 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 08:19

While searching "strange" on the Allan Connell thread I came across some infos on Pierre Noblet :
French textile tycoon from Roubaix. Bought 250 GT Ferraris from Francorchamps and raced them himself and also J.Guichet . Also was racing for the Ecurie in 1960-61-62 as they were managing his cars. Thereafter propably on his own.

Also I happen to have 4,5 pages on Ian Burgess and 4 pages on Noel Cunningham-Reid if anyone should be interested.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 15:49

:wave: Perhaps I myself should have made a thread on every one I wish to know about , but I dont. So here I am again : I would like to pursue the Ian Raby infos and ask for any more , as well as pictures , I also understand he drove the Hume-Cooper in 1959? Any pictures? Any ideas of his way of transporting cars to the tracks? Please lets have some more!

Regards Bjørn Kjer

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 17:01

Re Ian Raby - If you look in the adverts. in Autosport in the late 50s you will see racing cars for sale by Car Exchange Brighton. On 20 Sept 57 a statement appeared
" To all friends and clientele I E Raby has no further business connection with Car Exchange Ltd 18 Church Road Hove but will continue specilizing in racing and sports cars of all descriptions from 71 Arundel Road Peacehaven"
Going on to 29 Nov 57 (at random) we find
" I E Raby Buys sells exchanges 500s, 1100s, 1500s and unlimited sports and racing cars"
Meanwhile Car Exchange was still advertising Lotus and Coopers for sale.

For those unfamiliar with Sussex, Brighton and Hove are ajoining and Peacehaven is 10 miles or so east.

At some later time Raby bought Empire Garage, where I encounted Raby when I bought a car in 1966 .

#83 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 07:10

:wave: Hey everybody. In April there was a thread on Dick Protheroes Ferrari. But he did IMO "wonders" with his E type(s) . I would like to know more about him. Any help? Or would it be better to reopen the Ferrari thread to make it the Protheroe thread?

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 08:53

Put "Protheroe" in Search BB and after you've checked those references out ask us any questions you still might have

#85 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 13:42

:wave: Thanks to RAP.

To those who have folowed this thread and read my little story on Ian Raby , will know what I am looking for , so I repeat my question about Dick Protheroe! Any help?

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 13:50

Hi Bjorn
IIRC Dick started with Healeys, (100/4 then 100S) you are probably aware that he had a garage in Husbands Bosworth which I think was a Jaguar Agent. Hence the concentration on Jags later, presumeably he got some assistance from the works. Can anybody confirm that presumption.
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Posted 04 November 2006 - 15:21

Thanks Sharman , I didnt know of his Garage , I also dont know of "all" his "CUT"s Jags ,but should be able to find some of his results.
So when was he born and a little more ?

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 15:45

@Bjørn: Maybe you can still contact Dick Protheroe's son via this site
(although is hasn't been developed for more than two years now).

EDIT: From the cache I got this portraitPosted Image.

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 23:21

Very ,very interesting , thanks a lot Reinhard!

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:59

:wave:I am still trying to build an image of some drivers and teams , searching for infos of the following :
Maurice Charles ,Peter J. Sargent , Peter Lumsden , Jean Kerguen , Pierre Noblet , Faernando Tavano and Ecurie Chiltern. ANY hints welcome. :smoking: Bjørn

#91 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 09:05

Anyone knows anything on Raceway Engineeringfrom Stockport/Manchester ( thats all I know!)
Bjørn

#92 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 18:53

:( Somewhere I should have something , but cannot find it ! Please help me with Temple Buell/Scuderia Buell , I know it was an US team doing sports car racing. What I am in particular interested in is who was it and who ran their F1 team in 58 , was it a kind of semi/works, or from where , how did they get to the tracks ????????????????????????????????????????????????????

#93 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:12

:wave: Please any body , go through this short thread and look if you can help ?

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 20:47

8W : Ecurie Chiltern /David Dixon (LM62/Healey racedriver((but not at LM)))?????

Any help please ?

#95 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:37

:wave: I found a bit on Pierre Noblet : French textile tycoon from Roubaix. Bought Ferrari 250GT from Francorchamps and raced himself , but also with Jean GuichetAlso racing for the Ecurie in 1960-61-62 as they were also managing his car. Also got the GTO from Francorchamps , but appears to have gone alone iafter 62.
Corrections or supplements very welcome.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 11:31

This is what I got on Sports Motors(Manchester) Limited. 250 ,Plymouth Grove , Manchester 13 :

Sources , MAP , TNF , me

Founded by Graveley and Bloor

One of their drivers was Bloors son Rodney.

Started up with Austin A35 , a feature of early saloon car racing were Rodneys duels with Harry Ratcliffe(later of British Vita) in his Morris Minor. Asked what it was like , driving the A35 , Rodney answered : like walking a tightrope on iceskates!

Lotus Elite followed and then Lotus 23.

Prep. by whiz Denis Wolstenholme.

1964 F3 Brabham with Rodney Bloor as driver
1965 F3 Brabham with Peter Gethin as driver , Rodney retired to manager onwards.
1966 F3 Brabham with Peter Gethin
1967 F3 Brabham with Peter Gethin
1968 F3 Brabham with Tim Schenken CAR:Red!
1969 F3 Brabham with Tim Schenken CAR:Red!
1970 F3 Brabham with Gerry Birrell
1971 F3 Chevron with Barrie Maskell
1972F2 March with Gerry Birrell (Coke sponsored)
After 1972 no records with me!

Logo : a goggled , helmeted head vbehind half a steering wheel(as told earlier on this thread)
Colours: Blue (except 68-69

At : www.photohistoric.com , the first pix in "browse" , 1965 G.Hill, you see the frony part of Sports Motors Austin "noddy" transporter.
At: the TNF thread "Formula two- the iconic proving ground is a pix of Birrells racer and part of their Coke sponsered transporter.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 12:12

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer

At: the TNF thread "Formula two- the iconic proving ground is a pix of Birrells racer and part of their Coke sponsered transporter.

This one;

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IIRC the team wasn't sponsored by Coca Cola per se, but by Coca Cola Bottlers. Quite why I remember this is beyond me, perhaps it was on a sticker or something, but I believe it to be the case. Maybe they were a subsidiary of the main manufacturer or similar.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 12:13

Will anybody tell me a bit about MRP (Midland Racing Partnership) The only infos I have is from the latest post under "private photos from the paddock"(Alan Cox/Ian)

#99 David McKinney

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 12:46

...which is probably more than anyone has read anywhere else :lol:

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 13:04

:smoking: Thanks David!