Lotus at Ingliston
Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:15
I was sure I could recall an appearance by one or more Lotus 62s at Ingliston - but the only one I can find a record of is a late win for Dave Brodie, but that was the Chris Barber car, so whatever colours it ran in (and I don't remember) that is not a works entry.
I had a recollection of possibly Roy Pike or John Miles running a works 62 there, but I'm probably imagining it.
Would the works F3 cars have run there, sometime in the Pike-Nunn-Bond-Walker eras?
Altogether more generally, does anyone know any good sites for F3 results from that era? I've googled without conspicuous success.
Posted 06 July 2006 - 10:41
Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:48
Posted 06 July 2006 - 12:24
Much to my father's annoyance, as a kid I would cut up his 'Autosports' and put the pictures in my scrap books. I still have them - great for reference for my work now, however I did not date the pictures and have no idea when this race was. I knew I had seen this photo in one of my books -
copyright LAT no doubt, understand if you have to remove it mods if necessary.
John Miles I guess leading the field into the Esses.
Posted 06 July 2006 - 12:31
Thanks Andrew - I'm relieved that my memory is, at least in part, functioning!
I did recall seeing a report of such a race, but I can't think what in - it wasn't Autosport. I'm tempted to say something like "Automobile Sport" but I'm not sure that existed then.
Posted 06 July 2006 - 12:39
Posted 06 July 2006 - 13:43
Originally posted by Andrew Kitson
Is it a Mercury?
Not sure, but WT was a West Yorkshire registration number so presumably that's where it was based. Could it even be an early Ta(y)dec from Keighley, or did they only do open cars?
Posted 06 July 2006 - 13:45
Posted 06 July 2006 - 13:47
I'm guessing this race was '69? Chris Harvey's book suggests the cars were retired from works duty at the end of that season.
Posted 06 July 2006 - 13:57
Are we sure that Miles is in one of them in this instance?
Posted 06 July 2006 - 15:37
Posted 06 July 2006 - 16:05
Posted 06 July 2006 - 19:37
Originally posted by ian senior
Fantastic picture. Any idea who was driving the other 62? And what was UWT 2F?
Looks like the Mercury GT to me - really a Lotus 23, wasn't it?
Posted 07 July 2006 - 12:18
I believe this race was at ingliston on July 13 1969, and won by John Miles' 62. Brian Muir retired the other 62 with battery problems.
The GT40 is Andrew Fletcher's, and finished 2nd