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#101 alansart

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:45

It was at the 1970 International Trophy at Silverstone and here is Bev preparing to execute that difficult feat whilst being passed by Dave Walker and Ian Ashley!
Bev finished in fourth place, 1.2 seconds covering the first six finishers!


3rd according to this http://formula2.net/F370_GB11.htm


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#102 rdmotorsport

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 09:53

Indeed (it's Tony by the way!) it is David Hepworth, but it is the car in question! Otherwise, you would appear to be correct! I am searching for a pic of Bev in the Hepworth in his "Wacky Racers" helmet & goggles! :wave:



Sorry Tony I was refering to Stephen Hepworth, who incidently will probably have a photo of Bev.

#103 Giraffe

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 10:15

3rd according to this http://formula2.net/F370_GB11.htm


http://www.formula2.net/F370_GB23.htm

Oops! I was lookin at the June 6th round...... :blush:


#104 Bev.Bond

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 19:49

Well that's just great llmaurice, and nobody would be more pleased to see him get a drive that me, as you can tell from this thread! However, what was he doing kitted up at Brands if he didn't have a drive? Was he just demonstrating how keen he is??? And I didn't insinuate the gear he was wearing wasn't his?!?! :confused:

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.....and if you have any influence at all with James Wigmore who now owns the car, try and convince him to give Bev a run in it, and let me know if it's likely to happen please, as I'd like to be there again to wave him off! :wave:



Just thought you would like to know that the reason I had my racing gear on at Brands was that I was invited to drive a screamer in the parade lap that they had.About 30 cars present.It was great to back in the seat again.
Bev.

#105 Giraffe

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 20:27

Is there any chance of seeing you in the Hepworth at the Gold Cup. Bev??? :cat:
(Steve Hepworth was waiting for a call from you, if you got my e-mail?)

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#106 David M. Kane

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 20:42

:up: Bev you ARE the man, great stories! No need to be shy, we know you are humble. You have helped me understand how competitive and how tough it was mentally and physcially in those great F3 and FA day!! :clap:

#107 Giraffe

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 21:14

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A bunch of old screamers! :wave:

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#108 Bev.Bond

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:51

Is there any chance of seeing you in the Hepworth at the Gold Cup. Bev??? :cat:
(Steve Hepworth was waiting for a call from you, if you got my e-mail?)


Hi.
I have spoken to Steve and there is a possibility that I might be able to do a couple of laps.This is if there is any availability in the practice sessions on Saturday morning.It would only be a couple of laps at a time as it still has the hill climb fuel tank in.But he is keen to exhibit in at the very least.
Bev

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:56

:up: Bev you ARE the man, great stories! No need to be shy, we know you are humble. You have helped me understand how competitive and how tough it was mentally and physcially in those great F3 and FA day!! :clap:


Hi there David.
Thanks for your remarks.Are you coming to The Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park the last weekend of August.I will be there all Saturday and Sunday not quite sure about Monday.I will be walking round the pits.If you can make it I would like to meet you.
Bev.Bond

#110 Giraffe

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Posted 15 August 2009 - 07:57

Hi.
I have spoken to Steve and there is a possibility that I might be able to do a couple of laps.This is if there is any availability in the practice sessions on Saturday morning.It would only be a couple of laps at a time as it still has the hill climb fuel tank in.But he is keen to exhibit in at the very least.
Bev


It would be a good photo-opportunity if you could at least take the car out Bev, and thus great PR towards seeing you run in something soon..... :up:


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Posted 15 August 2009 - 08:00

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A bunch of old screamers! :wave:


:lol: Not so much of the OLD.See you at Oulton.
Bev.

#112 Stephen W

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:46

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It was at the 1970 International Trophy at Silverstone and here is Bev preparing to execute that difficult feat whilst being passed by Dave Walker and Ian Ashley!
Bev finished in fourth place, 1.2 seconds covering the first six finishers!

(Pic courtesy of our own Steve Wilkinson. I can't ask his permission as he was struck by lightening 2 weeks ago, and is still not back online!) :wave:


Just to make a couple of corrections:

1. I was not struck by lightening. It was the Telephone Exchange and it took out the servers. Now back on-line after a miserable 4 weeks!

2. Bev Bond crossed the line going backwards and ended up in the sleepers on the outside of Woodcote. Despite this he was third (as pointed out by Alansart earlier) - I was quiet impressed.

:wave:

Edited by Stephen W, 18 August 2009 - 11:48.


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Posted 18 August 2009 - 10:57

It would be a good photo-opportunity if you could at least take the car out Bev, and thus great PR towards seeing you run in something soon..... :up:


Hi there.
I have just received an email from Stephen Hepworth saying that they have just got a contract to run their Ginetta G50 for the rest of the season and the first meeting is the same weekend as Oulton so they are unable to come.They have said that if someone can transport the 4 wheel drive Hepworth to and from Oulton they would love to display it.
Pity but the Genetta must come first.
Bev.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 11:18

Speaking of Ginettas, Bev, any memories of the G16?

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 16:41

Speaking of Ginettas, Bev, any memories of the G16?



Hi there.
The only Ginetta I raced was fitted with a BRM engine and that was at Crystal Palace sometime about 1969 I believe.I can't remember what mark number was.It was a great experience and I would love to do it again.(Not at Crystal Palace though as I don't think the athletics stadium would like me to mess up there grass)I have a picture of me in the car if you would like it.If you email me I can send it to you.
Bev

Edited by Bev.Bond, 20 August 2009 - 16:43.


#116 Michael Oliver

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 21:55

Gerry was sadly killed in F2 practice at Rouen in 1973, a great lost talent indeed.

Just the other day I was watching the video of him, Trimmer, Dave Walker, Beuttler, Hunt, Morgan, Scott & co in that titantic F3 battle at Crystal Palace in 1970 that was broadcast on the BBC. The one when James 'lumped' Morgan at the end.


Andrew: remember it well! Is that film available commercially on DVD?

#117 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:13

Sadly not Michael. Nor is the fantastic special saloon car race at the Palace from '71. These two races were shown on the BBC around 1983 as part of their '100 Great Sporting Moments' series.

#118 Giraffe

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:35

Sadly not Michael. Nor is the fantastic special saloon car race at the Palace from '71. These two races were shown on the BBC around 1983 as part of their '100 Great Sporting Moments' series.


I definately have both of these on videotape somewhere, so my task for today is to find them and get them saved to disc. (But then I suppose there are copyright issues! :well: )


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Posted 21 August 2009 - 15:03

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Bev in the Ginetta G16 BRM at Crystal Palace, 1969.

Bev ran his Brabham BT28 Holbay in the Daily Express F3 Trophy race on 3rd August 1969 finishing in seventh place, having suffered all meeting from overheating. He then jumped into the works Ginetta BRM G16A for his first ever (& only?) non -single seater race for the Motoring News over 1600cc GT race. Bev finished in an unfortunate last place after losing a lot of time when he accidentally knocked off the ignition switch.
The following day Bev won both the Lombank F3 round (beating Emerson Fittipaldi into second place) and the Formula Libre race at Brands Hatch in the Brabham, a busy weekend for him!

(Pic posted on behalf of Bev Bond).

Edited by Giraffe, 21 August 2009 - 15:42.


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#120 h4887

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 19:01

That's a great picture! :clap:

#121 Cirrus

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 19:05

Yes, it is - and has even more impact through being in B&W...

#122 Giraffe

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 23:15

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It was a very special day for me today as I was able to meet Bev again at the Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting after 39 long years!
A really charming guy! :up:

#123 Giraffe

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 22:40

There is a possibility of Bev making a comeback! Copy of an e-mail received from him today in response to a question raised at the last Baldock & Herts meeting re him racing a 1971 spec Ensign in late 1970 with a 1 litre screamer:

Hi Tony.
Apologies for not replying earlier but have been very busy.I never raced or tried the Ensign with a screamer engine in.So sorry about that.
One thing you might like to know is that I will be racing an F3 screamer namely a March 703.The guy has confirmed that I may race the car for him.WOW!!!.This is subject to my own expectations at a test day probably in Feb.or March next year(If I cannot come up to competetive times then I will possibly not do it) not that I have anything to prove.
See you soon.
Bev.


#124 John Ginger

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 17:51

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This was a couple of years or so before I was bitten by the bug, as a teenager I remember Bev in Formula Atlantic (must find those old photos)

This photo brings back memories of the 'old' Woodcote and of the 'post meeting debriefs' in the Silverstone club ;)

#125 Stephen W

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 14:23

This was a couple of years or so before I was bitten by the bug, as a teenager I remember Bev in Formula Atlantic (must find those old photos)

This photo brings back memories of the 'old' Woodcote and of the 'post meeting debriefs' in the Silverstone club ;)


Just a reminder that it is my picture and not as suggested by the quote Giraffe's!



#126 Giraffe

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 15:50

Just a reminder that it is my picture and not as suggested by the quote Giraffe's!


Perish the thought!!! Never intended to steal your thunder, Stephen; you are a far more accomplished photographer than I will ever be!!! :blush: :wave:


#127 Stephen W

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 17:06

Perish the thought!!! Never intended to steal your thunder, Stephen; you are a far more accomplished photographer than I will ever be!!! :blush: :wave:


Tony, the person who used the photo failed to 'capture' your comment about it being one of my photos. Pity people edit vital & relevant information out of these quotes!

:wave:

Edited by Stephen W, 15 November 2009 - 17:06.


#128 John Ginger

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 19:39

Tony, the person who used the photo failed to 'capture' your comment about it being one of my photos. Pity people edit vital & relevant information out of these quotes!

:wave:



Apologies Stephen if I was a little heavy handed with my editing, there was no intention to mislead or offend

I was concentrating on content of photo and obviously not its origin :blush:

#129 Giraffe

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 19:42

I think it's all sorted, John. :wave:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 22:20

Bev was at Silverstone today helping with the ex-GLTL Lotus 59 Formula 3 1 litre screamer previouslly the property of James Wigmore that is now owned by Jim Chapman of Lymington.

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Similar to the car in which he won the British Empire Trophy at Oulton Park 40 years ago this month, Bev tells me he will be back there in the Lotus for this year's Gold Cup meeting. In addition he is expecting to be racing a Formula Ford at the same meeting!

Edited by Giraffe, 15 May 2010 - 22:25.


#131 Giraffe

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 18:01

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Bev contemplating his future return to racing at Silverstone this afternoon.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 17:09

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Bev contemplating his future return to racing at Silverstone this afternoon.

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Hi there.
Great seeing you at Silverstone at the weekend.What a fabulous F3 screamer race.Dave Methley raced a very exciting race in his Merlyn coming fourth overall with the fastest lap.The only cars that beat him were powered by and FVC engine and two twin cams.Jim Chapman did brilliantly in the Gold Leaf Team Lotus car(my car in 1970) considering he only got the car recently and it was touch and go as to whether it would be ready in time.He only practiced the car for the first time on Friday and there were numerous small problems with the car namely that the spring rates on the front were wrong(to soft)and we had to stiffen the roll bar to make it handle reasonably well.The rev counter was wrongly geared and was reading about 2000 revs lower than actual.The third car from down south driven by Stuart Tizzard also had a good race.
Thanks for the pictures but could you send them to my email address.
All the best.
Bev.Bond

#133 Giraffe

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 22:29

Bev made his return to the track at last weekend's Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park, and had two respectable midfield finishes...

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I took the opportunity to recreate my assembly area scene from 1970, 40 years & 3 months later.........

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Thanks for a truly memorable weekend, Bev! :wave:

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 16:45

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A bunch of old screamers! :wave:


I recognise Tony Trimmer & Chris Craft but who are the others?

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 16:58

From Sunday :)

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#136 Alan Cox

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 17:01

Look how much taller the profile is of the tyres on the Lotus 59 in Giraffe's pic from 1970. Modern tyres make it look like a roller skate.

#137 Giraffe

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 21:28

I recognise Tony Trimmer & Chris Craft but who are the others?


Yipes! Dave Morgan, Harry Stiller (who's not very well at the moment), John Miles, & is that Brendan, Bev????


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 22:00

Yipes! Dave Morgan, Harry Stiller (who's not very well at the moment), John Miles, & is that Brendan, Bev????


So left to right Chris Craft, Dave Morgan, TT, below J Miles, blank, blank, blank?

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 22:44

So left to right Chris Craft, Dave Morgan, TT, below J Miles, blank, blank, blank?


Is it not Dave Morgan to the far right ?

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#140 Giraffe

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 05:48

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A bunch of old screamers! :wave:


L to R, Chris Craft,Barrie Smith, Tony Trimmer, John Miles, Harry Stiller, Bev Bond, Dave Morgan.


Edited by Giraffe, 23 November 2013 - 08:37.


#141 Gary C

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:05

Bev, did you manage to get hold of Jim Pickles at all?
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:26

Look how much taller the profile is of the tyres on the Lotus 59 in Giraffe's pic from 1970. Modern tyres make it look like a roller skate.


I agree - 1 Litre F3 cars looked so much better on the old 23" diameter rears, and 22" diameter fronts.

#143 Herbert Austin

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:21

An article from my local paper

http://www.bournemou....Bev_s_back___/

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 22:00

Hi alan.What circuit were these pictures taken.I've changed a bit since then but still have got the same fire in my belly.Great pictures.Are you coming to Oulton Park in August for the Gold Cup if so see you there.
Bev.Bond.



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Looking for some other pictures in my loft, these images popped up, sorry Bev.

#145 Giraffe

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:59

Bev presenting the medics of Poole Hospital who provided his cancer treatment with a cheque for funds raised to date by his cancer charity at Silverstone yesterday.......

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#146 Giraffe

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:02

Bev Bond back on track yesterday at Silverstone in Andrew Thorpe's March 703

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:48

Bev Bond back on track yesterday at Silverstone in Andrew Thorpe's March 703


He had an eventful time in practice at Becketts!

#148 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:02

Bev Bond to me looks more like a boxer than a race driver. What was his background?


Here is the painting that Bev was presented with for finishing in third place in the Lombank F3 Championship. A boxer? Close but no cigar as Bev's day job was as a judo instructer in which he held a black belt!

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#149 Giraffe

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 18:52

Been proud to help Bev out with his campaign this year. TNFer Alan Raine has had a big imput too! :up:



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Posted 23 December 2012 - 17:30

Lots of memories of chatting to Bev and his ever supportive mum at meetings in the 70's when I was a cheeky chappie paddock marshal, little did he know how much he inspired me at the time .... I also remember spending most of a day with him and his brand new March 713 on the BRSCC Showboat. Remember that????