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#1 andy wood

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 10:09

Hi I am restoring a 1969 formula ford, It was built and raced by Roy Adlams in 1969. I know the car competed at Brands on the 19th of january 1969 where it got tenth place. Roy competed in the jonhson wax european champoinship but I have no details .
Any details of races this car competed in would be very helpful.
The car was called VIRO, named after roy and violet.
Andy

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#2 Jan-Bart

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 16:47

Steve Nickless in his book "the anatomy & development of the Formula Ford racecar" names the car "Viroy". No further info in there alas....

#3 ReWind

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 17:19

@Andy: Does your car look like this one?

#4 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 18:40

Hi Andy,

As promised herewith scan's of Brands Hatch programme, 19 January 1969.

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Enjoy!


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#5 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 19:04

Andy,

After searching my old Autosport magazines today. I found an interesting article in Autosport, september 27 1968, about the King MK 3F Formula Ford .
Roy Adlam racing Of Basingstoke was soleagents of the King Formula ford.

After looking your pictures it seems your car is a old King Formula Ford????

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Andrew, the picture form Fred Scatley concern the King Mk 3F Formula Ford.

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#6 Pete Stowe

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 09:43

Roy Adlam entered the Viro in the Castle Combe BRSCC(SW) championship race on 7th April 1969. He’s not listed in any other 'Combe entry lists that year.

In 1970 Tony Shaw from Andover was entered in a Viro Wedge at the 27 June and 25 July Castle Combe meetings.

In 1968 Adlam had entered in a Lotus 51 FFord.

IIRC before that he had raced a Lotus Elan. He had a small garage/workshop, Roy Adlam Motors, in the centre of Basingstoke. I think the King FF was produced by Mike King who was also based in north/mid Hampshire.

#7 David M. Kane

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 17:56

What an intersting looking FF, a very creative effort!

#8 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 20:42

Hi Andy,

Have found a good Formula Ford article in February 1970 issue of Motor Racing and Sportscar.
See what they wrote about the KING and VIRO Formula Ford.

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I will send you the whole article (scans) to your private mail.


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#9 David M. Kane

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 21:11

There was a gentleman named King who start Royale, any relation?

#10 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 23:08

Originally posted by David M. Kane
There was a gentleman named King who start Royale, any relation?

David,

No any relation, the two men who were essential to the early days of Royale was Bob King and Hubert Kleinpeter .

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#11 Mallory Dan

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 13:01

Is this the Mike King who later raced in FAt with a Lola ??

#12 Henk A. Hazelaar

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 17:06

Andy,

Looking this Cassified Advertisement in Autosport, February 26 1970, from Roy Adlam Motors.


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Henk A. Hazelaar