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#801 bradbury west

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 20:01

An interesting car here, XK Jaguar with modified wings and lights and carrying a Coventry registration.. The only one like that which I have seen, IIRC, was in a shot from the Brighton Speed Trials in the early 60s and was regd 1 ALL, poss Betty Haig car.
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ebd573cb1
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#802 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 20:26

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ebd573cb1

Some interesting photos here, Roger. I spotted this one of a Ferrari 250P/330P(?) which is listed as being taken at Oulton Park in 1963. I can't rememeber reading about one appearing there in '63, also I don't recognise the scrutineering bay in the background. Could it be Silverstone, and the support race for the GP, possibly with Mike Parkes? Must be a Maranello Concessionaires car.
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#803 bradbury west

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 21:15

Some of his captions are a little shaky at times. In one of his earlier race car batches from Oulton the same Ferrari no 52 was shown, but I struggle to recall the exact appearance of the Oulton startline then. Could it be Mallory at the 2,000gns meeting? It was always the big event there.He has some GTO shots with Parkes from there too. The Oulton batch has a shot of the Ecosse coupe, so that may well have been when JYS drove it, if it is Oulton.
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#804 kayemod

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 15:18

Any comments on this?

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...ME:B:SS:GB:1123

Given the author's patchy track record, this is a surprisingly good book, well researched and not badly written, but it isn't that good.

#805 Julian Roberts

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 15:44

Any comments on this?

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...ME:B:SS:GB:1123

Given the author's patchy track record, this is a surprisingly good book, well researched and not badly written, but it isn't that good.


Hmm...nice business if you can get it. The seller sources his books from Amazon (and perhaps others). This from his T&Cs :-

"All our books are brand new and are shipped directly to you from a third-party supplier. Please be aware that your address details will be passed on to fulfil your order, and by purchasing this item you are agreeing to this process."

I won't make any other comments (which I'm dying too !)

Back to the book, I have it and, as you say given the author's patchy track record, thought it very good.

#806 Alan Cox

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 16:00

Any comments on this?
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...ME:B:SS:GB:1123

Has the vendor hit the '7' key on his keyboard one time too many? Copies still to be had at sensible money. http://www.amazon.co...;condition=used

#807 Tuboscocca

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 16:08

Has the vendor hit the '7' key on his keyboard one time too many? Copies still to be had at sensible money. http://www.amazon.co...;condition=used



and a sb edition announced by Haynes!!

http://www.amazon.co...h...8466&sr=1-1

Regards Michael

#808 Allan Lupton

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 17:21

Has the vendor hit the '7' key on his keyboard one time too many? Copies still to be had at sensible money. http://www.amazon.co...;condition=used

Most of the first 1070-odd most expensive items which that vendor is offering are at £775.
As he keeps the items in his feedback private, we cannot see if he ever sells at that price. . .

#809 Cargo

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:22

Alesi's Ferrari. $1 million.

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http://www.ebay.com....=item256fd2f83f

#810 kayemod

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:43

I think the slightly optimistic would-be seller of that Nuvolari book must be on this forum, he's obviously read our comments and reduced his asking price...to £775.00...

On that Ferrari, I'm always suspicious of eBayers who can't spell, especially when they're asking big money for something.

#811 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 18:19

There's a fresh selection of 30-odd original Geoff Goddard Ford GT, Lotus, Ferrari and BRM photographic wet prints on offer right now...

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#812 kayemod

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 19:06

Any comments on this?

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...ME:B:SS:GB:1123


Down to £200.00, but still no takers.


#813 Allan Lupton

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 13:22

A number of pre-Great war circuit and car photos here.

#814 David Birchall

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:20

Not an ebay listing but an auction:
http://www.auctionsa...ature=grouping=

There is also an interesting OSCA powered device in the same auction

#815 rdrcr

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 15:26

My former partner in the restoration business has an interesting auction coming up on eBay:

A large collection of handmade, working miniature engines of all types begins September 22, and will run for 7 days.

Background Info on the Collection & View Items for Sale

Thought some of you would be interested...

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#816 Hamish Robson

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 16:13

Can anyone here shed any light on this "Ex Ford Motorsport" Escort Cosworth?

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1438.l2649

I have consulted an acknowledged mark expert and we are none the wiser. There are so many things that raise my cynicism.

#817 AAGR

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 18:50

Can anyone here shed any light on this "Ex Ford Motorsport" Escort Cosworth?

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1438.l2649

I have consulted an acknowledged mark expert and we are none the wiser. There are so many things that raise my cynicism.


I'm Hamish's dad, and another acknowledged cynic. I don't recall anything like this Escort RS Cosworth - and I ought to know - it looks look an archetypal 'parts bin' special to me ....

By the way, its been on e-Bay for two or three days. Has any-one bid yet .?...

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#818 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:31

Cant see what's wrong with the Escort - the seller doe not say it's an ex-Monte or RAC winner or anything, just that it has been a press/static display car and is a bit of a bitza and he has some paperwork history as to it - what's wrong with that?

#819 Hamish Robson

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:28

Nothing wrong with it at all. Dad (AAGR) did a lot of Ford Motorsport events including dealer road shows and on-event press calls all over the country, and does not recall seeing this car ever. Plus why would an unregistered car have 53,000km on it? The build date is all wrong, as is the engine.

I'm not saying it's not what the seller says, but I'm naturally very cynical when it comes to things described as "Ex...".

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#820 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:05

Nothing wrong with it at all. Dad (AAGR) did a lot of Ford Motorsport events including dealer road shows and on-event press calls all over the country, and does not recall seeing this car ever. Plus why would an unregistered car have 53,000km on it? The build date is all wrong, as is the engine.

I'm not saying it's not what the seller says, but I'm naturally very cynical when it comes to things described as "Ex...".



True but it could be a non-motorsport dash (the original beng removed) that has miles recorded, or it could be one owner put an engine out of a write-off so that it can be converted or it could be that it was a press car that ran on trade plates. Have you asked the seller or seen the documentation he has?

#821 AAGR

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:18

Cant see what's wrong with the Escort - the seller doe not say it's an ex-Monte or RAC winner or anything, just that it has been a press/static display car and is a bit of a bitza and he has some paperwork history as to it - what's wrong with that?


No, I'm still not convinced. Real - even 'showroom real' - rally cars like this never had electric window lifts, and certainly did not have a sunshine roof. Every, repeat every, one of the dozens of Escort RS Cosworth rally cars I have ever seen had steel roofs, this being a 'given' for use in competition.

Oh, and by the way, the Michelin Pilot colour scheme was not seen until 1993, and that small-turbo/restyled version of the Cosworth YB engine was never ever used in a competition, or even a display-competition, car. Originally I called this a 'parts-bin' special .... - I still do ....

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#822 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:18

Originally I called this a 'parts-bin' special .... - I still do ....


I don't think the seller diagrees with this though!! :drunk:

#823 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:26

http://www.ebay.co.u...877026521489442
One for Sterling49...


#824 TEDD

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:26

AVS UOP Shadow wheel on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1586.l2649

#825 f1steveuk

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:25

AVS UOP Shadow wheel on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1586.l2649


And I thought AVS was in Slough..............................

#826 bradbury west

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 14:05

Seagrave, Windermere 1930, Miss England 11.
Brooklands 1920s, cars and mcycles incl Christopher Staniland on mcycles.
http://www.ebay.co.u...sid=p4340.l2562
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#827 jackal

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 20:42

Are these dampers of interest to someone

ebay item 300786711923

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#828 chdphd

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:18

Is this genuine?

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item231056ca8b

Why would a wind tunnel model be liveried?

#829 Tim Murray

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 21:25

... and surely a wind tunnel model wouldn't have needed to be made from carbon fibre?

#830 ianselva

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 16:43

... and surely a wind tunnel model wouldn't have needed to be made from carbon fibre?

It wouldn't need to be but why stock a separate material with all its attendant cleaners ,hardeners etc when you already have all the carbon fibre you could want readily available.

#831 RJE

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:55

These are interesting...

http://www.ebay.co.u...sid=p4340.l2562




#832 bradbury west

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 14:58

A fascinating shot, one of those where the more you look at it the more you see. Oulton VSCC 1960s the vendor says. Scroll down for a decent size image. Usual disclaimers.
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ec246447d
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It looks like a Maxi on the left side between the P4 and Land Rover so must be post late '69? Is that a mk 1 Escort on the very left?

Edited by bradbury west, 08 October 2012 - 15:06.


#833 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 20:53

Another tranche of assorted Geoff Goddard prints - most from collected negatives rather than his own shots - presently on offer here:

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2654

DCN

#834 rbm

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 15:14

Interesting

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#835 bradbury west

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 16:05

Aintree, http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c2c3e4875
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#836 Belmondo

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:16

http://cgi.ebay.com/...#ht_1182wt_1052

#837 Allan Lupton

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:13

http://cgi.ebay.com/...#ht_1182wt_1052

Not my period, but it doesn't look very original to me.
Moreover the list of original parts taken off includes axles that were removed from car which either means it was not a Lotus 23 or he doesn't know what axles are :drunk:

#838 Supersox

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:27

Not my period, but it doesn't look very original to me.
Moreover the list of original parts taken off includes axles that were removed from car which either means it was not a Lotus 23 or he doesn't know what axles are :drunk:

Probably stub axles in the light of the significant increase in power and handling since the car was built. Sadly this is a real East Coast ''vintage'' race car, needs significant investment to get it back to where it should be.
Seems to be missing any mention of an ID number-Lotus or AM.

Edited by Supersox, 31 October 2012 - 11:27.


#839 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 18:59

Interesting discrepancy on pricing between these two items:
http://www.ebay.co.u...9097#vi-content
http://www.ebay.co.u...r...39097&ps=54
One of them must be the rare, limited edition!

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#840 arttidesco

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 19:34

Interesting discrepancy on pricing between these two items:
http://www.ebay.co.u...9097#vi-content
http://www.ebay.co.u...r...39097&ps=54
One of them must be the rare, limited edition!


Funny the difference in cost of posting the cheaper one free the £1m plus £1.20 both economy delivery :confused:

#841 Bloggsworth

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:01

http://cgi.ebay.com/...#ht_1182wt_1052



I am suspicious of anyone who quotes over 200 BHP from a Lotus Twin-Cam, how do they get it to stay in one piece long enough to measure that sort of power?

#842 Bloggsworth

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:06

axles that were removed from car - which either means it was not a Lotus 23 or he doesn't know what axles are :drunk:


Bob Curl had that argument with the DVLC when he went to register his 1,500 Ford powered Lotus Elite (which I last saw at Kelvedon Motors): "All cars have axles Sir!" It wasn't until he produced a receipt from the Triumph dealer with the magic words "Stub axles" that the man consented to register the car. Perhaps, being American, he did the American thing, and left half the words out, which Americans do almost as often as they put 10 words too many in :D

#843 MartLgn

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 20:23

How about £450 for a copy of a quarter size plan of the 'stackpipe' B.R.M, overpriced? Some interesting spellings of Mr Woods Christian name in there also!

http://www.ebay.co.u.....350658841320

#844 RogerFrench

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:08

How about £450 for a copy of a quarter size plan of the 'stackpipe' B.R.M, overpriced? Some interesting spellings of Mr Woods Christian name in there also!

http://www.ebay.co.u.....350658841320



I do love this bit: "BRM QUATER SCALE DRAWRINGS (2) BY AUDLY WOOD"

#845 bradbury west

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 21:46

Negatives for 1947 hillclimb in Cornwall
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item565223e70a
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#846 sramoa

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:53

Great collection about 1952 Raleigh:

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1558.l2649

#847 john winfield

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 14:26

All those meetings that I attended....now why didn't I think to go round with a plastic bag at the end of a day's racing?

http://www.ebay.co.u...3-/290940117736

#848 kayemod

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 16:17

All those meetings that I attended....now why didn't I think to go round with a plastic bag at the end of a day's racing?

http://www.ebay.co.u...3-/290940117736



Ah, there's a far, far better one than that John, just take a look at this link.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

After reading the seller's explanation, and re-watching the TV broadcast, what he claims is impossible, unless of course his wife happened to be standing trackside with her handbag open whilst doing a Neil Horan impersonation, strange that we all seem to have missed that. Truly, where eBay is concerned, there's one born every minute, but he seems to have conned at least nineteen gullible people.



#849 Michael Ferner

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 16:33

... but she SAW Tiger Woods!!!! :drunk:



EDIT: actually, why didn't he go ALL THE WAY and claim that she saw Elvis...

Edited by Michael Ferner, 08 July 2013 - 16:34.


#850 Allan Lupton

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 16:41

All those meetings that I attended....now why didn't I think to go round with a plastic bag at the end of a day's racing?

http://www.ebay.co.u...3-/290940117736

Puts me in mind of Barry Waterhouse (I think it was) who was going to restore a Lancia D50 from a bit of Pirelli tyre tread and a gallon of Monte Carlo seawater. :lol: