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#6401 ed holly

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:41

Some more ... also added a couple of GT2 Milanos to the Milano thread ...

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#6402 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:31

Some of those pics of the Series Production cars makes you realise how wild they were. Gossys XY with smoke from the understeering FRONT tyres and leaning iover to make it turn! Mind you the power out of the corner from Freddys XY is the other extreme. Though there is a lot of pics on this thread with some intersting and terrible antics! Give some of these Supercar types a drive,, complete with a standard seat and 3 point harness.

OR the pantech race!

#6403 Ray Bell

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 18:23

That last one on the bottom right...

Barry Sharp and Frank Ure's 6-cyl car on the inside, is it Bob Holden on the outside?

#6404 lyntonh

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 00:11

Some more ... also added a couple of GT2 Milanos to the Milano thread ...

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OK, we've got a date ....26th March 1972
Now which one is he?
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#6405 GMACKIE

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:38

More nice photos, Lynton........but please don't ask us to identify faces in the crowd! :lol:

#6406 eldougo

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 03:36

There is Mike (275GTB-4)the flagie with his back to us. :rolleyes:

#6407 GMACKIE

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:13

And that looks like Ray Berghouse, standing on the wall [near the 'World Wide' sign], taking photos. Now, where's Wally? :rolleyes:

Next to Ray, above the sign, is John Arkwright, also taking photos.

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#6408 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 20:49

Come on, fellas...

Ray Berghouse isn't in that. I think Ean Jones might be there in the floppy hat, though.

Colin Bond leading Leo Geoghegan. And Fred Gibson's tyre-burning rear end, I think it might be Don Smith in the Torana, and it's the same Torana.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 22:48

Nu Truck Spares sign written , that's Don Smith's company.

#6410 brucemoxon

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 23:35

OK, we've got a date ....26th March 1972
Now which one is he?
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I think the photographer on the far right in the light clothing, is Lance Needs Rooting.



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Posted 28 January 2012 - 23:38

OK, we've got a date ....26th March 1972
Now which one is he?


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Dang it. Wrong picture. On the right. Lance J Ruting. 'For a shot of your favourite driver, come and see Lance Ruting in the pits.' Tee hee.




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#6412 Wirra

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 23:38

The commentary team at Creek Corner

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#6413 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 00:01

Looks like Max Stahl with the headgear on...

And I don't think that's Lance Needs, either. Not fat enough!

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 01:40

OK, we've got a date ....26th March 1972
Now which one is he?


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I think the photographer squatting and then kneeling to take pics - directly above the sign - might be Launchpad when I still had hair!


#6415 Catalina Park

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:09

Dang it. Wrong picture. On the right. Lance J Ruting. 'For a shot of your favourite driver, come and see Lance Ruting in the pits.' Tee hee.


I thought it looked like Lance Needs, it was just the way he was standing and holding the camera that gave it away. He is seen squatting in another photo.
Jeeze he was a funny prick, I miss him. Do you remember the joke about the bloke fishing on his honeymoon? :rotfl:


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:56

I thought it looked like Lance Needs, it was just the way he was standing and holding the camera that gave it away. He is seen squatting in another photo.
Jeeze he was a funny prick, I miss him. Do you remember the joke about the bloke fishing on his honeymoon? :rotfl:


No, didn't hear that one. Do share, won't you?

Ray, he got fat later - he was still reasonably slim then - but there's a bit of tum brewing. Remember, he won the Great Bike Race at Oran Park about this time.





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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:07

No, didn't hear that one. Do share, won't you?

It was partly visual and not the best for mixed company. I think it had to be delivered by Lance for the full effect.
I will try to write it down and post it later.


#6418 redgts

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:44

It was partly visual and not the best for mixed company. I think it had to be delivered by Lance for the full effect.
I will try to write it down and post it later.


Lance Ruting was always recognizable, by his terry towling hat,I once saw him take a swing at an out of control spectator at Bitupave Hill at Amaroo, I think it may have been about flying beer cans and the spectator jumping the fence.

#6419 lyntonh

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:55

Amaroo Park 31st May 1970...at the Eastern end of the pits where they curved around in front of the spectator area.

Some publicity shots of some sort.

It seems he's telling her to just put up with the sun in her eyes.....that never ending Amaroo problem late in the day.
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And a Hillman Hunter in the background...& what's that car on the right hand side?

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#6420 wagons46

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:11



And a Hillman Hunter in the background...& what's that car on the right hand side?
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Miss Amaroo is leaning on a Falcon XW GT which is along side a Falcon XT .........my guess.



#6421 Catalina Park

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:12

I know it is not a great photo but it is kind of special. It is probably one of the last sunset photos at Amaroo, I took it two days after the last meeting when I was working there helping clean the place out...

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#6422 brucemoxon

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:14

And a Hillman Hunter in the background...& what's that car on the right hand side?


Miss Amaroo is leaning on a Falcon XW GT which is along side a Falcon XT .........my guess.


Yes, but on the other side of the XT - what's that strange-looking car? It's not a Lightburn Zeta is it?

How I miss that place.





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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:19

The car on the right looks like a Fairlane, but then, the the bloke next to the photographer looks like Bill Tuckey to me. Is the wagon [top right] a Borgward?

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:43

Is the wagon [top right] a Borgward?


Looks like a Cyclops baby stroller to me.



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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:49

Or a Steelcraft, maybe?

#6426 lyntonh

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:41

More from that day at Oran Park with the S series & the FJ on the bank in the background...9th August 1969

I'll use a programme from December 1968, so names may be iffy...

Lindsay Derriman in the Simca with Toepfer behind him in the FJ & Alan Mayne in the Anglia & a Falcon van, a mini & our two friends.........
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? & Mike Gore & George Dallas
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Simca against the fence & ?
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Ces Evans
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? Peugeot
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? FE?
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Minis running close George Veros in front
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#6427 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:52

Defenitly an FE, a bit loose with the r/r just starting to smoke.The Humpy is a typical quick humpy pic rolling in the rear with the inside tyre off the deck

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 20:38

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Simca against the fence & Ces Evans

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 21:16

It may be a distortion from the camera lens but was that flaggie station in Lynton's photos alway at that spot in the esses?

It was a popular runoff spot.

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#6430 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 21:37

Yes, that's where Tony Simmons hurt himself in the U2...

It's not a Simca, Lynton, and I don't know how these blokes let it go so far without pointing this out. It's a Renault Dauphin, obviously with something fatter in the back than the original 1-litre engine.

The 203 (No 97) was probably the car with the Austin Healey 4 engine in it, I think the name was Wallace.

#6431 Wirra

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 22:15

Vees at Robin Orlando. I'm amazed to see how hard those tyres are working.

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Spare me the narcissism comments.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:28

Not motorsport but a few people here might have some memories.

Dismantling of presses at the Leyland plant at Zetland.

http://forums.autosp...p;#entry5498881

#6433 lyntonh

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:28

Yes, that's where Tony Simmons hurt himself in the U2...

It's not a Simca, Lynton, and I don't know how these blokes let it go so far without pointing this out. It's a Renault Dauphin, obviously with something fatter in the back than the original 1-litre engine.

The 203 (No 97) was probably the car with the Austin Healey 4 engine in it, I think the name was Wallace.


Thanks for pointing out my distressful mistake.

Apologies to the Simca/Renault nuts who may take offence.

That would mean, from my programme, December 1968, so reasonably close, that it's possibly
Barnard Auto Spares White Renault 750 with a 2446 engine driven by Ross Crump.


#6434 Ray Bell

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:18

Originally posted by GMACKIE
.....the bloke next to the photographer looks like Bill Tuckey to me.....


No, it's not Tuckey...

Lynton, did you get a fix on the Healey-powered 203?

#6435 Gary Davies

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:55

Yes, that's where Tony Simmons hurt himself in the U2...

It's not a Simca, Lynton, and I don't know how these blokes let it go so far without pointing this out. It's a Renault Dauphin, obviously with something fatter in the back than the original 1-litre engine.


No such model. This car was a lady, with an e on the end. And 1 litre? Try 155cc less! :wave:

...don't know how these blokes let it go so far without pointing this out.  ;)

#6436 lyntonh

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:15

No, it's not Tuckey...

Lynton, did you get a fix on the Healey-powered 203?


No....my one and only programme from that whole era was that one I mentioned.

Only George Dallas in the pug at that meeting, I'm afraid.

#6437 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:53

No such model. This car was a lady, with an e on the end. And 1 litre? Try 155cc less! :wave:

...don't know how these blokes let it go so far without pointing this out. ;)

It is if it has a 10 engine.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:04

Yes, that's where Tony Simmons hurt himself in the U2...

It's not a Simca, Lynton, and I don't know how these blokes let it go so far without pointing this out. It's a Renault Dauphin, obviously with something fatter in the back than the original 1-litre engine.

The only Renault Dauphin that I can remember racing about that time was Dave Frazer who then went on to race an R8, then a R8 Gordine & later a Cooper S

The 203 (No 97) was probably the car with the Austin Healey 4 engine in it, I think the name was Wallace.

Would that be Lenny Wallace that later raced a Mazda 800



#6439 Ray Bell

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:28

I had a mental debate with myself about the 'e'... I should have guessed!

No, not Lenny Wallace. This 203 was maroon in colour, or at least a dark red, it went pretty hard. Where is Graham Howard when you need him?

I think it might have been Graham Wallace, but I wouldn't take any bets.

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#6440 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:39

There was a Dauphine Sports Sedan raced here in the 80s with a 13B rotary in it. Dick Clutterbuck to Peter Whitbread who eventually got it fairly quick. I vaguely remember one around with a 16TS in it too.It may have even been the same car.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 09:06

I vaguely remember one around with a 16TS in it too.It may have even been the same car.


Is that different from Don Tozers hill climb 750 with a 16TS engine? I have photos somewhere of that at Collingrove in tasteful orange IIRC.

#6442 lyntonh

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:49

Oran Park 9th August 1969....From Robin Orlando
Brian Wheeler tripping up near that marshall's post mentioned before
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Morries...
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Peter Brock....& an FC wagon
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Ordinary photo of Leffo...but Lynn Brown's playing passenger...again
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#6443 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:52

Is that different from Don Tozers hill climb 750 with a 16TS engine? I have photos somewhere of that at Collingrove in tasteful orange IIRC.

750 is an entirely different car to a Dauphine though still rear engined.There was a couple of 750s around 30 years ago. CAMS effectivly banned them as the suicide doors were deemed illegal. Steve Blee used one at Rallycross [and Sprints and hillclimbs] and replaced it with an R8 which was a better car. With the same 16 motor.

#6444 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:54

Pete is playing ghosts again!

#6445 lyntonh

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:05

750 is an entirely different car to a Dauphine though still rear engined.There was a couple of 750s around 30 years ago. CAMS effectivly banned them as the suicide doors were deemed illegal. Steve Blee used one at Rallycross [and Sprints and hillclimbs] and replaced it with an R8 which was a better car. With the same 16 motor.


You mean suicide doors like these?
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#6446 Ray Bell

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:35

Is that at Hampden, Lynton?

If so, do you perchance have anything of my brother?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 20:14

750 is an entirely different car to a Dauphine though still rear engined.There was a couple of 750s around 30 years ago. CAMS effectivly banned them as the suicide doors were deemed illegal. Steve Blee used one at Rallycross [and Sprints and hillclimbs] and replaced it with an R8 which was a better car. With the same 16 motor.



In all my years of involvement in Motor Sport I have never heard of cars with so called suicide doors being deemed illegal, would love to hear where this info generated from as I can't remember ever seeing a CAMS directive to this effect.

#6448 lyntonh

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 21:09

Is that at Hampden, Lynton?

If so, do you perchance have anything of my brother?


All my shots at Hampton are on the topic I uploaded last year

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#6449 Ian G

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 21:45

750 is an entirely different car to a Dauphine though still rear engined.There was a couple of 750s around 30 years ago. CAMS effectivly banned them as the suicide doors were deemed illegal. Steve Blee used one at Rallycross [and Sprints and hillclimbs] and replaced it with an R8 which was a better car. With the same 16 motor.


There was a couple that competed around that time at Hillclimbs in NSW as well,not sure if they were Dauphine's(or 750's) but were similar to Lynton's Oran park photo's,IIRC they were entered as Renault Gordini's.

I thought CAMS back then were talking about banning Gullwing doors in competition not suicide.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 22:12

Renault 750 (or 4CV):
http://www.seriouswh...enault-4-CV.htm

Dauphine:
http://www.histori-c...t-dauphine.html