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#8101 Ray Bell

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:39

As a fresh-faced engineer he joined Chrysler Australia as the Pacer program got underway...

 

He was one of the leading lights on the Charger development and most famously went to Italy with the Pacer to help Weber develop the carbies for the 6-pack engines. He actually got some good tricks past them, like using two right-hand threads (one coarse, one fine) on the throttle links to enable finer adjustments, putting ports in the carbies for 'bush mechanic' tuning and so on.

 

I don't know what he's done since, though I did talk to him a few years ago.



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#8102 Lola5000

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 03:00

Thank you Ray,perhaps after the Charger factory team folded he moved onto other engineering work.

 

For me when the "big 3" ran Bathurst and throw in the Alfa's it was a special time for the race...great memories.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 03:00

Thank you Ray,perhaps after the Charger factory team folded he moved onto other engineering work.

 

For me when the "big 3" ran Bathurst and throw in the Alfa's it was a special time for the race...great memories.



#8104 Ray Bell

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 21:08

You are so right there...

 

He is still working in engineering somewhere in Adelaide, I think it's very true to say he remembers those years as a highlight of his life.



#8105 ellrosso

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:12

Here are a few more of Stuart Phillips' shots from 1967. Any help appreciated.8304_P_Ang_67-lo_zps8e708a9b.jpg8305_P_Falc_67-lo_zps1d8940d6.jpg8306_P_Ang_67-lo_zpsb57199d2.jpg8307_P_Minis_67-lo_zps8de6e519.jpg8308_P_EH_67-lo_zpsd00fcf57.jpg8310_P_Elans_67-lo_zps547457e5.jpg



#8106 Catalina Park

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:37

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I don't have the programme for that meeting (at least I don"t think so!) 
I have the January 67 programme and it lists..

47 Ecurie Zot/K. Ward    Morgan +4 1498
42 P. Walker         Lolita 1071
97 Meyers Car Maintenance/P. Meyer Lotus Elan 1558

26 in this programme is R Kaleda Lotus Super 7.
 



#8107 ellrosso

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:56

Thanks Michael, I'd say Paul Meyer is right for the No 97, and Ken Ward should be the Morgan. The Alfa TZ1 No 26 should be Max Brunninghausen. Bob Holden must have been out of the Lolita by this stage.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:26

Hello,

Long time reader, first time poster!

 

Here are a few slides of my fathers from the Hume Weir {more to come}, my father Bryan  and his boss Jack Hulme were scrutineers for a period.

 

Does any one recall if the Weir had a sign as you entered or out front.? {and what did it look like}

 

Regards Matt

 

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:05

Hello,

Long time reader, first time poster!

 

Here are a few slides of my fathers from the Hume Weir {more to come}, my father Bryan  and his boss Jack Hulme were scrutineers for a period.

 

Does any one recall if the Weir had a sign as you entered or out front.? {and what did it look like}

 

Regards Matt

 

Welcome and thanks very much for posting these. The sort of photos this thread was started for. Looking forward to more!

 

Rob Saward



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:32

Hi Rob,

 

Thanks, I have wanted to get these up for years!

Once I get the re-sizing thing right, there is a few more of Bathurst and dulux rally 74.

Some really good stuff on slides.!

 

Regards Matt Liersch

 

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#8111 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 19:07

Not Phil Ward in the Anglia...

 

It was always, to my recollection, black with a yellow stripe.

 

Those are some great Hume Weir shots, who is the mechanic with Bond? Ian Tate?



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 20:37

Here are a few more of Stuart Phillips' shots from 1967. Any help appreciated.8304_P_Ang_67-lo_zps8e708a9b.jpg8305_P_Falc_67-lo_zps1d8940d6.jpg8306_P_Ang_67-lo_zpsb57199d2.jpg8307_P_Minis_67-lo_zps8de6e519.jpg8308_P_EH_67-lo_zpsd00fcf57.jpg8310_P_Elans_67-lo_zps547457e5.jpg

The Anglia #24 is Jesse Griffiths. Ray Morris is correct for the Falcon Hardtop. Anglia #25 is R Parkes. Cooper S #15 is Bob Holden. The EH #3 is Don Smith and The Cooper S #10 is Bob Beasley. I reckon the Elan #40 at Catalina is also Bob Beasley.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:56

This... interesting flag point is one of few things left at the Weir, hate to be there with something coming at you all crossed up.

I believe Bill Buckle struck it. I know the flaggy that still has the badge off the front.

 

I was at the track today, in a tree 10ft away from the concrete is an insulator and wire that the tree has grown around and taken hold of, ..last line of communication at Scrub corner...

 

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#8114 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 20:47

I agree with Dale, that would be Bob Beasley in the Elan...

 

And is that John Mann in the Falcon at Hume Weir?



#8115 Dale Harvey

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 20:54

 

Those are some great Hume Weir shots, who is the mechanic with Bond? Ian Tate?

That looks like Stewart McLeod.

 

Dale.



#8116 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 21:36

That looks like Stewart McLeod.
 
Dale.

it is Stewart.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 21:37

RIP,  William John Stephens. Hume Weir.

 

 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 23:01

This... interesting flag point is one of few things left at the Weir, hate to be there with something coming at you all crossed up.

I believe Bill Buckle struck it. I know the flaggy that still has the badge off the front.

 

I was at the track today, in a tree 10ft away from the concrete is an insulator and wire that the tree has grown around and taken hold of, ..last line of communication at Scrub corner...

 

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Hi. I spoke to Bill Buckle today. He never raced at Hume Weir.  John Bissett was the one that crash the white & grey Buckle there.

You mentioned you know the flaggy that has the badge from the crash. Anychance I can contact him to sort out the info about Bissetts crash as he is not with us anymore.

My name is Bob Williamson from www.bucklecoupe.com.au  website... Please have a look at our site. Has 2000 Buckle photos



#8119 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 23:21

Originally posted by VFR65

RIP, William John Stephens. Hume Weir.

 

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There's a fair bit of discussion about this fatality and the car on this forum...

 

In the 'Ultimate Price' thread and also in an old 'Shane Cowham' thread.



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#8120 ellrosso

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 21:56

Few more of Stuart Phillips' images from 1967. Any help with captions appreciated. Actually Dale and Stephen - would you mind having a look at post 8038 on page 161 please. They were lost in the mix along the way.

Excuse the quality on some of these - strictly for the General category "oddbin" but would be good to know who is in the pics. Hope I'm not driving everyone crazy - only a handful of pages to go.8314_P_Tour_67-lo_zpsff2c3786.jpg8315_P_Gaz_67-lo_zpsb32d7198.jpg8316_P_Cort_67-lo_zps79c8fc22.jpg8317_P_Sprite_67-lo_zps4feefbae.jpg8318_P_Vees_67-lo_zps20ab1aa7.jpg8319_P_Vee_67-lo_zps6b0320d4.jpg8320_P_AlfaTz_67-lo_zpse7d2d4d4.jpg8330_P_F2_67-lo_zps298a1840.jpg8331_P_LGeo_67-lo_zpsfc60ca75.jpg8338_P_Elans_67-lo_zps24b3f027.jpg8339_P_Falc_67-lo_zpse6cddfaf.jpg8340_P_MGA_67-lo_zpsb6bed8a8.jpg


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#8121 Dale Harvey

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:10

I am away from home again,but,the lightweight mini looks like Don Holland not Bob Holden.
#31 is the Nota Din (not sure who is driving). The Elan #9 would be Bob Beasley not MacArthur. I can check programmes in a few weeks.
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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:11

Few more of Stuart Phillips' images from 1967. Any help with captions appreciated. Actually Dale and Stephen - would you mind having a look at post 8038 on page 161 please. They were lost in the mix along the way.

Excuse the quality on some of these - strictly for the General category "oddbin" but would be good to know who is in the pics. Hope I'm not driving everyone crazy - only a handful of pages to go.8340_P_MGA_67-lo_zpsb6bed8a8.jpg

 

No way are you driving anyone crazy....great images :up:  I'm thinking the MGA might be Lorraine Hill....



#8123 eldougo

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:45

No 31 is the Dalro Jag at Oran Park and Leo G going bye. :wave:



#8124 lyntonh

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 23:43

All the photos I can find of the Dalro Jag have the carbies opposite hand.

 

We tried to identify this car at Bathurst in 1970 a while back & failed....

although the Dalro Jag was mentioned then as well....

 

And the bodywork and exhaust pipes are different to the one at OP.

 

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#8125 Dale Harvey

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 00:27

No 31 is the Dalro Jag at Oran Park and Leo G going bye. :wave:


As I said before #31 is the Nota Din. Carburettors and exhaust on the same side. Grey Holden engine canted over.
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#8126 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:02

As I said before #31 is the Nota Din. Carburettors and exhaust on the same side. Grey Holden engine canted over.
dale.

I know it is not a Jag, intake is on the other side.



#8127 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 03:05

All the photos I can find of the Dalro Jag have the carbies opposite hand.

 

We tried to identify this car at Bathurst in 1970 a while back & failed....

although the Dalro Jag was mentioned then as well....

 

And the bodywork and exhaust pipes are different to the one at OP.

 

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Lynton, when and where is this pic of Als Mustang? Sterling sponsorship and American wheels. And No41. Quite unusual to its more usual Coke, and Minilites or later ROH wheels and ofcourse no9



#8128 ellrosso

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:13

Thanks to everyone for feedback on pics. Here is the Nota Don on the cover of SCW (copyright Murrays), unfortunately there is no article on the car inside, but interesting view of it. The Mustang shot is from 1969 I'd reckon and I have a pic of it in RCN Mallala ATCC '69 round report running No 41 and American wheels etc. Anyone know the driver of Nota Din at O/P in 67?.1449-H-Moff-69-lo_zpsc6034e45.jpgNotaDin_zpsada88892.jpg



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:40

No way are you driving anyone crazy....great images :up:  I'm thinking the MGA might be Lorraine Hill....

 

or possibly Paul Samuels before head rest was fitted....



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:08

Would Paul Samuels have had three stripes on the back?



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:14

The only MGA That I can rember that had a head rest was Ross Bond in his early days of racing, if my mind is correct it was light blue.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:36

Found this refrence to the Nota Din #31

Posted by ellrosso on 25 March 2013 - 04:32 in The Nostalgia Forum
Dick, you're correct re Michael Rock Nota Din, just found a shot in RCN Amaroo August 1967 report. Thanks everyone for your help - much appreciated.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 20:39

All the photos I can find of the Dalro Jag have the carbies opposite hand.

 

We tried to identify this car at Bathurst in 1970 a while back & failed....

although the Dalro Jag was mentioned then as well....

 

And the bodywork and exhaust pipes are different to the one at OP.

 

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The only record of Moffat #41 on my www.mustangracing.com.au website was at Bathurst Easter 1970 with the daisy wheels and Sterling decals..If he ran at Mallala 1969 with #41 I would like to see a programme to update my website info...Bob



#8134 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 20:45

I guess that does look like Bathurst in the distant past

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 21:47

Would Paul Samuels have had three stripes on the back?

 

Saw that...but, maybe...



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 22:24

Would Paul Samuels have had three stripes on the back?

 

In a word......NO!



#8137 Ian G

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 23:26

 The Elan #9 would be Bob Beasley not MacArthur. I can check programmes in a few weeks.
Dale.

 

The only race i can see in 1967 with a 9 and 43 Elan is the AJC Trophy meet in July but i'm missing a couple of programmes.

 

9....W Phipps....Blue/White

 

43.. Sports Car Spares...J Evans.....Red/Black.

 

i can't place the MGA but there wasn't many left racing in 1967.



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 23:55

The only record of Moffat #41 on my www.mustangracing.com.au website was at Bathurst Easter 1970 with the daisy wheels and Sterling decals..If he ran at Mallala 1969 with #41 I would like to see a programme to update my website info...Bob

It looks like the sports sedan headlight covers were added between the Farm Tasman meeting & Easter 1970.

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:27

In a word......NO!

 

Gawd! me ears are still ringing! no need to shout Mr Mackie...both Catalina and 275 have average hearing :p



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:00

The Alfa is No4 so I doubt it is from the AJC meeting as the only Alfa mentioned is KB in the GTA. Re Elans do you have the race number for Peter Woodward Ian G? There is a pic of him in the report and his car looks very similar to the Neil Allen car. I've got the RCN report in front of me from the AJC meeting July 16th, 1967 and Elans mentioned are : Woodward, Jim Quinn, John Evans, Bob Beasley and Neil Allen in FGibson's car. No mention of W Phipps though. Jim Quinn had 2 wins (Marque Sports and Div2, so good day for him). This was the meeting with John Martin's big accident in the Lotus 23, so we have shots from it, but that Alfa must be from a different meeting.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:10

Alfa is from the Sept. 10th meeting,all the other numbers line up so Race Book may be wrong,i'll post the starting field but having trouble with Image Shack,can't seem to get the right link as they have changed things again.As previously posted the No. 9 Elan was shared between Phipps & Beasley,for some reason i think Beasley drove it in both races. The first 2 events are the AJC meeting July 16th,the last is the Gallaher on the Sept. 10.

 

 

 

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#8142 Ian G

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:10

This  is the Hillman & EH race,Gallaher meeting Sept 10  1967.

 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:14

It is No 2, I have a more in focus pic of it and it is the Bill Burns Giulia Super. Such a huge help to have those program pages IanG, I can get so many captions out of that lot. Thanks a million.



#8144 Ray Bell

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 19:39

'W. Phipps' was the 'Phipps Developments' on the side of the car and noted as entrant...

 

I suspect he may have been a business contact of Niel Allen's and also that it was he, rather than Beasley, who owned the car.

 

The Woodward Elan was also ex-Allen IIRC, which explains its similar appearance as only the stripes had been changed to protect the innocent (or something).



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 20:48

Just wondering if "W. Phipps" was related to George Phipps, who drove a very low XK 120 Jaguar in the early '60s?

 

I had a photo of the Jag. at Lithgow [40 Bends] hillclimb, and recently gave it to the current owner....he was most pleased.



#8146 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 21:24

This  is the Hillman & EH race,Gallaher meeting Sept 10  1967.
 
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H A McLean, EH Holden 2440. A racing 149EH!

#8147 Ian G

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 21:46

It is No 2, I have a more in focus pic of it and it is the Bill Burns Giulia Super. Such a huge help to have those program pages IanG, I can get so many captions out of that lot. Thanks a million.

No worries,i'll scan all races from both meetings when i get a chance,only can find 2 race books from WF in 1967,they only survived because they were kept separate from all the others.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 22:12

I've got Feb(AGP) & May(RAC) if either is of assistance.

#8149 Ian G

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 04:57

I've got Feb(AGP) & May(RAC) if either is of assistance.

I'll start a new thread & scan race books in,perhaps you could add yours so there is a reference in the future for anyone wanting Info.

 

Edit...........Race Book Thread,not sure how it will go as very time consuming but started it off with 4 WF meetings.

 

http://forums.autosp...ogrammes-1960s/


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:51

Great idea!