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#1 GvZ

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:56

Does anybody recall Chris and Mike Oates. They were brothers, apparently lived in the Manchester area. in 1971 and 1972 they raced sports cars (a Martin BM9C).

In 1972 (and I am lead to believe in 1973) Chris raced in Formula Atlantic.

They also owned a Chevron B19 during 1973 which they purchased from Central Garages (Mirfield).

Any information on them, their cars and their wherebouts would be greatly appreciated.

Gerrie van Zyl

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#2 ian senior

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 10:06

Hi Gerrie

Don't know about Mike, but Chris was racing a Lotus 69 in Formula Atlantic in 1971. I have a feeling he was from Derby rather than Manchester, but not 100% sure of that.

www.oldracingcars.com may wel tell you some more, but I haven't checked it yet!

#3 JSF

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:10

Mike Oates is a well known club rally driver in Manchester. He often buys the latest WRC spec car to compete in single venue rallies and tarmac rallies.

http://www.thisiswir...r.939499.0..php

Just do a search on google and you will find lots of Mikes rally entries and results.

#4 GvZ

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:48

Ian, JSF,

Thanks so much. I have checked your suggestions and I have some good leads.

I will keep you up to date on the progress. Thanks

Gerrie

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 00:44

i replied to your PM Gerrie