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#601 E1pix

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:01

...different world........

Damn shame.

But now y'all Down There get a much better look at Then than us Up Here. :)


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#602 Stephen W

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:29

Some fabulous Snetterton F5000 memories from photographer Mike Dixon. Note his copyright. Meanwhile Terry Sanger battles with the Harrier, Dave Berry’s BT16/21 Rover behind.
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Fabulous shots, sure you’ll agree. More soon..


The Harrier is still active being hillclimb in the Channel Islands although the original engine currently sits under a workbench awaiting a rebuild whilst the motive power is a Ford V8.

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#603 richie

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:33

[quote name='Andrew Kitson' post='5645233' date='Apr 6 2012, 12:46']Some fabulous Snetterton F5000 memories from photographer Mike Dixon. Note his copyright. You can send me an e-mail to info@andrewkitson.com if anyone is interested in purchasing copies of his work. I can put you in touch. Ted Walker at Ferret owns a lot of Mike’s work too and may also have pictures from these meetings.

Mike Walker in Doug Hardwick’s Lola ahead of Hawtin’s Cooper.
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"Ippocastano" aka Peter Hawtin @Hockenheim in 1971. Photo courtesy Ted Walker.

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#604 Alan Cox

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 14:56

Fantastic though these photos are, it's really not necessary to repost them to respond to the post.

#605 jj2728

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 21:04

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Copyright JAG

#606 JacnGille

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 23:32

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Copyright JAG

The last time I saw this car/driver it was blasting down the front straight at Road Atlanta, airbox slightly askew and wet. Later I read the race report that suggested someone at T7 had offered ol Gordy a beer...during the race. :cool:

#607 eldougo

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:55

Fantastic though these photos are, it's really not necessary to repost them to respond to the post.


So TRUE Alan ,one day it might happen???


#608 E1pix

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:32

The last time I saw this car/driver it was blasting down the front straight at Road Atlanta, airbox slightly askew and wet. Later I read the race report that suggested someone at T7 had offered ol Gordy a beer...during the race. :cool:

Yep, my memory's of it blasting through the woods at Road America. Gordon was no slouch in road racing, and another US star so welcomed in F5000... if not oddly out of place (in a great way).

My first used Bell Star got the "Gordy Treatment" with a $10 fiberglass plug I bought out of Autoweek and glassed in. At 16, Definition of :cool:

Awesome, JJ! :up:

Same to Mike Dixon! :up:


JJordan: Nice Glasses! :)

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#609 GeoffR

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:29

Some pics from PI 2008:

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#610 Catalina Park

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:06

I just found this on Youtube, 1973 Tasman Series - Chesterfield 100 - Warwick Farm. (Tasman Cup, F5000)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:10

I just found this on Youtube, 1973 Tasman Series - Chesterfield 100 - Warwick Farm. (Tasman Cup, F5000)


Wow! Terrific find. Terrible conditions, the only major win of thompson's career as far as I know. Watch for the spin at the very last lap when Walker and McRae touch. Note the twin rear wings of Matich and Walker. I tried to see if the lower wing was doing much work but clearly not as much as the upper wing.

#612 ellrosso

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:22

Few random shots from back in the day - excuse the watermarks which were already on these shots.

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#613 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:28

I've also posted these on the Oulton Park thread to recall the Good Friday meeting of 37 years ago
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Opening lap at Lodge Corner
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David Purley staves off Guy Edwards
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The said Mr Edwards. Shot taken from the long-defunct and much-missed 'Motor'/Eagle Star footbridge
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Winner Gordon Spice
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Vern Schuppan/Sid Taylor Lola
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Richard Scott
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Peter Gethin

#614 NZALPA

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:37

Alan

is the last one of Gethin in a T400?

rgards

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#615 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:08

Alan
is the last one of Gethin in a T400?
rgards
DA

Indeed it is, David.
Kind regards to you.

#616 xj13v12

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:33

[quote name='ellrosso' date='Apr 9 2012, 21:22' post='5647933']
Few random shots from back in the day - excuse the watermarks which were already...

The Singleton car is Chevron B24/B28 and the Richards car is Matich A53. Great shots!

#617 richie

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:15

The Harrier is still active being hillclimb in the Channel Islands although the original engine currently sits under a workbench awaiting a rebuild whilst the motive power is a Ford V8.

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Chris Featherstone's Lola T190- F1-4 Brands Hatch 1973. Photo courtesy Ted Walker.

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#618 richie

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:18

Few random shots from back in the day - excuse the watermarks which were already on these shots.

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#619 richie

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:21

Few random shots from back in the day - excuse the watermarks which were already on these shots.

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5th picture down- Salt Wither's black McRae was formerly owned by Chris Featherstone.

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#620 Ray Bell

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 13:04

It is nice to hear Frank Gardner's very positive comments about Thompson in the Warwick Farm clip...

Also great to see the race again after all these years, thank you Michael!

#621 glyn parham

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:08

Chris Featherstone's Lola T190- F1-4 Brands Hatch 1973. Photo courtesy Ted Walker.


richie, is this photo taken at the Easter Monday meeting?

glyn

#622 RA Historian

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:17

Fantastic though these photos are, it's really not necessary to repost them to respond to the post.

A very valid point, but just a few posts later once again an entire list of photos was republished when the object was just one of the shots. Further, the whole list was posted twice! Gentlemen, Alan was right, no need to repost the whole blasted list! Just takes up space for no purpose. If you wish to reference one photo, for heaven's sake, edit!

#623 Ray Bell

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 14:31

To be honest, I never mind if pics are reposted to bring them up on the next page if a point is being made about them...

But there are a lot of members here who simply don't know how to edit a quote, or how to keep it as a quote when they do edit one.

It all does make for extra scrolling, but it shouldn't make any effective difference to downloads or page loading time because (presumably) they pics are already in your computer's memory (temp files) and therefore are retrieved from there rather than downloaded again.

#624 David McKinney

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 15:47

It's just annoying to have to scroll through the same bunch of pics two or three times...

#625 Ray Bell

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 16:43

Agreed, with the proviso I posted, David...

What really is irritating is having to scroll through the same set of photos two or three times on the same page, especially if there are other sets of photos in among them.

#626 David McKinney

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 18:24

Point taken, Ray

I have on occasion posted a response, then after seeing it was starting a new page, gone back to include the relevant picture(s)

#627 MCS

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 18:36

It is nice to hear Frank Gardner's very positive comments about Thompson in the Warwick Farm clip...

Also great to see the race again after all these years, thank you Michael!


What a lovely piece of film! Thompson rarely - if ever - failed to deliver in the wet and it makes you wonder, given the rainfall statistics given in the Warwick Farm commentary (!) what would have happened at the rain-abandoned Silverstone F5000 UK/Euro round had it gone ahead. Well, he was on pole. Had he won he may have won the title...

Edit for spelling mistakes - isn't Windows 7 crap?

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#628 richie

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 19:02

richie, is this photo taken at the Easter Monday meeting?

glyn


Yes, having checked Allen Brown's site for results! Chris got some sponsorship from pirate radio station RNI 220 medium wave.

#629 MCS

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 19:30

Yes, having checked Allen Brown's site for results! Chris got some sponsorship from pirate radio station RNI 220 medium wave.


Another wet race won by Thompson...


#630 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 23:30

Few random shots from back in the day - excuse the watermarks which were already on these shots.

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The pic of Col Trengoves car has his wife, Tania 34 on this forum driving it

#631 E1pix

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 23:47

Wonderful photos, Ellrosso! :up:

I personally don't mind the watermarks. You surely have a right to protect your assets and/or have contact info on there if downloaded and later referenced. It's all good.

Now if some of the statements from others above could just get through to the re-posters...  ;)

#632 Lola5000

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 23:48

The pic of Col Trengoves car has his wife, Tania 34 on this forum driving it

:lol:any idea what chassis number is trhe Matich of Richards?

#633 E1pix

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 00:04

:lol:any idea what chassis number is trhe Matich of Richards?

As always, a benchmark resource:
http://www.oldracing...m/f5000/matich/

Perhaps A51-005?:
http://www.oldracing...com/matich/a51/

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#634 timbo

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:43

The photo on the grid at Winton with Bowe, Smith and Costanzo reminds me of the great big car/little car battles at Winton in races such as the Rose City 10000.
The likes of Bowe, Smith and Costanzo were just the drivers to put on such a great race also.

#635 ellrosso

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:01

Yes Timbo, John Smith was such a charger in that Ralt RT1 wasn't he. According to the RCN 1979 Rothmans Series preview, the Richards Matich A53 was the ex Goss AGP 1976 winning car. Looked after by Peter Fowler for the '79 series. Thanks for feedback Eric - I normally like my watermarks to be a bit more subtle but I really didn't want those used...

#636 Stephen W

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:15

I've also posted these on the Oulton Park thread to recall the Good Friday meeting of 37 years ago
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Richard Scott


I remember it well. That was the meeting when the commentator up at the start on seeing a certain driver exit the pit lane said those immortal words ...

"There goes Richard Scott in the Durex Lola burning rubber!"

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#637 RA Historian

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 14:12

The pic of Col Trengoves car has his wife, Tania 34 on this forum driving it

It happened again! A whole list of photos, now on here for what, the fourth time? All for just one photo. Gentlemen, please edit!

#638 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 14:39

Suitably edited......I hope  ;)

Few random shots from back in the day - excuse the watermarks which were already on these shots.

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Great shots. :up: Whats the story with the Richards car? Never seen it before but it's very smart and, reminds me of a cross between Purley's B30, an M26 and a 1976 Penske ....

#639 Tim Murray

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 15:11

Check out the full history of the car on the Old Racing Cars site, as originally posted by E1pix in post 633 above

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#640 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 15:23

Check out the full history of the car on the Old Racing Cars site, as originally posted by E1pix in post 633 above


Cheers, missed that post!

#641 timf5000

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 16:02

Yes, having checked Allen Brown's site for results! Chris got some sponsorship from pirate radio station RNI 220 medium wave.


Richie, I was a 14 year old "Gofer"/timekeeper/signaller/mechanic for Chris throughout his time with the Lola (and later McRae) and didn't know or had forgotten the reason for the number!!

#642 richie

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 21:02

Richie, I was a 14 year old "Gofer"/timekeeper/signaller/mechanic for Chris throughout his time with the Lola (and later McRae) and didn't know or had forgotten the reason for the number!!



Can you get the story from the man himself about the radio deal as I'm a pirate radio "anorak" having been out to the current radio ship Radio Caroline Ross Revenge in the late 80's.

#643 richie

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 21:12

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Ray Calcutt, Bob Miller, Fred Saunders, Trevor Taylor at Brands Hatch September 1970. Photo courtesy Ted Walker.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 21:18

Ray Calcutt, Bob Miller, Fred Saunders, Trevor Taylor at Brands Hatch September 1970. Photo courtesy Ted Walker.


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Should have appeared the 1st time, bizarre.

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#645 D-Type

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 21:43

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Should have appeared the 1st time, bizarre.

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#646 richie

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 21:57

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Thanks for the tip.

I met Ray Calcutt 2 years ago when I took on a temporary job as aerial photography salesman and cold called his house nr Tunbridge Wells.

#647 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 22:34

Originally posted by simonlewisbooks
Suitably edited......I hope

Great shots. :up: Whats the story with the Richards car? Never seen it before but it's very smart and, reminds me of a cross between Purley's B30, an M26 and a 1976 Penske ....


Great editing! I wish some others could learn how to do that!

The Matich deal for Richards was for just four races, though a fifth (The Australian Grand Prix at Wanneroo Park was always considered a possibility). The car was then sold to Greg Doidge, with Jim trading an Elfin Sports Car.

It is an interesting little story, not a long story, and you should be able to read about it when you're selling our book. And also see a (better) full page colour pic of it in Doidge's hands.

Edited by Ray Bell, 10 April 2012 - 22:37.


#648 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 23:48

Originally posted by MCS
What a lovely piece of film! Thompson rarely - if ever - failed to deliver in the wet and it makes you wonder, given the rainfall statistics given in the Warwick Farm commentary (!) what would have happened at the rain-abandoned Silverstone F5000 UK/Euro round had it gone ahead. Well, he was on pole. Had he won he may have won the title...

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I hope I never have Windows 7...

From what I heard of the commentary, the mention of rain 'statistics' was 7" in the last week in Sydney. I remember well one night we had 8" in Sydney after practice and before the race meeting was notified as being abandoned early the next morning. I guess that one could have been really bad!

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:43

Ray Calcutt, Bob Miller, Fred Saunders, Trevor Taylor at Brands Hatch September 1970. Photo courtesy Ted Walker.

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Ah the Dulon, it had all the aerodynamic properties of a brick!



#650 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:39

Ah the Dulon, it had all the aerodynamic properties of a brick!

Ohhhhhhh yes....
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