Posted 28 May 2007 - 00:09
Olympics were more commonly used for Rallies/Autocross, though some have been used for circuit racing. Does anyone have any images of any Rochdale Olympic in competition?
Posted 28 May 2007 - 00:59
Posted 28 May 2007 - 01:28
Posted 28 May 2007 - 06:02
Posted 28 May 2007 - 15:30
Posted 20 June 2007 - 10:13
I read with interest in the June 2007 Fairthorpe Sportscar club magazine a report of a much modified Olympic competeing in Queensland. I have checked with the Historic racing car club in QLD in the results but could find no record of an Olympic in their last event. More details please of when and where may help me find it. So far I know of 3 Rochdales in Australia, Gordon Cowleys GT and Neil Roshier and I both have Olympics. Last I heard Neil was in Victoria. His is modified and runs a 2 litre Fiat motor. It could be his or has another been imported?
regards Keith Nicholson. Rochdale Olympic PH2 ESU 816
Posted 27 July 2007 - 10:04
Still looking for details of this car.
Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:42
Posted 27 July 2007 - 15:09
The John Anstice-Brown 'Lightweight' Olympic is not only well known within the club, it's currently owned by one of it's members. The car was originally contructed by John, who wrote for 'The Motor' magazine, and it wore the dummy registration number of 'AB 1'. Originally the car was fitted with a Holbay Ford 996cc engine with a Ford gearbox with a Hewland 5-speed conversion. Later John fitted a Ford Cosworth 1100cc engine. The car was never very competitive and raced in a number of 750MCC events including the 6hr Relay one year. After having a lot of fun in the car, he sold it for £115 to concentrate on driving a faster and more competitive Rejo Mk VI sportscar. The 'Lightweight', so named as the car was contructed by Rochdale Motor Panels with the thinnest possible number of GRP layers it was translucent, was then converted for road use.
Posted 13 August 2007 - 20:17
Originally posted by Paul Rochdale
Later John fitted a Ford Cosworth 1100cc engine. The car was never very competitive and raced in a number of 750MCC events including the 6hr Relay one year.
And was entered for this race at the Maidstone & Mid Kent Motor Club Silverstone event, 1st May 1965.
Posted 14 August 2007 - 13:04
Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:04
Would you have any idea as to the identity of the driver or any more info about the car? It would be most helpful.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 10:02
Posted 15 August 2007 - 11:26
Thanks very much for the e-mail and the photos, this all helps tracing the lost Rochdale Cars.
ps Just for the record as I have just started on this forum I am the owner of the ex-Richard Parker
24V Cosworth V6 Rochdale Olympic P3 as mentioned at the start of this thread.
Posted 15 August 2007 - 19:07
Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:30