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#701 275 GTB-4

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:37

How strange. The photos of the car in the MN rally report show it with the blue/green Austin Rover stickers on the headlights, as in your photo.


I really don't care...just want to hear one in all its anger again :up: :)

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:13

want to hear one in all its anger again :up: :)


x2, but next time from a slightly safer viewing position :cool:

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:58

x2, but next time from a slightly safer viewing position :cool:


Hah! getting old are we?....slippers, pipe, comfy chair, fireside and leather elbowed cardigan at hand :cat:

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 14:09

Hah! getting old are we?....slippers, pipe, comfy chair, fireside and leather elbowed cardigan at hand :cat:


 ;) :up:

#705 RS2000

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 19:55

just want to hear one in all its anger again


What? the anger at designing a car to the original draft regulations (no provision for "Evolution") only to see them changed to favour other (turbo) cars with built in evolution potential the 6R4 lacked.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:09

RAC Rally, 1975 Harewood, if I remember correctly one Porsche 911

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and slightly off topic another 911 at the European Rallycross at Lydden

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#707 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:42

RAC Rally, 1975 Harewood, if I remember correctly one Porsche 911

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Heinz-Walter Schewe and Peter Peterson in their Porsche Carrera

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:38

Some photos from the Pirelli Historic rally in Kielder forest at the weekend. Nostalgia in action! :D

Drew Wylie/Howard Pridmore Ford Escort Mk.1 2000

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I now own the above car and it turns out to be an early "GNO Series" RS1600 that was used as a Demonstrator and later modified for rallying as an RS1600 and then fitted with an RS2000 engine in July 2002. Plans to fit the appropriate BDA engine are under way! Meanwhile some Sprints & Hillclimbs are scheduled for 2013

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Any further photos of GNO 468H would be apprecited especially when used as a Press Demonstrator - send a "PM" for my e-mail address

Thanks, Bill P





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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:07

Fabulous car Bill, particularly like that it is not arched. All the press photos of the time were of "GNO " series cars, of course, Essex registered.

Edited by sterling49, 08 March 2013 - 18:45.


#710 Gary C

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:15

'I really don't care...just want to hear one in all its anger again'
Take a look at www.racrallydvd.com then!

#711 aitchman

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 21:25

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Picture taken during lunch halt of 1973 Tour of Dean. Who drove this car?

#712 RS2000

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 22:34

Sorry, no entry list (and I still can't access the Dean site competitors data base).
Sandy Lawson had one in 72/3 (RAC, Scottish etc.) but the seeding seems too high for her. Mike Hibbert was entered in one on the 72 RAC, so he seems more likely for this.
Stanley Palmer ran one for a long time but not then I think. Dick Newsum entered 73 RAC in one but again seeding seems too high for him.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:25

Sorry, no entry list (and I still can't access the Dean site competitors data base).
Sandy Lawson had one in 72/3 (RAC, Scottish etc.) but the seeding seems too high for her. Mike Hibbert was entered in one on the 72 RAC, so he seems more likely for this.
Stanley Palmer ran one for a long time but not then I think. Dick Newsum entered 73 RAC in one but again seeding seems too high for him.


Mike Hibbert and Henry Lidden won the 1973 Tour of Dean in a Ford Escort.

#714 aitchman

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:34

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Another interesting car present at Yat Services during 1973 Tour of Dean, possibly Hibbert's Escort alongside.

My thanks to Nic Biddle for these forty year old pictures.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 16:45

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Picture taken during lunch halt of 1973 Tour of Dean. Who drove this car?


Colin Barrell and Brian Rann according to the Autosport preview..... Ring any bells?

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 19:03

Barrell and Rann listed in the event programme at No 20 but in a Ford Escort T/C UTP 800H

Must be a late change of car.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 21:40

Colin Barrell had TC UTP800H from at least the 1970 RAC I think, replacing Cortina GT DRV132C. Can't see any dealer/entrant shown on the DAF (but Barrell was from Bournemouth/Poole area?)(not the sort of car most would actually buy themselves!).
Can't recall him in a DAF, so maybe borrowed? Had a Sunbeam Lotus later? He was CofC of the Ringwood Forest Stages in 80s (a sort of Sunseeker Rally at a third of the cost...). I nearly hit a helicopter on that one year - it was hovering low beyond a blind brow to get shots of cars taking to the air over the crest but drifted too close.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 22:37

Same service area? 1972 Tour of Dean.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 23:11

I now own the above car and it turns out to be an early "GNO Series" RS1600 that was used as a Demonstrator and later modified for rallying as an RS1600
Any further photos of GNO 468H would be apprecited especially when used as a Press Demonstrator - send a "PM" for my e-mail address
Thanks, Bill P


There's half a photo (the nearside!) of it on the grid at Oulton Park along with several other "GNOs" in the Osprey book "Ford Escort RS". No drivers and front angle doesn't show whether race numbers are applied. Headlights taped though and some sort of sticker on front wings. Ask AAGR: he wrote it - and has commented in it that the (Ford) photo was incorrectly captioned as TCs.

GNO475H was I think the first "demonstrator" to become a proper competition car, as Peter Warren's entry in the 1970 RAC Rally (the same event that saw the first homologated Group 2 works entry of an RS1600, for R.Clark)(works BDA engined TCs had previously appeared in Group 6).

GNO476H was on Richie Gatt's unregistered hillclimb Modprod class car in the early/mid 2000s (but he had no idea at the time of the number's significance or if it was genuine).

403.415,424,425 seem to have been TCs.
420,422,423,428,450,466,467,468,475 RS1600s.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:54

'I really don't care...just want to hear one in all its anger again'
Take a look at www.racrallydvd.com then!


Thank you..looks good ;)

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:22

There's half a photo (the nearside!) of it on the grid at Oulton Park along with several other "GNOs" in the Osprey book "Ford Escort RS". No drivers and front angle doesn't show whether race numbers are applied. Headlights taped though and some sort of sticker on front wings. Ask AAGR: he wrote it - and has commented in it that the (Ford) photo was incorrectly captioned as TCs.

GNO475H was I think the first "demonstrator" to become a proper competition car, as Peter Warren's entry in the 1970 RAC Rally (the same event that saw the first homologated Group 2 works entry of an RS1600, for R.Clark)(works BDA engined TCs had previously appeared in Group 6).

GNO476H was on Richie Gatt's unregistered hillclimb Modprod class car in the early/mid 2000s (but he had no idea at the time of the number's significance or if it was genuine).

403.415,424,425 seem to have been TCs.
420,422,423,428,450,466,467,468,475 RS1600s.


RS2000, thank you for your research and information
Bill

#722 aitchman

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 15:23

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Another image from 1973 Tour of Dean.

Such a variety of cars entered, and as with a number of Tour of Dean rallies the entry list differed considerably from the list of starters.
This is No71 which on the entry list was Dennis Cardell in a Marina.


#723 Gary C

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 16:06

lads, take a look : www.racrallydvd.com for 6R4's, Mantas, Quattro's etc etc

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:28

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OK, I had a look at AtlasF1. Just to explain my comment about the Aussie diff. In that era, all Falcons (except GTs) and Valiants, used rear axles made by Borg Warner. I think the BW code for the 6/8 cyl versions was 77 series, but I could be wrong on that. Anyway, BW also made axles for export and one was the 77 (?) series made for a Phillipino light truck called a Ford Fiera. These were the basis for the Escort rear end. They had a lot of mods including Detroit Locker centres, extra tubes in the axle housing and fully floating outer wheel bearings. The Atlas was OK, but it wasn't available in Australia, except in V6 Capris (IIRC) and they weren't all that common. Also, BW was about 2 minutes away in the same street we were in!!


There is another comment re the sale of IYK 000 and it's authenticity. Now this car originally came from the UK and was used as a pattern car as well as being driven by everyone. There are a couple of things I'd look for to see if it's a UK shell or an Aussie one that has been swapped. The mudguard flares were alloy, although they were pretty much gone in the lower parts from all the rocks hitting them. I think the best way to tell, would be to look on the passenger's floor and see if there is a hole there for a LHD steering column. The Australian built bodies didn't have this. Also, compare the rear shock turrets to another UK shell. The ones fabricated here, were different shapes, from memory. Apart from that, everything else would have been replaced anyway. It should be on 13" Minilites to make it look real, too.
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If my memory serves by right , was not IYK 100 the BDA purchased and rallied by Novocastrian Garry Burns, after Colin Bond. If so it spent time in my panelbeating workshop having the odd panel replaced after a number of "offs", Garry never lacked "ticker", but the end result was not always good. A particularly nasty high speed roll (in the early stages of a NSW or Australian Championship round) effectively destroyed the oringinal body shell. It sat for a long time before Garry reshelled it as per the orginal built plans. It was a mamoth task in a back yard shed.