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#501 elansprint72

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 21:36

I've been struggling to find a general Oulton Park thread, without success; here is something from the F5000 Easter meeting in 1976, it was sunny but quite cold.

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iirc '76 in the UK is remembered as a really hot year, however it did not start out that way; we went to the Monaco GP dressed in warm clothing; left my Renault 5 near Heathrow still dressed in warm clothing and stepped off the aircraft at Nice to something of a heatwave.
When we got home it was even hotter than the South of France, necessitating a change back into shorts at Watford Gap services.

No idea who the subject of the photo is; it is scanned in as "image 1". :rolleyes:

For the photographers: I have mucked about with it with Silver Efex software.

Edited by elansprint72, 04 March 2012 - 22:15.


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#502 alansart

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 22:11

I've been struggling to find a general Oulton Park thread, without success; here is something from the F5000 Easter meeting in 1976, it was sunny but quite cold.

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iirc '76 in the UK is remembered as a really hot year, however it did not start out that way; we went to the Monaco GP dressed in warm clothing; left my Renault 5 near Heathrow dressed in warm clothing and stepped off the aircraft at Nice to something of a heatwave.
When we got home it was even hotter than the South of France, necessitating a change back into shorts at Watford Gap services.

No idea who the subject of the photo is; it is scanned in as "image 1". :rolleyes:

For the photographers: I have mucked about with it with Silver Efex software.



Nice piccie of a Crossle - although I probably would have liked it better before you messed about with it :)

#503 elansprint72

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 22:16

Nice piccie of a Crossle - although I probably would have liked it better before you messed about with it :)



It's art; I tell you..............  ;)

#504 Phil Rainford

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 22:45

I suggest that is Janet McPherson .... Mr Arron help?



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#505 Giraffe

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 22:53

I suggest that is Janet McPherson .... Mr Arron help?



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It's actually David Leslie in his Crossle Mk 16 (Dunlop Star of Tomorrow round). :up:

Edited by Giraffe, 04 March 2012 - 23:00.


#506 Simon Arron

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:01

It's actually David Leslie in his Crossle Mk 16 (Dunlop Star of Tomorrow round). :up:

No it isn't! Leslie's 16F was finished in one shade of green. Phil was correct - this is Janet McPherson in the red-and-white J&P Crosslé 30F. It might not be the Easter F5000 meeting, though...

#507 Giraffe

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:22

No it isn't! Leslie's 16F was finished in one shade of green. Phil was correct - this is Janet McPherson in the red-and-white J&P Crosslé 30F. It might not be the Easter F5000 meeting, though...


I have found Janet running every number but 35 at Oulton Park during 1976. :blush: Maybe another year?

#508 Simon Arron

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:50

Maybe another year?

I've just had a look. It is from 1976 - the opening meeting of the year on March 6 (star turn: Nick Whiting in a Surtees TS16). Janet carried #35 in a non-championship FF1600 race and finished second to Nigel Robinson (Merlyn Mk24).

#509 Giraffe

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:01

I've just had a look. It is from 1976 - the opening meeting of the year on March 6 (star turn: Nick Whiting in a Surtees TS16). Janet carried #35 in a non-championship FF1600 race and finished second to Nigel Robinson (Merlyn Mk24).


I was looking at the April 15th / 16th meeting initially. Nick must have been shaking the Surtees down for Davina who drove it in that meeting.

#510 Phil Rainford

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:20

I was looking at the April 15th / 16th meeting initially. Nick must have been shaking the Surtees down for Davina who drove it in that meeting.


Indeed he was ....race was won by good old Valentino Musetti


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#511 elansprint72

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:35

I have fired my caption-writer.

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#512 David McKinney

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:55

Nick must have been shaking the Surtees down for Davina who drove it in that meeting.

More likely shaking it down for Divina... :)


#513 Alan Cox

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:06

I was looking at the April 15th / 16th meeting initially. Nick must have been shaking the Surtees down for Davina who drove it in that meeting.

In fact Nick was the allocated driver in the MCD Open series while Divina did the Shellsport series.

#514 Giraffe

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:16

More likely shaking it down for Divina... :)


"i" :blush:

#515 Alan Cox

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:21

I've been struggling to find a general Oulton Park thread, without success; here is something from the F5000 Easter meeting in 1976, it was sunny but quite cold.

I think the "Scoreboard" thread has acquired the status of the definitive 'Oulton memories' thread - long may it continue!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:47

I've just had a look. It is from 1976 - the opening meeting of the year on March 6 (star turn: Nick Whiting in a Surtees TS16). Janet carried #35 in a non-championship FF1600 race and finished second to Nigel Robinson (Merlyn Mk24).


Did Janet do the Libre race too, I gather a few FFs did, and even beat a certain well-known Atlantic driver...

#517 Simon Arron

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 13:12

Did Janet do the Libre race too, I gather a few FFs did, and even beat a certain well-known Atlantic driver...

She was entered, Dan, and qualified 10th - two places behind Jim Kelly's Trojan T101 and one ahead of David Winstanley's Roosters BT40.

#518 Phil Rainford

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 19:38

She was entered, Dan, and qualified 10th - two places behind Jim Kelly's Trojan T101 and one ahead of David Winstanley's Roosters BT40.


Wasn't John Wingfield and John Stokes also in the race?


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#519 Simon Arron

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:02

Weren't John Wingfield and John Stokes also in the race?

John Wingfield yes (finished second to Musetti), Stokes no.

I have just located the qualifying sheet:

1 Val Musetti (March 752) 58.4s
2 John Wingfield (Ralt RT1) 59.4s
3 Alo Lawler (Chevron B29) 62.4s
4 Nick Whiting (Surtees TS16) 63.0s
5 Ronnie Grant (Taurus M24 SV) 65.8s
6 Adrian Russell (GRD 372) 68.8s
7 Peter Maydew (Alexis Mk18) 71.0s
8 Jim Kelly (Trojan T101) 71.4s
9 Frank Potts (Hawke DL11) 71.4s
10 Janet McPherson (Crosslé 30F) 71.6s
11 The Great David Winstanley (Brabham BT40) 72.2s
12 Alan Morton-Jacobs (Royale RP21) 74.4s
13 A Harben (Jamun) 74.8s
14 The Other Graham Hill (HM Special, basically a Merlyn) 75.0s
15 Hugh MacPherson (Dulon MP15) 75.4s
16 Robin Darlington (Kincraft) 84.4s
17 Steve Walker (Image FF2) no time, because his race number wasn't legible...

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#520 Phil Rainford

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 20:57

Don't know where I got John Stokes from :confused:


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#521 Alan Cox

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 21:55

John Wingfield yes (finished second to Musetti)

The first two finishers
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#522 Simon Arron

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:18

Don't know where I got John Stokes from :confused:

Birmingham, I suspect. John Stokes was present when the series came back to Oulton on May 1.

Nice photo of the leaders, Alan. Can't recall whether Phil and I were at the front or back of the Lodge stand for that one (probably the back, in which case we're just out of shot).

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:29

Don't know where I got John Stokes from :confused:


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He of the now long gone Bogarts Bier Kellar who used to enter Stephen South. I met him in Birmingham last November and had a lengthy chat about his racing days. He had been heavily into karting and was a good friend of John Hynes.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:12

John Wingfield yes (finished second to Musetti),


I wonder what eventually happened to the Wingfield Ralt RT1. Although John Wingfield was killed in it at Thruxton, apparently the car wasn't that badly damaged. Jock Robertson wanted to repair and race it but Gerry Marshall wouldn't let him.


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:39

I wonder what eventually happened to the Wingfield Ralt RT1. Although John Wingfield was killed in it at Thruxton, apparently the car wasn't that badly damaged. Jock Robertson wanted to repair and race it but Gerry Marshall wouldn't let him.


IIRC John hit the barrier side-on and the unfortunate trajectory broke his neck.

#526 Alan Cox

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:28

I wonder what eventually happened to the Wingfield Ralt RT1. Although John Wingfield was killed in it at Thruxton, apparently the car wasn't that badly damaged. Jock Robertson wanted to repair and race it but Gerry Marshall wouldn't let him.

Ten-Tenths Ralt RT1 thread describes the car as being 'wrecked' and Chris Townsend records it as "... not known after and perhaps scrapped".
A lovely Rich Harman pic of the car at Mallory
http://www.findfreeg...3/wingfield.htm

Edited by Alan Cox, 06 March 2012 - 22:50.


#527 Phil Rainford

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 18:25

Birmingham, I suspect. John Stokes was present when the series came back to Oulton on May 1.

Nice photo of the leaders, Alan. Can't recall whether Phil and I were at the front or back of the Lodge stand for that one (probably the back, in which case we're just out of shot).


Without doubt at the back with the "Lodge Stand Nutters " :)


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#528 Stephen W

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:54

Without doubt at the back with the "Lodge Stand Nutters " :)


Oi Rainford, I resemble that remark!


#529 elansprint72

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:12

These '61 photos might be of interest to Oulton historians:

Old photos on e-bay

No connection.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 17:37

Hi
After a lot of arm twisting Norman Hayes has kindly allowed me to
post some of his brilliant pics from Oulton back in the sixty`s

Gold Cup 1968

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 17:49

Excellent! Say thanks to Norman from us, please. :up:

Edited by elansprint72, 09 April 2012 - 16:02.


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Posted 21 March 2012 - 18:45

Lancs & Cheshire CC 5 Hour Relay 7.10.1967
Does anyone have an entry list for this event please? The results sheet would be helpful too, for an alternative.
Many thanks
Roger Lund

Edited by bradbury west, 22 March 2012 - 17:52.


#533 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 21:43

After a lot of arm twisting Norman Hayes has kindly allowed me to
post some of his brilliant pics from Oulton back in the sixty`s

I wondered why Norman had given up posting his pics - good to see that he has entrusted you with the task, Steve.

#534 pressman

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 22:20

And a few more 68 Gold cup again

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:32

1967 Gold Cup
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#536 Stephen W

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:34

1967 Gold Cup72 by jones115


That looks like me and my Dad to the extreme right of the photo!

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#537 pressman

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 14:26

Gold Cup 67 again

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Cheers
Steve



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Posted 22 March 2012 - 14:28

I wondered why Norman had given up posting his pics - good to see that he has entrusted you with the task, Steve.


Norman said he had forgotten how to post them poor old thing :p

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 14:44

And 1966 Gold Cup

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Steve

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#540 Sharman

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 14:55

Jones
There is a shot there which has even older antecedents than you dream about. Anybody else notice it apart from me

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 17:59

Jones
There is a shot there which has even older antecedents than you dream about. Anybody else notice it apart from me

A clue, please, John. Unless it concerns the Bedford RL, Arden and Bull ,or Middlewich Motors et al, or the stand and commentary box on the approach to Old Hall, about which I know nothing.
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#542 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 18:12

Norman said he had forgotten how to post them poor old thing :p

Some really happy memories for me amongst that lot, Steve...
Nice to see Frank Gardner leading the Gold Cup into old Hall, and also Innes Ireland in the Bernard White BRM, heading for the team's best-ever F1 result (4th)

#543 Sharman

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 21:16

A clue, please, John. Unless it concerns the Bedford RL, Arden and Bull ,or Middlewich Motors et al, or the stand and commentary box on the approach to Old Hall, about which I know nothing.
Roger

You got it Roger, Arden & Bull's MD was Reggie Tongue

#544 Phil Rainford

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:46

1967 Gold Cup

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Cheers
Steve


These really are superb but this shot just stands out for me .......... also the "Pit Bar" must have been a bit of a tight squeeze :rotfl:


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#545 pressman

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:40

Hi Phil

Glad your enjoying them

They really are great photos, I really love the paddock shots

Some more from 1969 Gold Cup

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#546 MCS

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:35

These shots are wonderful - thank you Steve and Norman.

Regrettably, it just makes me wish I had been born a few years earlier (a common theme).

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:53

What a collection of photographs, superb stuff.

#548 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:37

Agreed; super stuff. And is Jochen Rindt not using his friend Piers Courage's helmet?

Edited by Alan Cox, 25 March 2012 - 11:53.


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Posted 24 March 2012 - 14:50

These really are superb but this shot just stands out for me .......... also the "Pit Bar" must have been a bit of a tight squeeze :rotfl:


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That is not the original Pit Bar Phil, that was at the traffic light end of the pits before there were traffic lights if you see what I mean, and it was a tight squeeze!

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 16:35

That is not the original Pit Bar Phil, that was at the traffic light end of the pits before there were traffic lights if you see what I mean, and it was a tight squeeze!

I remember the pit bar well when it was in the location shown in Norman's photo. Primitive wasn't the word, with only shallow opening fanlights allowing the smoke and sweat to escape. There was a gap about one-and-a-half person's width between the bar and the windows overlooking the pit lane, and with drinkers standing at the windows watching the goings-on below, only the hardiest newcomers could get to the bar.