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#551 Stephen W

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:20

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


If memory serves Rindt's 'skid lid' was silver with a black peak whilst Courage's helmet was light blue with black stripe.

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#552 Tim Murray

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:20

It's the same helmet that he used for several races in 1969 - silver with a dark stripe. He used it at the German and Italian GPs, among others. By the time of his Watkins Glen win he'd switched back to the all-dark helmet.

#553 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:50

It's the same helmet that he used for several races in 1969 - silver with a dark stripe.

I had been thinking that, as he had borrowed Piers' Eton-liveried helmet for a practice session at the French GP at Clermont-Ferrand that year, he may have borrowed it again. However, I note that the Oulton shot shows a dark peak.

#554 retrognome

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 19:35

What a collection of photographs, superb stuff.


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#555 Phil Rainford

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:36

A lot of work has gone on over the winter at Oulton with trees being cleared around the lake and Shell

Also a bar/picnic area has appeared at Deers Leap

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Not sure this one was for the general public

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Blends in well with the Cheshire countryside

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The BRSCC Northern FF1600s are just like the champion of Oulton of the the 1980s ....

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#556 alansart

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:13

The BRSCC Northern FF1600s are just like the champion of Oulton of the the 1980s ....

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An impressive entry of pre 90 cars considering the current financial climate. Post 89 wasn't bad either.


#557 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:25

Easter weekend some 37 years ago. Oulton Park
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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

#558 Phil Rainford

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:18

Alan fantastic images..........the amazing thing is it only seems like yesterday :|


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#559 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:24

Were you in the Lodge stand that day, Phil? Along with Steve W?

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#560 Phil Rainford

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 13:52

Fosters with SA....was it not the first time they used the new layout?

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#561 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:57

Taken 11 years after my last selection, 14th June 1986, here we have the 'elite' Northern press corps featuring 'cub' reporter P A R (Motoring News), Yorkshire's own Paul Boothroyd (Autosport Northern correspondent), and the scourge of Middlewich, Don Williamson (Colin Taylor Productions - so he said). Mr Rainford is just checking that he has the order correct for the first round at the Red Lion when practice is over.
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More pics from the meeting to follow...

#562 Phil Rainford

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:26

Thanks Alan.....good job I have not a changed at all :lol:


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#563 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:44

14th June 1986 - another sunny summer's day at Oulton.
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TGP champion-to-be Bob Berridge (Reynard) leads Scott Stringfellow (Van Diemen) up Deer Leap
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BARC North-West Special GT contender Steve Cole with his fabulous TVR 4.2 SE AC
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Usually to be found on top of the podium, Wigan's David Ellis (Aston V8) attempts to head off Terry Carthy (Elan)
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Over to Mr Raine for the details of this Monoposto Kent encounter - he was in the field just out of shot. How many of you recall the Davron driver who is in the lead?

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#564 Phil Rainford

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:53

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Over to Mr Raine for the details of this Monoposto Kent encounter - he was in the field just out of shot. How many of you recall the Davron driver who is in the lead?


Maurice Cox?

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#565 alansart

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 13:38

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Over to Mr Raine for the details of this Monoposto Kent encounter - he was in the field just out of shot. How many of you recall the Davron driver who is in the lead?


Correct Mr Rainford. The car was later owned by Paul Hogarth but for some reason was nowhere near as quick as before, which is strange as Hogarth was a fairly fast driver. Even I could beat it!!

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Back to Alan's photo:

9 Maurice Cox - Davron, 20 Brian Cooke - Royale RP21, Robert Goodwin - Royale RP26, 7 Bernie Tolman - Merlyn Mk21, 111 Charles Fogg - Crossle 41/45F, 6 Jim Blockley - Reynard SF78, Chris Fox - Fireball XL5, 15- Robert Mears - Royale RP26, 5 John Ostins - Merlyn 11A, 21 Paul Beech - Reynard SF77/78, 33 Francis Phillips - Phoenix 001 and possibly Mark Jeffrey behind Beech.

I qualified 15th and finished 13th :(

Edited by alansart, 14 April 2012 - 16:07.


#566 Gav Astill

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 00:04

14th June 1986 - another sunny summer's day at Oulton.

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BARC North-West Special GT contender Mark Cole with his fabulous TVR 4.2 SE AC

Steve Cole???

#567 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:59

Indeed, Gav. Steve Cole. Mea culpa.

#568 Gav Astill

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 19:09

Indeed, Gav. Steve Cole. Mea culpa.

Blimey, I've managed to correct someone on TNF - that's a first :)

Mind you, it is one of my all time favorite Oulton regular competitors, up there with the (in)famous Dave Ellis Aston, and Malcolm Hamilton's fearson V12 E-type

Edited by Gav Astill, 15 April 2012 - 19:13.


#569 Phil Rainford

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 19:43

Blimey, I've managed to correct someone on TNF - that's a first :)

Mind you, it is one of my all time favorite Oulton regular competitors, up there with the (in)famous Dave Ellis Aston, and Malcolm Hamilton's fearson V12 E-type


And boy .....did it sound good :)



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Posted 15 April 2012 - 19:55

1986- I had, by then, abandoned motor-racing when I rediscovered cycle racing; not quite a Reg Harris magnitude come-back but I did OK.
Seems like I missed some good stuff at Oulton. Keep these excellent shots coming please.

Is the red Elan an ex-Richard Jenvey car? Polaroof sponsored?



#571 Stephen W

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:50

Taken 11 years after my last selection, 14th June 1986, here we have the 'elite' Northern press corps featuring 'cub' reporter P A R (Motoring News), Yorkshire's own Paul Boothroyd (Autosport Northern correspondent), and the scourge of Middlewich, Don Williamson (Colin Taylor Productions - so he said). Mr Rainford is just checking that he has the order correct for the first round at the Red Lion when practice is over.
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Thanks Alan.....good job I have not a changed at all :lol:

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Well the jeans certainly haven't!

#572 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:54

Blimey, I've managed to correct someone on TNF - that's a first :)

Mind you, it is one of my all time favorite Oulton regular competitors, up there with the (in)famous Dave Ellis Aston, and Malcolm Hamilton's fearson V12 E-type

After a sabbatical Steve Cole started having fun again last season.
He sought out a Formula Ford he could actually squeeze into and acquired a Royale RP26 and now does the BRSCC Northern FF1600 Championship.

#573 Phil Rainford

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:31

Saw the name a few weeks ago Ian.......just thought it was another Steve Cole from Liverpool :)

Is this him behind Graham?

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#574 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:18

Saw the name a few weeks ago Ian.......just thought it was another Steve Cole from Liverpool :)

Is this him behind Graham?

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Certainly is.

#575 Phil Rainford

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:13

A picture of the man himself......

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#576 Simon Arron

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 17:45

Lovely snaps, ASDC. Lower shot shows Nick Hammerton lunging inside Alister Lane, I believe.

#577 alansart

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 17:51

Something to test those Oulton FF afficionados who remember 1984. Name that man!
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The first lap after Island


44 is ....................me! :)


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:01

Something to test those Oulton FF afficionados who remember 1984. Name that man!


Alan, I think it's more like 1987.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:30

Something to test those Oulton FF afficionados who remember 1984. Name that man!
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The first lap after Island
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Esso, or whatever it was called at the time


1987

66 Duncan Shaw, 15 Paul Hogarth, 3 John Wood, 77 Hugh Mellor, ?, ? possibly Ian Slater, 44 yours truly... the dust in the background is I think from me having tried to go around the outside of Slater and sticking 2 wheels on the grass as he hadn't seen me :eek:! Brian Anderson next up.

Nick Hammerton and Paul Longfield below.

Phil Margerison won. What happened to him. Young, quick but he just disappeared!

Edited by alansart, 26 April 2012 - 18:32.


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#580 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:35

Oops! Somehow I seem to have deleted the original post - Old Timer's disease, I think.
Here they are again: 1987, as Alan Raine has identified (I did know, really)
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The first lap at Island
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Esso, or whatever it was called at the time.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:37

Thanks for the correction, Alan. Did Alister Lane race an RF80 at one point, or did that happen only in my imagination?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:41

Thanks for the correction, Alan. Did Alister Lane race an RF80 at one point, or did that happen only in my imagination?


He did and was Formula E Champion.

Seen here at the 84 Festival mixing it with the modern cars.

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#583 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 19:52

44 yours truly... the dust in the background is I think from me having tried to go around the outside of Slater and sticking 2 wheels on the grass as he hadn't seen me :eek:! Brian Anderson next up.

Well I never. It was very rare that I ventured out to Esso in those days and on one of the rare occasions that I did I espied a future TNFer parked opposite me!
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:42

Well I never. It was very rare that I ventured out to Esso in those days and on one of the rare occasions that I did I espied a future TNFer parked opposite me!
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I was lucky with that one as Brian Anderson and the others behind did a good job of missing the PRS going into Esso backwards. A big thump from the barriers was expected which fortunately didn't happen. I retired to the pits a few laps later - possibly for a change of underwear :eek:

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#585 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 14:38

Possibly the only picture I have of the legendary Manchester racing-car dealer Bob Howlings, with his Chevron B42 at the 1980 Gold Cup as he is lapped by Ray Mallock's Surtees TS20
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 21:09

27th April 1974... name that crowd.

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#587 Stephen W

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:20

27th April 1974... name that crowd.

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Well I'm in there somewhere!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 19:26

Chevron action at Lodge, Mr Malkie and ??? Look at that concentration.

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#589 Phil Rainford

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 21:16

Changes aplenty in evidence today.....


New crossing or very small Motor Bridge


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A new Grandstand :eek:


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Mind you the one overlooking Cascades was not for the faint hearted


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Good to see the sun out :)


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#590 Phil Rainford

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:00

More changes this week.............the lake has been moved to the outside of Cascades


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 13:38

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



Just thought I would bump this post forward again. Any info would be most welcome. What became of Tom Dooley's records etc?

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 18:56

This seems the most appropriate thread to raise this on. In his book, Tony Brooks refers more than once to "the Karussel" at Oulton; was this the hairpin now known [I think] as "Shell Oils Corner" and I believe also named "Esso" at one time.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 19:08

This seems the most appropriate thread to raise this on. In his book, Tony Brooks refers more than once to "the Karussel" at Oulton; was this the hairpin now known [i think] as "Shell Oils Corner" and I believe also named "Esso" at one time.

Almost certainly, Duncan. Can't think of anywhere else he would have meant. Esso, as once was...


#594 Phil Rainford

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 21:35

From above the bar at Oulton ( Young Steve's handywork)


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I'll have a pint of Kennedy and Keegan please barman....


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 17:55

I think this is the only photo I have of the scoreboard itself. I hope the driver wasn't seriously injured.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 17:59

I hope the driver wasn't seriously injured.

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Rupert Keegan's Arrows?




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Posted 22 June 2012 - 18:17

Rupert Keegan's Arrows?


I think so Alan. Gold Cup , April 1979. 61 laps brakes/accident. No mention of serious injury..according to mr google !


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 19:31

I think so Alan. Gold Cup , April 1979. 61 laps brakes/accident. No mention of serious injury..according to mr google !


Not the Gold Cup! Keegan's Arrows was sponsored by 'The Black Hole' for that race as seen in the previous post. It is probably taken at the June '79 meeting, also retired(accident).

Looking again at the photo, the paddock looks decidedly empty for such a big meeting. Perhaps a testing or practice day??

Edited by paulsenna1, 22 June 2012 - 19:35.


#599 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 20:10

30th June 1979, possibly?
http://www.silhouet....a/aurora79.html

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#600 southcoast

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 22:08

Not the Gold Cup! Keegan's Arrows was sponsored by 'The Black Hole' for that race as seen in the previous post. It is probably taken at the June '79 meeting, also retired(accident).

Looking again at the photo, the paddock looks decidedly empty for such a big meeting. Perhaps a testing or practice day??


Could be the June one then. I was only 10 or 11 so I don't remember it too clearly. I'll check through my dad's collection of programmes next time I visit. Pretty sure it wasn't a test or practice day though