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#751 alansart

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:43

.... the air was suddenly rent with a cry from Mr Rainford "That's my photo of Ted Wentz's Lola!"


.....followed shortly afterwards with "taken with my Instamatic" :)

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#752 speedman13

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 13:48

Does anyone have a paddock photograph that shows the old Chater & Scott book kiosk.


#753 Mallory Dan

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 14:07

Which Wentz Lola though, Alan/Phil?

#754 Alan Cox

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 14:16

Which Wentz Lola though, Alan/Phil?

See post #3 on page 1 of this thread, Dan

Does anyone have a paddock photograph that shows the old Chater & Scott book kiosk.

Simon Arron posted one in post #31 on page 1, fronted by Nigel Rosser's Alfa, but it has long-since disappeared into the ether. Perhaps he could be persuaded to re-post it - Alternatively, call at the Fox and Barrel where a copy graces one of the walls.

Edited by Alan Cox, 19 June 2013 - 21:08.


#755 MCS

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 21:05

While sitting in the bar at the Fox and Barrell at Cotebrook (within spitting distance of Oulton Park), enjoying a pint of Cheshire Cat with Messrs Raine, Rainford and Arron, on the way back from the Pageant of Power last Saturday the air was suddenly rent with a cry from Mr Rainford "That's my photo of Ted Wentz's Lola!" - It has been commented upon before that the pub has long-featured some of Simon's photos on the walls (niftly lifted from this thread), but the presence of two of Phil's efforts had, until now, passed unnoticed. Some more of Mr Arron's back catalogue were also spotted lurking near the fireplace and both Phil and Simon commented that, had the landlord asked, they would have been happy to provide some more refined examples of their work! In spite of the lack of credits, still a pub worth stopping off at.


Somewhat bizarrely I drove past the pub earlier today (I am currently in Chester).

That aside, has anybody challenged the landlord?!

#756 Phil Rainford

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 23:08

Last Saturday was by far the hottest day I can remember at Oulton.

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Tempted to join these guys in the lake...not sure the food was up to much mind you

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#757 DogEarred

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:05

The hottest day at Oulton that I remember was back in 1975 or 76. During a midweek practice session, I was flogging around trying to learn the circuit. Whilst stopped in the pits, a young Danny Sullivan came over & said I looked like I was going to collapse & offered me salt tablets to keep me hydrated(?).
And it was salt - honest!

#758 TimRTC

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 23:16

The hottest day at Oulton that I remember was back in 1975 or 76. During a midweek practice session, I was flogging around trying to learn the circuit. Whilst stopped in the pits, a young Danny Sullivan came over & said I looked like I was going to collapse & offered me salt tablets to keep me hydrated(?).
And it was salt - honest!


Hope he didn't try and stuff them into your race suit - instant DQ for that now...

#759 Stephen W

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:31

Does anyone have a paddock photograph that shows the old Chater & Scott book kiosk.


Almost
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1968 VSCC - Bill Wilks (Lotus 16)


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#760 elansprint72

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 22:39

Having looked at the schedule for the "Car Fest North" I'm wondering if MSV fully consulted with the local residents before confirming the sequence (and volume) of the proposed line-up. Noisy cars seem to be the least of their problems.

EDIT: Having now read the latest info on t'internet about this event; it appears to have little to do with MSV at all (they do not seem to be mentioned); so I hope the locals do not suffer too much disruption.

Edited by elansprint72, 22 July 2013 - 16:43.


#761 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:51

Talking of noise.....it was good to hear and see Formula One cars back at Oulton yesterday

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#762 Phil Rainford

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:36

Saw this at Silverstone on Friday....

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... brings back memories of the snowy F5000 race on the Good Friday


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Edited by Phil Rainford, 29 July 2013 - 18:58.


#763 Alan Cox

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:13

... brings back memories of the snowy FF5000 race on the Good Friday

...when the Thursdays Chevron B28 was driven by Dave Walker?

#764 Phil Rainford

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 12:57

...when the Thursdays Chevron B28 was driven by Dave Walker?


Indeed Alan.....and was armed with a tall airbox

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#765 Mallory Dan

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 13:50

Did he put it on Pole - or should that be "Pee Wun"...

#766 Alan Cox

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 14:02

Did he put it on Pole - or should that be "Pee Wun"...

:up: http://www.oldracing...php?RaceID=E75B

#767 elansprint72

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 22:09

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April 74.

What a year that was!



#768 Phil Rainford

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:01

There will be some big conkers this year at Oulton...

 

 

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#769 elansprint72

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:20

There will be some big conkers this year at Oulton...

 ;)


Edited by elansprint72, 21 August 2013 - 08:12.


#770 Sharman

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:54

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April 74.

What a year that was!

This shows the old pit bar, the area above the BP signs. When was this demolished exactly?


Edited by Sharman, 21 August 2013 - 13:08.


#771 Stephen W

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:03

There will be some big conkers this year at Oulton...

 

 

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On my first visit to Oulton Park I spent the time between races collecting conkers!



#772 elansprint72

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 20:59

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#773 elansprint72

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 21:04

New forum software prevents me from adding words beneath the photo......

 

"Something for the week-end; Sir"? was what I intended to post but... progress is often a backwards step in this digital world.



#774 Stephen W

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:06

New forum software prevents me from adding words beneath the photo......

 

"Something for the week-end; Sir"? was what I intended to post but... progress is often a backwards step in this digital world.

Have you tried editing the post? I know this isn't very "user friendly" but it strikes me as yet another error brought about by the so-called upgrade.



#775 Stephen W

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:25

New forum software prevents me from adding words beneath the photo......

 

"Something for the week-end; Sir"? was what I intended to post but... progress is often a backwards step in this digital world.

 

 

Have you tried editing the post? I know this isn't very "user friendly" but it strikes me as yet another error brought about by the so-called upgrade.

 

I tried editing the original post and it doesn't work! All you can do at present is QUOTE the original post and then add the caption in the 'new' post.

 

I have reported this in a very strongly worded post on the appropriate thread.

 

It really is a shambles and proves just one thing - the people updating the site have no knowledge of what the people using the site actually post and how we have been using the site for all these years.  :drunk:



#776 elansprint72

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 22:24

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It gets no better than this.



#777 Phil Rainford

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 18:16

Look at all those long lenses :eek:

 

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#778 David McKinney

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 18:46

Or to put it another way, look at all those photographers

 

On my first visit to OP there was just me and one other along that stretch :wave:



#779 elansprint72

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 20:28

... and they are all spectators! Except one. Possibly two.


Edited by elansprint72, 29 August 2013 - 20:29.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 16:44

What a superb day Bank Holiday Monday was at Oulton Park. The only slight downside was the wasp invasion, but I did get some advice from ten-year old Rachel sat at the Burger Bar, to leave my onions until last " cos wasps don't like onions ". You should learn something everyday. Missed Sunday as I was taking my nephew on a Lamborghini driving day. He's eighteen and not long passed his test, which seemed pretty cool until we found out that the afternoon session was 12 year-olds on a Lamborghini driving day. Anyway here's a few shots from the public areas.....

 

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Slipping into Arron mode, next year can the Management persuade some cestrian passerines to take up wasp-eating ? JohnP :) 

 


Edited by Slurp1955, 30 August 2013 - 16:56.


#781 La Sarthe

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 17:15

Look at all those long lenses :eek:

 

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Is it an optical illusion or is the Chevron's wing a bit bent?



#782 ExFlagMan

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 17:58

Is it an optical illusion or is the Chevron's wing a bit bent?

Early prototype DRS?

#783 Slurp1955

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 17:59

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Quite bent, yes. JohnP
 



#784 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 20:21

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Quite bent, yes. JohnP
 

Maybe LWTNS put his cup of tea on there and it was a bit too heavy :well:



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 20:33

Hopefully my first successful (how do you spell that ?)  image post on this forum 

 

Sideways action from Dave Purley F5000 Chevron on the Fosters circuit , this was the first time I used a telephoto  lens , unfortunately before I found out about camera shake  !

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 20:34

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#787 Simon Arron

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 07:35

This is how the world looked from the earth bank just behind that Daily Mail banner, before the Cascades run-off had been invented. As there's a yellow flag waving, I suspect there's an accident going on to my left, at Fosters, and I'm missing it...

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:29

The 'slight downside' that I encountered, after the Gold Cup last Monday, was the lengthy queuing to exit, from the main entrance down (I think) Park Road - it's about 30-years since I was last at Oulton and this exit problem was quite unchanged from my last visit!

 

Can anyone recomend a better way out of the place? (I actually left a couple of races before the end, in hopes of avoiding but otheres clearly had the same idea!!)



#789 Tim Murray

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:58

After the last race on Monday we went for a drink and a bite to eat in the paddock cafe, and then drove straight out with no hold ups whatsoever.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:30

Wow, that's a surprise! I did consider flipping matters that way & 'staying late' but couldn't believe it would work - did you then exit as I did, route-wise?



#791 Tim Murray

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 13:09

Not quite - we came out of the East Gate Entrance, turned right onto Park Road then left and up to the A54. This was at around 7 pm-ish. The only delay we encountered was caused by major roadworks in the middle of a town (Winsford?) quite a way along the A54 - I don't know how much of this was due to traffic from Oulton.


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#792 Phil Rainford

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 14:14

A competitor yestesterday at Oulton refused to accept that there was no longer a grass paddock ( Or did he turn up in the middle of the night?) :)

 

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#793 Alan Cox

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 14:35

The 'slight downside' that I encountered, after the Gold Cup last Monday, was the lengthy queuing to exit, from the main entrance down (I think) Park Road

 

Can anyone recomend a better way out of the place?

If you take the left turn after Park Road, you can exit via the back lanes if you are going east or south



#794 Slurp1955

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 15:43

Not quite - we came out of the East Gate Entrance, turned right onto Park Road then left and up to the A54. This was at around 7 pm-ish. The only delay we encountered was caused by major roadworks in the middle of a town (Winsford?) quite a way along the A54 - I don't know how much of this was due to traffic from Oulton.

 

Yes it is Winsford Tim, and those roadworks have the look of a two year job. I'm always suspicious of developments that advertise how much some Authority is spending on them. Winsford is the Headquarters for Cheshire Constabulary and those roadworks take you past the Training Centre for Speed Awareness courses. They tell me.  ;) JohnP



#795 John-w

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 19:58

Hello,

 

one of next models will be the Lotus 72C (R4), Gold Cup 1970, Graham Hill, now I am searching for reference photos.

Was the valve cover black or chrome/silver? and which sponsor stickers are on the car, every help is welcome.

By problems with copyright, please send PM.

 

Thanks a lot for your help.

 

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#796 Stephen W

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:58

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Quite bent, yes. JohnP
 

An Australian rear wing on a Chevron! Charlie Drake would have been proud!



#797 Slurp1955

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:32

An Australian rear wing on a Chevron! Charlie Drake would have been proud!

Does anyone who was at the Gold Cup have any info on the state of this Chevron?  The wing looks in worse condition on my photo than it does on Phil's. I have a bit of a thing about rear-wing failure (Rindt, Hill, Stommelen, Raikkonen et al). It must be just about the most terrifying thing to happen to a racer. JohnP



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 19:15

I've spotted this little bit of tarmac poking through the grass at Druids before. I can't understand why it's there. Was the corner changed at sometime?

 

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#799 elansprint72

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 19:24

Yes. :)



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#800 David Beard

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 20:02

Yes. :)

When?