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#2101 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 13:08

I must admit it's not a line I would choose to take at Old Hall.

And you've taken a lot of different ones to choose from. No two the same! :rotfl:


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#2102 alansart

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 14:02

And you've taken a lot of different ones to choose from. No two the same! :rotfl:


One has to experiment :wave:

Edited by alansart, 28 January 2010 - 14:03.


#2103 BrendanMcF

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 14:23

One has to experiment :wave:


Experiment: "An experiment is any procedure that can be infinitely repeated and has a well defined set of outcomes..."

Random: "If something happens at random, it happens without a definite plan or pattern"

Did you use the correct word there Alan?

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Edited by BrendanMcF, 28 January 2010 - 14:24.


#2104 alansart

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 14:41

Experiment: "An experiment is any procedure that can be infinitely repeated and has a well defined set of outcomes..."

Random: "If something happens at random, it happens without a definite plan or pattern"

Did you use the correct word there Alan?

:blush:


As soon as I posted that, I knew I was in trouble. Perhaps I should have said experimental (If that makes any difference?)

It was never random, just sometimes not as fast as I would of liked :)

Edited by alansart, 28 January 2010 - 16:41.


#2105 BrendanMcF

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 16:46

A couple of pics from a huge Formula E battle between Richard P and Phil Margereson at Oulton, ended in tears for Phil I seem to recall.

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Some Island Bend FF1600 action

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More Formula E - Mallory

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And finally a wayward Westfield at Old Hall

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#2106 alansart

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 17:21

Some Island Bend FF1600 action

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Rowan Dewhurst in the Quest.


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Kimi's manager?


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An Eccleston sandwich :eek:


Brilliant as ever Scoop :)

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#2107 BrendanMcF

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 17:28

Kimi's manager?


Steve Robertson himself :up:

#2108 BrendanMcF

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 17:34

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Richard Williamson (RS2000) wasn't surprised to see an out-of-session single-seater in hs mirrors, but was astounded that any Formula Talbot cars had actually turned up. I think the Sparton is being driven by Johnny Hayes-Harlow, but stand to be corrected.


I've got a similar pic from a qualifying session at Kirkistown, where Roger Eccleston (I think) was sent out in his FF1600 with the special saloons as he had been off in a boggy, wet cow field the day before and missed official practice... Seem to recall he dried the thing out by removing all the bodywork and sans helmet, with fag in mouth, doing half a dozen full speed laps :clap:

I'll see if I can find it.

Edited by BrendanMcF, 28 January 2010 - 17:35.


#2109 alansart

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 17:51

I've got a similar pic from a qualifying session at Kirkistown, where Roger Eccleston (I think) was sent out in his FF1600 with the special saloons as he had been off in a boggy, wet cow field the day before and missed official practice... Seem to recall he dried the thing out by removing all the bodywork and sans helmet, with fag in mouth, doing half a dozen full speed laps :clap:

I'll see if I can find it.


I think he did at the end of friday free practice. He came past me down the long straight...smiling :)

Kirkistown was good for oddball practice sessions.
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#2110 Simon Arron

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 18:29

Steve Robertson himself :up:

Pursued by Kenny Br├Ąck?

#2111 Phil Rainford

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 19:13

Some Island Bend FF1600 action

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A shot you are no longer allowed to take in 2010 :cry:

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#2112 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 19:36

And finally a wayward Westfield at Old Hall

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Errm, I really dont think thats a westfield.




#2113 BrendanMcF

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 21:08

Errm, I really dont think thats a westfield.


I'm sure you know better than me, is that a genuine 7?

#2114 BrendanMcF

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 21:15

A shot you are no longer allowed to take in 2010 :cry:

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It was never the most sensible place to stand, Paul B was hit there in '86 or '87.

#2115 Simon Arron

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 21:40

It was never the most sensible place to stand, Paul B was hit there in '86 or '87.

1987. Rainford was standing next to him...

#2116 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 21:50

But Lee, the Mini was behind??? I am not saying he was the fastest, best or winningest racing driver, just great to watch.

But he is turning in across the line of the mini, who is then going off track to advoid hitting him. If the mini had held his line the escort would be bouncing off the Armco on the opposite side of the track!

#2117 MCS

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 21:53

A shot you are no longer allowed to take in 2010 :cry:
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But isn't that the inside of Esso - or whatever it's called these days ?


#2118 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 21:54

I'm sure you know better than me, is that a genuine 7?


I think it could be a series 4, the last Lotus 7 built from 1971 - 1974, but I've never seen one without a spare wheel, so I cant say if that triangular protrusion is genuine, then there's the cycle wings at the front, I thought series 4s all had clamshells :confused: I'm sure one of the Lotus afficionados on here will be along soon to shoot me down ;)

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#2119 elansprint72

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 22:11

Outside the Odeon, by any chance?


I was on that turkey shoot!
Sounds magazine considered it too "charty" to use. :well:


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#2120 elansprint72

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 22:32

But isn't that the inside of Esso - or whatever it's called these days ?

Looks like Esso with a step-ladder to me. The one place at Oulton where you could guarantee not to be hit. I've been in secret training all Winter just to get back there, don't tell me it's now off limits. :|

If the jobsworths want to know where the most frightening place to stand is, here is a clue:
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In 35 years of snapping at Oulton, I have never had anyone else on my shoulder at this spot.  ;)


#2121 elansprint72

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 22:35

A couple of pics from a huge Formula E battle between Richard P and Phil Margereson at Oulton, ended in tears for Phil I seem to recall.


Now that really is top class photography. Respect. :D

#2122 Stephen W

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 10:02

And finally a wayward Westfield at Old Hall
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Errm, I really dont think thats a Westfield.


I'm sure you know better than me, is that a genuine 7?


I think it could be a series 4, the last Lotus 7 built from 1971 - 1974, but I've never seen one without a spare wheel, so I cant say if that triangular protrusion is genuine, then there's the cycle wings at the front, I thought series 4s all had clamshells :confused: I'm sure one of the Lotus afficionados on here will be along soon to shoot me down ;)


I am 99.99% certain that it is a Series 4 Lotus 7, however from the photo it does appear to have an earlier nose fitted rather that the original slab-like version plus as Paul points out it does have the cycle wings rather than standard clamshells.

:wave:

#2123 alansart

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:34

A couple of pics from a huge Formula E battle between Richard P and Phil Margereson at Oulton, ended in tears for Phil I seem to recall.

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A may be wrong, but the Crossle looks like Roger Eccleston

Edited by alansart, 29 January 2010 - 11:35.


#2124 BrendanMcF

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:45

A may be wrong, but the Crossle looks like Roger Eccleston


You are not wrong...

My mistake :blush:

#2125 alansart

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 11:49

You are not wrong...

My mistake :blush:


It probably still ended in tears anyway :)

#2126 BrendanMcF

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 13:41

Formula E goes to Kirkistown - the team photo :clap:

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#2127 BrendanMcF

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 13:44

Now that really is top class photography. Respect. :D


Thanks :blush:

Coming from a fellow snapper with a great portfolio, I'm well chuffed :up:

#2128 alansart

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 15:11

Formula E goes to Kirkistown - the team photo :clap:

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May 1986. Glad to see I've not changed much in nearly 24 years...well apart from being a stone heavier and more grey hairs :)


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 16:01

May 1986. Glad to see I've not changed much in nearly 24 years...well apart from being a stone heavier and more grey hairs :)


Perhaps that makes you the new Grecian? :)

#2130 alansart

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 16:23

Perhaps that makes you the new Grecian? :)


I think I'm well past that :well:

The sad thing about that photo is that 3 of our group have departed to that great race circuit in the sky.


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Posted 30 January 2010 - 16:30

I think I'm well past that :well:

The sad thing about that photo is that 3 of our group have departed to that great race circuit in the sky.


Roger, Panther & ?

#2132 alansart

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 16:38

Roger, Panther & ?


Mike Gardner (senior)

#2133 Phil Rainford

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 16:47

Alan ........could you possibly put names to faces?

I recognise quite a few but would have a better chance if you were wearing your helmets :)

Take it Mr Smith is off somewhere smoking one of his " roll-ups" ?

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#2134 alansart

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 17:23

Alan ........could you possibly put names to faces?

I recognise quite a few but would have a better chance if you were wearing your helmets :)

Take it Mr Smith is off somewhere smoking one of his " roll-ups" ?

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Back Row, Left to Right:

Me :wave: , Malcolm Barfoot, David Naylor, Gavin Wills, Roger Eccleston, Richard Peacock, Seamus Mullholland??, Mike Gardner, Simon Olley, Paul Longfield, Brian Anderson.

Front Row, Left to Right.

Andrew Whitehouse (we share the PRS), John Wood?, Jim Kelly, Brian Mullarkey, Ray Fenton.

Edited by alansart, 30 January 2010 - 17:24.


#2135 Phil Rainford

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 18:28

Many thanks :up:


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#2136 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 21:39

Take it Mr Smith is off somewhere smoking one of his " roll-ups" ?

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:smoking: More than one Phil. In between decorating the bedroom that is. Women! Why can't they just accept "I'm busy" and stop nagging.

Back Row, Left to Right:

Me :wave: , Malcolm Barfoot, David Naylor, Gavin Wills, Roger Eccleston, Richard Peacock, Seamus Mullholland??, Mike Gardner, Simon Olley, Paul Longfield, Brian Anderson.

Front Row, Left to Right.

Andrew Whitehouse (we share the PRS), John Wood?, Jim Kelly, Brian Mullarkey, Ray Fenton.

Seamus Mullholland?? The Irish lads weren't on the photo, as it was the cross Irish Sea mob that were being snapped
I was thinking it was Steve Patton from Crossle sneaking onto the photo, not Seamus.

Until you said David Naylor, I thought it was Mike Newton

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 16:27

Some shots from a 750MC meeting at Snetterton 30 years ago, when Russell was a scary bend and you could stand on top of the pits.

See what I mean
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The day the music died for Steve Everitt
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Colin Marshall in the eponymous Mk 1A
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Dave Sheppard ahead
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John Lock
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Derek Bashford. Hope he didn't...
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Bob Cook's twin cam G4
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As the sun sets over Thetford, Tony Clinkard is glad he remembered his shades
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Anthony Duddingham
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Keith Messer
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Reg Dixon's G15. Nice shade of brown, Reg
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#2138 alansart

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 16:43

Some shots from a 750MC meeting at Snetterton 30 years ago, when Russell was a scary bend and you could stand on top of the pits.

Keith Messer
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That F1300 of Keith Messer was just beautiful :)


#2139 Mallory Dan

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 17:06

That F1300 of Keith Messer was just beautiful :)


Agreed Alan, didn't he convert it to a S2000 at one point, or was that another car completely?


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#2140 alansart

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 17:23

Agreed Alan, didn't he convert it to a S2000 at one point, or was that another car completely?


I have a vague memory that he did as F1300 was a little weak in those days.

I was trundling around the circuits in my F750 at the time, but it was always a pleasure to look at the Messer in the Paddock. Always nicely prepared with that lovely metallic green paint job.

#2141 alansart

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 17:34

:smoking: More than one Phil. In between decorating the bedroom that is. Women! Why can't they just accept "I'm busy" and stop nagging.


Seamus Mullholland?? The Irish lads weren't on the photo, as it was the cross Irish Sea mob that were being snapped
I was thinking it was Steve Patton from Crossle sneaking onto the photo, not Seamus.

Until you said David Naylor, I thought it was Mike Newton


Spooky or what!!! I was looking at this when a spam email popped up from a David Mullholland trying to sell me websites...

Re Steve Patton. I thought it was one of the Irish guys in the background but couldn't tell who.

I don't think Mike Newton ever went to Kirkistown with Formula E.

Here's a question. Who achieved more after Formula E. Richard Peacock raced the Tyrrell in Historics. Gavin Wills went on to run Swift, Mike Newton won his class at Le Mans etc. etc

Edited by alansart, 04 February 2010 - 17:37.


#2142 Stephen W

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 17:49

Keith Messer
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That F1300 of Keith Messer was just beautiful :)


Agreed Alan, didn't he convert it to a S2000 at one point, or was that another car completely?


Keith designed & built a new body for a Lola S2000 which he ran in the same F1300 series. The car was sold to Fidoe/Turner who hillclimbed it very successfully.


#2143 Gav Astill

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 20:03

Whilst packing for my pending house move (to about 200 yards from Oulton Park....) I came across this photo, which I took at Old Hall Corner at around the beginning of the 1990s. I remember the incident very clearly as I had to duck to avoid being hit by a rear corner which made its way into, and beyond, the spectator area!.

For some reason I've always had it in my mind that the pilot was Perry McCarthy, but now I think that's probably not correct.

Any ideas? Any other witnesses?

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 21:36

Whilst packing for my pending house move (to about 200 yards from Oulton Park....) I came across this photo, which I took at Old Hall Corner at around the beginning of the 1990s. I remember the incident very clearly as I had to duck to avoid being hit by a rear corner which made its way into, and beyond, the spectator area!.

For some reason I've always had it in my mind that the pilot was Perry McCarthy, but now I think that's probably not correct.

Any ideas? Any other witnesses?

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Too late for Stig Mk1.

It's a Marlboro Van Dieman by the looks of it.

#2145 elansprint72

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 22:50

Whilst packing for my pending house move (to about 200 yards from Oulton Park....) I came across this photo, which I took at Old Hall Corner at around the beginning of the 1990s. I remember the incident very clearly as I had to duck to avoid being hit by a rear corner which made its way into, and beyond, the spectator area!.

For some reason I've always had it in my mind that the pilot was Perry McCarthy, but now I think that's probably not correct.

Any ideas? Any other witnesses?

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Along with the sixteen vestal virgins, I had headed for the coast about that time.
Will you be welcoming frozen snappers for tea and toast at your new domicile? :rotfl:


#2146 Gav Astill

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 23:42

Along with the sixteen vestal virgins, I had headed for the coast about that time.
Will you be welcoming frozen snappers for tea and toast at your new domicile? :rotfl:

I will be at a convienient mid-point between Lodge and the Red Lion, so expect plenty of passing trade ...

#2147 Thundersport

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 23:57

Would it have been de La Rosa or Ivan Arias of Marlboro Spain racing?

#2148 elansprint72

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 22:31

VSCC Oulton 75
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:02

VSCC Oulton 75

By an odd coincidence the first motor racing meeting I ever went to! (and the start of so much)

#2150 Phil Rainford

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 16:15

A couple of pics from a huge Formula E battle between Richard P and Phil Margereson at Oulton, ended in tears for Phil I seem to recall.

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Camera lights action !!

Thanks to young Steve Jones here is the battle in all its glory..............what a corner Knickerbrook was :eek:




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