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#3101 arttidesco

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:38

Possibly Barrie Williams.


Definetly does not belong on the Lady Driver thread then :smoking: Thanks Alan :-)

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#3102 Tim Wilkinson

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 17:09

In 1987 the no 23 Fiesta was driven by Norman Grimshaw. No 22 was driven by Angela Grimshaw. Both entered by Goodliff Racing. (from a mid-season Brands Hatch programme).

I have no idea whether that picture tallies with this info, though.

Edited to add - the Autosport review os the '87 season has a picture of the 23 car at a driver-change - the door is open and the body on the side is clearly visible. Front plate says "Norman". At an Oulton 2-driver round Grimshaw shared with Barrie Williams.

Edited by Tim Wilkinson, 13 April 2012 - 17:47.


#3103 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 21:09

Possibly Barrie Williams.

You are definitely slipping Alan.
Surely this was an ideal opportunity to post your similarly arty paint job on the trusty PRS

#3104 alansart

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 21:18

You are definitely slipping Alan.
Surely this was an ideal opportunity to post your similarly arty paint job on the trusty PRS


There was a reply to my infamous paint job on here somewhere which I'm sure showed good old Whizzo in said Fiesta at the Mallory hairpin, hence my earlier post.

The trusty old PRS may still be rebuilt and I'm really tempted to do the cutaway idea again but I don't think somehow I'll go the stockings and suspenders route :eek:

#3105 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 21:41

I have a photo of Whizzo in a Fiesta with a driver figure painted on the door, but I'm sure it was wearing race overalls, not the lingerie option. He may, of course, have driven other cars during the season.

#3106 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 13:06

Mallory Park. 11th May 1986. BRSCC
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"Three wheels on my Midget, and I ain't rolling along..."
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"After you, Claude. No, after you, Cecil." Andrew Raybould has a dispute with Tim Sugden (edit) over the correct line at the hairpin. Is Mallory Dan leaning on the fence?
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Mike Jordan (Lola T644E) and Paul Morton (Royale RP33M). The nose of Roger Ecclestone's Reynard is just inching into shot - Take cover!
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The slightly eerie presence of the Shrike P15 Sports 2000 car. Nigel Corry cuts inside Mark Dunham
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Shrike maestro - and any other car for that matter - Ian Flux
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Reg Woodcock - Triumph TR3A
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A location denied to today's photographers, more's the pity, especially when BRSCC Formula Libre comes out to play...
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Tony Trimmer (Lola T330)
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Alo Lawler (McLaren M30)
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John Brindley (March 721)
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Mark Rogers (Arrows A1B) What would organisers give to have a field like that entered for a club championship these days?

Edited by Alan Cox, 15 April 2012 - 09:23.


#3107 alansart

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 13:18

Mallory Park. 11th May 1986. BRSCC

A location denied to today's photographers, more's the pity, especially when BRSCC Formula Libre comes out to play...


Great stuff Alan. What a pity H & S dictates that some of this and other similar positions are now a camera free zone :(




#3108 elansprint72

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 13:59

That "marshal" in shot one should have opened the gate to let the wheel through.

#3109 petestenning

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 15:02

The loose wheel looks awfully close to that telephone on a post. :eek:

Edited by petestenning, 14 April 2012 - 15:03.


#3110 Phil Rainford

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 16:01

Mallory Park. 11th May 1986. BRSCC
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Mike Jordan (Lola T644E) and Paul Morton (Royale RP33M). The nose of Roger Ecclestone's Reynard is just inching into shot - Take cover!


Take it Paul Morton has overtaken 23 cars on the run down to the hairpin  ;)

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#3111 timf5000

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 16:15

Mallory Park. 11th May 1986. BRSCC
Great photos, Alan. You don't have any of my F5000 March at that meeting, do you?

#3112 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 16:31

Mallory Park. 11th May 1986. BRSCC
Great photos, Alan. You don't have any of my F5000 March at that meeting, do you?

Sorry, Tim. For some inexplicable reason I don't seem to have. Can't imagine why as it was a super-looking car and, indeed, featured on the cover of the programme, did it not? Sadly, I wasn't at the earlier Mallory meeting where I think you won. Phil Rainford may possibly be able to help as I'm sure he was there, too.

#3113 Phil Rainford

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 16:44

Think I may have posted this before....

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Here is the programme:

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#3114 alansart

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 17:13

Here is the programme:

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I bet we thought 50p for a Programme was expensive in 1986.

It was £5 at last weekends Oulton Park British GT/F3 shindig :well:

Edited by alansart, 14 April 2012 - 17:13.


#3115 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 17:20

I bet we thought 50p for a Programme was expensive in 1986.
It was £5 at last weekends Oulton Park British GT/F3 shindig :well:

Based on the retail price index, 50p in 1986 is still only worth £1.14, or £1.56 based on average earnings.

#3116 Gatmo

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 22:08

The green Reynard tripping over Andrew Raybould is, i'm pretty sure, being piloted by Tim Sugden in this shot. The car was originally driven by Richard Dean for Jim Lee Racing.

#3117 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:05

Thanks for that, Wayne. I'm sure you are correct.

#3118 Ian Smith - Diz

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:01

Take it Paul Morton has overtaken 23 cars on the run down to the hairpin ;)

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If this was a race shot, the other [identical] car would have been back home. by then

#3119 timf5000

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 16:20

[quote name='Phil Rainford' date='Apr 14 2012, 17:44' post='5658004']
Think I may have posted this before....

Phil, yes you have posted that oversteering pic before! But I like to remember the noise of the GA on full song so always good to see the pics! And it may not be too long before it's making that glorious noise again.....




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#3120 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 20:26

Recently mentioned on the Mallory Park testing thread, Bolton's Rob Moores, MD of Halbro Sportswear, only the second owner of the ex-Daly Chevron B38 snapped in 1990 at Oulton Park. He still has the car and has entered it for next month's Monaco Historics F3 race.
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#3121 alansart

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 21:09

The rear wing looks a bit strange in the 2nd photo.


#3122 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:02

The rear wing looks a bit strange in the 2nd photo.

Evidence of a tangle, I think.

#3123 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 20:43

Does anyone remember the rather charming young lady who was a more-or-less permanent fixture operating the count-down boards on the Mallory grid at BRSCC meetings in the late '80s?
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#3124 alansart

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 21:03

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To be honest I don't but it looks like Tony Trimmer was going to be a happy man :)


#3125 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:04

It's not Heather McAlpine nee Baillie is it?

#3126 Mallory Dan

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:12

Why is the pic not centred on the Lola T330, Alan...

#3127 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 17:36

1987 BTCC Oulton Park 17th April
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I don't think today's marshals would take kindly to the position adopted by either myself or the other guy back in those carefree days. Mark Hales - Terry Drury Racing Escort Turbo
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Graham Goode - Sierra Cosworth - 2nd place
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Tim Harvey's winning Rover

#3128 David McKinney

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:11

Does the BTCC mind being called club racing?

#3129 alansart

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:48

Does the BTCC mind being called club racing?


In those days perhaps it was. Our local Formula Ford Championship was on the same bill.

Happy days :)

#3130 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:52

Does the BTCC mind being called club racing?

Quite probably, David. However, 'Personal Photos from the Track' tends to encompass major international categories so I have posted them here before, as I reckon they are quite a few rungs below F1/F2/World Sports Cars etc. in the motor racing pecking order.

#3131 arttidesco

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 18:58

Gosh an SDI beating an RS Cosworth Sierra how many times did that happen ?

#3132 Gatmo

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 20:28

The young lady pictured above is Sharon Mitton, no doubt she spiced up many a qualifying session at BRSCC meetings as i'm presuming everyone wanted to qualify on the front row. :)

#3133 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 21:53

Thanks, Wayne. The name rings a bell now you mention it. Was her father a track official at BRSCC meetings?

#3134 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:19

6th August 1983. Oulton Park
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Spot the deliberate mistake. John Llewellyn's attempt at a new line into Old Hall fails miserably
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Mike O'Brien's Aquila leads the Sports 2000 contingent into Old Hall from David Sutherland (Royale) and Ian Taylor (Tiga)
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David Leslie - Magnum 833
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Martin Brundle - Ralt RT3 - before he was mounted by Ayrton Senna
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Calvin Fish holds off Davy Jones to win

#3135 Mallory Dan

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:48

Allan Rollinson in an old Lola well up in S2000 there, Alan.

#3136 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:51

And Richard Morgan in no 9 Royale

#3137 elansprint72

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:56

6th August 1983. Oulton Park

Spot the deliberate mistake. John Llewellyn's attempt at a new line into Old Hall fails miserably


Ah the Scandinavian octuple-flick technique. Best tried on gravel until you are familiar with it.  ;)

#3138 Mallory Dan

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 13:18

And Richard Morgan in no 9 Royale


Wasn't Morgan in a Chevron B60 usually that year Alan. Was this a one-off in a Dutton car?

#3139 Kevan

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 13:20

Gosh an SDI beating an RS Cosworth Sierra how many times did that happen ?


Quite a few times in the early part of the 1987 season- Andy Rouse wasn't running a full season because of his WTCC commitments, so the only regular full-specification Cosworths were Graham Goode and Pete Hall. Both Tim Harvey (3 wins) and Dennis Leech (1 win) beat the Sierras in the early rounds of the championship.

Once the Sierras were uprated to RS500 specification mid-year (plus the arrival of Frank Sytner's BMW M3) it was pretty much game over for the older cars, other than an unexpected win for Mike Newman's BMW 635CSi in the late-season Oulton 1 hour/2-driver race, achieved through a combination of the Sierras having problems and an inspired tyre choice by Mike, who IIRC started on slicks for a race on a wet, but drying track.

The eventual win tally: Rouse (Sierra) 3; Harvey (Rover) 3; and Dennis Leech (Rover), Win Percy (guesting in the Rouse Sierra at the British GP meeting), Mike O'Brien (Holden), Frank Sytner (M3), Mike Newman (635CSi) and Pete Hall (Sierra) all 1 each.

They're great pics by Alan- brings back memories of proper rwd touring cars (well apart from the Escort Turbo!) and oversteer...

Edited by Kevan, 27 April 2012 - 13:27.


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#3140 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 14:51

Thanks for that concise round-up of the 1987 season, Kevan. I am pleased that the photos are striking a chord with you. I think I have some pics from the 2-driver round at Oulton in August. I will sort out a few to post.

Meanwhile, back to 1979, an ace FF2000 driver/constructor who has recently returned to his roots with the 750 Motor Club, Adrian Reynard
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One G D R Marshall at Lodge

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 15:03

The eventual win tally: Rouse (Sierra) 3; Harvey (Rover) 3; and Dennis Leech (Rover), Win Percy (guesting in the Rouse Sierra at the British GP meeting), Mike O'Brien (Holden), Frank Sytner (M3), Mike Newman (635CSi) and Pete Hall (Sierra) all 1 each.

They're great pics by Alan- brings back memories of proper rwd touring cars (well apart from the Escort Turbo!) and oversteer... :up:


Thanks for the summary of what I had forgotten was a very open season Kevan :up:

#3142 Gatmo

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 22:33

Thanks, Wayne. The name rings a bell now you mention it. Was her father a track official at BRSCC meetings?


I think her father was/is Roy Mitton who was listed on the officials page of BRSCC meetings.

#3143 Chris Townsend

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 18:04

Thanks for that concise round-up of the 1987 season, Kevan. I am pleased that the photos are striking a chord with you. I think I have some pics from the 2-driver round at Oulton in August. I will sort out a few to post.

Meanwhile, back to 1979, an ace FF2000 driver/constructor who has recently returned to his roots with the 750 Motor Club, Adrian Reynard
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Being chased by Peter Morgan in the Lola T580, I think. Very good in FF, but didn't have enough money to really make it work in FF2000.

#3144 Alan Cox

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:19

Thanks, Chris.
One from 1981 - who can fill in the details?
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Andrea de Crasheris 1979 F3
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Chico Serra Donington 1979

#3145 Simon Arron

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:47

One from 1981 - who can fill in the details?

Peter Hall in the Bell & Colvill T492?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 17:44

I have just recently revamped my photography website - www.raceandrally.co.uk - and have included several previously un-scanned photos from Ingliston and Knockhill in the 1970s. A few are shown below.

Knockhill 1975
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Ingliston 1978
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#3147 Phil Rainford

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 18:13

1987 BTCC Oulton Park 17th April
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Tim Harvey's winning Rover


Umm that might be me in the other shot Alan :eek:

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#3148 Alan Cox

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 21:00

I have just recently revamped my photography website - www.raceandrally.co.uk - and have included several previously un-scanned photos from Ingliston and Knockhill in the 1970s. A few are shown below.

Some lovely stuff pictured there, Frank.

Umm that might be me in the other shot Alan :eek:

I don't recall you wearing white trousers, Phil :)

#3149 Phil Rainford

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 21:12

Some lovely stuff pictured there, Frank.

I don't recall you wearing white trousers, Phil :)


Only on a cricket pitch Alan.......and without doubt some superb images Frank


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#3150 Simon Arron

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:32

I don't recall you wearing white trousers, Phil :)

Might be Keith Sutton. I've a feeling he and I rode out to Shesso in the back of a fire truck that day. I've become accustomed to people trying to identify Royale RP26s, Ford Anglias, Lotus XIs and stuff on TNF. Is this the first time white denim has triggered a debate?