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#801 BrendanMcF

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 16:42

I have added a gallery of images from the 86 Richard Seaman meeting on my site, here are a few tasters...

It's such a hard life being a marshal...
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#802 alansart

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 16:44

I have added a gallery of images from the 86 Richard Seaman meeting


Was that the "Hot sticky" one :lol:

Bring back open face helmet. The expressions on drivers faces as they go through Old Hall is superb. One or two look very worried!!!!!

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#803 BrendanMcF

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 16:55

Was that the "Hot sticky" one :lol:

Bring back open face helmet. The expressions on drivers faces as they go through Old Hall is supurb. One or two look very worried!!!!!


I wouldn't have expected a comment like that from you Alan :eek: you are getting down to my level :lol:

I guess with a million quid's worth of irreplaceable racing history under you right foot (probably owned by someone else...), the slightest wobble is going to get the old sphincter twitching a bit...

#804 alansart

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 17:01

I wouldn't have expected a comment like that from you Alan :eek: you are getting down to my level :lol:


That was the Motoring News headline for the meeting written by a disgruntled reporter. It's been discussed on TNF in the past :)


#805 BrendanMcF

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 17:11

That was the Motoring News headline for the meeting written by a disgruntled reporter. It's been discussed on TNF in the past :)


Ahhh Ok, now I understand.

Hope it wasn't me... :blush:

Update: Just found the original reference, it was a MN staffer (and TNF member), not a reporter. Phew...

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#806 Simon Arron

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:32

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Some stuff from this weekend's Albert Park F5000 race, part of the Australian GP support programme, is now in situ on the Personal Photos of F1 2010 thread. Updates to follow as and when...

#807 elansprint72

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 20:49

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#808 elansprint72

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 21:12

Kim Mather's old bread-van becomes the meat in an Elan sandwich. :smoking:

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#809 elansprint72

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 20:23

Something different! At the VSCC See Red 09 Donington Park (last race meeting before the circuit closed) the Red Arrows took off from EMA and surprised the crowd, us photogs and some sea-gulls (that is not crap in my camera, it is a very loose formation of birds!). :rotfl:

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Note that there is the spare aircraft in the formation; they always pack a spare "just in case".

#810 Simon Arron

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 13:43

A brief selection from Sunday's HSCC meeting at Cadwell Park...

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Seen leading David Wild (Lola T200) and Derek Buckton (Elden Mk8), Ian Ashley (T200) returns to Cadwell Park in Formula Ford... a step down from some of the stuff he raced there 40-odd years ago.

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Stag knight: a Spitfire might have been a brighter idea, Anthony St John Hart...

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TVR Tuscan Challenge cars of the late 1980s used to spontaneously combust during their formative months. Peter Shaw's earlier (1969) Tuscan is simply kicking up cement dust (the result of an oil slick laid, I believe, by a Lotus Europa).

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'Tis pity he's a Hore: Peter of that ilk leads the opening HTCC race, which he eventually won.

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I left Beckenham in 2010 and reached Lincolnshire in 1979...

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...or even the mid '60s. Julian Barter (TVR 3000M) and Steve Shuttleworth (Lotus Cortina).

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Close to the wedge: Dick Dixon (Lotus 61).

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Hail Barn: the farm buildings have gone from the corner's perimeter, but you can still stand just above the cars and there isn't a guardrail in sight. Marvellous. From the top, Mike Eagles (Milano), Dave Randall (Ginetta G4) and Richard Owen (TR2).

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Larger and lime: Mark Bennett (A310) leads Paul Stafford (240Z).

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Junior showtime: John Chisholm (Gemini Mk3A) and Brian Mitcham (Mallock).

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Glad to be Gray: CRC winner Ian and his Brabham BT16.

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#811 john winfield

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 14:02

Great photos Simon - it was a good day's racing wasn't it? Always nice to get back to Cadwell. Ian Ashley was entertaining, really trying hard; hopefully his late disappearance from the lap charts was nothing serious. Did you stay for the last couple of races? The second Historic Saloons was one of the best I've seen, with the BMW fighting past the Lotus Cortinas, and the Mini and Imp hanging on for dear life.

I was saying to Cirrus that, apart from the HSCC once again putting together a good 'package', what a good job MSV and Cadwell management have done with the circuit and facilities. Where else can you relieve yourself in a clean, well-equipped toilet while still able to see half the circuit, study the back of Marcus Pye's head and listen to his and Ian Titchmarsh's commentary?

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#812 Cirrus

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 14:42

Any nice Historic FF2000 pics, Simon?

#813 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 16:33

Some of my snaps from Cadwell:

Jeremy Main's FF2000 Reynard SF79 crests the Mountain
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Ian Ashley certainly was trying. Back to his 1969-70 FF roots
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'Ecurie Bonnier-esque' Ginetta G15 of Peter Bornhauser at Barn corner.
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The FJ rear engined race gets underway
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Won convincingly by John Milicevic in his Cooper T59, fantastic car control every lap
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Scenic Cadwell
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Lots of Imps in the saloon races
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FF2000s approach the Mountain section
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David Lane's Jensen Healey
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Lincoln Small's immaculate BT30
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#814 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 17:00

Some of my snaps from Cadwell:

Lincoln Small's immaculate BT30

Thanks to Messrs Kitson and Arron for the sunny snaps - Lovely shot of the BT30, Andrew, IMHO it was/is a gorgeous-looking car, especially from that low angle.

#815 Simon Arron

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 18:23

Any nice Historic FF2000 pics, Simon?

Pics? Yes. Nice? Not sure. I am still wading through the results of yesterday's shutter frenzy and will post some more stuff later (I think Andy Kitson paints more quickly that I process photos).

Sorry not to see you yesterday, but I'm hoping to make it to a few other HSCC events during the year and will try to catch up then.

Cheers,
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#816 Cirrus

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 18:26

The BT28/29/30 series has always been a favourite of mine as well, although in period I remember many people saying that they were ugly. That body shape was one of the first to integrate the front wings properly, and it looks equally good with, or without them.

Edit - we were posting at the same time, Simon. It must be nice to see the opposite ends of the motor racing food chain...

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#817 Giraffe

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 18:41

The BT28/29/30 series has always been a favourite of mine as well, although in period I remember many people saying that they were ugly. That body shape was one of the first to integrate the front wings properly, and it looks equally good with, or without them.


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The much missed Gerry Birrell in the Sports Motors BT28 from 1970, without them.

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 19:17

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The much missed Gerry Birrell in the Sports Motors BT28 from 1970, without them.


A picture very much symptomatic of the ever generous Rodney Bloor's contribution to our sport, providing drives for drivers with talent. A good man much missed.
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#819 Geoff E

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 20:02

Ian Ashley was entertaining, really trying hard; hopefully his late disappearance from the lap charts was nothing serious.


As I left I saw a still-helmetted Ashley and a mechanic puzzling as to why the steering wheel wouldn't move, the front wheels being on full left lock. The car, which was at that time in the assembly area, seemed to be otherwise undamaged.

I left Tewkesbury for Cadwell just before 7am. Once the track nearest to my old home in Lincoln, I hadn't been there since c1994 and there seemed to be a lot more Armco around and the fences had been moved back a few yards. Everything was a lot smarter than earlier days but hadn't really been spoilt by the changes.

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#820 john winfield

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 20:31

As I left I saw a still-helmetted Ashley and a mechanic puzzling as to why the steering wheel wouldn't move, the front wheels being on full left lock. The car, which was at that time in the assembly area, seemed to be otherwise undamaged.

I left Tewkesbury for Cadwell just before 7am. Once the track nearest to my old home in Lincoln, I hadn't been there since c1994 and there seemed to be a lot more Armco around and the fences had been moved back a few yards. Everything was a lot smarter than earlier days but hadn't really been spoilt by the changes.


Thanks for the update, Geoff; I'm glad to hear that Ian Ashley and the car weren't too badly knocked about.

I didn't visit Cadwell until 1996 so don't know what the circuit was like before then, except from magazine reports of course. Personally, I think the circuit owners have done a superb job, complying with modern safety regulations yet giving drivers a real challenge, and providing spectators with incomparable, sometimes breathtaking viewing. Watching the quickest cars into and through Hall Bends, and seeing the fastest minis hurl themselves up Coppice trying to stay in touch with the Cortinas - wonderful! Variety and gradient; when will Herr Tilke realise?


#821 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 21:10

Where else can you relieve yourself in a clean, well-equipped toilet while still able to see half the circuit, study the back of Marcus Pye's head and listen to his and Ian Titchmarsh's commentary?

Personally, I think the circuit owners have done a superb job, complying with modern safety regulations yet giving drivers a real challenge, and providing spectators with incomparable, sometimes breathtaking viewing.

Never mind the view you get of the back of Marcus Pye's head from the gents' toilet, you can still get a great view of the circuit while supping a pint outside the bar. Heaven on earth!

#822 elansprint72

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 23:06

Never mind the view you get of the back of Marcus Pye's head from the gents' toilet, you can still get a great view of the circuit while supping a pint outside the bar. Heaven on earth!


I thought I was alone. :cool:

#823 elansprint72

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Posted 12 April 2010 - 23:15

LMC 08, again.

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Given a free choice, I would have waited a couple of seconds longer and, like the nimble athlete wot I am, hopped over t'wall. However I had a couple of windy garlic-eating marshals tugging at my sleeves. :well:

In the event, I was home and dry before the old bloke with the flag was carried off the tarmac. :|



#824 Simon Arron

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:25

Never mind the view you get of the back of Marcus Pye's head from the gents' toilet, you can still get a great view of the circuit while supping a pint outside the bar. Heaven on earth!

No shots of Marcus, fore or aft, nor do I have any images of beer being supped (unless you count some grainy snaps from Sheffield Universitry circa 1981), but I do have the following...

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For the benefit of Mr Morgan, captioned from the top: Stuart Boyer (Reynard SF77); vulpine battle between the elegant SF79 of Paul Dukes and the rubbish-in-period SF80 of Steve Gardiner (with Paul Lawrence making a guest appearance in the background); Merlyn magician Antony Raine in his Mk28; Derek Watling (Royale RP27) showcases the Pat Symonds approach to rear suspension design; rare Tiga in captivity - Amanda Whitaker's SF78 (and Mr Lawrence, again).

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Triumph not in adversity: Richard Cross's 2000 Mk1.

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Haul of the Mountain king: Darren Burke won the Historic FF1600 race, but his front right tyre played only a bit-part role.

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Ian Gray (Brabham BT16).

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James Bailey (Fiat 128 3P) just fails in a bold bid to remove the marker pole at the foot of the Mountain.

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What happens when you cross Star Wars with Formula Junior? Not a question that has often been asked. The answer, in all probability, is Tony Pearson's Bandini.

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The greatest concentration of potential unreliability ever captured in a single racing shot? Will Morton (Alfa GTV) and David Lane (Jensen Healey).

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The Caravelle - more than just a French airliner. This is Callum Macleod's Mk2.

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Bob Trotter - the same, one assumes, as the chap who once raced a CityLink-backed Escort special saloon. Anybody able to confirm?

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James Owen (Elva 200).

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Some parting shots from the HTCC: David Brand (Mini); Mark Jones (Lotus Cortina); race winners Roger Cope (BMW) and Peter Hore (Lotus Cortina); the collective Cortinas of Messrs Hore and Jones. Why can't all racetracks look like this? Such photographic charisma is unlikely to be readily available in Shanghai this weekend...

#825 sterling49

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 07:30

Great photos Simon, the last one of the Cortinas, particularly notable for scenery. The triumph 2000 also looks good, similar to Bill bradley's as raced at the 1966 British GP Meeting

#826 Barry Boor

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:09

Thank you, Simon, for allowing me to see that a Bandini has survived!

#827 alansart

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:52

It's good to see that Cadwell is still good for taking photos. I've not been since about 1989, so it's about time I made another visit.

Great pictures :)

#828 Cirrus

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 09:43

Great pictures, Simon - Thanks!

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 15:47

And in answer to Bob Trotter i believe is is the same one who raced the City Link Escort.


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#830 Phil Rainford

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 15:57

And in answer to Bob Trotter i believe is is the same one who raced the City Link Escort.


Pete


Cannot remember .....but did he also race this Anglia :confused:

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#831 Simon Arron

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 17:51

Did he also race this Anglia?

An undeniable truth. Nice to get a glimpse of the Longridge paddock while sitting in the Emirates lounge at Gatwick...

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 18:28

An undeniable truth. Nice to get a glimpse of the Longridge paddock while sitting in the Emirates lounge at Gatwick...


Off to a Chinese procession? :well:


#833 Stephen W

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:55

Off to a Chinese procession? :well:


Bit early for the Chinese New Year!

That Longridge paddock is a great reminder of how things were - try visiting Three Sisters track at Ashton-in-Makerfield for another trip down memory lane!

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#834 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 09:17

A few more of my Cadwell HSCC shots:

Scott Temple's Reynard, winner of the FF2000 race.
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Paul Possamai's Lola T580. All he needs is a black and red helmet and it could be Mike Blanchet.
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Steve Gardiner's Reynard SF80.
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'Pukka Pies' boss Andrew Storer in his Royale RP27.
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An older Royale - the 1971 Supervee RP9 of John Bowles.
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Nigel Grant's Delta T78.
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Historic Roadsports underway.
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The battle at the front between Dave Randall's Ginetta and Paul Tooms' Elan, on their way to the grid through Barn.
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Paul trying hard through Barn.
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Dean Forward should be pointing thus, but very entertaining in sideways mode.
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Derek Buckton's Elden Mk8 in the FF thrash.
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Rear view of Ian Ashley's Lola T200.
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Not sure who this is, not in the prog, but another T200 exits the hairpin with the tail out.
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Memories of Castrol liveried F3 cars of Colin Vandervell and Jody Scheckter. But this is Anthony Ross in his Lotus 59.
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Ian Gray, Brabham BT16 through the hairpin.
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Classic Racing Cars lead battle. In period, they would be passing the long demolished farmhouse that stood by the track.
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Lotus FJ approaching the mountain section in the rear-engined race.
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A gaggle of Juniors in the same event.
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#835 Alan Cox

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:44

For those of you with a penchant for something pre-war, and Bugattis in particular, a selection from Angoulême 2004.

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Lucas Slijpen's 'barn-find' Bugatti 35, as entered in the Concours d'√Čtat
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Marcel Sontrop's Type 37 leads Slijpen
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Bugattiste Karine Blanchard makes ready
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English interloper Mike Preston, Type 35B
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Winner Alexandre Lafourcade, Type 35B
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On the Rallye de Charente. Jean-Marc Laffont's Type 44
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With Mlle Blanchard on the road to Cognac
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A moment's respite




#836 Phil Rainford

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 13:57

Off to a Chinese procession? :well:



Careful what you wish for on this Forum ;)

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#837 Stephen W

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 14:22

'Pukka Pies' boss Andrew Storer in his Royale RP27.
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Andrew, next time you see Mr Storer could you ask him which part of the pukka they use in their pies? It has been bugging me for years!

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#838 Geoff E

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 14:47

Not sure who this is, not in the prog, but another T200 exits the hairpin with the tail out.
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Andrew Willis in a Lola T200 I think.


#839 Phil Rainford

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 15:34

Andrew Willis in a Lola T200 I think.



Same car and driver combination from Gold Cup last year.......and the programme confirms your educated guess :)

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#840 Geoff E

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 16:11

Same car and driver combination from Gold Cup last year.......and the programme confirms your educated guess :)


I had written Willis and Lola in my programme  ;)

I Googled to find the results of the March meeting.

#841 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 17:47

From the first Silverstone Historic Festival in 1991, sponsored by Christie's:

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Duncan Hamilton - a man with a proper helmet.
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Purveyor of motoring goods to the gentry - and conductor of a very rapid Elite, as well as occasional tilts at Formula 1 - Les Leston.
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Another man with a proper Herbert Johnson.

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Mike Hawthorn's son, Arnaud Delaunay, present for the launch of Chris Nixon's 'Mon Ami, Mate'.


#842 Macca

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 19:34

Absolutely brilliant photos!

(but it was 1990........)


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#843 macoran

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 19:43

(but it was 1990........)
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So that's why I see '91 on Hamilton's pass

#844 Barry Boor

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 19:50

Nice photo of Tony Marsh's Cooper, Alan.

#845 Macca

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 19:59

So that's why I see '91 on Hamilton's pass


Ah, then it probably was from 1991 when there was a parade of British drivers/cars.............but the first Festival was in 1990.

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#846 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 21:36

Sorry, Macca. Quite right, it was the second Christie's.

#847 David McKinney

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 21:53

Nice photo of Tony Marsh's Cooper, Alan.

I think you're probably thinking of the car Alec Mildren raced in Australia (without the tell-tale Marsh triangle on the nose) :)


#848 Alan Cox

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:14

Favourable comments have been made earlier on this thread about the wonderful viewing available at the Cadwell Park circuit. Here are a some shots taken at the 1991 VSCC meeting, a couple of them faturing the much-lamented farm buildings at Barn Corner - a great backdrop to any photograph. Subjects are David Caroline (Morgan) and Martin Stretton (Frazer Nash).
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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:25

GREAT car control by the chap in the Nash..... :up:

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#850 David McKinney

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:40

GREAT car control by the chap in the Nash..... :up:

...and everything else he's raced: Cooper T43, Cooper T51, B-Type Connaught, Maserati 250F, 300S, C-Type Jag, Lightweight E-type, March 712, Tyrrell P34...etc etc