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#1 barry wise

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 01:54



Looking for FF2000 race results for the 1984 & 1985 UK season I believe there was an event called the BBC Granstand FF2000 Championship.My need for the results is to authenticate the history of my car a Reynard-Neil-Browne SF84 sold to and driven by Tony Chambers.
Any information on Tony or his whereabouts, who incidentally was the manager of Errol Browns rock group Hot Chocolate would be of great help.It would assist me in tracking the car which then went to the USA and then New Zealand and now residing in Australia Any photos would also assist.

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#2 Martin Dewey

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 21:32

BBC Grandstand FF2000 results, taken from the results magazine 'Racewise' of 1985, for Tony Chambers (Reynard-Neil Brown 84SF):

Round 1 (Oct 26th): 17th (26 starters/21 finished)
Round 2 (Nov 3rd): 9th (21/17)
Round 3 (Nov 10th): Rtd after 6 laps (of 15) (15/22)
Round 4 (Nov 17th): Rtd after 14 laps (of 15) (25/18)
Round 5 (Dec 1st): 9th (26/19)


#3 barry wise

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 09:54

BBC Grandstand FF2000 results, taken from the results magazine 'Racewise' of 1985, for Tony Chambers (Reynard-Neil Brown 84SF):

Round 1 (Oct 26th): 17th (26 starters/21 finished)
Round 2 (Nov 3rd): 9th (21/17)
Round 3 (Nov 10th): Rtd after 6 laps (of 15) (15/22)
Round 4 (Nov 17th): Rtd after 14 laps (of 15) (25/18)
Round 5 (Dec 1st): 9th (26/19)


Martin can the results be downloaded or do you have mag

#4 Rob29

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 17:41

I had forgotten those mags.I think I have the complete set-if I can remember where.Also at least one of those FF2000 races on video-they were shown on BBC Grandstand programme.What more info do you need Martin?

#5 Martin Dewey

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 18:44

Martin can the results be downloaded or do you have mag

I have the magazine. I'll send you scans of the results if you like, but they're not much to look at - just pages of results tables (although I personally find that kind of thing quite stimulating, to be honest). Let me know your email address and I'll zip them over (I doubt if I'd be able to attach them to a post on here - not quite mastered that one yet!).

#6 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:33

I can't remember his name off the top of my head but the guy that did Racewise is a TNF member, I think he posted in the Motor Sport thread - he might be able to help with results from 84/85.

#7 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:45

He posts here as DixieDancing:

http://forums.autosp...?showuser=61523

#8 David McKinney

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 17:10

I don't think he started it till 1985...

#9 DixieDancing

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:19

Hi guys - you're right only did Racewise 1985 and 1986. Glad it has been of use. Can not help with any other years myself. Not sure if I still have a complete set of both years! You could try Martin Hadwen at BRSCC / Archives but not sure he'd have this sort of record. Best of luck with research. Hello Gregor and hello David, by the way and regards!

#10 David McKinney

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 13:13

Hi Paul and welcome :wave:
I think I've got a full set somewhere, but not easily accessible
Likewise Motor Racing, which published full results 1985-87-ish

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Posted 05 September 2022 - 17:54

4th/5th April 1985 was the Oulton Park Gold Cup. The ff2000 Racing Displays British Championship round had two entries that I am having trouble with for the Gold Cup book vol2.

1st Giles Butterfield  number 36 I don't have a car or an entrant (probably himself) he finished last.

2nd unknown driver, car, entrant, number 75 did post a practice time of 1m 45.33s some 3 seconds slower than Giles (pole was 1m 31.45s) and def outside the 110%. They didn't start.

Has anyone got any info to fill the gaps please?

Cheers

Mike


Edited by mikeallen, 05 September 2022 - 18:44.


#12 Darren Galpin

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Posted 05 September 2022 - 20:16

Last two rounds of 1985 at http://www.dlg.speed...2k/85ukf2k.html



#13 GazChed

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Posted 06 September 2022 - 08:53

Colin Wright has raced a dark green Reynard SF79 number 75 for a very long time, mainly in the Pre 80/84 Formula Ford 2000 series. Whether he was racing 37 years ago is a moot point but your question possibly points to him biting off more than he could chew in one of his early races by taking on the future Grand Prix stars in the main National Championship. You could ask on the Historic Formula Ford 2000 to confirm it.

I noticed Johnny Herbert racing a Talon in one of the results Darren posted. I am fairly sure that Giles Butterfield raced a Talon at least in the early season races. I seem to recall that Autosport's Formula Ford 2000 reports contained a box with all the entrants qualifying times and results so finding the relevant copy (10/4/85 ?) would probably give you information you require.