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#2951 Simon Arron

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 07:09

Mike Beckwith in the Mallory SM, Tony?



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#2952 2F-001

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 07:38

That would be my guess too; Mike Beckwith drove an SM in the early days of the Production Saloon series when the class divisions were based on showroom price - and I would have seen that Mallory. For how many seasons did that format run? I was never enthralled by that series, but it did bring out a large variety of models ans “shapes”.

Interesting to see shots from the Avon Tour (which also visited Mallory)... I’ll have to go rooting throuh my slides to look for some pics of mine...

Edited by 2F-001, 11 February 2020 - 07:42.


#2953 john aston

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 07:47

I was there as well - cue Moskvitch photo opportunity ? And those aren't words one often reads on TNF ..... :drunk:  



#2954 Mallory Dan

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:49

72-74 as a guess re the ££ class in Prodsaloons? Then it went to engine size, then they banned the Camaros, and it got better and better!



#2955 Odseybod

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:15

Thanks for the IDs on the SM, chaps (getting to sound like Codebreaker here). In the same batch of Showroom Saloons - have I mis-remembered that? -  are Roger Bell of 'Motor' in the MLG BMW 2002  and an unhacked-about Cooper S that would be worth a mint today (though I think is already showing signs of tin worm at the bottom of some panels).

 

I won't bore you with more spotty pics of those but instead, the same roll of Tri-X has some Special Saloons from what looks to be the same meeting (we made every shot count then). The first one I reckon is the Sunbeam Rapier Fastback on Gordon-Keeble underpinnings (apparently they shared the same wheelbase - not many people know that), although the colour scheme is different from that in other pics of it that I've found on Tinterweb.

 

Rover-1.jpg

 

Then we have a gaggle that includes the V8 Cortina by then in the hands of Bob Byrne (though I thought he only did hillclimbs?).

 

Spec-Saloons-4.jpg

 

As always, TNF wisdom and the real answers much appreciated. Sorry to inflict all these on you but I'm rather enjoying my trawl through negatives previously thought too difficult to enlarge well (some are quite 'thin') and certainly not worth hours of work with the 000 spotting brush  - the digital darkroom makes it all so easy, so that now it's the TNF audience that has to do all the suffering!

 

 

 

 



#2956 alansart

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:46


As always, TNF wisdom and the real answers much appreciated. Sorry to inflict all these on you but I'm rather enjoying my trawl through negatives previously thought too difficult to enlarge well (some are quite 'thin') and certainly not worth hours of work with the 000 spotting brush  - the digital darkroom makes it all so easy, so that now it's the TNF audience that has to do all the suffering!

Don't feel sorry, it's what TNF is all about :)

I've not noticed before but it looks as though the Cortina has a heated windscreen.



#2957 alansart

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:48

One last one from the 73 Avon Tour. Nigel Stovin-Bradford and his Hillman Hunter. Not only with a co-driver but also a riding mechanic in the back!

5894020103_b1b9422095_z.jpgNigel Stovin-Bradford, Avon Tour of Britain 1973 by Alan Raine, on Flickr



#2958 Odseybod

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 12:16

I've not noticed before but it looks as though the Cortina has a heated windscreen.

 

It looks very similar in design to the ones fitted to works Minis for the Monte - but maybe used here because the cockpit became a bit hot and steamy?



#2959 Mallory Dan

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 13:40

Peter Shelton in the Cortina, Tony? And Martin Kent the Rapier?



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#2960 Odseybod

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 14:06

Honestly no idea but I think this is the ex-Doc Merfield Cortina, which was then raced by Brian Bolton and then Tony Hazelwood, whereas I think the Pete Shelton car was a different one. Probably wrong, though!



#2961 alansart

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:38

Peter Shelton in the Cortina, Tony? And Martin Kent the Rapier?

Martin Kent rings a bell with the Rapier.



#2962 Simon Arron

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 17:41

Third vote for Martin Kent in the Rapier...



#2963 Rob Ryder

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:16

Make that 4 :wave:

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1972 International Trophy meeting



#2964 Odseybod

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 18:26

Thanks for solving the Rapier conundrum, chaps - looks much 'sharper' in Rob's pic .I'm guessing the missing headlights are extra air intakes?



#2965 john winfield

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 20:46

Make that 4 :wave:

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1972 International Trophy meeting

 

Rob, what was the Rapier doing at the International Trophy meeting?  Did it race in Group 2, or was it a Special Saloon, or...?



#2966 Rob Ryder

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 07:11

Rob, what was the Rapier doing at the International Trophy meeting?  Did it race in Group 2, or was it a Special Saloon, or...?

Sorry John, it was the 21/5/1972 Interserie meeting at Silverstone and not the International Trophy. It raced in the Special Saloons.

#2967 elansprint72

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 13:11

Did they really chop up a Gordon Keeble to make that? Having seen a Keeble chassis I would have thought it more likely to grace a combine harvester than a racing car!



#2968 Odseybod

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 16:39

I always assumed it was a terminally crash-damaged GK - can't imagine anyone would dislike a healthy one enough to do that to it ...

#2969 Simon Arron

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 16:50

If memory serves, Martin Kent previously raced a Gordon Keeble. I have a feeling he had a shunt that trashed the shell without doing too much damage to the chassis and a Rapier body was handily compatible, so...


Edited by Simon Arron, 13 February 2020 - 06:15.


#2970 Odseybod

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 23:14

Thanks, Detective Arron - case solved, methinks.



#2971 elansprint72

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 21:08

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what ya got 'till it's gone...... 

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#2972 Stephen W

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:02

Paddock-Matra-MS11-at-Station.jpg

 

1968 and my first continental trip was to Monaco. This shot is of one of the Matra MS11s in the paddock adjacent to Station Hairpin



#2973 elansprint72

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 12:27

Eff wun hasn't changed a bit, has it Steve?    :rolleyes:



#2974 Odseybod

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 17:45

Ferrari pit's almost exactly the same.

 

German-GP-0772-Ferrari-mechanics-lunch.j

 

(German GP, 1972)

 



#2975 Simon Arron

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 18:14

ferrari-stop-2d.jpg

Slightly less leisurely Ferrari pit activity at Monza in 2011, on Thursday afternoon ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. Shot through the press room window, hand-held at 1/10 with fingers very firmly crossed...



#2976 Odseybod

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 18:35

Love the movement, though the front right seems a bit behind schedule.


Edited by Odseybod, 16 February 2020 - 19:04.


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 18:43

Note there as many pit crew for that one stop as there are drivers starting the race... 



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 18:57

McLaren, Silverstone, 1973. In later years I guess Ron Dennis would not of approved of an almost finished beer glass left on the sidepod :)

5518132820_5352475678_c.jpgMcLaren by Alan Raine, on Flickr



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Posted 16 February 2020 - 19:03

ferrari-stop-2d.jpg

Slightly less leisurely Ferrari pit activity at Monza in 2011, on Thursday afternoon ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. Shot through the press room window, hand-held at 1/10 with fingers very firmly crossed...

(Sarcastic Mode) Trying to work out how you pressed the shutter button with your fingers crossed..... :cool: 



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#2980 Stephen W

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 11:27

Paddock-overview-of-the-F3s.jpg

 

1968 Formula Three paddock on the old railway line to Station Hairpin



#2981 elansprint72

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Posted Yesterday, 21:04

 

1968 Formula Three paddock on the old railway line to Station Hairpin

Still in use in '76... at least!



#2982 john winfield

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Posted Today, 11:54

Paddock-overview-of-the-F3s.jpg

 

1968 Formula Three paddock on the old railway line to Station Hairpin

 

Great photo!

 

Stefan's site tells us that the Charles Lucas Titan is to the left, and that the team mechanics are working on the sister car of Roy Pike.

 

Did most CLE personnel stay with Titan over the next few years, or move on to other things? Perhaps there's already a thread.....

 

Edit:  Of course, Hesketh etc.  Here is David Beard's Titan thread:

 

https://forums.autos...cars/?hl=+titan


Edited by john winfield, Today, 12:18.