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#1 ed holly

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:51

This report by Adrian Ryan doesn't give a date. There is mention of Leo Geoghegan winning the Division 1A race - does anyone know what car he was driving and can confirm this is a report of the 20th January meeting please. It comes from RCN March 1963.

 

My guess is that it is the 20b (20-J-960) .... the FJ race saw the 22 used and of course the Seven is mentioned as well making possibly all 3 cars in the stable there.

 

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Thanks ... Ed



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#2 cooper997

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:58

The competitors list for this meeting has 3 Geoghegan Lotus listed.

Racing Cars

1 Total Team L Geoghegan Lotus 22 1089

5 Total Team L Geoghegan Lotus 20 1475

Sports Cars

C5 L F Geoghegan Lotus 23 1475

 

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#3 Porsche718

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:24

Yes Ed, the results are for the 20th January meeting.

 

Div. 1A Racing Car Scratch - 8 laps

 

1. Leo Geoghegan Lotus 22           6:37.6

2. Wally Mitchell     MRD Brabham 7:00.5

3. Barry Stilo          Faux Pas          7:01.4

 

It was Ian G who raced the Lotus 23. The Lotus 20 did not race at all. Probably taken as a spare for FJ Trophy, or may have been entered for Ian G (as they did occasionally in those early days).

 

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#4 cooper997

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 09:13

There's some conflicting information gathering between the posts already or it's the February 24th, 1963 meeting that could be confusing the issue as the subject of the March RCN report. It appears the February 1963 RCN covers the January 20th, 1963 Calder. .

 

The competitors list for the Feb 63 meeting are indeed...

Racing Cars

1 Total Team L Geoghegan Lotus 22 1089

Sports Cars

C1 Total Team I Geoghegan Lotus 7 1475

C5 I Geoghegan Lotus 23 1475

 

And just to help clarify my previous post, the March 1963 Autosportsman report by Len Shaw covering Calder's opening January meeting for the year has Leo driving all 3 cars. Winning the FJ race from john Ampt Ausper and Nev McKay Lotus. Second to Stillwell's Cooper-Monaco in the Racing Car Scratch Div 1 and 1A. Plus, another second in the Sports Car Handicap Div 1 between Carter's Corvette special and Rod Murphy Elfin.

 

Stephen


Edited by cooper997, 31 August 2018 - 09:14.


#5 ed holly

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 09:56

Thanks guys.

 

Stephen - I had a note Leo had a 2nd behind Stillwell in 960 and your account here now confirms that. 



#6 ed holly

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 23:09

Found my copy of Feb RCN 63 so here is the correct report just to tidy this up ...

 

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#7 cooper997

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 03:17

This might be of interest, Ed. Track Talk page is from the February 1963 Calder programme, the photo more than ikely taken at the January meeting.

 

1963_Calder_Feb_Track_Talk_TNF.jpg

 

Stephen


Edited by cooper997, 01 September 2018 - 03:18.