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#1 Paul Taylor

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 04:15

Just another bunch of British racing accidents to identify...

 

 

#1 - 1962 Oulton Park Gold Cup - Peter Galliford, Mini Cooper (cooper997)

 

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#2 - Another from Oulton. Not Jacky Ickx in 1967

 

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#3 - Mini crashes at what looks like Druids, Brands Hatch

 

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#4 - Mini No. 201 on the Brands Grand Prix loop

 

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#5 - Two Elans collide at Paddock Bend

 

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#6 - Ford Anglia at Oulton Park

 

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#7 - Overturned F3, circuit not clear. Could be Brands, Oulton or maybe Mallory Park. If you turn the photo upside down, you see the name ends in -ables.

 

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#8 - 1967 F3 Mallory Park - Roger Woodward, Brabham and Dave Morgan, Brabham (pete53)

 

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#9 - Another F3. Looks potentially serious. Can you recognise it from this angle?

 

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#10 - Presumably an Alta and a Connaught A had a coming together leaving the grid, but where?

 

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#11 - 1955 Goodwood Easter Meeting - Dick Cobden, ERA R10B (Jhdrussell)

 

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#12 - 1935 County Down Trophy - Walter Furey, MG Magnette ND (Vitesse2)

 

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#13 - DeDion Bouton crashes in the Gordon Bennet trials, c. 1903.

 

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#14 - Overturned Morgan 3 wheeler

 

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#15 - Rather damaged car at Prescott

 

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#16 - 1973-ish? Is it the Ford Escort Mexico championship?

 

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#17 - A lot of people will have seen this. It is the infamous Ford Fiesta roll at Paddock Bend in 1978? I remember seeing the driver's name once a long time ago, but it's been lost again. Any ideas?

 

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#18 - 1988 British Rallycross GP - Anders Norstedt, Saab (Myhinpaa)

 

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Thanks! :clap:


Edited by Paul Taylor, 03 October 2020 - 03:41.


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#2 john aston

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 04:36

#7 also looks like the Hall Bends at Cadwell? 



#3 cooper997

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 04:56

Photo #1 is the September 1, 1962 Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting.

 

76 should be Peter Galliford Mini Cooper. It lived on in the form of an Ogle SX1000. Passing by is most likely Jimmy or Trevor.

 

 

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#4 Collombin

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 06:07

On #7, the wording you can see is probably "motor racing stables", a racing driver training school, rather than a driver's name ending in "ables". If so, good luck working out who the driver is!

#5 Paul Taylor

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 07:25

I guess #12 must be Bobby Baird in the MG Magnette NE, 1935 Ulster Tourist Trophy: https://www.racingsp...09-07-7619.html



#6 Doug Nye

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:07

Some of these shots were published contemporarily in 'Autosport'.  No 6 surely is on the Brands Hatch Rallycross course, not at Oulton Park?

 

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#7 Vitesse2

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:18

I guess #12 must be Bobby Baird in the MG Magnette NE, 1935 Ulster Tourist Trophy: https://www.racingsp...09-07-7619.html

Not the TT. The car is running without wings/mudguards.

 

Getty has your picture, plus another, showing the car being manhandled off the sandbags.

 

https://www.gettyima...-photo/92326328

 

https://www.gettyima...-photo/99646280

 

From the Irish Times' report of the County Down Trophy, June 24th 1935, it appears it's Walter Furey.

 

"HW Furey, 1287cc MG Magnette, slid into the sandbags on the front at Bangor and damaged his steering ..."

 

According to a post on the Triple M Register Forum, Furey's car was an ND with an NE engine.

 

https://www.triple-m...archTerms=Furey



#8 Glengavel

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:01

#11 was the subject of the caption competition in (I think) Classic and Sports Cars. The winning caption was "Tricky things to pass, those birdcage Maseratis..."



#9 pete53

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:14

8. Yes, Autosport reports on this incident and it is Mallory Park at the Esses and it would be May 1967 and it is Roger Woodward no.120 in a Brabham, and Dave Morgan also in a Brabham - no injuries. I think this photo appeared in Motoring News.

 

11. Possibly Peter Whitehead ERA Goodwood 1951 - his race no. was 26 on that day.


Edited by pete53, 27 September 2020 - 11:03.


#10 Jhdrussell

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 11:22

 

11. Possibly Peter Whitehead ERA Goodwood 1951 - his race no. was 26 on that day.

It was actually Graham Whitehead who was No. 26 in an ERA at Easter 1951 Goodwood.

 

In any case, photo 11 shows Dick Cobden in ERA R10B at the 1955 Easter meeting at Goodwood.



#11 MCS

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 12:32

Number 2 is Mallory Park, not Oulton Park.  The crashed car is being towed backwards through Lake Esses to the paddock via the short circuit loop it would seem.



#12 glyn parham

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 14:31

Number 18 is probably Ola Stromberg at one of the Rallycross Grand Prix, c1986?

#13 glyn parham

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 14:36

Number 6 looks very much like Brands Hatch but is it one of the meetings which had two events at the same time, ie, Hot Rods on the Clearways loop (run anti-clockwise) and the other event turning right halfway down Kidney to get back to the start finish line.

#14 Myhinpaa

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 15:41

Number 18 is probably Ola Stromberg at one of the Rallycross Grand Prix, c1986?

 

More like Anders Nordstedt in 1987 or 88? https://www.saabplan...ders-nordstedt/



#15 Eric Dunsdon

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 16:18

It was actually Graham Whitehead who was No. 26 in an ERA at Easter 1951 Goodwood.

 

In any case, photo 11 shows Dick Cobden in ERA R10B at the 1955 Easter meeting at Goodwood.

Wasnt Dick Cobden driving the ex-Peter Whitehead Ferrari at Goodwood?.



#16 Jhdrussell

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 17:04

Wasnt Dick Cobden driving the ex-Peter Whitehead Ferrari at Goodwood?.

 

No - per my records, at this meeting Cobden was driving Derek Wilkinson's ex-Whitehead Brothers ERA R10B.

David Weguelin and the relevant F1 Register F1, FL and Goodwood books confirm this.


Edited by Jhdrussell, 27 September 2020 - 17:30.


#17 pete53

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 18:39

Number 6 looks very much like Brands Hatch but is it one of the meetings which had two events at the same time, ie, Hot Rods on the Clearways loop (run anti-clockwise) and the other event turning right halfway down Kidney to get back to the start finish line.

Brands did run a handful of meetings using an ultra short layout ( .64 miles) - around 1967 - that encompassed Paddock Hill, Druids, Bottom Bend and then a sharp right turn into a link road that met up again with the end of the top straight and Paddock Hill. It didn't prove very popular. In the photo the cars will turn right at the top of the stretch of track they are on. 



#18 Paul Taylor

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Posted 03 October 2020 - 03:16

Thanks a lot for the contributions so far!

 

I believe #18 is Anders Norstedt at the 1988 Rallycross GP too: https://youtu.be/rJpdxK9ks1Q?t=620

 

#11 should be Cobden at Goodwood as stated. I found that ID in the filename.