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#1 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 06 June 2024 - 16:44

Does anyone have the race programmes for the following events, please? The over-arching meeting title is given first, whilst the events in brackets are the ones I am interested in. More specifically, I am trying to identify the race numbers that Lella Lombardi carried in the respective Escort Mexico contests.

 

31 March 1974 – Brands Hatch, Clubman’s Car Races (ShellSport Escort Ladies’ Championship Race) 

21 April 1974 - Brands Hatch, Clubman’s Car Races (ShellSport Mexico 1973 Winners’ Race) 

26 May 1974 – Brands Hatch, Ford Sport Day (ShellSport Escort Ladies’ Championship Race) 

14 July 1974 – Mallory Park, Rothmans F5000 European Championship (ShellSport Mexico Celebrity Race)

 

Any help appreciated (and gets a credit in her biog )

 

Many thanks.



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#2 68targa

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Posted 06 June 2024 - 17:47

Jon

 

The 14 July 1974 Mallory Park programme does not list any entries, only blanks to fill in from winners on the day

 

Below is a copy from the 21 April 1974 Brands programme if of any help.

 

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Edited by 68targa, 06 June 2024 - 18:05.


#3 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 06 June 2024 - 21:33

That’s most helpful; thank you! And it boxes off one of my 'missing qualifying positions' queries too.


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#4 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 16:52

Jon

 

The 14 July 1974 Mallory Park programme does not list any entries, only blanks to fill in from winners on the day

 

Below is a copy from the 21 April 1974 Brands programme if of any help.

 

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I don't suppose you hae the programme and rsult for any of the other races? I know my late Dad finished 4th in the Escort race, but also 2nd in another race that meeting, but not sure what it was!!



#5 68targa

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 17:35

Yes, here it is., 2nd to Nick Whiting.  

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#6 Geoff E

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 18:04

Yes, here it is., 2nd to Nick Whiting.  

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The Kentish Express, 26 April reported that Whiting passed Marshall on the third lap and went on to win by four seconds.



#7 MCS

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Posted 17 June 2024 - 18:42

So who was No.37?  Placed third it would seem.



#8 68targa

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Posted 18 June 2024 - 07:39

This is from 31 March 1974 Brands progamme. No Lombardi listed but of course may have been a late entry on the day.  Unfortunately no results.

 

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#9 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 18 June 2024 - 14:31

Thanks Chris -

Autosport's report says that the finishing order was Lombardi / Anderson / Boughton / Shaw / Tucker-Peake / Atkins filling out the top 6, with Fiona Richmond (also not on the entry list) 12th. So either Lella was an addition or replaced one of Baker / Davis / Denton / Cunningham / Rindisbacker / Rouse / Sibley / Slaughter / Galica / West / Wilson. I've seen another report that indicates Lella drove #12, in which case the listing in the programme may not necessarily correspond to race numbers. The plot thickens!


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#10 Collombin

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Posted 18 June 2024 - 14:35

Looks like the intention was to number them in alphabetical name order with the exception of Divina taking her #13 (which maybe nobody else would have wanted anyway?), and #16 being a late addition?

#11 Mallory Dan

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Posted 18 June 2024 - 14:41

Early outing for Divi there. She was in the Whiting run Escort Special Saloon in '75, this is a year and a bit before that.  



#12 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 18 June 2024 - 14:53

Looks like the intention was to number them in alphabetical name order with the exception of Divina taking her #13 (which maybe nobody else would have wanted anyway?), and #16 being a late addition?

 

Why did I not notice that, Ian? :drunk:


Edited by Jon Saltinstall, 18 June 2024 - 14:55.