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#901 john medley

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:47

Max Foster Austin 7, Rob Phillips Cooper Mk5, Rees Mckay MGTC being hunted down  by the Peter Candy/ Erny Molina battle



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#902 mouserat159

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 11:49

Hi John Medley,

 

Thank you very much for your help with is photo.

 

Regards,

 

Mouserat



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 06:19

Hello would anyone be able to please help me with car cars, driver and date in this photo from the Weir?

Thank you Mouserat,

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#904 Ray Bell

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:29

That's the Nedloh in front, Holden engined, 'Stumpy' Russell?

I feel that I should know the MG but I can't recall.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 22:03

David Lowe Nedloh (original owner Stumpy guest drove it occasionally), Erny Molina MGTC Special



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 00:42

I only raced my MGTC at Hume Weir at the Boxing Day meetings in 1975 and 1976, driving there and back each time.

I believe the photo was taken at the December 1976 meeting, and as the grass looks the same the other photos were probably taken at the same meeting, the drivers of the MG were Tony Molina (not Lou) and the Nedloh, Graeme Lowe, not Stumpy Russell.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:41

Hello Ray Bell, John Medley & Rees Mackay. Thank you all so much for all your help. I't greatly appreciated. 

 

So was Erny,Tony & Lou bothers? As I posted that first photo of the MGTC Special on the Hume Weir Facebook page & wrote it was Erny Molina and someone replied & said it is Lou?

 

Thank you all.

 

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#908 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 05:52

And the conflict with Graeme and David Lowe...

I think it was David, wasn't it?

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:23

? I had better wait to post it to the Weir's Facebook page hadn't I Ray?



#910 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:22

I would expect you'll get better information here...

If I had my magazines with me I could certainly confirm stuff for you.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 21:46

Graeme and Betty Lowe had the Alta(s), David Lowe was an Austin 7 Club stalwart constant official originator of the Tachyon sports car later owner of  Nedloh 1, great character Lou Molina was the father of the Molina family, including Ernesto..



#912 Ray Bell

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 22:13

We still have a conflict, John...

You have said it was Erny, Rees thinks it was Tony. Can you be sure?

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 03:29

I thought Ernesto was the larger of the two-- until caught in a tidal wave in Thailand, poisoned by rubbish ingested when swept well inland, so became smaller and almost unrecognizable. Antone was a less exuberant driver. My impression was that it was Ernesto in the battle with Peter Candy-- but Rees could be right, particularly if the programme says Antone.Rob Phillips in pic looks sufficiently nervous to suggest Ernesto.

That great admirer of Lou Molina, Greg Smith, should be able to clarify.



#914 mouserat159

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 06:29

Hi, thank all very much for your reply's. Dose anyone know Mr. Attenbrough first name? and would anyone know who is in the yellow EH Holden? my latest  porgammes only September 69

 

Thanks

 

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#915 mouserat159

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:33

Dose anyone know the answer to my question above?

 

thanks



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 04:39

Gary Attenborough was the driver.

The car/trailer was often seen parked in Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay on Sydney's lower north shore back then.



#917 mouserat159

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:01

Hi Chatswood47

 

Thank you very much for your help & reply.

 

Cheers Mouserat  :up:

 

 

Gary Attenborough was the driver.

The car/trailer was often seen parked in Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay on Sydney's lower north shore back then.



#918 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 08:40

I have found the programme for that meeting, December 1975...

'Garry' is spelled with two 'Rs' in that.

As for the EH, there are five entries which are apparently.EHs, but this one (No 67) is Bill Coomes (or Bill Commes, the programme has two spellings!).




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Posted 29 April 2019 - 09:26

Ray, that meeting would have been the "Boxing Day"meeting as I think it was called way back then even though it wasn't race day on the 26th .

 

It became a bit of a tradition that I would take my Dad down to the meeting - just a nice trip down the Olympic Way from home and some great racing and hospitality indeed.

Both Dad and I were officials  at ARDC events so it was different for once being a mere spectator although sometimes roped in to help friends out with their cars as it was family time for many.



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#920 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 11:19

I do recall racing on the 26th, though this meeting was on the 27th and 28th...

You knew Ted Moir then?

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 05:55

I have found the results of the December 1976 meeting -

 

In the historic cars it was T Molina in the MG and David Lowe (John Medley is quite right) in the Nedloh, entered as ME Lowe/D Lowe.

 

In the sports sedans there were P Lucas in the Volvo, K Nightingale, G Attenborough and B Coomes in Holdens various



#922 john medley

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 01:26

Hi Rees

          Maggie Lowe was married to David at that time, they two responsible for the Tachyon sports car



#923 mouserat159

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:05

Hi All

I have found a close up shot of the yellow Holden that was in the back ground of me last post. So this is Bill Coome ? ( have just blown up this photo & I don't think Coome has an "S" on end?
Please correct me if I'm wrong. and following I think is John Buke ?

Thanks.

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#924 Ray Bell

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 15:31

John Burke isn't in the '75 entry list...

Maybe in Rees' results?

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 00:40

The results are roneoed with only car number and name, with no car details.

In event 2 there are 67 B Coomes and 99 S.S.C.C./ J Burke with similar lap times. I presume SSCC is/was a car club, very active as it entered several cars.



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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:10

The Southern Sporting Car Club is based in Sydney and has been around since the mid fifties with notable such as John Leffler and Fred Gibson as members along the way.

The club was always a force to contend with in the days of lap dashes and supersprints at Amaroo and Oran Park .John Burke was typical of the enthusiast of that era with a well presented  vehicle that was used across the various types of events of the era. 



#927 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:19

So that pic is '76, not '75...

At least we've ironed that out.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 13:46

Talking about John Burke at Mallala last weekend. The restored Doug Clark Celica RA40 was there. The 'sister' car was John Burkes which evidently is also being restored. Always pretty cars. Those two with Holden 6s.



#929 Ray Bell

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 15:52

But is that the same John Burke?

There was also a John Bourke, as I recall, racing a sports sedan at the time, while Gosford John Burke had an EH before the Celica.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:32

Hello, would anyone know who is driving the FJ Holden? (he is from South Aust.) Phil Lucas in the Volvo in in the background of shot? judging be the above photo that I got answers to this photo would have been taken around 75?

 

Thank you

 

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#931 ellrosso

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:44

John Bourke is from the Central Coast/Gosford.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:46

John Bourke is from the Central Coast/Gosford.

John  was a very rapid driver of a variety of cars over the years ,especially  Toyotas including a Supra Turbo - IIRC he was tied up with Brian Hilton Toyota on the NSW central coast  and later had his own wholesale car operation. He had a great following at Oran Park and Amaroo in particular as well as later Targa events. 



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:47

Hi, would anyone know who was the driver of the green FJ Holden # 40 ? in the photo afew post above.

 

Thanks

 

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#934 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 03:00

It's not in the programme I have here...

Given time, I can check when I get back to my magazines. However, Lee Nicolle should know the SA guys.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 04:43

Thanks Ray

I'll wait, all our programs are to old to have this one in

Regards

Mouserat

It's not in the programme I have here...

Given time, I can check when I get back to my magazines. However, Lee Nicolle should know the SA guys.



#936 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:12

Thanks Ray

I'll wait, all our programs are to old to have this one in

Regards

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Before my time. Until mid 70s I had been to one roadrace meet. A touring car round at Mallala in I believe 71. With wall to wall earlies as a support.
I did know a few people involved through both speedway as well as Austin 7 club. Plus simply living in then what was a developing area where we lived.

The humpy looks tough however

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 08:23

Hi, would anyone know who was the driver of the green FJ Holden # 40 ? in the photo afew post above.

 

Thanks

 

Mouserat 

The driver of Holden #40 is possibly Norm Stokes.



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:06

Hello, would anyone know who is driving the FJ Holden? (he is from South Aust.) Phil Lucas in the Volvo in in the background of shot? judging be the above photo that I got answers to this photo would have been taken around 75?

 

Thank you

 

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That numberplate is NOT an SA plate. SA in that era were still headed by R.

Is it a WA plate?  Though that steering wheel motif on the rear 1/4 is I feel a Sydney based operation. Cannot remember the name. 

IF it is WA it is a long way from home.



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:58

Hi Ray.

No need  you worry about this photo. I have since found out it was Norm Stokes in the  #40 FX Holden.

 

Thank Ray

 

Hello, would anyone know who is driving the FJ Holden? (he is from South Aust.) Phil Lucas in the Volvo in in the background of shot? judging be the above photo that I got answers to this photo would have been taken around 75?

 

Thank you

 

Mouserat.

 

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:23

Hi would anyone be able to tel me the drivers of the Torana's the front on is no 40  & the black one is no, 83

 

Thank you

 

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#941 Dale Harvey

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 21:28

The black one is Steve Land.

Dale.



#942 mouserat159

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:14

Thank you Dale. Now can anyone know #40

 

Than you Bob433

 

Regards

 

Mouserat 

 

The black one is Steve Land.

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#943 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 06:30

By the look of things his wheel alignment man should get to know him...

 

I suspect that's a Victorian car, it would really help if we knew what date.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 03:41

Thanks Ray

 

I am only guessing it would be around the mid 70's?

Our latest program is only a 1969.

Thank you Ray

 

Regards

 

Mouserat

 

By the look of things his wheel alignment man should get to know him...

 

I suspect that's a Victorian car, it would really help if we knew what date.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:34

Hi all

 

Isn't this Mark Twothen (sorry about the spelling) in the MGBV8? and dose anyone know how is driving the Bolwell  Nagari Mk VII

 

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#946 Ray Bell

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:28

Paul Trevethan... who died just seven or eight months ago...

Maybe Barry Campbell, but it just as likely isn't him too. If it's Barry Campbell it's not a Nagari, it's a Mk 7.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 01:31

Hi Ray

 

Thank you very much for your help with this photo.

 

That's sad new aboue Paul Trevethan 

 

Thanks Ray.

 

Regards

 

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Paul Trevethan... who died just seven or eight months ago...

Maybe Barry Campbell, but it just as likely isn't him too. If it's Barry Campbell it's not a Nagari, it's a Mk 7.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:42

Ray, in your Jan 77 RCN report for the 27 December 1976 Hume Weir it has John Gourlay mentioned in the results with a Bolwell. It does state Nagari, but that might be because ithe Mk7 shown had a V8 stuffed in the engine bay. Paul Trevethan and the MG B V8 had 2 wins that day.

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:45

John Gourlay's, as I recall, was white with blue...

I'd have to have a look. So these are from the Boxing day meeting of 1975.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:16

Ray, there's something to be said about several images being posted together, rather than drip fed out and we continue to have get items out to check and double check.  But. I thought Rees MacKay concluded (with his results) that we're looking at December 1976 meeting photos. May well have been another Bolwell running that day?

 

If Rees is still looking at this thread then perhaps he'd be kind enough to see what the results have. Otherwise, with the absence of a programme it makes for a challenge.

 

If indeed it is the 28 December 1975 HW meeting, Tom Naughton's report in Feb 76 RCN has a photo of Trevethan's car 20 MG B V8 and there's mention of Steve Webb's.Bolwell Nagari.

 

Stephen