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#951 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:05

Steve Webb's was always blue...

And should be No. 22.

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#952 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:10

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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Gourlay was my thought as well. But my info for those days was the Fiction or RCN.



#953 ellrosso

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:32

At the Sept 1975 Weir meeting there is a Ron McPherson in an "older model " Bolwell (ie Mk 7 I'm assuming) so it could be him - its certainly not a Nagari.


Edited by ellrosso, 15 May 2019 - 09:33.


#954 ellrosso

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:00

At the Boxing Day '75 meeting there is a driver, surname Dennis behind Trevethan - doesn't mention what he is driving though.



#955 Wirra

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:03

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

 

 

Ron-Mcpherson-2.jpg

 

 

 

Ron McPherson (kerchief/bandana is the giveaway) but according to this article he sold it in 1975!

(edit) Decided to get rid of it in '75, so he may have still owned it in '76 but not sure he would race it if he had the Datto.

 

https://wwwbollyblog...ood-ol-ron.html

 

Yet another fine example of the achingly timeless... yada yada  



Edited by Wirra, 15 May 2019 - 10:25.


#956 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 11:59

I wonder if he sold it to Barry Campbell?

Same part of the world, same colour...

And better than a TR any day!

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:23

Hi all,

Would anyone be able to tell me the date of this photo of Bob Jane? This photo was taken by Monty Lesley restored by me.
I would imagine there wouldn't not have been too many inclement days back in 72 or 73. That why I'm asking as someone may know the date of this meeting.

Thank You


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#958 Ray Bell

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:34

Looks like practice day...

He was there in that configuration Boxing Day, 1971. I can't check for other dates at the moment.

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 04:42

Hi Ray,

 

Thank you very much for your help Ray.. There looks to be a far crowd for only a practice day, especially for a practice day?

 

Thanks

 

Regards,

 

Mouserat

 

Looks like practice day...

He was there in that configuration Boxing Day, 1971. I can't check for other dates at the moment.


Edited by mouserat159, 31 May 2019 - 05:10.


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#960 Ray Bell

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 14:49

I'm sure you'll find there's more people would be visible there on race days...

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:41

I wonder if he sold it to Barry Campbell?

Same part of the world, same colour...

And better than a TR any day!



#962 DanTra2858

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:43

Ray I have spoken to Barry Campbell this was not his car, he built his own but it was badly damaged in a Roll at Hume Weir, 2 different cars.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 07:52

A Lesley Monty photo that I restored, Wound this be Jim Mc Keown in the Porsche 911S  behind Jane & Beechey ?

 

Thanks

 

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#964 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 09:16

Looks like it. 

I saw Norm in a 60s Olds Convertible at the Cavalcade of cars, part of the Cornish Festival in the Copper Triangle a couple of weeks ago. Still out and about though the Olds would be a little slower than the Monaro! And 50 years later!



#965 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:35

Originally posted by DanTra2858
Ray I have spoken to Barry Campbell this was not his car, he built his own but it was badly damaged in a Roll at Hume Weir, 2 different cars.


Thanks, Dan...

Then I have no idea whose it was. We need someone familiar with Victorian cars by the looks of things.

#966 mouserat159

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:51

HiI Lee 

 

Thank you for that. So i'll take it as being Jim Mc Keown  in the Porsche 911S

 

Thank you Lee,

 

Regards

 

Mouserat

 

Looks like it. 

I saw Norm in a 60s Olds Convertible at the Cavalcade of cars, part of the Cornish Festival in the Copper Triangle a couple of weeks ago. Still out and about though the Olds would be a little slower than the Monaro! And 50 years later!



#967 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:24

Yes, you can see it's yellow with red Shell stripes...

It was the only Porsche in those colours at that time.

#968 mouserat159

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:46

Hi Ray.

 

Thank you very much Ray. I wish that I was around to wittiness that era of racing.

 

Regards

 

Mouserat

 

Yes, you can see it's yellow with red Shell stripes...

It was the only Porsche in those colours at that time.



#969 Ray Bell

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:23

Happens to all of us, mouserat...

I wish I'd been around to see the Bugattis at Phillip Island or the Auto Unions at Spa.

But I might no longer be around if I had. You have to just accept what you get in this life.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 05:33

Yes Ray,. Now you get all this coverage from Foxtel & streaming on the net that no way was possible back in the days.... Looking forward to streaming Goodwood's FOS in the next few weeks.

 

Would anyone know the driver of the green Mini # 50?  A Lesley Monty photo that I restored,

 

Thanks

 

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#971 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:57

I don't know who it is, but I think there's another car beside Janey's Camaro too...

I'm afraid I won't be a lot of help for a couple of months as I'm on a long road trip to Lajamanu and back.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:26

At first I thought it was off the track, but Bob is lapping a  light colored Mini I feel. And Norm will follow very soon behind. 

A bit scarey coming up behind slower cars 50mph faster. And they do not know which way you are going either.

And check out all those trees so close to the track edge, you would not wish to go off there.


Edited by Lee Nicolle, 13 June 2019 - 12:28.


#973 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 15:54

I don't think they'd be 50mph faster just there...

Bob looks to me to be going between the two Minis.

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 16:39

I'm afraid I won't be a lot of help for a couple of months as I'm on a long road trip to Lajamanu and back.

OT a bit so indulge me...

Crikey, Ray. That is a long way from anywhere. It was pretty isolated when we went about 50 ks inland following the end of the old Whelbarrow Route when we were in Cairns.
Don't tell me you have heard of another unknown, long lost, pre WW1 FIAT lsr. chassis. Be sure to photograph it all. Remember what Jenks used to tell me when we discussed his provenance categories relative to certain restoration/resurrections/re creations. Always ask them " You show me what you started with and I will tell you what you have got now you have finished it........."

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Edit, yes I know Cairns is a very long way from Darwin and Katherine and a different sort of barrenness. Just making a point.
Btw a few months back there was a two hour silent film on TV of the Ghan going south to north with pop ups on screen giving historical, geographical and social info. I found it fascinating.

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#975 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 22:56

It's even a long way from Hume Weir, in itself a long way from Cairns...

I don't really expect to find anything of great moment out there, Roger, but I assure you that scrap merchants would still have made the trek if their prices were good and they swallow everything in their paths.

#976 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:11

Not these days. Scrap is worth nothing and going more than 10km makes it cost money.

When it was $180 a ton then they travelled. Many with loaders and semis. Totally unviable now.

I do a scrap run a couple of times a year but only because it is the waste from the business. Or I have wrecked a car for parts I need for another project. Then it all goes inside the car and the expensive stuff, copper, batteries, alloy, brass is sorted seperate. And at worst I travel 5km. To get about $10 more the lot I have to travel 15km and it is not worth the extra time or fuel.

Though so many places simply dump it. And pay for the privilege. I am 'green' enough to recycle it but if it does at least pay the costs to do so.

A couple of 'big' scrappies I know have cleaned out many  rural areas 2 and sometimes 3 times now. But now the only things they take is cars for free delivered to them. Or have simply closed operations. 

The self serve wreckers sometimes pay for cars still. They really are a scrap operation that make some money on parts then sort the best of the stuff seperate too the bodies.


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Posted 14 June 2019 - 09:56

Hi Ray.

 

That's OK, Thanks anyway. I didn't aspect you or anyone to pick the car on the inside of Bob.

 

I hope you will have a nice holiday.

 

Regards.

 

Mouserat  :cool:



#978 Ray Bell

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 12:41

It's actually a working trip...

Though there are many aspects to it you'd equate with holidays.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:52

I don't recall seeing this image before.

 

Hume-Weir-circuit-1.jpg

 



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#980 Ray Bell

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 06:45

The real surprise with that pic is the small size of the trees down around Scrub Corner...

There are colour aerial views from the same era earlier in this thread IIRC.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:31

Hi all. I just found film of the International meeting at the Hume Weir. Featuring Jack Brabham and Roy Salvadori in the main race. https://www.youtube....h?v=XkZSOImL4hw



#982 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 09:19

I don't recall seeing this image before.

 

Hume-Weir-circuit-1.jpg

Those trees must have grown going by some of the other pics on here. 

Though trees on a race circuit? Sorry lost me!



#983 GeoffR

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:05

Another Hume Weir video from the Sixties, doesn't appear to be any sound however .....

 

  https://www.youtube....h?v=bjvgHHTbh-E



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 11:30

And Hume Weir from 1976 ........

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=UPjyLMbRg7c



#985 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 08:32

Those trees have got bigger from that shot above.