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#1001 cooper997

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 06:31

Mouserat... that photo could be taken at any HW meeting over say 1963 to 1966/67. Probably helped if we knew how long 'Craven A' ciggies lasted on the dividing concrete barrier. But it's hard to pinpoint that meeting/race quickly. I can only suggest that if you have photos from the same source/batch then that might help the rest of us get closer to the date.

 

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#1002 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:30

Hello,

 

Can someone please be able to help me identifly the cars & drivers in this photo  I am pity sure that photo was taken on the 13/3/61 (the International meeting with Jack Brabham & Roy Salvadory in attendance. That was only a guess because the bitumen looks freshly layed. Thank you :)   

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By the look of the bitumen [coldmix it appears] it was a hot day.  So probably not June!



#1003 mouserat159

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 07:06

Thank you for you replies Stephen & Lee

 

Regards,

 

Mouserat



#1004 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:00

A few clues:

Cruising through some race reports, with almost zero mention of Sprites, I learned that Hume Weir was hotmixed in stages during 1966.

Over reports from 1963 to 1966 I found mention of four TR3s, driver names being Thompson, Duckett (Lyndon?), Ian McNeill, Brian Gilles (specifically mentioned as TR3As) while it was said that there was a 'brace of Triumphs' in the way of quicker cars at one 1966 meeting.

Sprites were usually mentioned only as in groups, names which did emerge were Howard Hill, Geoff Watson, Linden Sampson and Joe Hlubecek.

It seems to me, however, that you could overcome a lot of this stuff by obtaining old programmes and result sheets. Surely, if you checked out old members of the ADCC you would find someone who kept all of these and could let you photocopy the entry list pages from them?

#1005 mouserat159

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 04:12

Hi Ray.

 

Thank you very much for your help.

 

Regards

 

Mouserat 

 

A few clues:

Cruising through some race reports, with almost zero mention of Sprites, I learned that Hume Weir was hotmixed in stages during 1966.

Over reports from 1963 to 1966 I found mention of four TR3s, driver names being Thompson, Duckett (Lyndon?), Ian McNeill, Brian Gilles (specifically mentioned as TR3As) while it was said that there was a 'brace of Triumphs' in the way of quicker cars at one 1966 meeting.

Sprites were usually mentioned only as in groups, names which did emerge were Howard Hill, Geoff Watson, Linden Sampson and Joe Hlubecek.

It seems to me, however, that you could overcome a lot of this stuff by obtaining old programmes and result sheets. Surely, if you checked out old members of the ADCC you would find someone who kept all of these and could let you photocopy the entry list pages from them?



#1006 mouserat159

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 04:22

Hi all.

 

Would anyone know who is behind Ross Wittig?

 

Thanks,

 

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#1007 GMACKIE

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 21:54

Bit of a guess - Darryl Gretgrix?



#1008 mouserat159

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Posted Yesterday, 01:47

Hi Greg, That you very much.

 

Regards,

 

Mouserat

 

Bit of a guess - Darryl Gretgrix?



#1009 mouserat159

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Posted Yesterday, 01:55

Hi all

would any one know the date that Brian Potts crashed at the Weir.

 

Thank you.

 

Moruserat

 

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#1010 Ray Bell

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Posted Yesterday, 05:40

Once again the 'next meeting is Easter' is there in the background...

It's no later than 1972, but I haven't yet found anything.

Is there any chance you can chase up locally and find some programmes? It would be easier for you to do that.

Also, did this pic come with a batch of which we have looked at some before?

#1011 mouserat159

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Posted Yesterday, 11:10

Hi Ray,

Thank you very much for your reply. I read the net meeting sign advertising the next meeting was Easter. But I just thought there might be a race report somewhere around that mentioned about Brian Potts accident at the Weir. I forget what batch I got the photo from. When I see photos from the Hume Weir I save then & try to restore them before posting them to the Hume Weir Facebook page. I try to get as much info before hand.
Thank you Ray.
Dose anyone elies know when Brian Pots had his crash?
Thank you

Mouserat 😊

#1012 Glenn Moulds

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Posted Yesterday, 23:17

Mouserat, looks like this photo could be from the 27 December 1971 meeting. RCN mentions Potts crashing in the 20 lap Sports Sedan race "and slammed into the concrete dividing wall, knocking over a fair section of it." The report doesn't say what car he was driving however.



#1013 Ray Bell

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Posted Today, 00:14

Looks like there's a bit of a typo there, Glenn...

The meeting, being on Boxing Day, would have been on December 26.

Mouserat, let's just consider a few things here.

We're always happy to help you with identification of these pics. But now you say you want them identified so you can put them on a Fecesbook page?

How about you just post them here? And are there others we don't get to see that you don't post here because you can identify them without our help?

Additionally, you say you take them out of their batches to work on them, but why not identify them for the purpose by giving them filenames based on their batches? Then you would know what was what the whole way through.

And, once again, you are right on the spot. I believe it would be relatively easy for you to find/beg/steal/borrow all the programmes you need to accomplish this.

#1014 cooper997

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Posted Today, 01:18

Ray, as you're more than aware sometimes dating meetings is difficult. But as far as I'm aware both Glenn and you are correct. I have 26-27 December 1971 listed for this meeting. That being so, then it must be the same meeting as the Jane Camaro & Beechey Monaro photo in post 992  So I agree it would be great if mouserat changes the file system to reflect where/when finding these and batches them accordingly. It will certainly save time digging out and checking through the same number of magazine race reports for one photo ID, as it could for two or more.. 

 

Back to HW event dating, it's worth mentioning that over the years the 'Boxing Day meeting' wasn't set to the 26th.

 

Stephen



#1015 Lee Nicolle

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Posted Today, 02:01

Hi all

would any one know the date that Brian Potts crashed at the Weir.

 

Thank you.

 

Moruserat

 

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I always equate Brian Potts with a fairly quick V8 LJ Torana Sport Sedan.

I think he is still dabbling with a Nc car?



#1016 Ray Bell

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Posted Today, 05:16

V8?

For the most part he ran a six. I'm thinking that he had a Chev 6 in it.

The previous RCN report says that the next meeting will be on the 26th.