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#1 uwe_sautter

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 12:17

Have anybody pics and infos about the Token RJ02 GP Car?
He runs in two colour schemes.
Green/yellow driver Tom Pryce and white/red driver Ian Ashley?
Is that correct?
many thanks for help.
Uwe

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#2 HEROS

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 12:55

You can find here two links about the Token RJ 02 :

http://f1rejects.com...en/profile.html

http://f1rejects.com...re-gallery.html

In the second one a gallery gives you informations about the different
colours of the car.

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#3 uwe_sautter

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 13:08

great link, thanks a lot.

#4 Cirrus

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 15:50

When the Token was first built it was indeed green and yellow. The white colour scheme came about when David Purley drove the car at the British GP - white was the team colour of his sponsor, Bob Harper. The front wings were painted red to help David Purley's father recognise the car from the grandstand!

#5 Twin Window

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 19:51

Any use to you?

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#6 Rob Ryder

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 20:24

TW - We must have been at the same GP :wave:
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#7 Twin Window

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 20:31

...and you had the better camera! :wave:

(On the other hand, I was in quite a good location...  ;) )

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#8 Vicuna

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 20:37

Originally posted by Cirrus
The front wings were painted red to help David Purley's father recognise the car from the grandstand!


And didn't Tom Pryce have the black stripesmon his helmet to help his father identify him?

#9 Twin Window

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 20:50

Originally posted by Vicuna


And didn't Tom Pryce have the black stripes on his helmet to help his father identify him?


This is true!

Sounds like a thread-in-the-making... "What dads did to identify their sons"!

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BTW Rob - where's your shot taken? At first glance I thought it was Bottom Bend, but it's not is it? Is it 'out the back'?

#10 Vicuna

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 20:52

Go for it TeeDub

#11 Rob Ryder

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 21:05

Originally posted by Twin Window
(On the other hand, I was in quite a good location... ) :wave:


Back in '74 ANYONE could find a good location, even me... those were the days :up: :up:

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 21:18

That's a lovely pic - I can't quite place it, though! Is it near the tunnel? I'm thrown by the background and the fence... Or shouldn't I be thinking Brands at all?! It's not the GP, as it was boiling...

You realise that we'll probably find each other in the background of our pics!!!

Like you said, they were the days. The days, IMHO...

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Also, where did you shoot the pic of Purls?

#13 Rob Ryder

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Posted 23 June 2004 - 21:34

TW
The two pics of the Token are from the '74 Grand Prix. The first is on the entry to Druids and the second as Purley takes the hairpin. Both photos were taken during practice.

The Jacky Ickx photo was from earlier in the year at the Race of Champions (before the rain ;)), taken just a little along from the exit of the tunnel when the cars were returning to the paddock after practice. If I remember correctly the fence was around a small cafe, and the toilets!
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Posted 23 June 2004 - 22:05

That cafe was great! Cholesterol Castle!! (shame the bogs weren't at all ok... I remember peeing next to G Hill in those in '72!)

I guess the Ickx shot wasn't taken on race day; probably the day before? How bad was the weather race day?! I'll never forget it it...

Have you noticed that on both your pics of Purls he's cranked on a shedful of front wing compared to the settings on my shot?

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#15 Cirrus

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 07:11

The green Token pic was taken on raceday at the '74 International Trophy. The car only did three laps of practice the previous day, as we were hurredly finishing it off in the paddock, and the front wings didn't fit!

David Purley only just missed out on qualifying at Brands, suffering a broken crossmember below the gearbox, and being pipped by Tim Schenken in the dying minutes of practice. Notice the lack of a Token logo in the Brands shots - see my earlier post here...

http://forums.atlasf...252#post1619252

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 07:42

Just looking at that photo of Ickx in the JPS caused me to wonder if there has ever been a situation where 'team mates' have had more similar helmets than Ickx and Ronnie.

I must strss that I refer to the full-face era - the helmets of Jack and Bruce seemed interchangeable at Cooper...

Very recently there's been Barrichello and his boss but what others in between?

#17 Twin Window

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 08:24

Originally posted by Cirrus
The green Token pic was taken on raceday at the '74 International Trophy. The car only did three laps of practice the previous day, as we were hurredly finishing it off in the paddock, and the front wings didn't fit!

David Purley only just missed out on qualifying at Brands, suffering a broken crossmember below the gearbox, and being pipped by Tim Schenken in the dying minutes of practice. Notice the lack of a Token logo in the Brands shots - see my earlier post here...

http://forums.atlasf...252#post1619252

Hi Cirrus

That story from the other thread is just wonderful! It just sums up what a great sport we once had...

Originally posted by Mac Lark
Just looking at that photo of Ickx in the JPS caused me to wonder if there has ever been a situation where 'team mates' have had more similar helmets than Ickx and Ronnie.

I must strss that I refer to the full-face era - the helmets of Jack and Bruce seemed interchangeable at Cooper...

Very recently there's been Barrichello and his boss but what others in between?


Hi again, Mac

The two that spring to my mind are Beuttler and Jarier in 1971. Ok, not strictly speaking team mates, but both in private Marches and hard to differenciate - especially in b&w pics! And then two years later Jarier was teamed with Beltoise in the works March F2 team and they both had very similar designs at the start of the season, before 'Jumper' duly modified his.

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 09:42

Cirrus

I took this shot just after Tom had returned from those three practice laps you mentioned. Tom's looking a bit embarrassed and, IIRC, I think that was partly due to the commentator raving about his performance on top of the plaudits from you guys!

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Can you see any of yourself here?!

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BTW I guess you must have met Chris Meek!

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 12:26

TW, you have some wonderful memories from the great days. Who are you ??? And how come you were/are so well connected. Can you enlighten us, perhaps I should know from your name, sorry I don't !

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#20 Cirrus

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 13:14

Can you see any of yourself here?!



I may be the owner of the pair of jeans by the left rear tyre. I was only a very occaisional and casual helper for Token. I did meet Chris Meek though, but only the once, on the day you took that picture. I seem to recall that he was wearing a huge fur coat. Tom looks far more relaxed in that photo than he did a few minutes earlier, being strapped into the brand-new Token ready to experience his first ever drive in an F1 car in the closing minutes of the final qualifying session - baptism of fire doesn't really do it justice!

Now, if anyone has got a picture of us pushing the car out of our place in the paddock a few minutes earlier, I'd love to see it.

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 14:48

Cirrus

Chris is a real character. We were team mates very briefly, and at the time he was, I guess, in his fifties. He had a 512 BB with the registration number 195 MPH or similar, and a 19 year-old girlfriend to go with it! The last time I saw him was about ten years or so ago, and he was clad in tight black leather head to foot, his hair was coated in something and halfway down his back. But, despite looking like a cross between Alvin Stardust's grandad and and Alice Cooper, he still had a young girlie in tow... Not bad for someone around 70, but then again owning half of Leeds probably helps!

I take it you didn't keep the jeans? Shame, because a) we could have matched them to the photo and b) you could by now have had at least two more stints wearing them again!!

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#22 Rob Ryder

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 16:44

Originally posted by Mallory Dan
TW, you have some wonderful memories from the great days. Who are you ??? And how come you were/are so well connected. Can you enlighten us, perhaps I should know from your name, sorry I don't !


Twin Window..... TW..... maybe Tom Walkinshaw? :rotfl::rotfl:

#23 Twin Window

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 17:06

:lol:

Er, no...!

I'm just a bloke who's been around for a while now, and - like a few others here, I imagine - just hoping someone invents a time machine...

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 23:12

So, just before I retire for the night, a couple more of my poor - yet, hopefully evocotive - shots of the car and driver at the British GP 1974.

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And of course there's always the 2006 World Cup... :mad:

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#25 Barry Boor

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 06:50

T.W. says....

I think I'm addicted to Stilton


Well, he was a pretty good goal-keeper!

#26 Vicuna

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 07:39

The Poms could have used him against Portugal

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 08:59

Originally posted by Twin Window
So, just before I retire for the night, a couple more of my poor - yet, hopefully evocotive - shots of the car and driver at the British GP 1974.

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Poor? I'd love that one framed and on my wall, Purley-fan that I am...

#28 Twin Window

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 22:37

Originally posted by Lec CRP1


Poor? I'd love that one framed and on my wall, Purley-fan that I am...

Lec; please send me a PM with your address.

I'd forgotten that I'd taken this shot of TT at the 1975 Race of Champions. By now, though, the Token had morphed into a Safir...

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Oh, the joys of springtime in England! Not. :

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#29 macoran

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 12:02

Autosport reports that the Token RJ02 will be raced in this years Grand Prix Masters series.
A Belgian driver Christian Vanhee ( van Hee ?) to enter and drive it.

Anybody have anymore inside info ? Where was the car restored ? pics ?