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#1 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 09:24

We have the track,the hills, the paddock, transporter ,I thought why not infos on all the supplyers like LUCAS , LODGE , FERODO , CASTROL and all the others ? Personally I think up to 1970 is an interesting time because thats before all the fancy paint work (my opinion) really started.
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#2 clarko1230

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:22

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This "supply vehicle " was used to transport Colin and his lads......................

#3 Terry Walker

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 11:14

They don't come better than this...

BP strongly supported Western Australian racing for years, even to providing this mobile control tower for Caversham before a real one was built in 1957. This pic dates from 1956 and is one of the numerous publicity pics that BP used to hand out to the media in those amiable days.

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#4 RTH

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 11:54

Originally posted by clarko1230
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This "supply vehicle " was used to transport Colin and his lads......................


Now that had style !

#5 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 12:04

Here's a couple... there should be more I can muster somewhere...

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BP's truck had its reserved parking spot next to the marshalling area at Warwick Farm... John Ellacott photo.

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Paton's Brake Replacements... PBR... at Bathurst. Photo courtesy of Bob Britton

#6 macoran

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Posted 06 May 2006 - 23:05

Originally posted by Ray Bell
Here's a couple... there should be more I can muster somewhere...

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Who's BRM is that ?

#7 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 18:14

What a pity with such a low interest! But thanks to those who send. Bjørn

#8 Rob Ryder

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 18:26

Ray, you never answered the question from macoran.

Warwick Farm, but when and whos BRM?
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#9 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 11:30

Can anyone help me with the BASIC color of some sponsor/supply cars like FERODO,LUCAS,GIRLING,
MINTEX,;KLG,LODGE,CHAMPION,BARDAHL,SMITH etc.???????????????
Regards Bjørn

#10 Macca

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 11:54

Originally posted by Rob Ryder
Ray, you never answered the question from macoran.

Warwick Farm, but when and whos BRM?
Rob


Either 5/11/61 or 4/2/62, Arnold Glass' P482.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:02

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
Can anyone help me with the BASIC color of some sponsor/supply cars like FERODO,LUCAS,GIRLING,
MINTEX,;KLG,LODGE,CHAMPION,BARDAHL,SMITH etc.???????????????
Regards Bjørn

A Google search for Dinky Toys, Lledo, Matchbox or Corgi models etc should turn up quite a few van models in the corporate liveries

#12 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:37

Hello D-type, thanks for the tip . I have searched on italian die cast and metal kits and found some, especially in the transporter area like Bizzarin etc. I will try for the old british now. Thanks , Bjørn

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 21:18

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
Can anyone help me with the BASIC color of some sponsor/supply cars like FERODO,LUCAS,GIRLING,
MINTEX,;KLG,LODGE,CHAMPION,BARDAHL,SMITH etc.???????????????
Regards Bjørn


Champion serviced RAC Rally etc at one time from a white Cortina Estate with small sticker ID only. I think Ferodo did likewise, with a bit more "coporate ID" of red with black and white check - may have been a Granada.

#14 Twin Window

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 22:04

Is the impressive Shell, erm... 'unit' in the background of this pic the sort of thing you're looking for Bjørn?

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(The Hesketh March is in the queue for scrutineering at the British GP, 1973)

#15 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 07:38

I must learn not to be so impatient! It does work!
D-type : your tip gave little but nice results.
RS2000 : Thanks , I allways think in vans, not station cars!
Twin W.: Yes, good shot!
Regards Bjørn; i try to build an archive ,in transporters as well, any q.s welcome

#16 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 09:57

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
What a pity with such a low interest! But thanks to those who send. Bjørn


Not low interest... just not much about in the way of piccies, I'd suspect. When I find more I'll post them...

In the meantime... guys, I am on the road two weeks each month, the question about Carnal Arnold's BRM was asked when I was away. Sorry.

For a better pic (still by John Ellacott, of course) of the BRM, just click here.

#17 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:55

Yes Ray ,you are right , so I just have to tell readers that I dont expect super pictures , and that even a part picture will be nice . Regards Bjørn Kjer

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 22:05

Not sure if these will be of any use or help (they're all in the background, really) but I hope so!

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#19 RS2000

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 23:34

Right up until the last years of the rwd Escort era, when Transits were first used, Ford International Rally service was by estate cars (station wagons). In 1976. the only identity their Granadas carried was a Shell sticker.

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#20 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 01:33

Now all we need is for someone to post a picture of the Austin 1800 utilities that were used to support the Works 1800 rally cars in the 1968 London to Sydney...

#21 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 16:32

Splendid to see those pictures! And Twinny , can you or others identify any of those transporters in the background of picture 3 from Twinny??? Regards Bjørn
PS. A couple of them should be under transporters , right?

#22 RTH

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 16:43

Stuart, those '70s paddock pictures are just superb.

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 00:31

Brilliant pics, Stuart! :up:

Is that a fabricated sheet aluminium airbox on Trimmer's Sheridan Thynne M18? If so, that airbox would probably have been on the car when Jac Nellemann raced it at Jyllandsringen that year (he also carried no.10, IIRC) for Denmark's (so far) only ever F5000 race - I'd just never noticed that particular 'box before...

#24 Twin Window

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 09:22

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer

Twinny , can you or others identify any of those transporters in the background of picture 3?

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1/ GRD

2/ Chevron

3/ Gerry Edmonds (saloon, IIRC)

4/ Sports Motors (Gerry Birrell)

> Wheatcroft (the dark geen & white one)

5/ March

6/ Another GRD

7/ Surtees (I think)

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#25 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 17:25

Superb Twinny , thanks a lot, it sems that I have to look through a period to freshen up my memory. Regards Bjørn.

#26 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 07:00

Here is a tip : All of you who like to this threads intention see also Private pictures from the Paddock and Transporter threads! Regards Bjørn.
Oh, and I have tried to contact some of the supply firms....does not work yet!

#27 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:00

I have been told that the book The Mintex Man should have some pics on vehicles. I do not seem to be able to get hold of one. Can anybody help with info on the pics?? Regards Bjørn

#28 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:10

:) Hello all , I know its difficult....still need some colours , see list :

1963 (+/- 7 years) : AVON
BARDAHL
GIRLING
KLG
LUCAS
SEV MARCHAL

Any help ? If you look to Transporter TNF i am offering a written compendium , this thread will be put in ther

Regards Bjørn

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 13:55

Sorry to be current :lol: ! I took this picture of the VP Racing Fuels rig at the Sommet des Légendes this year, in Mont Tremblant. I find the contrast with the other pictures interesting, especially as the SDL is only a historic meeting.

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#30 Frank S

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 14:37

It carries what looks like a generic F1 car of the early 90s.
Seems to me about 1:35 - 1:38 scale, plastic model,
takes 2 "C" cells to light the lights, no "off" switch,
made in China.

I reckoned it fit here although a transporter;
did BP ever "have" a F1 team?

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#31 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 15:36

:wave: Absolutely they fit in , its more a question if this thread shouldnt have been under transporters instead. Nice to see them.
As to your q. about BP , I dont think they ever had their own ,but the most visible sponorship(their own?) was as far as I remember in the Truck racing with Mercedes and the ex MC rider(british) : All green BP a few years ago.!!!
Regards Bjørn

#32 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 07:54

:wave: To Frank S : Steve Parrish was the very succesfull ex motorcyclerider (also succesfull) driver of the BP "formula 1" Truck team !

And to all of you ,I am still much interested in this thread allthough it could be convinient to merge , but still a verbal note or hint to anything related to the thread title is of interest , also if you can name books with info or pics.
Regards ,and very hot ones at the moment , Bjørn

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 09:17

Twinnys pictures posted back in May.....

#3 - the Wheatcroft vehicle is their transporter [reg CUT 730K] built new for them on a Bristol LH bus chassis in 3/72. It is still about.

#10 - the one on the left [reg GRD 888L] is on a Ford R226 bus chassis and was [apparently] built for Williams Racing in 1/73. Where were they based then - was it Slough?? Anyway this one is also still about and was advertised for sale last year in one of the old truck mags that we all read free in Smiths Library....

#10 - the one on the right looks familiar but I cant quite read the reg number - something like MTF 665K. Get the magnifying glass out Twinny and I might be able to id it.

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#34 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 14:00

:( Sorry Martin , I cant spot that Wheatcroft vehicle ?

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 10:15

Bjorn

You cant see much of it - just the front end of the roof and a bit of the side!

Twinnys repost on 29 May ids it between the Sports and March transporters.....

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#36 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 11:12

:clap: Oh yes Martin , I was afraid I was going too old , I see it , and I believe I once have seen a full pic somewhere! Thanks ,Bjørn

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 03:15

I was recently flipping through archival photos of Koni shock absorbers and found about half a dozen shots taken over probably nearly 50 years. As soon as I can figure out how to post them, I will. Because they are in a company archive and digital scans of prints from about anywhere, I would have no idea of the photographers or copyright info.

#38 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 12:47

:clap: Looking forward to them some time CRX.
Regards Bjørn

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:42

@ Bjørn:
This book should be useful for you.
(Most probably you already know it, don't you?)

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#40 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 17:22

:wave: Hello Rewind , allthough the authors might not be called racing specialist (?) I think they have done a nice job with that book which so far is the only one in that category. And its not even expensive! So , you see I got it !As a matter of fact I am danish ,so I watch some German mags.
Another books which NOT was laid out as a transporter book is Carters Reflections which has so many good pictures from the paddock that it nearly is half such a book ,and on glazed paper with ecxellent shot. Well thanks for the tip anyway , you never know ,and this area i really little covered.

Regards Bjørn Kjer , Danmark

#41 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:23

:clap: Hello readers and deliverants, for a month no contributions here , I thought since I have noticed many new members, perhaps not used to search, HERE IT IS!

I have tried to contact many firms regarding older cars , but unfortunately , no responce. So "we" have to rely on "us".

Regards Bjørn Kjer

#42 Twin Window

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 21:16

Originally posted by Bonde

Is that a fabricated sheet aluminium airbox on Trimmer's Sheridan Thynne M18? If so, that airbox would probably have been on the car when Jac Nellemann raced it at Jyllandsringen that year (he also carried no.10, IIRC) for Denmark's (so far) only ever F5000 race - I'd just never noticed that particular 'box before...

I bumped into Sheridan at Prescott on Sunday, and amazed myself by remembering your query! Unfortunately he didn't recall the airbox in particular, so he suggested contacting TT as he thinks he may well do so.

#43 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 15:18

:cat:Hi everyone , including new members ,2 months now , perhaps someone has something they didnt know where to post ? Could be here ???
Regards Bjørn

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 19:10

I'm posting these KONI images for Bjørn Kjer ...

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I'm sure Bjørn will make some comments ;)
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#45 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 07:47

:wave: The above pictures were kindly send to me from Lee at KONI ,USA. Thay from KONIs archive:
1.Workshop of the 4 Club type (Volvo-Magirus-Renault or DAF) around 1978
2. Trailer used today
3. Modern MAN bus for customers around 2000
4. Renault from the 50s ,quite popular then , and this is one of the very first KONI cars
5. Early 70s , buses were often rebuild and used for workshops etc.

Thanks to Rob for posting

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 17:50

Pictures from Nurburgring paddock 1967 One of the Dunlop truck and the other of the Goodyear truck. I wonder why I took these photos!!!! Should this be the start of a new thread??



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#47 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:35

They look good , only I cannot see much as I am getting old, and cannot enlarge them to normal picture size (between 9x13 and 13x18 cm) because they "go to pixels or dots".

#48 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 05:47

:wave: Got them much better, thanks ace!

In the Moss scrapbook 1961 on page 97 is a pic with him. On the pic you also see an Austin in dark blue and yellow. Could that be a Duckhams truck ?
When did Duckham appear on the Motor sport scenes ?

#49 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 07:16

I am still looking for pics up to 1970 , also partpictures or just a glimse. Like Vic Derringtons van with his name on, or other supplyers !Some

#50 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:34

:wave: Hi all , to you who forgot this thread and to those who dont know where to post them , here it is !