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    Even 1150kg was pretty good for something of that size! It was fun in those days watching one of these cars being harassed by swarms of mini's. The mini's were far quicker in the corners but seriously underpowered for the straights.

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    The Howmet TX (Turbine eXperimental) was an American sports prototype racing car designed in 1968 to test the competitive use of a gas turbine engine in sports car racing. Planned by racing driver Ray Heppenstall, the TX combined a chassis built by McKee Engineering, turbine engines leased from Continental Aviation & Engineering, and financial backing and materials from the Howmet Corporation. It failed to finish at Oulton Park in a one hour race, but attracted plenty of attention. Photographed at the 1968 Oulton Park 1 hour sports car race.Attachment 70231
    So cool to see the Howmet photo. I love this photo.

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    David Piper's Ferrari 412 P turning into the paddock at Oulton Park in the 1968 one hour sports car race. He finished in eighth place.Name:  David Pipers Ferrari 412 P - 1968 Oulton Park 1 hour.jpg
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    And another for today - the Howmet TX going out onto the circuit at Oulton Park. The race took place on the 12th April. Pretty cool as can be seen from the warm clothes. Driven by Hugh Dibley, it retired with starter motor problems.

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    Some last minute fettling in the Oulton Park paddock. Judging from the rockers and pushrods I would guess that this is a Gold Leaf Lotus Formula Ford car.Name:  Gold Leaf sponsored Formula Ford - Oulton Park (Medium).JPG
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    The back straight at Oulton Park in the 1960's. A straight line into knicker brook corner. (There is an interesting talk by Blaster Bates on the internet as to the origins of the corners name - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1TW5WKWLnA). Two Lola T70's well clear of the field.Name:  img05042019_049 (Small).JPG
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    Jackie Stewart in his Matra Cosworth during the 1969 Oulton Park Gold Cup. This was an interesting race in that it was open to F1, F2 and F5000 cars. Six F1 cars started the race, along with seven F5000 entries and 2 F2's. Jackie could only manage 9th place, 3 laps down on the winner after just over an hour of racing. Name:  Jackie Stewart - Matra Cosworth - 1969 Oulton Park Gold Cup  (Small).jpg
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    The control tower and timing tower at the old Kyalami. Both of these structures no longer exist. Name:  img05042019_061 (Small).JPG
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    The 1970 Kyalami 9 hour. The 9 hour and the SA F1 GP in those days were characterised by enormous crowds who built a variety of structures next to the track and who often moved in a couple of days prior to the race with copious supplies of food and alcohol. This is of course the original track where it was possible to park your car overlooking the track and to watch the racing without leaving the car if you wished! The track was clockwise in those days. This is the view down the main straight into Crowthorne corner. Not sure about the car parked at the side of the track with 917's and 512's hitting close to 200mph just before that point. Name:  img05042019_075 (Small).JPG
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    Wow, these photos are really outstanding Charles! Thank you for sharing. That last Kyalami image has so much going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaswin View Post
    Jackie Stewart in his Matra Cosworth during the 1969 Oulton Park Gold Cup. This was an interesting race in that it was open to F1, F2 and F5000 cars. Six F1 cars started the race, along with seven F5000 entries and 2 F2's. Jackie could only manage 9th place, 3 laps down on the winner after just over an hour of racing. Name:  Jackie Stewart - Matra Cosworth - 1969 Oulton Park Gold Cup  (Small).jpg
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    Great photos.

    I bit of info on that race.
    Stewart was leading on lap 18 when he had to pit to replace the battery that had a broken terminal. He resumed the race 3 laps down. He set a new lap record earlier in the race.

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    This is the winner of that race - Jacky Ickx in the Brabham BT26. I believe that car was auctioned by Bonhams at Amelia Island in 2019 in race ready condition.Name:  Jacky Ickx - Brabham Cosworth BT26A - 1969 Oulton Gold Cup (Small).JPG
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    Another photo from the 1969 Oulton Park Gold Cup. Graham Hill in the Winkelmann Racing Lotus 59B F2 car. It seems that only a limited number of these cars were produced with 3 going to Winkelmann Racing. The car retired with an engine problem. Name:  Graham Hill in the Winkelmann Racing Lotus 59B at the Oulton Park Gold Cup in 1969 (Small).JPG
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    The winner of the 1970 Kyalami 9 hour - the Ferrari 512 M of Jacky Ickx and Ignazio Giunti, overcoming the strong challenge from the Porsche 917's, at an average speed of 168.712 kph.Name:  img10312019_213 (Small).JPG
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    Bob Olthoff in the Gunston sponsored Ford Capri Perana at Kyalami in the early 1970's. Bob raced for the John Willment team in the early 1960's in the UK where he also helped with the development of the Cobra racing cars.Name:  Bobby Olthoff_01 (Small).JPG
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    A rather nice highly modified Sunbeam Tiger in the paddock at Oulton Park. Basically a Sunbeam Alpine fitted with a Ford V8. Initially the engine size was 260 cubic inch (4.3 litre), but later models had an engine of 289 cubic inches (4.7 litre). The engine was a tight fit and Sunbeam had to provide inspection holes in the footwells to allow access to the rearmost spark plugs. Only 7,083 cars were built and today they are much sought after. (And am I the only who thinks that "Sunbeam" sounds as though it should be a modern Chinese brand?)Name:  img05042019_053_01_01 (Small).JPG
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    Jacky Ickx in a Ferrari 312 at the 1968 Oulton Park Gold Cup. He retired after 21 laps with ignition problems.Name:  1968 Ferrari 312 with Jacky Ickx (Small).jpg
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    The Porsche 911T of Charles Lucas photographed at Oulton Park in the 1968 BSCC race at the Gold Cup meeting. He finished the race in sixth position. One of my favourites.Name:  img05042019_056 (Small).jpg
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    Wow, I LOVE this! Any info on who the driver was Charles? The lettering on the rocker panel says Tiger II, which suggests its the later 289 version.

    Note also its left hand drive. Many Tigers were rhd, so this is an import, probably from the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaswin View Post
    A rather nice highly modified Sunbeam Tiger in the paddock at Oulton Park. Basically a Sunbeam Alpine fitted with a Ford V8. Initially the engine size was 260 cubic inch (4.3 litre), but later models had an engine of 289 cubic inches (4.7 litre). The engine was a tight fit and Sunbeam had to provide inspection holes in the footwells to allow access to the rearmost spark plugs. Only 7,083 cars were built and today they are much sought after. (And am I the only who thinks that "Sunbeam" sounds as though it should be a modern Chinese brand?)Name:  img05042019_053_01_01 (Small).JPG
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    The Alan Mann Ford Escort MKI of Australian Frank Gardner at Oulton Park in the 1968 BSCC race at the Gold Cup meeting. He was fourth overall and first in class. Not as sharp as I would like. I think I was experimenting with creating a "fast" image by using a slower shutter speed than normal in order to create the blurry background. Similar to the one featured in Steve Holmes' latest book. Name:  img05042019_060 (Small).jpg
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