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    Hey, that's me above!!!! (Yellow Marcos car 31)... Thanks for that.

    Mallory Park August 6th 1956 - note the three wheeler in the background. Dad's pics again.

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    The Felday BRM 4WD 1800cc V8. Driver unknown. Prescott Hillclimb

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    Lotus Bristol at Brands Hatch 1971. Note how classic racers present their cars so well these days and just how tatty they often looked in period? (See Mallory pic above.)

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    We used to have three or four Daimlers out on the tracks and they now seem to be worth too much to risk racing - or maybe fitting roll over safety equipment just destroys their real worth.
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    Post 2004 Goodwood pics taken with a pocket camera...
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    The Cooper Bristol in my humble opinion, is one of the best single seaters of all time to photograph.

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    The Tec Mec Maserati, ex Donington Collection. Sad that so many of the unique Donington Collection cars are no longer there. Monaco 2012.

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    Just fantastic! I especially love the old Mallory Park shots. Whats the pretty blue mid-engined sports car #131 in post 23?

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    I wonder if the Felday 4wd is the answer.

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    Thanks Michael, I think you could well be right. I'd love to know more about this. Not often you see a 4wd with engine in the rear.

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    Yes. The Felday BRM at Prescott May 3rd 1970. Without resorting to race programmes and going entirely on memory, it was usually driven by Mac Daghorn and possibly, Peter Westbury.
    One of them had a beard - and the driver here is clean shaven! I think it was fitted with an 1800cc litre BRM V8, possibly an ex Tasman engine? I seem to remember it also appearing at a Curborough Sprint and also one of the Silverstone winter sprints.


    PS: I have just dug out the programme and guess what? Must have been a late entry so was not listed in the programme! Will have to do a bit of googling I suppose.

    Peter Westbury owned Felday engineering. The car was also driven in 1968 by John McCartney and I also remember John running no less than a F1 BRM V12 at Curborough! (Still in Marlboro livery.)

    That 900 yard sprint course was extremely tricky to get right in any car. Most spectacular were Dave Preece in a DB4 or DB5 Aston Martin and the guys who shared a Morris Minor fitted with a supercharged 3.8 Jaguar engine... My other favourite was the late Alan Payne driving a Riley 1.5 with a Rover V8 engine "SMILEY Riley". The engine was later fitted to a Brabham and had a Nitrous Oxide kit fitted. Whoohoo!
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    Great photos Ray - especially your Dad's ones.

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    Curborough sprint! That must have been exciting. I have just seen some footage from an event there this year. To say narrow is an understatement, lift off oversteer put no 1 son on the grass in a fairly big way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERC View Post
    Hey, that's me above!!!! (Yellow Marcos car 31)... Thanks for that.

    Mallory Park August 6th 1956 - note the three wheeler in the background. Dad's pics again.

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    Is it just me or does the "3 wheeler" look a bit like a GP Lago Talbot

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaqnmac27 View Post
    Is it just me or does the "3 wheeler" look a bit like a GP Lago Talbot
    Sorry, no, but it was a British special and someone did once tell me what it was. If I find out, I'll label it!


    (Apparently identified as Ken Flint's ERA Jaguar.) This was August 1956 and strangely, one of the few early Mallory programmes missing from my collection. Unlike today's safety car environment, I think from memory (I was only 10!), it stayed there for the rest of the day. I note the oil drums on the exit to Shaws - filled with aggregate.

    Happy days...

    NOTE: If you hover your mouse over the images, it should show the exact date.

    198 = 1988, 204 = 2004 etc.
    Followed by month and day so 184_1216 is December 16th 1984 - which is why I need exact dates before I can file images permanently.
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    Yes. The Felday BRM at Prescott May 3rd 1970. Without resorting to race programmes and going entirely on memory, it was usually driven by Mac Daghorn and possibly, Peter Westbury.
    One of them had a beard - and the driver here is clean shaven! I think it was fitted with an 1800cc litre BRM V8, possibly an ex Tasman engine? I seem to remember it also appearing at a Curborough Sprint and also one of the Silverstone winter sprints.


    PS: I have just dug out the programme and guess what? Must have been a late entry so was not listed in the programme! Will have to do a bit of googling I suppose.

    Peter Westbury owned Felday engineering. The car was also driven in 1968 by John McCartney and I also remember John running no less than a F1 BRM V12 at Curborough! (Still in Marlborough livery.)

    That 900 yard sprint course was extremely tricky to get right in any car. Most spectacular were Dave Preece in a DB4 or DB5 Aston Martin and the guys who shared a Morris Minor fitted with a supercharged 3.8 Jaguar engine... My other favourite was the late Alan Payne driving a Riley 1.5 with a Rover V8 engine "SMILEY Riley". The engine was later fitted to a Brabham and had a Nitrous Oxide kit fitted. Whoohoo!
    Westbury had a beard - he may still. I seem to recall Jim Clark once tested the Felday.

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    Ian Sievwright's Ferrari 625 at Shelsey Walsh August 1965. Notable for my pics of that day taken on an ancient camera - using 30 year old film!!!

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    How formula 1 cars changed. I think this is the F1 Emeryson followed just a few years later by the late Tony Brise demonstrating the Hill car.

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    The Ian Algie GTV blew me away when I first came to NZ. Now safely in the hands of Gordon Burr so we have seen it out at Hampton Downs. I hope some of the other wilder cars are seen out again.

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    The Ian Algie GTV blew me away when I first came to NZ. Now safely in the hands of Gordon Burr so we have seen it out at Hampton Downs. I hope some of the other wilder cars are seen out again.

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    I was probably standing a few feet behind you at about the time you took this pic of Ian Algie's GTV, very cool car. Clever boys, those Algie lads.
    And I agree with Oldfart in post #9, Dr Rog was a good guy to have a talk to.
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    This would be my pick of all the sports sedans on the down side took ages to warm it up to race ,note the small wheels

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    I'm really enjoying these Ray, just fantastic! That shot of the Algie Alfetta is brilliant. Those pieces of wood being used as a ramp look slightly perilous.

    I have a copy of an old NZ Hot Rod magazine article on this car from 1984. It looked very similar to our photo, so I assume you snapped this at around the same time?

    As Jim said, note the small wheels. The Minilites on this car measured 13 x 10, and 13 x 13.

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    [QUOTE=Steve Holmes;20127]I'm really enjoying these Ray, just fantastic! That shot of the Algie Alfetta is brilliant. Those pieces of wood being used as a ramp look slightly perilous.

    Yikes - look how young Barry is, standing next to the car!!!
    The ramps were dodgy alright - probably the same ones i saw collapse as they unloaded Barry's Monaro off the Ford/Dodge transporter about 5 years later !

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    Paul Leuch in the Connaught. Loved that car... Paul also drove other desirable cars, some of which might appear here, some may not. Whenuapai 1986.

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    On a trip back to the UK to a Nottingham Sports Car Club Sprint, it was gratifying to see the club in such good health, having lost out to various circuit clubs over the years, so that racing was no longer viable. I took over as Competition Secretary (and newsletter editor!) some time before I left the UK and managed to build up the sprint side from just me competing regularly, to a very successful well supported Sprint Championship, that often ran concurrently with AMMC (Association of Midland Motor Clubs). At the 2004 Sprint, they had a great turnout of Austin Sevens and also Ginettas.

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    One of my all time favourite NZ photographs. Nigel Russell at Taupo.

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    Famous car and well known writer/owner, Simon Taylor. The HWM based Stovebolt Special.

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    The ERA being given a run for its money by the Parnell MG at Monaco, 2012. If the McLaren Trust group had sat in their allocated seats, on the front row and immediately behind the dratted catch fencing, I wouldn't have managed many decent pics at all. Fortunately, they got there early and bagged the top row of the stand - and that meant standing on the seating, facing backwards!

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    Simon Taylor had been lusting after the Stovebolt Special all his life since he was at school, and finally convinced owner Murray Smith to sell it to him in 2000. I absolutely love the car.

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