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    Just as an aside (not pics), wading through a mountain of old paperwork, mainly old sprint and hillclimb results from the UK, I came across a few gems contained within old Nottingham Sports Car Club paperwork, that I rescued from the bonfire when we cleared out what had been the full time club office for many years and which I had never read before.

    1) In 1970, the principal guest at the annual Dinner/Dance would be Max Mosley.

    2) Full membership was 446 and associate membership was 493.

    3) During the 1971 season, all entry fees (for race meetings) would be retained, but at the end of the season, those competitors who had attended 8 or more NSCC meetings (note: they were a very active club!) would receive a cheque for the return of their entry fees, (less 10/- per meeting for the benevolent fund) for all those meetings when they had started in the race(s) for which their entries had been accepted.

    On a slightly different tack, back in 1959, for the 2nd August a total of 890 pounds starting money was paid, plus prize money of 678 pounds!

    One Jim Clark, running the Lister Jag and the Lotus Elite was paid 75GBP start money and picked up prize money of 15GBP for 2nd (to John Whitmore) in the Series Production cars race and 25GBP for 2nd in the over 1201cc sport cars.

    What is even more interesting is that top starting money of 100 was paid to Brian Naylor (Ferrari/Maserati), 60 to Tim Parnell and 50 to Ian Raby (2 cars).

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    Wow, thats fantastic, good on you for rescuing it! All that was going to be set alight?

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    A pensive Tom Walkinshaw (left) when he was a driver rather than entrepreneur. Mallory Park again. Note the mechanics working outside and covered in oil! How times have changed...
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    Another one off. The Coldwell GT built by a Sheffield based tuning company.

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    Mini based fibreglass kit car, the Cox GTM. I know there are Mini Marcos, Min Jem and a Midas in NZ, but is there a Cox GTM? How about any of the other Mini based cars? Landar or Unipower anyone?

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    Read carefully if you intend entering the paddock at Goodwood - that is assuming you have a pass to get in. They are (usually) restricted to Goodwood Racing Club members.

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    If you turn up at Goodwood in a pre 1966 car, you park here. Wow! I could have spent all day in this massive field spotting cars rarely seen out. (Same field as the Gordon Keebles and Healey 100S as posted earlier.) By the way, this was taken on Friday, practice day.

    Afternoon tea being taken at 3pm - on the right.


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    I don't suppose you have any of the Diva GT?

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    Funny you should say that. I scanned one last week but it didn't come out too well so I didn't upload it. There is a thread about Diva's on Ten Tenths at the moment -

    http://www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=135537

    I do have UK race programmes with Diva's entered. Don't tell me you have one tucked away in the garage???

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    No I don't, however I do know someone who drove them in anger in the time who lives in NZ

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    [QUOTE=Steve Holmes;20372]
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Wood View Post

    Thanks Howard, sorry for the stupid questions, I find this really fascinating. How did you come to create the bodywork designs and then develop them to gain the best combination of downforce and low drag? I assume there wouldn't have been any sort of wind tunnel, even though some teams had the access to wind tunnels, so how did you come to the conclusions you did on body shape? Was it a case of creating what was the most logical shape at the time based on the experience you'd gained, and what the opposition were doing? And how did you test the different designs once created? Did you ever use the cotton threads trick, or was it more seat of the pants?
    Although DeCad was a privateer, albeit a wealthy one, he was VERY well connected. We used the MIRA wind tunnel for the '77 car which was state of the art for the time. The car design was credited to Len Terry but in reality all I saw were a number of sketch proposals and that was pretty much the lot. The bodywork started from a profile sketch and was developed from there.

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    Miss Patsy Burt, McLaren, Shelsey Walsh 1965
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    Looks like Jem Marsh in the ex Jackie Stewart "Ugly Duckling" Marcos at Donington. Once again, I can't date it accurately - but I wish I could.
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    From the same meeting. Front engined Gemini. Probably similar to Mike Sexton's car?
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    So will it be a modified V8 Cortina...
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    or a standard MG Montego, to attract the crowds to race meetings? As a former MG Montego (2) & Montego Turbo owner, it would still be the Cortina. However, I bought the Montego Turbo with 143,000kms on the clock, ran it for a year and apart from a $5 vaccuum hose on the inlet system that failed (on the way to Taupo), it was a trouble free car and a real heap of fun!
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    The Cortina is Rob Kennard

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    From the same meeting. Front engined Gemini. Probably similar to Mike Sexton's car?
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    Yes, very similar to Mike Sexton's Gemini Mk2 - but the one in the photo is in the Monaco guise with the short nose.

    See works cars at Monaco 1960 - Geoff Duke next to car 98 (Brad Ward photo):
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    Thanks Roger. The Chequered Flag had a showroom on Arkwright Street in Nottingham, and part of my Saturday ritual of going into town, as a young teenager, was to walk along to the Flag and peer in through the window!

    The late Roger Williamson in his well known Anglia. Local boy made good, then tragically lost his life in that horrendous F1 crash.

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    A wee bit better looking than the Ugly Duckling, but better presented than most.

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    Raucous and brutal but what makes classic and historic cars more attractive than the modern counterparts - they have ATTITUDE!

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    How to totally ruin a perfectly good Unipower GT! Not all race modifications make the car look better even if they may make it go better.

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    As an aside, most UK pics are of the car going right to left so Hampton Downs going left to right (from the inside) makes for a bit of welcome variety. At least at the last HD hairpin, you can get pics right to left and left to right.
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    Just flipping through my old diary for 1965. Seems the Felday won first time out at the televised Brands Hatch meeting, December 27th and also came second to a McLaren Elva! (Four races were televised by the good old Beeb.)

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    Steve on other thread you aksed about the Terry Richardson Escort, this is it before he painted it red and white.
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    Thanks Rod, I actually have a photo of that car which I'd had for many years, and I always assumed it was Bruce Manons Escort. Only just recently discovered it was Terrys!

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    Thanks Roger. The Chequered Flag had a showroom on Arkwright Street in Nottingham, and part of my Saturday ritual of going into town, as a young teenager, was to walk along to the Flag and peer in through the window.

    A wee bit better looking than the Ugly Duckling, but better presented than most.

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    I really love this. Got any more info on it?

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    So will it be a modified V8 Cortina...
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    Rob Kennard was a South Island hot rodder who built this V8 Cortina in the early 80s. After a couple of seasons getting it fully dialled in it was probably the fastest OSCA/Sports Sedan in NZ. I believe Rob is now the Sheriff in a small Southern California town. There was a magazine article about him a couple of years ago. Might have been NZ Hot Rod?

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    MGs - various...

    This is a genuine ex Sebring or Targa MGC, driven here at Prescott Hillclimb.

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    I only ever saw this car once, so no idea who it is or what happened to it. Probably taken 1983 or 1984

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    Andy Lowe's MGB V8 at Puhoi Hillclimb, either 1988/89 or thereabouts

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    No prizes here! Ardmore 1989 - I saw junior a few minutes ago, driving through Highbury...

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    I think the white MGB above with the dark tail may have been an Indian chap Anil Naidu

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    Thanks Graeme. It looks as though it was destined to be a track car, but as I said, I haven't seen it or anything like it since.
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