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Old 6 Aug 2017, 22:30 (Ref:3757882)   #35
davedarave
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davedarave should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
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Originally Posted by GCCheddaris View Post
I remember 1300 Special Saloon Mini racer Phil Winter graduating to a 1300 BDA engined Low Line Escort Mk1 for the opening meeting of the 1977 season at Thruxton . Phil lived in Wimborne which is only a short distance from Cyril Malem's base in Ferndown.Unfortunately Phil's debut in the car didn't go too well , but I am fairly sure that this was the ex Geoff Woods car. Sadly Phil died in a road accident on the Isle of Man while attending the TT Races a few months later .
Can back this up with quote from Autosport's Phil Winter tribute June 1977 "For this season Phil was racing the ex-Geoff Wood former spaceframe lowline Escort which proved to be troublesome with a 1.3 BDA ,so a new 2.0 power unit was substituted"
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