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Old 24 Oct 2003, 14:26 (Ref:1556262)   #1
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Argo F Atlantics. How many made, and who to ? I have the Gorne JM1X, at least one JM5 (Nugent in Ireland) and 2 JM9s, Tyrrell Arnold, and Goodwin Racing. Anyone know any more, and what happened to these 4 after ? Was Dave Rackham due to get one too.

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Old 25 Oct 2003, 09:04 (Ref:1556263)   #2
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I seem to recall a JM9 on the UK sprint/hill climb scene a few years ago, but can't remember who had it.....
No doubt somebody does.
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Old 25 Oct 2003, 09:23 (Ref:1556264)   #3
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Simon Frost & Ken Snailham were running a JM9 about ten years ago. This was the Neil White car from your neck of the woods, driven on this side of the water by Barry Goode in 1989 or 1990
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Old 25 Oct 2003, 11:16 (Ref:1556265)   #4
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An Argo JM9 appeared in the Hillclimb Leaders Championship this year, driven by Laurie Ritchie of Studley.
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Old 26 Oct 2003, 01:04 (Ref:1556266)   #5
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There are several JM2, JM4 & JM6 running in SVRA/ HSR/ MR in north east USA. All FSV configuration and quick in F70 (pre- Dec '79 cut-off date).
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Old 2 Mar 2005, 07:59 (Ref:1558604)   #6
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East Racing has an Argo JM19 prepared to the 3.5l Gp.C regulations that they race in Gp.C historic events. Now, this car does not look like your average JM19. I had thought Argo were out of business already when the 3.5l rules came along; but this car looks to be no simple conversion of a C2 chassis, but a "proper" 3.5l car. Is this a genuine Argo development, or a conversion?

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Old 2 Mar 2005, 11:42 (Ref:1558605)   #7
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IIRC the last 'proper' JM19 was made in about 1988-89, I think there was something called a JM20 a year or 2 later aswell. Did Dave Coyne do, or was entered in at least, a couple of the early 1992 GC races, in a 3.5 litre Argo, by his German entrant (Helmut Bross ?). Its possible the car pictured is this one.
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Old 2 Mar 2005, 12:52 (Ref:1558606)   #8
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I remember that I read somewhere, maybe on the Historic Gp.C/GTP site that a similar car, that was debuted last year at Le Mans (driven by Hepworth?) was rebuilt to Gp. C specs after it was raced in IMSA in open-top form....if I remember well Jo Marquart designed it for Gp.C, then FIA axed the championship, so they chopped the top off to use it in IMSA SWC.

I remember clearly that a new Argo was announced during the winter 91-92, to be used in the Baby class of WSPC......
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Old 2 Mar 2005, 13:51 (Ref:1558607)   #9
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Sorted - it is a JM20, the Bross car. Thanks everyone!
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Old 2 Mar 2005, 16:32 (Ref:1558608)   #10
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Maybe, but probably not. Schuster's info on the historic Group C / GTP site says this is the ex Speedy, Bergermann JM19, i.e chassis 124,

http://www.groupc-gtpracing.com/cara...cschusterm.htm

Photo on racingsportscars during it's Interserie career:

http://www.racingsportscars.com/phot...05i-photo.html
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Old 26 Aug 2005, 14:37 (Ref:1556805)   #11
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On Rackham, did he ever use the works Argo JM5 that he was rumoured to be driving, if so it can'e have been often ?
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Old 27 Aug 2005, 09:58 (Ref:1556806)   #12
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Don't think Rackham ever drove the Argo in a race, but it is not the Nugent car in 1980. Rackham still has his for sale in November 1980 when Nugent sells his. Also, think that Rackham's was indeed a JM5 [1979 design] whilst Nugent's was a JM8.

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Old 30 Aug 2005, 10:15 (Ref:1556807)   #13
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On Argos, I'm certain Nugent's was a JM5, not an 8. I reckon only 2 JM8s ever made, the UK Goodwin car, and the Irish Tyrrell Arnold car. It was definitely a 1981 car, so couldn't have been the one Nugent raced and advertised in 1980. I reckon the JM5 was built late 1979, though intended for 1980. Finally, why can't the Rackham and Nugent cars have been one and the same ?

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Old 30 Aug 2005, 14:56 (Ref:1556808)   #14
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Agree that Nugent's car was a JM5. It can't be the Rackham car because
Nugent races that car in 79 and 80, and Rackham's car is advertised as
unraced [only two test sessions] and there's also an early 80 ad that says
it's built December 79 to a 80 spec. Finally there are two issues of AS late
1980 where Rackham is still selling his car and Nugent puts his up for sale.
Agree the only JM8s were probably Goodwin and Arnold cars.

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Old 31 Aug 2005, 10:27 (Ref:1556809)   #15
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Nugent's Argo carried a JM6 plate.
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