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Old 23 Apr 2013, 10:52 (Ref:3238310)   #211
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Just reviving this one with a slightly odd, but still fairly on-topic question.

In 1986, BTCC entries were pretty poor- sometimes down to a dozen cars or thereabouts (think the low-point was something like 11 starters after a couple of cars didn't make it through qualifying at Donington early-season)

As far as I can remember, at the Brands round in late August in an attempt to boost a small grid, several of the Brands Hatch Racing School Escort XR3s ran in the BTCC race, driven presumably by the School's instructors
I can't lay hands on the relevant Autosport/Motoring News reports right now, but can anyone confirm whether this definitely happened, who the drivers were (as I recall, they included a number of well-known Formula Ford names of the period), whether they ran as part of the 1600cc class, or as an invitation class/'race within a race', and where they finished?
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This definitely happened, 7 of the Racing School cars competed at Brands Hatch on August 25, and were driven by:

Peter Argetsinger
Stuart Cole
Chris Creswell
Ben Edwards
Pete King
Lucy Rogers
Pete Rogers
Rick Shortle

As they were all "guest" drivers, they were ineligible for points.

Getting back to Group A Escorts, can anyone identify this car?

http://theamazoeffect.blogspot.com.a...rd-escort.html
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Old 23 Apr 2013, 12:52 (Ref:3238357)   #212
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Getting back to Group A Escorts, can anyone identify this car?

http://theamazoeffect.blogspot.com.a...rd-escort.html
ETCC '84/'85 Annette Meuvissen
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Old 23 Apr 2013, 12:54 (Ref:3238358)   #213
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An interesting one here... don't think it's the original though.
The ad says it was built into a race car in 2003, from an '85 road car.
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Old 23 Apr 2013, 18:18 (Ref:3238505)   #214
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ETCC '84/'85 Annette Meuvissen
That's the one- run by Gerstmann Racing. IIRC Jorg van Ommen was another regular driver

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http://www.racingsportscars.com/etcc...-07-28-075.jpg

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Old 24 Apr 2013, 20:22 (Ref:3238994)   #215
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Definatly isnt, supposed to have a Longman gear box, but it looks differant to 44's.. for the asking price, could have had the real thing about 2 years ago..
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Old 25 Apr 2013, 12:01 (Ref:3239237)   #216
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An RST is entered for Spencer Marsh for Donington next weekend?

Anyone know much about this car?
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Old 25 Apr 2013, 19:55 (Ref:3239379)   #217
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it will not be the one here, Hope someone finds some pictures for us..... KA perhaps :-)
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Old 25 Apr 2013, 22:40 (Ref:3239438)   #218
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I'll take some pics of it of ir's there.
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did you get any pictures?
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Old 2 Aug 2014, 20:20 (Ref:3441045)   #220
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It wasn't there on the day I went.
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Earlier in the thread, I asked about some of the European RS1600is and what happened to them. A few days back, I was flicking through the current 'Classic Ford' magazine, and in a feature about a Fiesta, there's something interesting lurking in a garage in the background of some of the pics-
https://www.facebook.com/classicford...levant_count=1

It's the 'Auto Veri' RS1600i, seen in the ETCC up to about 1985. It's now apparently owned by German Ford enthusiast Guido Pitzen, who also seems to own/has owned a couple of other Group A Escorts with VLN/Nurburgring history

http://www.rs1600i.de/index.php?view=myrsi

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as usual KA you are spot on, Gildo certinally does have 3 original German Mk3 Racers, very cleaver chap, just a shame he modernizes them by adding electronic devices and use materials like carbon fibre.. never the less very quick cars because he dose use them!
how are you doing KA? I have a fair bit of news I would like to tell you, would like your email please, could you PM me please?
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as usual KA you are spot on, Gildo certinally does have 3 original German Mk3 Racers, very cleaver chap, just a shame he modernizes them by adding electronic devices and use materials like carbon fibre.. never the less very quick cars because he dose use them!
how are you doing KA? I have a fair bit of news I would like to tell you, would like your email please, could you PM me please?
Yes, I noticed the carbon fibre dashboard and Stack digital display in the Auto Veri car- I'm sure they're not 1985 Group A-legal!

I'll drop you a PM re email address etc.

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Yes, I noticed the carbon fibre dashboard and Stack digital display in the Auto Veri car- I'm sure they're not 1985 Group A-legal!

I'll drop you a PM re email address etc.
pleased do.. loads to tell and show
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another one found (remains of)

Terry Dury S1T driven by Mark Hails. this we found at Silverstone last weekend (Ford Fair) its been re shelled into a road car (very nice too) I believe Terry also purchased Datapost 33, and made this car to go with ex DP33.. trying to get hold of the current keeper of this car, I think he comes from Essex
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