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GOODWOOD REVIVAL
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8 Sep 2017 to 10 Sep 2017 07:00 to 19:00
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Location: Goodwood Circuit

The annual #1 historic extravaganza- no doubt local accommodation fully booked already!
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Old 16 Aug 2017, 17:37 (Ref:3759758)   #16
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The Auction.....

The catalogue is now on line here- https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24122/

As I'm sure many will know, the auction includes many of the late Jack Sears cars, including the legendary Galaxy.

Please please please, whoever buys it, keep it as it is, which is as it raced in 1963......

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Old 16 Aug 2017, 18:19 (Ref:3759769)   #17
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Mike, if you read Bonham's blurb through to the end, it is apparent that some mods have been done to the car since '63, such as, for example, larger brakes and wheels.

However, I do get what you are saying but i9f anyone wants to race the old girl, and win, they'll do the same as has been done to the Cortinas, etc.
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Old 16 Aug 2017, 19:34 (Ref:3759791)   #18
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Mike, if you read Bonham's blurb through to the end, it is apparent that some mods have been done to the car since '63, such as, for example, larger brakes and wheels.

However, I do get what you are saying but if anyone wants to race the old girl, and win, they'll do the same as has been done to the Cortinas, etc.
Not sure I believe the blurb. Ford homologated front discs for the car which were fitted during the '63 season. According to Jack's biography (2008) the car still retained those brakes. Wheels? No idea but look very similar to the period photos.....

Anyway, I think it would be sacrilege if the car was to be turned into a modern racer. If I had the money I'd buy it and keep it as is! I know that's what the great man would want. And Galaxies don't appear competitive against Falcons and Mustangs nowadays, unless a Goody special.....

And apologies for spelling Galaxie with a 'y' earlier. Wasn't concentrating!
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.....According to Jack's biography......
'Gentleman Jack' by any chance? Good read.
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Any sign of an entry list for this years revival meeting?
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'Gentleman Jack' by any chance? Good read.
There are actually a couple of errors in the account of the first Lotus Cortina race at Oulton, which surprised me, given Graham Gauld's knowledge.

I know Graham & I hadn't the heart to tell him - I'm sure it would be quite easy to find mistakes I have made!!
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It's always irked me slightly that the Galaxy gets all the credit for the '63 BSCC championship when it was the Cortina that won Jack the title, at least it scored the majority of the points. As we well know fact won't get in the way of a good story, especially with such a theatrical backdrop.
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It's always irked me slightly that the Galaxy gets all the credit for the '63 BSCC championship when it was the Cortina that won Jack the title, at least it scored the majority of the points. As we well know fact won't get in the way of a good story, especially with such a theatrical backdrop.
Yes, I think you're right. The championship was decided upon the best 8 results. Jack achieved the championship with three outright wins in the Galaxie, plus five class wins in a combination of Cortina GT & Lotus. He also took the point for fastest lap on all but one occasion, so ending up one point short of the maximum possible. He beat his old friend & rival Sir John Whitmore (Mini) by just two points.

I suppose it's the usual story in a class-based series that the overall winner is what most people notice & of course the Galaxie was not only winning in Jack's hands. There were also drivers of the calibre of Jim Clark, Graham Hill & Dan Gurney doing their bit.
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4 CW in a GT, 1 in a Lotus, and 3 wins in Galaxy. Interestingly neither Jack nor Ford contested the opening round, in his own back yard (Snetterton) which was the Sunbeam Rapiers last hurrah.
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To get back on topic . . . . there was an attempt to run the St MArys trophy as a '63 race in 2011, but it didn't quite happen, I still think it would make a good St Marys race to replicate certain years, correctly.
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I agree Joe, but it all depends on that last word of yours.
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I agree Joe, but it all depends on that last word of yours.
Nowt wrong with a field of 'Specials'.....
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The Brooklands Trophy will be interesting

Will the FN's lap the field?

What a line up.
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