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Old 12 Jan 2006, 20:23 (Ref:1500156)   #1
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1970's & 80's Super Saloons & Special Saloons (merged)

Here's an invitation for owners of cars fitting this bill:

After discussions with Rockingham, and the BRSCC, I am trying to find/attract as many of this sort of car as possible (that still exist!) to come out and play!!

At the moment, it's looking like the best date will be the first weekend in August, as part of a Thunder Sunday meeting with the SCSA.

The cars we want are:

Cars that ran in the 1970's Super Saloons (Superloons),

Special Saloons from the 70's, like Gerry "Swish" Taylor's Anglia,

Thundersaloons from the "original" two-driver era (not the later Class "C" Supertourers).

Anything that fits in with that "genre" of car, ie: Take a Mk1/Mk2 Capri and fit a GA, or a V8. Take a Sierra and fit a nice big V8 (in the front!). Big Rover's, etc...

This will be a one-off race (unless you want more!!!), there may be a pot or two - which could be raced for again.

I am going to consult some other "people in positions of importance" to suggest what the trophy could be called.

The racing should be in the spirit of "Only Here for the Beer".

I have three/four cars of the "big banger" variety on the list, and I'm fairly sure I can attract some other "well known" cars out of the woodwork.

So where are you all! Stand up and be counted.

As Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener said "Your Country Needs YOU"

PM Me if you are interested, or you know where a car is laguishing just pining to burst back into life.....

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Old 12 Jan 2006, 20:24 (Ref:1500185)   #2
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Mods, can we "spread/copy" this thread to National & Club Racing too please?

Ta muchly.

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Old 12 Jan 2006, 20:56 (Ref:1500187)   #3
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T'is done, Rob
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 21:31 (Ref:1500210)   #4
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Come on rob,let us know the cars you have to keep wetting everybody's appetite.How would a 600bhp corvette stand for an entry.
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 21:55 (Ref:1500234)   #5
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You're already booked in mate! Pollards chequebook is being retrieved by a crack SAS team as we speak.

Corvette? Does it fit in with Thundersaloon, 70's/80's Special or Super Saloon rules with one hand over your left eye, and squinting with your right? Still not a saloon is it....

Does it sound nice?

Maybe....

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Old 12 Jan 2006, 22:04 (Ref:1500242)   #6
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SAS !! you must be joking. You need Dr Bob Ballard, remember the guy who found and retrieved artefacts from the TITANIC.
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Old 12 Jan 2006, 22:06 (Ref:1500245)   #7
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That required heavy lifting gear didn't it? The sort you need for a Horsehair matteress stuffed with ten-bob notes....

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Old 13 Jan 2006, 04:51 (Ref:1500334)   #8
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PT knows he doesnt need lifting gear to get me to go racing
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Dave! You're back!
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Been here ALL the time. I see Thurstons started on me again eh? The day I stop racing with him ILL be in a box, and he knows it. What time of day do we call this? Just got up..
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 07:17 (Ref:1500363)   #11
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Nice idea Rob and good luck.
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 11:53 (Ref:1500466)   #12
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Brilliant idea Rob. Peter Thurston's Escort definitely fits the bill. What about cars like Ric Woods Calibra V8 etc? Are they eligible?
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 14:27 (Ref:1500552)   #13
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This sounds fantastic!

I wonder if messrs Peter Baldwin and Ginger Marshall could be persuaded to bring their famous Mini and Kitten respectively out for an event like this?

Is the Doc's Karmann Ghia still about as well?
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 14:55 (Ref:1500570)   #14
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Bill Richards still has his Metro 1380 Cosworth that he campaigned in the Wendy Wools series - does that fit the criteria?

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Righty ho,

Pete Baldwin sold his Mini, so it's long gone (to Japan as it happens!) Ginger Marshall.... not sure if he still has it, but if he has, yes, that's the ticket!

Bill "Mad Dog" Richards' Metro is welcome, as this is the era of car that I'm looking for, as well as thundersaloons like Ric Wood's (who is keen to come out with it!)

Quite a few guys from the North East have shown interest with Imp's etc..

I'm hoping to get in touch with Joe Ward via Cambridge Motorsport, unless you can contact him directly Andrew? I understand that he still has the commodore as well as Baby Bertha....

Ric Wood is going to lend a hand, as he has quite a few people in his address book.

I'd like to get hold of Pete Stevens too....

The Rover's and Capri's that ran in Thundersaloons too....

Your help is appreciated.

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