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Old 7 Oct 2011, 23:22 (Ref:2967373)   #91
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Hi, I spectated a lot in the early sixties and can still recall some details, Francis Pound was the first I think to race a Mk2 A40 and stuck a streamlined? nose on his car. Somewhere I had a photo of it. There was another chap called Martin Mulcrone who raced a 1650 Ford engined car, bronze with a blue roof I think. Crashed it at Paddock and the remains were rebuilt by a guy, can't remember his name but it was painted green and I spoke to him at Silverstone and got the history.
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Old 8 Oct 2011, 14:46 (Ref:2967575)   #92
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The name Mulchrone rings a bell, i'm sure he had a big engined Capri at one point? Maybe late 70's or early 80's. I'm sure I saw his name in a Thruxton programme for one of those end of season tv races that used to be held in November?
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Old 17 Nov 2012, 15:37 (Ref:3167533)   #93
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Blue Mk 1 A40

Hi all. New on the forum. Re A40s. My brother bought a Blue Mk 1 A40 from a bloke call Bill Shear (I think) in about 1965. I was a track car, totally stripped out, viciously lowered, front wheels akimbo, hellish fast (120mph) and very noisy. We saw it run in a sprint at Debden Airfield one year (prob 63 or 4)- the year Allard run the first UK dragster. My brother used it for local rallies in Essex, and he even taught Barry Lee to rally navigate (he wasn't very good). Anybody know any more about it?
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Old 18 Nov 2012, 13:06 (Ref:3167888)   #94
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Blue MK 1 A40 - Reg no was 735NPU

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Old 23 Nov 2012, 04:44 (Ref:3170081)   #95
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A very nice replica of a Classic speedway hot rod:



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Old 8 Feb 2013, 16:57 (Ref:3201303)   #96
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Found my old photos.

Hi all, I found my old photos the other day and if I can find out how to do it will post them, they include Francis Pound's with and without strealined nose, Chris Airey's cars, the first one with megaphone exhaust and the next years without and sadly last and the ogontune car that followed. If they don't load and you wish to view post me some contact details and I will send them. Don't forget these were early sixties, I was sixteen and only had a halena camera
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Old 10 Feb 2013, 14:29 (Ref:3202403)   #97
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I was in that race and I think that I may have that crash on video (if I could ever find it amongst the cupboard full )
Came across a video yesterday, which includes 'Chequered Flag' tv show c.1992. It seems to be the race you mention at Brands :
Red/white A40 driven by Dave Bridger is struck by blue/white Anglia driven
by Pete Ergis (not sure about spelling).
A second A40, green, is also in the race, driver : Clive Reader.

You had a great race Gordon, especially battling with Bob Sherring's Galaxie!
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Old 10 Feb 2013, 15:26 (Ref:3202418)   #98
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Came across a video yesterday, which includes 'Chequered Flag' tv show c.1992. It seems to be the race you mention at Brands :
Red/white A40 driven by Dave Bridger is struck by blue/white Anglia driven
by Pete Ergis (not sure about spelling).
A second A40, green, is also in the race, driver : Clive Reader.

You had a great race Gordon, especially battling with Bob Sherring's Galaxie!
Yes that was the one,
The great shame that weekend for me was that I had a problem with the engine the week before and was running a "rubber standby" engine that was way down on power for that televised meeting
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Old 30 Jun 2016, 00:13 (Ref:3655834)   #99
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Hi all, I am still around and see my pics got there, unfortunately they were converted as Adobe files but at least they are there.
Just got some info to share, maybe its known already but here it is. I first went to Brands Hatch in the early 1960s, maybe 1960, and 2 things made a impact on me, firstly I saw Les Leston's Lotus Elite which became my favorite make of car (still look beautiful today), that's a preamble.
I saw my first saloon car race, I was at Druids and from there you could see the top straight braking area for Paddock bend, then the trees before the cars came back in view at druids. There was a 3 car dice for the lead, and as the cars started their last lap the order was on the straight light blue A40 (F Williams) maroon Anglia (John Young) and black A40 (Johnathan Williams). When they arrived at Druids the order had reversed black A40, Anglia and blue A40 which was the race result, my love of the A40 was born.
I had always wondered if the F Williams was the now famous Frank of F1 Team fame and while researching Dave Brodie's book it was confirmed that it was.
Now here's the interesting thing to me, maybe it's already known but he sold his blue A40 to one Chris Airey.
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Old 30 Jun 2016, 00:30 (Ref:3655839)   #100
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Take a look here for A40s at Revs:

https://revslib.stanford.edu/?page=5...utf8=%E2%9C%93

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Not mentioned so far in this thread is John Blanckley's A40 that ran an MGB engine at the northern circuits in the late 60s. Fast car but handling always appeared a bit loose. I think it ran as a Rockwell or Rockcliffe A40 in the programme.
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Old 1 Jul 2016, 10:01 (Ref:3656089)   #102
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Take a look here for A40s at Revs:
Thanks. I've been able to flag a correction - the Morris Minor driver's name has now been corrected to Harry Ratcliffe!
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Old 1 Jul 2016, 14:14 (Ref:3656119)   #103
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Thanks. I've been able to flag a correction - the Morris Minor driver's name has now been corrected to Harry Ratcliffe!
Well done - as I told the guys at REVS I am not infallible! RGDS RLT
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Not mentioned so far in this thread is John Blanckley's A40 that ran an MGB engine at the northern circuits in the late 60s. Fast car but handling always appeared a bit loose. I think it ran as a Rockwell or Rockcliffe A40 in the programme.
Mike and Andrew Jordan were going like stink and on for a win yesterday in their A40 until a rear cylinder bust, must have a stonkin 1300+ engine in it!

Anyone got a contact at all for John Blanckley as mentioned here? Writing a book and want to talk to him about his Unipower GT! Thanks in advance!

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At the risk of winning the prize for "most delayed thread revival", If anyone fancies joining the hallowed ranks of A40 racers, I have this fine example for sale at the moment, currently in the desirable 'Cafe Racer' stylee

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173092177...84.m1555.l2649

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