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Old 1 Aug 2002, 08:10 (Ref:469815)   #1
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I received the following e-mail last night. Can anyone help?

Cheers!

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Darren

I came across youre email address at the bottom of a results sheet for the 1966 Nuburgring 500km.

I am looking for information with regard to a car that I own called a Fletcher GT. This is possibly the car mentioned in you're results as car no 15 driven by John Handley and entered by Gill Baird.(Fletcher Ogle BMC).

Do you know of any other results, articles,pictures or links with reference to this car?

Please see attached pic. (two pictures of a green coloured Fletcher GT, registration number KSY 888J)

Id love to hear if you can point me towards any info at all that may help to tell me more re the history.

Cheers Paul Ogle
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Old 1 Aug 2002, 12:35 (Ref:469813)   #2
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Haven't got much, I'm afraid, Darren.

I've checked my programmes, and I've got the Fletcher raced by J Handley at Silverstone on October 1 1966, and Brands Hatch on December 27 1966.

I'll keep looking, but no pictures are coming to light to compare the car in competition guise with its roadgoing incarnation.

The registration number suggests it was put on the road during 1970/71. And now that I think about it, it does seem familiar. I wonder if the Fletcher was covered in a "Finds and Discoveries" in Classic & Sportscar a few years back? Not having access to my files on that, I can't confirm, but I'll keep looking.
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Old 12 Aug 2002, 23:05 (Ref:469821)   #3
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I'am not sure what this is , might it be the Fletcher
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Old 13 Aug 2002, 21:14 (Ref:469818)   #4
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I think this is the 1600cc Mercury GT of Alan Fowler, not the Fletcher.
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The Mercury at a Silverstone meeting in 1979.
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Alan Fowler's Mercury misses the spinning Europa of Keith Holland in 67.
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Old 25 Aug 2002, 22:09 (Ref:469817)   #7
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http://users.argonet.co.uk/minimarco...le/fletch.html

There's pictures on this site, obviously set up by the same person doing the enquiries, may be of some help to you lot though!

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Old 26 Aug 2002, 20:26 (Ref:469822)   #8
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hello,
quite interesting thread and pictures. I have found the fletcher gt on the programme-picture of the 500km race programme of 1967. You see the starting grid of the race one year before, look at the fletcher between Glas 1304 and Abarth 1300 OT , Sebring Sprite behind.
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here the picture from 500km 1966
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Old 28 Aug 2002, 10:07 (Ref:469824)   #10
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Great picture Klaus im impressed. Have you any more info at all??

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Old 28 Aug 2002, 10:08 (Ref:469816)   #11
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Welcome Paul!
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Old 28 Aug 2002, 10:16 (Ref:469825)   #12
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Cheers Darren Ive never used this before so I am slow to it but its flushing out some realy interesting leads for me. Great stuff! Thanks mate.
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Old 28 Aug 2002, 12:20 (Ref:469814)   #13
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Welcome to the forum, Paul.

This Fletcher is precisely the kind of thing I love to hear about. It's the brave one-offs which were so rarely covered by the contemporary press, yet were such an integral part of the racing scene until relatively recently.
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