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Old 28 Apr 2000, 07:18 (Ref:5186)   #1
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I hope I spelt that right...

Anyway, does anyone remember this car running in the British GT's a few years ago??? I think ADR ran it.. I saw it at Thruxton, which it nearly won. But I haven't seen much of it since. Does anyone know what happened to it?? Or does anyone have any photos??

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Old 28 Apr 2000, 23:55 (Ref:5187)   #2
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De Tomaso. Let me enlighten you all to one of the best-looking, best sounding cars to have run in the BRDC GT :





Sorry, I only have one photo of the original orange colour. And I haven't scanned it coz it's **** .

AAAARRRRGGGGHHH. I can't remember the name of the bloke who used to drive..... ah, just remembered : Thorkild Thyrring and [damn damn damn] ... err ... hang on, it was ages ago ... Vann ... Kristian or Christian.


PLEASE don't say that car is running at Combe this Monday. I will have to be there if it is. I'm drooling now!
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Old 29 Apr 2000, 00:04 (Ref:5188)   #3
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I've just remembered more : it had a Ford 5-litre engine and was run by SuperSport or SuperPower (I forget which) Engineering or Motorsport (I forget which)

Hang on... I'll dig out a programme ... okay, I'm back with the Spring Trophy 1997 programme. 'Twas SuperPower Engineering who ran it and I was right about the engine.

Hey, just looking at the entrants it is soooooo much more varied. Storm, XJ220, Harriers, Ultima, Venturi, McLaren, De Tomaso, Mirage, Porsche, Marcos, CAE Corse, TVR . Why can't we have that kind of variety nowadays? It's become too big, I reckon.

By the way, I don't think Thyrring and Vann have been the only ones to have campaigned this monster in Brit GTs.
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Old 29 Apr 2000, 00:07 (Ref:5189)   #4
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I also saw it nearly win at Thruxton, which I think is when I took that other pic. Are we talking about the orange-paintscheme Pantera who battled with the silver/ dark maroon Delloite and Touche TVR Cerbera for most of the race? That was a great battle.
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Old 29 Apr 2000, 00:09 (Ref:5190)   #5
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Err... me again. The last I heard of it was when it was advertised for sale in Autosport at the end of the 1997 season. For 100,000 inc. spares. "Who wants to be a Millionaire, I do..."
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Old 1 May 2000, 13:46 (Ref:5191)   #6
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I know it's going off on a tangent to the original, but, don't you think that the Privilege Championship is improving and getting back to where it should be in terms of the different cars taking part.

We now have Lotus in both GT and GTO the promise of an Elise to come in GTO

TVR also in both GT and GTO

The Ultima is back

A ferrari

A lister

A Lancia Stratos replica

Quite a few Marcus's in both GT and GTO

Plus the normal Viper and Porshe

Its a shame the Caterham is a no show
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Old 1 May 2000, 17:38 (Ref:5192)   #7
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We're slowly but surely getting back to where we started. But it's a cycle. When the championship becomes popular and gains some attention, the big manufacturers come in with stupidly expensive cars. When they've pushed out all the smaller teams due to cost of running a competitive car, they suddenly look at the bill and think "Christ, better get out quick". Leaving the smaller teams to clear up the mess.... until next time.
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Old 3 May 2000, 07:24 (Ref:5193)   #8
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Cheers for the photo... excellent car!! So no news of it since 1997... 100 grand would seem a sort of bargain.

Reason it didn't win at Thruxton - was it that it hit a Partridge out near Church and that it shattered the windscreen??? Is that right, seems ages ago now..

This years GT series is now getting back to the standard of the early days (1996 / 1997) when you had a really good mix of cars..

But how come the GT class at Le Mans seems a bit of a Porsche benefit again???
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Old 3 May 2000, 22:01 (Ref:5194)   #9
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I don't quite remember why it didn't win. Or whether it retired. It does seem a long time ago. Maybe there are results on a site somewhere that gives the cause.

I think Porsche 911s should be banned from racing. Isn't anyone sick of them yet? Boring shape, boring sound.
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The British GT is getting better still, a Ferrari F40 has joined the Party.

Lets hope they all get round the first Lap tomorrow.

Wounder if they still want 100 Grand ?
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Dan,

Think you'll find it was ADA and not ADR. Phil Andrews attempted to tame the beast.
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Andy Wallace shared the car with Thyrring on one or two occasions.

Yes it had a 5l Ford, was built from one of the 39 roadgoing "Nuove Pantere" - was driven from Italy to Britain, then modified to GT1 spec. by ADA engineering. Later appeared at Le Mans (briefly), was taken over by Superpower and modified again, still GT1 but for Brit GT competition, XJR15 front suspension, 962 rear suspension, but still the old 5l V8.

Superpower folded in 1999. The car then briefly appeared in the AutoItalia series, but seems to be (have been?) owned by someone who is more of a Ferrari afficionado than anything else, and had no inclination of putting the car to good use.

My absolute ABSOLUTE all time favourite GT.
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oops - how the *ell did this pop up as "new"?

I couldn't resist to edit the title, though...

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