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Old 16 Oct 2017, 19:15 (Ref:3774556)   #1
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I am looking to find information on the Austin A40 Farina in all kinds of motorsport past, present and future in light of this I am asking anyone who runs or has run a A40 Farina in motorsport to contact me so we can arrange to email me this information on a ongoing basis

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Old 16 Oct 2017, 22:04 (Ref:3774570)   #2
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I am looking to find information on the Austin A40 Farina in all kinds of motorsport past, present and future in light of this I am asking anyone who runs or has run a A40 Farina in motorsport to contact me so we can arrange to email me this information on a ongoing basis

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Pete Bevan who posts on here ran an A40 in the 60s, he's the son of George Bevan of Imp fame he also has a Facebook page.
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Old 16 Oct 2017, 22:34 (Ref:3774573)   #3
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Pete Bevan who posts on here ran an A40 in the 60s, he's the son of George Bevan of Imp fame he also has a Facebook page.
Some Great Info here

http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=38346&page=8

Would love to hear what happened to the blue and silver ex Bevan A40 that was found in original
Barn find condition a few years ago in Scotland and was briefly for sale?
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Old 17 Oct 2017, 15:48 (Ref:3774680)   #4
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I am looking to find information on the Austin A40 Farina in all kinds of motorsport past, present and future in light of this I am asking anyone who runs or has run a A40 Farina in motorsport to contact me so we can arrange to email me this information on a ongoing basis

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I recently read a biography of Champion cyclist Reg Harris which mentions a 4 lap match race at Silverstone between Reg and motor cycle World Champion Geoff Duke in A40's which Harris won.
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Old 17 Nov 2017, 10:58 (Ref:3780957)   #5
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Billy Shepherd Ran a 1.litre A.40 in the Triplex series back in my day.
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Old 17 Nov 2017, 15:40 (Ref:3781032)   #6
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Was it Peter Cartlidge that raced an red A40 in the 70's?
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Old 17 Nov 2017, 21:23 (Ref:3781124)   #7
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He certainly raced an A40 but not sure of the colour. Seem to think it may have been Ford powered at some stage.
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Old 17 Nov 2017, 21:26 (Ref:3781126)   #8
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Not mentioned yet - John Blankley ran an 1800cc MGB powered A40 up north back in the late 60s/early 70s. Sometimes known as the Rockcliffe A40. Very fast but a bit fragile. It was a mid-blue colour IIRC.
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I remember a few A40's in the small engined special saloon races driven by Steven Minoprio, Mike Cave and Rodney Bloor but the most remembered is the Chevrolet engined one of Brian Tarrant.
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Brian, of course, tragically died in that car at Thruxton
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I was at this meeting in May 1963 for the Molyslip Saloon Car Championship at Brands. At the time there were quite a few very quick A40s including Chris Airey.

Unfortunately after going off track at the then (bottom bend) he got back on too quickly, rolled four times and the seat came loose during the rolls and he was partially thrown out of the door. I actually witnessed this and I seem to remember that the car had a fibreglass floor ? This brought home to me that motor racing was dangerous however it didn't stop me from partaking for 45 years !
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Old 12 Dec 2018, 07:47 (Ref:3869607)   #12
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Just a quick update on Peter Bevan A40, my friend bought the car at auction in 2010 and I have recently done some work on it, it is now up for sale again
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