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Old 23 Dec 2018, 23:44 (Ref:3872163)   #1
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Wendy Wools Special Saloon Cars - 1984

Wendy Wools Special Saloon Car Race - 5th Aug 1984 - Snetterton
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Wendy Wools Special Saloon Race - Snetterton - 26th Aug 1984
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Old 24 Dec 2018, 10:36 (Ref:3872221)   #2
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I always loved to watch David Enderby's Karmann-Ghia. My first car was a K-Ghia, aged 19.....
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Old 24 Dec 2018, 13:40 (Ref:3872243)   #3
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My Lola T492 did the WW Championship with a body from Dr E's Ghia moulds.
Was painted pink with a fat black rear wing.
Sadly that body was crushed and the owner before me took it to the tip!

The car had a new T492 body on the car when I bought it in 2008.
I still have the car, love it to death, and is working well on the Midlamd hill climbs winning my class regularly.

Love the heritage of this car.
I think Alan Humberstone only ran it once with this body in place and a hot 500bhp engine.
I have some great pictures of the car being built with this body and in action too.

The car must be the least documented car from that series.
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Old 24 Dec 2018, 17:09 (Ref:3872269)   #4
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It would be good to see some of those pictures!
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Old 26 Dec 2018, 09:19 (Ref:3872402)   #5
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Old 26 Dec 2018, 10:00 (Ref:3872404)   #6
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Old 26 Dec 2018, 10:25 (Ref:3872408)   #7
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It was an interesting series back in the day and a couple of mates ran Imp specials, I wonder if any of those still exists ?
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Excellent, thank you. I'm pretty sure I've got some WW's photos lying around somewhere, I must try and find them.....
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Old 26 Dec 2018, 21:42 (Ref:3872518)   #9
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Great video's and pictures bringing back many happy memories of Special Saloon races in the seventies and eighties . I recognised most of the cars and drivers but who was driving the leading Mark 3 Escort in the second video ? Would it have been Nick Oatway ?

As much as I enjoy the CSCC's Special Saloon series I always think it's a shame that smaller engined cars are few and far between given that in the seventies the Wendy Wool series entries were often divided into two races with a split at 1000 cc . I wonder if a Maxi 1300 style series would bring the smaller cars out ?
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Oatway would be my guess too. He ran one of those from '82 til '85. Can't remember if it was sold on or rebodied?
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Old 27 Dec 2018, 20:55 (Ref:3872707)   #11
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According to Rod Birley's website he had acquired the Oatway Escort by 1984 therefore would be the driver in the second video . Wasn't the Oatway Escort based on a Gartrac Rallycross car , albeit powered by a Ford GAA engine .
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According to Rod Birley's website he had acquired the Oatway Escort by 1984 therefore would be the driver in the second video . Wasn't the Oatway Escort based on a Gartrac Rallycross car , albeit powered by a Ford GAA engine .
Yes defimitely GA powered. Didn't know Rod bought it!!
So if it was a Gartrac shell was that the same as the Schanche and Welch rallyx cars, albeit with different engines?
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Old 28 Dec 2018, 17:48 (Ref:3872855)   #13
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Just checked on the CSCC Special Saloons website and a lot of the old Donington GT cars are listed including the Oatway Escort which is described as a ' Gartrac Ford Escort Mk3 ' powered by a Ford GAA engine . I think Nick Oatway came into circuit racing from Rallycross which could be the connection with Gartrac . For the 1985 season Rod Birley put the GAA engine into a Sierra which he used in Thundersaloons for a couple of seasons . Coincidentally following Birley in the second video is Terry Nicholls in his Gartrac built and GAA engined Capri . In 1987 Nicholls and Birley combined their resources to create a Porsche 962 engined Sierra ( built by Gartrac ? ) which wasn't very successful but went on to form the basis of Rob Cox's Pontiac engined ' Black Thunder ' Sierra in Thundersaloons . Oatway went on to race the ' Stars and Stripes ' Pontiac engined Opel Manta .
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I always loved to watch David Enderby's Karmann-Ghia. My first car was a K-Ghia, aged 19.....
David Enderbys car is currently being restored to race condition, hopefully to race in CSCC Special Saloons and Modsports races soon.

Also being restored is Ginger Marshalls Reliant Kitten.
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Old 29 Dec 2018, 09:24 (Ref:3872968)   #15
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That's good news , I look forward to seeing both those cars one day . From memory the quickest smaller class cars were a match for all but the quickest unlimited Special Saloons . I wonder how the ex Geoff Wood Lowline Escort is progressing ?
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