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Old 25 Jan 2008, 18:01 (Ref:2113519)   #31
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i think the mazda caught fire after contact with the bank,the capri hit it before it could be moved. I thought at the time the mazda was not left in a good place,i think the capri rolled on impact with the mazda?
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Old 25 Jan 2008, 22:01 (Ref:2113655)   #32
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Does anyone have any info on the TR7/Dick Adams entry? No. 20... (in '82).
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Old 28 Jan 2008, 19:12 (Ref:2115701)   #33
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Here's all the info I have at present.... does anyone have full results for '80, '81,'82, '83 and '84?


Willhire 7/8/82 20 car entry.

Opal Commadore (No.1) Andy Rouse, "Hissing" Sid Fox, Phil Doussett, Pete Hall.

Opal Monza (No 4) Tony Lafranchi, Tiff Needell, Steve Sofa, John Kelland.

Morgan Plus 8,(No. 9) Rob Wells, Chris Alford, Malcombe Ball (Paul?).

Morgan Plus 8 (No.8) Mike Duncan, Mary Lindsay

Morgan Plus 8 (No.14)

TVR Tasmin, (No.5) Colin Blowers

Triumph Dolimite Sprint (No.25) Ian Hunter,

Triumph Dolimite Sprint (No.24) Julius Thurgood,

Triumph TR7 (No.20) Dick Adams

MBG GT (No.22)

Ford Capri (No.6) Roger Williams, Ted Savoury, Paul Lowe,

Ford Capri (No.3) Gerald Saw, Peter Rabano, Andrew kirk, Art Marcus, Dennis Boy, Mike Andrews.

BMW 323i (No.21) Les Blackburn,

BMW 323i (No.26) Gerry Marshall, Andy Jefferies, Hamish Irving, John Clark, Alan McMillan, Colin Davies.

VW Golf Gti (No.34)

VW Scirrocco (No.30)

VW Scirrocco (No.31) John McHale,

Talbot Sunbeam (No.33)

Toyota Celica GT (No.23) Martin Williams,

Fiat Strada (No.32)

18 finished. 2 retired.
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 00:24 (Ref:2115936)   #34
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One story springs to mind[I also happen to know that it is completely true!]
There was one team who hired a Sierra Cosworth for the weekend,got it back to the worshop,fitted a cage and used it for this event.Upon its return,the receptionist did remark on the state of the tyres.
I also know of a certain team that did the Willhire that hired the same type of Japenese car that they were using from a well known rental firm, they used it for spares all night and returned it saying it wasn't very well One of them posts on here.
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 08:52 (Ref:2116112)   #35
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Here's all the info I have at present.... does anyone have full results for '80, '81,'82, '83 and '84?

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Ford Capri (No.3) Gerald Saw, Peter Rabano, Andrew kirk, Art Marcus, Dennis Boy, Mike Andrews.

...18 finished. 2 retired.
Surely these names aren't quite right? Seeing that they appear to be journalists shouldn't it be Gerard Sauer, Peter Rabano, Andrew Kirk, Art Marcus, Dennis Foy, Mike Andrews?
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 09:34 (Ref:2116147)   #36
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All the info I posted above came from a video of the '82 Willhire which came with the car. Difficult/Impossible to catch the names, which car/team/final results etc. hence my appeal for help!
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Old 29 Jan 2008, 17:24 (Ref:2116444)   #37
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Hmmm I hadn't mentioned it but I agree with VIVA, a lot of the names are recogniseable but spelled incorrectly.

I'm certainly willing to take a punt on whom Steve 'Sofa' might be!! This latterly highly succesful touring car driver could never have been guilty of just sitting around...... ooh dear me I couldn't resist!!

Would anyone be kind enough to help croydebay with putting those names right?
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Old 31 Jan 2008, 09:20 (Ref:2117601)   #38
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Phil Doussett = Phil Dowsett
Tony Lafranchi = Tony Lanfranchi
John Kelland = John Cleland

And as Chunty has hinted at, Steve Sofa = Steve Soper
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Old 6 Feb 2008, 14:17 (Ref:2122474)   #39
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Surely these names aren't quite right? Seeing that they appear to be journalists shouldn't it be Gerard Sauer, Peter Rabano, Andrew Kirk, Art Marcus, Dennis Foy, Mike Andrews?
Nearly right-they were all journos on Hot Car magazine except for Mike Andrew who ran/owned Performance Car Spares in Hammersmith and the car was a long term press loan Capri from Ford.We had a very faint nod of approval before we started and a distinct nod of disapproval afterwards. Still the car was untouched unlike the Williams BT Capri which rolled comprehensivly in practice and after the result was overturned on appeal we even ended up in the money-yes there was actually a cheque for winning in those golden days.
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Nearly right-they were all journos on Hot Car magazine except for Mike Andrew who ran/owned Performance Car Spares in Hammersmith and the car was a long term press loan Capri from Ford.We had a very faint nod of approval before we started and a distinct nod of disapproval afterwards. Still the car was untouched unlike the Williams BT Capri which rolled comprehensivly in practice and after the result was overturned on appeal we even ended up in the money-yes there was actually a cheque for winning in those golden days.
Wasn't it Squeaker that rolled the BT Capri and was Martin Carroll involved in it? I remember being there (as a very, very young boy and Dad laughing!!) when the car was brought back, I think the technical term was it was ******!
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If anyone has some photos of the Willhire 24 Hour, the Wikipedia article could do with some: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willhire_24_Hour.
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Old 28 Mar 2008, 13:39 (Ref:2163843)   #42
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I keep checking this thread to see if you have scanned the negatives yet,but still no sign.PLEASE, post them when you can,if its a technical problem there are lots of seriously able guys who will be able to advise.(not me I assure you!!!!!!)
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 16:12 (Ref:2317624)   #43
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Hi, I'm back ! Sorry, many events conspired to take me away and to be honest I forgot all about this. However, I was browsing today and found that my original post had expanded a little. I have 132 scruffy scratched and generally poor quality scans from the 1980 race and can put them on a CD for those more able than me to publish for the greater good - and even the Wikepedia article. Someone please PM me and we can sort something out. I doubt whether Russell Brookes still looks in, but I have a few images of him in the pit lane shortly after he'd rolled the Talbot looking on as his mechanics try to get a new screen in.

Once again my apologies for the enormous delay !
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Sounds like an ideal candidate for the new image file.
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Hi, I'm back ! Sorry, many events conspired to take me away and to be honest I forgot all about this. However, I was browsing today and found that my original post had expanded a little. I have 132 scruffy scratched and generally poor quality scans from the 1980 race and can put them on a CD for those more able than me to publish for the greater good - and even the Wikepedia article. Someone please PM me and we can sort something out. I doubt whether Russell Brookes still looks in, but I have a few images of him in the pit lane shortly after he'd rolled the Talbot looking on as his mechanics try to get a new screen in.

Once again my apologies for the enormous delay !
I have GroupC's disc. Here are a few samples.

The Brundle family Celica with what looks like Gerry Marshall in pursuit.


The Brookes Talbot in for repair.


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