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Old 18 Mar 2016, 08:35 (Ref:3623811)   #76
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Joking aside, the Acecas are indeed eligible but they come out very rarely. Indeed I suspect that they only came out for the 60th anniversary race at the BDC a couple of years ago. I do have a contact for one that occasionally races but despite chatting them up at several meetings over the years, and then emailing them (the 2 litre versions are also FISCAR eligible), I've never had a single reply. The others I have no names for, so any help there would be appreciated.

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Old 18 Mar 2016, 08:40 (Ref:3623814)   #77
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Whilst I know nothing of the Ogle, I know the Draper family owned and occasionally raced an Alfa TZ1, indisputably a Coupe and one of the very prettiest, but maybe a little too quick?

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It certainly is a fabulous car but as you say maybe a bit quick. It was afterall a bespoke racing car and these days tends to be what I call a big event car - Revival & Classic type!

Got your message, Bruce, thanks, and have replied.

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Old 18 Mar 2016, 11:36 (Ref:3623839)   #78
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JR tells me that the Le Mans Harrington Alpine that he owned a few years back went to the States. I also remember seeing another (pale blue?) a few years back.
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Old 18 Mar 2016, 12:19 (Ref:3623845)   #79
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3000 RW, which I think was John's car, is a very pale duck egg blue / green. There has been a red Harrington floating around Europe, ex 1963 Sebring car with NART / Ferrari badges on the front wings. CCK Historic were with it at Goodwood at some point and it was sold via the web- http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C576753

There are also pics on the web of a red MGB Coune Berlinette with numbers on the side, but don't think from UK.

BTW John, if you decide to hold a race at Snetterton for pre war / vintage cars, will it be 'The Norwich Straight Cup' in honour of the original layout?
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Joking aside, the Acecas are indeed eligible but they come out very rarely. Indeed I suspect that they only came out for the 60th anniversary race at the BDC a couple of years ago. I do have a contact for one that occasionally races but despite chatting them up at several meetings over the years, and then emailing them (the 2 litre versions are also FISCAR eligible), I've never had a single reply. The others I have no names for, so any help there would be appreciated.
The two that raced in the Anniversary race in 2013 were driven by Peter Lanfranchi and Tony Edwards, but Andy Shepherd is/was Chairman of the AC Owners Club so should be able to advise.
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Old 18 Mar 2016, 18:25 (Ref:3623934)   #81
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Bob, thanks for names. Yes, I know Andy well and he is my next port of call.
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Bob, thanks for names. Yes, I know Andy well and he is my next port of call.
John, I have traced a picture of Samuel Thomas (Waterlooville) racing a silver Aceca at the May 2013 HSCC Meeting. Maybe the Club could help there.

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Didn't Peter Lanfranchi Race a white / cream Aceca a few years back?



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Didn't Peter Lanfranchi Race a white / cream Aceca a few years back?



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is that the one mentioned in post #80?
The two mentioned in my post, MGD, were red and blue not that it means very much. And as there is no reg. number showing on the cream car, it is hard to say if it is one of them.
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They really are pretty aren't they. I will follow these leads up, thanks, chaps.

I've also heard from Keith Hampson that the only Harrington Alpine currently racing is that of Steve Chapman (of Glossop) so my next question is, if anyone has Steve's contact details please PM me with his details.
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The two mentioned in my post, MGD, were red and blue not that it means very much. And as there is no reg. number showing on the cream car, it is hard to say if it is one of them.
Sorry to mislead. Old age.



The cream car is in there as well.

I will post pic of silver car after I have taken Missus shopping.
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This is my album of the 60th. Anniversary Race for the AC Ace/Aceca with the three Acecas White Red and Blue.

Hope this helps someone somehow.
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I've just bumped into Hugh James and his son, Nick who have the Ogle 1000SX. Told them about your race John and they're interested in joining in.

NIck has an entry at the Classic the following week so they'll need to work out the logistics.

I'll send you his contact details by email.
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