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Old 10 Nov 2022, 18:03 (Ref:4133213)   #1531
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Received the HRSR Historic Saloons Trophy back today from the 2021 winner to get it engraved for the 2022 presentation.
Noticed that one Gordon Streeter was the winner in 1991. Where have the last 31 years gone?
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Old 18 Nov 2022, 10:29 (Ref:4134111)   #1532
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Received the HRSR Historic Saloons Trophy back today from the 2021 winner to get it engraved for the 2022 presentation.
Noticed that one Gordon Streeter was the winner in 1991. Where have the last 31 years gone?
That was when it ran with the BRSCC. I have found that the older you get the time goes quicker! I can't find enough hours in the day to do all the things that I want to do, and I was supposed to be retired 10 years ago

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Old 19 Nov 2022, 13:15 (Ref:4134233)   #1533
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That was when it ran with the BRSCC. I have found that the older you get the time goes quicker! I can't find enough hours in the day to do all the things that I want to do, and I was supposed to be retired 10 years ago

I know what you mean. I retired from full time work in 2007 but still work part time for a family business. It helps to keep the mind active.


Your name on the trophy is in good company. Ronnie Fielding won it the year before and the year after you.
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Your name on the trophy is in good company. Ronnie Fielding won it the year before and the year after you.

Ah,the intervening year was just an aberration,then!
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Ah,the intervening year was just an aberration,then!
Mike, after that year I joined up with Pete Hall's ICS series, it was terrific, and I stopped in it until it finished a few years later.
I was very fortunate to be sponsored by a lot of my true friends from way back otherwise I certainly couldn't have afforded to do it!
What with people supplying parts & tyres to keep me running plus free hospitality suit tickets/ZX1 oils etc, Larkins Brewery not only paid all the entry fees but supplied a barrel of beer for each meeting as well
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Pete Hall, there's a name from the past. Good of him to organise his own series, shame it came to an end.

Certainly you've given a good insight into the world of sponsorship there Gordon. It's amazing how much they can provide
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It was a good series and certainly brought more drivers in to the historic saloon ranks.
It became problematic to many when it became a support for the, as then, British Saloon Car Championship, as it was far more regimented with the historic saloon drivers having to arrive within specified time slots the day before the meetings. Many HRSR drivers at the time, including me, were salaried folks who couldn't just take an extra day off work to fit in with these schedules. Having then to remain at the circuit after the support race before being allowed to leave also meant later arrival home for many with a working day to follow. I think this was the start of the 'monied' crowd being attracted to historic racing and we can see now in retrospect where that's got us.
Great racing, though, with some fantastic cars. I really liked the Chevvy Chevelle that John Young raced initially before Alan Minshaw of Demon Tweeks bought it - that car was so wide! I think allowing the Camaros to race was a mistake as they were the next generation of historic saloons.
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It was a good series and certainly brought more drivers in to the historic saloon ranks.
It became problematic to many when it became a support for the, as then, British Saloon Car Championship, as it was far more regimented with the historic saloon drivers having to arrive within specified time slots the day before the meetings. Many HRSR drivers at the time, including me, were salaried folks who couldn't just take an extra day off work to fit in with these schedules. Having then to remain at the circuit after the support race before being allowed to leave also meant later arrival home for many with a working day to follow. I think this was the start of the 'monied' crowd being attracted to historic racing and we can see now in retrospect where that's got us.
Great racing, though, with some fantastic cars. I really liked the Chevvy Chevelle that John Young raced initially before Alan Minshaw of Demon Tweeks bought it - that car was so wide! I think allowing the Camaros to race was a mistake as they were the next generation of historic saloons.
I agree that it did attract the "monied crowd" and I didn't think that I would ever be able to do it. However, I was secure and earning good money working for myself and could take a day or so off in the week to sort the car and get to the meetings. After I did the sums and spoke to people, I was surprised how many were willing to actually part with money. I think the fact that at the time I was involved with "Fast car" magazine certainly helped.
Incidentally Peter, it was a "Chevvy Malibu" along with another load of "suspect" cars that appeared with trick suspensions and engines.
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Well, it's the end of an era. One of my best mates for 50 odd years Bob Dockerty of Larkins went to the great Brewery in the sky last night. Without him I couldn't have spent years wearing out cars around the circuits. RIP Bob you will certainly be missed.
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Very sorry to hear that Gordon. RIP Bob.
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Sorry to hear of the loss of your long-time friend & sponsor, Gordon.

Bet you sank a few beers between you in those fifty years!

RIP Bob
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It was a Chevvy Malibu, Gordon, though the internet seems to infer the 1965 model was called the Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS. Whatever it's proper title it was one hell of a car. Do you know if Steve Warrior built it for John Young? I seem to recall he had some input and used quite a few Camaro parts to make it competitive.


Sorry to hear about Bob Dockerty. I was at Spa around 2011/2012 and you gave me a glass of Larkins. Someone I didn't know was with you. Would that have been Bob?
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Sorry to hear about Bob Dockerty. I was at Spa around 2011/2012 and you gave me a glass of Larkins. Someone I didn't know was with you. Would that have been Bob?
It wasn't Bob as he very rarely went anywhere except the local pub
He was fantastic character always willing to help anyone in need, he called a spade a spade and would love a stand-up argument as he was well educated.
His parties at Larkins farm were notorious and hundreds of people would appear out of the blue via the jungle telephone, starting at midnight after the pubs chucked out with unlimited free beer and wine complete with a rock & roll band, and went on until at least 6am. He certainly could organise a p**s up in a Brewery
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