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Old 17 Nov 2003, 15:59 (Ref:786098)   #1
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Renault Alpine A110

If one of these cars, say a 1967 model, were to start racing again what series would be most suited for it do you think?
Calm down it's just a hypothectical wishful thinking kinda question...though I do know where one is just sitting going to waste on display in a Renault garage near me

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Old 17 Nov 2003, 16:03 (Ref:786104)   #2
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the european endurance gt series seem to have a later cut off than UK (1965)
also the HSCC sportscar series - they were seriously pretty cars
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Old 17 Nov 2003, 16:07 (Ref:786107)   #3
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so a '65 version could race in BRDC sportscars?
what about Top Hat categories
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Old 17 Nov 2003, 16:19 (Ref:786129)   #4
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not BRDC but HSCC - I think that the 67 model would be eligible
Cloth Cap should be okay but I think you will struggle to get it into Carol Spagg's Gentlemen Drivers
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not BRDC but HSCC - I think that the 67 model would be eligible
Cloth Cap should be okay but I think you will struggle to get it into Carol Spagg's Gentlemen Drivers
I've got a very vague memory of an A110 running in one of the HSCC series in the late 80's/early 90's- can anyone shed any further light or am I imagining this?
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Yes, there was a guy called Thomasson drove one - 1986-89 when I saw it, believe it was supposed to have been the car rallied privately in the early 70s in the UK, by a guy who's name I've forgotten...
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Yes, there was a guy called Thomasson drove one - 1986-89 when I saw it, believe it was supposed to have been the car rallied privately in the early 70s in the UK, by a guy who's name I've forgotten...
Thanks Jeremy- that could be the car I'm thinking of- certainly about the right period anyway. I'll have to go digging through my old programmes....

The name that first springs to my mind as having rallied A110s in the UK during the 70's is John Price- maybe one of his former cars?
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I'd have to consult my RAC programmes, registration was FYY 48H, or something similar. Did a lot of British events in 1972. I'm not sure it was Price, but could have been.
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Call me a pedant, but the A110 is not a Renault, it's an ALPINE!!

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hmmmm it does have that big diamond on the front though doesn't it?
http://www.renault-alpine.com/images/a110-13.jpg
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OK, a small diamond, but on the chassis plate it says 'Societe des Automobiles Alpine'. I don't see any mention of the 'R' word there...
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In the days of the birth of the A110, it was an Alpine-Renault,in 75-76 the racing A441-442 were quoted Renault-Alpine, in 78 the Lm Winning car was merely a Renault (Alpine in little). By the time they came in Formula one, the cars were Renault. Alpine was used alone also at the end of the brand in the 90's. Some good french historians might clear that point.
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It was 1974 when Alpine finally gave up the battle to remain solvent and became wholly owned by Renault. The Renault name was never going to appeal to potential buyers of high performance cars and instead of exploiting the glorious competition history of Alpine they let it all drift away until they betrayed their heritage by abandoning the Alpine marque, an act for which they cannot be forgiven.
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