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Old 12 Feb 2018, 12:33 (Ref:3800715)   #1
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Hi everyone, sorry for not being on here for a while. A question has arisen over on my facebook racing page. Where are the Capri's that were raced by BILL COX & DENNIS KNOTT? These two racers were the among the mainstay pioneers of Capri Special Saloon racing back in my days in the game. But whatever did happen to their steeds? I mean were they sold on as racers to other drivers, or are they languishing in a barn somewhere? Or have they gone to that circuit in the sky? A good start would be, to see if either Bill or Denis are still with us? I think that Denis had a garage in the Northampton area, although I may be wrong. Anyone recall them, anyone have any information? Thanks, Gerry Taylor.
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Old 12 Feb 2018, 15:33 (Ref:3800739)   #2
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Bill Cox's Capri had a 7.6 litre Chevvy engine (IIRC) and was painted red. Dennis Nott's car was maroon with a broad stripe with arrow at the front and was also around 7.6 litre Chevvy powered. I think the Cox car was the faster of the two. Have no idea what happened to them or their drivers. They raced in the early/mid '70s.
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Old 12 Feb 2018, 15:52 (Ref:3800740)   #3
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Bill Cox was sponsored by Red Rover, a breakdown recovery company, I think.
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Old 12 Feb 2018, 16:12 (Ref:3800743)   #4
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As a youngster I finally persuaded my Dad to take me to see the racing one day at Mallory Park. Bill Cox's Capri was there then and I proudly said to Dad "That's Bill Cox's car". "How do you know that?" "I recognise the registration number, WRC2". "Yes, but how do you know the name of the owner?". "Oh, it was pictured in Hot Car Magazine last month!" (I read & remembered every page as a kid!)
The same day we were walking around the paddock and Dad told me to "Go and ask the man sitting in that car over there. This was apparently someone called John Surtees. How Dad knew who he was I don't know, I'd never seen him in Hot Car!
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As a youngster I finally persuaded my Dad to take me to see the racing one day at Mallory Park. Bill Cox's Capri was there then and I proudly said to Dad "That's Bill Cox's car". "How do you know that?" "I recognise the registration number, WRC2". "Yes, but how do you know the name of the owner?". "Oh, it was pictured in Hot Car Magazine last month!" (I read & remembered every page as a kid!)
The same day we were walking around the paddock and Dad told me to "Go and ask the man sitting in that car over there. This was apparently someone called John Surtees. How Dad knew who he was I don't know, I'd never seen him in Hot Car!
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Old 16 Feb 2018, 06:25 (Ref:3801763)   #6
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I can't remember - who raced a rather ratty-looking gold Capri Special saloon?

I would imagine that one shook itself apart years ago!
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Old 16 Feb 2018, 17:28 (Ref:3801885)   #7
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Somewhere in the back of my head, poss THAT CCC edition featuring Super Saloons that he had the nickname Dennis Ring king Nott.. Did they ever race at the 'Ring in early 70 's ?
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