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Old 2 Jan 2007, 15:00 (Ref:1803540)   #16
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Good point Chris!!

Not the sharpest of images admittedly, but it's the only one I had.

Could've swore I had one with a side view, but it turned out to be Bob Irving's car from the year before.

Hopefully you will be able to trace the history by the numbers on the cars which seem to be 3 and 4. The round at Thruxton where the pic was taken was a Monroe, not a Uniroyal round I believe.
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Old 3 Jan 2007, 20:47 (Ref:1805512)   #17
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Not yet Chris, but it's another piece of the jigsaw, thanks a lot for posting it Chunterer.
And yes the Golf was run by Colin Davids for Vic Lee.
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Old 4 Jan 2007, 09:40 (Ref:1805892)   #18
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No worries

Slightly off topic, one thing that might be interesting to check on TSA is as this shot was taken in 1986, why the the cars had the old style front splitter and not the deeper type splitter that the Group A cars had homologated for them that season. Does your car have the deeper splitter on it now?

I've got another pic from 1985 actually that shows Bob Irvings similar car with the deeper splitter too. Perhaps it was just preference?

ARG might have actually got this kit homologated after TWR ran it on a French superproduction car in the early 80's or something like that?
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Slightly off topic, one thing that might be interesting to check on TSA is as this shot was taken in 1986, why the the cars had the old style front splitter and not the deeper type splitter that the Group A cars had homologated for them that season. Does your car have the deeper splitter on it now?

I've got another pic from 1985 actually that shows Bob Irvings similar car with the deeper splitter too. Perhaps it was just preference?

ARG might have actually got this kit homologated after TWR ran it on a French superproduction car in the early 80's or something like that?
Still slightly off topic...I don't know why the cars have the early splitter on them, I'd love to know. I have (what I assume to be) a static publicity photo taken at the start of the season of one car with the later splitter, but all the Autosport race photos show the cars with the early splitter. When I bought the car it had an early splitter fitted with 'Colin Davids Racing' lettering on it.

What I find confusing is that cars ran with the twin plenum injection system but twin plenum cars are supposed to have the later splitter.

The car still has an early splitter, but now with a single plenum injection system as I run it in the CTCRC Group 1 Championship which requires the cars to be in pre '83 spec.
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Old 3 May 2007, 09:19 (Ref:1905601)   #20
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Due to popular demand, this thread is back!

A few guys in the Metro Turbo thread were talking about Gerry Marshall and the cars he drove so here's your chance to explore this further..

Fire away...
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Due to popular demand, this thread is back!

A few guys in the Metro Turbo thread were talking about Gerry Marshall and the cars he drove so here's your chance to explore this further..

Fire away...
Whilst at work I can only use my memory (which is full of Droop Snoot Firenza at the moment!!) but I reckon Gerry Marshall's Production Saloon cars driven of the '80s goes like this:-

80 - Dolomite/Capri
81 - Capri
82 - Capri
83 - Capri
84 - Monza
85 - Monza/Strada
86 - Monza/RS Turbo/Strada
87 -
88 -
89 - Cosworth

As for Production Saloon cars prepared something like this

80 - Various Dolomites and Capris
81 - As above
82 - As above plus Sciroccos
83 - As above
84 - Monzas/Capris
85 - Monzas/Capris/Strada/Astra GTE
86 - Monzas/RS Turbo/Uno Turbo/Strada/Astra GTE
87 -
88 - N/A
89 - N/A

I'll update the list when I get home and if anyone has additions/deltions then please fell free to add I

I could aslo add some of the other cars raced but off topic!!
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Due to popular demand, this thread is back!

A few guys in the Metro Turbo thread were talking about Gerry Marshall and the cars he drove so here's your chance to explore this further..

Fire away...
Whilst at work I can only use my memory (which is full of Droop Snoot Firenza at the moment!!) but I reckon Gerry Marshall's Production Saloon cars driven of the '80s goes like this:-

80 - Dolomite/Capri
81 - Capri
82 - Capri
83 - Capri
84 - Monza
85 - Monza/Strada
86 - Monza/RS Turbo/Strada
87 -
88 -
89 - Cosworth

As for Production Saloon cars prepared something like this

80 - Various Dolomites and Capris
81 - As above
82 - As above plus Sciroccos
83 - As above
84 - Monzas/Capris
85 - Monzas/Capris/Strada/Astra GTE
86 - Monzas/RS Turbo/Uno Turbo/Strada/Astra GTE
87 -
88 - N/A
89 - N/A

I'll update the list when I get home and if anyone has additions/deltions then please fell free to add I might digg out some photos too.

I could aslo add some of the other cars raced but off topic!!

There were some great cars and drivers in those days, Gerry, Tony L, Squeaker Williams, Patrick Watts, Karl Jones, John LLewelyn, John Cleland, Tim Harvey, Colin Blower, Skid Scarborough, James Kaye, Ivan Dutton, Martin Carroll, Ian Taylor, the list is endless!!
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Of those above, Skid recovered the Capri and still runs it occasionally in the CTCRC Group 1 championship. According to a conversation I had with him the car was rolled by someone in Ireland(?) then repatriated and restored.

Ron Aubrey owned it in '95/96 (ish) after which Skid bought it.
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Of those above, Skid recovered the Capri and still runs it occasionally in the CTCRC Group 1 championship. According to a conversation I had with him the car was rolled by someone in Ireland(?) then repatriated and restored.

Ron Aubrey owned it in '95/96 (ish) after which Skid bought it.
Skid's Capri is one of the cars that was built but's it's not the actual Autoplan Capri that Skid raced against. That was a 2.8i when all the others we 3.0.

Skid did tell me a month or two ago which one it was, I think it was Eric Cook's car but I could be wrong.

I think I may have twisted his arm into bringing it out in a CTCRC event, if not I'll definitely get him in my car for a race and I think he's also planning to run it in the Spa 1 hour wacky race.
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I was once advised, possibly by Gerry, that he sold that car to a guy called Harald Hagan in Ireland who apparently spectacularly rolled it at some point. The it came back over here in Skid's hands.

Anyone remember a rather wild Capri driver in about 1985 called Sven Platt. Gerry would've been in the Monza at the time?
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I was once advised, possibly by Gerry, that he sold that car to a guy called Harald Hagan in Ireland who apparently spectacularly rolled it at some point. The it came back over here in Skid's hands.

Anyone remember a rather wild Capri driver in about 1985 called Sven Platt. Gerry would've been in the Monza at the time?
I definitely remember the name, but couldn't say much more than that without digging through old Autosports....
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Not sure who's in the Nova but tha't David "Jess" Yates in the Capri/ Jess know drives in the Heritage with Graham "Skid" Scarborough and also a Chevron with Jackie Oliver in the Masters stuff.

The bottom picture is unfortunately Dad's Monza, I arrived just as it happened and I think it was David Sears (Red Bull Tema Manager) who crashed it, will try and dig that one out from my brain!!
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Nice to get some history on the old pics! Good old days. Cant remember who drove the Astra,but do remember it at all angles around that time.. See you at Coombe;-Im in pre93.
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No idea of the drivers of these two, but the dolly seems to have alot of suspension travel!
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