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Old 3 Jan 2004, 12:19 (Ref:826425)   #1
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The Motor Six Hour Races at Brands Hatch 62 & 63

Anyone out there got any info or pics of these two races.I'm especially interested in the VX-490's that competed.I know Bill Blydenstein ran one in 63,and.two others in 62. Any members as old as me that date back that far?
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Old 3 Jan 2004, 12:40 (Ref:826440)   #2
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Hi Viva. Welcome to Ten-Tenths. I do not have any photos as far as I know, but there is short coverage of one of these races on video.It was very very wet, with three Galaxies on the front row, one driven by Gurney.
Featured on the PP video 'Motor Racing 60s style' 1961&1962 or the 1963/64 version. Not sure which but I can check for you later. Probably '63 as Galaxies are featured. I know the bookshop at Brands stocks them, also available from PP Video in Hereford.
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Old 4 Jan 2004, 12:40 (Ref:827326)   #3
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THere is full information on these races on Frank de Jong's Touring car site http://go.to/touringcars The 62 event was not championship so you need to go to Part 6
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Old 4 Jan 2004, 17:14 (Ref:827471)   #4
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VIVA. I have photos from both these events. If you care to contact me .
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Old 5 Jan 2004, 03:49 (Ref:827907)   #5
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Thanks all for your help everyone,you've certainly given me a few useful tips in my search.
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Old 6 Jan 2004, 14:23 (Ref:829473)   #6
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Viva . . . .sounds like your having as much trouble as me finding out about Willment Cortina GT's . . . . .. anyone that might know has either forgotten or died !
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Old 7 Jan 2004, 10:24 (Ref:830321)   #7
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I have Nov. 63 Sports Car Graphic with a John Blunsden track test of FOO 229 at Brands. He likes it and says it has potentional.I'll email you a copy when time permits.
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Viva that would be great, thanks, I'll PM you
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Old 10 Jan 2004, 02:21 (Ref:833272)   #9
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I emailed the article yesterday.Did it get thru OK?If not I'll resend it.
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Old 12 Jan 2004, 07:53 (Ref:835045)   #10
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Viva, I would be most interested too. Could you send it to frank_de_jong@mac.com as well?
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Old 12 Jan 2004, 11:58 (Ref:835261)   #11
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Viva, I havent got it yet, I'll PM you my work email again to check
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Old 13 Jan 2004, 10:00 (Ref:836385)   #12
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Fr ank told me he got his copy,but Zefarelly,you seem to be hard to get to for some reason.I've tried that other address you gave , so maybe better luck this time.I'm sorry about the quality of the photos , but thats the best my scanner could manage.Must have something to do with 1960's printing technology.Good copyright protection!And yes Zef.,I do have 63 VX-490.Strictly a road car,although it has done a few hillclimbs and sprints since I got it in 96.My son has a 64 Viva,which is getting to be pretty full on and recording some reasonable lap times at Oran Park and Wakefield Park in supersprints.He's 20 years old and hasn't got a lot of dough to throw at it,but,it gets a bit quicker each time out.That chap you spoke of with the 490 over there would it be Lloyd McNeill?He got some press coverage in a mag last year.The coverage stopped so I stopped buying the mag.Have fun Zefa when you come down to Oz in March,theres an historic meeting at Oran Park about that time.Should be a Few Cortina GT's having a skid around.See ya..........
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article received, thanks Viva, and for the Oran Park race info . . .any idea of dates ?
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Old 14 Jan 2004, 01:43 (Ref:837385)   #14
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Oran Park historics will be held the weekend 20 / 21 March.The photos you sent me of your Cortina GT look great,but,you've sure got some midnight oil to burn to get it ready for March 13 testing! Good luck with that one,it's a bare shell.Hope you enjoyed reading about the way things were in 1963.One more thing,how come your garage is so tidy.

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Viva . . . .its a new workshop at the bottom of the garden . . . .you should see the lock up where most of my bits are stored, its a single garage, has a twin axle trailer, spare 2 door GT, 3 other cars running gear, roll cage, push bike, 8 wheels bla bla bla . . .you have to be a good climber to get anything !

the shell now has suspension, steering, roll cage, back axle casing

brakes this weekend and back on wheels hopefully

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