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Old 29 Aug 2012, 08:12 (Ref:3126740)   #226
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I have decided to do a big push for information, photos and even video footage of the BTCC cars at the Birmingham Superprix.

I have just contacted ITV Archives and ITV Central for information and even a copy of the practice session at the 1988 Birmingham Superprix.

I am wondering who is the initials of 'G.D.' who wrote the BTCC report in the Motoring News? So I can try to track him down or contact Simon Arron and I could try asking him nicely.

I will have a go contacting Aquith Autosport and see what I can dig out from the owner about the practice times. Same for Jerry Mahony as well.

Is Terry Drury still around? He got his own website: www.terrydrury.com but seems it hasn't been updated for about 10 years.

I have asked Alan Minshaw through his son but he can't remember anything at the time.


Any more team owners or even drivers I could contact?
I guess a few obvious ones would be Chris Hodgetts (had been on here in past), Tim Harvey, Nick Whale, Dave Loudon in Evesham (his garage is still there). Chris and Tim are definitely also on FB as they have been into the Group A group ocassionally.
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Old 30 Aug 2012, 15:47 (Ref:3127429)   #227
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Have contacted Andy Rouse and Jerry Mahony and they got nothing on the practice session. Although they have suggested with some leads for me to look at.

I will try asking the BRSCC, I am sure they got it somewhere. I will continue asking other drivers as well.

Any idea on the initials of 'G.D' the Motoring News reporter?
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Gwyn Dolphin I think was the guy?
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Gwyn Dolphin I think was the guy?
I have found an email address and I have contacted him.

I have also emailed Graham Goode and ITV Sport Archives and they will try to see if they can help me with more information about the Birmingham Superprix round.
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Looking less likely there will be footage from ITV Sport Archives and Central TV about the Birmingham Superprix footage.

My best bet is Barrie Hinchcliffe Productions Sport (BHP Sport) but they gone bust 10 years ago. So where would all of the footage go?

Also as the race was cancelled and it was supposed to be broadcast for Grandstand on 8th October so I am not sure if the BBC would obtain footage of the qualifying session.

Any advice or suggestions?
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Looking less likely there will be footage from ITV Sport Archives and Central TV about the Birmingham Superprix footage.

My best bet is Barrie Hinchcliffe Productions Sport (BHP Sport) but they gone bust 10 years ago. So where would all of the footage go?

Also as the race was cancelled and it was supposed to be broadcast for Grandstand on 8th October so I am not sure if the BBC would obtain footage of the qualifying session.

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BHP, or some of the people involved set something up a couple of years back called motorsportvideo or something

They were involved in some of the footage for that fairly average 50 years of the BTCC DVD in 2009, which promised so much more than it delivered.

I'll look up the link and see if it still exists.

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Looking less likely there will be footage from ITV Sport Archives and Central TV about the Birmingham Superprix footage.

My best bet is Barrie Hinchcliffe Productions Sport (BHP Sport) but they gone bust 10 years ago. So where would all of the footage go?

Also as the race was cancelled and it was supposed to be broadcast for Grandstand on 8th October so I am not sure if the BBC would obtain footage of the qualifying session.

Any advice or suggestions?
Unfortunately most of the live content transmitted by the ITV companies and the BBC up to the early 1990s was junked. Sad and disgraceful, but there you go. Your main hope will be somebody who did a VHS recording. You might want to make contact with my compatriot 'inquisitor229' on youTube. He has a lot of stuff on VHS and may be able to help you out. See here.
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Old 18 Sep 2012, 19:40 (Ref:3138037)   #233
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But the BTCC footage was never broadcasted at all so I am not sure if the YouTube guy would have got the footage.

I might try the motorsportvideo with their BTCC collection.

Doe anyone know where is Spencer Hall nowadays? He was the organiser of the BTCC in 1987 and 1988, not sure about the other years though.
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Old 19 Sep 2012, 06:59 (Ref:3138234)   #234
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I've got the 1988,1989,1990 BTCC season videos. There's nothing on those.
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I am looking for John Llwellyn as he is/was a promotions consultant and lived in Banbury.

Apparently, he passed away in 2017 according to this website: https://www.banburycake.co.uk/announ...ES__DECEASED_/

Is that correct?

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I almost feel if John Llewellyn had died we would have heard about it, so it would be a major shock if that was true
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Old 24 Feb 2021, 11:36 (Ref:4036603)   #237
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Round 11 of 13 of the 1988 Dunlop RAC British Touring Car Championship scheduled for Monday 29th August 1988 over 20 laps of the 3.975 km Birmingham street circuit. Race cancelled due to delays in the meeting.

Most information taken from 8W: http://8w.forix.com/bsp-88.html

Grid:
pos.class#EntrantDriverCarClassTime
1.1.6Eggenberger MotorsportSteve SoperFord Sierra RS500 CosworthA1:36.48
2.2.22Kaliber FordAndy RouseFord Sierra RS500 CosworthA1:37.97
3.3.21Kaliber FordGuy EdwardsFord Sierra RS500 CosworthA1:39.96
4.4.19Baynard Cars LimitedLaurence BristowFord Sierra RS500 CosworthA1:40.07
5.5.12Herbie ClipsTom WalkinshawHolden Commodore VL/SSAno info
6.6.16Duckhams Racing with Karl JonesKarl JonesFord Sierra RS500 CosworthA1:40.35
7.7.10Industrial Control Services plcRobb GravettFord Sierra RS500 CosworthAno info
8.8.5Terry Drury RacingTim HarveyFord Sierra RS500 CosworthAno info
9.9.    Ano info
10.1.33BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1Frank SytnerBMW M3B1:41.94
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14. 34BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1James WeaverBMW M3Bno info
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17. 32BMW Finance Racing with Mobil 1Mike SmithBMW M3Bno info
?1.55John Maguire Racing-David Sutton MotorsportJames SheadVW Golf GTI 16VCno info
?1.70TOM'S GB LimitedPhil DowsettToyota Corolla FX/GTDno info
?2.69MIL MotorsportJohn LlewellynToyota Corolla GTDno info
??36Godfrey Hall LimitedGodfrey HallBMW M3Bno info
??1Shell-Toyota-MILMark HalesToyota Supra TurboAno info
??7AutoglassMike O'BrienHolden Commodore VL/SSAno info

BTW, I owe you guys a big thank you for keep posting last night. It made for quite a lot of updates to my notes today – wonderfull!

Jesper
This post was created in January 2010 and it has been an engima for me for years to find the complete qualifying timesheets. I have contacted some people from BRSCC, RACMSA, Birmingham City Council and some ex-BTCC drivers until I found a team-owner who ran his car at the 1988 Birmingham Superprix.

The timesheets arrived in the post this morning and I have finally got it! I will do my best to fill in the gaps later today and someone could put it up in the table above please?
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