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Old 4 Sep 2005, 14:23 (Ref:1398610)   #1
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Looking for Dennis Leech and Johnty Williamson

Does anyone have contact details for these two gentlemen?

I believe Dennis lived in the Exeter area and Johnty lived in Wiltshire. I'd like to ask them about a Chevron B28 that they both owned (or two B28s that they separately owned).

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Old 4 Sep 2005, 19:20 (Ref:1398897)   #2
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If this is the same Johnty Williamson that runs the 1924 Land Speed Record Delage, he can be contacted via the Vintage Sports Car Club.
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Old 4 Sep 2005, 20:27 (Ref:1398979)   #3
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Thanks guys. I now have a telephone number for Johnty.

How about Dennis Leech? Anyone in contact with him?

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Old 4 Sep 2005, 20:51 (Ref:1398998)   #4
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there was a thread, probably on PistonHead forum, I remember they said he was with one of the TVR GT team, not Chamberlain Sinergy, not LNT, probably Peninsula.....yes, checked http://www.google.it/search?hl=it&q=...eech+TVR&meta=
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Old 4 Sep 2005, 21:44 (Ref:1399052)   #5
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Well done Fausto!

I have also been given a home address for him.

Mission accomplished. Thanks all!
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Hello all

Has anyone by any chance got a picture of Johnty Williamson in the Chevron in UK sprints in 1979? It may have had a very distinctive nose so even a blurry picture could be very useful.

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Old 10 Sep 2005, 09:41 (Ref:1403586)   #7
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Hello all

Has anyone by any chance got a picture of Johnty Williamson in the Chevron in UK sprints in 1979? It may have had a very distinctive nose so even a blurry picture could be very useful.

Many thanks

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Johnty was still running the car in 1981 so there is a wider 'window' of opportunity.
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Old 10 Sep 2005, 16:43 (Ref:1403787)   #8
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Very true Steve. I was hoping to get a picture of it in 1979 before the car became too modified from the form in which Dennis Leech would have driven it - if indeed it proves to be the same car.

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my mate has just bought a car from dennis leech. do you need his contact details
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Old 10 Oct 2005, 16:49 (Ref:1429779)   #10
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Hi

Thanks for the offer but someone has spoken to him on my behalf and established that Dennis doesn't remember exactly where the Chevron went. He recalls it going to a hillclimber and Johnty recalls buying the car from a man called Dariani who we know was involved with the special salooners, as was Dennis. I'm 80% sure it's the same car but still can't prove the link.

If anyone wants to follow the developing story, try this page.

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Dennis Leech

I am interested in finding out information about Dennis Leech, just for curiosities sake really.
I first saw him racing his sierra cosworth in the early 90's and I will always remember that his out fit was obviously run on a shoe string, as Dennis was invariably covered in oil and grease and his car trailer looked like a rummage sale! I could not help but admire the way he went racing.
I have seen him in the backs of garages at various meetings, most recently in the RPM tent at the Silverstone GT race. I am aware that he ran the TVR GT team for a while.
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Old 2 Jun 2007, 10:26 (Ref:1926762)   #12
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Don't know if you've had much joy with Dennis Leech info yet but I can give you further info about his past racing.

You mention the BTCC Sierra, well that was very much a self run op using an ex RS500 shell and an engine prepared by a firm called Mass or was it Empress?

Prior to that he was well known for his exploits as a privateer in the BTCC. In the 70's he raced Camaros/Mustangs and then Capris and then latterly Rover SD1's between 1982 (the last season of Group 1) and 1988, when he had a nasty shunt at Thruxton.

There is some reference to his Rover exploits in this thread:

http://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=81326

Dennis ran a black with Dayglo orange stipes colour scheme on these cars originally made famous in UK by Dave Brodie.

I think legend has it that Dennis bought a Grp 1 Capri from Dave in the late 70's and then carried on with the same livery as his own kind of 'signature.'
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my mate has just bought a car from dennis leech. do you need his contact details
Hi, I'm aware this is a very old thread but I'm desperately trying to contact Dennis, he was a very good customer of mine at Aston Martin and Jag Exeter and we became quite close, unfortunately I lost all contact details for him after I left the dealership. If you could put me in touch with him I'd be extremely grateful... Please?
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