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Old 15 Nov 2007, 21:14 (Ref:2068384)   #151
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Concerning the reason for the 1975 T380 carrying road registration, Amica Le Mans is pretty much right.
According to the report of Le Mans in Motoring News it meant that the car didn't have to have carnet papers for re-export and so going across European borders was much speedier.

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Old 16 Nov 2007, 08:14 (Ref:2068626)   #152
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i wonder how it would work today with London congestion charging and failure to register the day you go into London
would DVLA have your records!!???
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Old 16 Nov 2007, 09:19 (Ref:2068683)   #153
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It is funny to see that the VLA 451M registration appears in 1974 on the LM1 car (G Murray design), on the LM2 in 75 and 76 (the T380).
Was or is it common to keep the registration and change the car in UK ?
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Old 27 Nov 2007, 09:23 (Ref:2076319)   #154
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Just to say, that it exist a VHS video about Le Mans (with James Coburn speaking) where we could see De Cadenet performing a lap of the Le Mans track in 1975. It is an inboard view and the lap his amazing xwhen he overpass a Solex and a Citroen 2CV on the Mulsanne straight !!!!!

anybody knows about this movie ?
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Old 2 Jan 2008, 20:12 (Ref:2098214)   #155
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Does this fill any gaps?

Advertised from 0602 633206 (which my address book says was Malcolm Johnstone's number) in Autosport 17 Mar 1983 p73 (with a "Chevron B23 with B26 bodywork chassis no 9" and a "March 772 tub, engine frames bodywork, excellent order £575") was:

"Lola De Cadenet DFV, believed to be the ex-Duckham Ford Le Mans car driven by Chris Craft and Alain De Cadenet, as rolling chassis with FGA gearbox, requires bodywork, roll cage etc £3,250"

Presumably this is the car we've called LM1 above and by this time was the ex-Colin Hawker DFVW. That would explain the lack of bodywork. The "Lola" bit would be a mistake.
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Old 2 Jan 2008, 21:39 (Ref:2098260)   #156
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no sure ! it could be LM2 or LM4 ! LM3 became the first Ecosse...
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Old 2 Jan 2008, 23:14 (Ref:2098300)   #157
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Yes That Car Is Ex Hawker Niven Dfvw Variant Car Hence Roll Cage
No Its Not Lola It Was A Brabham Based Car!!
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Old 4 Mar 2011, 13:24 (Ref:2840127)   #158
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Fascinating thread, having spent a little time last year trying to work out what chassis Alfa Romeo were using in the 1981 GP season, and given up though I now have a clear picture of what types were used at various races, I must agree it is probably best not to invent numbering systems post period to save future historians further confusion :-)

According to HPI VLA451M is still available to use on 'DECADENETFORD' 3000 cc Manufactured in 1974 !
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Old 27 Apr 2018, 01:12 (Ref:3817595)   #159
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All these years and efforts to, more than less, track these DC cars whatever they're called.
You may have noticed that my site was no longer online due to geocities main addess change. Here is the right link
http://www.geocities.ws/lolahistory


thanks to facebook,
- confirmation that LM2 ran in sweden in 2000
- found a pic of the DC that run Thundersports in 1985 (after some pic treatment )


Now question is LM3 or LM4 ?
My guess goes to LM4 considering cooling openings present on the engine hood (both sides mainly) ....
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Old 17 Sep 2022, 12:28 (Ref:4126322)   #160
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Ten years after.... is Driftwood still here ? I am AMICALEMANS
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No he was banned for being a Helmet on occasions. He can be found here https://www.racecarwarehouse.co.uk/
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