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Old 20 May 2003, 18:28 (Ref:605138)   #1
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Racing A40's?

Does anybody know of any competition A40's that are still about? I remember seeing a red c/w white roof one at Brands in 97'ish, but that seems to of disappeared.

Shame theres not more of them out on the circuits, after all it's A-series! Not knackered for tuning bits!

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Old 21 May 2003, 13:21 (Ref:605877)   #2
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Rae Davis has a speedwell replica in his fleet, a sky blue one, theres a maroon one out and about at top hat events too.
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Old 21 May 2003, 18:25 (Ref:606145)   #3
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ianselva, yes of course, Thruxton.
He tended to race mainly there and at Combe I recall, but I do remember him coming to Silverstone and Snetterton with the car.
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Old 21 May 2003, 22:22 (Ref:606348)   #4
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andrew anyone puting a v8 in a a40 wants a check up mate
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Old 22 May 2003, 20:23 (Ref:607188)   #5
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According to the CTCRC website an A40 (Martin Elson)competed in the classic and historic touring car race at Rockingham in April (also an A50 and two A35's) - sadly I didn't see the race as I was sawing down my new wheel arches for the CT race as my tyres were too big !

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Old 23 May 2003, 19:49 (Ref:608243)   #6
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Pop along to Donington on Sunday for the Ferrari festival (bizarrely) and you'll see 2 A40's - Ivor Miller and Derek Harris in the Top Hat Oldies but Goldies race (along with our 100E)
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Peter Brock has a roadgoing V8 A40 according to Murray Walker's book!
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Old 29 May 2003, 00:52 (Ref:613043)   #8
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Peter Brock raced a Holden 6 powered A30 early in his career.

http://www.autopics.com.au/cache/ite....html?cache=no

It was restored a couple of years ago by his son James and they still own it. However it isnít road going and is only brought out occasionally to display.
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Old 30 May 2003, 20:50 (Ref:615232)   #9
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Peter Bevan, son of George Bevan started his racing career in an Austin A40 and also fitted an aerodynamic? front end (well it was the swinging sixties) on it. It looked more like an early styling excercise for the droop snoot Escort of the seventies, but it was a fast car, ran in the 1000cc class if memory serves me well.
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Old 2 Jun 2003, 16:33 (Ref:617965)   #10
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I seem to recall a red & white A40 in the Sixties saloons series a few years ago, driven bloody quickly by David Lewis I think.
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A Tait, I do remember the 850 class from the sixties and seventies, but I have no memrobilia from that time at all, as I was just getting into teens at the time and not all useful info was kept, especially with house moves, parents divorcing etc.
I suspect that I did see your Mini racing, but I also suspect that it was mainly seen on the Midlands circuits.
Good luck with the car, and if I do find any info I will pass it on.
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Old 24 Nov 2003, 15:10 (Ref:793049)   #12
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A chap called Peter Jurgens raced a very quick 1-litre A40 in Special saloons in the late 70s/early 80s. Sometimes entered as the 'Hiorns A40', I suppose they were his sponsors. It used to go very well against the Imps/Stillettos of the period.
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Martin Elson's A40 at the Mallory Top Hat meeting:
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Old 30 Mar 2008, 11:09 (Ref:2165083)   #14
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Not Bob..BILL.

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Another one, anyone know what happened to the ex 'mike cave' A40?? sprinter back in the 70's...?

Also 'Bob Shepherds' mk1 (i think) A40, mixture of fibreglass and alluminium, bit of an animal I heard.
Hi matey, it was BILL Shepherd from Hackney. i used to loan him diffs for it.
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Old 30 Mar 2008, 19:37 (Ref:2165431)   #15
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Well heres a few pics of some A40 racers,
http://www.austinworks.com/gas-west.html
http://www.austinworks.com/gas-east.html
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