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Old 26 Nov 2007, 13:03 (Ref:2075758)   #1
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To the best of my knowledge this is a chassis that was built by Robin Smith in Scotland in 1981 . It was believe made from a B48/B49 tub that was bought from Derek Bennets firm. It raced in Ireland driven by Gary Gibson first in Phoenix Park in September 1981 and then in the 1982 season (see B42 thread). (Thanks to Dan Rear for his knowledge)
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Old 26 Nov 2007, 13:06 (Ref:2075760)   #2
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Phoenix Park 1981 Gary Gibson

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Old 27 Nov 2007, 13:22 (Ref:2076455)   #3
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I wonder where it is now, didn't it go Climbing/Sprinting with Robert McGimpsey later?

And what about the Sekiya B56??
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Old 6 Dec 2007, 08:47 (Ref:2082625)   #4
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i have seen the car tired now!!
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Old 6 Dec 2007, 09:46 (Ref:2082666)   #5
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To the best of my knowledge this is a chassis that was built by Robin Smith in Scotland in 1981 . It was believe made from a B48/B49 tub that was bought from Derek Bennets firm. It raced in Ireland driven by Gary Gibson first in Phoenix Park in September 1981 and then in the 1982 season (see B42 thread). (Thanks to Dan Rear for his knowledge)
Wasn't Robin Smith the owner of Chevron at the time? After all the B47/48/49 cars were designed and built after Derek Bennett's death.

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Old 6 Dec 2007, 12:05 (Ref:2082759)   #6
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if you read the chevron book i think paul owens was designing the cars after DB died
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Old 6 Dec 2007, 12:08 (Ref:2082765)   #7
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if you read the chevron book i think paul owens was designing the cars after DB died
I thought Tony Southgate designed the B47/48/49 series?
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Old 6 Dec 2007, 20:39 (Ref:2083128)   #8
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probably correct!!!
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Old 6 Dec 2007, 21:36 (Ref:2083173)   #9
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I think you will find TS "advised/consulted on the design. I saw one of these ( 53 or 56) I think, at Hall and Hall some years ago, the car was yellow and had proper rocker arm/inboard damper rear suspension on what looked like a 48 tub.
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Old 6 Dec 2007, 22:41 (Ref:2083223)   #10
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B53 car sitting in a shed waiting to have work done but i dont think it will happen quickly no $ being put forward
B56 in japan i thought was B48 up date car rather than new model
i have just bought Jap magazine for 5 11 78 f2 race car in some fotos i will read the text later for clarification on model
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Old 7 Dec 2007, 07:57 (Ref:2083394)   #11
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my error jet lag! chevron was B48 patrese in the 1978 race magazine i also bought
sadly no vin# quote din this mag unlike the 82 race magazine
im assuming the B56 was raced in FA spec at Macau and some japanese atlantic races
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Old 11 Dec 2007, 16:53 (Ref:2086628)   #12
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On ORC results, in the October 82 Oulton FAt race, Gibson apparently races a 'B56'. Anyone know whether this was actually the B53, or really the Sekiya B56 from earlier that year. Pics would be great.
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Old 11 Dec 2007, 21:15 (Ref:2086779)   #13
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is the B56 the last single seater chevron made?
i believe only 1 car ever raced?
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Old 11 Dec 2007, 21:30 (Ref:2086792)   #14
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On ORC results, in the October 82 Oulton FAt race, Gibson apparently races a 'B56'. Anyone know whether this was actually the B53, or really the Sekiya B56 from earlier that year. Pics would be great.
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Both Autosport and the programme have it as a B56. Alan Cox might have a picture...

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Old 12 Dec 2007, 14:35 (Ref:2087245)   #15
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is the B56 the last single seater chevron made?
i believe only 1 car ever raced?
Didn't Andreason make the odd FF1600, B72 rings a very vague bell. Again purely from memory, wasn't there talk of a FF2000 too, presumably based on the 1600??

Re Gibson and the B56, perhaps he hired/borrowed it from Scotland, after Sekiya used it a few times that year. Not a bad looker IIRC, with a smooth
'RT4-type' nose rather than the 'B48-like' one on the B53.

I'll see if Alan C has any pics of the car at the next Northern TNF meet next week.
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