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Old 9 Sep 2011, 19:54 (Ref:2953309)   #16
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Great pictures, John, especially the one of Ronnie going sideways! Do you know who's in the rather scruffy G4?
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 18:55 (Ref:2953588)   #17
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Geoff,

The G4 is John Digby prior to the Abraxas rebuild !!!
The sideways motoring as I Remember was due to the shoestring notstretching to replacement set of tyres ,grip levels consequently not quite to required levels.
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Old 11 Sep 2011, 10:50 (Ref:2953781)   #18
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As promised; Have found some "poor Quality"pictures from I think a round of 750mc "really works" modsport race at Lydden it show Black Brick one then in the ownership of Mike Yarney ,having bought it from Mr Cox-Allison presumably.This was 1982/83 period.This car at the time had obvious links to its under pinnings compared to its successors. The "modsport" rules (MODified SPORTscars) were much tighter than special saloon/silhouettes or the Donington GT rules.Later examples were presumably built to exploit the "looser" rulings of the other categories.

I see Pat Longhurst and Julie Thwaites Davrians in there too if i am not mistaken.
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Old 14 Sep 2011, 11:03 (Ref:2955373)   #19
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Yes thats correct, plus there is also a "sliver" of Richard Ridd
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Old 11 Oct 2011, 16:06 (Ref:2969383)   #20
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Not sure how original this is but......

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Old 11 Oct 2011, 20:38 (Ref:2969510)   #21
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Thanks andy!

Looks a bit too recent to me. Built 1999?
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Agreed but the ad does it refer to it being an "unused Series 3 Dastle chassis" so maybe this was to be the basis for Rob Cox's 4th iteration that was never used. Dastle were involved in the original Black Bricks IIRC.

As a potential Modsports re-creation, it would appear to have more provenance than most!!
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Old 12 Oct 2011, 10:19 (Ref:2969812)   #23
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Could be andy, you're right.

I just imagined that the Blackbrick projects had ended many years before this car came into existence.

Like you suggest though should anyone wish to create a replica, the Dastle chassis would be a very good starting point!
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I take it Mr Cox-Allison is sadly no longer with us? I was chatting the other night in the pub about how many old race cars of merit and interest are lurking in dusty photo albums or boxes under the bed or in the loft, and how the digital photography age has made easy access and sharing of images so much easier and prolific. I know I have several paddock pictures of one of the BB's, but it could take days to find them
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Old 14 Nov 2011, 19:05 (Ref:2986285)   #26
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I take it Mr Cox-Allison is sadly no longer with us? I was chatting the other night in the pub about how many old race cars of merit and interest are lurking in dusty photo albums or boxes under the bed or in the loft, and how the digital photography age has made easy access and sharing of images so much easier and prolific. I know I have several paddock pictures of one of the BB's, but it could take days to find them
Hi Chris. Black Brick 1 was under my fathers ownership from 86 to 2005. Dad bought the car from Sam Hill as a rolling chassis, it had been used on the Hills and had a lighter weight body (cycle wings for instance instead of the long swept front wings), no roof and had a 2.0 BDG. The car, in BRS colours, was very succesful. Dad did a few seasons in the Castle Combe GT series, but never really got to grips with it and the game had moved on with the arrival of Skodas, Metros etc.. The car was quite badly damaged at Quarry, and then shipped off to Geoff Rumble of Dastle (the original builder) for a complete rebuild back to its original spec. The car had an 1800cc Twin Cam as per when Rob campainged it in 1980, and was back in new original condition, albeit less roof. The car was sold 6 or so years ago to a chap called Ted Williams, who I dont think has used it since. It was a great car in its day and I dare say would go well in the Modsports revival. I dont know where it is now. Cheers, Jon Edwards.
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Is that the Ted Williams of Bristol fame who used to pedal a Lola Can-Am car and various other historics?

Is he still around?
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Is that the Ted Williams of Bristol fame who used to pedal a Lola Can-Am car and various other historics?

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Looks like he came 6th in the Six Hour Race at Spa this September.
http://www.ris-timing.eu/~circuit//6hspa/2011/2011_Spa_Six_Hours_2011_Spa_Six_Hours_Endurance_Race_6H.pdf
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Must say good work chaps enjoyable reading hopefully black brick or perhaps a new brick could be out soon
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Found this in the middle of a January 1986 Autosport .
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