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Old 27 Feb 2005, 11:42 (Ref:1237175)   #1
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Brabham BT18

I have a specific double headed query!

a) What is the chassis number of the Brabham BT18 which went through the following hands: 1966 Clive Baker, 1967 Bryan Eccles, 1968 Chris Cox, 1970 Richard Thwaites?

b) Was this the car that went on to be sprinted and hillclimbed by Dave Hartley in 1971?

Should be an easy one for the Brabham Nutz out there!
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Old 27 Feb 2005, 19:49 (Ref:1237468)   #2
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Don't know if I would describe myself as a Brabham nut, but
(a) F2-44-66
(b) I believe so. Later Jimmy Johnstone and Peter Speakman
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Old 28 Feb 2005, 10:11 (Ref:1237892)   #3
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Ta very much!

David, thanks for the info. It never ceases to amaze me the depths of information so readily available on Tenths. It is making my task of getting the BMSA database correct so much easier!

Thanks again to David and the rest of you who have contributed.
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Old 1 Mar 2005, 15:25 (Ref:1239131)   #4
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Autosport confirmation!

4 November 1971 issue of Autosport

Page 33 and in the report on the opening round of the Silverstone Sprint Championship there is a picture of the car plus in the body of the report a reference to it being the 'ex-Eccles, Thwaites Brabham BT18'.

Thanks again David for the chassis number. This one is now put to bed!
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Old 1 Mar 2005, 18:48 (Ref:1239308)   #5
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Another BT18 query!

From 1971 until 1974 Tom Elton drove a 1.1 Brabham-Ford BDA BT18 in sprints and hillclimbs. His son Spencer also drove a BT18 (1.6 Brabham-Ford/Vegantune TC BT18) on a couple of occasions in 1972. Can anyone help with the chassis numbers of these cars?
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Old 1 Mar 2005, 19:04 (Ref:1239314)   #6
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I believe the Tom Elton BT18 was F2-8-66 (originally Mike Hawley's). Owned in the 1990s by Roger Swanton.
Spencer seems to have had several, including the above car and the ex-Peter Lawson twincam (c/no unknown to me)
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Old 1 Mar 2005, 19:34 (Ref:1239340)   #7
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Spencer was a dealer (still is) and had many cars. A new one most years. Ask him next time you're at an Autojumble.

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Missing Elton?

Allen, I went to Stoneleigh where I half expected Spencer to have a stall and never saw him! I have emailed him with enquiries but no response! I'll probably see him later in the year at Shelsley Walsh where he often has a stall selling books aand Memorabillia.
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Old 2 Mar 2005, 12:17 (Ref:1239979)   #9
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Allen, I went to Stoneleigh where I half expected Spencer to have a stall and never saw him! I have emailed him with enquiries but no response! I'll probably see him later in the year at Shelsley Walsh where he often has a stall selling books aand Memorabillia.
Steve, there was definitely a stall with 'Spencer Elton' signs behind it. Whether he was on it I don't know, afraid I wouldn't recognise him anyway !
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Old 2 Mar 2005, 12:21 (Ref:1239986)   #10
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Yes, he was there
More or less opposite the Ferret stand
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Look for the silver-haired gentleman usually deep in conversation with someone about eight feet from his stand. You should detect a mild west country accent. If you're not sure, ask him how's business. If he responds as if the world is just about to end, that's Spencer.

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Old 4 Mar 2005, 08:45 (Ref:1242086)   #12
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Bt18

I think that Spencers 18 was F2-21-66. Ex Peter Deal car,David Way, and now in Australia/ Spencer was a very underated talent . many a time he would arrive at a circuit late (after a serious **** up the night before) miss practice, start from the back row and win.
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Thanks Ted

Once again the ferret comes up with the goods!
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Old 3 Apr 2005, 05:55 (Ref:1268351)   #14
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Brabham BT18 query

Can anyone help me trace the origins of BT18 AM128? The car was raced at Watkins Glen Vintage GP in 90 & 91 - either F3 or Formula C spec, and then in Colorado up to middle of 2004. There the standard Arch Motors stamp on the rear chassis but no plate on the dash.

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All I have are 2 names in the USA. one being Duane Capps and the other Tom Ragnotti.
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