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Crossle
17-02-2009, 08:42 PM
Recently found this old photo of my old car being driven properly by it's original driver...

I owned it from 1984 to 1989, and campaigned it in the Slick 50 Saloon championship, but this pic was taken sometime in the late 1970's...

Anybody recognise the car/driver?

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg230/crossle16f/scan0019of4.jpg

rossm
17-02-2009, 08:44 PM
You saying Lewis is a lot older than he looks?


























Wonders to himself if anyone will get it?

Crossle
17-02-2009, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by rossm@Feb 17 2009, 09:44 PM
Wonders to himself if anyone will get it?
They do...

But try Duncan, not Lewis.

He was a little earlier...

And he was nothing to do with this car either!

Neil Mac
18-02-2009, 07:47 AM
Is it Linda Hamilton from the first two Terminator movies?
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/54/039_6643~Linda-Hamilton-Posters.jpg

Neil Mac
18-02-2009, 07:52 AM
Alternatively, it could be Gerry Marshall in the Hamilton Motors Magnum...

http://www.gerrymarshall.com/images/smallThruxton%20-%20Flat%20out%20in%20the%20Hamilton%20Motors%20Mag num.jpg

Edit: Went to the trouble of doing fabulous research, and then copied the wrong caption. D'oh!

Gerry Marshall.com (http://www.gerrymarshall.com/Default.aspx/160)

Karl
18-02-2009, 07:58 AM
Originally posted by Neil Mac@Feb 18 2009, 09:52 AM
Alternatively, it could be Gerry Marshall in the Hamilton Motors Viva...

http://www.gerrymarshall.com/images/smallThruxton%20-%20Flat%20out%20in%20the%20Hamilton%20Motors%20Mag num.jpg
Aaah, but is it a Viva, or a Firenza, or a Magnum? :karl:

My Dad had a Brabham Viva, nice motor that was :thumb:

Oh and as for the driver, it can't be Lewis, 'cos he is blick :nono:

I reckon it's Christine :loser:

Karl
18-02-2009, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by Neil Mac@Feb 18 2009, 09:52 AM
Alternatively, it could be Gerry Marshall in the Hamilton Motors Viva...

http://www.gerrymarshall.com/images/smallThruxton%20-%20Flat%20out%20in%20the%20Hamilton%20Motors%20Mag num.jpg
And now that I've had a proper look at that picture. Taking all that kerb, on those tyres, with that suspension travel, that thing must have been bouncing around all over the place :lol:

Crossle
18-02-2009, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by Karl+Feb 18 2009, 08:58 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Karl @ Feb 18 2009, 08:58 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Neil Mac@Feb 18 2009, 09:52 AM
Alternatively, it could be Gerry Marshall in the Hamilton Motors Viva...

http://www.gerrymarshall.com/images/smallThruxton%20-%20Flat%20out%20in%20the%20Hamilton%20Motors%20Mag num.jpg
Aaah, but is it a Viva, or a Firenza? :karl:

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Sorry chaps, it was neither a Viva nor a Firenza...

T&#39;was but a humble Magnum, albeit a 2.3 version.

And of course it was dear old Gerry at the wheel, although Barry Williams told me that he&#39;d driven it a couple of times too.

Jim Cameron
18-02-2009, 08:05 AM
Originally posted by Karl@Feb 18 2009, 09:00 AM
Taking all that kerb, on those tyres, with that suspension travel, that thing must have been bouncing around all over the place :lol:
Was it Will Browning? I&#39;ve seen him in a rallycross race at Thruxton. There seemed to be a circuit event on at the same time, but Will bravely ignored them :thumb:

Crossle
18-02-2009, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by Karl@Feb 18 2009, 09:00 AM
And now that I&#39;ve had a proper look at that picture. Taking all that kerb, on those tyres, with that suspension travel, that thing must have been bouncing around all over the place :lol:
The car had a very strange set up, running with very little ground clearance and almost no travel in "bump", but plenty in "rebound".

It oversteered like hell, which was how Gerry liked it, and his advice to me was to keep the side windows clean, because I&#39;d be spending more time looking out of them than out of the windscreen...

It did actually handle very well, it just sort of adopted an attitude as you turned it in, and then you could steer it on the throttle - great fun in close-quarters dicing&#33;

Neil Mac
18-02-2009, 08:08 AM
I&#39;ve edited my second post, to look less foolish. Left the Terminator one alone though, &#39;cos that was deliberate foolishness