In honour of the re-union race at Mallory Park this coming 28/29 August (get your butts down there!) here is the tiny bit of footage I have of Thundersallons/Silhouette racing. I loved these cars and races as a marshall, well behaved drivers, spectacular cars, fast and noisy, just what we want!
First clip has Tony Sugden's Skoda and Mick Hill's March BMW (anyone confirm/disagree?) arguing over the same bit of Thruxton tarmac, big spin for Tony. Next its a Class-B Silhouette race at Brands and a fast starting Toyota Sarlet knuts the Brands bank. Then off to Donington and a race I was at, hence the brief pause, that's me on the wall on the right. The cars are Pete Steven's works Carlton leading from the Wilson/Birley Armour-All RX7, Whale/Hodgetts ex-BTCC Supra (now with a proper gearbox, lol), Wallace Sierra ?, Dell/Boarer Sarlet, Maries/Nash Holden, Chatfield BMW M3, Jackson/Liles Astra, Morris/Morris 309GTi, Morton & Bridger/Mortlock Sarlets, McLaird yellow 205. Awesome cars. The Cunnigham/Chalmes Manta spins at Redgate and gets a whack from John Quartermayne in the SD1, then Morris spins the 309. Stevens lost the race to the RX7 when a wheel bearing went South, hence all the smoke.
Next its Brands and a rear view from the Stevens GM Carlton of Ron Cumming's Aberlan Honda Legend, I remember Tony Wolf running a white Legend as well, same car different owners and paint? We then see a very rare spin from Stevens when he has to slow to avoid the ex-Sean Walker BTCC Sierra RS500. Anyone else have footage of these awesome machines, let me know, and see you at Mallory next weekend.
Mallory Park Modsports & Supersaloons 290811
Movie I made at the CSCC Modsports and Super Saloons Revival Challenge
meeting at Mallory Park on 29/08/2011. Features;
Jeff Wilson and his team fettle the ex-Mick Hill VW Bug V8, they never did
solve the problem causing a viscous weave underbraking. David Tetley and
his crew warm the "Stars and Stripes" Opel Manta 400-Pontiac V8; Thomas
Carey warming the Imp Californian; Bill Richards warming his Rover Metro;
Bernie Chodosh warming his Chevy Corvette; Joss Ronchetti in the Sunbean
Talbot Lotus. Then out for practice, footage from session two. Then lunch
and the rain comes down, first race is a wet start, Mike Wilds in Daf-ne
takes off, Pete Edwards comes through in the Escort Mk2 class-B
Thundersaloon to take the win on a greasy track. Race two is much faster, Simon Allaway (lotus Silouette) and
Pete Stevens (Sertec Carlton TS) having a real battle. Michael Bell the the
"Lairy Canary" Escort has a big moment, Lee Costello in the other black
Escort (V8 power in this one) comes through before it throws the cooling
belt. Unfortunately the camera stopped then, just as the fun was really
Belcar Spa Crash
Belgian touring cars, a few brief clips from races at Spa. Huge end-over
shunt for Eric Bachelert in the Peugeot 405, I wish a had a zoom on my
editing software, the clip is from the security camera, the race camera man
was asleep as usual.
British GT Crash
He's some footage of some of the best race cars ever to grace the UK race
circuits since slick tyres came along! 1994 shows a couple of
ex-Thundersaloon series Escort Cossies in trouble along with the Ferguson
Porsche 924 turbo, and Marcos LM600's. I
short shot of Thorkild Thyrring spinning the Pantera GT5 he shared with Win
Percy, then on a few years to 1998-1999 and superb clips of McLaren F1
GTR's, Porsche 911-GT1's, Harrier GT1-98's & LR9's, Lister Storm GTL's,
Chrysler Viper GTSR, Venturi LM's, Ford Saleen Mustang, Porsche 935, Marcos LM500,
Mirage GT1, Allen Lloyd's Jag XJ220 and the unique Quaife R4 GTS and in the
pits the TVR Speed 12. No clips of the Sintura S99 unfortunately or the
moment at Thruxton when the Speed 12's bonnet decided to head for the
clouds, must have written over that sometime in the past. Any cars or
drivers you want identifying pls let me know.
MG TF Crash 1998
Some MG action for you, a couple of clips of the old MG Metro turbo series, the first featuring David Leslie in
the dark blue car, then a clip of MG Maestro racing, and then onto the 1998
MG TF series. Sorry for the dodgy quality, bad reception at the time of
filming. 1999 season clips to follow, enjoy!
Thunder Saloons Brands Hatch 1989
Peter Stevens Calton,Opel Manta,Cosworth,Escort Mk2,Chevette,Astra,Opel
Manta Owners Club...........I spent the whole day filming with a camera i
hired,but was not told after each clip it rewinds ,so 3 hours filming
turned into 7 minutes footage...."Blinding" !!..Enjoy !!
Bike crash 1992 - 1995 random
A break from touring cars for various motorcycle crash clips, recorded in
1992, 93, 94 & 95, featuring some UK and Aussie club action, Terry Rymer
colliding with a back marker on the final lap at the British Superbike
round at Oulton Park (which would have been Norton's fist win I believe)
plus the crash log for the World Superbikes in 1993. Karl Truchess (tell me
if that's wrong) takes a bad fall at Macau Ghia circuit, but is ok, clip of
him falling off the following year is late in the film. Everything is in
date order as usual, oldest first, and all my own rips from vhs tapes of
satellite and terestrial footage.
British F3 Crash log 1994
1994 and Jan Magnussen takes the title, so far the only Danish winner of
the British F3 title. We are back to attractive low-sidepod cars after a
year of "lego brick" styling. Plenty of action, hopefully a good few new
shots you havn't seen before. After a couple of seasons keeping their flat
bottoms pointing at the track, we had two big rollovers this season. With
Andre Ribeiro moving on, Roberto Xavier and Marcos Geuiros step up to vie
for top-shunter position, with able support from the always unlucky Garth
Waberski. Also getting name checked are Vincent Rademacker, Luis Garcia,
Scott Lakin, Christian Horner (yes him from Red Bull again), Brian
Cunningham, Chris Clarke, Gareth Rees, Ricardo Rosset, Marc Gene, Grey
Hedley, Paul Dawson, Steven Arnold, Steve Watson, Jamie Spence, Zac Brown,
Gaulter Salles, Ivan Arias, Jeremie Dufour, Pedro de la Rosa. My old boss
from Donington marshaling days Mr Brown makes an appearance at 4:38 as he
checks on Scott Lakin.