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 starting. Enjoy!
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 290712 Classic Thunder
Mallory Park 29 July 2012, footage from practice and both races of the Sub-Zero Wolf Classic Thunder Championship. The mighty blue Skyline R32 of Mark Biggers is the winner of both races, the yellow/white R32 of Darren Bly, white M3 of Garrie Whittaker, blue supercharged M3 of Dan Stringfellow, familiar Lotus Sunbeam of Joss Ronchetti and orange Mazda RX7 of Paul Dobson give chase. Start of the second race it was raining, and Colin Tester had his second off of the meeting on a damp Gerrards, heading for Nuneaton on the first lap as everyone else followed the circuit round onto the Stebbe Straight. This race was stopped after 11 laps due to a shunt at Shaw's Hairpin, maybe someone filmed this? Yes, they did, thanks to damienp1999 for the upload, watch it here at;
Big Lotus Elan crash Brands hatch 2011
Heavy contact in the CSCC swinging sixties group 2 race resulted in 3 very damaged cars. The no.14 Scimitar SE5 GTE runs wide, rejoins and collects the innocent no.42 Lotus elan of Philip Rothwell and the no.99 lotus seven of John Muirhead. Carnage ensues as the rear 3rd of the Elan gets taken off. Very lucky it didnt end a lot worse as the fuel tank was in the rear third that got destroyed! Also apologies for the fencing getting in the way a bit,I was sitting down at the time!
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.
TR6 Race @ Donington Park 29th May 2011
Rob @ the wheel for the race session of the CSCC Swinging 60s race from Donington Park.
**This should be full 1080p, but the upload process seems to reduce the quality a little. In hte process it's made the Rolling Shutter worse. Try and enjoy**