Goodwood Revival 2010, St Mary's Trophy, Race One
Race one of the St Mary's Trophy for saloon cars raced between 1950 and
1959. Martin Brundle was the highlight of the race for me, moving up from
4th place to challenge for the lead in his Austin A35 (car# 1), before
contact with the leader punctured a tyre and ultimately put him out of the
race. His efforts were more than appreciated by the crowd though! Tom
Kristensen took the victory in his first visit to the Revival (driving an
Austin A95 Westminster), after a good race with Patrick Watts (in the Volvo
Amazon 122S) was cut short by mechanical failure.
2010 Silverstone Classic, U2TC, Lotus Cortina, Race Start without overlay
Historic ace Martin Stretton driving 1963 Appendix K Lotus Cortina in the
U2TC race at 2010 Silverstone Classic on the Historic GP circuit. This
video captures the race start and first couple of laps. Unfortunately the
car succumbed to gear box selection problems and retired from the race.
Filmed using Goldstar Onboard in car camera system, more information can be
found at www.goldstaronboard.com
Mike Sweeney presents 'Cortina Special' where he takes a look into the
history of the Ford Cortina and speaks to many enthusiasts!
With guests Graham Robson, Stephen J Vokins, Harry Calton, Tom Malcom,
Maurice Bennett, Andy Middlehurst, Dave Eastwood, Andy Childs, Darren Seed,
Carol Seed, Stuart Hughes.
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003
First Time Out 1967 - Lotus 49
This film tells the story of the legendary Lotus 49, when it won the
Zaandvoort Grand Prix at its first outing.
Featuring drivers such as Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, and Jimmy Clark,
this film captures a unique moment in the history of motor racing.
Auction of 1963 Lotus Cortina 8515 UN
This Lotus Cortina was offered on Thursday 22 March 2012, by Dorset Vintage
& Classic Auctions (http://www.dvca.co.uk/) at The Gartell Light Railway,
Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0NB.
Part of the sales brochure reads : "...this rare, early 'Extra Special
Equipment' example was originally raced by Ford Main Dealers Messrs Francis
Garage Ltd of Colwyn Bay, who were the first registered owners of the motor
car. The Lotus Cortina was then purchased by the current custodian's uncle,
who became the car's second owner. His wife found the competition clutch
too heavy, so sold the Lotus Cortina to his brother, who in turn allowed
his son (the current custodian) to learn to drive and ultimately pass his
test in it. 8515 UN was dry stored from 1971 until it was inherited by the
current owner, who moved the motor car into his own workshops.
In 2001, the decision was made to carry out a brief, light renovation of
the Lotus Cortina. However, as is usually the case with these situations,
the light renovation turned into a major restoration which took four years;
even the nuts and bolts were carefully cleaned with a toothbrush for
We are told that the body was completely refurbished and the engine
rebuilt; the gearbox and drive train were stripped and checked, and the
steering was overhauled. The interior front seats were reupholstered (the
rear seat remains in excellent condition), and a new headlining and carpets
were fitted. The instruments and switches were all original and working, so
did not require attention at the time, but at present the rev counter does
not return to zero and the temperature gauge will require a new capillary
tube. We are assured that the radiator has been replaced and a new battery
fitted. At present, the motor car is fitted with Minilite road wheels, but
the original steel wheels will be supplied with the motor car, together
with some spare parts. Regrettably, the front quarter bumpers and brackets
8515 UN has been enjoyed since the restoration was completed in 2005.
Regrettably, it has now become available due to health reasons.
Documentation in the file includes the original RF60 registration book, the
V5C registration certificate, invoices, photographs, correspondence,
various workshop manuals, a Lotus Cars Ltd spare parts list and a quantity
of MOT test certificates (including the current, which expires 28.2.2013),
together with a Shell lubrication wallet, containing the running costs of
the Lotus Cortina from 10.2.1967 until 10.9.1967.
A rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional motor car, which has been in
the current family ownership for forty-six years."
Hammer price was £42,500 plus buyer's premium (plus VAT).
Auction of 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk 1 ENJ 712C
Barons auction of Lot 123, Ford/Lotus Cortina Mk1 ENJ 712C, on Tuesday 27
October 2009 which can be glimpsed at the left of the picture.
The guide price was £25K to £30K.
The sale catalogue description : "...Offered here is a 1965 example of the
Lotus Cortina, which has been the subject of a nut and bolt rebuild, which
was started in 1998 and only completed in 2008. The vendor acquired the
car, in a dismantled state, in 1998 and began to restore it to original
specification. It has covered a mere 20 miles since the completion of the
restoration and now sports leaf springs, rather than A Bracket rear
suspension and a replica SE steering wheel.
Finished in the definitive white with green Lotus flashes, the car has been
fitted with many new panels, which included inner and outer wings, front
panel, rear panels, one rear quarter panel, new chassis cross member, front
jacking members and a full strip down of the body shell before dipping,
priming, painting and treating with Waxoyle. This work was carried out by a
professional body shop in 1999 and the car was then stored until 2008.
In 2008 the vendor commenced the final phase of his plan and equipped the
car with a fully rebuilt engine, with a QED, unleaded, cylinder head, new
pistons, reground crank, new water pump, timing chains and all new
bearings. The Webber's were reconditioned by Northampton Motorsport and a
new fuel tank was supplied and fitted as was a new, complete, Borg and Beck
clutch assembly. With a freshly restored radiator, from SERCK services, all
new hoses and a NOS Exhaust system,
the engine was fired up and set up.
Additional works have included new brake pipes, calipers and discs, new
rear wheel cylinders, new ball joints, bushes and shocks, wiring checked
and renewed where required, new headlining, front seat covers, door cards
and carpets, new glass rubbers and new weather seals...".
The Australian telephone bidder dropped out at £29K.
1971 Saloon car championship PT2
This is the "Osram saloon car championship" part of the "Iberia Trophy -
1971". The race took place on 11-09-1971, at the now gone circuit of
"Crystal Palace". Cars include Camero, Viva HB GT, Escort RS1600, Mini
Cooper's etc.. Big names such as the late "Gerry Marshall"... Enjoy the
time warp with "Murray Walker" on commentary (more) (less)
Hillman Imp with FJ1200 Engine
1963 Hillman Imp that my father has built in his shed over the last 2 1/2
years. A Yamaha FJ1200 engine has been fitted in the left rear of the cabin
driving onto a short tailshaft to a modified Skyline Diff. The footage is
of the first race entered on completion which is at the MG Car Club
Newcastles' Ringwood Hillclimb track. It set a fastet time of 34.11 seconds
which is a faster time than our
R32 Skyline GTS-t has set at this track to date.
Nissan R35 GT-R in car footage Knockhill trackday wet weather Video 1
Video 1 of 2
A video captured from inside my Nissan R35 GT-R at a very wet and
miserable Knockhill trackday in November 2009, one of the Track Scotland
The Nissan GTR is running 575 BHP and was on Dunlop SP 600 Summer tyres
with zero grip and the following mods:
GTC Full Titanium 90mm Race Exhaust
system and Y Pipe
80mm Catless downpipes
Cobb Custom Tune
Whiteline suspension tweeks Set up for the dry ;)
Sadly what you don't get to see is the car sliding off the kirbs and the
handfulls of opposite lock having to be applied on a regular basis to keep
it pointing the right way.
If you listen carefully you will hear the back end spinning up at 120 mph+
going over the crest of the hill on the straight and hopefully the video
will show the amount of times the back end was breaking loose due to lack
Roll on the dry weather and some decent rubber.
Thanks to Andy for the video