Joss Ronchetti The Bullet Sunbeam Lotus Vs Carlton Thundersaloon Castle Combe July 2012 Race 1
Joss Ronchetti The Bullet Sunbeam Lotus @ Carlton Castle Combe July 2012 in the CSCC's Special/Thunder Saloon/Sports Revival Race. Finished 3rd overall. point two of a second behind the Pete Stevens ex works Cleland Thundersaloon
Produced By Suzy Ronchetti
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
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.
Joss Ronchetti The Bullet Sunbeam Lotus Sports Vs Saloons Castle Combe July 2012
Produced by Suzy Ronchetti
Footage from the Allcomers Sports V's Saloons on Road tyres, qualified in
Monaro but excluded due to excessive noise, so Lotus Bullet substituted.
Therefore had to start 35th and last on the grid. Water leak lead to a
misfire from lap 2 onwards, managed to take the lead on lap 7 but had to
retire 2 laps from the end due to overheating:
Talbot Sunbeam Lotus: Crazy Drifting! Powerslide on track
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View the video in "HD video 720p" to appreciate it better.
Beautiful show the track at the Autodromo di Modena of this Talbot Lotus,
the pilot shows us several spectacular sideways even with head tail.
Lotus 2174 cc 155 hp (the street version: Versions race exceeded 230 hp)
and adjusted appropriately in the rest of the mechanics (brakes,
suspension, steering) higher performance. The Sunbeam Lotus won the World
Rally Championship in 1981 thanks to Henri Toivonen and Guy Frequelin.
La Sunbeam Lotus, equipaggiata dal 4 cilindri bicarburatore 16 valvole
Lotus di 2174 cm³ da 155 CV (nella versione stradale: le versioni da gara
superavano i 230 CV) e opportunamente adeguata nel resto della meccanica
(freni, sospensioni, sterzo) alle maggiori prestazioni. La Sunbeam Lotus
vinse nel 1981 il Campionato Mondiale Rally grazie ad Henri Toivonen e Guy