Sunbeam Imp Historic Racer Debut/shakedown
First test of our new GP 2 FIA Sunbeam Imp Sport. This car is a replica of
the famous George Bevan / Bill McGovern BTCC-winning Imp of the 70s. The
track is Rudskogen, the race is a round in the Norwegian Championship for
Historic Racing incorporating classes from 1961-76, from a 1000cc Opel
Kadett to a 76 Broadspeed Capri. The gearbox is a spare, with totally wrong
ratios, so it wasn't exactly a bullet out of some of the corners - but will
be remedied for the next race.
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.
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 !!
Snetterton 1982 Gerry Marshall
Prod saloon race, won by Norris Miles. Great scrap between Gerry Marshall &
Skid Scarborough in Capris. Filmed by a friend of Gerry, posted with
permission from copyright holder Gregor Marshall.
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.