Mallory Park, return of the Thundersaloons June 2011
What a morning! Baby Bertha, the Stars and Stripes Manta, the DAF V8, cars
that were at their hayday, faster
and noisier than any other saloons being raced. This gathering was a test &
press day for the drivers and cars, in preparation for their comeback
meeting on the August bank holiday weekend.
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.
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
Hillman in Traffic
please forgive my eratic lines it was my first visit on the new 3 mile long
circuit ,i was just playing follow the leader!
Castle Combe Special GT August 8 1990 MG 6R4s etc.
Great lead battle in the Castle Combe Special GT series , 8 August 1990,
between George Douglas (Skoda Rover V8) the MG 6R4s of David Appleby, Sam
Nelson and Rob Dennis and the Mk1 Escort of Nigel Mustill with it's Sierra
Cosworth RS500 engine. Behind them an eclectic mix of Imps, Davrians,
Escorts, a Sierra Cosworth and even a Dutton. A great series at this point
with great diversity of entries.
Packard Bentley - the 42 Litre "Mavis" special.
Footage of Chris Williams' Packard-engined Bentley special in the paddock
on its debut at the Pageant of Power in 2010.
Footage of the Napier Bentley can now be found here:
Please see my other videos for more of the same.
Visit www.oldclassiccar.co.uk to find more motoring nostalgia.
Morris Minor Build Part 2
Building a space framed Morris Minor with basic hand tools in a small