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, 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.
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.
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