He's some footage of some of the best race cars ever to grace the UK race circuits since slick tyres came along! 1994 shows a couple of ex-Thundersaloon series Escort Cossies in trouble along with the Ferguson Porsche 924 turbo, and Marcos LM600's. I short shot of Thorkild Thyrring spinning the Pantera GT5 he shared with Win Percy, then on a few years to 1998-1999 and superb clips of McLaren F1 GTR's, Porsche 911-GT1's, Harrier GT1-98's & LR9's, Lister Storm GTL's, Chrysler Viper GTSR, Venturi LM's, Ford Saleen Mustang, Porsche 935, Marcos LM500, Mirage GT1, Allen Lloyd's Jag XJ220 and the unique Quaife R4 GTS and in the pits the TVR Speed 12. No clips of the Sintura S99 unfortunately or the moment at Thruxton when the Speed 12's bonnet decided to head for the clouds, must have written over that sometime in the past. Any cars or drivers you want identifying pls let me know.
Sportscar Random Crash
**This is version2 of this film, I found an extra bit to include**. Here is
a varied collection of various sportcar series, more interesting than
spectacular. Starting with the best racing sportscars ever, the Group 7,
with a spinning McLaren M6 and Chevron at a wet Silverstone, and moving to
a historic race from Donington with I believe Charlie Agg having trouble
getting the awesome M12 back in line after a spin trying a pass a Lola. A
rare outside of France trip for the Peugeot Spiders to Silverstone in 1992,
the BBC were there, was this race a GP support race? Commentator is Brian
Jones. Also here are various Gentleman's series, including the Venturi,
Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati versions, the full series were rarely
covered just races that fitted in with international series on the same
weekend. The Ghibli race is from the short-lived Helsinki street circuit,
supporting the F3000 and FIA GT series.
XJ220 GT WIN AT LE MANS, 1993, COULTHARD, BRABHAM, NIELSEN
Footage from the 1993 Le Mans 24 hours, focusing on the Jaguar XJ220 entry.
Jaguar won the GT class with car number 50, driven by David Coulthard,
David Brabham and John Nielsen. Footage includes racing action and
interviews with the drivers and pit-crew as the 24 hours unfolds.
As (bad) luck would have it, Jaguar committed a procedural error relating
to the use of catalytic converters and were actually disqualified months
after the event.
Back to the real worl, some clips from Historic racing, starting with the
late and much missed Tom Wheatcroft spinning his BRM V16, some Touring Cars
from Donington, and events at Silverstone and Goodwood. Enjoy
Austin Healey 3000 at Oporto Boavista Circuit
A video from Jeremy Welch's on-board camera - driving his Austin Healey
3000, KVS 484 in the Masters Gentleman Drivers qualifying session.
KVS was first on the track closely followed for the whole session by the
Lotus Elan of Sean walker and Ian Flux. Watch out on the 2nd lap for the
Corvette who has clearly forgotten where his mirrors are , when exiting the
MG TF Crash 1998
Some MG action for you, a couple of clips of the old MG Metro turbo series, the first featuring David Leslie in
the dark blue car, then a clip of MG Maestro racing, and then onto the 1998
MG TF series. Sorry for the dodgy quality, bad reception at the time of
filming. 1999 season clips to follow, enjoy!
Ford Fiesta Crash 1994 1995
Ford Fiesta championships, much loved in the Uk scene since the car's
inception. I couple of old historic clips, then a few clips from the 1990
season including Norman Grimshaw's big roll at Thruxton. Then onto a full
1994 season, and a few races from the 1995 season. Some amazing incidents
here, one race at Brands is finished with the second-placed car backwards,
while another Brands incident sees a car tipping on its side before
righting istelf. Biggest shunt of the clip though is a huge roll at
Snetterton by Mark Russell, which I hope never repeats as there is now a
new bridge at the point the car violently leaves the circuit limit, driver
may not be so lucky making contact with that instead of a young tree.
British Rallycross Crash 1990 - 91
More Rallycross entertainment, from the 1990 and 1992 British series. Poor
Ian Sandwith in the "Green and White Mini Spares" livery mini, he always
seems to be in trouble, often quite serious.
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.