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Post by chrisgallacher » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:36 pm

Here's a clearer rear view of 876 HWD - I think the filler cap location clinches it:
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Post by andrewcollins » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:44 pm

Just dug out this from Slice 61 ... hope it's readable. There are more photos one of the captions of which says Terry Cox was driving 648GUE
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:02 pm

With due acknowledgement of copyright to RSSOC, Slice, and the original Author(s), this is the second page of photos that Andrew refers to:
648GUE is the third photo. Comparing it with the other photo, there are a number of differences - bonnet/scuttle vents, mirror, number roundel/square, not to mention the other features that we've already mentioned, so that's still a bit of a mystery?
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Post by Sabreite » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:17 pm

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Seeing Andrews copy of the sprint report in Slice 61 got me looking at my issue. The follow on article explains how the RSSOC Goodwood sprint started, I have scanned it as those who are not lucky enough to have back Slice issues may be interested in how it all began. The Surrey Sabres line up from left to right are Geoff Coopers Sabre 4 DKL 779C recently (at the time) purchased from my father, Sabre six AKK 45B before the red bonnet and 7947 WD long nosed bonnet show car. As mentioned in a earlier post on this thread, 42 ENX had not yet been restored, it was started at the beginning of 1982 see Slice 65 page 21. Jo Devlins Sabre had a vinyl roof because he had rolled the car at a race meeting, then spent the rest of the day collecting the bits of fiberglass to stick back together. The vinyl roof was added to camouflage the repair, I am sure John Devlin can add more details.
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Post by heathsabre » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:50 pm

Thanks John for the reminder of the club’s excellent sporting history. My first event was the RSSOC/Surrey Sporting Goodwood sprint, but some years later in 1990. A daunting, but very enjoyable, experience. I was bitten by the bug and, with Jaki, enjoyed a further ten or so years of sprinting and hill climbing.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:44 pm

Hi John, all this historical detail is fascinating I think, thanks for that. And talking of AKK45B, fast forward a few years, and here it is in 1986, in action at Goodwood again, this time with the red nose! :)

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Post by Sabreite » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:48 pm

Thanks for the photos Roger, I have not seen them before, that was a lot younger me driving! Do you remember what the event was (I cant) as there is no number on the car so presumably it was not a sprint event, also a rare occasion its not raining!! Hope to have AKK on the road again this year(I have been saying that for the last 5 years :shock: :roll: :D ) John



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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:34 pm

The event, I believe, was the RSSOC/SSMC Equinox Sprint in March '86 (that presumably accounts for the fact that the marshals look well wrapped-up, although the sun is shining?). About the number, that's a good question. I'd missed the fact that you apparently don't have a number. All the other cars in the set of photos do, and looking at the photo again, I wonder if I can just see something on the driver's door? Maybe the LHS one had peeled off in the cold and the slipstream, but they didn't worry as long as there was one on the timekeeper's side of the car? Geoff Cooper's results archive on the forum does show you to be number 10. I'll look forward to seeing the car out and about again :)

Here's Tony Penfold from the same event, in his Coupe (WPL349G) in which I think he went on to win the club championship that year? Laying the foundations for a what has been very successful career for that particular car, in other hands (and other colours) :D
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Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:36 am

Posted on photobucket by Nigel Hand - probably early 90s but I thought this was the best place for them :D
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