snetterton JULY 1973.

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snetterton JULY 1973.

Postby phil green » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:25 pm

Arguably the most competitive days of Formula 750 ever, the early to mid 1970s full and over subscribed grids. Robin smyth is in the lead with the supercharged Warren, close behind Mike street, John Giles, John Richardson, and Tim Green. Further back is Ian Bates i think, followed by that fantastic wet weather senna like driver, the brilliant Stuart Gerrell. This is last year before the 750 engine was introduced one noticeable absence is that of a certain David Newman, the previous years champion i.e 1972, he had taken a year out to build that superb, all conquering semi monocoque DNC MK5 with a 750 engine.
i was just a 10 year old kid but my memories are vivid of the wheel to wheel banging of Newman and Mike street, in my opinion the best two 750 drivers ever.
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Re: snetterton JULY 1973.

Postby pbove » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:21 am

Great picture, thanks for sharing it. I was looking at the Warren in the paddock last year, what an interesting car!
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Re: snetterton JULY 1973.

Postby dopdog » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:40 pm

I think thats the Tim Green, Time car that I run at the moment and still going strong.
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Re: snetterton JULY 1973.

Postby phil green » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:24 pm

[quote="dopdog"]I think thats the Tim Green, Time car that I run at the moment and still going strong.[/qu
Could well be, thats my dad, i spent many hours helping him prepare that car, he would get me out of bed to help him still in my pj's he was fastidious to preparation and detail, that car handled like a dream but he could never afford to build a really quick engine. Even so he still won lots of races, nice to know its still racing.
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Re: snetterton JULY 1973.

Postby dopdog » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 pm

phil green wrote:
dopdog wrote:I think thats the Tim Green, Time car that I run at the moment and still going strong.[/qu
Could well be, thats my dad, i spent many hours helping him prepare that car, he would get me out of bed to help him still in my pj's he was fastidious to preparation and detail, that car handled like a dream but he could never afford to build a really quick engine. Even so he still won lots of races, nice to know its still racing.


Hi Phil,
I can confirm it does handle like a dream, the car just goes where ever you point it and is a credit to your dads design. I certainly does work well, I love driving it.

Regards
Simon
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Re: snetterton JULY 1973.

Postby GregSwan » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:27 pm

Great photo! Richard Scott told me built the chassis for the Times, based on the Centaur but incorporating Tim’s front suspension geometry... still works really well on Simon’s car.
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