I have an idea......................

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Re: I have an idea......................

Postby geofff » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:38 am

Either I'm being particularly thick (I'm about as subtle as a brick so it's a strong possibility) or that's very esoterical humour Peter.

Do all these cups have a ranking at the annual awards ceremony? Given the nature of the series I'd think the Bill Cowley (Snr) Trophy would be the one to aspire too.

It's also the one I'm least likely to get near to since I've put my name down for a Falcon.

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Re: I have an idea......................

Postby suebmick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:46 am

Lovely pic Dave.
For those who don't know, the "candlestick" (loved by Mr Simpson) is the Bill Cowley trophy
The Reliant ring gear & the A7 crankshaft (Goodacre trophy) are the Championship trophies. They are the ones that link us with the Historic Formula and, although bulky (!), are the 750F history in a nutshell!
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Re: I have an idea......................

Postby suebmick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:51 pm

And well done Richard Jenkins....you have a trophy to collect!
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Re: I have an idea......................

Postby Gloves » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:29 pm

Here are a couple of pictures of the Reliant and Goodacre trophies. It looks like at some point between 2009 and 2018 the top of the Goodacre trophy has disapeared, i thought it looked a bit strange when i collected it!
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Re: I have an idea......................

Postby suebmick » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:19 am

Right....The Bill Cowley Trophy (& that is Bill Cowley Snr, our Bill's grandfather & Nige's dad)

Awarded to the driver who is highest placed in a car of his own design & build

1977 John Giles
1978 Bob Simpson
1979 John Giles
1980 Bob Simpson/C Hague
1981 C Hague
1982 Mick Harris
1983 Mick Harris
1984 Simon Fry
1985 Bob Simpson
1986 Bob Simpson
1987 Dick Harvey
1988 Mick Harris
1989 Mick Harris
1990 Mick Harris
1991 missing
1992 P Myatt
1993 Mick Harris
1994 Mick Harris
1995 Mick Harris
1996 Mick Harris
1997 Mick Harris
1998 Bob Simpson
1999 Mick Harris
2000 Bob Simpson
2001 Bob Simpson
2002 Mick Harris
2003 Bob Simpson
2004 Mick Harris
2005 Mick Harris
2006 Bob Simpson
2007 Mick Harris
2008 Dave Robson
2009 Dave Robson
2010 Bob Simpson
2011 Mick Harris
2012 Dave Robson
2013 Chris Gough
2014 Chris Gough
2015 Chris Gough
2016 Bob Simpson
2017 Bob Simpson
2018 Chris Gough
2019 Bob Simpson

Tally
Mick Harris 16
Bob Simpson 13
Chris Gough 4
Dave Robson 3
C Hague 2
J Giles 2
Simon Fry 1
Dick Harvey 1
P Myatt 1
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Re: I have an idea......................

Postby suebmick » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:33 am

The Jeff Ward trophy, awarded to the Highest Placed Non Race-winner

1965 John Bures
1966 Ian Bates
1967 Don Cooper
1968 David Childs
1969 Stuart Gerrell
1970 Ian bates
1971 Peter Ingham
1972 Ian bates
1973 John Giles
1974 Lyn Evans
1975 Chris Hague
1976 Lyn Evans
1977 Simon Fry
1978 R Stephens
1979 Mark Storer
1980 Bob Simpson
1981 Peter Woodcock
1982 Keith Cooper
1983 Dick Harvey
1984 Ernie Frost
1985 Garry Dobbin
1986 Richard Crossman
1987 Bob Simpson
1988 Philip Myatt
1989 Alan Avery
1990 John Morris
1991 Phil Shepherd
1992 Bob Simpson
1993 Chris Gough
1994 Chris Gough
1995 Bob Couchman
1996 Bob Simpson
1997 Bob Simpson
1998 Peter Bove
1999 Peter Sleight
2000 Peter Bove
2001 Paul Morris
2002 Paul Morris
2003 Will Johnson
2004 Roger Rowe
2005 Martin Kemp
2006 Martin Kemp
2007 Bob Simpson
2008 Rod Hill
2009 Chris Gough
2010 Peter Bove
2011 Bob Simpson
2012 Bob Simpson
2013 Chris Gough
2014 Chris Gough
2015 Chris Gough
2016 Peter Bove
2017 Mark Glover
2018 Chris Gough
2019 Bill Rutter

Tally (of more than once)
Bob Simpson 8
Chris Gough 7
Peter Bove 4
Martin Kemp 2
Ian Bates 2
Paul Morris 2
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Re: I have an idea......................

Postby suebmick » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:37 am

And, as it happens, at a local autojumble last weekend, we found this book....

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It shows Lyn Evans's car in the front ....the winner of the Jeff Ward trophy in '74 & '76
That car is still running in the capable hands of Trefor Slatter in the "historic" 750 Series
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Re: I have an idea......................

Postby Martin Kemp » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:32 am

I have that book too. I bought it towards the end of the last century when I was researching which would be the best formula to start racing in. I was delighted to find the 750 Formula was still going. I had first heard about the formula through our Vet, Holland Birkett, about the same time I saw Jim Clark win the British Grand Prix at my home circuit, Brands Hatch.

I think there is a picture of the author's wife and " her motor racing dog". All very 70's

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