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dandarez

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Saturday 12th March 2011 quote quote all
h4887 said:
John, it's certainly the original one. I heard that Spadge had some involvement with it when Bamford brought it home, but I didn't know what. Also I've never heard of Gelscoe who apparently did the restoration.
There's an interesting post from former owner Roger Spiers on 10 tenths:
http://www.ten-tenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9...

Geoff
Yeah, I've seen Roger's post and I have just been on ten-tenths again, I rarely post on there but couldn't resist now!
I couldn't remember whose car it was, now I remember you've said Bamford.
Yes, it was at Spadge's when I was down at GH but not much had been done to the car then as it hadn't been there long. I supplied my G11 front screen as the template as nobody else has one (not surprisingly!). Got a bit worried when I heard GH stuff was moving up to Leeds but thankfully my screen is safe.

Can't believe they have fitted those Imp type plastic lights on the front.
I'd heard NWD was abroad and seemed to get really close through someone on here, and now nothing. Unless, they now perhaps realise what it is and don't want to sell? It was I believe red and had an 1800 (B?) engine. What else could it be? G21 I suppose.

dandarez

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geeeman said:
words used: 'chasing down'


but i like how the etype crops up in the still shot also smile
Ahh, memo to me. Read threads 'slower'!

Yes, that is nice how it crops up in the shot.

Just for interest, the Jaguar the G10 beat in 1965 (and I only realised when I published a book on the competition E-type era, and this actual Jag is on the cover, how's that for coincidence!) is the famous CUT 7.
Perhaps that is obvious, but I didn't know at the time of doing the Ginetta books. All I knew was it was a lightweight. But it was in fact the first car, actually Protheroe's GT Coupe, as it was known by those who worked on it at Browns Lane, and was known as 'Lightweight Phase 1'. It is the first, and only, Lightweight Phase 1, GT Coupe'. And nobody can argue differently because the information comes from the horse's mouth, Peter D Wilson who worked on the car in the Competition Dept at the time. It was later specced up to Lightweight Phase 3 when Protheroe bought it in 1963. When, later, Robbie Gordon got the car it was registered 738 EUT. So effectively the G10 beat CUT 7.


dandarez

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Sunday 13th March 2011 quote quote all
geeeman said:
Yes, so the g4 will run in the up to 2 litre Race. Sounds good, and should be competitive as you say

Just spotted this pic taken at testing Donington... Which G10 is this??

Where did you find this pic geeman?

Surreal... is about the right word! To have a 'lightweight' Jag in the pic as well.

Do you have the registration of this Jag? The olive green colour looks the same as CUT 7 (which was the original phase 1 GT Coupe) which was at Goodwood Revival in 2000. I have a complete list of all the lightweights and it would be interesting to see which one it is in the pic with the red G10.

Edited by dandarez on Sunday 13th March 11:55

geeeman

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found it on the motorsport photography website
http://surrealillusions.photoshelter.com/gallery/D...

scroll down to see couple shots of the G10


Have no idea about the Jag, but when ive seen cut7 in the past it has been wearing its reg and is silver colour? this was at goodwood 07:



dandarez

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Monday 14th March 2011 quote quote all
Hah, car colour olive green could be me mistaken - it 'looks' olive green in the pic on my cover (this was taken in 2000) but as you rightly indicate could be silver - does sort of look silvery now.



Nonetheless, the Gordon car I believe was CUT 7, (CUT 7 was the first so-called lightweight but was known in Browns Lane as the GT Coupe prototype before modified to Lightweight spec and sold to Protheroe in mid 1963, before he sold it to Gordon in 1965 (obviously without the plate).

I'll have to check it out with Peter Wilson again to make sure I'm right!

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JTeb

122 posts

58 months

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Wednesday 16th March 2011 quote quote all
There's a half page feature on the No.82 G10 on page 13 of this weeks Motorsport News. I can scan it in if anyone's interested.

h4887

224 posts

126 months

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Wednesday 16th March 2011 quote quote all
Go on then. We'll see how many mistakes we can find in it...laugh

JTeb

122 posts

58 months

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Wednesday 16th March 2011 quote quote all
Anoraks at the ready!


geeeman

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Wednesday 16th March 2011 quote quote all
so what series wil it be racing in?

Attenig

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44 months

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Wednesday 16th March 2011 quote quote all

I'm not sure that this is the only G10 out there racing - I saw this car racing at Brands in 2005 but I understand it's a G10/11


dandarez

5,755 posts

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Thursday 17th March 2011 quote quote all
JTeb said:
Anoraks at the ready!

I got that yesterday, there is also a small piece in Autosport. All good news for Ginetta fans.

Apparently going to get some outings to see how it goes in Gentleman Driver events/races. Says it should beat Cobras. It's Lightweight low-drag E-types it should be beating, just like the old days! Especially in the 50th anniversary of the E-type.
Article also says car has been completely restored... well, PLEASE change those front indicators and sidelights. They are quite simply wrong!

The original G10 (race car) didn't have a hardtop, it had and raced with a soft top (B). However, it does look so much better with the hardtop and one-off screen. Dennis, GOC gen sec reckons driver will boil in the car with hardtop. Perhaps if I hadn't lent my screen it would be out there with a soft top.;)

Also the original car ran on 4-spoke lightweight magnesium Ginetta-designed wheels, the same design as used on the G8 and G4, but they are a tad difficult to come by.

geeeman

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Thursday 17th March 2011 quote quote all
but any idea what 'gentleman driver/races' means??


Roger Spiers

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43 months

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Saturday 19th March 2011 quote quote all
Reference G10 No. 001, formerly registered in the UK as EPP989B and earlier as 4ROD. Those interested may now view photos of the car that were taken in 1989 on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/60795606@N06//

dagboy

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43 months

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Sunday 20th March 2011 quote quote all
Hi Attenig.
The car you saw at Brands Hatch was a RM 11. Built in 1973 by Russell Maddern.

Chunkychucky

4,095 posts

55 months

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Wednesday 23rd March 2011 quote quote all
geeeman said:
but any idea what 'gentleman driver/races' means??
The Top Hat Masters-run series, Gentleman Drivers I believe it is probably referring to.

geeeman

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Tuesday 5th April 2011 quote quote all
Any Ginettas planning to do this sprint..?

http://www.motorsportatthepalace.co.uk/competitors...

it clashes with prescott weekend

Ive seen period pics of G12s tearing around the crystal palace track

i think it re-opened last year for the first time since its closure. Should be fun in the G4

geeeman

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geeeman

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Wednesday 4th May 2011 quote quote all
pre '63 GT race at the recent donington historic festival
G4 of winchester/mallard 1st in class 6th overall, beating all the etypes , and ferrari 250s

http://www.hscc.org.uk/resources/Donington%20Histo...

couldnt find a pic, but its this G4:
http://www.motorsport-imagery.com/p1026223130/h274...

geeeman

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
good start to the season

Ginetta G16 of Dodd/Dodd winning Guards Trophy at Donington.
And Ginetta G4 Justin murphy 3rd in Historic roadsports race

http://www.hscc.org.uk/resources/Results%20Doningt...

Carnage

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118 months

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Saturday 24th March 2012 quote quote all
And I'll be out with my Ginetta G18B with HSCC at Cadwell - the Ginetta's are taking over!


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