Steve Green

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shadowphax

Original Poster:

2 posts

19 months

Friday 2nd October 2020
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Just out of interest,does anybody know what happened to Steve Greens Cortina ?

T70RPM

414 posts

208 months

Friday 2nd October 2020
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He still has it

shadowphax

Original Poster:

2 posts

19 months

Friday 2nd October 2020
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ok,cheers mate

NitroWars

647 posts

183 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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shadowphax said:
ok,cheers mate
I understand it may make a return to the track...

Flying Phil

1,348 posts

117 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Here are two pics of Steve's Cortinas..
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notslopes

50 posts

14 months

Friday 23rd October 2020
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I remember these from back in the day

Transmitter Man

4,246 posts

196 months

Monday 13th September
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Both versions very nice. Was it still street legal with the narrowed rear axle as it looks like here? with the axles ratio I'd of hated to take it further than the local KFC.

Flying Phil

1,348 posts

117 months

Tuesday 14th September
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Certainly Steve's car was street legal in its original form - but later on, I think it was not used on the street, although nominally street legal for a while longer.


liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Thursday 16th September
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I seem to recall the bottom blue one pictured rolled in the shutdown of Santa Pod and was a write off

DangerousDerek

8,595 posts

192 months

Thursday 16th September
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liner33 said:
I seem to recall the bottom blue one pictured rolled in the shutdown of Santa Pod and was a write off
That was at Shakey. As i understand it a core plug popped out near the finish line dumping coolant under the car and it hooked right into the field. I have it on a RV8DRA video tape somewhere.

liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Thursday 16th September
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Wow old age I guess , could've sworn it was the Pod , I was there at the meet can't recall if I was racing or not

Flying Phil

1,348 posts

117 months

Thursday 16th September
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I too am sure that Steve's accident was at the Pod. It was a core plug that let coolant under the slick and he ended up in the field, after the finish line, on the spectator side.

liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Thursday 16th September
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I think we all remember the details but perhaps not the track smile

Also seem to recall that his seat broke as well and his legs ended up hanging out of the rear side window

ggdrew

204 posts

96 months

Thursday 16th September
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Such memories: It was a beaut of a car and still looks terrific now.
Coincided with starting to go the Pod as a student in the 80's with a 100E living near Beaconsfield and chugging cross country via Berkhamstead, Woburn, Leighton Buzzard, crossing the M1 @ J14 to Olney. I even cycled it 3 times with my tent - It was such a buzz.

Roman Knows

109 posts

150 months

Wednesday 22nd September
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DangerousDerek said:
That was at Shakey. As i understand it a core plug popped out near the finish line dumping coolant under the car and it hooked right into the field. I have it on a RV8DRA video tape somewhere.
It was Santa Pod, video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxC1M5zAVKY

liner33

9,086 posts

174 months

Wednesday 22nd September
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Roman Knows said:
It was Santa Pod, video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxC1M5zAVKY
Exactly as i remember it, glad the senility hasn't quite kicked in yet

DangerousDerek

8,595 posts

192 months

Wednesday 22nd September
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liner33 said:
Roman Knows said:
It was Santa Pod, video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxC1M5zAVKY
Exactly as i remember it, glad the senility hasn't quite kicked in yet
Pod, Shakey its all the same whistlegetmecoat