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Post  CDM on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:31 pm

Photos of the model displays being sorted out now

More soonish...

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Post  Hampton Caught on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:35 pm

Come on Chris, get your finger out!!! lol!

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Post  CDM on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:04 pm

Sorry just watching Man City being stuffed by Barcelona tee hee..

Here goes...

Race Retro 2012 South Hants Model Auto Club displays

Dave Cox Tribute to Richard Burns



Here with his good friend Dave Richards!!



Chris Derbyshire Group B rally some of the less well known colours and cars



Chris Derbyshire Plastic Fantastic display with kits from Tamiya, Hasegawa, Esci plus some modifications



Steve Nottage innovative and very different Retro Rallycross display ALL are one off creations



Paul Harrison 1:18th scale Le Mans winners







Mick Haven Aussie Motorsport and V8 (taken through glass top hence spotlights!!)





The whole stand taken from the balcony – Dave C bottom row on the right, Steve N next row on the right, next row Paul with David Brabham and Mick


Friday - We had visits from all the top stars, Jim Porter and Fred Gallagher testing Dave C’s rally knowledge was the highlight, later Dave Richards called in





Saturday Dave C and myself had a few runs out on the Rally Stage with Jeff Williamson, Steve N here with Jeff on Sunday. I also got a run out with Ben Llewellin in the Ex Jimmy McRae Sierra



Win Percy made numerous visits over the weekend, then on Sunday Ari Vatanen called in and Steve N had lengthy conversations with Bill Price (ex BMC Comp manager).

Phew I think that was everyone I can remember.

The show might not have looked at its best, but like anything you get out of life what you put into it. We had a very good time.

Finally I must say a big thanks to all those who helped but the SHMAC stand together Paul & Mick and in particularly Dave C and Steve N from this forum. As I mentioned before Dave was a star promoting this forum at every opportunity and sharing his knowledge with many, particularly with Fred Gallagher!!

Thank you to all who came to say hello, it make it feel worth doing

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Hope all the clips work out correct here!!

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Post  Hampton Caught on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:29 pm

Fantastic, Chris, very well done on the photos and comments! cheers

It's a day that will stick with me for a very long time, I'm certain.

It was terrific to see Dave's display of Burnsie's cars and your two display cabinets of Group B and larger, plastic rally car kits. I always enjoy seeing the split Mini model too, especially as I've seen it several times in real life too! sunny Glad to see my display didn't let the side down - there will be more models in it another time, of that there is no doubt. Very Happy

Must get some suitable photos sorted to decorate the sides of the cabinet and work out a neat, clear and attractive label format too.

Can't wait for the next one!! king

Cheers Steve
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Post  Simon6R4 on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:11 pm

Some great pictures Chris. The displays were really top notch, great to see the variety in each theme displayed and some excellent models. Well done guys excellent display.
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Post  Zeus on Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:59 am

Speed hunters fame, plus a forum link: http://www.speedhunters.com/2015/02/speeding-past-at-race-retro/
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Post  Simon6R4 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:02 am

Zeus wrote:Speed hunters fame, plus a forum link: http://www.speedhunters.com/2015/02/speeding-past-at-race-retro/

Great article, and really nice to see you mentioned and pics of yours' and Steves' displays as well cheers
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Post  reeft1 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:41 pm

Agree with Simon - great article, great collections gents. That's your Andy Warhol 15 minutes of fame right there.
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:43 pm

Simon6R4 wrote:
Zeus wrote:Speed hunters fame, plus a forum link: http://www.speedhunters.com/2015/02/speeding-past-at-race-retro/

Great article, and really nice to see you mentioned and pics of yours' and Steves' displays as well cheers

Absolutely, Simon.

Just a shame the photo was taken before your Panasonic 6R4 arrived in the display. Not to worry, it will be out and about next time I have my rallycross cars on display! Very Happy

Chuffed to pieces that the displays got such great coverage and a link to the Forum is a wonderful bonus! Well done Chris and Dave for making that all happen. cheers

Cheers, Steve
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:46 pm

reeft1 wrote:Agree with Simon - great article, great collections gents. That's your Andy Warhol 15 minutes of fame right there.

First time I've been face to face with an RS1700T, Paul. Thought of you as soon as I saw it there in it's shiney glory.

I've taken the executive decision to make a mould of the next XR3i I modify to create the wide wheel-arched rallycross Escorts as driven by Martin Shanche, John Smith, John Welch and others. I appreciate the wheelarches and side mouldings will be wrong for your favoured car, Paul, but tought you might be interested!

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Post  reeft1 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:18 pm

Steve - no need to apologise!!!!! - any chance of an model of martin and johns gartrac/xtrac escorts being made for sale (pretty please)????
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Post  143models.com on Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:26 pm

That display looks amazing
Love the rallycross one its just brilliant cheers
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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:20 pm

Shucks, thanks guys! Embarassed

Last autumn, I was fortunate enough to be invited to take some photographs (Ok, lots of photographs) of Martin Schanche's XTrac Escort by its current owner and custodian, Mike Endean, Mr Xtrac himself!

The car has been restored to the same spec and condition that Martin ran it in with the odd modern modification (it had a sequential box at the time as it was about to go to the Brighton Speed Trials where Mike was competing a day or two later) but the original box was sitting in the workshop.

I asked about the significance of the white gear knobs, as John Welch's car had one too. Apparently, they used to rustle them up in the workshop and they had a suitable white plastic, so that was that! Unlike the rest of the car, it wasn't a deeply thought out and considered engineering decision!! geek

The car even had the original Ogre cuddly toy attached to the roll cage by the A Pillar which Martin had attached as a good luck charm. Thankfully, John Smith, Barry Squibb and Mike had kept it there, so when I come to make a model of the car, it will be in the interior. sunny

I know from making the Ray Morgan Mk3 Escort (which took a LONG time to build), that I won't be able to make odels for anyone else (unless things change at work - meaning I don't have any!!) but with a model made in resin with the appropriately flared wheelarches, it should be straight-forward for someone to rustle them up. I'll aim to get a suitable donor body sorted in the coming weeks.

Thanks guys, Steve

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Post  newt5550 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:44 pm

Awesome displays lads. A credit to all those involved and big credit to Steve for all them one off builds Cool
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Post  newt5550 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:45 pm

reeft1 wrote:Steve - no need to apologise!!!!! - any chance of an model of martin and johns gartrac/xtrac escorts being made for sale (pretty please)????


Would love one of Welch's to be done Wink
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Post  newt5550 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:49 pm

Simon6R4 wrote:
Zeus wrote:Speed hunters fame, plus a forum link: http://www.speedhunters.com/2015/02/speeding-past-at-race-retro/

Great article, and really nice to see you mentioned and pics of yours' and Steves' displays as well cheers


Totally agree Cool
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Post  reeft1 on Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:53 pm

Form an orderly queue Chris. Im planning on buying Steve a large sweet sherry and pineapple and taking advantage of his good nature. 2x welch xtrac moulds and sets of decals Steve. And pls get a shift on with Mr Rallycross's mk2 krups escort. Im not normally a patient man. Razz

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Post  newt5550 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:24 pm

reeft1 wrote:Form an orderly queue Chris. Im planning on buying Steve a large sweet sherry and pineapple and taking advantage of his good nature. 2x welch xtrac moulds and sets of decals Steve. And pls get a shift on with Mr Rallycross's mk2 krups escort. Im not normally a patient man.  Razz

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Stood right behind you patiently waiting bounce
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Post  burnsy471 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:44 pm

Just wanted to add my congratulations to everyone involved in the displays over the weekend. They were amazing, and I particularly loved the rallycross display. Nice one Steve! You mentioned having a Capri to make, is that going to be a Tony Proctor one? Would certainly bring back some great memories.

Chris and Dave, it was good to finally meet you and be able to put faces to names. I'm planning to get to the World RX at Lydden again this year, so hopefully you'll be able to have your display open to the general public (me!) this time. I'm sure you'd get loads of interest.

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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:12 pm

Hi Mark,

Many thanks for your comments. Embarassed

The Capri I'm making (got as far as stripping the body) is the 4x4 works Capri driven by a certain Roger Clark in 1971. Whilst at Race retro, I bought a mark 1 Corgi Capri and it was only when I got home and compared it with the photographs I'm using for reference did I realise the Corgi car is the same car!! Back then it was quite normal to rally and rallycross in the same car, hence my model of Stan Clark's Mk1 Escort has bumpers, number plates and even driving light on the grille!! Bizarre!

I remember well Tony Proctor's Capri. What a beast (the car, not him! Laughing ). He had terrible trouble with it. There was too much power for the rest of the car. I recall him having to replace the clutch only for the propshaft to snap or the differential to give up. The problems get progressing down the transmission! I may got to do that in time, but the rate I'm going, it might be 10 years from now!!

I'm hoping to have a display again at the World Rallycross round at Lydden. If so, I won't know until much nearer the time as to where it will be. I'll keep you posted!

Cheers, Steve
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Post  reeft1 on Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:10 pm

Steve - i would be fascinated to see how the Roger Clark 4x4 Capri turns out - i'd love one of those in my collection. Your sudden interest in all things blue oval is music to my ears Very Happy
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Post  Sal on Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:40 pm

One of the first Corgi cars I bought with my pocket money was the Clark rallycross Capri! Although from the pics I've subsequently seen of the real car in action the model represented the car before it moved a wheel in anger as looks pretty beaten up! Think there were at least 2 cars and they were 4wd unless age is fogging my memory..

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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:02 pm

PAUL! affraid Keep it quiet, fella! Don't want everyone knowing about my sudden and uncharacteristic weakening! jocolor Besides, I'm not weakening towards all things Ford, just balancing my display of rallycross competitors and their motors! That's all!! sunny

As it turns out, the Corgi car isn't bad as a donor vehicle - now there's a surprise! scratch The wheels are one of the obvious areas to change and whilst the car ran with headlamps in rallies, for rallycross duties, the lights were removed and blanked off, which is what I'm currently doing.

In case you're thinking I've jumped ship and abandoned my BL roots (err, that isn't going to happen! Evil or Very Mad Ever!), I've also been working on a works Morris 1300 rallycross car. I'm creating the car that Paddy Hopkirk rallycrossed at Lydden in 1969.

I guess it's only a matter of time before a Mk2 joins the display! Horror of horrors! Rolling Eyes

Chris, there were three 4x4 works Capris rallycrossing in the UK whilst there were others campaigning in Europe and beyond. Some ended up upside down in Australia and others in the U.S. of Americaland. Relax, Chris, your memory is behaving itself and hasn't let you down!!

Cheers guys, Steve
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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:03 pm

Reading the post again, I think my Geography may be letting me down - or maybe it's just lost a fight with my sense of humour!!!!!  lol!

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Post  Hampton Caught on Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:21 pm

The Corgi Capri mk 1 is now in primer, having made a few modifications to improve the body.

The doors no longer open but they now line up with the surrounding body work, which is more important for me. None of the rest of my models have open parts... unless oyu drop them! Rolling Eyes

The casting on the bonnet's leading edge was surprisingly poor with excess metal on it, and the rear edge of the roofline was similarly bad.

The Morris 1300 rallycross car is progressing, having re-resprayed it last night Shocked . I've got some additional photos of the front and rear of the car, so it will be exactly as Paddy Hopkirk drove it at Lydden Hill, February 1969. Oh yes!!

I'll have to get some photos sorted!!

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