WANTED! : 1978 Mopar Manx Rally

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WANTED! : 1978 Mopar Manx Rally

Post  Cowley on Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:09 am

Does anybody have any photo reference for the door & bonnet / boot event plates for the 1978 Mopar Manx International Rally, please?

Many thanks.
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Post  CDM on Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:52 pm

Dave
I have the programme from the 1979 Manx Rally which has photos from the 1978 event.
The photos are poor quality and not that clear.
But the text is

MOPAR MANX
INTERNATIONAL MANX TROPHY RALLY
1
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
FOR ALL MAKES OF CAR

Line 1 text is Black
Line 2 text is Mopar Green colour

Line 4 text is black
Line 5 text is Black

There is a thin yellow and green stripe all the way around the outside.
NOTE the shape at the top is NOT square.
Hope this helps you along.
If you are doing these door and rally plates I would like some unnumbered ones please!!

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Post  Cowley on Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:46 am

That's brilliant, Chris! affraid

I thought the saying was "A picture paints a thousand words"...      ...not the other way around? Rolling Eyes

I have seen some poor quality photos of the door plates, but couldn't make out all of the text. So I have a rough reference of what it should look like, as well as now having also the detail of the words upon it.

I don't suppose you have any photos of the bonnet / boot plates do you mate?
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Post  CDM on Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:40 am

Dave

Sadly the photos in the programme are of pretty poor quality.

None show the bonnet plate in detail.

I wiill keep looking.

Someone really needs to do a good book on the history of the Manx Rally

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Post  Cowley on Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:44 am

No problems mate - I too will keep looking, and might even drop 'our friend' Brian an email to see if he has any reference for the rally plate. Wink

What about that Manx Anniversary softback book, is there nothing in there either? I have a copy of course, but it is not just easy to hand. Rolling Eyes

A Manx book?... ...well, there's a hint for you to take on the task if ever I heard one! bounce
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Post  CDM on Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:21 pm

Dave

The Doug Baird 25 years of the Manx history has a 2 page report on the 1978 event. Side on photo of Car 5 & 8

I guess its car 5 you are after and this just has a white rectangle with the number 5 with nothing else on it. So dead easy.

It does not show the bonnet plate

Manx Rally book....if only I had the time to. I will do it if you do one on 6R4sssss!!!!

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Post  Cowley on Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:46 pm

Sorry for the delayed response, CD.

It isn't actually the #5 car - much to your surprise, I'm sure. Rolling Eyes

I have enough reference for the 1978 event rally plates and door squares now, thank you.

A 6R4 book? I don't even have time to type...

"MG METRO 6R4
- The Sex, Lies and Videotape of Britain's WRC Challenger"

by David Sims

...never mind write the book!
lol!
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Post  CDM on Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:25 pm

...cripes I had no idea the history was that involved...tell us more....!!!

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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:44 am

MY RENDERING OF THE 79 PLATE:

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