Racing Sports Cars

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Re: Racing Sports Cars

Post by zahistorics » Wed 07 May 2008, 01:43

Eric Brockhaven built Lolettes, and later Lolette beach buggies.

All explained by Jannie van Aswegen here: http://forums.autosport.com/showthread. ... ost1806735

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Post by zahistorics » Wed 07 May 2008, 01:54

Steve Mellet campained a LDS-Alfa Romeo in the 1964 F1 season, later on in the 60s he drove various sports cars.

He built two Mirages, not to be confused with the European cars of the same name. Read more here:http://forums.autosport.com/showthread. ... adid=47108 (there a good photo there too)

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Re: Racing Sports Cars

Post by Killarney Racer » Wed 07 May 2008, 10:44

Sadly Mellet's Mirage did not make a huge impact as it seemed really unreliable and most races it never saw the chequered flag. It looked good, ram tubes and all but I don't remember it being on the scene for long. So what happened to it?

I don't remember his first version of the Mirage - maybe a bit too young then...

John do you contribute to the Atlas F1 forum?

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Re: Racing Sports Cars

Post by zahistorics » Fri 09 May 2008, 01:23

I mostly lurk on Atlas - those okes are older and wiser than me. Have made a post or two. Interesting stuff there, especially in TNF, but it takes a lot of diging to find. it

Don't know what happened to the Mirage. I'll ask Jannie next time I email him.

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Re: Racing Sports Cars

Post by Killarney Racer » Fri 09 May 2008, 09:29

Just to continue on the TNF forum John, I am always astounded by the knowledge some of those blokes have. One wonders if some of them were born in cars. I mean here (AMC) we have quite a lot of accumulated knowledge. But it seems absolutely nothing stumps these guys. I have often thought of sending in a really obscure question to see it anyone knows the answer.

For those who don't know what I am referring to

http://forums.autosport.com/

and then select the forum that interests you. For the oldies go the The Nostalgia Forum

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Re: Racing Sports Cars

Post by Hi-Fi » Fri 09 May 2008, 15:38

I missed out on the posts about Brockhoven and Mellet.

Here are some pics...........

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Re: Racing Sports Cars

Post by Mathew » Thu 14 Aug 2008, 20:00

Was SPAM - so deleted by John

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Re: Racing Sports Cars

Post by Hi-Fi » Fri 15 Aug 2008, 20:32

What was spam?

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Mathew wrote:Was SPAM - so deleted by John
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Re: Racing Sports Cars

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