ROVER V8 RACE CAR

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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by henryk » Fri 14 Mar 2008, 15:11

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The chap who raced the automatic Rover 3500 (old shape) with auto box was Robert MacArthur. Does it ring a bell?
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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by Killarney Racer » Fri 14 Mar 2008, 15:18

That's the guy - I have been wracking my brains!

Along similar visual lines, there was a chap Cameron who raced a Truimph 2500PI, also white.

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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by Hi-Fi » Fri 14 Mar 2008, 17:28

Remember Owen Ashley in the copper coloured Triumph 2.5 PI? Hell that must have in about 1968.

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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by v8supercar » Wed 14 Jul 2010, 11:37

Nice post….. Gr8 cars….. These are really nice photos….. It’s really for the first time that I am looking at the close-up’s of this cool car……..thanks
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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by Doug Hirkham » Wed 14 Jul 2010, 12:36

What would we do without the AMC forum to keep us up to date - I didn't even know that Paddy O'S was no longer with us. Knew him from the days when he was still a Volvo fanatic. Des Ashurst tells me that he had a brain tumour, and within 6 months he was gone.

Talking about keeping up to date - you ou's from up-country must help us backward mense in the 'Kaap" - keep us informed!!

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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by Gunter » Wed 14 Jul 2010, 16:47

Yes, and that beautiful,wonderful,sexy,amazing,original,authentic,unmolestered,genuine factory built original ex O'Sullivan race Rover, now lives in Cape Town with its new very very very happy owner :D :D :D
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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by Twisted » Wed 14 Jul 2010, 17:13

Gunter wrote:Yes, and that beautiful,wonderful,sexy,amazing,original,authentic,unmolestered,genuine factory built original ex O'Sullivan race Rover, now lives in Cape Town with its new very very very happy owner :D :D :D
Gunter you lucky devil!! :twisted: :D :D :D Congrats!!!
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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by Gavin RS » Thu 15 Jul 2010, 10:19

Yip Gunter is certainly very lucky to have a piece of History like that,
I think the car is too nice to race all the time but it would be awsome to see it hear it at the Piper Days or 1 or 2 other historic events. It could even be used as a pace car for a big historic event. If anyone can ever remember that cars engine sound at the old kyalami there is still nothing even today that sounds as awsome as that old Rover sounded.

I would love to do my car as a replica of that car but I dont think it would be right to have a replica.

I have followed that car since it came to SA. Funnily enough when I did my first ever driving instruction course at the REAL old Kyalami in 1987 Dick Sorenson was racing the O'Sullivan Rover at the time, it was painted red then and who did I get as my instructor for the day?? none other than Dick Sorenson and I happened to be driving a Rover SDE auto at the time and this was the car we used for the day. The other instructors ripped him off due to him picking the student with a Rover, he he, was an awsome day to say the least.

Gunter, just a matter of interest. I managed to get a copy of the original 1984 FIA homologation papers on the Rover Group A for the roll cage specifications of the time,. I am going to do my cars cage as per those specs.

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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by MFG Motorsport » Wed 28 Dec 2011, 13:14

Does anybody know which one of these two Rovers was Deon de Waal's, and who drove the other one?
If I remember correctly it was the number 13 car.
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Re: ROVER V8 RACE CAR

Post by Gunter » Wed 28 Dec 2011, 17:58

No, ther way around - the #44 Rover was Deon De Waal's , the other Rover #13, was Ray Brookes from East London's car.....both had 350 Chevies in them

Not sure if you know, but that specific pic was taken at the Tony Rust racetrack in Windhoek,Namibia

any other questions? :D
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