Racing Fiats

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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by Gunter » Sat 07 Jun 2008, 08:25

KR.....when i was in OZ a few weeks ago i saw Errol Shearsby, he has been working for Revolution Racegear ever since he moved to Australia when George Santana moved over and started Revolution 20+ years ago.
Errol says the only thing he races now is bicycles!
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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by sidedraught » Tue 15 Apr 2014, 10:46

Sorry for bring up an old topic, but as you guys know I am a FIAT guy and still exploring the forum.

My father actually races a FIAT 131 in historic touring cars.

Here is a foto of him at Zwartkops.
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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by Johann65 » Tue 15 Apr 2014, 13:23

What happened to Louis Cloete from Port Elizabeth? I was in Std 10 with his elder brother and he in Std 8!! ;) Makes him in the late 68's! ;)
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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by sidedraught » Tue 15 Apr 2014, 13:37

Johann65 wrote:What happened to Louis Cloete from Port Elizabeth? I was in Std 10 with his elder brother and he in Std 8!! ;) Makes him in the late 68's! ;)
Louis Cloete and his son race very fast VW Beetles in the same series my father races in.

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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by Johann65 » Tue 15 Apr 2014, 13:57

sidedraught wrote:
Johann65 wrote:What happened to Louis Cloete from Port Elizabeth? I was in Std 10 with his elder brother and he in Std 8!! ;) Makes him in the late 68's! ;)
Louis Cloete and his son race very fast VW Beetles in the same series my father races in.
That is great to hear!! Wondered if it was the same Cloete!! I don't think he will remember me!
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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by sidedraught » Wed 16 Apr 2014, 11:09

Found this pic of Errol Shearsby in his FIAT 132.
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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by gordini » Wed 16 Apr 2014, 12:37

I think Errol used to race a 125 Scorpian as well...was red if i remember well :idea:
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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by sidedraught » Wed 16 Apr 2014, 13:54

gordini wrote:I think Errol used to race a 125 Scorpian as well...was red if i remember well :idea:
He did yes, it was John Conchie's old car.
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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by Scorpionman » Fri 18 Apr 2014, 20:15

Thank you for the pic of Errol's 132. Only pic I had was a small black and white picture from the race programme of 6 Nov 1976 Wynn's 1000 race at Kyalami

Wonder what happened to the car? Would like to built a replica of that car, since I got a spare Elita at home.
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Re: Racing Fiats

Post by Donovan Smith » Fri 18 Apr 2014, 22:50

In the 1971 I had a 125 Scorpion. It was a epic car for that time. I got the car with a about 2500km on the clock. I drove that car for 16 years with more that 360000 on. In that time there was a few engine, gearbox and diff changes. LOL

Still one of the best cars that I have owned

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