THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by Hi-Fi » Mon 02 Jun 2008, 23:35

DANG IT ZA! I had to change my glasses! :)

Surely there have to be some pictures somewhere of the 1971 9 hour and the rest of the field!

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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by zahistorics » Tue 03 Jun 2008, 10:24

Have made contact with the owner of the movie with the Escort in it, he's going to try to get a better clip for me.

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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by henryk » Tue 03 Jun 2008, 10:35

Thanks John


Highly appreciated.
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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by Killarney Racer » Wed 04 Jun 2008, 10:06

Another picture of the Grant car he shared with Joubert at Killarney
Robert Grant & Dennis Joubert Datsun 240Z at Cape 3hr 1972.jpg

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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by Gunter » Wed 04 Jun 2008, 20:45

Chris (CRGRAY) i have some interesting information for you regarding Z....

Can you e-mail me with your direct e-mail address @ gunter43@iafrica.com

Rgds

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RACECAR spelt backwards spells RACECAR.....

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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by crgray » Wed 04 Jun 2008, 21:00

Hi Gunter,

Thanks for the message - I just sent you an email. Look forward to hearing about what you've managed to uncover.....

In the meantime here's a story from the UK Z club magazine which was written by Rob Grant about his exploits with that 240Z above including his entry into the Springbok series and attempt at qualifying for Le Mans......

Cheers,
Chris

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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by Hi-Fi » Wed 11 Jun 2008, 12:00

Very interesting reading.

It would be nice to get something on the Mini Marcos that ran against the big brothers. Those cars were incredible in their time.

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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by Fairlane 500 » Thu 19 Jun 2008, 00:02

The Mini Marcos was a monster eater, not because of big power, but because of roadholding and reliability. If you think that these little cars went up against the might of Ford, Porsche and Ferrari at Le Mans, that is amazing. I will never forget the Mini Marcos that led the start of the nine hour at Kyalami one year, ahead of all the giant V8's.

In this country I recall that Piet Van Niekerk drove one in Cape Town that was entered by Victory Motors in Strand Street.

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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by Killarney Racer » Thu 19 Jun 2008, 08:45

If I remember correctly, Piet van Niekerk (who I bumped into the other day) had a little bubble made in the roof of the Marcos because of his height.

There is one that is trying to get going in the Fine Car series at Killarney but he seems to pick up trouble before the races even start! He has the 1275 engine in. His father races a Morris Minor 1275, but only when the car wants to run!!

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Re: THE SPRINGBOK SERIES

Post by henryk » Thu 19 Jun 2008, 09:56

You talking about the green "Mighty Morris" raced by the dominie. Never new the guy was a minister. Name is Mike Cromellin or something like that.


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