Sabre at Wiscombe - 1967

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Sabre at Wiscombe - 1967

Post by nickkeyser » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:00 pm

Bought this programme on ebay thinking it would look cool framed on the mancave wall. Its for the 14th May 1967 round of the RAC British Hill climb Championship.

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But I was suprised to see a familiar marque entered in the over 1600 class, against a GT40:
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Re: Sabre at Wiscombe - 1967

Post by chrisgallacher » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:16 pm

Be interested to know which car it was. Anyone know the name M R Pearson?


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Re: Sabre at Wiscombe - 1967

Post by heathsabre » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:52 pm

According to the Sabre Register, Martin Pearson owned 650 GUE in 1967. This is one of the three works rally cars and has been owned by Roger Heron since 1970. In 1964 this car provided Roger Clark with his first works drive in the Alpine rally where he came 2nd in class.


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Re: Sabre at Wiscombe - 1967

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:24 pm

That's an interesting historical glimpse, thanks for posting that. :D I'd guess Roger Heron's car must probably qualify as the "sporting Reliant in the longest single continuous ownership" - his ownership even pre-dates the formation of the RSSOC! :)


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Re: Sabre at Wiscombe - 1967

Post by heathsabre » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:35 pm

Roger Heron's car must probably qualify as the "sporting Reliant in the longest single continuous ownership"
Not quite. That accolade goes to Andy Grantham from Cornwall who has owned his Sabre Four since 1962.


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Re: Sabre at Wiscombe - 1967

Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:25 pm

heathsabre wrote:
Roger Heron's car must probably qualify as the "sporting Reliant in the longest single continuous ownership"
Not quite. That accolade goes to Andy Grantham from Cornwall who has owned his Sabre Four since 1962.
Amazing! - I would have thought Roger was pretty unbeatable. :D


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Re: Sabre at Wiscombe - 1967

Post by Will Anderson » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:18 pm

heathsabre wrote:Not quite. That accolade goes to Andy Grantham from Cornwall who has owned his Sabre Four since 1962.
:shock: Not many people can claim to have owned any car for that length of time and especially one that would have been as expensive as the Sabre was in relative terms in 1962. That's some commitment, especially when life usually gets in the way of car ownership at some time or another and forces a sale. Good man, he must have been very young when he acquired it! :D


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