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Post by Old and Slow » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:03 pm

I took 660XYB out on Drive-it Day today to the West Berks Brewery along with about 50 assorted classics, and had a conversation with someone who had been part of a team who ran a Sabre Six in the Spa 6 hour Classic some time in the last 6 years or so (I know, I should have taken notes, but the sun was shining...) with eligibility based on someone having run a Sabre Six in the race back in the sixties. I've looked in both Don Pithers' books and there's no mention of this; does anyone know anything? Was the more recent car the one that was being raced by the Vallers?


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Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:20 pm

It was Neil Condliffe's car. It was prepared by Iain Daniels Classic Motorsport. It was driven by Neil, his brother & Iain.

The car is now owned (& raced) by Simon Drabble. It was owned by Tony & Jaki Heath as a road car before Neil bought it.

I don't know if a Sabre 6 competed in the Spa 6 hours in period, but the race is open to appendix K cars. There are appendix K papers for the Sabre 6, the car was built to meet the period specs.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:22 pm



Ben

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CSCC "Swinging 60s" race series winner in 2011, 2014 & 2015 (Group 2) sharing a Marcos with Iain Daniels

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Post by Old and Slow » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:55 am

Hi Ben,
Thanks for the update - and the link to some excellent pictures, not forgetting words by the late Cooperman). The Drabbles race at the Silverstone Classic so I've seen the car regularly over the past few years, and it all fits together perfectly.


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