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Post by Old and Slow » Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:45 pm

For my birthday, as well as the Ladybird book (what didn't come in the post :) ) I received the "Best of '60's Monte Carlo Rallies" DVD which features the "catastrophic" 1965 Monte. IIRC 237 entries, 35 finishers; 2 min 15 secs in, you can see 660XYB (entry 99) disembarking from the ferry, and at 10 min 30 secs approx, the Sabre Six pulls into the control point in the village of Saint Flour in Auvergne.
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Post by DavePoole » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:00 pm

Old and Slow wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:45 pm
For my birthday, as well as the Ladybird book (what didn't come in the post :) ) I received the "Best of '60's Monte Carlo Rallies" DVD which features the "catastrophic" 1965 Monte. IIRC 237 entries, 35 finishers; 2 min 15 secs in, you can see 660XYB (entry 99) disembarking from the ferry, and at 10 min 30 secs approx, the Sabre Six pulls into the control point in the village of Saint Flour in Auvergne.
Slowly building up a history of the car.
I've been looking for that footage for quite a while! Is it this DVD?
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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:52 pm

Hi Dave,
That's the same DVD.
A friend of mine had borrowed a copy and asked what the Sabre Six entry number was - he watched it and confirmed 660XYB's appearance, so I put it on my birthday present list.
I also have a copy of the Pirelli Marathon but there's only a single glimpse of the car - Richard Prosser driving.
Keep the faith.
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Post by Old and Slow » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:17 pm

Hi Dave,
The Missus was out this morning, so I had a chance to watch the 1960 and the 1963 Montes' on the DVD, and about 10 minutes from the end of the '63 you will see (what I think is) 42 ENX coming down the hill, no comment from Raymond Baxter, though. Perhaps he preferred to not talk about Reliants, given his opinion after rallying in one. I could have been either of the other two Sabre 4 entrants (6 EUE and 7 EUE) though, as they shared the distinctive painted bonnets.


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Post by DavePoole » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:08 pm

Old and Slow wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:17 pm
Hi Dave,
The Missus was out this morning, so I had a chance to watch the 1960 and the 1963 Montes' on the DVD, and about 10 minutes from the end of the '63 you will see (what I think is) 42 ENX coming down the hill, no comment from Raymond Baxter, though. Perhaps he preferred to not talk about Reliants, given his opinion after rallying in one. I could have been either of the other two Sabre 4 entrants (6 EUE and 7 EUE) though, as they shared the distinctive painted bonnets.
Brilliant, I have ordered the dvd so much looking forward to catching a few screen shots of the Sabres.

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Post by Sabreite » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:35 pm

Good afternoon Philip and Dave
Thanks for this post, on Philip's promise :shock: ,
Old and Slow wrote:
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you will see (what I think is) 42 ENX coming down the hill,
I have just ordered a copy of the DVD. I hope I am not disappointed by it being the wrong car :roll:

Philip have you seen or got these of your car back in 1965 I found them years ago on the net.
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Post by DavePoole » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:36 pm

Sabreite wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Good afternoon Philip and Dave
Thanks for this post, on Philip's promise :shock: ,
Old and Slow wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:17 pm
you will see (what I think is) 42 ENX coming down the hill,
I have just ordered a copy of the DVD. I hope I am not disappointed by it being the wrong car :roll:

Philip have you seen or got these of your car back in 1965 I found them years ago on the net.
I have these photos on my website: http://www.sporting-reliants.com/relian ... istory.htm

They are screen shots from a video that I have been trying to find, so I was hoping that they were on that DVD! :wink:

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Post by Old and Slow » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:45 pm

Thanks for all the feedback;
Yes, I also have copies of those pictures, thanks, and YES, they are screen shots from the 1965 Monte Carlo video, as the Sabre Six pulls into the checkpoint in the Hotel St Jacques in Saint-Flour. The video is much more "action-packed", as you would expect.
For the moment I won't replay the 1963 Monte video, I think I'll wait until Dave has a copy and he can decide which Sabre 4 it is!! :)
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Post by DavePoole » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:08 pm

Well the DVD arrived today. I've watched the 1963 Monte Carlo rally and it features 6 EUE and 7 EUE. I'm sure it was 7 EUE coming down the hill as it looked as if it was number 172 on the door as far as I could tell.

I look forward to seieng the rest of the DVD and watch the 1965 Monte Carlo to see 660 XYB.


Here's a couple of screen shots.

Top picture is Car 172 (7 EUE) and bottom picture is car 139 (6 EUE) 8)
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Post by DARK STAR » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:54 pm

Second screen cap is great, it captures the atmosphere perfectly.
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Post by BigBobPilot » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:14 pm

shms23 wrote:
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hiya, found this image whilst browsing Autosport.com today + thought it might be of interest. No idea who is driving the (looks like 2) scims or which circuit but
i daresay someone in here will.. :) hope to be @curboro (corona permitting :shock: )
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It looks like the chicane before the start / finish straight at Snetterton. I'm not sure what year.

The red Sabre 6 is John Leslie. He still owns & races it still as #4, mainly in the CSCC Swinging 60s.

The white & blue gte will be either Richard or Luke Wos. They sold that on, the car is owned by John Hutchinson jr. & is now dark blue, but I think its for sale.

I'm not sure about the green gt / gte.


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Post by heathsabre » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:07 pm

And here is a photo of 7EUE taken by us today during a trip to Falmouth.
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Post by Sabreite » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:06 pm

DavePoole wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:08 pm
Well the DVD arrived today. I've watched the 1963 Monte Carlo rally and it features 6 EUE and 7 EUE. I'm sure it was 7 EUE coming down the hill as it looked as if it was number 172 on the door as far as I could tell.
Thanks Dave I had notification yesterday that the DVD had been posted but it did not arrive today, disappointed but not surprised that it is 6 & 7 EUE shown. 42 ENX had a crash see photo with broken bonnet and lights.
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I know its been posted before on the forum but 56 sec in on the below youtube link is 42 ENX on it way to Dover. I will look forward to watching the DVD when it arrives to see if I can see any interior shots through the windows.




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