The first RSSOC Sprint Goodwood 23 August 1981

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The first RSSOC Sprint Goodwood 23 August 1981

Post by RogerN » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:09 pm

mod edit: copied from a thread in the photo section here, pics and Slice report of the first RSSOC sprint at Goodwood in August 1981

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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:09 pm

Wonderful photos, Roger, thanks for posting.

Returning to the mysterious 3rd from last photo in your earlier post, apologies for chopping it about a bit, but I blew-up the centre portion and this is what I got:
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Obviously it's not terribly clear, but it does look as though it's got the flattened-off rear wings of HWD and the numberplate certainly looks like 3+3 and the first 3 look like 876? So my guess is that it *might* be 876HWD? Robin isn't mentioned in the results, but is it possible he loaned the car to someone else? :)


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Post by andrewcollins » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:44 pm

Just dug out this from Slice 61 ... hope it's readable. There are more photos one of the captions of which says Terry Cox was driving 648GUE
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:02 pm

With due acknowledgement of copyright to RSSOC, Slice, and the original Author(s), this is the second page of photos that Andrew refers to:
648GUE is the third photo. Comparing it with the other photo, there are a number of differences - bonnet/scuttle vents, mirror, number roundel/square, not to mention the other features that we've already mentioned, so that's still a bit of a mystery?
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Post by Sabreite » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:17 pm

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Seeing Andrews copy of the sprint report in Slice 61 got me looking at my issue. The follow on article explains how the RSSOC Goodwood sprint started, I have scanned it as those who are not lucky enough to have back Slice issues may be interested in how it all began. The Surrey Sabres line up from left to right are Geoff Coopers Sabre 4 DKL 779C recently (at the time) purchased from my father, Sabre six AKK 45B before the red bonnet and 7947 WD long nosed bonnet show car. As mentioned in a earlier post on this thread, 42 ENX had not yet been restored, it was started at the beginning of 1982 see Slice 65 page 21. Jo Devlins Sabre had a vinyl roof because he had rolled the car at a race meeting, then spent the rest of the day collecting the bits of fiberglass to stick back together. The vinyl roof was added to camouflage the repair, I am sure John Devlin can add more details.
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