The first races of the year were quite respectable but did not set the world on fire, and in my opinion did not show the true potential of either the cars or drivers. Called the Mk9, this car was test driven by Mike Catlow. The race lead was then taken on by a young American driver called Ted Wentz. Never having worked with GRP before, the resulting body was, whilst serviceable, were not professional — leading Motoring News to refer to it unkindly as being made out of cold porridge. On its first day of testing the car ran faultlessly all day with Tony recording Back to home page Return to top.

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Ken Appleby owner of Nauticar Transport Ltd provided sponsorship. Seller information motoring-man In November I had visited the U.

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Tony went on to win 33 races during the year, the Townsend Thorenson Championship and 6 lap records. With no pressure on him Ted went on to win the race and establish a new lap record.

The highly modified Mk8 frame skinned in aluminium a sporting a Holbay Ford twin Cam engine, revolution wheels and wings from G. You’re covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. Not surprisingly, Formula Three costs are in a different league to FF and this constrained the development of the car.

After driving the cars to some considerable success they decided to finance the construction of a new body designed by an aerodynamicist from March Racing Cars, Dennis Falconer. Add to Watch list Watching.


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By the middle of the Mk8 had evolved with many improvements into the Mk Fortunately Mike Catlow, who was working as a car builder with Palliser Racing Cars suggested he could help build cars at his garage at home. Visit eBay’s page on international selling. Brian remembers him in his ever present bobble hat and his determination to be involved in motorsport which included walking 10 miles to Brands most weekends.

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Mike Catlow was taken on full time as production manager and test driver. I later received an apology with the excuse that the message had not reached the start line — however we felt there may have been other reasons for this misunderstanding. Sign in for checkout Check out as guest. Chris Smith consoled himself with a new lap record that lasted for about a year.

For additional information, see the Global Racin Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. I left it that if he were to come to England we could talk about a drive. Photographs Motor Sport Type: Elden on the other hand were hearing the opposite argument that, but for Tony the chassis would not be a winner.


To answer these critics Tony moved to Merlyn to prove he could win in that as well. Depression set in when on the twelfth lap Catlow went by with a bad misfire. The race lead was then taken on by a young American driver called Ted Wentz. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations which give catlo the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item.

The bodywork, when it appeared caused a sensation, and in its first few races prompted a number of official protests, which were taken as a compliment — after they had been rejected by the RAC. Learn more – opens in new window or tab.

Elden kept him supplied with kits and he worked tirelessly to produce nearly one car per week. As the fastest of the team, Danny Sullivan put his car on the outside of the front row.

He qualified well and was leading the race when his gear selector broke in the prototype Metso gearbox, leaving him stuck out on the circuit.