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Yes Mark

When i was fiddling in the boot i was trying to disconnect the battery in a hurry as a cable had shorted out and the battery lead was smoking.

The 1985 weekend was one of the first times out for the cortina. so it was new to everyone.

It had a 351 Cleveland and box , nothing trick , just as it came out of an australian ford fairlane, 2V carb. cast manifolds, power steering etc.



The rest of the car was bog standard cortina and i towed a mates caravan there and back with my misses, his misses and two babies in the car too.

Didnt miss a beat.... just neary caught light :pmsl:
 

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AWESOME, THAT MUST HAVE BEEN GREAT FUN AT THE LIGHTS AGAINST NEW XR4i'S ETC, YOU SAID 85 ABOVE, DID YOU NOT MEAN 87?
 

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ya he did ...he's getting old now, one of the old gits :incheek:
he also towed my car to santa pod the next year
we both took our cars up the strip... then he towed us home again
note the trailer an old caravan chassis...just about took the weight of my zephyr.....those where the days
 

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GREAT PIC DAVE WHERE WAS THAT TOOK?,

IVE ADDED A LOAD MORE TEXT IN THE 1ST INTRO PIECE IF ANYONES INTERESTED!....:tup:
 

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ok heres part 3, this is all eric people larking about in this bit, not many cars but theres a few in the background, enjoy...

 

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Thanks again for taking the trouble to post all these
Happy happy days

Dave
 

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ok not much interest in that last clip then, still things can only get better, & they will!, in this exciting installment you will see les dunne cleaning his teeth, a nice early tot rod, john webster tinkering with his hot lemon (is that still about?, saw it a few years back), pig shit racing does a doughnut & that pop come willys makes an appearance, this went yellow, then burgandy later on, is it still on the scene?, always loved it, enjoy...

 

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Thanks Mark for the uploads, and also to the film crew!!

One small thing, it was Jon Webster who had "Hot Lemon"

I saw your pickup whiz by as well Russ!

Cheers
Ron
 

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Thanks Mark for the uploads, and also to the film crew!!

One small thing, it was Jon Webster who had "Hot Lemon"

I saw your pickup whiz by as well Russ!

err ok we all make mistakes!, now amended...
 

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Heres the Street Machine Escort feature from the end of the video...
Think the car was from Southend






Which has reminded me of another very fast Mk2 - a black stock looking RS2000 which got into a bit of street racing-anybody remember it?
 

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Steve do ya know what issue that is, would like to look back at that article, cheers...
 

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cheers steve, i will have to make at a next time in the loft note...
 

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The White escort was built and driven by Robin Hooker who now builds and preps race cars from Stambridge

The black RS2000 was his mate Phill he is southend way, dont know his surname


Both were Erics and we used to play at Northwick Corner Canvey



I think the pop is Geoff Owen's
 

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GREAT PICS ALAN, SURE THAT POPS WILD RIDE AINT IT?

ANYWAY WITHOUT MORE DELAY HERES PART 5, ITS ALL ACTION THIS TIME, COUPLE OF POINTS TO MENTION, AT 43 SECONDS YOU CAN SEE STEVE DODDS AMERICAN HEARTBEAT MUSTANG BUNNY HOPPING IN WHITE, ALSO IN ON THE ACTION ARE DAVE KELLY IN THE IMSA BMW, ALAN LAMBERT IN HIS SLEEPER MK4 CORTINA, JON WEBSTER IN HIS HOT LEMON MINOR SOUNDING VERY STRONG, LES DUNNE IN HIS V6 ALPINE & MANY MORE, ONE DOES ASSUME ALAN LARCOMBE CARRIED OUT THE APPROPRIATE RISK ASSESMENT BEFORE GETTING BEHIND THE CAMERA IN THE LATER ACTION!!

ALSO WHOS THE MAN GETTING OUT OF JON WEBSTERS HOT LEMON AT 5.04 & ALAN IF YOUR OUT THERE WHY THE HELL DIDN'T YOU KEEP THE CAMERA UP A BIT HIGHER IN THAT MINOR WHEN YOU WERE GOING PAST ALL THEM LUVVERLEY MOTORS!


LOADZA RODDING MAGZ ALWAYS 4 SALE, PM ME YOUR MOST WANTED...:tup:

 
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