Jump to content


Popular Content

Showing most liked content since 10/21/15 in all areas

  1. 1 point

    Rs500 shell eBay

    Cheers for the reply Paul. I've done some homework since and it's not for me this one.
  2. 1 point
    PAUL S

    New owner of DJR 1

    Ha!, good to hear Andy, sounds like you love to tinker just like me, looks as if you have some virtually unique toys still :-) I wont have a 500 again but this is still a great site to catch up with like minded people so hope you stay on board as well.
  3. 1 point
    RS 500 Registrar

    New owner of DJR 1

    Hi Eddie welcome to the forum ,,, The oval stickers are Goodwood stickers , you get these when you are invited to attend events that goodwood host
  4. 1 point

    Totaly original rs500 for sale

    Can't believe how fast these cars keep selling.
  5. 1 point

    New owner of DJR 1

    Wow.......... Well done Paul that is a serious piece of Motorsport history and I can't imagine how you feel to own such a car. Well done.
  6. 1 point

    RS500 Genuine rear upper spoiler

    is still for sale RS500 Genuine rear upper spoiler ?
  7. 1 point

    Search option

    It's back now
  8. 1 point
    Good luck with the sale Paul!
  9. 1 point
    Wow I'd love this. Good luck with the sale Paul and can't wait to see the replacement as it must be pretty special.
  10. 1 point
    gona be a special car for sure , top work as always Paul mate
  11. 1 point
    Do you have any prices please?
  12. 1 point

    Jerry Mahony Arquati Photograph

    Hi All. I purchased a collection of photographs from eBay a while back, and thought I would share this one. Jerry may like to see it also? Tarmac paddock, so must be one of the bigger circuits. Roger Dowson leaning on the boot spoiler. Regards.
  13. 1 point
    What a great find Paul that'll be a enjoyable project to do .
  14. 1 point

    Underside refresh

    Looks factory fresh again
  15. 1 point
    RS 500 Registrar

    Underside refresh

    New exhaust wheels refurbished
  16. 1 point

    The rs500 stand at the NEC

    A stunning display of truly iconic cars. Wish I'd attended now Well done you should be well pleased. Next time you want the car cleaning properly give me a shout ;-)
  17. 1 point

    Yet another NEC report

    Saved all pics and made a desktop slideshow on my computer
  18. 1 point
    PAUL S

    The rs500 stand at the NEC

    You should be very proud of getting together a fantastic collection of the beasts from all over the world. The RS500 fully deserves its place in motorsport history. All of the pics I have seen so far look superb.
  19. 1 point

    Pistonheads rs500 artical

    Indeed, the cars deserve it
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    bugger! used to be some good deals in the past, might have to exercise the moths in my wallet then :-)
  22. 1 point
    PAUL S

    Fantastic DJR workshop pictures

    Love unstaged period pics like these
  23. 1 point
    Heaven paul. Well done mate. Will see you there.
  24. 1 point

    Andy Rouse chassis Numbers

    Yeah. The forum doesn't like my phone mate. It's always been fine from my computer. I'll post it off my laptop today
  25. 1 point
    Hi all I am still in italy now the rs 500 needed a lot of work and money spent on it.iI came to buy the csi group a I thought I had a good budget but prices were crazy a load of us from the uk sat together all were there to buy various cars nobody got anything the romour was that there were 15000 bidders registered all paying 100 euro each for sure people got carried away but it's is the biggest auction ever in Europe there was some fantastic stuff there
  26. 1 point

    Texaco ( eggenberger ) rs500s

    Confirmed now it's still in Germany. Raced in the DTM and the 2nd Grab car
  27. 1 point

    Restoration of #389

    Looks amazing Paul, great job, am sure there is one very happy owner there!
  28. 1 point

    GGR Listerine rs500 (1988 car )

    Thats Great!
  29. 1 point


    Bonnet prep and prime
  30. 1 point

    GGR Listerine rs500 (1988 car )

    Looks great Paul
  31. 1 point
    cossie rs500

    A new car found

    what about this?
  32. 1 point
    Jerry Mahony

    A new car found

    I am pretty sure that the car Andy did the French series with Ferte in was a LHD car that he built ???? Unless anyone knows better.
  33. 1 point
    Yes some cake, now you know why I'm 20 stone! The Donington event that the cake was given I am pretty sure was the event that Win Percy and Alan Grice appeared with the Skyline. Win was a great driver who mostly raced abroad in the late 80's a bit like Steve Soper, and Alan Grice was a larger than life character that seem to emanate from down under. I have a feeling that they had done Bathurst together, may have even won it. But that Nissan really put the cat among the pigeons, again it did not have the grunt of the RS500 but it handled really well. There is some quite good footage of it at Donington in that two driver race (we blew up, again!!). Ultimately it ate its rear tyres as I think it was running on Dunlops, but certainly raised a few eyebrows on the day. I thank you for your messages of encouragement it is nice to know that so many of you appreciate my memories from the racing days. Out of respect to my long suffering wife I could never write a book, because you only get the family rated stories on here, but some of the funniest and outrageous stories are the X rated ones that sadly I could never put on here. Strangely as I write this on the 14th May we are on the eve of my 61st birthday, some 29 years after those pictures were taken and I can remember it like yesterday, but it would appear that my memory may be a little selective. Here’s another related story to amuse you. Back in 1989 a few of us thought it would be a good idea to buy Karts to train on in the week, six of us as I remember, Robb G, Tim H, Laurence B, Vic L, Robbie Stirling (sports car driver) and Me. Anyway I was tasked with buying these Karts, we had decided to buy new identical 100 National Formula Karts and Tim suggested I should visit a shop/manufacturer called Dartford Karting. I drove down to Dartford one day and found this 'shop', it was like a little corner sweet shop but full of Karting goodies. I was in there for about 5 minutes before the guy asked me if I needed some help to which I replied, yes, I would like 6 chassis, 12 engines, 72 wheels with slicks and 16 wheels with wets, 6 stands and so it went on this long list of stuff. The guy stopped me midway and asked me if I was taking the p.ss? I explained to him the situation, he obviously thought I was completely mad, but once I gave him a cheque in payment he seemed to cheer up a bit and take things a bit more seriously. I organised for him to take all the completed Karts to Tilbury kart track two weeks later where we would take delivery of them and he with a couple of his guys would help us to run the engines in, as they were two strokes they had to be run in carefully with various mixture adjustments over an hour and a half.. When I had ordered all the chassis I had specified different colours I remember mine was red, Tim’s was blue,Vic’s was white, and then I’m not sure who had what colour but I know there was a black one and a green one and a yellow one. We ran these machines in at Tilbury that day and then proceeded to race each other, you can only imagine the shenanigan’s that went on. There are two or three amusing stories that I can tell you about these Karts that were played with on a weekly basis, but one is as follows. Tim Harvey who was an ex-karter and from our prospective was obviously the guy to beat in these karts. The karts were all identical and ran on identical controlled tyres. I could just about hold on to the back of Tim if I got behind him but could not get past him. After running these things a few times Tim thought we should enter a proper race with them, I for one was not that keen on it, but the next thing I knew Tim had entered 4 of us for the next race meeting at Tilbury. We did not have the correct RAC racing licence for Karts, but in view of the level of the licence’s we had the RAC gave us dispensation to run. The word soon got round the Karting fraternity that these BTCC boys were going to do a race. I could see we were going to be in for it to the extent that I had a big target embroidered on the back of one of my race suits that I was going to wear on the day. Having been forced into doing this race, I announced to the others that if I was going to do the race I was going to do it properly and that meant taking my race truck, awning and motorhome along with my full BTCC race crew! The other guys thought that was a great idea and followed suit, so not only did the Arquati race artic arrive, but also the Labatts one, Vic Lee’s artic and John's who ran Robbie’s sports car. The team’s arrived at Tilbury really early in morning and set up, the only problem was with all our equipment, trucks and motorhomes in the paddock there was not any room for anyone else. It really, really, p.ssed off a lot of people, but we all thought it was hilarious. By this time I had bought another couple of engines and spare chassis etc which was set up for the wet. We went out for the first heat and the other karters were all over us like a rash, everyone was determined to beat these jumped up Touring Car guys. In the first race I was half way up the grid and the races were rolling starts as the karts were fixed drive. I managed to jump the start really well and got up to about third and was immediately black flagged, which I ignored! On the back straight a lap later someone came alongside me and punted me straight off, I rocketed across the damp grass at full speed and hit a fence with the kart wrapping itself round one of the posts. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, I thought it was hilarious but at the same time I had really bashed my shoulder and was in real pain. My mechanics ran over and lifted my kart up and took it back to the pits, it appeared to be bent like a banana. As I still had another heat to try and qualify for the final I told my mechanics to just take the engine off put it on the new chassis, and then put the bent chassis complete in the rubbish skip, it was done as a wind-up, but boy did it make people mad, nobody saw the funny side of my disposable Kart philosophy! Tim had done quite well in the 1st heat which did not go down well and it seemed that we were just making ourselves more unpopular by our lunatic behaviour. The Karters could not believe that we had just thrown out a complete chassis. I had my new chassis taken to the grid for my second heat, my shoulder was still painful but bearable. Tim and Vic were both well up the grid. So to the second rolling start, I stayed in position this time and once the flag dropped and I got to the first corner I knew I had a major problem, as I turned into the corner and braced myself against the wheel the pain in my shoulder was horrendous. I pulled into the pits and got out of the Kart, my racing was finished for the day. Tim went on to finish 3rd I think in the final and maintained the honour of the BTCC boys. For my part I went to the hospital on the way home and was x-rayed where it appeared I had broken my shoulder ! The postscript to this was that I had been more seriously injured in a tiny 100cc Kart than I had ever been in any of the proper high speed racing cars I raced, serves me right I here you say. Well we were never invited back to do another Kart race, Motoring News if I remember correctly did a piece on it that week which was abit of a blast. We continued with the Karts through the season and winter of 89/90. There are some really funny stories that happened with these wizzers. Including a midnight race on the road that involved a few of us! But that’s for another time. Sorry haven't got any pictures of the karts.
  34. 1 point
    Hi from NZ Yes as you guys have finally worked out, there are 2 Texaco liveried cars here (unless the ex MJ car has been sold in last few months!!). Neil M (Ford Dealer in North Island) owns the ex MJ car. He did buy it from UK. The car has been re-restored and is immaculate. The car has been run at a few historic events since. It has been in a lot of magazine articles recently......pictured in an old workshop. The other car (liveried as 7, in photos next to RS200) is located in the South Island. It is quoted that this car is the one that was the Bathurst "winner" and then went on to win the Wellington street race a few weeks later. I have not seen this car in the flesh but have seen photos of it being run at different events. I hope that clears that up and gets rid of the mis-information above.
  35. 1 point
    PAUL S

    Fantastic pictures

    Never seen that mix of sponsors before, must be good fun researching the cars former life Paul
  36. 1 point
    PAUL S

    New purchase

    What are the chances of that nice find.
  37. 1 point
    Please put some pics up Roy I love Cosworths but won't pay the high price, so will stick to my Focus RS mk1
  38. 1 point
    RS500 Touring Car rear spindles are now completed
  39. 1 point
    Good luck Paul L pal , its a stunner for sure , tear in the eye day when that goes buddy
  40. 1 point
    Looks pukka Paul, very user friendly
  41. 1 point
    PAUL S

    Fan trigger

    Temp gauge works off the sensor in the head just in front of the turbo, and as Paul said the fans work off the sensor in the rad. The ecu monitors water temp via the blue sensor in the back of the head on the inlet side.
  42. 1 point
    RS 500 Registrar

    Fan trigger

    The fan switch on the bottom right on the rad ( as your looking at the front of the car ) The fans is an issue with the rs500 as the wiring wasnt upgraded for the twin fans , so they draw to much current and blow the fuses , so everyone upgrades to a 20 amp fuse ,, this the causes the loom to melt ,,its best to fit a stand alone loom and this cures the problem I sell the looms if you decide to go down that route Paul
  43. 1 point


    great stuff, it looks like the bug is fixed. anyways, here is my car
  44. 1 point

    RS500/3dr Parts

    Here you go Roy,i bought a few bits off them including a grille seal with no problems http://www.motomobil.com/the-motomobil-catalogue,7929.html at the bottom of page 4
  45. 1 point
  46. 1 point
    Not to bad I thought seeing as it been by the coast for 23 years.... Looking well now since Paul has spun his magic on it..
  47. 1 point
    RS 500 Registrar

    New website up and running

    Sadly some posts / pictures that were posted after a certain date will be lost ,, this is due to some technical issue with the change over that i cant realy explain as im no tech guy This sadly couldnt be avoided , but if people repost there pics they will now stay REGARDING POSTING PICTURES When you click reply , or start a new post ,, look at the bottom of the opened page and you will see Drag files to attach , or Choose file ,,, do as it says ,, click and chose how you want to upload Paul
  48. 1 point
    Cosworth Group A Front Anti Roll Bar Brackets (New) £70
  49. 1 point
    Cosworth WRC - Group A Rear Anti Roll Bar Set-Up (New) All parts are brand new and have been anodised, zinc plated and powder coated. £650
  50. 1 point
    Cosworth WRC - Group A Front Anti Roll Bar Set-Up (New) All parts are brand new and have been anodised, zinc plated and powder coated. £650