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Capri Carl

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About Capri Carl

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  • Birthday 10/24/1964

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  1. cooper rings ??

    Not Coopers rings, these are, on my TDR Group A RS500 Cheers Carl
  2. Jerry Mahony Racing Pictures

    Hi Jerry, More fantastic stories!!!! Thank you! My Donovan TDR RS500 was the last to be built, for 1989 season. Mike O'Brien got the Harvey RS500, It then became the Nigel Mustill Thundersaloon RS500, maybe you raced against it in the thundersaloons?? My RS500 had more success after BTCC, it won the European Group A Rally Cross Championship in 1991 and 92 with Kenneth Hansen. Cheers Carl
  3. Jerry Mahony Racing Pictures

    Hi Jerry, Love your pic's and stories, In one of them you mentioned that the TDR cars were shed,s, were they under funded? bad drivers? to many cars in one team to handle?. They seem to go OK in the 1988 BTCC year with Tim Harvey only. Was Terry Drury a good engineer? He seemed to have a good career as a driver previously. The reason I ask is I own the Robin Donovan Blue Hawk TDR RS500, ( I will not be offended whatever you say about it!!! Its still a Group A RS500 Racer!!!) I am slowly restoring it (it had a hard life as a Rally Cross car afterwards) I want to balance keeping it original and reliable, so I do not want to be blowing to many turbos?? Great to hear all your stories from that great era. Cheers Carl
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  6. Found then vanished again RS500s

    Roy, the Murray Carter Sierra was never painted up as the ANZ car. The Carter car is still around in South Australia. The ANZ car is in Queensland at moment and for sale Cheers, Carl
  7. BTCC Terry Drury Racing Sierra

    Hi Roy, Thanks for the pics Progress is slow, time and money!! But it gets closer all the time. Yes you are correct, My car came in 1991 and 1992, I think Kenneth's wife Susanna raced it in red colours with shell sponsorship after this time. Cheers Carl
  8. Anybody got £150k spare???

    Hi Paul, Not the same PJ Sierra, This one is owned by a friend of mine. There was 3 in total, one was written off ( talk its still around??) This one for sale is the last and newest. Cheers, Carl
  9. DJR at Silverstone ETCC 1988

    Hi Guys, This report from the 1988 Silverstone ETCC may add more fuel to the fire, hehe [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON010_zps365331a4.jpg Cheers, Carl
  10. Hi Guys, Found tis in a mag, thought it might be interesting [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON008_zpsc5ecb202.jpg Cheers, Carl
  11. Help and info on a car needed

    Happy New Year All !!! Found this mag in my collection, had a test on the Thundersaloon Sierra, Interesting reading, if correct , BTCC car was put aside and a new shell prepared into the thundersaloon using the BTCC motor and Getrag box. [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON002_zps4855c547.jpg [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON003_zpsf3b1c124.jpg [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON004_zps9e545c79.jpg [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON005_zps3280bb0d.jpg [img width=423 height=600]http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k508/CapriCarl35/EPSON006_zps56349834.jpg Cheers, Carl
  12. Zytek Engine Management

    Hi Scoobydo, Yes I have one of these small boxes, but may need it myself, don't know of any others Cheers , Carl
  13. Nice shot of Mike Smith and Carls car behind?

    Hi Paul, CONFIRMED Great photo, have not seen that one before, is it just new or been around for some time?? Hi Jerry, You are correct, it is Mike O'Brien behind the wheel, but not his normal RS500. The car number gives it away, Robin Donovan ran with no. 18, Mike O'Brien ran with no. 17 and Dave Pinkney was no. 16 I had heard that Mike O'Brien used the Blue Hawk car later in the year when Robin Donovan had left TDR, Apparently being the newer car ( the 3rd built) it was the better handling car. (I would love to know what was different? do you know anything about these TDR cars Jerry??) Mike also shared this car at Donnington , the race with co-drivers Cheers, Carl
  14. Zytek Engine Management

    Thanks Mark, I sent you a message back. Hi Ian, I have gone away from the Zytec, and got a MoTec M84. This seems to be widely used over here. I had the motor rebuilt to same spec as it was, coopers ring head gasket etc,etc. The guy who mapped it is a Brit by the name of Rob Benson, ex Walkinshaw UK, ex Holden Racing Team Aus. Turns out he had a lot of eproms and info for the Zytec! Anyway it made 465hp with 22lbs boost. Good enough for a start and getting used to turbo lag!! My aim is to have the car ready for Bathurst race next Easter. Cheers, Carl
  15. Bathurst 2015

    My entry is in, RS500 motor has been dynoed and mapped, getrag has been has been rebuit, 9"Diff will be finished this week,wheels finished now body needs painting then put it all together, Simple Carl