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  1. New owner of DJR 1

    Afternoon PAUL S and everybody, I am really pleased after 21 years of ownership knowing DJR1 will be safe for another few decades with Paul and Jo, sometimes finding the right future owner is the most important consideration, this was one of those times. The pipe and slippers aren't here just yet, I am still involved with motorsport but in an even older way, my 1913 Chalmers is regularly seen in vintage hillclimb events and covers over 3000 miles a year, I also ground run a 1924 Napier Lion W12 aero engine I restored from a Vickers Virginia bomber, the oldest running example in the world. I have a couple of other Edwardian car project's I am working on which will take a few year's but will be worth it. Good luck in everything 500 and enjoy your car's. Andy
  2. Labbats Car

    Wireless, it has been "cobbled together in my shed" many, many times in the last 21 years !
  3. Labbats Car

    Morning Wireless and all, Wireless, I have just read this thread and have had a great laugh at your comment in an earlier post, " north-east Shropshire parochial country bumpkin street race" the reason I am laughing is that one of the most famous RS00 touring car's lives in the most north-easterly part of Shropshire, how ironic ! Andy
  4. My New 3Dr

    Hi Paul B and all, I have driven one of the new RS Focus's and was very disappointed, tramlining, torque steering, front going light at speed and rubbish mpg amongst several other thing's that put me off. My brother kept his 4 day's and sold it. Andy
  5. I walked past the tv tonight and I am sure I saw our Jerry Mahoney on Antiques Roadtrip ! Jerry if your are looking in, was that you ? Andy
  6. Motorsport Magazine

    Jerry, Didn't Mike and Robb win the 1990 Brands 2 driver race in the white car ? I chatted with Robb at the Goodwood 75MM, he was out in the Brooklyn car.
  7. Motorsport Magazine

    Evenin Jerry with no "e", I thought Pete Hall won the final round in 1987, I would of thought the car would have been a 500 by then, am I thinking of another year ? Andy
  8. Motorsport Magazine

    Afternoon Jerry, I will go for 11 different driver's winning in the BTCC in a 500. ROUSE HALL SOPER MAHONEY BRANCATELLI SEARS HARVEY GRAVETT BRISTOW NEEDELL SMITH Andy
  9. 4k UHD Videos from the NEC

    Ay up Rupe, The quality of your stand footage is the best I have seen ! you,ll end up on the telly !
  10. 4k UHD Videos from the NEC

    Hi Wireless, great coverage of the show, fantastic quality, the Bathurst footage of Brocky is great but he is in the wrong car, the car is a Commodore not the Sierra the interviewee is talking about, have a look at this clip, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlLKDN-d1x0 of Brocky in the Sierra. Andy
  11. 3 door Cosworth rebuild

    Ay up, Is the rear beam modified for the trailing arm mountings ?
  12. Pistonheads rs500 artical

    Well done big lad
  13. Photo shoot thanks and picture

    Ay up Paul, A very good day , well done for getting car's out in December ! See you at the NEC
  14. Finally got myself a Gp.A RS500

    Hi Rup, Welcome to the club. Andy
  15. Evenin everybody, Today at Donington Park our very own Mr Linfoot became the luckiest man on the track, I was following him down the Craner's when he performed the "Greatest escape" known to 500 driver's, after a 360 spin he just kissed the barrier and carried on ! very impressed ! Well done and hope to see you again soon. Andy Lloyd
  16. rear arb

    That type of ARB is a DJR manufactured item or a copied version for the '90 Trakstar car, I have one for my car but don't have it fitted as it makes little difference for track demo's and catches on my trailer ! Andy
  17. THIS IS DICK JOHNSON’S FIRST SIERRA, HE RACED IT IN 1987 AND HIS TEAM MATE JOHN BOWE RACED THE CAR IN 1988 TO 2ND IN THE ATCC BEHIND JOHNSON. 1987 JOHNSON, 1x1st,1x2nd,1x3rd 1988 BOWE, 2x1st,4x2nd,1x3rd IT FINISHED 2nd IN THE 1988 BATHURST 1000, AUSTRALIA’S “GREAT RACE†AFTER STARTING AS THE 3rd TEAM CAR. 1989 DRIVEN IN THE BTCC BY ROBB GRAVETT FOR THE TRAKSTAR TEAM 4x1st,4x2nd,1x3rd 1990 DRIVEN IN THE BTCC BY GRAHAM HATHAWAY 1x3rd 1991 DRIVEN IN THE MALAYSIAN TOURING CARS BY GRAHAM HATHAWAY. 1x1st 1992 DRIVEN IN THE MALAYSIAN TOURING CARS BY GRAHAM HATHAWAY CHAMPION 1993 DRIVEN IN THE MALAYSIAN TOURING CARS BY GRAHAM HATHAWAY 2nd IN CHAMPIONSHIP 1994 AND 1995 DRIVEN IN UK FORD SALOON CAR CHAMPIONSHIP AND THUNDERSALOONS BY LESTER STACEY 1996 DRIVEN IN THE UK FORD SALOON CAR CHAMPIONSHIP BY ANDY LLOYD 7x2nd, 3x3rd, 2ND IN CLASS A 1997 DRIVEN IN THE UK FORD SALOON CAR CHAMPIONSHIP BY ANDY LLOYD. 11x1st, 1x2nd, CHAMPION Andy
  18. Thanks for the photo's cossie, a great car but I personally wouldn't put my car on a 2 wheel trailer !
  19. Jerry Mahony Racing Pictures

    Hi Jerry, You must have very good eyesight or you parked it there ! Rover 90 ? The Johnson cars were definitely softer sprung than the Rouse, it must have been his personal preference or the Pirelli's trait, I would rather take the improved mechanical grip and tyre life, the problem I found with DJR1 was getting used to the understeer produced by the spool diff, especially somewhere like Oulton on turning into Lodge, you had to try and keep a little too much rear bias on the brakes to loosen the car, this is OK until you forget to re-adjust after a few laps of heavy fuel usage and end up locking the arse end ! Andy
  20. Found then vanished again RS500s

    Hi cossie, After reading and adding bits to tentenths you soon realise that you can't believe everything on there, the Greece quote was wrong, Mountune sold engines to lot's of people and parts from different supplier's ended up everywhere, as teams came in and out of racing the spares spread. This site has the best level of information I have found anywhere. Andy
  21. Found then vanished again RS500s

    Lee, It's in the UK but I know we will all have to wait until it is finished before we see it.
  22. Found then vanished again RS500s

    Afternoon Lee, The '90 Gravett car is being restored as we speak. Andy
  23. trakstar article

    Good to read that again, I walked past the old girl this morning, she is still here. Andy
  24. Group A ecort RS Turbo

    Afternoon gents, The S1 Grp"A" car is still sitting in its garage, I looked at it this morning, I am trying to find out any details and history, my brother is now considering restoring the car and putting the CVH back in. Andy
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