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Andy Rouse 1988 kaliber car/ Peter Brock 1989 Mobil car (ARE KAL 00288)

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First off all just want to say hello to everyone :)

Here we have the Andy Rouse Kaliber car that he raced in 1988. He won 9 out off the 13 rounds that year going on to win the class A championship.

The car then went over to Australia and was bought buy the very famous Peter Brock in January 1989. In 1989 the car was used in every touring car and endurance event in Australia and New Zealand at the Nissan Mobil series.

Andy Rouse partnered Peter Brock in 1989 for the Tooheys 1000 at Bathurst.

In 1990 the car was driven by Peter in the Australian touring car Championship prior to them building a new car for the endurance events. The last two races the car competed in were in the Nissan Mobil Series in New Zealand in 1990 driven by Kevin Waldock.

The car was then raced in Classic Touring car racing, untill it came back to England in 1996, it was mainly stored and occasionally used on track days. we bought the car in 2005 and have done very little with it since, but polish it and occasionally take it out for such events as Silverstone Classic or the Rs National day.

We took it to Donington Park in 2005 where we very lucky that Andy Rouse was able to be reunited with the car and drove it round the track.

hope this makes for interesting reading pictures to follow.

Steve Matthias

 

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Hi Andy, we have been meaning to for sometime, just never got round to it.

Hi Paul B, thanks, we were hoping to do Silverstone Classic and Oulton park, but other racing commitments have come up which means we are unable to this year.

pictures will be up very soon, just need to upload some on to the lap top.

Steve

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Great to have yet another original car and owners on board.

This site is quickly becoming the key focal point for everything RS500 which is brilliant.

Its going from strength to strength, lets hope more and more original cars and owners keep finding us and joining up

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Hi Steve

It looks like everyone that owns an RS 500 racecar can't use a computer !!!

I could never load  my photos Ian Goff could never and Andrew Kirkley could never but I wouldn't expect anything else from Andy ...........

You need Paul the administrator to help .......

Good to see you on here Steve

Cheers Jim

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Quick guide.

You need to use another website to upload photos to an account you set up and then transfer the pics from that one onto here.

A simple one is www.photobucket.com

Just go on that website, set up a free account on there, then upload your photos to that account using their guide.

Once done you then click on on of the links associated with that photo on photobucket - it starts with "img" and that will make a copy ready for transfer

Then head onto the thread you have started on here, right click your mouse and click "paste" that will then set up a link to the photo on your message.

Its best to have two tabs open on your pc one for this site and one for photobucket then just go back and forth between them transfering any pics across.

Sounds complicated but it becomes easy once you have done the first one. If I was next to you on your pc you would get the hang of it in minutes.

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Thanks for the pics, stunning car  ;D

Have you also had the car in the Kaliber colours or was it in its Brock livery when you got it?

We brought the car in the Brock livery and prefer it to the Kaliber livery so decided to leave it in those colours.

Steve

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Steve

you were very lucky that the two liveries this car was raced in are both possibly  two of the most famous

Altho the Kaliber is very famous over here the Mobil colours are defo the best for the car as that livery is known all over the world

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