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Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday's Ferrari

Here are a couple of  photographs of Tim Mogridge's 1996 Ferrari F355 Challenge that competed in the Intermarque Championship race at the Aston Martin Owners Club's meeting at Oulton Park in May 2015.
The Ferrari F355 Challenge has a 3½ litre V8 engine and is here seen at Druids Corner during a morning practice session.
Here's Tim Mogridge during the race at the Knickerbrook chicane.

I previously showed photographs of this car on 19 June 2015.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B

This car was in the paddock at Silverstone at the Christie's International Historic Festival meeting in July 1992.
It's a 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B with a supercharged 8 cylinder inline 2.9 litre engine, and on 26 December 2015 I showed a photograph of a competition version of this car at Oulton Park in 1992.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Manx Norton

One of the motorcycles that took part in the Lansdowne Classic Series race at the SeeRed meeting at Donington Park in September 2004.
It's the 1958 500cc Manx Norton of David Beckett being prepared in the paddock before the race.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Ford GT40

This car took part in the Historic Motor Racing News Gentlemen Drivers Sports Racing Challenge Race at the Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park in August 2005.
It's Shaun Lynn's 1965 4.7 litre Ford GT40, chassis number GT40 P/1025, and driving was shared in this 60 minute race by Shaun Lynn and Kevin Kivlochan. The car was originally delivered to Shelby American, but problems with paperwork meant that it was returned to the the factory where it was converted to road specifications. Later it passed through various hands in the UK before being returned to the USA for a complete restoration in the 1990s. It then returned to the UK and was eventually bought by Shaun Lynn.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Boeing 777

I took these photographs at 11.22am on 6 October 2017 of Qatar Airways Cargo Flight QR8190 passing over Hyde just 3 minutes before landing at Manchester Airport.
It's a Boeing 777-FDZ arriving from Dublin
The aircraft registration number is A7-BJF
Taken from my back garden, and aircraft frequently lower their landing gear at around this point.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Tyrrell 011

This was one of the cars competing in the Grand Prix Masters F1 Cars 1966-1985 race at the Silverstone Classic meeting in July 2010.
It's John Wilson's 1982 3-litre V8 Ford Cosworth DFV engined Tyrrell 011. The Tyrrell 011 was campaigned from the latter part of the 1981 season, throughout the whole 1982 season, and for two thirds of the 1983 season. Michele Alboreto won the last race of the 1982 season that took place on a track in the parking lot at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and he also won the Detroit Grand Prix in 1983. That win was the 155th and last for the Cosworth DFV engine.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Albion Valiant

This is one of the vehicles participating in the Trans Lancs Historic Vehicle Rally at Heaton Park, Manchester in September 1995.
It's a 1948 Albion Valiant, and the programme of the event says this about it:

Albion Valiant CX39N, Assoc. Coachbuilders C33F, 1948                         HUP236
Economic, Whitburn No 7
Entered by          Mr Purvis, Seaburn, Sunderland
Used on coach work and service duplication until 1963 and now restored to original livery.

Economic Bus Service was a partnership between two former Northern General employees, G.R.Anderson and E.W. Wilson, based in Whitburn, Co, Durham. HUP 236 was one of three Albion Valiant coaches that were purchased between 1948 and 1950, and it was withdrawn from service in 1963. After 10 years in storage it was purchased by A.L.Purvis in 1973 and restored by Purvis Bros. between 1975 and 1979.