Just a nice period picture

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UHR850 wrote:Engine bay shot of a Britax Cooper Downton racer taken in 1969 by Malcolm Linder..
nice picture....I wonder if the Downton badge is real? :roll:

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One of the two Downton tuned Deep Sanderson 301s , for Chris Lawrence and Gordon Spice at Le Mans in 1964.
Neither car fared well as one crashed in practice and the other overheated early in the race before Spice could even take the wheel.

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jay weinstein wrote:
UHR850 wrote:Engine bay shot of a Britax Cooper Downton racer taken in 1969 by Malcolm Linder..
nice picture....I wonder if the Downton badge is real? :roll:
Must be real if this picture is the original engine bay.
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That is a lovely RARE picture.
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UHR850 wrote:One of the two Downton tuned Deep Sanderson 301s , for Chris Lawrence and Gordon Spice at Le Mans in 1964.
Neither car fared well as one crashed in practice and the other overheated early in the race before Spice could even take the wheel.

Kees.
And Chris Lawrence never paid for the engines either!
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Somewhere in Welsh Wales...
PH POLICE W 22ca.jpg
Hatfield New Town...
PH RAC Hatfield NT .jpg
Unknown...
PH MIN c776e.jpg
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UHR850 wrote:Engine bay shot of a Britax Cooper Downton racer taken in 1969 by Malcolm Linder..

What’s the circular thing at the bottom of the bonnet stay?

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WMU 211G wrote:Somewhere in Welsh Wales...
PH POLICE W 22ca.jpg
Hatfield New Town...
PH RAC Hatfield NT .jpg
Unknown...
PH MIN c776e.jpg
EET726D Rotherham Reg.
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Radford 'S' demonstrator for sale , 50 years ago..
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;)

Edinburgh lass Michaelle Burns-Grieg got the racing bug after watching Christabel Carlisle
show the boys how to do it in the early 60s and so ordered a new Mini Cooper in 1963 and
had it delivered straight to Downton Engineering for preparation. Whilst there ,the Downton
workshops were surrounded by the police who searched the car looking for the loot from
the Great Train Robbery! All explained by the fact that Michaelle was the then girlfriend of
promising racing driver and soon to be infamous getaway driver Roy James!

Pete, not Kees :oops:
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