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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:34 pm 
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Nevsmini wrote:
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Thanks for sharing these with us Nev.

I remember Ernest Kane and Kane’s of Comber very well. Bought a good lot of cars from Ernie. The bit at the bottom “please ask for A Kane or J McClements” made me smile. Andrew Kane was Ernie’s son and Jim McClements was the head mechanic and Workshop Manager. Andrew and Jim did car racing and where both top runners. Sadly Jim is no longer with us but I have fond memories of him as a knowledgeable mechanic and racer in his 1293cc Downton Wolseley Hornet.

My friend has Andrew Kane's Downton Cooper S demonstrator that should be at the shows this year :D :D :D

Alan


Alan I think I have a photo of that Hornet racing in Kirkistown. I'll have look when I get home. SZJ1 and SZJ2 hornets raced quite a few times up there as well.


Alan it’s Andy McClements was he a brother of Jim?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Here is Jim in his Downton tuned 1293


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:37 pm 
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And the famous SZJ1 and SZJ2 in bishopscourt.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:41 pm 
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This was my last race at Kirkistown....I had just sold my 1071 to Kane of Comber the week before this race.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:45 pm 
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Great article on the build of SZJ1. The Engine and machine work was all done in Dublin. The BMC works boys copied Pooles exhaust after it showed very good figures on there rolling road.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:50 pm 
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The 66 season for the Hornet


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:54 pm 
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360gts wrote:
This was my last race at Kirkistown....I had just sold my 1071 to Kane of Comber the week before this race.


Cool! Is that a Crossle 9S on the front cover?
Any more nice photo in the program. Richard Young was always good for a photo or two


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:01 pm 
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Nevsmini wrote:
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This was my last race at Kirkistown....I had just sold my 1071 to Kane of Comber the week before this race.


Cool! Is that a Crossle 9S on the front cover?
Any more nice photo in the program. Richard Young was always good for a photo or two


Yes, A 1098 Crossle owned by Marshall Watson Belfast.
Back cover...anyone remember smoking these????


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:06 pm 
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360gts wrote:
Nevsmini wrote:
360gts wrote:
This was my last race at Kirkistown....I had just sold my 1071 to Kane of Comber the week before this race.


Cool! Is that a Crossle 9S on the front cover?
Any more nice photo in the program. Richard Young was always good for a photo or two


Yes, A 1098 Crossle owned by Marshall Watson Belfast.
Back cover...anyone remember smoking these????


Gallagher’s were the main sponsor for the Circuit of Ireland rallies in the 60’s


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