Just a nice period picture

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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I think it was a favourite haunt of the motor trade and journos in the past. Something in my memory was sparked and it made me think of George Bishops column Carte Blanche, that I used to read in CAR magazine in the 1980s. I seem to remember that he mentioned The Barley Mow now and again.
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surfblue63 wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 12:37 pm It's The Barley Mow near West Horsley in Surrey.
Eoin Young, Autocar’s longest-standing contributor of the modern era....."A brilliant, self-taught journalist, he will be best remembered for his gossipy, fearlessly written column, 'Straight From The Grid' (later simply 'From The Grid' and then 'Eoin Young's Diary'), that mainly discussed motorsport but covered all things motoring. His lunchtime interviews with famous people – which invoked the name of his favourite Surrey pub, the Barley Mow in East Horsley – were always packed with entertainment and insight."
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/moto ... -1939-2014

Memories of those Racing Minis - by Eoin Young 1939-2014 :-
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Somewhere in the Netherlands in the early 60th

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F1 FERRARI team & Mini.jpeg
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That's Spa 1967.

Car No.1 driven by Chris Amon

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Car No.2 driven by Ludovico Scarfiotti

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Car No.3 driven by Mike Parks

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Mike Parks car still had the 1966 bodywork with the new 1967 spec engine. The others had full 1967 spec cars.


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Lovely pics there Stu, from when F1 cars managed to look pretty and functional.
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1967 was the last year when the cars ran wingless and had very little if any sponsorship.

Come 1968 and Lotus ditched the classic green and yellow for the Players Gold Leaf red and white, soon to be followed by BRM using the white, gold and brown of Yardley.
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UHR850 wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 8:38 am Somewhere in the Netherlands in the early 60th

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That's a great pic on every level :D
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One more from Zandvoort racing circuit in the early 60th
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Those photos of the racing cars with a “ steering wheel “ are great … Ken
1963 austin Cooper s mk1 1071
1966 Austin Cooper s mk1 1275
1968 Austin Cooper mk2 998
1962 Morris mini super 850
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