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    Old racing footage for those who enjoy the era

    1971 Featuring a future F1 world champion....at Croft Circuit North Yorkshire

    http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/...-international

    1973 Rufforth

    http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/...-lola-rufforth

    Source: North Yorkshire film archive

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    First win in UK for a Carrera RS was at Croft in North Yorkshire in the spring of 73 (track is on former WW2 bomber base like many other circuits in UK)


    Here is the original programme entry for April 20th 1973 racing at Snetterton (another former WW2 bomber base track just down the road from Lotus HQ and test track Hethel) . It shows race results hand written.
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    In 1973 STP ran a production sports category in the UK. Cars in that championship were standard road other than safety equipment --roll cage, cutoff switches and tweaks to tyre pressures. Nick Faure ran the Porsche Cars Great Britain press demo car initially -- a first 500 RHD Carrera RS M472 complete with the radio etc but homologstion chassis. It was the car was featured in road-tests having been delivered January of 73. He won the championship. The first RHD M471 arrived in UK a while later and it was used in later rounds. Nick explained this in Starkey book excerpt:
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    Above programme cover shot is from another race in series showing Carrera RS

    Below picture of Nick Faure in action in an earlier round of the same championship in the M472 touring -- maybe Croft-- as evidence of the full touring spec the heavy electric aerial still visible in the wing ( fender) along With S bumper and side trim.
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    Great stuff - keep it coming!

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    https://youtu.be/Se7vke8K8VM

    Video snippet of racing from Gordon Russell inter marque racing Inthe UK in 1988. I think it is Mike Youles in the lead in the special that he built that is the subject of this blog from Starkey. Mike went on to win class at Le Mans and and ELMS championship.

    https://johnstarkeycars.com/2017/05/

    Mike told me the tale of how he got the funds for and building this special over a pleasant lunch at the RAC. Actually I have a copy of the bank cheque that paid for the base special and the initial modification to RSR work in my car history files ...but that is another story! It is a small world in old Porsche circles here in the UK and Ireland.

    This Porsche Special ( in much continuously modified form) is owned today by accomplished experienced racer Richard Chamberlain. Richard is very talented behind the wheel and as an engineer. It is currently undergoing some more engineering over the close season at his workshop to keep it amongst the fastest Porsche's in the UK for next season, he told me recently.

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    The "Special" Starkey referred to in action although it has been modified since then and is still being modified today.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=rich...cV-BLrPHulj47M

    Brands Hatch in car video
    https://youtu.be/6Qz3FMQ-ffs


    https://youtu.be/doKEZGCAHjc
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