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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:28 pm
by ganderson888
ibbo wrote:car number 58 in one of the first pics looks like nigel batchelor a car that i went on to rally in 1994 only did a few events before selling it as wife wanted to start family i sold it on to someone who later sold it on again would like to know if it still exists from what i remenber it was umw 631y as the original plate was sold

I reckon you're right Ibbo, as Nigel lived in Trowbridge at the time so this would have been a local event for him.

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:16 am
by Rod
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Hi, finally got around to posting a couple of my Imp photos, will dig out and post some more.

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:53 pm
by colin rooney
A few pictures of Mike Hanna old rally imp
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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:52 pm
by Mike Hanna
Hi all. Thanks for posting these for me Colin. I rallied this car in the Rally Sport championship in 1979, 80 and 81, I had limited sponsorship from Mopar in 1979. I led the championship all 3 years but didn't win it, but class wins in 79 and 81. It was a fantastic car to drive. The engine was ultra reliable with no rebuilds in 5 years of use. Unfortunately I kept breaking crown wheels and pinions. I lost some good results because of this problem, although I managed to finish 10th overall and 1st in class ( by some margin!) on the Rothmans National 1981 with 3 teeth missing from the crownwheel and 2 minutes road penalties (Which I think dropped me from 7th). It was a fab car. I sold it a few years later as a rolling shell. I wonder where it is now?? Cheers. Mike

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:36 am
by dave-sbs
A couple taken at the pirelli rally 2010


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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:23 am
by glenzierfoot
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Some of the Andrew cowan and his imp shed, photo taken at end of jim clark rally after the hedge jump.

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:26 am
by glenzierfoot
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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:51 pm
by Ingliston
From memory ... Brian Culcheth in the Chrysler Dealer Team liveried Rally Imp in 1968/69

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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:20 am
by bks974c
Ingliston wrote:From memory ... Brian Culcheth in the Chrysler Dealer Team liveried Rally Imp in 1968/69

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Its a while since I've seen that reg number, it was on an imp road rallying in the late 70's same time as I was. Saw it some years ago in Colinton on a modern.

Scott

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:43 am
by Ingliston
You're right. I lived at Fairmilehead, Edinburgh back in the 80's.

It was on a host of road Imps for sprints & hillclimbs in the 60's & 70's ... and many more since.

I've had the number since 1968. It's now on my daughter's silver Fiesta so you might see her buzzing around Edinburgh.

Here's an old photo with MUD 44 on a Fiat 127 Sport in an Autotest around 1975 at Marine Gardens in Portobello.

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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:08 am
by bks974c
Speaking to one of the family members of Ross's of Lochrin some years ago when they saw my rally imp they started reminising as they do . Mentioned MUD 44 was ordered by a woman and upgraded from new to 998 etc but did not like and sold on/back fairly quickly.

If you were doing the road rallies we will have spoken - I was in the white Imp with an orangey red side stripe, I have a vague recollection of the driver but can't remember the name.

Scott Clements

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:32 am
by Ingliston
It's Bob Jamieson ... Ian Forrest's mate. You'll likely remember the famous DRAMBUIE Imp - see my avatar. We had Drambuie sponsorship for 16 years .. finally on our Prodrive-run BMW M3s in the BTCC from 1988-2002.

The female who had her bright yellow Imp Sport upgraded at Ross of Lochrin to 998cc was Juliet Johnston.

They must have got mixed up with the registration number though. The same car eventually did have MUD 44 on it for a couple of years and was raced in sprints and hillclimbs by my old mate Ronnie Graham when I was living/working in Canada for a couple of years.

Jeezo ... I can remember years ago but forget things that happened last week. :D

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:20 am
by bks974c
I guess its the reg MUD 44 that is memorable rather than a normal age related number, hence the linking to the car.

I remember being at Ingliston seeing a gaggle of imps racing as a kid would have been tin tops before the migration to spaceframes long before I was
able to drive and got my first car an Imp :D still have the same car finally completed last year after 24 years off the road. :o.

4 imps and a Clan in the family must be addictive :shock. Clan will be at Knockhill for the track night on May bank holiday.

Scott

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:57 am
by Ingliston
You'll see my old mate Ian Forrest there ... he is chief instructor and runs the circuit.

He just received one of only four Jackie Stewart Medals for his lifetime service in motorsports .. winning many championship in various cars from Imps to Prodrive-run BMW M3 in BTCC and nowadays in a Ligier Sports Car.

But he's mostly remembered for the Drambuie Imp days and Ingliston where he still holds the fastest lap for an Imp, (49.2 - phenominal) .... which is some achievement as Ingliston was 'the' Imp circuit for years with Gerry Birrell, Logan Morrison, John Kirk, John Homewood, Duncan Fisher, Bill McGovern, Ricky Gauld, Laurence Jacobsen and many more in the quickest Imps in the UK.

He's a baldy old boy nowadays of 61 though hehe (but still very fast round a track) :lol:

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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:18 pm
by bks974c
Well done to Ian on the award.

Once when I had the Rally Imp at Knockhill, Ian came over and said he used to race them and went all misty eyed :wink:

Some others I recall - Harry Simpson (occasional found on the forum) David Ogilvie in the Sportstune Imp, Hugh Chalmers ?ski from Fife well it was a long time ago and I was only little :lol:

Scott

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 8:35 am
by rally clan

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:42 pm
by colin rooney
Nice pictures of you californian there rally clan and you were going well on the bit of youtube that starlet was quick

col

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:27 pm
by bks974c
Saltire Rally 2010

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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:03 pm
by Richard Claydon
Thought I'd resurrect this thread with a couple of pics of my works car :D

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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:22 pm
by ImpManiac
Stunning car! 8) It was great to see this car at the Chiltern meet the other week. The photos don't do it justice. :wink:

IM 8)

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:42 pm
by The Nun
The shadow of the phanthom raspberry blower saluting an IMP is there again, he crops up all over the place :lol:

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:50 pm
by Richard Claydon
FRW 304C with JDU 46E at yesterday's Rally Day at Castle Combe.

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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:59 pm
by Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming
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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:02 pm
by Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming
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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:54 pm
by colin rooney
So who is in this imp Keith

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:46 pm
by Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming
guy called Andy Carre, though it was one of his cars earlier in the thread, and found this pic earlier

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Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:21 am
by moose
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Saltire rally 2015

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:24 am
by moose
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Finish of Saltire rally 2015 FFG549D
First event after re-build first damage on left rear on sixth test.

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:26 am
by moose
https://youtu.be/mkGflc_pScY

Knowldale car clubs mini Miglia rally 2015

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:31 am
by moose
https://flic.kr/p/bsRQwj

Geoff taylor Steve Greenhill

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:18 am
by ljohnston1
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FRW 306C outside Strathpeffer Ross-Shire

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:51 pm
by oneofapair
This Picture was taken in Canterbury Kent ,late 60's/early 70's having competed at the first/early Lydden rallycross meeting

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:14 am
by knocker
oneofapair wrote:This Picture was taken in Canterbury Kent ,late 60's/early 70's having competed at the first/early Lydden rallycross meeting

After a shopping trip with the wife...

Re: Rally Imps

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:04 pm
by RGWM
Richard Claydon wrote:FRW 304C with JDU 46E at yesterday's Rally Day at Castle Combe.

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I've just been inspecting JDU 46E as its been bought my someone local to me who got in touch. Looks a very genuine car to me - though obviously had a hard life ;).

Anyone have any more information about it......?