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Circuit Racing Imps

Postby fsmlittler » Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:47 pm

Searching through old photos I came across the following photos.
This first one had 'AMOC Silverstone 1966' written on the back of it but I've no other infor on who it is etc.
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These two were taken at castle Coombe in 1991.
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Postby Turboimp » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:51 pm

that last one is Castle combe isnt it ? I have a picture of the car somewhere ..
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Postby Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:29 pm

The last one I think is the car owned by Peter Stride and actually was a 'Hartwell Imp', I seem to remember it appearing in an article in Practical Classics.
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Postby Turboimp » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:17 pm

yes peter stride , last seen there about 15 years ago
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Postby bazzateer » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:07 am

Turboimp wrote:that last one is Castle combe isnt it ? I have a picture of the car somewhere ..

Err.... yes, because ...........
fsmlittler wrote:These two were taken at castle Coombe in 1991.
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Postby Turboimp » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:54 am

ah yes i failed to spot that !
Here is a pic i took from probably that same meeting May 1991 ..

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Postby bazzateer » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:05 am

Love these 'period' photos :D
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Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby ImpManiac » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:00 pm

In a similar vein to the 'Spaceframe Imps' and 'Rally Imps' threads, it would be wonderful to see some photographs of steel-bodied racing Imps - HRSR, hillclimb and sprint competitors and so on.

Whilst it's not ready to compete in yet, I shall post some photographs of my own 1966 Singer Chamois, a wanna-be sprint and hillclimb contender, later on. :D

Let's see the photographs, then! 8) Engine compartments, interiors and external shots - as well as in competition.

:D :D

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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby KiwiHusky » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:30 am

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Here's one of my special saloon Imp that I raced in New Zealand in the early 1980's. It was a steel bodied 998 Imp with alloy doors (made those myself with internal frames and skins, all put together with solid rivets) and Bevan mods which I raced in the Open Saloon car series in New Zealand in the early 1980's. It still exists and is owned by Tony Mann who also owns the famous Sidchrome tools Imp which was originally driven by Jim Richards......as shown here:
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and here about 2006 after restoration to it's former glory:
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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby ImpManiac » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:09 pm

Very nice indeed! :-D Got any more photos of yours?

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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:37 pm

May I also suggest that pictures get added to the gallery, the problem with them being in threads is if the thread gets deleted then all the pics go in one swoop

just a suggestion :D
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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby ImpManiac » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:54 pm

^^ Good idea. What about both the gallery AND here! :-D :wink:

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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby Keith 'Supaimpy' Laming » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:48 pm

yes thread and gallery is ok, just loads of pics arriving I've never seen before and would hate to lose them .
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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby ganderson888 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:55 am

supaimpy wrote:May I also suggest that pictures get added to the gallery, the problem with them being in threads is if the thread gets deleted then all the pics go in one swoop

just a suggestion :D

I would also suggest that when replying to a post that contains a photo using the "Quote" option, the link to the photo should be deleted. That's the bit of code that has IMG in brackets before and after it.

This will speed up download times on slower older pcs as it will stop the thread jumping around whilst the pics are downloaded.
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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby KiwiHusky » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:27 am

Here's one of Jack Peat competing in his turbocharged Husky at Oddicombe hillclimb in the mid seventies.

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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby KiwiHusky » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:30 am

Impmaniac said
Very nice indeed! :-D Got any more photos of yours?


Yes, I'll dig a few more out.
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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby bazzateer » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:00 am

ganderson888 wrote:slower older pcs .


I'm a slow old DC actually Graham! :wink: :lol:
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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby apeximp » Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:14 pm

Some photos of my Fraser Imp on the site under " fraser imp " car is entered in this years HSCC series

all steel apart from boot and engine covers.



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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby colin rooney » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:21 pm

This was my dads original race imp which was a fraser group5 car ,it has now evolved into a special saloon

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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:40 pm

KiwiHusky wrote:Here's one of Jack Peat competing in his turbocharged Husky at Oddicombe hillclimb in the mid seventies.


That looks great , maybe I should signwrite mine with something :lol:
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Re: Circuit Racing Imps

Postby sumowomen » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:04 am

Hi All

I know this is an old topic but i've just found this site and wanted some help to find the white imp in the picture sponsored by nationwide crash repairs, i believe the car to have been owned and raced by nick humpreys in the early 80s and then sold to martyn sims whos name is on the car in the picture.
i'd like to now any think about this car and if anyone knows where it is or pictures that would be great.

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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby Mike Hanna » Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:05 pm

Hi. The" AMOC Silverstone 1966" photo could be Paul Emery. Mike
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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby knocker » Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:43 pm

Mike Hanna wrote:Hi. The" AMOC Silverstone 1966" photo could be Paul Emery. Mike


The Number 6 car was the works Paul Emery car driven by no other then the young Bill Mcgovern wearing a Kangol crash helmet probably left over from a Lambretta/Vespa days.

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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby ChrisBenoy » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:45 pm

Thought it was about time I put a few photos up of the recent HSCC HRSR racing imps...

My dads old car.

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And the new championship winning car

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Andy Jones

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Alan Kitson from a few years back

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Adrian Oliver's triple championship winning car

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Colin Gunton

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Graham Martin

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Mike Hanna's championship winning car

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Shaun Hazlewood

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Steve Platts

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Vince Frost

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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby oneofapair » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:34 am

Thats Bill Mcgovern ,famed Imp british saloon car champion with George Bevan imps,earlier running in a Paul Emery car
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Re: Steel-Bodied Racing Imps

Postby oneofapair » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:39 pm

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Oops , forgot to include subject picture;


A very young Bill Mcgovern in a Paul Emery imp
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