1980's racing Imp images

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1980's racing Imp images

Postby 617sqn » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:25 pm

I am in the throes of construction a shed/workshop and during todays "tidy up" I came across these images taken at Brands Hatch, I'd guess in the early to mid 80's, when I was a regular at such events as the Wendy Wools challenges etc. Back then we used to be able to walk under the track from the paddock and watch the racing from the infield. Plus we were very close to the cars and "stars". I had a number of one-to-one chats with Barry Sheene over the fence back in the day............ sigh.

Anyway, someone might recognise themselves or the cars from these two scans. Just shows how interested I was in IMPs still, having not owned one for about 10 years when these were taken. I hasten to add that Isis had a completely different meaning back in the day :(

Looking at these a bit closer, the black saloon says Driver Trevor Gibbs and has Bognor Regis Motor Club on the rear quarter.

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Re: 1980's racing Imp images

Postby The Nun » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:32 pm

Be interesting to know if the cars still exist in some form or other.
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Re: 1980's racing Imp images

Postby 617sqn » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:40 pm

I have to say I'm in love with the lines of the black one 8)

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Re: 1980's racing Imp images

Postby colin rooney » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:14 pm

Andy could you please put these in the spaceframe thread

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Re: 1980's racing Imp images

Postby 617sqn » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:17 pm

'course :D

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Re: 1980's racing Imp images

Postby driftwood » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:55 pm

ISIS Stilleto car is Barry Reece sadly he had huge crash in the car at Castle Coombe and a few years later he died from the injuries he had from the crash
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Re: 1980's racing Imp images

Postby 617sqn » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:41 am

Oh. That's awful. And very sad. :cry:

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