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pretty useless car for this race; the Vauxhall Firenza of Andrew Thorpe
which was just over 2000 cc - and competing with CSL and Capri. The car
did not qualify.
|Bevan's Imp was there, of course.
|Melvyn Adams would retire this Imp...
|... just like Nick May would.
|An unusual car: the Datsun Sunny, which would race in Holland from 1974 onwards.
|At first sight this looks like an Escort RS 1600; but it isn't; it is the 1300 BDA of Peter Hanson, one of the few 16-valve 1300 Escorts in Britain, sometimes referred to as "RS 1300". The fruits of homologation...
|An entry not very popular with certain German press ("a running chicane"): the Opel Manta of Heine and de Vries. As often, they soldiered on to 10th overall. And the car - it would have looked great with a little attention to detail and a nice colour scheme...
|Alfa Romeo turned up with the good old GTAm's, three of them.
|Since the British Broadspeed Capri was destroyed at the British GP meeting, the Belgian sister car of Bourgoignie was brought in, its BP decals replaced with Shell logos in a funny sort of way. No sign of Lindrick Finance. Did I already mention it? Take a look at Robert Clayson's site: Robert Clayson Photographic
|The 1602 BMW of Tibor and Hegels.
|Gardner's mighty Chevrolet.
|Hezemans arriving in style.
|Brian Muir checking the bill of yet another repair to his Alpina BMW?
|The Ford factory team, with three cars. On the right it would be Mass, Fitzpatrick, Glemser and team director Kranefuss (with cap). Below two basically identical cars - but what a beauties...
|Apart from the works team, BMW always had their privateer squad. They would win this race, actually.
|The rear of one of the works cars.
|Two works BMW's - just enjoy the sight.
|Two Alpina BMW's: on the left the private Cocher car, on the right the Ertl/Bell car which would win the race.
|This is the Müller/Ogrodowcyk coupé.
|The Leech Mustang.
|Nick May's Escort.
|On the way to the grid: Hanson...
|... and the Manta and an Alfa.
|And here we go!
|Rouse fighting with Muir and another Capri.
|The Imp of McGovern finished 11th overall.
|This is Les Nash, 15th.
|The Datsun finished ninth overall, the Escort following may be Barrios.
|The Broadspeed Capri was a little damaged in the race (it just wasn't a Broadspeed year!).
|The Capris had a difficult time in Silverstone. In the end, Mass was second...
|... but Glemser and Fitzpatrick (here) did not finish.
|Hezemans finished in fourth place in heat one, but then it was over.
|Star of the race was the orange Alpina BMW of Ertl and Bell, winning both heats.
|A pit stop for Gardner's Camaro.
|A Capri-BMW battle.
|Alpina sandwitched the Capri with a first and a third.
|A great race for them.
|The fourth and final Alpina CSL was the Ogrodowczyk/Müller car, which retired; here leading the Sanger Camaro, 13th.
|Heine/de Vries in a battle with "Paco".
|The small division was won by de Uriarte and Le Guellec, a great 4th overall.
|A 1600 cc BMW here, driven by Tibor and Hegels.
|And Alfa Romeo? The GTAm's were unable to catch the modern competitors.
|Only Facetti was able to finish in the top-six.
|Bourgoignie wouldn't been happy if he saw his car like this...