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· Tony Condon
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Hi David
great job as usual ,but what happened to the rheims lotus 21 you were preparing for this event?
since you have broken cover on the montana GP I,ll see if I can get my entry posted on this thread as it is also BRM engined

Cheers tony
 

· Tony Condon
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Hi
No sooner said than done
Here is my entry for the montana gp proxy race ,like daves ,somewhere between somerset and colorado
It is a 1963 Lotus 24 BRm ,that innes ireland drove in the 1963 international trophy at silverstone ,it was one of the first F1 events I went to and remember being mightyly impressed that good old Innes had put this privateer old fashioned spaceframe car on pole ahead of clark, hill, surtees etc and their works cars
Like most of these stories it didn,t have fairy tale ending .Having made a bad start ,the lime green BRP lotus had an enormous spin about lap 6 at the old woodcote ,went round at least 4 times ,but ireland gathered it all up without hitting anything and resumed down in tenth
By the race end he was up to fourth ,and broke the lap record on the last lap trying to catch trevor taylors lotus for third
I used an old Airfix body and modified the back with the low engine cover developed by BRP,
The chassis is a brass flexiboard with a rattle plate fitted
hope you like it




Cheers tony
 

· Tony Condon
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Hells bells chris that is really special ,how did you do the helmet ?
As an aside did the BRP really run with Stack pipes , I thought stack pipes went out during 1962
The early BRP lotus brms featured stack pipes but nor after the works BRMs dumped them in mid <62 or is my memory playing tricks on me

Cheers tony

PS whens the first race?
 

· Tony Condon
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Hi Chris
i stand corrected ,thats the second time this week I,ve been wrong ,must be getting old
Great car though

Cheers tony
 
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