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Club News 2005

 
News item date: 21st December 2005
 
  Questionnaire and Club Meeting on Saturday 10th December 2005  
 
We are holding the Club meeting at The White Horse in Silverstone village at 11.30am on Saturday 10th December, finishing before 2pm.

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News item date: 6th December 2005
 
  Silverstone Club meeting on Saturday 10th December 2005 and the Club AGM and Dinner/Dance on Friday 24th February 2006
at the Stratford on Avon Moathouse Hotel
 
 
Silverstone Club meeting - This will be held on Saturday 10th December at the White Horse pub in Silverstone village starting at 11.30am and finishing before 2pm, allowing people to purchase food and drink. Members should e-mail the Club with any particular subject matter, but we will deal with such items as race programme, finances, car eligibility, safety issues and so on. Prospective members are of course very welcome to attend but please let the office know one way or the other.

As in 2005 we are exhibiting at the Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh, near Leamington Spa, and at the end of the first day, Friday 24th February 2006, we shall be holding the AGM, for club members only, starting at 6pm. This will be followed by the dinner/dance and we hope to have Don Law's Roadrunner band. As previous attendees will know this is an informal but smart and fun evening, and order forms will be e-mailed to everyone in a few weeks time. Please make a date in your diary now!

News item date: 21st November 2005
 
  Andy Wallace tests with Group C/GTP Racing !
 
 
As part of our winter publicity programme with Motorsport magazine we organised a test day for Andy Wallace to try three very different C1 cars, specifically for an article in the February 2006 issue of Motorsport plus the opportunity for him to try a C2 and a GTP Argo for our own story purposes.

Thanks go to the car owners, David Mercer, Nick Rini, Penny Graham, Richard Oddie and John Edwards and a big thank you to Donington Park and Sunoco Race Fuels for their help in supporting the event. A special thank you to the respective preparation companies, Phil Stott Motorsport, Don Law Racing, Hepworth International, Weylock Racing and ISL Motorsport.

Particular thanks are due to Andy Wallace for the easy and enjoyable manner in which he helped with the day and, not the least, his great sense of humour. You will see from the photos below that Donington Park was minus the garages and control tower which are now being replaced by a modern stylish set-up ready for 2006.

 
This is the view looking towards Redgate and you can see that everything up to the fairly new paddock suite has been flattened ready for the new garages and control tower.   Despite warnings to the contrary we were pleasantly surprised, if not amazed, to discover that Donington had erected two large tents for testers.
     
 
Organising the day! Andy Wallace and Richard Heseltine (R) - Motorsport Features Editor, get their instructions for the day from 'the ancient one'.   Being too early in the day (10am) for Justin, Andy Wallace warmed up Nick Rini's XJR12 and, being very familiar with these Jaguars enjoyed himself enormously.
     
David Mercer warmed up the car (if not the tyres) and Andy Wallace soon got the hang of the Spice and, despite a very cold track, was soon in the 1:03's.   Amazingly Andy had never driven a Porsche 962 but proceeded to do 4 or 5 laps in order to get a good feel of the car for the Motorsport article.
     
 
Alas soon after John Edwards warmed up the Texas Argo, the gear box gremlins returned and all drive was lost. A disappointment for John but a great effort.   Great to see Mike Jankowski and Jamie Campbell-Walter shaking down Mike's Courage. Many congratulations to Mike and his LMES Team for a fantastic season. We know this is Motorsport but Creation Autosportif were unlucky not to win overall.
     
 
Those of you with keen eye sight will be able to get a good idea of the new Donington buildings from the above photograph. To learn more about it go to
http://www.donington-park.co.uk/news/story.asp?file=051019

News item date: 15th November 2005
 
  Entry for Estoril, 7-9 October 2005
 
 
No Class Entrant Car cc. Year Colour/Livery
2 GTP1 Richard Eyre (D1) Jaguar XJR16 3000 (T) 1991 White ‘Bud Light’
    Janine Payne (D2)        
4 GTP1 Christian Gläsel Jaguar XJR8/9 7000 1989 White/Purple ‘Silk Cut’
8 GTP1 Justin Law Jaguar XJR-12 6500 1990 White/Purple ‘Silk Cut’
12 GTP1 Jim Mullen Spice-Chevrolet GTP 6500 1992 Red/Purple/Yellow ‘Denon’
18 GTP1 Paul Whight Aston Martin AMR-1 6300 1989 Red/White/Blue ‘Mobil 1’
21 GTP1 David Mercer Spice SE90C Cosworth 3500 1990 White
27 GTP1 Charlie Agg Nissan R90CK 3500 (T) 1990 Yellow ‘From A’
28 GTP1 Richard Oddie Argo-Chevrolet JM20C GTP 6870 1990 Black
29 GTP1 Martyn Eyre Gebhardt Cosworth 3500 1992 Red/Yellow ‘Momo’
32 GTP1 Nick Rini Jaguar XJR-12D 7500 1990 White ‘Bud Light’
39 GTP1 Klaus Frers Porsche 962 3000 1988 Yellow ‘From A’
101 GTP1 Simon Pullan Porsche 962C 3200 (T) 1989 Red/Black ‘Kenwood’
19 GTP3 John Edwards Argo JMC19 3900 1988 Blue/Red/White ‘Texaco’
70 GTP1 Nigel James Spice SE86 Pontiac Fierro 3500 1986 White/Red ‘Listerine’
37 GTP4 Richard Bateman Tiga-Rover - GC287 2994 1987 White
81 GTP4 Richard Chester Tiga 287 Buick GTP 3000 1987 White/Red ‘Abdex’
103 GTP4 Duncan McKay Bardon-Ford DB2 3300 1984 Red

News item date: 4th October 2005
 
  NEW Club Clothing
 
 
Specially tailored for people who are allergic to white (!), we now have dark blue T-shirts which may well appeal to many of the race engineers. They are also being supplied in ladies style/sizes.

Also new are ladies and mens 'Oxford' shirts with a very discreet Club logo in the 'same' colour thread as the shirt material. These will appeal to people who would like to support the Club by buying smart clothing that is not overtly branded, making it ideal for post-race socialising. These are available in blue or white for men and blue for ladies.

News item date: 31st August 2005
 
  Entry for Donington, 2-4 September 2005
 
 
No Class Entrant(E) / Driver(D) Car cc. Year Colour/Livery
2 GTP1 Richard Eyre Jaguar XJR16 3000 (T) 1991 White ‘Bud Light’
4 GTP1 JD Classics (E) Jaguar XJR11 3500 (T) 1990 Purple/White ‘Silk Cut’
    Gary Pearson (D)        
8 GTP1 Peter McLaughlin Spice SE90C Cosworth 3500 1989 White
12 GTP1 Jim Mullen Spice-Chevrolet GTP 6500 1992 Red/Purple/Yellow ‘Denon’
14 GTP1 Henry Pearman Porsche 962 3000 (T) 1989 Pink/White
17 GTP1 Nigel James Porsche - 962C 3000 (T) 1989 White/Green/Gold ‘tictac’
18 GTP1 Paul Whight (D) Aston Martin AMR-1 6300 1989 Red/White/Blue ‘Mobil 1’
    Gavan Kershaw (D2)        
21 GTP1 David Mercer Spice SE90C Cosworth 3500 1990 White
27 GTP1 Charlie Agg Nissan R90CK 3500 (T) 1990 Yellow ‘From A’
28 GTP1 Richard Oddie (D1) Argo-Chevrolet JM20C GTP 6870 1990 Black ‘Cotelligence’
    Stephen Hepworth (D2)        
29 GTP1 Martyn Eyre Gebhardt Cosworth 3500 1992 Red/Yellow ‘Momo’
32 GTP1 Nick Rini Jaguar XJR-12D 7500 1990 White ‘Bud Light’
88 GTP1 Nick Randall (E/D1) Nissan - NPT-90 GTP 3000 (T) 1990 Red/White/Blue ‘NPT1’
    Chris Randall (D2)        
101 GTP1 Simon Pullan Porsche 962C 3200 (T) 1989 Red/Black ‘Kenwood’
19 GTP3 John Edwards Argo JMC19 3900 1988 Blue/Red/White ‘Texaco’
26 GTP3 Alvin Powell Tiga 288 (upgraded) 3500 1988 Red
37 GTP4 Richard Bateman Tiga-Rover - GC287 2994 1987 White
41 GTP4 Jim Graham EMKA Aston Martin 5400 1983 Red ‘Hawaiian Tropic’
78 GTP4 Andrew Smith Ecosse - Ford 285 3300 1985 White/Blue ‘Henry’
79 GTP4 Alasdair McCaig Ecosse - Rover 3000 1986 White/Blue ‘Reggie’
81 GTP4 Richard Chester Tiga 287 Buick GTP 3000 1987 White/Red ‘Abdex’
103 GTP4 Duncan McKay Bardon-Ford DB2 3300 1984 Red ‘Goodmans’

News item date: 30th August 2005
 
  Entry for Silverstone - 29/31 July 2005
 
 
No Class Entrant/Driver Nat Car cc. Colour Year
2 GTP1 Richard Eyre GB Jaguar XJR16 3000 (T) White -Bud Light 1991
    Janine Payne (R) GB        
4 GTP1 Gary Pearson GB Jaguar XJR11 3500 (T) Purple/White - Silk Cut 1990
6 GTP1 Janine Payne GB Porsche 962 3000 (T) Green - Leyton House 1989
    Richard Eyre (R) GB        
8 GTP1 Peter McLaughlin USA Spice SE90 3500 White/Red 1989
12 GTP1 Jim Mullen USA Spice GTP 6500 Red/Purple/Yellow 1992
14 GTP1 Henry Pearman GB Porsche 962 3000 (T) Pink/White 1989
17 GTP1 Nigel James GB Porsche 962C 3000 (T) White - ’tic-tac’ 1989
19 GTP3 John Edwards GB Argo JMC19 3900 Blue/White/Red - Texas 1988
21 GTP1 David Mercer GB Spice SE90C 3500 White 1990
22 GTP5 Ian Stinton GB Harrier GT1 2000 (T) Yellow 1997
27 GTP1 Charlie Agg GB Nissan R90CK 3500 (T) Yellow - From A 1990
28 GTP1 Richard Oddie GB Argo Chevrolet JM20C 6300 Metallic Grey - Cotelligent 1990
29 GTP1 Martyn Eyre GB Gebhardt Cosworth 3500 Red/Yellow - Momo 1992
31 GTP5 Michael Christopher GB Prosport LM3000 3000 Red 1991
32 GTP1 Nick Rini USA Jaguar XJR12D 7500 White - Bud Light 1990
37 GTP4 Richard Bateman GB Tiga Rover GC287 2994 White 1987
38 GTP1 Derek Hood GB Jaguar XJ12LM 7400 Purple - White Silk Cut 1991
    Wil Arif (R)          
42 GTP5 Per-Olof Thunberg SW Porsche 935 3200 Orange - Jagermeister 1980
51 GTP1 Michael Schuster D Argo judd JM19 3498 Red 1988
60 GTP1 Justin Law GB Jaguar XJR10 3000 (T) White – Castrol 1989
78 GTP4 Andrew Smith GB Ecosse - Ford 285 3300 White/Blue - Henry 1985
79 GTP4 Alasdair McCaig GB Ecosse - Rover 3000 White/Blue - Reggie 1986
81 GTP4 Richard Chester GB Tiga 287 Buick GTP 3000 White/Red - Abdex 1987
88 GTP1 Chris Randall GB Nissan NTP1 GTP 3000 (T) Blue/Red 1990
    and Nick Randall GB        
101 GTP1 Simon Pullan BG Porsche 962C 3200 (T) Red/Black – Kenwood 1989
103 GTP4 Duncan McKay GB Bardon Ford DB2 3300 Red - Goodmans 1984
111 GTP3 Harvey Cooke GB Spice SE88C 3900 White/Blue - Rexona 1988
133 GTP1 Jim Graham GB Porsche 962C 3000 (T) Red - Takefuji 1989

News item date: 27th July 2005
 
  Entry for Brands Hatch - 23/24 July 2005
 
 
No Class Entrant/Driver Nat Car cc. Colour Year
2 GTP1 Richard Eyre GB Jaguar XJR16 3000 (T) White -Bud Light 1991
    Janine Payne (R) GB Possible 2nd driver for one race      
4 GTP1 Gary Pearson GB Jaguar XJR11 3500 (T) Purple/White - Silk Cut 1990
6 GTP1 Janine Payne GB Porsche 962 3000 (T) Green - Leyton House 1989
8 GTP1 Peter McLaughlin USA Spice SE90C 3500 White/Red 1989
14 GTP1 Henry Pearman GB Porsche 962 3000 (T) Pink and white 1989
16 GTP4 Peter Schleifer D March Chevrolet 84G 6000 Black/Silver 1983
    and John Grant GB        
17 GTP1 Nigel James GB Porsche 962C 3000 (T) White/’tic-tac’ 1989
19 GTP3 John Edwards GB Argo JMC19 3900 Blue/White - Red Texaco 1988
21 GTP1 David Mercer GB Spice SE90C 3500 White 1990
27 GTP1 Charlie Agg GB Nissan R90CK 3500 (T) Yellow - From A 1990
28 GTP1 Richard Oddie GB Argo Chevrolet JM20C 6300 Metallic Grey 1990
29 GTP1 Martyn Eyre GB Gebhardt Cosworth 3500 Red/Yellow – Momo 1992
31 GTP5 Michael Christopher GB Prosport LM3000 3000 Red 1991
32 GTP1 Nick Rini USA Jaguar XJR12D 7500 White - Bud Light 1990
37 GTP4 Richard Bateman GB Tiga Rover GC287 2994 White 1987
38 GTP1 Derek Hood GB Jaguar XJ12LM 7400 Purple - White Silk Cut 1991
42 GTP5 Per-Olof Thunberg SW Porsche 935 3200 Orange - Jagermeister 1980
51 GTP1 Michael Schuster D Argo judd JM19 3498 Red 1988
82 GTP1 Jenna Brorsson SW Porsche 962 3000 (T) White/Black 1991
88 GTP1 Chris Randall GB Nissan NTP1 GTP 3000 (T) Blue/Red 1990
    and Nick Randall GB        
103 GTP4 Duncan McKay GB Bardon Ford DB2 3300 Red - Goodmans 1984
112 GTP1 Jim Mullen USA Spice GTP 6500 Red/Purple/Yellow 1992
133 GTP1 Jim Graham GB Porsche 962C 3000 (T) Red - Takefuji 1989

News item date: 18th July 2005
 
  Race Awards - Club Rules
 
 
Trophies will be supplied by the race organiser or the Club and will be presented in accordance with the following 'rules'.

A trophy for each race for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall.
Class winners for each race (excluding Class 1).
1st in class up to 3 race starters.
2nd in class where 4 or more cars start.
3rd in class where 7 or more cars start.

News item date: 7th July 2005
 
   
 
Official fuel supplier to Group C/GTP Racing

We are delighted to confirm that the Anglo American Oil Company, suppliers of Sunoco & R racing fuels, have recently been appointed as the official fuel supplier (non-exclusive).

Although most of you will be thinking of fuel only, many will be pleased to see that this company also supplies very high quality racing lubricants and brake fluids at competitive prices.

This new arrangement ensures that members requiring fuels to be delivered to the race events can benefit from a free of charge delivery service. Please note that one or two of the fuels are offered at a special price.

In addition, we now expect the Anglo American Oil Company to have a support vehicle at the Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Donington race meetings.

For detailed information on their products and services please go to their website www.aaoil.co.uk

For more specific prices and a Group C/GTP Racing order form, please contact the Club at contact@groupc-gtpracing.com


News item date: 29th June 2005
 
   
 
Second race of the new season at Nurburgring, 24/26 June 2005

Three more 'New' cars join the growing total for Group C/GTP Racing and two that had planned to race at Monza but did not 'make the cut'!

Porsche 962 - Klaus Frers

The car started life in January 1988 as Chassis 962.132 with Team Nova (semi works team in Japan). Drivers in 1988 were H. Okada and S. Dickens. The car number was 27, with 'From A' livery. They won the Japanese Championship for sports cars (drivers and makes).

Klaus Frers bought the car in October 2004 and shipped it back to Germany and has completely stripped and rebuilt it for Nurburgring 2005.

The following two Porsches have just returned from their final test session at Anderstorp and are now being race prepped for Nurburgring.

Porsche 935K3 - Thomas Henrysson

The car will be driven by Thomas Henrysson, well known Swedish Historic Racer, including Lotus models, in Europe.

Porsche 962 CK-10 - Jenna Brorsson

The 962 is to be driven by Swedish lady racer, Jenna Brorsson, who has competed successfully in the Swedish Carrera Cup and came 7th overall in 2004. As was the Porsche 935 above, this car was built by the Kremer brothers in 1991.

Both cars have been totally dismantled and rebuilt with full crack testing throughout to comply with Group C/GTP Racing's Sporting Code. The cars are being entered by Porsche enthusiast, Claes Wahlund from Sweden and run by Autoart Motorsport.

Martyn Eyre - Gebhardt 3.5 Cosworth

Having missed Monza, Martyn is joining us in the very unusual Gebhardt 3.5 Cosworth DFR. The car, which will be run in Momo colours, is thought to be the one that ran in 1992, which raced in WSC at Silverstone driven by Frank Kramer and Almo Copelli but failed to finish.

However, and more significantly, it came fourth at Monza the same year with the same drivers.

Chris Crawford of ADA and Group C fame (ADA made several of the critical components on the Gebhardt cars) said "the car was beautifully made, being designed for long distance events, not sprint races, so it was inevitably a little bit heavy".

Martyn Eyre is looking forward to the more gentlemanly race craft of the competitive owner-drivers in Group C/GTP racing, having had an 'exciting' time in the Radical Enduros in the last two years.

Janine Payne - Porsche 962
Initial bodywork problems in testing at Monza resulted in the car NOT racing at Monza, so this will be the first time out with Group C/GTP Racing. Janine Payne is hoping to run with Group C/GTP racing in at least 3 of the 2005 events and is now the Number one driver for this car in 2005, although also hoping to race Richard Eyre's Jaguar XJR16 later in the season.

As Richard Eyre's Jaguar XJR16 will not be ready, he will share with Janine (partner) in this, the 2nd race of the Group C/GTP Racing season.

This Porsche 962 is believed to a 1987 Kremer car, which took part in Interserie races in 87/88 and it is understood to have been taken to Japan in 1990. Indeed many of the key parts are stamped with the Kremer markings. The car is painted in Leyton House colours. It has the later all water cooled engine introduced in 1989 and is expected to be very competitive in Janine's hands.

News item date: 10th June 2005
   
 
Brands Hatch, 23 - 24 July 2005, Provisional Timetable Posted

The provisional timetable for Brands Hatch can now be viewed on the 2005 Calendar page.

The timetable for Orwell Supersports is also shown for the courtesy of Group C/GTP Racing members who are also running in this event.


Silverstone, 29 - 31 July 2005, Provisional Timetable Posted

The provisional timetable for Silverstone can now be viewed on the 2005 Calendar page.

The timetable for TGP is also shown for the courtesy of Group C/GTP Racing members who are also running in this event.

News item date: 10th June 2005
 
   
 
Silverstone Press Test Day, 20 May 2005

This was the day to promote the new meeting at the end of July, called Silverstone Classic. A number of members took advantage of the FREE day to test cars.

A great relief that none of the Monza runners 'fell off'!

Thanks to the members for supporting the club and Silverstone.

Henry Pearman in the ex-Richard Lloyd Porsche 962. Jim Graham gearbox and brake testing Penny's TakeFuji Porsche 962.
   
Nick Randall at last having a decent run in
a Group C car again and enjoying it.
Nigel James has done a huge amount of work developing his 'tic tac' liveried 962 and now loves it.

New member Janine Payne,
who did brilliantly in her
first TGP race at Hockenheim,
now joins us at Monza in
Richard Eyre's Porsche 962.
John Pearson Snr, probably the most knowledgable
expert on 1950 Jaguar race
cars, inspects Nigel James'
Porsche 962.
Nick Rini, having escaped
from all that unpleasant
sunshine in Florida, managed
to 'tip-toe' around the
damp GP circuit in his XJR12.

News item date: 23rd May 2005
 
   
 
Sunday Race Time Change, Monza, 27 - 29 May 2005

The Group C/GTP race start time on Sunday has been changed to 15.15.


News item date: 3rd May 2005
 
   
 
Monza, 27 - 29 May 2005, Timetable Posted

The timetable for Monza can now be viewed on the 2005 Calendar page.

The timetable for F 1 TGP is also shown for the courtesy of Group C/GTP Racing members also running in this event.

News item date: 15th April 2005
 
   
 
Membership Renewal, Six Race Package and Estoril

A fantastic race season is in prospect and members who wish to buy the SIX RACE PACKAGE have a super opportunity to get outsatnding value by taking up the EARLY BIRD package before Thursday 31st March 2005. In addition, they can benefit at Estoril with start money, making the six race package great value.

Renewal of membership is due by Thursday 31st March 2005 and we look forward to receiving applications and payment in the next few days.

We have recently confirmed testing options at Siilverstone and Donington starting on 22nd April. Please contact the club if you would like further information

We want to make Estoril an END OF TERM special where we can celebrate the season in the sun, accompanied by good food and wine. We look forward to as many people as possible signing up for the WHOLE season so that we present the circuits with grids of 20 cars or more throughout the year, an exciting prospect.

News item date: 24th March 2005
 
   
  Group C/GTP Racing Dinner/Dance & Stand at the Historic Motorsport Show

   
The dinner/dance was a great success with 84 attendees, including 10 people who flew in from overseas. A fantastic evening was had by everyone!!

The Group C stand at the Historic Motorsport show was extremely busy with plenty of interest from enthusiasts which is a good omen for the coming season.

News item date: 4th March 2005
 
   
 
Group C/GTP Racing AGM and Dinner/Dance, Friday 25 February 2005

This year the Club will be holding their AGM and dinner/dance at The Stratford Moat House, Stratford upon Avon, on Friday 25th February.

The AGM, for club members only, will start at 6 o'clock to receive a report from the Committee, present a summary of the Club's accounts and to elect Directors and Officers.

After the serious stuff members and friends can then enjoy the dinner/dance which will start at 8 o'clock.

There will be seating for 8 at a table, so why not make up a table with friends?

By popular request we will again be dancing to Don Law's fantastic Roadrunner rock band.

Tickets £40 per person and dress code smart casual - Jacket and tie for the men and 'glad rags' for the girls, no jeans please.

An email will go out to members at the end of the week with further details.

News item date: 19th January 2005
 
 
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