Sunday, 06 May 2012 02:45

Motormarques revisits Rob Roy 2002

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For ten or more years Motormarques has been presenting photos of Classic Cars from all over the world. In resuming the 'Bill's Corner' section of the great, but now discontinued, UK site Motorsnippets, the objective of Motormarques was to revive and preserve images of classic cars and their drivers that might otherwise fade from view if not from memory. That objective still holds. Following on from the Richard Abey, Bill Hunter report of the VHRR Trident Cup meeting at Rob Roy on 22 April 2012,  I have chosen part of a set of Motormarques photos taken at Rob Roy, Victoria, Australia, on 10 February, 2002.Readers, locations, machines and drivers are clearly not what they used to be. But the life of them will be preserved for as long as we're able. 
   Few drivers in the world of classic car racing can match Trevor Cole's ability and success that have been admired for over half a century.
                                                  As always - click on the small images to get the enlarged image.
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   This is how Rob Roy used to look.  Even in drought it was magic.  I don't know the names of drivers  Nor even of their cars.
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   Some cars - everyone remembers.  But not always the modifications  My photos were/are not always brilliant.  But many people in them will remember.
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  Rob Roy is often cold and damp.  The personalities always cheerful.  I guess this is Leo Bates' car  It held the hillclimb record
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   Straight out competition cars  Or road-registered sports cars  They always have been magic Like Norm Beechey they just keep on going.
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   I need help here  There was a Lotus Exige at the VHRR meeting on 22 April 2012  I think this is a Berkeley  Mini near turn 1
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   I think this is the Lancia Ford Splthat Bill Redpath drives   And I think this is Bil Redpath  Holden driven by Webster - I'mjust going on the signwriting  Don Kinsey (with microphone) is oneof the everlasting personalities andcompetitors. 
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