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The Right One – Chevrolet Corvette

A couple of months ago I was at a testing session at Mallory Park when I stumbled accross this Chevrolet C5 Corvette being prepared for the then forthcoming V de V Sports 4 hour race at Paul Ricard in September.

Chevrolet Corvette, Mallory Park

The car is owned by the father and son team of Richard and Benton Bryan who entered the car for Benton and Nigel Greensall to drive under the John H.Daniel name.

Chevrolet Corvette, Mallory Park

The GTV 1 spec racer is powered by a Katech C6 R motor.

Chevrolet Corvette, Mallory Park

At Mallory Nigel was trying out a new paddle shift in preparation for the race.

Chevrolet Corvette, Mallory Park

If your interested to know what it’s like sitting inside a GTV 1 Corvette
at speed Nigel can be seen on this link bettering the class lap record at Paul Ricard last year.

Chevrolet Corvette, Mallory Park

At the Paul Ricard 4H race the C5 qualified 11th, out of 40 but appears not to have completed a lap.

Chevrolet Corvette, Mallory Park

By all accounts the father and son Bryan team got started in racing when Mrs Bryan bought her husband an entry into the 1983 Walter Mitty Challenge for which Richard traded in his road going Ferrari 512 for a Le Mans version.

Chevrolet Corvette, Mallory Park

The Bryans stable of vehicles includes a 1986 Mustang GTP, 1988 Argo Chevrolet JM19 GTP and a brace of Group C Martini Lancia Ferrari LC2’s

Chevrolet Corvette, Mallory Park

… the latter may have influenced the choice of colours used on the body of this Corvette.

This post is dedicated to long time Corvette fan Sebastian Brochheuser who on will be tying the knot with his partner Julia on Saturday, I hope you will join me in wishing them well.

Thanks for joining me on this ‘Right One’ edition of ‘Gettin’ a lil psycho on tyres’ and that you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !

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A Lesson From Lotus – Elan plus 2

The elegant Lotus Elan plus 2 was introduced in 1967 .

It was capable of 120 mph powered by a 126 hp 1558 cc / 95 cu inch 4 cylinder engine.

5200 plus 2’s were made between 1967 and 1975. The registration of this model suggests it was made in between 1971 and 1972.

This non standard badge, celebrating all of the Lotus world constructors championships is at least 6 years younger than the rest of the vehicle to which it is affixed. Lotus Team Manager Peter Warr who played a role in the 1970, ’72 and ’73 championship victories passed away yesterday.

Peter should be best remembered for taking Ayrton Senna to Lotus on Ayrton’s own terms and extending the life of the Lotus F1 team by several years after the death of founder Colin Chapman. However he is most well known for saying of Nigel Mansell (above Lotus 87 in 1981) “he’ll never win a Grand Prix as long as I have a hole in my arse”, which was probably all the encouragement Nigel needed to leave the Lotus team and become the winner of the 4th most Grand Prix of all time a World and Indycar champ. The lesson from Lotus must be ‘never speak ill’. RIP Peter Warr.

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