It's Geoff Rumble's new Dastle as it debuted at Wimbledon Stadium on 17th May 1969. That's Mick Miller in 22 on the outside. The blocks on the ground, bottom left of shot, were one of many things tried by Spedeworth to mark the inside of the stock car track (as opposed to the inside shale speedway track).
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...and now you must excuse me, I need to have my nap...
Post by haflinger121 on Oct 14, 2011 23:28:29 GMT 1
Definitely Wimbledon, and I would say they are probably facing the wrong way as they are on the grand parade. Those metal "planks" were good for many a cut side wall on people's tyres. They also used to break the links apart sometimes and great long sausages of them would end up being dragged round the track!
Geat pic and the indy car did run on 10" wheels in the photos I've seen - as far as I recall it started off with a beam front axle later changed to independent so maybe not its first meeting. Great pic's of the Pat French car and does have the look of a V8 Dastle. I seem to remember a meeting at Hednesford where there were three V8's running but the class never took off beyond that
I have been browsing this great debate and wonder if we are going to see any more car photos put up on here? It would be really great to see one of Geoff Rumble. Any news update on him? I hope he's still around but guess he's long ago given up on midget cars. Wasn't Geoff in that group that tried to get involved with the bike speedways - that must have been about 20 years ago now?
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