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Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of Power

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Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of Power

Postby TopCat » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:32 pm

-In "Butch"- 1968 Z/28 Chevrolet Camaro

http://www.cpop.co.uk/

"Goodwood of the north"

see you there?

STOP PRESS!
Herman also has an entry

all I need is another driver!
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Re: Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of P

Postby Jeroen » Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:44 am

Entering 2 cars huh, nice! Bring a driver and a photographer, or a videographer!
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Re: Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of P

Postby TopCat » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:09 am

Well I only entered Herman as they said they thought they already had a Camaro entered = the Brut 33 car driven by Stuart Graham

he is without a car - so I've asked him to drive Herman. this is quite a logistical exercise bearing in mind it is TT week (ferries and planes full etc!)
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Re: Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of P

Postby TopCat » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:36 am



I will confirm the driver line up IDC
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Re: Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of P

Postby Jeroen » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:43 am

:thumbsup
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Re: Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of P

Postby TopCat » Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:53 pm

Drivers confirmed:
Being yours truly and also David Piper in Camaro

and David Mylchreest in Herman
David has raced at Classic Le Mans and is the TT safety car driver

David Piper is well known to many:

"This 1968 Chevrolet Camaro is driven by David Piper and Tim Boles and is entered by TCB Racing. Why is David Piper driving a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro when he is most usually known for his exploits during the 1960’s in Ferrari GTOs, and P4s and the Porsche 917?
The answer of course lies in the fact that David used to race this black 1968 Chevrolet Camaro in the 1968 and 1969 British Touring Car Championship, winning against the favoured front runner Frank Gardner at Crystal Palace in his big block Camaro. Frank went on the win the BTCC.
The background to the black racing Camaro is as ever with stories of David Piper’s exploits a matter of public record and David vs. Goliath achievements. The story began with the Southern based GP Speed Shop which was established in the mid 1960s by South African race mechanic Pierre Du Plessis who worked on Ferraris, GT40s and Lolas and similar from a none too salubrious premises at the Ham, Brentford Middlesex. He saw the opportunity in producing Beach Buggies in the UK, and at last saw his chance when he brought a “Manx” beach buggy kit from the US and stowed it aboard the sleeping compartment of the support vehicle of the Formula 3 team he was working with at that time.
When the kit eventually arrived in the UK Pierre and his partner John Jobber set about designing what became the GP Beach Buggy- GP standing for Grand Prix- it was an immediate hit in London at the time during the swinging sixties, and a boom resulted with GP eventually producing a stretched version and even an LDV pickup- others followed but GP was the UK forerunner of the entire UK Beach Buggy craze.
Pierre Du Plessis managed a racing team in Britain and entered David Piper in the 1968 Black Camaro in the BTCC. Tragically Pierre died at the age of only 38 as a result of appendicitis.
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Re: Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of P

Postby Jeroen » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:19 pm

Truly impressed! David has been off my radar for several years, always loved to see him still in action in the 917, was surprised and glad to see him pop up at the 74MM and it must be really great to have him drive the Camaro together with you! A million thumbs up!

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Re: Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of P

Postby TopCat » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:21 am

Quite a story here

We had been given an entry back in 2009 but not since!

anyway the organisers said that they might Have the BRUT 33 Camaro driven by Stuart Graham - and thus Butch would not be needed
well of course I then offered up Herman- only one of two genuine B6s in the British Isles

They then accepted Butch and then a day later Herman also got an entry!! Wow- we are honoured- but rather lacking in drivers!

I was to co drive Butch With David Piper- eventually I persuaded David Mylchreest to drive Herman; his main claim to fame is that he is the lead safety car driver during Isle of Man TT- he would have to get one of the team to stand in during Senior Race day and come over in Herman (on the road)

The event was pretty wet - as usual! Herman was in a class of serious racers- David only just behind a full on E46 Racer!!
Butch managed second in the classic suipercar class beating the Countach and several 60's Astons, Jaguars and Ferraris and 1 x Mustang.



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Re: Topcat Confirmed entry for 2016 Chomondeley Pageant of P

Postby Jeroen » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:36 pm

Doing some catching up, looks and sounds like you guys had a great weekend out there!
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