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#1 1972xu1

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 09:26 PM

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#2 1972xu1

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 09:42 PM

Interested to chat to anyone who may have details or photos of this car.

 

Purchased by John Stoopman from Bayside Motors September 1972 and immediately registered as Group C race car. Cams registration application and log books confirm self-locating sprintmaster car

Raced in 1972 - 1973 Touring car and manufacturers championships by John Stoopman.  Best result 4th in Adelaide.

Sold to Graeme Slater and first road registered late 1973, 2nd in Victorian Hill Climb championship - Im told?

Graeme sold to Chris Brockhoff who supplied original log books and race history 74 onwards

Traded at Blanchard Motors and returned to road car by Deane Hill. Webbers replaced with 949 early xu1 strombergs and NP block installed with original xu1 head

Featured racing  in Holden 25th anniversary of Holden promo movie - not sure what track

Livery has been returned from Autopics photos of Calder late 72

Have owned for last 30 years

I have no photos from rear and interested in any other information fellow forumers may have



#3 Ice

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 10:16 PM

This is all i got

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:25 PM


thanks that was sandown laps and display last year

 



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:34 PM

Thats correct i could give you number if that helps

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 08:39 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=ZTWgsugZpvo

 

Can anyone clarify the track at 15:20 in?
 



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:32 PM

I reckon it's Oran Park, the pits especially.

 

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:35 PM

Is this the same car Phil ,listed as car number 30 in class D.I will have a look through some old magazines and see what I can find.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:22 AM

hmm..the pits do look  a little like OP, but right at the end of that clip of the car on the track, he goes around a corner with a big grassy bank to the left, not sure OP had that feature?

Lakeside?, Surfers? did the car ever run there?

 

I guess with Holden being Melbourne centric, you'd guess a Vic track?



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:31 AM

Heading around the bottom going back to cross the bridge maybe?



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:45 AM

Oran Park tribute video.



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 06:18 PM

Hi folks, I dont believe it raced at Oran Park.  He also upgraded cars each year and I belive bought the ex-bob jane car for Bathurst 1973 which is now in the Museum their.  This was the 72-73 car.   



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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:04 PM

Stoopman finished 10th in the Marlboro Cup at Oran Park in the XU1 in 1972.

http://touringcarrac... Oran Park.html



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Posted Yesterday, 10:22 PM

I stand corrected 






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