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4101Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] My Lotus Mk10/now Lotus 9

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  • David&Carol
    Mar 8, 2013
      Hi Michael,

      Small world. I only saw it race once at Marlboro in July 1962 (sorry about the 1967 typo).

      Best wishes,


      On 8 Mar 2013, at 11:17, Bob wrote:

      That appears to be the Lotus Mk10 , I owned in 1959

      From: David&Carol <scshmoo@...>
      To: Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com 
      Sent: Friday, March 8, 2013 3:34 PM
      Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] My Lotus Mk10/now Lotus 9

      Aloha Michael,

      This sounds as if it may be the Lotus Bristol Dave Sharp drove at Marlboro 29 July 1967 #71.

      The Lotus Bristol had belonged to Otto Linton.  There is a dispute about its sale. Otto claims he intended to keep the car and that an employee sold it without his knowledge.

      Attached is a scan of the Lotus X exiting the Boot in July 1962.

      Best wishes,



      Anyway a black Lotus with a bristol engine
      On 8 Mar 2013, at 09:30, Michael Krueger wrote:

      I purchased a Lotus 9 with a AC Bristol engine from a pilot outside of Leesburg Va.Back in the mid sixties . I traded it to Warren Shamlian for a Lotus 18 two or three years later. It was black with the big hump on the hood to clear the AC engine ,what a fast car I never raced it,but drove it on the street many a time. 

      From: f minor <flaggerf@...>
      To: Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com 
      Cc: flaggerf@... 
      Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 10:42 AM
      Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] My Lotus Mk10/now Lotus 9
         Yup, I remember that incident quite well, I was a worker at that turn 
      when that incident occurred.  A pin in the the clevis system broke
      or came loose (he had two master cylinders in parallel).  When we
      got to him, he was upside down.  I well remember a voice from down
      under saying "Don't cut the seat belts, don't cut the seat belts).  He
      easily crawled out from under.  The car had to be bodily carried out
      by hand, still upside down, as it was sitting on bent over saplings,
                  Forrest Minor

      --- On Tue, 3/5/13, Bob <bstorck@...> wrote:

      From: Bob <bstorck@...>
      Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] My Lotus Mk10/now Lotus 9
      To: Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 10:55 PM

      Taking this a bit off topic, didn't Bob Speakman have a Lotus 9 in which he had installed a Volvo engine? Don't I recall him setting a distance record into the woods at the end of the straight?

      Cheers, Bob
      My 59 Lotus Mk 10 being restored by Barber Motorsports Museum
      ----- Forwarded Message -----
      The pictures are looking great. Thank you so much for providing this information to us.
      Here are a couple of pictures. One shows the car in basically the condition we got it. The other two show it about where it is at right now in the restoration. It was a basket case, but many of the original parts are there.

      lead Automobile Restoration Technician/Parts
      The Barber Motorsports Museum
      6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway
      Leeds, Alabama 35094
      Phone: 205-699-7275 ext. 8718

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