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The Great Warwick Race


As you know I posted some sad news about Colin Ham (Ron Ham's son) earlier this year.  Last weekend I was helping his wife sort through some of his Warwick materials.  Terrible work, but it had a silver lining.

We discovered a race program for Rufforths May 1961.   This is the race that Colin mentioned in his notes about the 8mm film he shot as a youngster.   In this program THREE Warwicks are entered in the race.  A Warwick GT (1991) entered by Ron Ham - driven by Bernie Rodger, a Warwick GT (2163) entered by Tunex Conversions - driven by Simon Hill and finally a Warwick GT V8 (3500) driven by  Ron Ham and assumed entered by him.

What other car company can claim that 10% of their total car production is racing in a single race? :)

Colin notes that the red Tunex car was crashed on the way home from the race (not on the track) and this is the engine that Brian Shier acquired and installed in his Warwick GT 872 BLU.

Fun stuff.

Dean 

PS We also discovered a few bits from Ron's racing past, which I will post shortly.  



-- Edited by Dean on Thursday 18th of June 2020 10:17:34 PM

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Hey Dean,
sorry about your friend, I think we all know too well there isn't a whole lot more bittersweet as going though the material remains of a friend or loved one. It always makes the process a little more tolerable when they have lived an interesting and full life. Finding little nuggets like you have always seems to brighten the mood of surviving loved ones as well, although usually for different reasons than you and I get exited about said finds. Hope it all goes as well as it can given.the circumstances, Good luck

Wayland

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