[Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?

pete roberts rrkarting at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 18 23:26:42 UTC 2012



--- On Sat, 2/18/12, Don Heth <dghmedia at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Don Heth <dghmedia at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
To: "peter.pentz at gmail.com" <peter.pentz at gmail.com>, "cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com" <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 2:03 PM

Go get the feb issue of motorsport...great story on Alan Mann racing ... Will answer some of your questions

Donald G Heth
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On Feb 17, 2012, at 5:49 PM, "Peter Pentz" <peter.pentz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Rick,
> If you would prefer to answer this off line direct to me please do ......
> How many Lotus Cortina AMR cars were there ? I am very familiar with the AMR Escorts, and the various cars he built, but to my understanding there were very few LCs before he switched to the Falcons.
> I wish somebody would write a definitive history of the AMR and Broadspeed period of Fords - really interesting stuff.
> 
> I own two race cars with some racing provenance, but no huge fame. The Twincam Escort is an early Ford New Zealand car that apparently won the championship.
> 
> As regards my own cars I don't want to own a car with famed history - I'd hesitate at using it all out for fear of risking it. But the cars with history such as these are intriguing.
> A few years back I got an opportunity at an AVO club meet to study the AMR Gardner Escort Twincam. What a piece of Engineering artwork ! Torsion bar rear springs with a Horizontal Whatts link, springless front McPhearsons with inboard coil springs, and rack and pinion inside the cross member. Wow - what a piece of Engineering art work.
> And definitely the real thing. Stunning !
> 
> I'd love to see an faithfully restored AMR LC and see what he did to the suspension front and rear. As good as Lotus's engineering was, I bet he tweaked the crap out of it :-)
> 
> As you can see I'm a great fan of Ross B, but having studied his cars closely, it's clear he has extended the Engineering (sadly in my opinion) to the next dimension.  But then as I said he is (primarily) a racing fanatic - every man to his own vice ......
> 
> Peter Pentz
> Sent from my BlackBerry
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:32:02 
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> 
> Peter, according to the chassis numbers they are 2 different cars.
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Pentz <peter.pentz at gmail.com>
> To: cortina-list <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
> Sent: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:58
> Subject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
> 
> 
> Rick,
> old that thought, I actually think these two cars are one and the same.
> Gary,
> as Ben still got the car, or did he perhaps sell it to Ross.
> Perhaps there are 2 in the US - the "Sir J" car, and the Mass. car, one of 
> he two being the car Ross has.
> Don't worry Rick - we"ll get to the bottom of this  :-)
> feel like a traffic director .......
> Peter P
> -----Original Message----- 
> rom: Lotus Cortina Register
> ent: Friday, February 17, 2012 8:35 PM
> o: dghmedia at yahoo.com ; cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com
> ubject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
> 
> PU 392C was Sir John Whitmore's 1965 winning European touring car. so it 
> eems there are 2 Alan Mann cars in the US,
> 
> 
> ----Original Message-----
> rom: Don Heth <dghmedia at yahoo.com>
> o: cortina-list <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
> ent: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 20:16
> ubject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
> 
> ou are correct on the bremmer car...real...no clue on the boston car
> ________________________________
> rom: Roger Andriesse <roger4safeguard at msn.com>
> : cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com; peter.pentz at gmail.com
> nt: Friday, February 17, 2012 1:49 PM
> bject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
> hat about Ross Bremmer's car in Florida??
> thiught that this was the only real Alan Mann car in the US.
> here is an Alan Mann clone, it's a real L/C racing in Southern California I
> ced against it at Monterey last August. This car is painted Alan Mann 
> olors,
> t it is a left hand drive car and was purchased in Europe in 2010. The 
> wner
> s made no attempt pass it off as an original car.
> oger Andriesse
> 65 L/C RHD
> cecar #543
> --- Original Message ----- From: "Lotus Cortina Register" 
> lotuscortinareg at aol.com>
> : <peter.pentz at gmail.com>; <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
> nt: Friday, February 17, 2012 6:48 AM
> bject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
> 
> he only Alan Mann genuine LC that we know of in the US was last heard of in
> ssachusetts, I don't believe that it has been sold on though I could be 
> rong.
> Rick
> CR
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> rom: Peter Pentz <peter.pentz at gmail.com>
> o: Cortina-List <Cortina-List at lotus-cortina.com>
> ent: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:12
> ubject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
> 
> wonder if the AMR car you refer to isn't actually Pete's clone car (Ohio
> te).
> ere is to my knowledge only one real AMR car in the US, down in FL , an LC.
> 's appeared at Moterey once. The owner also has an AMR built Escort Cossie.
> ter P
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> Also, there is someone rebuilding an Alan Mann car nearby....and a mk1 GT 
> ace
> r being built in South Boston..
> am not saying either of these cars are "real" etc...just passing on what I
> ve heard.
> l
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> om: milota <milota at suddenlink.net>
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> nt: Thu, Feb 16, 2012 1:19 am
> bject: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
>       We're heading to the Norfolk & Richmond areas - April 6-14.
> thing going on/other members there?
>                                           - Doug
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