[Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?

Lotuscortinareg lotuscortinareg at aol.com
Sun Feb 19 07:52:17 UTC 2012


Peter. How long are you in the UK?  Do you fancy meeting up for a beer  
and a chat? Sorry to hi-jack the original post.

Rick
LCR

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On 18 Feb 2012, at 23:09, "Peter Pentz" <peter.pentz at gmail.com> wrote:

> PETE !
> Oh bless your limited exposure .....
> Motorsport Magazine has been published for 80+ years.
> It is without doubt the most consistent high quality Motor mag. In  
> the World.
> Very recognizable by it's green cover page and the simple name  
> MOTORSPORT MAGAZINE.
> They are also the major sponsor of the recently established  
> Motorsport Hall of Fame in London.
>
> Interesting sidebar. I am currently working in London (UK), and  
> staying at the Marriott Grovenor Square in London. (OK guys stop  
> mumbling the B word under your breath as you read - it's part of the  
> perks of being a road warrior OK - next week could be Nowhereville  
> in ..... pick a State).  In the concierge lounge there is only one  
> auto magazine provided - you guessed it Motorsport Magazine.
>
> Peter P
> Sent from my BlackBerry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pete roberts <rrkarting at yahoo.com>
> Sender: cortina-list-bounces at lotus-cortina.com
> Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:25:18
> To: <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
> Reply-To: cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com
> Subject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
>
> Witch Motorsport mag?
>
> --- 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
> Heth Media
> 768 Rivenoak
> Birmingham MI 48009
> Cell. 248-318-9489
> Fax 248-258-5878
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 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-----
>> From: Lotus Cortina Register <lotuscortinareg at aol.com>
>> Sender: cortina-list-bounces at lotus-cortina.com
>> Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:32:02
>> To: <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
>> Reply-To: cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com
>> Subject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
>>
>> 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
>> nt from my BlackBerry
>> ----Original Message-----
>> om: wabmw25 at aol.com
>> nder: cortina-list-bounces at lotus-cortina.com
>> te: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:57:30
>> : <cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
>> ply-To: cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com
>> bject: Re: [Cortina-list] Anyone in Viginia?
>> 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>
>> : Cortina-list <Cortina-list at lotus-cortina.com>
>> 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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