bellett.net
https://bellett.net/forums/

Chris' Revival Project
https://bellett.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2158
Page 2 of 2

Author:  Glenn [ Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

dave wrote:
Phat cage!

Cool car!

I went to O'Brien's Auto Shades to get a rear venetian blind for my Isuzu Florian and they showed me pics of a Cresta they had recently done. They said that because of the rear window, it was the hardest rear shade they'd made in 60 years of business!!!


Do they have any for Bellett, Dave ?

what do they cost?

glenn

Author:  PR91 [ Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

I gave Dave a perfect one a few years ago that they could copy if they haven't done one before....

Author:  Glenn [ Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

PR91 wrote:
I gave Dave a perfect one a few years ago that they could copy if they haven't done one before....

I like them. If cost is ok, could be interested. Maybe a few others might get it on it ?

Author:  Pombellett [ Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

As usual this year's Revival was a cracking event, glorious weather and excellent, very competitive racing from the start.
Sadly not for our Chris though, here's the Cresta in the paddock
Attachment:
snowy.jpg
snowy.jpg [ 180.54 KiB | Viewed 17416 times ]

....and on only the second lap of qualifying his 'celeb' driver Rupert Keegan wrong slotted and buzzed the engine, resulting in a rod through the block. Weekend over.

So we don't finish on a low note, here's a few snaps of the event.

Attachment:
coll area.jpg
coll area.jpg [ 85.1 KiB | Viewed 17431 times ]

Moody shot of the collecting area, with Lister Jags etc.

Attachment:
grant.png
grant.png [ 1.01 MiB | Viewed 17431 times ]

Grant Williams bullies the ex Salvadori MK2

Attachment:
LANCS.jpg
LANCS.jpg [ 19.12 KiB | Viewed 17431 times ]

The last two airworthy Lancasters

Attachment:
VETS.jpg
VETS.jpg [ 40.54 KiB | Viewed 17431 times ]

Initially cynics thought this would be a gimmicky bit of tokenism.....Goodwood gathered together a handful of vets from WW2 and drove them around the circuit in a couple of dozen Willys Jeeps....it wasn't....ten deep and for two and a half miles they rose to their feet and clapped, and you could see the pride on the old boys faces (many of whom had to be lifted into their Jeeps) A special moment.

Attachment:
mclaren.jpg
mclaren.jpg [ 117.28 KiB | Viewed 17431 times ]


The Can Am cars provided the race of the weekend...also the fastest..averaging 109mph for a lap!

Author:  Pombellett [ Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

Some more....

Cobra pushing the laws of physics.
Attachment:
Cob on limit.jpg
Cob on limit.jpg [ 72.09 KiB | Viewed 17416 times ]


Boys in the signature race, the TT getting into a bit of a pickle...
Attachment:
muddle.jpg
muddle.jpg [ 39.3 KiB | Viewed 17416 times ]

Attachment:
muddle 2.jpg
muddle 2.jpg [ 34.95 KiB | Viewed 17416 times ]

Attachment:
muddle 3.jpg
muddle 3.jpg [ 38.1 KiB | Viewed 17416 times ]


Believe it or not, hardly a scratch, and they all raced on.

Author:  BULLITT [ Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

great shots pom thank you ...no doubt you felt the split seconds also for these guys in that heated minute cheers davo ..

Author:  Stickman [ Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

Pitty about Chris' Cresta, such a smooth looking car.
I purpose it's better to have someone blow an engine on you than put into a wall or the rear of someone elses car :roll:

Great pics Pom B, they give me tarmac envy

Author:  Pombellett [ Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

Cheers guys, just three more shots, hooked off the internet which I really like...

Canberra and two Hawker Hunters.
Attachment:
Canberra-Hawker-2.jpg
Canberra-Hawker-2.jpg [ 138.99 KiB | Viewed 17364 times ]


Bizzarrini being given the hurry up by E Type
Attachment:
goodwood_revival_8.jpg
goodwood_revival_8.jpg [ 103.45 KiB | Viewed 17364 times ]



Williams and Law make friends in their Mk 2s

Attachments:
goodwood_revival_10.jpg
goodwood_revival_10.jpg [ 86.6 KiB | Viewed 17364 times ]

Author:  BULLITT [ Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

so pom the s model jag has the twin tanks and overriders on the bumpers ..?? and besides that great shot ...and as you know most the guys are mid way to Tassie some there already you will have to come over one day cheers davo

Author:  Pombellett [ Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

Davo, you must be the all Aussie champion of those 'spot the difference' competitions.....

I have actually chatted with Greg about coming over to one of the Nationals, trouble is that old enemy work keeps getting in the way, and when you're running a historic racer (especially one that keeps blowing up)....you've gotta keep working!
I suppose you could call it irony that it's owning Bellett that's stopping me from attending the Bellett Nationals!
...............one day, perhaps when we've put a Lotus Cortina to bed, and I've hung up my Sparco kit.

Author:  BULLITT [ Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

when you are ready ..come and see us ..a lot of your rellies are here ..I came out here in 1955 I was a 10 pound scott ...well mum and dad brought me out here this is a wonderful country and a lot of area to drive the bellett over ( youd have to register it first ) thatd be no problems we have contacts ...best wishes in your journey getting the little teardop up and going consistently .....no doubt the pics will be coming soon about Tassie cheers davo

Author:  Pombellett [ Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Chris' Revival Project

I'm pleased to say that 5 years on from the rod through the block incident my old mate Chris has since rebuilt the Cresta, and an invite to this years Revival has dropped through the letter box.
Attachment:
CSR-Mechanics.jpg
CSR-Mechanics.jpg [ 46.81 KiB | Viewed 8941 times ]

This year his guest driver is Tiff Needell, who is well known to be, how do we put it delicately?...enthusiastic in his driving style. Everything will be crossed in the hope that he'll bring the old Vauxhall back in one piece on the Saturday, so Chris gets his half hour in the sun on the Sunday.
Attachment:
Vauxhall-Cresta.jpg
Vauxhall-Cresta.jpg [ 40.21 KiB | Viewed 8941 times ]

The Revival this year is the 13th - 15th of September.

Page 2 of 2 All times are UTC
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/