1979 Birmingham Uni Rally - Robert Grounds & Peter Joel

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1979 Birmingham Uni Rally - Robert Grounds & Peter Joel

Postby ian65 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:31 pm

Mazda RX7 series 1 - 1979 Birmingham University November Rally

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Mazda RX-7 - 1979 Birmingham University Rally - Robert Grounds & Peter Joel. Finished 14th.

This car was the earliest known RX7 to arrive in the UK. It was shipped from the US ( who got the RX7 a year before the UK) by British Leyland for evaluation against their sports car, the TR7. Robert Grounds then bought the car from BL.
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Re: 1979 Birmingham Uni Rally - Robert Grounds & Peter Joel

Postby Chud » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:19 pm

It's laughable to think that the execs at BL sat around a table after a drive in the SA and thought "yup, we done ourselves proud - the TR7 is a worthy competitor". Probably the same wisdom that blessed us with the Princess, Maxi and Allegro.

Wonder where the british car industry went wrong eh.
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