RX7s in Competition

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RX7s in Competition

Postby MelloYello » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:24 am

In my search for anything RX7 and TWR related I have come across a few photos of cars in action. My favourites are of Win Percy's TWR BTCC cars, winning the championship in '80 and '81. Thirty years ago and still looking good! If anyone has any other period photos please add them.

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Re: RX7s in Competition

Postby ian65 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:43 pm

Rod Milen and Dale Kraushaar, 1985 Olympus Rally. This was the 4WD RX-7 with the 13B motor built by Rod Millen in Huntington Beach, California....


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Ben Wellemeyer and Rob Wellemeyer slide off the road in a 1984 RX7 at the 2005 Dryad Quest Rally, Schafer Glade, Grays Harbor County, Washington, USA...


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Unknown 1980's UK rally...


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Goodwood Festival of Speed July 2010... 1985 RX7 driven By Dave Paveley...


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Mazda RX-7 driven by John Christensen & Rod Chelgren in the 1992 Sou'wester Rally in Olympic National Forest, Washington, USA...


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Matt Weaver - Matt Orem in the 2009 Wild West Rally, Pomeroy, Washington, USA...



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Rod Millen and John Bellefleur in 4WD RX7 at the 1985 Wild West Rally, tarmac stage around the Olympia Airport, Olympia, WA USA...

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Re: RX7s in Competition

Postby ian65 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:13 pm

Mazda RX-7 Mk1 - 1979 Birmingham University November Rally

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

This car, AHP 71S, was the earliest known 1st gen RX7 in the UK, imported by BL from the US for evaluation against the TR7, before the Rx7 was released in the UK.
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Re: RX7s in Competition

Postby codge » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:44 pm

The 'Unknown' UK Rally car that was sponsored by Rolletts of Rotherham.......Rolletts was a small Mazda garage on Rawmarsh Hill that I visited many times.
The son was Steve Rollett, I wonder if he was the driver.

Sadly the proprietor (a relative of Steve) died young around 1987/8, just as Mazda were putting the squeeze on the smaller dealers.
The premises is a car wash or something like that now.

Memories......
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Re: RX7s in Competition

Postby TOOL » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:16 pm

Not an RX7 but thought you might enjoy these. 20B RX8 racing at 24 hours of Spa in 2010.

It caught fire towards the end of the race. Got pics of that somewhere too.

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Re: RX7s in Competition

Postby TOOL » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:32 pm

Ooops 12 hour race in 2009. Time slipping away from me :oops:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWiXWBxNbkA

15 seconds off the pace and then disaster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qDrLFbewa4
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Re: RX7s in Competition

Postby ian65 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:36 am

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Re: RX7s in Competition

Postby fionnf » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:44 am

codge wroteColonThe 'Unknown' UK Rally car that was sponsored by Rolletts of Rotherham.......Rolletts was a small Mazda garage on Rawmarsh Hill that I visited many times.
The son was Steve Rollett, I wonder if he was the driver.

Sadly the proprietor (a relative of Steve) died young around 1987/8, just as Mazda were putting the squeeze on the smaller dealers.
The premises is a car wash or something like that now.

Memories......


That car is FKJ 419V driven by Terry Wilson at the time. The car is in you register as an early press car. It was actually ran as a works rally car in it's early years and is now in Ireland.
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Re: RX7s in Competition

Postby DB RX63 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:05 pm

That will be your dad's car then !
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S3 Rally Car (under Construction - Still !)
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Re: RX7s in Competition

Postby codge » Tue May 03, 2016 10:38 pm

Ah, good, that ties the Rollett sponsored car to a Reg Plate.
I knew 419V was now in Ireland (Kerry?) but didn't know it was that one.

Thanks for that.
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