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 #36676  by JMLBrown
 Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:06 pm
In edition 178 (May / June 2014) of the magazine Speedscene, which is about the British Hillclimbing scene there is a picture of the car at Valence hillclimb in the South of England running with a supercharger - the picture forms part of a quiz feature and the answer to the quiz which I received was as follows: "..... showed the final hairpin at the popular – and late lamented – Valence School Hillclimb in Kent. Negotiating it back in 1975 on July 12th is the 1-litre supercharged Lotus 35 of Maurie Thomas. Maurie (who used to tow his race car with a Rolls Royce!) finished some way behind class winner Graham Watts’ March 733, which took FTD."

John Brown
 #36680  by shabby1
 Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:34 am
I may be wrong....have been before!
I think Maurie Thomas was the boss of Cross Keys Car Breakers in Somerset.
Later ran a team of cars an orange E-type,GSM Delta and a Camaro,all ran Street Altered/Modified.
Team colours orange with blue lettering.
Is it same guy....think I need TT's help here.
Chris
 #36683  by kal
 Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:26 pm
shabby1 wrote:I may be wrong....have been before!
I think Maurie Thomas was the boss of Cross Keys Car Breakers in Somerset.
Later ran a team of cars an orange E-type,GSM Delta and a Camaro,all ran Street Altered/Modified.
Team colours orange with blue lettering.
Is it same guy....think I need TT's help here.
Chris
You are half right. It was Maurie Morris (forget the spelling) that ran Cross Keys.