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David Friswell's Minis

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David Friswell's Minis

Postby worksminis » 18 Jul 2017, 22:56

This is the first thread covering "significant non-works competition Minis". Feel free to create further threads on individual cars or on drivers and their several Minis (eg. Tony Fall, Russell Brooks, Will Sparrow etc.). Please only truly significant competition cars, not the Mini of someone's mate next door.

632HAC (1071 S?) still owned by Friswell in early March 64.
957LOC? (1071 S) purchased from Alan/Sheila Taylor during March 64.
AXC596B (1275 S) Manx May 64 *brand new unmodified". MN Stocktonian Sep 64.
"BAC262B" recorded in use Mar 65. Actually BAK262B (photo Express and Star Rally Mar 65).
"New Hydro car Nov 65" (MN)
He did the (June) 64 Coupe des Alpes (French Alpine Rally) in AXC596B (Group One?).
He did the 68 Monte in an S (No.176, Dover starter). Was this the ex-works car LBL590E?
He did the 68 Tulip in an S (No.78). LBL590E? (He was in an Elan on the 66 and 67 Tulips, believed two different cars one hardtop one convertible)
He did the 68 Acropoilis in LBL590E. Seriously damaged.
He did the 69(?) Monte in a (Gp1?) S (a video exists of a local shakedown).
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Re: David Friswell's Minis

Postby worksminis » 28 Jul 2017, 22:25

Orangebox wrote: Did'nt realise he still has 632HAC , smoke grey 1071.

Not aware he does. Earlier post was to indicate he possibly had two cars at same time in Mar 64.

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Re: David Friswell's Minis

Postby worksminis » 27 Jul 2017, 22:33

Thanks. There is a reference in "Memory Lanes - The Beginning" to him non-starting an MN event in 64 because he was "not back from the Alpine" but it was not clear whether that was AXC956B in both cases (given the significant number of different cars he seems to have had in a comparatively short period...).

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Re: David Friswell's Minis

Postby Orangebox » 27 Jul 2017, 21:14

Friswell did the 64 Alpine in AXC596B.

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Re: David Friswell's Minis

Postby worksminis » 26 Jul 2017, 16:02

Thanks for that ADO50 - and confirming 68 Monte car. That is the clip I was thinking of (it is a Group One car but not the 998 Group One he used on one International around 69/70).
I'll need to find the reference to him using a 998 Cooper (maybe on the Coupe des Alpes - it doesn't appear to have been the Monte or Tulip - and then on return entering an MN event and finding it too low a ride height.

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Re: David Friswell's Minis

Postby ADO50 » 26 Jul 2017, 13:15

He did the 69(?) Monte in a (Gp1?) 998 Cooper (a video exists of a local shakedown).

I found this video. It is not of 1969 or a 998 Cooper but the 1968 entry in 1275 S EHA 555D. It could be what is referred to above?
http://www.macearchive.org/films/midlands-news-18011968-mini-cooper-leaves-solihull-monte-carlo-rally

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Re: David Friswell's Minis

Postby ADO50 » 22 Jul 2017, 15:09

He did the 68 Monte in an S (No.176, Dover starter). Was this the ex-works car LBL590E?

No, not LBL 590E, this was in a car registered EHA 555D, they finished 70th. He used a car with the same EHA 555D registration in 1967 but it was red/black that year, it was a different colour scheme in 1968.

He did the 69(?) Monte in a (Gp1?) 998 Cooper

I can find no trace of him on the 1969 Monte

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Re: David Friswell's Minis

Postby Orangebox » 21 Jul 2017, 20:55

957LOC was a green early 998 Cooper. Did'nt realise he still has 632HAC , smoke grey 1071.


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