Originally Posted by acadvent
I was scanning through the posts on the subject of Image Race Cars and .... When I first got involved the factory was in an old chicken farm complex at Tangmere near Chichester in Sussex.
That would have been 1974/1975... Is that you, Barry?
>>> I seem to remember the guy in the next unit was Tony Harvey...
Tony was working for a racing drivers' school based at Goodwood - I believe it was run by a guy called Peter Semus.
But Tony and Alan were friends and we used to meet him quite often when we had lunch at the Goodwood cafeteria. I hung around Tony's workshop for a few weeks and then got friendly with Alan and began to show up at Tangmere on a daily basis, trying to help out.
>>> I am still in frequent contact with Alan Langridge who was Image Race Cars...
Wow, so the old Francis Drake descendant is still alive and kicking!!! Please tell him Carlos from Brazil says hello! I "crash-tested" the original Image FF car twice in F Libre races in 1974: at Oulton Park in October and then again on November 04 at Llandow. I still carry 3 broken vertebrae from that last shunt, and that chassis was a write-off.
I was back in England from 1977 to the end of April, 1978, and Alan had moved to the Super Shell by then. The original chassis was bent like a banana and propped up against the outside wall. I used up one of my lives that rainy day at Llandow!
I'm sorry to butt in like this, but I've just found this forum and I had to register and jump right in!