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D.K. Eenineering / Kinnerton Test Day, Rockingham

250 GT/L s/n 4213GT

18.05.2013, 00:32:45 cet

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Watford, 21 June, 2001

New Venue
In recent years the annual D.K. Engineering and Kinnerton Confectionery Test Day has been held at the Goodwood and Silverstone circuits. This year with the opening of the new facility at Rockingham, they moved there for their corporate day on 21 June. They used only the infield section of the circuit, which provided a demanding series of bends and short straights for the participants, although a section of the banked track might have been nice for some higher speed running.

Familiar Faces
The fine weather, with predominantly bright sunshine and light cloud, albeit with a cooling northerly breeze, brought out a large variety of cars, and a number of familiar faces on the motor sport scene. These included the always sprightly Sir Stirling Moss, who spent most of the day at the wheel of Clive Beecham’s 250 GT SWB berlinetta, with which his association goes back to 1961, when he drove it for Rob Walker to win the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood. Another well known figure was Murray Walker, known affectionately as ”Muddly Talker” for his slips of the tongue when he becomes excited in his commentaries, for many years the voice of F1 racing on British television. Also there pedalling guests around in an Aston Martin loaned DB 7 Volante, was a long time stalwart of the historic racing scene, Willie Green, perhaps best known for his racing exploits at the wheels of cars owned by Sir Anthony Bamford.

Eclectic Array
The quantity and quality of the cars in attendance was a pleasant surprise, and included a rare appearance of a duo from Lawrence Stroll’s stable, his 250 GTO and 512 M ”Sunoco”. Another rarely seen car was the 365 California Spider of Robert Beecham, whilst the recently acquired 250 GT California Spider of Paul Vestey was also present. As can be seen from the list the array of Ferraris in attendance covered a broad age span, with a large number of modern ”bread and butter” examples filling out the numbers.

However, there weren’t only Ferraris to enjoy, as apart from the previously mentioned Aston Martin there were also a number of Jaguars, TVRs, plus Paul Osborn’s T 33 Alfa Romeo and probably the rarest and most stunning ”intruder” of them all, the McLaren F1 GTR of David Clark. This bright orange projectile looked and sounded marvellous, vying with the Alfa and 512 M for the loudest and sweetest music of the day. Willie Green sampled the ”mean machine” and was very impressed with the way it performed, in fact he was ”Willie Grin” after his run, but concurred with David Clark that the front springs were a bit too stiff, causing some front end skittering. David Clark also brought along the 250 GT Drogo, 1717GT, for many years resident in Switzerland painted red, but now looking very elegant in silver.

In summary, a most enjoyable day, with plenty of interesting machinery, good company and a very relaxed informal atmosphere.


Colour Chassis # Reg’ #

225 S Vignale Spider

Red 0154ED YSY 568

500 TR

Yellow 0622MDTR 33765

500 TRC

Yellow – Blk 0682MDTR WSK 197

512 M ”Sunoco”

Blue Met’ – Yellow 1040 -

250 GT LWB Cal’ Spider

Dk Red 1451GT 2 PV

250 GT Drogo coupe

Silver 1717GT -

250 GT SWB Berl’

White – Green 2209GT SWB 70

250 GT SWB Berl’

Dk Blue – White 2735GT 1 SWB

250 GT SWB Berl’

Red 3367GT SWB 250

250 GTO

Red 3451GT -

250 GT Lusso

Silver 4213GT BNK 328A

250 GT Lusso

Green ? JSB 40

275 GTB (L/nose)

Red 8647 JJJ 11D

365 California Spider

Dk Grey Met’ 9615 512 DER

365 GTS

Red 12307 ANK 246G

288 GTO

Red 55171 3 BYH


Red 77833 F48 RRO


Red 80852 G564 BBM


Red 84104 70 FAB


Red 84723 F40 JSO


Red 87764 F1 FER


Red 106770 P844 KRX

Keith Bluemel

365 California Spider s/n 9615
512 M "Sunoco" # 1040
Ferrari 225 S Vignale Spyder s/n 0154ED
McLaren F1 GTR
250 GT/L s/n 4213GT
Ferrari 250 GT PF Coupe s/n 1717GT rebodied by Drogo
Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder s/n 1459GT
McLaren F1 GTR
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