Thursday, 10 January 2013

CCC Cox GTM pre-CCC livery

Cool colour images continue to find their way to here. How about this one? It's the Cars and Car Conversions Cox GTM in its original guise with 999cc engine and yellow paint job. Yup, that's the car built by Richard Hudson-Evans - then-editor of the magazine. I don't know where this picture was taken, but it could be his first outing with the car at Snetterton in Spring 1970, a race that he supposedly won. The car was later painted bright red with CCC chequers and even made it to the Nurburgring 500kms race in September 1970. Oh, and in case you wondered - it's still out there after it was found in a Devon barn in the 1990s. It's been fully restored and was spotted last Spring and Summer.

Richard Hudson-Evans racing the Cox GTM, probably at Snetterton in 1970
Picture courtesy Keith Johnson

UPDATE 15:00: Thanks to Nick Wilkins I now know the picture is most probably not taken at its first race outing at Snetterton. He sent in another shot, taken during that event (May 1970), where the car can be seen wearing start number 131 rather then 96. Excellent picture, Nick!

The same Cox GTM with Hudson-Evans. This time definitely on its maiden race at Snetterton
Picture courtesy Nick Wilkins

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