ellie.jones_164 Oct 19

Vintage Racecar to host Team Nomad Reunion

Vintage Racecar’s European team will host the reunion of the Nomad-BRM team on their stand (Premier Hall, stand 1-40) at the forthcoming Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, November 10th to 12th.  Driver and team owner Mark Konig, designer Bob Curl and mechanic Julian Pratt will unveil the recently restored Nomad-BRM Mk3.

Neil Fowler Motorsport of Bourne, Lincolnshire, has undertaken the excellent restoration work and both Neil Fowler and Simon Ayliff from the company will be on hand to answer any questions, together with Peter Wunsch the new owner of Nomad Mk3 who successfully completed 65laps of Donington race circuit at a recent test.  The car, the last model of the three, which has very limited European racing history, was mainly raced in the South African Springbok series during the 1970/71 season by Mark Konig and Sir Paul Vestey.  After being sold the BRM engine was replaced by a Ford V6 and later a Porsche flat 6 unit.  Installing the latter meant heavily revising the space-frame chassis.  Today, using original drawings the car once again has BRM power – indeed the same engine that took Graham Hill to victory at the 1964 Monaco GP.

The VR stand will also be displaying an number of other iconic cars, including the Rob Walker entered Lotus 18, which Sir Stirling Moss drove to victory around the streets of Monte Carlo in 1961, a 1961 Series 1 flat-floor E-type Jaguar, a TWR Jaguar XJR-14 – winner of both driver and constructor championships in 1991 and lastly the ex-Jacky Ickx F2 Matra.  We have to thank Neil Fowler Motorsport, Hall & Hall, Zul Racing and Phil Stott Motorsport for supplying the cars.

Thanks to Duke DVD, visitors signing up to a 12 month subscription to VR will be given a copy of the new ‘Matra – The Rebirth’ DVD.  This DVD shows period history of the immensely competitive and victorious Matra racing cars and includes interviews from some of those close to it in period - Sir Jackie Stewart, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Jean-Pierre Jabouille and Henri Pescarolo with additional pieces by Damon and Josh Hill (son and grandson of Matra Le Mans victor Graham Hill), David Brabham (son of Sir Jack Brabham), Mauro Forghieri and Derek Bell.    Added to the period history the film moves forward to show how the beauty and success of the racing marque can still be enjoyed today - thanks in no small part to Abe Kogan, 'Mr Matra' as the film dubs him.