Hi I have had this Caterham for 12 months and finally joined the club. I am trying to find out the history if any for this car. We think it came from Ireland and it belonged possibly to Edmund Irvine senior father of Eddie Irvine. It then ended up in Yorkshire we think. It was possibly used in Sprints and Hill Climbs.                            Any help would be great. Think the car may have been blue in the past and fitted with mudguards at the front.

 

 

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Hi from Yorkshire.

I think this car may have belonged to the late Robin Oldfield who was the Pennine AO and was indeed used for sprints and hill climbs.

I will check my photo albums to see if the reg is correct but the Irish and Irvine history is as Robins car.

Mad Malc. Malcolm McGovern.

R.I.P. SLR No.27.

Hi again, my wife is certain that the plate is for Robin's car.

When we knew the car in the 1990s it was the roughest looking car in the paddock (may be Dick Dixon's was in the same league) but it was seriously quick, and I mean quick. Robin used to delight in beating the newer, gleaming and  more powerful sevens with his, shall we say, less than perfect looking car.

The engine was possibly one of the most powerful X-flows around at the time, this combined with the low weight of this 7 and Robin's undoubted driving skills made him difficult to beat in his class.

It appears to have had considerable.restoration since we last saw it. The colour was ally and 'lotus' green, It was a paleish green. The roll bar was a one off construction and looked like no other 7 roll bar. The body and trim were 'shabby sheek', no expense was ever made to make it look good but considerable expense was made on the mechanicals.

The last two outings I remember were to Harewood and Curborough when all he could manage was to drive the course. All rallied round to take it to the events and change wheels etc for him so he had enough energy for the few minutes of driving.

A top man much missed by all that knew him. 

R.I.P. SLR No.27.

I can confirm it was Robins car.

Please respond when you read these posts, thank you.

loflmands.

R.I.P. SLR No.27.

Hi All

If anyone new Robin Oldfield and have any details or pictures of the car it would be fantastic.

RIP a well loved Robin Oldfield

Martin Stretch

Hi All

If anyone new Robin Oldfield and have any details or pictures of the car it would be fantastic.

RIP a well loved Robin Oldfield

Martin Stretch