Group E Cars revisited " again"

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Group E Cars revisited " again"

Postby RallyStarion » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:09 pm

Can anyone from the " Good ole' Days" remember if Brad Jones ran a JD Starion in Group E, around 1987 I think. And if so did he punt it into the wall at the end of the staight at Sandown. If the story I heard at the weekend is true, then I think I may have found his car.

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Postby flav » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:46 am

Brad made his debut in the Australian Touring Car scene at Bathurst in 1985 at the wheel of Mitsubishi Starion.
Brad competed in the 1986 Japan Touring Car Championship for Mitsubishi
Won the Jackie Chan Trophy at the Macau Grand Prix Meeting in 1987. (Mabey this car)

Not quite the full answer but i shall ask him asap.

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Re: Group E Cars revisited " again"

Postby mrb1 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:12 am

RallyStarion wrote:Can anyone from the " Good ole' Days" remember if Brad Jones ran a JD Starion in Group E, around 1987 I think. And if so did he punt it into the wall at the end of the staight at Sandown. If the story I heard at the weekend is true, then I think I may have found his car.

Brian


Yes he ran a JD in 1987 (I actually watched him race it at Amaroo park) because all GroupE cars must be unleaded fuel from that year. Australia introduced unleaded fuel end of 1986.
This meant that JA's and JB's could no longer be raced so this was the year Des (the car in my avitar) stopped racing :(
The JD was not really competitive because of the small TD05 turbo, even with the intercooler.

As I recall Brad was the only guy to get a JD as this car was provided by Mitsubishi.
So in one year because of the rules 99% the GroupE Starions stopped racing :(

So yes he did drive a GroupE JD in 1987 but I do not know if the car hit the wall at Sandown that year?

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Re: Group E Cars revisited " again"

Postby Alspos » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:19 am

RallyStarion wrote:Can anyone from the " Good ole' Days" remember if Brad Jones ran a JD Starion in Group E, around 1987 I think. And if so did he punt it into the wall at the end of the staight at Sandown. If the story I heard at the weekend is true, then I think I may have found his car.

Brian

Where? For sale? Under a tarp in someones back yard?

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Postby groupAralliart » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:13 am

Tony Scott ran a JD at Lakeside in 87 as well, I can not remember any other JD's. I have a pic of Brad's JD so will post it up. As a note of interest Brad tried to sell me the LSD out of his JD for $3000!!!!! no thanks MATE.

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Postby NachoMan » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:13 pm

Isn't Tony Scott a Hollywood Director?
Didn't he direct Top Gun? :D
Sorry... :roll:

How cool would it be though, owning a former JD racer!
As long as the price was right though...

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Postby groupAralliart » Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:47 pm

Tony Scott also raced a RX3 coupe at lakeside as a sports sedan or club car. I am not sure but his brother was Garry who also raced the Ralliart Starion a bit until he stoved the front in at Oran park during a practise day.

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Postby RallyStarion » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:11 pm

The car is behind a factory, out in the weather, with bad rust in the panel above the grill and the top of the L/H door. Could not see much more as the grass is nearly a foot and a half high and the top of the car has a tree growing ontop and over it. Could not get to the back of it at all, or look under the floorpan to see if it had boltholes for the rollcage, diff size etc. The car is back in road trim and the intercooler is a modified JB version with the outlets rewelded so the intercooler now sits vertically with factory piping to it. The entire front of the car in the engine bay is finished in a flat grey paint, as fixed in Japan apparently, and is showing signs of deterioation.
The chap who own's it says he bought it off Brad Jones in the 80's and used it as a daily transporter.

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Postby silo » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:49 pm

PICSORBAN!!!!!!!

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Postby redzone » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:57 pm

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Postby redzone » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:29 pm

Allow me :D

Image

Got this pic from John White who ran the group A gem i have, and also ran a group E starion, then the VL in the pic being chased by jones.
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Postby starionc » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:29 pm

Dont the commodores look like cheap nasty crap next to the Starion!!!!!
How many Starions can one man drive!!

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Postby groupAralliart » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:54 pm

That's because they are

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Postby Neil » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:36 pm

groupAralliart wrote:That's because they are


Agree lol .. and IMO the VL was one of the better ones
1987 JD Starion


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