Looking pics (preferably colour) of the car Tony Pond drove on the Nissan Rally 1984 in South Africa.. Opel Kadett D 400 ( basically a Manta 400 with an Astra/Kadett Hatchback shell on top ) I believe this was one of only three cars built by Opel in Germany ... My Dad's friend has one now and we are trying to trace it's history. These cars were rallied in South Africa where Non-Homologated rallycars could run/test... I think there was even a four wheel drive example ...but all were built/tested in almost secrecy ! possibly also I've heard some Scottish guy rallied one circa 1988 ?Originally posted by rallyretro
Do you know what rallies the car done? and Why so urgent? If it done any internationals in Ireland, or the Manx, theres a good chance I would have a photo of it.
Cheers forthat ,Originally posted by 2223 IM
The car in question ended up in the hands of Paddy White who currently campaigns a Subaru S9. He did the Donegal Int in 87 and also the Carlow stages that year in the car. If memory serves me the reg contained the letters KIK or KIX ??
Spot on Gus its Paddy White alright. In Donegal 87 Catherine Treacy sat with him , remember Plum Tyndall interviewing her when she was brushing her hair ???Originally posted by rallyretro
Well, after what 2223IM said about "KIX 995", yes I do have some photos from 86/87 and its sponsored by "Navan Tyre Centre" - Is this Paddy White? Either way though however Im suspicious as to whether its the original shell or not, because the arches don't seem as wide as those on that site linked above.
True, but I was under the impression she was part of an all-female team ? Or was that another year? Some girl in a DOTI-backed Nova, daughter of a car dealer in Cork ?Originally posted by 2223 IM
Spot on Gus its Paddy White alright. In Donegal 87 Catherine Treacy sat with him , remember Plum Tyndall interviewing her when she was brushing her hair ???