Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Christabel suffered concussion and remembers nothing about the crash until waking up in the medical facility. John Whitmore was leading the class from John Love who came under severe attack from Christabel. Mini Fan Club Library. Come June 18th, her race did not last long as she slid off at the Becketts’ hairpin the old circuit into the straw bales. She collected top three places at the Snetterton and Aintree international meetings and would have won at Crystal Palace, had her clutch not failed while she was leading.

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I n a comparatively short career, Lady Watson impressed with her natural talent competing on rracing terms with her male counterparts in saloon car and sports car racing as well as rallying. Brands Hatch was one of Christabel’s favourite stamping grounds, and that year, she and American Denise McCluggage scored a third in class in the 6-Hour race.

In the end she had to settle of a 3rd in class. Mad hatter racing Amateur sports team.

Christabel Carlisle

No additional import charges on delivery. Newer Post Older Post Home. Racing on the other hand, was essentially a weekend sport, which fit in well with her music teaching. Christabel Carlisle – ‘Mini Virtuoso’ added 2 new photos. Women in motorsport christavel to the present day. Entirely absolved of any blame it was still all too much for her and she never raced again. To mark her 65th birthday she walked across Spain from south to north and then to celebrate her 70th birthday this year, she walked from the south of France to the north.


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Hi Daniel, I don’t know her personally. Back to home page Return to top. At the Oulton Park Gold Cup Meeting on the 23rd Sept, John Whitmore dominated the cc class, while Christabel and Vic Elford had a race-long battle for second, which was finally won by Elford two laps from the end.

In John Cooper introduced the first Mini Cooper with the slightly larger cc engine.

This led to an invitation to join the Don Moore team for the 6 Hour race at Silverstone on 12th August. Friday, 29 Christahel Christabel Carlisle. Not many, so if you would like one please PM.

If you want to get a copy of this book contact pabloraybould at blueyonder dot co dot uk If carlis,e have any comments or questions about this post or this book, then leave a comment below or you tacing send me a private email message at the following address: If you have her contact details and would kindly be able pass them on to me, could you update this with how I can get them off you.

The third round was held at Brands Hatch on the 6th July. Sell one like this. However on lap five he was passed by John Fenning’s Cooper who then led for a couple of laps until Whitmore re-took the lead. She turned down an opportunity to become a full time member of the BMC Rally Team as this would essentially mean the end of teaching music.

Bored by spectating, Christabel had her first race at Silverstone, in a Mini, in Driving with Peter Galliford they drove well to finish second in the 1 litre class.


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They finished 6th Overall. Item specifics Seller notes: This story begins a few months ago when I acquired the Monte Carlo Rally plate that was used by Bo Ljungfeldt on one of the factory Ford Falcon cars that competed that year. In addition to her track activities, Christabel did some rally co-driving with Timo Makinen, for the works BMC team, even though neither she nor Makinen spoke one another’s language.

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On the circuits, in a very competitive season, she was the main competition to the official works team. The race was held in wet conditions which Christabel had not previously encountered but still managed a respectable 6th in class.

In very wet conditions she set about making up for lost time.

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In the race christael three works Coopers had tyre trouble with their new Dunlop SP tires and retired. Take a look at our Returning an item help page for more details. Willy Cave was one of the top navigators who competed for many works teams, on all of the top events with many top drivers.