170_0628_068a Ginetta

Ray Green's photo of the succesful Ginetta G4 of John Absalom that won its class 19 times during the 1970 season. Pictured here at Mallory on June 28th 1970 where it won its class in the STP Championship round. Note the back doors of the truck list the class wins to date . With 19 by the seasons end they probably had run out of space by the end.

Recorded in Autosport that John won 19 class wins ( 6 outright ) in 1970 ,the 9th highest tally in all UK club motor sport that season. All class wins acounted for on above chart.

Recorded in Autosport that John won 16 class wins ( 3 outright ) in 1971 ,the 13th highest tally in all UK club motor sport that season. All class wins acounted for on above chart. Nottm SCC 'Dick Protheroe' class winner. Car believed wrote off in last race of table . Autopsort reported 'Absalom snapped at his heels ( Fletcher ) in th little Ginetta until lap 11 Absalom locked up going into sunny and crashed into the barriers. He was uninjured but the erstwhile immaculate G4 was reduced to its constituent parts'

Recorded total class wins not known. 17 on above table ( including 3 outright wins ). Class win retained in Nottm SCC 'Dick Protheroe' Championship. Believed second G4 used , Autosport reported Absalom racing a 'new lightweight' and using a Lucas Ford 1.1.

Ginetta G4 1760cc - 1973/74

Recorded class wins recorded in Autosport for 1973 is 6 , including 3 outright , now in the 2-litre class pitching Absalom squarely against the likes of Jon Fletcher. Above table to be expanded as 1973s results become known. Noted by Autosport April1973 'John Absalom now has his Ginetta G4 in 1760cc ( Ford Crossflow ) guise going really well...'

1974 class wins total not confirmed but above table indicates 19 ( 14 of which were outright ). Advert below states 20

During the winter of 1974/75 Chris Shutt advertised the Absalom car for sale for £2200. This being the only 2-litre class G4 in Modsports as im aware of at the time.
Ownership details become sketchy from now on regarding this car. Autopsort recorded that on April 6th 1975 'Absalom's G4 appeared for the Vitesse Trophy race but with Richard Sutherland driving it. Absalom taking the role of entrant only'.
The car then may or maybe not raced in Ireland in 1976 by Peter Baker.
More info needed to expand this article.


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