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The Johnny Mac cup car

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by Pigsnake, Jun 28, 2015.

Discuss The Johnny Mac cup car in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    Thought I would start a project thread from the beginning. I brought this in a bit of a sorry state , no bonnet, no boot and no ECU plus other various bits. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg First thing to do was a good clean and polish and she started to look a lot better thanks to Matty.
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    I have been trying to find out about the car and I managed to get in touch with Johnny Mac the owner and driver of the car back in the day.
    He kindly sent me pictures and has filled me in with loads of its history.
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    Plan is to get it running and get her back on the track for some track days.
    jamesc, TubbyG, TNT Mr Raider and 3 others like this.
  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Like the blyton track day ?
  3. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    I would love to be there bud, but busy time at work .:( If weather isn't great i won't be working so I will be at blyton but I don't think it will be in the MAC tho.:cool:
  4. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I hope you can make it ! :)
    Big Steve - Raider likes this.
  5. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    A couple more pics. image.jpg
    image.jpg Looks like clarkey's car in the background.
  6. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    The pics from back in the day look awesome. Whats the plans? Tidy up or just get it straight back on the track?
  7. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    I'm not to worried bout the dents and scratches I think there part of its history, so I'm going to get it running then straight back on track.
    andybond and Brigsy like this.
  8. TNT Mr Raider

    TNT Mr Raider Well-Known Member

    Thats awesome finding the history/pics mate, good to have a quick chat last Sunday at Pod. Looks loads better after a wash & polish :).
    Pigsnake likes this.
  9. gtmatt

    gtmatt Well-Known Member

    Ahhh Luke that's ace .love the history of it ,will look forward to it being finished another coupe car saved hope all is well mate
    Pigsnake likes this.
  10. Number 11

    Number 11 Well-Known Member

    Sweet pictures.......:acute.gif:
  11. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Fantastic. Born to race!
  12. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    A bit more info on the car. Johnny was lined up to buy Richard Pavey's car.The blue and white one in pic. IMG-20150626-WA0028.jpg Until this happened at Thruxton. IMG-20150626-WA0029.jpg
    Richard Pavey brought a brand new shell with no chassis number from Renault and all the bits from the blue and white one went on the blue MAC one.
  13. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

  14. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

    rattle and roll!
  15. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Well-Known Member

    That blue and white colour look just like my old cup car when I got it.. except for the damage obviously :)
  16. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Awesome pics, i think Colin @the master@the master put some pics up of the rolled coupe back in the day.
  17. rabbitstew

    rabbitstew Well-Known Member

    I just spent ages looking at the canopy/gazibo thing over those racing cars thinking "omg, they had the turborenault.co.uk URL back in those days?", completely baffled as to how they had the logo on their canopy.

    ........ then I realised it was just a watermark on the picture...... DOH!!!!!
  18. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

  19. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Thats fecking brilliant [​IMG]
    rabbitstew likes this.
  20. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    I found out a bit more history about the ole car whilst talking to Colin (the master ) Cook. He used to help out with car preparing for Richard Pavey and after the accident Colin was the one that swapped all the bits over to the new shell. Shame it wasn't there for him to see it at Blyton.
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