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BOP 242C at Oulton Park in 1965 ready for a very eventful days motor sport (C) Ian Cross



Ralph Broad was to find out just how expensive saloon racing could be without factory support when John Fitzpartick inverted BOP 242C at Oulton Park in 1965 whilst in the lead ! (C) Ian Cross



Ralph Broad was to find out just how expensive saloon racing could be without factory support when John Fitzpartick inverted BOP 242C at Oulton Park in 1965 whilst in the lead ! (C) Ian Cross





Ralph Broad was to find out just how expensive saloon racing could be without factory support when John Fitzpartick inverted BOP 242C at Oulton Park in 1965 whilst in the lead ! (Eddie Whitham)



David Buckett in the ex Broadspeed Mini at the Guards Trophy 1968 (Mike Hayward)




Broadspeed also entered hillclimbs and sprints as BOP shows here with interesting silencer attached ! (courtesy Paul Stanworth)



BOP at Castle Combe, 1965 (courtesy Paul Stanworth)



John Handley in action at Brands Hatch, 1964 (Bryce)



Broadspeed team party at the Opposite Lock Club in Birmingham during the Winter of 65/66 the line up is as follows: top left to right: John Terry, Mike Hawley, Ian McDougal front left to right: Barry Pearson, John Handley, John Fitpatrick (pic courtesy of John Fitpatrick)




John Terry drove BOP 243C here at Goodwood in 1965. Terry had a coming together with Banks in the works Mini putting them both out and was decisive in Banks narrowly missing out on the championship title in this year. (Racebears)




John Terry in the wars again here at Crystal Palace in 1965 in COE 456C (Racebears)




Ralph Broad and John Handley won their class against very stuff international opposition at the Brands Hatch 6 Hour Race in June 1964. (Motorgraphs)




Ian McDougal leads the pack at Oulton in 1965 (Eddie Whitham)




Lanfranchi takes the outside line in the Alexander car to pip Fitzpatrick to a class win by a whisker at Silverstone, 1965 (Feret Fotographic)




Fitz left Broadspeed for a season racing for Coopers early in '64 but returned in '65 and is leading the class here at the Oulton Park Spring Meeting, 1965 (Mike Hayward)



Ralph Broad services for John Handley's very first Mini. Handley persuaded his local dealer to sell him one of the very first Minis available which Broad prepared for rallying as soon as it left the showroom making ot one of the very first competition Minis ! (Stilltime)



GTS final construction takes place at Broadspeed, 1965 (Chris Wooden)




Tonio Hildebrand in the ex works GTS, Zandvoort (J Booij)




285 DOB , Silverstone, 1989.



BeeGee Colin Peterson with girlfriend Joanne Newfield and his car collection , March 1969 (Getty)




Fitz in the 850 at the Mallory 3 Hour race 1963




Ralph Broad with 111 CON at the start of the 1961 Monte Carlo Rally. Like many others Ralph failed to finish the event but is this the first Tartan Red and White rally car ? Certainly pre dates BMC's official works livery by quite some margin ! (Chris Bayley)



John Fitzpatrick in BOP , Silverstone 1965 (Feret)




285 DOB



A nice colour shot of BOP 243C with added lamps , Handley and Terry's car for the Nurburgring 6 hours in June 1965. The pairing finished a fine first in class and third overall after 33 punishing laps of the 'Ring' (Paul Stanworth)




Jeff May in his Broadspeed prepared car 1963




That Fitzpatrick and Lanfranchi dice to the line on the last lap at Silverstone 1965




John Fitpatrick (left) reunited with Ralph Broad at the new Algarve Circuit in 2009. (J. Fitzpatrick)




John Handley (Broadspeed 1071) chases Rob Slotemaker's 1275 Downton car, May 1964 (Eric Bryce)




John Handley smokes the tyres, Oulton Park 1964 (Bryce)




Broadspeed goodies on display at the Racing Car Show, 1967



Ralph Broad poses with race car for the camera, 1964



Handley suffers a spot of oversteer in the pouring rain of Snetterton in his own race car 3210 VT



Colin Peterson of the Beegees with his new Broadspeed GT (Getty)



Fitz pilots the works Broadspeed GTS racer (Feret Fotographic)



Ralph lifts the bonnet of the 850 whilst Fitz gets ready at the Mallory Park 3 Hours ,1963 (Eric Bryce)



Onlookers admire the Team Broadspeed cars, Silverstone 1965 (Feret Fotographic)



John Handley chats with Paddy Hopkirk on the grid at Aintree in April 1964. Paddy was to show the Broadspeed Minis of Handley and Broad a clean pair of heels as the Cooper Car Co racers were the only Minis equiped with the new 1275 engines ! (Eric Bryce)



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