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Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Sat 05 Apr 2008, 15:35
by ZA Perana
Anyone remember this guy and his small tuning shop dedicated to tuning and making Opels go faster, I beleive a few cars with his mods raced fairly successfuly.

During the course fo next week will be going to to very place where he used to operate from, will take some pics....

Re: Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Sat 05 Apr 2008, 21:03
by Killarney Racer
Remember him well. Use to be a rally driver and may even have won the WP championship in the mid 60's.

He turned out a quick Opel Kadette (well it was all relative!) that I think came with a black bonnet. He was faily low key compared to some of the other tuners of his time. He also did an Opel Rekord if I remember correctly, maybe even a Ranger. I think he had a workshop in Bergvliet somewhere.

He raced one of his Kadettes in a Killarney 3hr and his car was shown in one of the pictures of the start posted by Hi-Fi.

Re: Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Sun 06 Apr 2008, 00:40
by Hi-Fi
Robin Thompson shared the Opel Kadette with Vic Proctor for this race

Re: Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Sun 06 Apr 2008, 21:27
by Killarney Racer
That's the one Hi-Fi - isn't that my picture?? :D

Re: Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Sun 06 Apr 2008, 22:06
by Hi-Fi
Nope, it's my father's! :mrgreen:

Re: Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Mon 07 Apr 2008, 08:43
by Killarney Racer
Damn, I should have known that!

Re: Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Tue 08 Apr 2008, 20:51
by Fairlane 500
Are you guys related?

Re: Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Tue 08 Apr 2008, 21:44
by Killarney Racer
Lol! Well I suppose we are all related somehow :lol: ;)

Re: Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Tue 08 Apr 2008, 21:48
by Fairlane 500
Nice picture with that yellow Volvo. Who is in that Ferrari at the back? Must got a bad start

Re: Robon Thompson Developement- anyone remember?

Posted: Tue 08 Apr 2008, 23:56
by Hi-Fi
The Volvo was driven by Steve Botes and I can't remember his partner. The Ferrari was driven by Rollo Fielding and he did get away late.