The highlight of this period was racing with the chevron B8 at Le Mans 24 hours in 1971, sadly the engine blew up during the night section. This was the year Steven McQueen made the film “Le Mans”, Pat and his tem worked as extras in the film, with patriotic Red, white And blue chevron making a couple of spilt second appearances in the film.

 

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Lotus Elan 1963 - Body modifications

by Pat Townshend [1969]

 

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Sports car racing came next after motorbike racing with a South African built sports car the G.S.M. Dart, then onto a Lotus Elan, Diva G.T. and Chevron B8 BMW, When Pat returned to live in England

 

 

 

 

 

 
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