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    Lightbulb The Kamei Golf & Kamei Motorsport History

    Been chatting with Peter and now that his own Kamei inspired car is finished i am wondering if people want me to add in here the history i have been collecting for many years about the Kamei Golf and also other machinery used and sponsored by Kamei to see where all us Kamei fans still get our inspiration from.

    I have contacts from within the history that i speak too so i am always chacing up snippets of history to share.

    Your opinions are welcome and i would love to hear if anyone is interested in here....

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    Well of course I am...

    It'll save me a lot of explaining!
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    These ones came from Uwe.Meier-Andrae's personnel collection the owner of the kamei brand and motorsport manager during these times......

    1977 (no exact date yet) - Hockenheimring #384 Bernd Renneisen (D)



    When i chatted with Bernd Renneisen at a later time he gave me some info for the photos with his year driving....

    "The car makes it´s debut in Hockenheim"

    one of the pretty models aside the car is the wife of Kamei owner Mr. Uwe Meier-Andrae (if I remember right, she had been working as a stewardess before),
    the other one must have been an employee of the Kamei office.

    (For Mr. Meier-Andrae the project was a matter of advertising and marketing and he made a good show, for me I did not like this kind of living so much as I was a shy and introverted person who simply wanted to race.)

    More from the race...



    ^ ^ ^ behind the race car you can just make out a similar kamei golf?......
    This was a mk1 made in the same style as their racing golf and owned by a person at the factory, you can see it in the following picture:



    ^ ^ ^ you can make out the "autoextras" below the "kamei" logo is positioned more forward, the only time we see this is at the IAA show mentioned later.



    A decal that came later:



    ^ ^ ^ the front decal on this is the traditional one we see, if you look at any early race it has the darker decal with the muti colour "kamei" (see first foto).

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    All very interesting!


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    Good work - nice early photo's

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    2nd race event

    1977 (no exact date yet) - Mainz-Finthen airfield race #153 Bernd Renneisen (D)



    The Escort ^ ^ ^ to the left with "ZAK" on the bonnet & the yellow spoiler was Dieter Alzen's.





    photo used from race for advertisments etc:



    My attemp with photoshop to rebuild the above photo:



    You can see the Escort behind again ^ ^ ^ with "ZAK" on the bonnet being driven by Dieter Alzen.



    Bernd Renneisen (D) told me:

    Second race: the Mainz-Finthen airfield race, it was somehow the "home race" as Mainz Finthen is situated just opposite the Rhine river to Wiesbaden, where there was the Kamei administration office.

    I found apossible race program but again i (mike) might be wrong:
    http://www.progcovers.com/motor/mainz770522.jpg

    To be continued......

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    01/05/1977 DRM - round 3 . Nurburgring Eifel . 40. Int. ADAC-Eifelrennen . #44 . Division 2 . Bernd Renneisen (D)

    Early style front decal on car here:





    possible program:
    http://www.progcovers.com/motor/nurburgring010577.jpg





    29/05/1977 WMC - round 4 . Nurburgring 1000 km . XXIII. ADAC 1000 KM Rennen . #63 .
    Group 2/Div. 1 . Bernd Renneisen (D) - Wolfgang Wolf (D) (Result = 2nd in class, 30th overall)

    Nürburgring 1000 Kilometres 1977 - Photo Gallery - Racing Sports Cars

    info from Paul....

    Paul Kooyman:

    The No 63 picture was taken at the left hander Breidscheid corner at the Nürburgring,
    here you have to go deep into the ankers trying not to end up into the bridge wall.



    Paul Kooyman:

    The frontal picture, it's taken at the Steilstrecke corner, the right hander at the bottom of the Steilstrecke, leading to the Karussel.




    unknown photographer:



    Program:

    http://www.racingsportscars.com/cove...1977-05-29.jpg

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