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#1 Roger39

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 21:31

I'm busy doing a 3D model of the Lotus 72 and I'm hoping there is somebody out there with some nice photo's of the Team Gunston Lotus' that raced in South Africa in '74 '75 by Ian Scheckter, John Love, Eddie Keizan and Guy Tunmer....any help would be greatly appreciated... :)

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#2 Gary C

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 21:40

Michael Oliver's book 'Lotus 72 ; Formula 1 Icon' will defintely help you.

#3 Roger39

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 14:49

Originally posted by Gary C
Michael Oliver's book 'Lotus 72 ; Formula 1 Icon' will defintely help you.


Thanks Gary C but I cant really spend R1000 on a book...I've progressed with my 3D model but I'm looking for some info on a sticker that was on this car (Eddie Keizan 1975 SA GP), it is behind the front wheels next to the Champion sticker, and also if somebody can confirm that it is a Good Year sticker on the airbox? Anyone with a photo or details?



http://img87.imagesh...gunston9fh6.jpg

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 18:38

Originally posted by Roger39


Thanks Gary C but I cant really spend R1000 on a book...I've progressed with my 3D model but I'm looking for some info on a sticker that was on this car (Eddie Keizan 1975 SA GP), it is behind the front wheels next to the Champion sticker, and also if somebody can confirm that it is a Good Year sticker on the airbox? Anyone with a photo or details?



http://img87.imagesh...gunston9fh6.jpg


It's a Koni sticker :wave:

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#5 Roger39

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 19:05

You're a star...thanks so much for that pic! :clap: :clap:

#6 race4aliving

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:44

That's a handsome car no matter what colour scheme is applied.

#7 Speedy27

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:48

Originally posted by Roger39
I'm busy doing a 3D model of the Lotus 72


How would you feel about doing 2 such models?!!

#8 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:53

Back in 1978 when Trevor van Rooyen was driving for Team Gunston in ZA F.Atlantic, there was talk of Eddie Pinto shipping that car to Europe for Trev to drive in the Aurora series.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:01

That would have been something else, although I'm not sure how competitive he would have been against the ground effect cars which were shortly thereafter to enter the Aurora series.

Trevor van Rooyen was an exceptionally fast driver on his day in SA Formula 2 series. His Maurer MM83 was also the first racing car I ever sat in, and I have a great pic of me in the car with Trevor on one side and an ex-girlfriend on the other!

I have fond, yet very distant, memories of the girlfriend, but to this day have never wavered in my desire to drive that Maurer - surely the best looking car of the modern F2 era!! My avatar on this bb is of that very car with him behind the wheel.

#10 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:04

I'd love to see that photo and e-mail it to TvR.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:05

That would be a pleasure - consider it done - please pm me your email address and you'll have it within 24 hours.

chat soon
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:07

Originally posted by Speedy27
I have fond, yet very distant, memories of the girlfriend, but to this day have never wavered in my desire to drive that Maurer - surely the best looking car of the modern F2 era!! My avatar on this bb is of that very car with him behind the wheel.

:lol:

What was the saying in the song, "there's more to life than cars and girls"?

YES!!! RACING CARS!!! :D :up:

#13 Roger39

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:12

Originally posted by Speedy27


How would you feel about doing 2 such models?!!


And what would the other one be :-) ? I would like to see that photo of the Maurer too...if you don't mind. Is that the same Eddie Pinto that is involved in Formula Vee now?

#14 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:18

Team Gunston's Eddie Pinto died in 2006.

#15 Roger39

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:28

Originally posted by Andrew Kitson
Team Gunston's Eddie Pinto died in 2006.


Oh dear, that is sad news. I'm sure this is the same Eddie Pinto that introduced me to Formula Vee racing, but that was in 2001.

P.S. I love your artwork Andrew...verrry nice!

#16 Speedy27

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:33

Originally posted by Roger39


And what would the other one be :-) ? I would like to see that photo of the Maurer too...if you don't mind. Is that the same Eddie Pinto that is involved in Formula Vee now?


Another Team Gunston Lotus 72, of course!;) It would look sensational alongside my Lucky Strike Lotus 72 (model, sadly!) of Dave Charlton - the one made by Exoto.

I've just added a very old scanned version of my Maurer MM83 pic to my flickr page - please have a look here:

http://flickr.com/photos/29901899@N05/

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:44

Originally posted by Roger39
P.S. I love your artwork Andrew...verrry nice!


Andrew, I second that - just spent some time looking at your website. Your painting of Ronnie Peterson in the Ferrari 312PB at Brands is beyond SENSATIONAL.

#18 Roger39

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:45

My Gunston Lotus is sadly only a computer generated model that I "model" in a 3D computer program. You are welcome to high res copy when I'm done though. You can print it out and hang it behind the Lucky Strike car ;)

#19 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:47

Well thankyou very much gentleman. I enjoyed doing that Ronnie one. That painting lives in Adelaide now.

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#20 Speedy27

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:55

Originally posted by Roger39
My Gunston Lotus is sadly only a computer generated model that I "model" in a 3D computer program. You are welcome to high res copy when I'm done though. You can print it out and hang it behind the Lucky Strike car ;)


How about doing a course in modelling (of the diecast variety, of course) and getting back to me with a real one?!!!!

Seriously, thanks Roger I would love a copy,

Just curious though - why did you stumble on this car for your project?

chat soon
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:57

Originally posted by Andrew Kitson
Well thankyou very much gentleman. I enjoyed doing that Ronnie one. That painting lives in Adelaide now.


'a pleasure - and massively deserved.

How bizarre as to it's present location; just a few hundred km's 'up the road' from me!

#22 Roger39

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 13:09

Having to model all the parts of the car in 3D I'm sure I could build a 72 from scratch! :lol: I'm a HUGE fan of F1 and I have been all my life and it is forgotten that we had proper F1 cars that raced locally here in South Africa in the "Golden Age" of motorsport. So this project of mine is a sort of tribute to those days, I'm hoping to get Eddie Keizan to sign a few prints for me....maybe if he ask's nicely I'll give him one to stick up in his lounge ;)

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 13:27

Same as me - although I was too young to enjoy that era. Killarney was my 'home' circuit!

I reckon there would be no shortage of keen customers for items like this.