Keijo 'Keke' Rosberg question - please help!
Posted 01 April 2009 - 16:48
Any assistance you can provide in finding this photograph will be tremendously appreciated! Thank you!
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:23
Very good book bye the way should decide to pick one up.
Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:25
rob -at- revelstudios .com
Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:47
It's rubbish quality repro!
Originally posted by MoMurray
Although very exciting, it is not a great reproduction and appears grainy in the book.
Saved you the bother, Mo. Took three scans mated together and there's still a bit missing...
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 20:58
Originally posted by David McKinney
...and the colour's 'way off...
The car on the left is closer to the colour in question
Posted 02 April 2009 - 23:16
Thank you everyone for all of your help! Looks like the book scan is the best quality we can come up with for now. I really appreciate the effort though! I went ahead and retouched the book scan to bring the color closer to original and chop out the text layout so it's more of a solid photograph. I know the colors are still off and background way too dark, but it's not a bad retouch.
Again, I really appreciate the effort and my thanks to everyone. I'll keep this thread bookmarked just in case an original copy of the photo turns up. With regards, Rob
Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:07
Your pix of the three Atlantic cars with KK trailing. That's not from the Hamilton race of 1978, is it? Now there's a story that needs telling!
Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:16
But the whole Hamilton story would indeed be interesting.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:19
So much for my powers of observation! Thanks for that correction, sprite.
Ah, yes... Hamilton. Spent hours on both a Saturday and a Sunday counting windows in the downtown buildings. Nothing better to do...
Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:57
The Chevron in post 10, 15, and 16 is, I think, Rosberg in the 1978 Chevron B45. Rosberg ran #41 at Long Beach, and doesn't appear in the Trois Rivieres results, so perhaps the photo in posts 10 and 16 is from Quebec City or Hamilton?...he won both (and Westwood!)
Posted 03 April 2009 - 06:04
There was a time when I could tell a B39 from a B45 by sight : - but wasn't 1977 the Excita year (and therefore a B39)? And the car not repainted before LB? Note there's no Excita signwriting in evidence at LB
Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:31
And, I found this link at 10 Tenths, under a post by Allen Brown:
The URL would indicate the photo is from Quebec, 1978
Here is the link to the webpage:
There is some discussion on the webpage that Rosberg maybe ran a B39 at Quebec in 1978, though Allen Brown lists Rosberg in a B45 in his results on his site...Allen?
Posted 28 April 2009 - 21:00
I have never worked out how to insert a quote into a message, but ...........PLEASE!!
A drift would have all four wheels in line with the car facing into the corner. Lock indicates a power slide.
Different things entirely.
In the interests of versimilitude you under stand.
Posted 29 April 2009 - 15:28
And got rather closer to the stout concrete barriers than even KK.
Posted 30 April 2010 - 05:49
Obviously he had.
Unfortunately I hadn't. One of only a few images I seriously rue missing during my photog career.
Also unfortunately, the slide that Paul took that day is now long gone. It was lost during a move from one house to another. I re-confirmed that fact with Paul recently.
Although I don't have anything of Keke that is quite that dramatic, I do have a fair number of him in Atlantic, Can Am and F1 cars. I also have a number of him in my "people" set.
I have only recently started scanning images from my archives. I know for a fact that there will be a lot more to come of Keke. It was definitely a treat to see him ply his trade in North America all those years ago.
Posted 30 April 2010 - 23:48
I have about 75k images in my archives and it is a serious amount of fun to go through my old stuff and get it up on flickr.
I am glad that others are enjoying it too.