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#1 Gary C

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 17:34

Just a quickie : has anyone ever seen any photos from the non-Championship F1 race??

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#2 alansart

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 17:46

Just a quickie : has anyone ever seen any photos from the non-Championship F1 race??


Have you had a look at the You Tube thread?

Roydpg posted some videos there.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 17:50

Yes. Chris Ellard's book has one of a spinning Ganley.

#4 f1steveuk

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 18:01

Surely Youtube would be moving pictures, not "photos" as gary asked??

#5 Gary C

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 18:14

Yes, Roy has consented to me using his film in my Lotus 72 DVD, but was wondering if there were any stills out there..................

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 19:48

yes , many- try the contemporary autosport, mn reports, also in the john player book , 'a very special year'. autosprint must have printed loads...

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 20:33

autosprint must have printed loads...

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Yes indeed; for contemporary coverage they'll be the best I'd say.

Lauda had quite a big shunt that weekend IIRC. For folk who remember (or still have) a set of Marlboro BRM event stickers from 1972, the Vallelunga example is by far the rarest :)

#8 Gary C

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 21:01

excellent, thanks lads!

#9 alansart

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 21:14

Surely Youtube would be moving pictures, not "photos" as gary asked??


I only posted "in case" Gary hadn't spotted the You Tube thread (He didn't mention it).

A few months ago roydpg put up some of his Crystal Palace videos at almost the same time as I took a stroll around the old place and posted how the place looks now. So there was method in my madness :drunk:

Edited by alansart, 16 August 2009 - 21:15.


#10 David Force

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 16:53

Yes, Roy has consented to me using his film in my Lotus 72 DVD, but was wondering if there were any stills out there..................


I know it doesn't count, Gary, but in 1990 I think it was we organised a demonstration of F1 cars with an Italian group at Vallelunga. I took 72/6 along and it was a big hit with the locals.

I could see what a fearsome track it would have been

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#11 Gary C

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 18:02

Very nice! Aside ; is the track still in use today??

#12 Rob Ryder

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 19:49

Check your mailbox Gary ;)
:cool: Rob :cool:

#13 David Force

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:57

Very nice! Aside ; is the track still in use today??


Yes they have World Touring Cars there I think. It had a fearsomely long run which wasn't quiiiiiittttteeee straight which was bloody scary, I think I recall some big accidents there in recent years.

We stayed in Rome, which was very nice, with some friends who were in that other branch of the Motor Sport Governing Body, the maFIA !

And that, as they say, is another story Gary...

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:40

It had a fearsomely long run which wasn't quiiiiiittttteeee straight which was bloody scary, I think I recall some big accidents there in recent years.


It contained a left right left, kinks immediately after the pits which were / are pretty much blind and very very quick I seem to remember Yannick Dalmas having a huge shunt there in F3000 ending up in the tub in the middle of the road with cars flying by either side.

Edit - found it on You tube


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#15 f1steveuk

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 14:32

I only posted "in case" Gary hadn't spotted the You Tube thread (He didn't mention it).

A few months ago roydpg put up some of his Crystal Palace videos at almost the same time as I took a stroll around the old place and posted how the place looks now. So there was method in my madness :drunk:



Far from mad!!! :wave: