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#1 Dennis Currington

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 01:23

Did anyone go to The Glen the last weekend for the Vintage GP races? Last year we had a bunch of photos posted here on TNF. Would love to see some of this year's shots, especially from the F5000 race http://www.a2zracer.com/page112.html Tony a2z had a great weekend.

Thanks

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#2 watkins

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 21:48

Did anyone go to The Glen the last weekend for the Vintage GP races? Last year we had a bunch of photos posted here on TNF. Would love to see some of this year's shots, especially from the F5000 race http://www.a2zracer.com/page112.html Tony a2z had a great weekend.

Thanks


Here's a few from last weekend.

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On Saturday the #17 Theodore TY02 F5000 crash into the rails, exiting the Toe of the Boot with heavy damage to the left side and rear. Fortunately the driver wasn't hurt, but the car sure was. The above photo was taken just seconds before the crash.
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The drive was understandably upset, throwing parts of the car after the wreck.
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#3 watkins

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 21:57

A few more from the 2009 Watkins Glen Vintage weekend...

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Tony a2z having a good lap.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 22:01

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 22:02

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#6 Dennis Currington

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 23:09

Thanks Mark, look forward to seeing the rest of your 2009 shots on your website. :up:

#7 MyF5000

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 21:22

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A number of drivers from the original F5000 series where on hand Saturday for answering questions and signing autographs’s. From front to rear: With his back to camera, Eric Haga driving his original 1970 Lola T190 this weekend. Sitting next to Eric is Ron Goldleaf, driving his one off 1968 WRE Shadow, Leonard Miller is next, who was team manager with “Black American Racers Association, Inc.” in the 1970's, Benny Scott was his driver(Lola T332). Next is Davey Jordan, who drove F5000 & sports cars at Sebring and Daytona. Next to Davey is George Wintersteen, if you haven't watch James Garner’s movie “The Racing Scene” George’s massive shunt in his Lola T142 Formula A car was caught on film at St Jovite, Québec in 1969. George told me it took 30 years before he could watch it. Sitting next to George is Bobby Brown, racing his Brabham BT35 Formula B at the glen this weekend. Next is Gus Hutchison, President of H.R.E.

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Front to back: Under the hat is Tony “a2z” Adamowicz 1969 US Champion, here competing in his original 1969 Eagle. Graham McRae, Tasman Series Champion in 1971, 1972, 1973 and US Champion in 1972. Bob McKee is next, builder of McKee A/Formula 5000 cars.

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#8 jkracing

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 22:20

Here are some of my favorite pictures I took at the Glen SVRA weekend
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Scott Hughes McLaren M8F.
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#1 Rick Parsons dives down into the boot at Watkins Glen.
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Johan Woerheide 1965 Lola T70 MKII
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David Nikolas 1981 March 817
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Andy Hurtubise Demonstration drive in Brock Yates Replica Novi Indy Roadster

Other pictures can be seen at
http://www.flickr.co...s/27666849@N04/

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#9 MyF5000

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 13:01

Steve Bedford's photos from the F5000 at Watkins Glen 2009. Almost 500 images.
Watkins Glen F5000 2009

#10 watkins

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 13:35

Thanks Mark, look forward to seeing the rest of your 2009 shots on your website. :up:

You can see other photos I took that weekend at:
http://www.glenphotos.com/09vintage/

#11 D-Type

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 14:34

Mark,
You take excellent photos. But ...... they would be so much more enjoyable with explanatory captions.

#12 Stephen W

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 15:24

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On Saturday the #17 Theodore TY02 F5000 crash into the rails, exiting the Toe of the Boot with heavy damage to the left side and rear.


Did this contraption actually race in F5000 back in the day? It looks like a very bad engine transplant has taken place!

:confused:


#13 john t

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 16:37

Wonderful photos Mark

#14 RA Historian

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 17:55

Did this contraption actually race in F5000 back in the day? It looks like a very bad engine transplant has taken place!

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I agree. I never heard of such a car running in F-5000 back in the day.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 17:57

Did this contraption actually race in F5000 back in the day? It looks like a very bad engine transplant has taken place!

:confused:

As I understand, there were two 1982 Theodore TY02s built: TY02/1 and TY02/2. Between the both of them, they actually raced in F1 and later in the Can-Am series. I know one is is raced these days in the F5000 historic series (as in the photo above).
http://www.oldracing...hp?CarID=TY02/1
http://www.oldracing...hp?CarID=TY02/2
http://www.conceptca...odore-TY02.aspx
http://www.f5000regi.../othercars.html

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 06:56

Did this contraption actually race in F5000 back in the day? It looks like a very bad engine transplant has taken place!

:confused:


As others have indicated this is a 'hybrid' machine - originally an F1 chassis, definitely of later vintage than original F5000 machines. The large mid car fuel tank gives it away - a design that came after F5000 ended.

And my thanks to Steve Bedford in particular for his very full album of photo's - I love #208 - Graham McRae with a grin to beat all blues, and #304 - a McRae GM1 being hustled over the kerbs. :love:


#17 watkins

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 22:09

Mark,
You take excellent photos. But ...... they would be so much more enjoyable with explanatory captions.


I know it's lame not to list captions with photos (being lazy on my part). I spent some hours today going over entry list and race results for the Vintage weekend. Hopefully I have the correct information with each photo (there were some instances where I couldn't find any info on a few cars).

http://www.glenphotos.com/09vintage/

#18 eldougo

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:20

Did this contraption actually race in F5000 back in the day? It looks like a very bad engine transplant has taken place!

:confused:


My thoughts too StephenW....... :down: How the F--K can these sort of car race in a field of F5000 .Once again the Americans have reinvented history to suit themself. ALL for the DOLLAR.


SoooooooooSAD.

#19 RA Historian

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 14:27

My thoughts too StephenW....... :down: How the F--K can these sort of car race in a field of F5000 .Once again the Americans have reinvented history to suit themself. ALL for the DOLLAR.

It's not just the Americans, Eldougo

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#20 David M. Kane

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 15:08

No comment other than what are you guys racing and paying the f@#$ing bills for?

#21 eldougo

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:17

Next we will have a listing of all TheodoreF 5000 cars on Wikipedia. :confused:
I can only speak for myself David ,and yes i still race cars and kart just for the enjoyment and pay my own way.I started racing back in the 60,s and having aged gracefully and do not feel the need to buy the DREAMS and get a blood rush in my late years to prove myself along with a open chequebook as some do.
History keep it,s own record you can,t recreate it no matter what.