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#1 eldougo

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 04:37

Below is the famous photo . Our Jack hitching a ride back to pits on Denny BT24 ,after winning the race an ran out of fuel at The Ring.
It is a practice that would not be allowed today ,however it happened a lot in my day i have a few pics all (Photographers are unknown to me). An i guess TNF,ers will have a lot more .

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Posted Image..Leo & Frank Catalina Park1963.He ran out of fuel also.

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Posted Image...Mech tune up on Paul England Hillclimb special VW.

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Posted Image... Lex and Bruce Longford 1963

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Posted Image... 1965 Ginther , Ireland & WHO...Poor Honda....Who we now know is Bonnier .

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Posted Image...Baghetti BRM 1965 SPA,P. Hill & A Pilette ???

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#2 gkennedy

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:47

I can feel a pic of Our Nige giving his good buddy Ayrton a lift at Silverstone arriving in this thread shortly.

#3 Ellis French

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 06:26

Hill (Winner) giving Brabham a lift at Longford 1964

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#4 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 06:40

Johnny Pledger riding with Peter Ryan, Monaco Formula Junior, 1962:

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Photo by Ted Langton-Adams, copyright Eric Faulks

Also, this link:

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#5 eldougo

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:54

Strange he competed in the 1961 USGP and then drove a FJ in later on in his career.

That sure is a LOAD of weight on the Vincent motor bike...Great Pic .

Thanks Doug

Edited by eldougo, 07 January 2011 - 11:00.


#6 Tim Murray

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:31

Posted Image... 1965 Ginther , Ireland & WHO...Poor Honda.

This is from DSJ's report in Motor Sport on the 1965 French GP:

Just before the end of [Friday] practice Ireland broke the gearbox on his Parnell Lotus-B.R.M. and “thumbed” a lift with Bonnier, but they had not gone far, when the Swede’s Brabham-Climax ran out of petrol! ( ... ) As practice finished they both “thumbed” a lift with Ginther, sitting on the back of the Honda, which caused someone to remark that they always thought the Honda was much too big for Ginther.


The Baghetti & Co photo at Spa is from 1964, not 1965.

#7 eldougo

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:59

The remarks about the HONDA are true ,however having sat in a BT24 a few time i find it hard to see how Danny drove that car with the boss on his back.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:11

Strange he competed in the 1961 USGP and then drove a FJ in later on in his career.

That sure is a LOAD of weight on the Vincent motor bike...Great Pic .

Thanks Doug

That's not a Vincent ,it's an AJS twin.



#9 Ray Bell

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:39

Notice how this is mostly happening on the long circuits?

The Nurburgring, Longford, Rouen, Spa. Catalina and Monaco are out of place here...

But an interesting sidelight.

#10 Amphicar

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:40

As the OP says it used to be a frequent occurence - nice shot here of Graham Hill giving Jo Siffert a lift during practice for the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix
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This is also Monaco, the same year and possibly also Graham Hill - giving a lift to Jackie Stewart this time
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Posted 07 January 2011 - 13:57

This is also Monaco, the same year and possibly also Graham Hill - giving a lift to Jackie Stewart this time
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Looks like a case for brown trousers, if you ask me! :smoking:

Edited by elansprint72, 07 January 2011 - 13:58.


#12 Stephen W

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 14:10

Looks like a case for brown trousers, if you ask me! :smoking:


Just aluminium stains rather than anything organic!

#13 Amphicar

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 18:19

Here are a few more:

1) Maurice Trintignant giving Innes Ireland a ride during practice for the 1961 Belgian GP
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2) Jacky Ickx hitching a ride with John Surtees at Reims in 1966
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3) Nigel Mansell gives Gerhard Berger a lift at the 1988 Hungarian GP
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4) Gerhard does the same for Derek Warwick at the 1988 Japanese GP
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5) ...and Gerhard gets a lift from Stefan Johansson at the same event
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6) The one we all remember - Mansell & Senna, Silverstone 1991
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7) Finally a more recent one - Michael Schumacher giving Fisi a lift at Hockenheim in 1997
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#14 Zoe

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 19:12

No one mentioned Jean Alesi's rodeo ride in Canada, was it 1995?

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#15 eldougo

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 20:41

Thanks for the GREAT pics that have we had so far especially the pre 80,s & into the 90,s .The current cars with their winglets and things would give them some thing to hand onto.
And mostly on fast long circuits and the low fuel levels timed right :wave: and some JUST that little bit short. :mad:

PS thanks Ivan for the AJS correction.

Edited by eldougo, 07 January 2011 - 20:47.


#16 eldougo

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 20:56

[quote name='Zoe' date='Jan 8 2011, 04:12' post='4780401']
Sadly Jean Alsssss first and only win in f1.Little did he know that his driver would Rule Ferrari one day in the future.

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#17 LittleChris

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 22:40

Here are a few more:

5) ...and Gerhard gets a lift from Stefan Johansson at the same event
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Appropriate really since, pretty though it was, the Ligier JS31 was more suited to being a bus than a racing car :|

Anyone got a picture of Tino with Pino on the back at Monza ? :clap:

http://forums.autosp...oreto interview

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 00:23

It may be verboten in F1 these days - but across the pond they were still doing it as recently as 2006.
This is A J Allmendinger helping Paul Tracy to get out of Denver after winning the 2006 ChampCar Grand Prix
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#19 eldougo

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:41

Wow we found one in 2000,s well done ....Amphicar

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#20 eldougo

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 08:26

Going back in time ,car surfing Name drivers and car and track and date. Ok TNF,s .
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Edited by eldougo, 09 January 2011 - 08:27.


#21 Amphicar

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 23:01

Going back in time ,car surfing Name drivers and car and track and date. Ok TNF,s .

Well, eldougo given your location and vintage (a very good year - just 4 days after me) I'm guessing Tasman Series, early 60s (just about the time I started getting interested in motor racing). I don't recognise the car or the driver but the nose (of the car) looks fairly distinctive - don't think it is a Lotus, Cooper or Brabham so possibly something more local - perhaps an Elfin? Another wild guess - is one of the Drivers Bob Jane? Absolutely no idea as to the circuit.

Am I anywhere near - correct to the nearest continent even?

I've found a clip showing another "getting a lift" event: http://www.youtube.c...ayer_detailpage.
It is the last couple of laps of the 1992 German Grand Prix and at 4 minutes 8 seconds into the clip you'll see Johnny Herbert hitching a ride with Bertrand Gachot in the Larrousse Lamborghini - another car better suited to plying for hire than racing.

Edited by Amphicar, 09 January 2011 - 23:09.


#22 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:55

Looks like a Brabham... but I don't recognise anything else...

Not Australia, probably not New Zealand.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:02

My thoughts on the photo are somewhere in Asia such as Japan maybe, around 1965 judging by the tyres. The blatant advertising rules it out of Australia or NZ pre 1968.

Edited by David Shaw, 10 January 2011 - 05:03.


#24 Catalina Park

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:42

My guess is Singapore or similar from 66/67.

#25 eldougo

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:16

The car is a Brabham , correct RAY.
Year 1969 .
In Asia.

Thanks for the video clip Amphicar i do hope some one can work out how to pause it and give us a still Photo.

Edited by eldougo, 10 January 2011 - 09:58.


#26 Catalina Park

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:09

Going back in time ,car surfing Name drivers and car and track and date. Ok TNF,s .
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Jan Bussell? Singapore? 1969.

#27 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:50

Originally posted by eldougo
The car is a Brabham , correct RAY.....


I had to get something right some day...

.....Thanks for the video clip Amphicar i do hope some one can work out how to pause it and give us a still Photo.


Would two be better?

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#28 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:50

Originally posted by eldougo
The car is a Brabham , correct RAY.....


I had to get something right some day...

.....Thanks for the video clip Amphicar i do hope some one can work out how to pause it and give us a still Photo.


Would two be better?

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#29 eldougo

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:01

Thanks for doing that RAY :wave: .

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:06

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1988 - Hungaroring - Berger and Mansell.



#31 eldougo

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:16

Jan Bussell ( Malasian) in the winning Brabham ,Macao GP 1969.The race lead changed a couple times between Osamu Masoko Japan & Albert Poon his gearbox broke 5 laps from home and JAN won from Iriawan from Indonesia & Max Brunninghausen in his Alfa GTS 3rd. Hence Albert " getting a Lift ".

Thanks CP. :clap:

Thanks also Bigears for another angle of the 88 race getting a lift .

Edited by eldougo, 10 January 2011 - 11:19.


#32 Amphicar

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 13:35

As Jimmy Cricket used to say "and there's more" - so here they are:

1) Moving away from open wheel racing cars, here is the 1950 Le Mans winning Talbot Lago T26GS,
driven by Louis and Jean-Louis Rosier with a couple of riding mechanics
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2) Another shot of the Ginther, Ireland Bonnier triple header - is Innes wearing a polo shirt?
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3) Another YouTube clip, this time the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix. Right at the end you can see the winner
(though he didn't know it at the time) Riccardo Patrese stopping to give a lift to Didier Pironi, who had
run out of fuel in the tunnel. The clip is also worth watching for Clive James's drily droll commentary.


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 13:45

Was it one of the Brambilla brothers who took a mechanic around Monza on the back of the car. I'm not sure why, possibly to see what was going on with the rear suspension. Instead of doing a lap at reduced speed Brambilla went round at full chat and was a little surprised that the mechanic had fallen off by the time he got back to the pits!

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 15:05

Was it one of the Brambilla brothers who took a mechanic around Monza on the back of the car. I'm not sure why, possibly to see what was going on with the rear suspension. Instead of doing a lap at reduced speed Brambilla went round at full chat and was a little surprised that the mechanic had fallen off by the time he got back to the pits!


Ha ha ha ha ha :rotfl:

I honestly don't know, Alan, but it could very easily be true!!

#35 D-Type

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 15:43

As Jimmy Cricket used to say "and there's more" - so here they are:

1) Moving away from open wheel racing cars, here is the 1950 Le Mans winning Talbot Lago T26GS,
driven by Louis and Jean-Louis Rosier with a couple of riding mechanics
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If you look around there are several at Le Mans. After finishing they would often drive the car with half the team on it along the "track" between the safety banks and the spectator fencing.

#36 Amphicar

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 15:56

Was it one of the Brambilla brothers who took a mechanic around Monza on the back of the car. I'm not sure why, possibly to see what was going on with the rear suspension. Instead of doing a lap at reduced speed Brambilla went round at full chat and was a little surprised that the mechanic had fallen off by the time he got back to the pits!

Michele Alboreto's version of the story is reproduced on this forum here Sadly I don't think we are likely to find a photo!

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 16:05

5) ...and Gerhard gets a lift from Stefan Johansson at the same event
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After Berger replaces Stefan @ Ferrari... Interesting :)

#38 alansart

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 16:09

Michele Alboreto's version of the story is reproduced on this forum here Sadly I don't think we are likely to find a photo!


Glad to know it was Timo and more importantly I hadn't imagined it.




#39 Tim Murray

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 17:43

The Alboreto/Brambilla thread was already mentioned - see post 17. :)

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#40 alansart

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 18:22

The Alboreto/Brambilla thread was already mentioned - see post 17. :)


I missed that :blush:

#41 eldougo

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:18

As Little Chris said before ..Anyone got a picture of Tino with Pino on the back at Monza ?
That would be something knowing the Brambilla Brothers they only had one speed FLAT OUT so i guess Pino would have made the first corner and was LOST after that. :lol:

That was a Fireproof Polo Shirt Innes was wearing ... :rolleyes: Amphicar

#42 Glengavel

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:30

Looks like a case for brown trousers, if you ask me! :smoking:


Is that JYS carrying out a safety inspection of the track??!?

#43 Amphicar

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:24

As Little Chris said before ..Anyone got a picture of Tino with Pino on the back at Monza ?
That would be something knowing the Brambilla Brothers they only had one speed FLAT OUT so i guess Pino would have made the first corner and was LOST after that. :lol:

That was a Fireproof Polo Shirt Innes was wearing ... :rolleyes: Amphicar

I'd be delighted to be proved wrong but as it was apparently a private F3 test session I doubt there were any photographers present to record Pino's unexpected arrival in the Parabolica gravel - more's the pity.

Fireproof polo shirt to match Innes's fireproof forearms I presume!

#44 Ray Bell

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:31

Here's the '82 Monaco incident...

Patrese pulls up, Pironi asks for a lift:

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...and away they go, Patrese still unaware that he's won:

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#45 eldougo

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:40

Thanks Ray :wave:

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 15:28

Gunnar Nilsson and Tom Wheatcroft

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#47 Amphicar

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 16:35

Several shots of Jim Clark with Colin Chapman riding pillion at Brands Hatch, September 1963
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#48 Igor_E

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 17:06

Hi guys,

This is one of my favourite topics and since Amphicar already included some of my photos, here are few more:

John Surtees giving a lift to Jim Clark at the 1965 French GP:
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1988 Japanese GP - Gerhard Berger giving a lift to Derek Warwick
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The famous one: Mansell gives Senna a lift back to the paddock on the Victory Lap of the 1991 British Grand Prix:
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Another famous pic - "Alesi Taxi", 1995 Canadian GP, the only victory of Jean Alesi:
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Enjoy

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 17:08

I can feel a pic of Our Nige giving his good buddy Ayrton a lift at Silverstone arriving in this thread shortly.


got it :)
see my post
Igor

Edited by Igor_E, 11 January 2011 - 17:41.


#50 Amphicar

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 17:26

Not Tino n' Pino at Monza - but in the same spirit of mechanics going the extra mile (well, perhaps not that far in Pino's case):
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Goodyear gave the chap on the back of Dan Gurney's Eagle Weslake the task of observing tyre deformation during tyre tests at Goodwood

Of course, Germans are more thorough - in 1937 Mercedes bolted a dicky seat onto a W125 in order to study suspension movements at speed, close up!
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