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#101 Amphicar

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 13:48

Eleven plus the driver...

The half a head, I will suggest, is someone with their torso in the left side of the cockpit. There's a third guy on the right side of the car with his hand in the air and nothing else visible, there are seven hats on the left side of the car.

8, 9, 10, 11 whatever - not surprising that there were a lot of them on the car - it had 7 drivers in that race: Elliot Forbes-Robinson, John Schneider, Rob Dyson, John Paul Jr (15 years after his first win in 1982 with his father and Rolf Stommelen), Butch Leitzinger, Andy Wallace & James Weaver

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#102 eldougo

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 21:53

8, 9, 10, 11 whatever - not surprising that there were a lot of them on the car - it had 7 drivers in that race: Elliot Forbes-Robinson, John Schneider, Rob Dyson, John Paul Jr (15 years after his first win in 1982 with his father and Rolf Stommelen), Butch Leitzinger, Andy Wallace & James Weaver


Now that would be something to get the 7 DRIVERS as well it would have really been scrapping along the road.

#103 eldougo

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:42

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#104 Frank S

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 23:37

Sorry to say I've misplaced the original of this photo of Brian Redman in No. 1 giving a lift to a blue-suited driver. Long Beach F5000 1975.

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#105 eldougo

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:13

Great Pic FrankS i wonder who it would be ,1975 year i will look up a few records and try and work out who it is" GETTING A LIFT"..

#106 eldougo

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 08:41

My guess after looking at results and pics from the Inaugural Long Beach F5000, race the answer is........David Hobbs "Getting A Lift " after running out off fuel on the last lap.

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#107 eldougo

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:03

Thanks to Watkins for this great pic of A.J. giving a lift to Clay Regga at the GLEN 1979.....I happened on Thursday when Regga stopped out on track.

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#108 eldougo

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:30

Picture thanks to Calhoun98.
Patrick Tambay" Giving a Lift" to Jacques Laffite The Glen 1979.


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#109 Ellis French

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:14

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Lex Davison Longford Tas getting a lift with McLaren approaching Newry 1963

#110 Chezrome

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 08:07

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Lex Davison Longford Tas getting a lift with McLaren approaching Newry 1963


I don't know if this question wasn't already posted, but... in the sixties, wouldn't you burn your bum if you sat down on the back? Is that why some of the chaps are standing up?



#111 eldougo

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 00:39

Thanks for that post Ellis ,Great pic.

And in reply to Chezrone question not only would get burnt but also you get a bill for repairs to the engine cover they were only light guage alloy or f/glass .

#112 Ellis French

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 00:45

Thanks for that post Ellis ,Great pic.

And in reply to Chezrone question not only would get burnt but also you get a bill for repairs to the engine cover they were only light guage alloy or f/glass .




Davison might not have been feeling much pain....His gearbox failed just near the Pub early in the race.




#113 Ellis French

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 00:54

Hill gives Brabham a ride Longford 1964....nearing the startline/pits

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#114 eldougo

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 00:56

GOOD place to drop out if its going to happen :drunk:Its along walk back to the pits at Longford.

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#115 Graham Gauld

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:08

I don't know if this counts but back in the late 1950s I had an arrangement with Jim Clark and Innes Ireland that if I was marooned out on the circuit such as at aintree shown here. I would give the thumbs sign from the side of the track on the last lap and on the slowing down lap they would stop and pick me up to get me back to the pits. On this occasion it was when Innes won the sports car race at the British Grand Prix at Aintree with the DT Lotus 19. Sadly health and safety might frown on this today.

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#116 eldougo

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:38

Well being a TNFer has lots of privileges but your preempted "Getting A Lift" must be the best we had so far.
Well Done Graham :up: nothing like having people in high places as friends.

#117 Amphicar

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 21:40

...and we thought it couldn't happen in F1 these days:

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Fernando Alonso hitching a ride on Mark Webber's Red Bull at last weekend's German Grand Prix

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 22:32

...and we thought it couldn't happen in F1 these days:

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Fernando Alonso hitching a ride on Mark Webber's Red Bull at last weekend's German Grand Prix

These modern cars have decent seating, a footrest [floor] and plenty of hand grips. Ideal for passenger service. Fernando looks quite comfortable there. Though I still would like to know the repercussions!
Though he is defenitly not color coordinated!

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#119 COUGAR508

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 16:19

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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I recall stories at the time to the effect that Ayrton had made a point of memorising some of the details of the Williams' instrumentation and gizmos, and duly reported the information back to the McLaren engineers! Mansell even received some criticism for supposedly allowing a rival to "spy" in this way....!

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#120 eldougo

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:01

Thanks for keeping the thread going Amphicar ,i too thought we would not see this thing happening in F1 today.
Did they both get fined for bringing the sport in to disrepute..... :eek:

Edited by eldougo, 30 July 2011 - 09:02.


#121 Gary Davies

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:10

Thanks for keeping the thread going Amphicar ,i too thought we would not see this thing happening in F1 today.
Did they both get fined for bringing the sport in to disrepute..... :eek:


Bringing the sport into disrepute would be a pretty difficult thing to do these days. The difficulty would lie in the verb 'bringing' Then there's the use of the noun 'sport'...

#122 275 GTB-4

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 10:20

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


Jiminy had a twin??? Ya learn something every day :p

#123 Amphicar

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 11:04

Jiminy had a twin??? Ya learn something every day :p

See http://www.jimmycricket.co.uk/ for more information!

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 14:59

I looked for this thread last week and couldn't find it. Thankfully it resurfaced.
I was looking for something completely different on the web I found this:

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#125 Amphicar

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 18:26

Thanks for keeping the thread going Amphicar ,i too thought we would not see this thing happening in F1 today.
Did they both get fined for bringing the sport in to disrepute..... :eek:

Amazingly there were no sanctions! It happened at the end of the race: Alonso stopped on the circuit because the team thought he was low on fuel for the mandatory post-race sample and Webber kindly stopped to pick him up. The FIA later issued a po-faced statement saying that Webber would not face any sanctions for stopping on the return to the pits to pick Alonso up - even though it could have been viewed as a breach of the rule requiring cars to proceed directly to parc ferme. Presumably, Alonso was guilty of that crime too.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 23:19

Thanks Duc-Man for these pics the one below i count 8 people on the car plus 2 in side i guess = 10 just short of the record 11.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 23:58

See http://www.jimmycricket.co.uk/ for more information!


Thankee....funny man :wave:

#128 Cargo

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 00:17

love this pic :clap:


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#129 Amphicar

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 17:20

Thanks Duc-Man for these pics the one below i count 8 people on the car plus 2 in side i guess = 10 just short of the record 11.

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Not going to challenge the record - but here is the 1954 Le Mans winning Ferrari 375 of Froilan Gonzalez & Maurice Trintignant

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There is a another picture here

#130 eldougo

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:46

I guess that Ferrari had very stiff springs to cope with the load. Great pic thanks Amphicar.
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I was sent this pic some time ago and forget to post it Very Sorry.

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#131 Amphicar

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 22:35

Michael Schumacher gives Mattias Ekstrom a lift after the final of the 2009 Race of Champions in Beijing:

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...and Mattias returns the favour:

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#132 Peter Darley

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:49

[quote name='Amphicar' date='Jan 11 2011, 18:26' post='4784812']
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

The Goodyear engineer on the back is Bert Baldwin, who later moved on to Bridgestone.


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Posted 08 August 2011 - 08:48

Now thats news is amazing ,i worked with Bert Baldwin at Shadow and i never heard that story.

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#134 Amphicar

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 18:24

Here's a video clip of Fernando Alonso using Mark Webber's taxi service after this year's German Grand Prix:



...and a couple more stills:

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#135 Amphicar

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 19:16

I'm surprised that there have been no comments on the Trevor Harris photo - it certainly made me laugh. I seem to have run out of F1 examples but here's another Daytona 24 hour winner, this time from 1971.
Jackie Oliver is at the wheel of the winning JW Automotive Gulf-Porsche 917 and Pedro Rodriguez is on top with various mechanics, including Ermanno Cuoghi (right front wing), author of Racing Mechanic.

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A colour shot of the Gulf-Porsche:

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#136 Frank Verplanken

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 16:55

What about this one ? Not much room in the monoposto cockpit so Tazio, legs hanging out, steers the wheel, while Raymond does the pedal job :cool: ! 1946 Grand Prix de Marseille, after Nuvolari broke down in the last lap of qualifying heat #2, handing Sommer the win.

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#137 Amphicar

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 21:11

1991 Canadian GP - JJ Lehto getting a ride on team-mate Emanuele Pirro's Dallara 191

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#138 eldougo

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 21:23

Great work there chaps to give this thread another lift so to speak. :wave:



#139 eldougo

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:36

I went to the local tip today and what do i find setup near the weight bridge ,this is a full size Polystyrene and Fiberglass Castrol promo car with a big Toy Dog driving and a Toy Soldier " Getting a lift" from the tip.

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#140 Amphicar

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 22:24

A couple for the "how many mechanics can you fit on a sports car" section. Both involving Bob Tullius's Group 44 outfit:

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#141 eldougo

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:57

Great pic there Amphicar. I count 5 Mechanics in the first pic and 7 in the second pic. :up:

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:11

I make it 6 in the first one - two on the passenger seat (plus driver) and 4 on the tail ? And I can only make out 6 in the second one.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 14:16

I make it 6 in the first one - two on the passenger seat (plus driver) and 4 on the tail ? And I can only make out 6 in the second one.



I can make it 7 in the second shot. There's a bit of forehead and dark hair between the two passengers on the right.



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Posted 06 February 2012 - 15:49

I can make it 7 in the second shot. There's a bit of forehead and dark hair between the two passengers on the right.

Left to right :
(1) Hat with someone making bunny ears above it,
(2) No hat half behind door,
(3) Hat and chest medallion,
(4) Hat and flag,
(5) Under the flag waver's arm, no hat and moustache,
(6) Hat with a hand holding a hat growing out of his head

Oh, and the driver makes 7

Either way, the car would be down on the bump stops.

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#145 Robin Fairservice

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 17:26

Are there any pre war photos of people getting lifts? Is there one of Rosemeyer giving his wife a ride in his auto-Union?

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 17:45

Left to right :
(1) Hat with someone making bunny ears above it,
(2) No hat half behind door,
(3) Hat and chest medallion,
(4) Hat and flag,
(5) Under the flag waver's arm, no hat and moustache,
(6) Hat with a hand holding a hat growing out of his head

Oh, and the driver makes 7

Either way, the car would be down on the bump stops.


There is also a bit of a hat behind (2). Is that (3) holding the hat of (2) or is it another person?

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 18:11

There is also a bit of a hat behind (2). Is that (3) holding the hat of (2) or is it another person?



If there is another person behind (2) and (3) and I'm right about another person on the right, that's nine in total. I might be wrong but I think I see at least five legs hanging over the right hand side of the car and I doubt Jake The Peg was part of the crew.



#148 D-Type

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 20:59

I've run out of fingers to count with ):

I still can't see FredF1's other person on the right, but I agree to five feet so I'll agree to 7.

"7 little girls sitting on the back seat a-kissin an a-huggin with Fred"
tidd-doo-di-dum-dum, tidd-doo-di-dum-dum,tidd-doo-di-dum-dum-dum!
" ;)

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#149 Amphicar

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 22:14

No need to count the legs and divide by two with this one - but I think it is the first example of riding side-saddle:

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 22:28

Are there any pre war photos of people getting lifts? Is there one of Rosemeyer giving his wife a ride in his auto-Union?

Elly actually drove herself: http://petrolhead.tu...advices-to-elly

Mercedes Benz had a specially-adapted W125 two-seater, which was used to shoot a propaganda film at the 1939 Eifelrennen meeting. In breaks between filming the team drivers were allowed to give joyrides on it: I know Caracciola took Neubauer out and Seaman took Erica, but if anyone has any other details (or any photos) ...;)

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