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#1 David Lawson

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:00

This page from MotorSport magazine shows the 4WD Lotus 63 being practiced at the 1969 Dutch Grand Prix.

I am building a slot car of this car and like my cars to be reasonably realistic but I am struggling to confirm a couple of details

The largest photograph shows the upswept tail section with integral wing, the left rear corner photo shows the rear bodywork without the rear wing and the exhausts are upswept to pass over the rear suspension rather than underneath as in the first photograph.

Can anyone please confirm if the car ran in both configurations during the practice sessions, Graham Hill was only credited with a time during the Friday morning session and I'm not sure if they would have had time to make the alterations.

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Any help would be much appreciated.

David

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#2 Roger Clark

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:27

In first practice, 63-1 had a high-level exhaust and 63-2 low. For second practice, the components of 63-2 were fitted to 63-1. Only 63-1 ran in practice.

#3 David Lawson

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:52

That has cleared that up, thanks very much.

David

#4 mfd

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:31

That has cleared that up, thanks very much.
David

You're welcome to the reference pics I have, if you e-mail me David

#5 Alan Cox

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 13:02

Not contemporary shots, David, but I don't know if they might be of use to you. Taken this year at the Pageant of Power.
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#6 David Lawson

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 17:13

Alan

Thank you for the reference photos of the Lotus 63, I have got some very useful pictures in my copy of Theme Lotus but all pictures are very welcome.

I want to build the Dutch GP car with NGH at the wheel and a shot of the back of the car with the integral wing would be invaluable if anyone has one.

David


#7 Alan Cox

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 18:12

I want to build the Dutch GP car with NGH at the wheel and a shot of the back of the car with the integral wing would be invaluable if anyone has one.

This is the best I can offer on that front, David.
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#8 Paul Parker

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 18:23

This is the best I can offer on that front, David.
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This looks like the Monza car driven by John Miles.

#9 David Lawson

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 21:27

Thank you Alan and also thanks to mfd for some great photos, I can now get started on the car.

David