Lotus 18 rear brakes
Posted 21 April 2012 - 21:17
There were several 18s at the VSCC Spring Start meeting today and all had outboard rear brakes. Were these cars converted when they were current racing cars or more recently?
Posted 21 April 2012 - 21:59
And Irelands, too, in all probability. I also have pics of Moss' car, of course. These were taken by Bob Britton when he was studying their suspensions for ideas for his own cars, so they are close ups of the front and rear ends.
Edited by Ray Bell, 22 April 2012 - 21:16.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 22:29
I'd not seen it before this morning when a Facebook user "randomly found and posted it". Riverside, November 1960, eastbound on University at Chicago Avenue. University Motors is where Jack Brabham's car was stabled.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:13
Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:50
It's difficult to be sure but I think there's a brake disk in the left rear wheel.
Are you sure?
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:41
Posted 25 April 2012 - 14:49
It's difficult to be sure but I think there's a brake disk in the left rear wheel. Which car is it?
Photo by Bernard Cahier. Looks to me like John Surtees. From Wikipedia: "On lap 4, Surtees spun his Lotus in front of teammate Jim Clark, putting himself out, and causing the nosecone from his car to be used to replace the now-shattered one on Clark's."
(BTW, see you soon, Roger...Marion's all ready for more ice cream!)
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