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#1 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:17

Another 50th anniversary...Twinny, maybe these should be merged into one thread?

Today (May 27) is the 50th anniversary of Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill's victory at the 1962 Nurburgring 1000 km. The winning car was Ferrari Dino 246 SP 0790. I'll have to dig that model out.

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Vince H.



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#2 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 15:10

Great car, legendary circuit, and two wonderful drivers.....

#3 Tuboscocca

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 16:48

Cold and rainy--it was my first RACE that I visited...as you see it impressed me mightily...Jimmy leading until his retirement...
Still have the program...Reading the names--all the greats in one race.

Regards Michael

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#4 doc knutsen

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 21:24

Another 50th anniversary...Twinny, maybe these should be merged into one thread?

Today (May 27) is the 50th anniversary of Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill's victory at the 1962 Nurburgring 1000 km. The winning car was Ferrari Dino 246 SP 0790. I'll have to dig that model out.



Vince H.


Another reason for remembering that race, was a certain Scotsman debuting the tiny latest Lotus sports-racer, powered by a humble Ford 1500 motor with a newfangled cylinder head stuck on top of it...and leading the whole lot of exotic Prototypes for some considerable distance.


#5 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 22:37

Wasn't it an 1100cc motor?

Quite a demonstration of speed, yes...

#6 RCH

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:01

Wasn't it an 1100cc motor?

Quite a demonstration of speed, yes...


No 1500, the engine that was to appear in the Lotus Elan based on a 1500 Cortina block. The production Lotus Twin Cam engine very soon became 1600cc. of course.