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#1 hipperson

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:22

This great photo has popped up on our Lotus forum....need chapter & verse on it please
I know the obvious but there are a few characters on here that look familiar


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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:58

This photo would seem to have been taken a few seconds later:

http://www.motorspor...chi-they-won-in

Bianchi is now fully inside the car and presumably about to drive off.

#3 Stephen W

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:42

The mechanic in the orange who is in front of the TOTAL sign is Ermanno Cuoghi


#4 hipperson

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:29

Thank you both !

#5 Emery0323

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:55

The man at the right of the frame appears to be David Yorke (red jacket).

Edited by Emery0323, 13 June 2012 - 10:57.


#6 hipperson

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:18

Ah ! yes

Who is the fella standing hands in pockets..silver hair ?
Is he a FORD boffin ?



#7 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 13:27

I think the guy on the wall above Cuoghi is Richie Bray, who was a mechanic at McLaren on the F2 car in 1972.

#8 David Birchall

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 14:55

For those who don't know the obvious-and there are a few of us-I looked it up and it is LeMans 1968-held in September that year. The car is possibly the most famous GT40 #1075 driven by Rodriguec/Bianchi. It was the third win for a GT40 in the LeMans 24 hour race.

#9 kartman24

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 19:03

Sorry to hijack the thread but it is a GT40 id question, during the late 60`s there was a large advert in Autosport or one of the similar period mags which showed Mike Salmon`s GT40 ablaze from nose to tail at Le Mans, i think it was an ad for flame proof overalls or something similar. What was the id of the car, was it rebuilt, subsequent history etc............Martin

#10 hipperson

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 20:00

This one..

http://www.flickr.co...lli/4685348836/

Chassis 1026.....not sure who has it now

#11 kartman24

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 21:41

That looks like the car, the add showed it burning on the track, that looks like the corner............Martin

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 22:28

For those who don't know the obvious-and there are a few of us-I looked it up and it is LeMans 1968-held in September that year. The car is possibly the most famous GT40 #1075 driven by Rodriguec/Bianchi. It was the third win for a GT40 in the LeMans 24 hour race.



Rodriguez of course replaced Jacky Ickx who had broken his leg in Canada during the F1 practice, so potentially he could've won 7 Le Mans. Sadly Bianchi would be fatally injured during the test day for the following years race.

Oh and is the chap in glasses to the right John Horsman ?

Edited by LittleChris, 13 June 2012 - 22:29.


#13 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 22:42

Originally posted by Tim Murray
This photo would seem to have been taken a few seconds later:

http://www.motorspor...chi-they-won-in

Bianchi is now fully inside the car and presumably about to drive off.


Is that date given beneath the photo (September 1970) supposed to be the date it was taken?

Quite obviously this pic dates from 1968 or earlier...

Amazing that it should show up on a Lotus forum, by the way. Is TNF losing its edge?


#14 Emery0323

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 22:43

Oh and is the chap in glasses to the right John Horsman ?


That was my first reaction, since Horsman also wore glasses like that. However, if you look at the picture linked in Tim Murray's post #2, in that photo the same man is taking a picture of the car like he's a journalist or visitor of some sort.

It seems kind of unlikely that Horsman would have been snapping pictures of the car in the middle of the race while he was "on duty", but it's possible. Also, apart from the glasses, his clothes look rather "civilian" for a team member and the resemblence is maybe a bit iffy- but I could be wrong. Horsman is still around, maybe he can identify everybody (including himself).

Edited by Emery0323, 13 June 2012 - 22:49.


#15 David Birchall

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:27

Apparently Ronnie Spain is expecting to have his new edition of his GT40 "Bible" at the printers in the Autumn-ready for Christmas?

#16 David Birchall

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:59

Ah ! yes

Who is the fella standing hands in pockets..silver hair ?
Is he a FORD boffin ?


I believe it is Grady Davis, VP of Gulf Oil and a former racer himself.

#17 David Birchall

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:35

I found this on the intraweb and thought it would help illustrate the importance of Grady Davis:
http://www.gt40gulfl...om/thecars.html

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:13

I found this on the intraweb and thought it would help illustrate the importance of Grady Davis:
http://www.gt40gulfl...om/thecars.html

But what a pity he's used photos of replicas.

#19 RonPohl

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:02

This great photo has popped up on our Lotus forum....need chapter & verse on it please
I know the obvious but there are a few characters on here that look familiar


Thanks

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Could you be so kind as to provide a link or address to the lotus forum ? Thanks.