Posted 24 July 2012 - 18:38
Im looking for pictures of the Rondel team.the reason is a few months ago we at our workplace bought an old Hotchkiss race transporter,which I have put pictures of in the transporter thread,and we have tried to find info on it.
I took a sander to it the other night and uncovered this...
were sure it could have been used by the Rondel team,but after hours of searching we have no pictures of the truck,Ive looked through the site with the search option of the Rodel race team and found nothing.
Can anybody out there help,as we would love to see a picture of it in period,more so me as if I get a confirmed picture first I get a beer out of it!!
there are more pictures at this link on our facebook page..
Thanks in advance!!
Posted 24 July 2012 - 19:55
Posted 24 July 2012 - 21:47
Good luck with your search. I think you're looking for photos from 1972, when Rondel ran those four drivers; in 1971, Carlos Reutemann drove the Automovil Argentina Brabham.
On your facebook link, the transporter photo is probably from 1971, given that Graham Hill's name is visible. He drove Tate of Leeds and Jagermeister cars in 1972.
Someone , somewhere might have a 1972 paddock photo....
(It's probably not 1973; Motul-Rondel ran several drivers, with JP Jaussaud being one of the regulars).
There are some interesting shots on this Italian site (perhaps the TNF transporter thread already has the link). There's a Rondel shot but, again, it's 1971.
Edited by john winfield, 24 July 2012 - 21:56.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:04
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:51
Does any of you have a contact to Neil Trundle please ?
Bjorn, I may be behind the times but I believe Neil still works at McLaren, specialising in gearboxes and/or the earlier McLaren cars. If nobody has private contact details you could always try McLaren themselves:
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 261000
Fax: +44 (0) 1483 261010
Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:21
Edited by Andrew Fellowes, 09 November 2012 - 21:16.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:46
That first transporter was ex Ron Harris, and had been left rotting behind Mike Spence Ltd., Ron enlisted a working party from the local who with the promise of free booze freshened it up over a weekend!
All this from a review in Autosport on the Rondel Team. I have written a complete review of that season and if you would like a copy just pm me.
I dont think that's the same vehicle as on your photo page, different cab?
Edited by Andrew Fellowes, 09 November 2012 - 08:43.