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#1 Graham Gauld

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 14:46


A few picturs from Patrick Peter's stunning historic meeting at Paul Ricard at the weekend. He even included an event for "modern" historics and got no fewer than six Ferrari 333SPs and six F40s watch this become a serious class next year particularly with some of the early 355 Challenge cars added in.


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Bob Earl's Alfa Romeo 33/3 manages to hold off a Lola T70

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It was good to see Ferrari 333 SPs out. Sanislas de Sadeleer, the Swiss driver pulled out of practice with a gearbox problem.

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The French have a great love affair with American cars., This Nascar Winston Cup Ford Torino was raced by Jacques Alvergnas

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German historic racer Robert Fink is normally seen in an Alfa Romeo but enjoyed himself with this rare Porsche 908/2 originally raced by Rolf Stommelen

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Carlos Monteverde had a few cars at Paul Ricard including this stunning long-tail Porsche 936

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#2 Gary C

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 18:03

And the weather looks good, to boot!

#3 arttidesco

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 18:19

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The French have a great love affair with American cars., This Nascar Winston Cup Ford Torino was raced by Jacques Alvergnas


Looks just like the Torino raced by Richard Brooks, Dick Hutcherson and Marcel Mignot at Le Mans in 1976, 104 laps completed retired with gearbox failure, which is 102 more than the McGriff Dodge managed before the pistons melted.

#4 nicanary

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 18:31

Looks just like the Torino raced by Richard Brooks, Dick Hutcherson and Marcel Mignot at Le Mans in 1976, 104 laps completed retired with gearbox failure, which is 102 more than the McGriff Dodge managed before the pistons melted.


That was apparently due to a misunderstanding over fuel octane ratings, and the supply thereof. Yet the Torino lasted that much longer.


#5 arttidesco

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 22:49

That was apparently due to a misunderstanding over fuel octane ratings, and the supply thereof. Yet the Torino lasted that much longer.


Racing Sports Cars .com also mentions the McCriff car suffered from oil loss, but does not say if that happened before or after the pistons melted.

#6 Wouter Melissen

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:32

It was another great event! Our full report and 250-shot gallery can be found here: http://www.ultimatec...ille-Tours.html

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:13

It was another great event! Our full report and 250-shot gallery can be found here: http://www.ultimatec...ille-Tours.html


Looks like a quality entry Wouter :up: