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#1 BritishV8

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:13

I'm excited to announce another huge, new BritishRacecar feature article about a Historic Grand Prix car:

Steve Cook's March 741 (1974 Formula One) Racecar - in ~70 close-up photos!

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#2 arttidesco

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:15

Nice work Steve, I think you might find that Jaegermeister is better known as a 'herbal liqueur' than a 'digestif formulator' but lets not quibble about it, Jaegermeister has many other names in Germany including Gorings Schnapps and Liver Glue :drunk:

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:57

Nice work Steve, I think you might find that Jaegermeister is better known as a 'herbal liqueur' than a 'digestif formulator' but lets not quibble about it, Jaegermeister has many other names in Germany including Gorings Schnapps and Liver Glue :drunk:

And it's in the US also known as hotelroom destruction starter since Metallica discovered it. :rotfl:

#4 arttidesco

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 13:09

And it's in the US also known as hotelroom destruction starter since Metallica discovered it. :rotfl:


Maybe 'Hotel Room Reformulator' might be a better description :up:

#5 Michael Ferner

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 15:02

Nice work Steve, I think you might find that Jaegermeister is better known as a 'herbal liqueur' than a 'digestif formulator' but lets not quibble about it, Jaegermeister has many other names in Germany including Gorings Schnapps and Liver Glue :drunk:


Don't forget "Hörnerwhiskey"!

As an aside, I can relate to that Metallica story. The only time ever I imbibed more than a moderate quantity of that... er, stuff, I had a complete blackout (and I mean COMPLETE) until awakening the next morning (midday? evening?? week???), still wearing my shoes whilst lying in bed! :eek: :eek: Never happened to me before or since...

#6 funformula

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 17:48

Don't forget "Hörnerwhiskey"!


:rotfl: !!!!!!!!!!!

#7 David M. Kane

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 20:47

:rotfl: !!!!!!!!!!!


Mixed with Red Bull, it is called a Jagerbomb!


#8 BritishV8

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 20:50

Interesting avatar, David.

#9 arttidesco

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 22:50

Interesting avatar, David.


Getting back on topic :up:

The March 741 in David's avatar looks like Hans Stuck before he crashed on Lap 3 of the Monaco Grand Prix ?



#10 E1pix

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:22

Per the avatar, is it Hans, or a Masked Man in the same car and helmet decades later? :)


#11 Tim Murray

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:24

I think you're right, E1. Here's David's 741 when he owned it:

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Here is Dave Kane's 741 March, this is just to show the differences.
photo lent site Dave Kane collection.

and David told us that he used a helmet in Stuck's colours when he raced it. The colour scheme changed after he sold it:

http://www.marchives...741-02.jpg.html

#12 Peter Morley

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:23

Getting back on topic :up:

The March 741 in David's avatar looks like Hans Stuck before he crashed on Lap 3 of the Monaco Grand Prix ?


Except March 741s didn't have that shape sidepod, they had the normal March parrallel sides with an S shape at the front.
The wedge shaped tub was made by Roy Lane for hillclimbing.

741 colour schemes are amusing - one car started green and the other was orange, as they were crashed (one had 4 tubs the other 3 tubs in the season!) various different colour panels/tubs were fitted presumably depending on what was to hand.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 18:48

Except March 741s didn't have that shape sidepod, they had the normal March parrallel sides with an S shape at the front.
The wedge shaped tub was made by Roy Lane for hillclimbing.


I see what you mean I presume Roy was not anticipating taking part in any 200 mile hillclimbs :smoking:

#14 BritishV8

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:07

...741 colour schemes are amusing - one car started green and the other was orange, as they were crashed (one had 4 tubs the other 3 tubs in the season!) various different colour panels/tubs were fitted presumably depending on what was to hand.


The article above tells the story, and includes this remarkable bit: "this third tub for 741-1 was 741-2's second tub, straightened after being damaged in Brambilla's most recent accident!" (Four plus three equals six.)

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:32

I see what you mean I presume Roy was not anticipating taking part in any 200 mile hillclimbs :smoking:


He could certainly have done several seasons of British hillclimbs on one fill up of the F1 tanks.