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Does anyone know where the 'Rush' replicas are?


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#1 PAUL S

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:29

I would love to own one of the M23 ones

 

I wonder how accurate they are close up, I took a look on the websites of the builders but not much info there.



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#2 f1steveuk

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 14:55

From what I have been told, there are more "bodies" than chassis'. The replicas are one piece bodyshells, that can be lifted off and replaced, thus saving time and costs, how many chassis' were used, and how many bodies were made, I have no idea!



#3 PAUL S

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 18:38

I read they were based on a Reynard lotus chassis, but not yet seen any photos to confirm.



#4 BRG

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 18:45

Splendid!  The Rush replicas are already the subject of nostalgia.  I am now waiting for the controversies over chassis numbers to start!!



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:43

Hi Paul
I guess Rob Austin Racing (http://www.robaustin.com/index.php/) and WDK Motorsport (http://www.wdkmotorsports.co.uk/wdk-at-the-movies/) built the replicas.
The M23 was built up from a Vauxhall-Lotus 2-litre chassis, as were the Brabham and Hesketh, built by WDK.
Rob Austin Racing built the "Ferraris" from Formula Renault single-seaters.
Cheers!
Paul


Edited by Automobiliart, 20 September 2013 - 09:46.


#6 Patrick Fletcher

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:51

Here is a service vehicle http://bringatrailer...ilming-of-rush/



#7 Belmondo

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 16:13

OFF TOPIC: I had the misfortune to watch IRon Man 2 recently and it includes an odd scene at the Monaco Historic GP, featuring a mixed grid of real and made-up '70s F1 cars. Anyone seen this? Much of it is CGI I guess but I would think they made some replicas for this too.



#8 PAUL S

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 19:58

thanks auto for confirming. I guess they may be doing the rounds at the various premieres



#9 BRG

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 14:59

I hope not, it would be better if real cars could be used for that.



#10 arttidesco

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 21:59

According to Motor Sport 06/12 WDK Engineering and Mirage Engineering were comissioned to build cars for Rush.

 

Mirage did the BRM using a "space frame chassis" with a silenced Rover V8 so that they could do some wheel spinning starts. The Mirage chassis could also take replica Shadow, March

 

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and Ligier bodywork.

 

More from filming at Snetterton here.



#11 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 22:13

According to Motor Sport 06/12 WDK Engineering and Mirage Engineering were comissioned to build cars for Rush.
 
Mirage did the BRM using a "space frame chassis" with a silenced Rover V8 so that they could do some wheel spinning starts. The Mirage chassis could also take replica Shadow, March
 
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and Ligier bodywork.
 
More from filming at Snetterton here.

Cunningham is looking old these days!

#12 PAUL S

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 22:25

thanks all  :wave:



#13 AdrianThompson

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 16:44

Do any close ups of these cars off track, preferably with bodywork removed exist anywhere? I couldn't see any on the linked sites.



#14 BRG

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:35

Here is one of the replicas being hooned by Rob Austin at last weekend's Silverstone BTCC meeting.  Courtesy of Autosport forum member Suzy.

 

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Rob Austin demonstrating his car from "Rush"


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#15 Macca

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 19:03

Don't think that's a replica - more likely his dad's genuine TS19.

 

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#16 BRG

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 19:51

Then he's gonna get some stick when he gets home for driving it like that!



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:54

I was told that there were 4 Vauxhall Lotuses of which 2 were destroyed (which I assumed as in the Nurburgring sequence, with one being re-used for the Cevert aftermath). I was also told that the Ferraris were 2 Mygale Novis's, obviousl;y one went also at Nurburgring.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 20:21

Then he's gonna get some stick when he gets home for driving it like that!

 

He did! :lol:   Rob and I were going through the photographs in the paddock when his Dad appeared over my shoulder and asked to see them.  His Dad said "I thought you promised to drive it sensibly".  :p

 

And yes it is the genuine car.  And I was "lucky" enough to be the only photographer standing where I was when Rob decided to perform just for me.  Made my day!


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#19 Macca

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 18:57

If anyone seriously wants one, here is a chance (telephone bidding only left!):

 

http://fortyonesix.c...3-to-be-offered

 

:smoking: 

 

 

Paul M


Edited by Macca, 04 October 2013 - 18:58.


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#20 PAUL S

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:02

I so so so want that car. I have the funds as well, problem is my soon to be ex wife spoiling my chance of getting at them and placing a bid in this week ):

 

Any predictions of value. A lotus reynard is under £5k and modern F1 show cars seem to be around £15k so maybe £10K ? or will the hype rocket the price

 

I imagine it cost £40k plus to build


Edited by PAUL S, 05 October 2013 - 12:06.


#21 arttidesco

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 15:31

In my limited experience items sold at charity events often fetch over the odds money, but that is certainly not always the case, bid what your happy to pay, you never know until you find out  ;)