First thing this morning I received an email from Howden Ganley - part of which reads as follows: "Posting on TNF is far too technical for me ! However, (re the three Gordinis). My bet is Caen . I also think that those
are 250Fs beside Stirling's transporter . (Friends) all disagree !
"Re your first ' chassis ' photo - I favour 250F as being the frame.
"I think it is 90 Mile Beach and that bloke is driving the Mercedes high-speed transporter."
Tut - right on all counts then - smart-arse.
That Chrysler V8 engine is not in the replica but in the genuine Cunningham C4R Roadster at the Collier Collection in Naples, FL - the yumping 908 at Brunnchen is indeed Sepp Greger's - that is Simon T. in full flow during the Freddie March Memorial Trophy race at this year's Goodwood Revival Meeting, and the comm. box's dark windows don't greatly exaggerate the dank, cold and gloomy weather outside - then that is indeed Mike Bennett's beautiful little Lotus 12 with Mike and a mate whose name I fear I cannot recollect plus Merv Therriault over from Canada at the FoS - that is Ron Flockhart in the BRM Type 25 at Rouen '57 - oh and that is Gonzalez setting off in the works 375-Plus at Silverstone in 1954, chassis 0384AM not - as was thought for a long time - 0392, Dave, sorry. The split-drive back axle is Alfa Romeo Tipo B Monoposto - photographed at its manufacturer's premises, Jim Stokes Workshops in Waterlooville, Hants. The ventilated-seat red-car cockpit is indeed a Ford GT40 (surprised nobody jumped immediately onto that one) and the Bonhams shots are of the outstanding Dick Skipworth Ecosse Collection C-Type, ex-Bob & Ninian Sanderson, and of the Schumacher Benetton, both of which sold so well.
Ah yes - Slurp asked if I have seen 'Rush' yet? Just like the Senna movie the answer is no. I saw enough of the real blokes and the real action at the time thanks. I don't really 'do' movies*. In fact the last one that Mrs Nye and I actually went to see in a cinema was 'Grease'...only two years after the events depicted in 'Rush'...
Any thoughts more closely identifying the 'Birdcage' chassis, or the Cobra Daytona Coupe, or in particular the shot of that tubular arrangement within some kind of sheet-metal sheathing, above?
PS - *But I do have three favourite movies which spring immediately to mind - 'The Shawshank Redemption', 'Dark Star' and 'Ratatouille' - each one, so far as I am concerned, simply sublime.
Edited by Doug Nye, 27 December 2013 - 20:49.