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#201 bill p

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 16:37

On the Saturday live streaming from the Goodwood Revival I'm sure I saw the pilote being ejected from single seat Maserati(?) as it spun backwards

into  a tyre wall.It was only a brief shot obviously so as not to cause offence.......can anyone confirm?

 

See, http://jalopnik.com/...-cra-1634332176

 

Driver, Klaus Wehr, seemed ok but probably had bruises and skinned shins - a lucky man


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#202 ron54

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 17:25

Thank you Bill...



#203 E1pix

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 18:27

Ben Pon was thrown out of his Porsche 787 in his only Formula 1 World Championship race - the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix


... and Ben Pon, Sr. drew the napkin-based concept that turned into the first VW bus!

#204 pacerman

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 08:29

John Hough was thrown from his ex Atkins, Glass, Geary T45 Cooper Maserati at Lowood on 9th September 1962.

It was discovered years later that the fuel pump on his car had seized causing the car to suddenly slow and the car was hit from behind. John was thrown from the car and rolled down the track for quite some distance having his clothes stripped from him. He died from his injuries in the ambulance on the way to hospital. The car was held at the Lowood police station while an inquest took place and was returned to the family almost a year later. Johns brother Ralph, who owned the car with John, still has the Cooper Maserati and the ex Moss, Gaze, Davison, Glass, Geary HWM Jaguar which John also raced.