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#2901 Marc Sproule

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 17:58

Why does the hackneyed phrase "Work in progress" come to mind/

 

i've been spending a lot of time scanning my images from champ car testing at laguna. your comment points out something that occurs to me frequently as i scan images. there were so many changes to the circuit over the years that it was always a work in progress, not always as obvious as the pic linked above.

 

the link to my testing set......

 

https://www.flickr.c...157626043689098



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#2902 DouglasM

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 19:01

A couple from the back of the filing cabinet. Brands Hatch, but no idea when maybe 70's.

 

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#2903 Tim Murray

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:35

A couple from the back of the filing cabinet. Brands Hatch, but no idea when maybe 70's.


With the names Serpaggi and Leclere on the Alpine cockpit covers, it has to be '72 or '73, I think. The works Alpines didn't come across the channel that often, so I reckon it's Brands on 29th July 1973, a round of both the British and French F3 championships. It's the only race I can find where the numbers match:

http://formula2.net/F373_GB24.htm



#2904 ClassicTransporterCo

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 15:52

Here's one I made earlier for my V8 Healey

 

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#2905 GMACKIE

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 23:25

Never mind about the old Bedford......V8 Healey? :cat:



#2906 Ray Bell

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:31

Many Healeys got V8s...

The 100S Alan Jones restored came from the US with a V8 installation having been completed decades earlier.

#2907 Jager

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:47

The 1983 Aston Martin Nimrod at Le Mans in 1983 with its transporter that I've not seen before :

 

http://club.caradisi...-2-4673560.html



#2908 arttidesco

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:41

Never mind about the old Bedford......V8 Healey? :cat:

 

A little more on a Healey V8 linked here :smoking:



#2909 cooper997

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:06

One for Björn - January 1954 Motor Sport.

 

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#2910 Lola5000

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:38

Some slow old trucks there.



#2911 cooper997

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 09:30

I think it's fair to say race mechanics are a rare breed with patience to match, Rob. These (and many other trucks / lorries for that matter) must have been a major road block as they zigzagged around Britain and the continent during this era.

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#2912 Lola5000

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:37

bit like caravans in the 60s,should have been banned from driving in daylight hours on major highways.



#2913 Dipster

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 14:32

..


I think it's fair to say race mechanics are a rare breed with patience to match, Rob. These (and many other trucks / lorries for that matter) must have been a major road block as they zigzagged around Britain and the continent during this era.

Stephen

It's only fairly recently that trucks have acquired high power to weight ratios giving decent performance. I recall the "new" V8 diesel (Cummins or Perkins could be specified) Ford D1000 being tested in  "The Commercial Motor" magazine in the late '60's. "0-40 in 70 seconds!" it said....


Edited by Dipster, 09 August 2014 - 14:33.


#2914 cooper997

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 23:11

Dipster, in that case the race mechanics driving those transporters shown in the MS page might have struggled to get to 40mph on some whole journeys between circuits.

Stephen

#2915 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 00:32

bit like caravans in the 60s,should have been banned from driving in daylight hours on major highways.

And even more now!



#2916 2Bob

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:34

The Lancia cruises at 55mph!  That would have been good for most cars of the time! First car my family had was a 1950(?) Austin A40.  It cruised at about that speed when Dad was feeling daring!   The others look as if they would have been pretty ordinary though!  



#2917 Lola5000

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:49

The Lancia cruises at 55mph!  That would have been good for most cars of the time! First car my family had was a 1950(?) Austin A40.  It cruised at about that speed when Dad was feeling daring!   The others look as if they would have been pretty ordinary though!  

good heavens ,my father had several Studebaker Golden Hawks in the mid to late 50s,with caravan on the back would often come down from Franklin caravans in Ballarat sitting on 80 mph.



#2918 arttidesco

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 14:37

good heavens ,my father had several Studebaker Golden Hawks in the mid to late 50s,with caravan on the back would often come down from Franklin caravans in Ballarat sitting on 80 mph.

 

Would have been difficult to attain those speeds on narrow British roads even those built by the Romans.



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:24

The 1983 Aston Martin Nimrod at Le Mans in 1983 with its transporter that I've not seen before :

 

http://club.caradisi...-2-4673560.html

 

Looks like an old Bedford TK removal lorry to me.....my Grandfather's firm had several in the 1970's!



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#2920 retriever

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:01

Looks like an old Bedford TK removal lorry to me.....my Grandfather's firm had several in the 1970's!

Definately a Bedford TK. The bodywork support by the cab shows that it had 'luton' bodywork favoured by removal companies such as Pickfords - they running the type in their fleet in the 1960s & 70s..


Edited by retriever, 12 August 2014 - 16:07.


#2921 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 13:18

Definately a bedford TK. The bodywork support by the cab shows that it had 'luton' bodywork favoured by removal companies such as Pickfords - they running the type in their fleet in the 1960s & 70s..

 

In 1982 the RML run Nimrod was brought to Silverstone , are there any photos out there?



#2922 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 13:20

In 1982 the RML run Nimrod was brought to Silverstone , are there any photos out there?

 

senior moment , it was carried in a horse box , any photos anybody .?



#2923 colinsays

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:23

DON´T MISS THIS LINK!!!!!

http://www.prewarcar...uck-023016.html

It shows info and photos about and accident involving AEC JPS Team Lotus Transporter near Barcelona on its way to Monaco GP

I have seen a photo of the damaged transporter in this forum but this link includes a couple never seen before



#2924 Jager

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 19:16

Not seen these pictures of a 917 on the back of a small truck before. I'm wondering if this really is the 1970 Le Mans winner in 1970, or a reproduction photographed some time later ?

 

https://lh3.googleus...e-743703350.jpg

 

https://lh3.googleus...e--12724429.jpg


Edited by Jager, 13 August 2014 - 19:16.


#2925 Papiyv

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 21:25

take a look at this French forum, you will find a photo from LAT photography , which shows us a rare rear view of Saviem Sinpar for Matra team in 1969.

This truck has only been used that year because too unstable and not fast enough ...

 

http://forums.motorl...8884#post768884



#2926 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:58

Not seen these pictures of a 917 on the back of a small truck before. I'm wondering if this really is the 1970 Le Mans winner in 1970, or a reproduction photographed some time later ?

 

https://lh3.googleus...e-743703350.jpg

 

https://lh3.googleus...e--12724429.jpg

these photos are from Jurgen Barths facebook page , I contacted him and he replied , they were taken at the Brenner Pass at the end of 1970, he was taking the car to a motorshow in Italy



#2927 ron54

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 16:21

Interesting to see that the bodywork over the cab on the Matra truck is convex....modern trend is bowed to the front (at the moment!)



#2928 Dipster

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 16:36

Interesting to see that the bodywork over the cab on the Matra truck is convex....modern trend is bowed to the front (at the moment!)

I do not think it was actually convex. It would probably be flat fronted but arched over the cab ond following the roof form.



#2929 Graham Clayton

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 03:57

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#2930 oldclassiccar

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 15:26

Afternoon all,

 

Following on from the small photo posted back in 2012 of Brian Croot's old hauler, the Commer transporter has now been retrieved from its long-term home in Somerset and resides here, pending a new storage shelter being built.

 

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More photos and the story have been uploaded to here: http://www.oldclassi...transporter.htm

 

As with the Dodge, any period photographs or references to the Commer most welcome.

 

Thanks, RJ.

 



#2931 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 23:25

A small section of the replacement truck. The other was burnt with the XB.



#2932 Rob Miller

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 22:26

Hi Bjørn

 

I wonder if you could help out this guy from another forum.

 

http://www.slotforum...showtopic=77707

 

Thanks

 

Rob



#2933 cooper997

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 03:06

The logo is for Wolverhampton- based Laystall Engineering. Their ads usually had "Crankshafts are our business" but that doesn't appear to be what the rest is.

Stephen

#2934 Duc-Man

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 14:02

Some shots I took through the years:

 

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Not exactly a race transporter unless you replace the DS on the back with...let's say a Matra MS80. :up:


Edited by Duc-Man, 23 October 2014 - 14:04.


#2935 bill p

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 15:56

Duc-Man

Posted Today, 15:02

Some shots I took through the years:

 

Not exactly a race transporter unless you replace the DS on the back with...let's say a Matra MS80. :up:

 

or Kay Haffner's Cobra arriving at 2012 Goodwood Revival  :)

 

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#2936 bill p

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 16:03



 

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For comparison 

 

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#2937 Stephen W

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 08:14

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Not exactly a race transporter unless you replace the DS on the back with...let's say a Matra MS80. :up:

 

I remember a couple of teams pitching up at Silverstone for the  Hour races and using extended Citroen DS models as transporters usually with Porsche 911s on the back.



#2938 Duc-Man

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:00

I remember a couple of teams pitching up at Silverstone for the  Hour races and using extended Citroen DS models as transporters usually with Porsche 911s on the back.

Any period photos anybody?

 

BTW: I was really amazed when I spoted this DS transporter. I've seen pictures of the extended Citroen station waggons but I've never even heard of this thing before.



#2939 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:51

There's a pretty nice Citroen SM somewhere...

Transports another SM to Bonneville Salt Flats as I recall.

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#2940 Duc-Man

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 15:49

Here is another bunch:

 

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Ray, I think this is the SM transporter you had in mind:

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Edited by Duc-Man, 24 October 2014 - 15:58.


#2941 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 20:03

Yes, that is the SM outfit...

Very impressive.

#2942 Rob Ryder

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 13:03

Posted on behalf of Bjørn Kjer

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Anyone have other Pictures or know anything on Canley Deliveries or Carrimore Six-Wheelers ?

#2943 Doug Nye

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:40

Here's another works team oddball...or at least, to my unpractised eye it is...

 

https://www.dropbox....E MANS.jpg?dl=0

 

Photo Strictly Copyright: The GP Library

 

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#2944 gkennedy

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:02

Aaww, that's easy. It's an Opel Thingummybob that carries a Porsche on a trailer that normally carries hay.

#2945 Dipster

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:33

Posted on behalf of Bjørn Kjer

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Anyone have other Pictures or know anything on Canley Deliveries or Carrimore Six-Wheelers ?

Forget the trailer! I'll take the TS3 engined Commer like a shot! The TS3 engine is fascinating. I would love to find one. Great motors that sadly became victim to corporate takeovers. If my arm was twisted I might take one of the TRs too.......



#2946 Ray Bell

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 12:15

Somewhere on the internet there's a great little .gif file showing how that engine works...

Have you found that?

#2947 Dipster

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 13:15

I have seen it and it does explain the layout well. I grew up with the TS3 and love the growl when they pull hard!



#2948 Stephen W

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 11:25

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