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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.



#2919 Supertourer

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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.