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#51 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 19:27

Indeed, and those who have ever lost a parent will understand the happiness of finding a previously unseen image of a passed father...

http://www.flickr.co...157629995123277

Edited by Nigel Beresford, 08 June 2012 - 19:28.


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#52 E1pix

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 21:54

Wow, Congrats Nigel. How cool is that?

#53 arttidesco

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 23:44

Photos are by Dave Friedman.


Top find :up:

http://www.flickr.co...57629995123277/

Does anyone have any ideas what the motor in the linked photo is or who was running it ?

#54 ovfi

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 23:53

Top find :up:

http://www.flickr.co...57629995123277/

Does anyone have any ideas what the motor in the linked photo is or who was running it ?


It's a 6 cylinder air-cooled turbocharged Corvair :smoking:

#55 arttidesco

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:08

It's a 6 cylinder air-cooled turbocharged Corvair :smoking:


Thanks :up:

Was that ever used in Can Am ?

#56 Duc-Man

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:59

It looks much more like a formula car than a sports car. Doing a quick search through my can-am books didn't return any results.
Has anybody the program for that race to look it up?

#57 zoff2005

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 14:20

Indeed, and those who have ever lost a parent will understand the happiness of finding a previously unseen image of a passed father...

http://www.flickr.co...157629995123277


I think he is in a lot of the photos - have a look through the ones for Road America as well. There are a lot of portraits there.
Incidentally you can add comments to the photos (I did for the ones I found of myself).
Happy hunting!
Marcus

#58 zoff2005

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 14:30

This link gets you to the whole Friedman collection - I can see now how I am going to spend this week-end!
Marcus

http://www.flickr.co...57629285908857/


#59 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 16:41

Thanks. This is a favourite, from Las Vegas '68:

Feigning ignorance of world famous movie star?...Check!
Cigarette?... Check!
Champers?... Check!
Car won the race?..... Check!
Driver won the Championship?... Check!

It just doesn't get any better than this.....

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Photo: Dave Friedman

Edited by Nigel Beresford, 09 June 2012 - 16:41.


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#60 JacnGille

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 23:22

^ James Garner looks like he's already had his turn with the bottle. :drunk:

#61 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 23:52

Wish I'd thought of that.

#62 JacnGille

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 14:52

The man on the far left looks very familiar. Anyone got his name???

#63 David McKinney

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 17:16

Troy Donahue?

#64 Marc Sproule

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:39

Troy Donahue?


That was my thought too. Not a whole lot of confidence in it though. Doesn't look tall enough to me.




#65 E1pix

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:20

Definitely not Troy Donahue.

#66 biercemountain

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 15:32

Were there particular fuel requirements for Group 7 cars? If not, did anyone experiment with their own cocktails?



#67 Bob Riebe

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 15:40

Were there particular fuel requirements for Group 7 cars? If not, did anyone experiment with their own cocktails?

No except it had to test as gasoline, no oxygen bearing components.

 

This board has become pretty much Euro-centric so be patient there are still a few here with more detailed knowledge I think.

 

The USAC sports car series and the USRRC pretty much created the Canadian-Amereican Challenge Cu[ so check into those also.

 

The last Group 7 race at Mosport in1965 set the tone for what they hoped the Can-Am would be but sadly never really was.


Edited by Bob Riebe, 18 February 2014 - 15:45.