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#1 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 11:24

I remember I’ve read some years ago about an european series for single-seaters (similar to F. 3000 or so) “sponsored” by great football Teams.
I’ve seen a Barcelona FC car, an Arsenal car a Real Madrid car… but I’m not sure this series began.

Some years ago I remember a GT car (a Lister Storm?) in black-and-white colours of Newcastle United F.C. and perhaps one or two Dallara-Nissan WS in Spain with some football teams colours.

It’s wonderful to think a grid of single-seaters (Formula 1? why not…) like those:

Red for Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Benfica, Independiente…
Blue and white for Lazio, Celta Vigo, Manchester City, Schalke-04, Grasshoppers, Porto…
Blue and black for Internazionale…
White for Santos, Real Madrid, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Dinamo Kiev, Valencia…
Blue for Chelsea, Everton, Glasgow Rangers, Bordeaux…
Purple for Fiorentina, Perth Glory, Anderlecht…
Yellow for Nantes, Borussia Dortmund, Fenehrbahce…
Blue and yellow for Parma, Boca Juniors…
Red and white for Arsenal, Ajax, River Plate, PSV, Athletic Bilbao, Internacional…
Red and black for Milan, Flamengo, Bayer Leverkusen…
Green and white for Palmeiras, Celtic, St. Etienne, Werder Brema…
Yellow and black for Penarol…
Black and white for Juventus, Partizan Belgrade, Newcastle, Besiktas…

WOW…
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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 11:30

CTA-Arsenal? :p

The proposed series you're thinking of was Premier 1 GP, Nanni. Whatever happened to that?

#3 ian senior

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 13:12

Hmmmmmm......as a football fan, I'd be more than a little bit narked if my team started pouring money into motor racing when they should be spending any spare cash on new players or building a new stadium. But I concede that ain't going to happen if, like me, your team happens to be Luton Town.

Still, there could be a positive side to all this. A racing team sponsored by the Milton Keynes Dons, aka Wimbledon, aka Franchise FC, could adopt the Don's all black third strip and give us cars in something akin to the JPS Lotus livery. Or Plymouth Argyle, with their green shirts, would let us see a return to the British national racing colours.

#4 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 14:15

As suspected, this Premier 1 Grand Prix never happened, although there have been some official presentations. I recall Pedro Lamy posing with the Benfica-liveried car, and there were also rumours that Feyenoord would participate with Jacky van den Ende.
The car has recently made a surprise reappearance, now as the Formula Superfund, although the organisation is not to keen on admitting it's a three year old car. It remains to bee seen whether or not this formula Superfund goed ahead ( It is supposed to replace the Euro 3000-series) as it is quite similar to the new GP2 series. The car still looks nice, though:


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Posted 26 November 2004 - 14:16

You can imagine the series...

The Manchester United car will not have a great noise, but instead emits a high-pitched whine.

The Real Madrid car will have a huge budget but struggle to get to the finish.

The Juventus team will slip a few million euros to the FIA to get favourable decisions.

Everyone will like the Accrington Stanley car but it does not have a chance in hell of winning.

Everyone will dislike the Bayern Munich car but it will win all the time.

The Arsenal car will marry British know-how with French flair; Athletic Bilbao's will be strictly a local effort.

And the British GP will be at a venue that is beset by traffic problems, constant rebuilding and financial worries...oh, wait.

#6 ian senior

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 14:23

Originally posted by Mischa Bijenhof
As suspected, this Premier 1 Grand Prix never happened, although there have been some official presentations. I recall Pedro Lamy posing with the Benfica-liveried car, and there were also rumours that Feyenoord would participate with Jacky van den Ende.
The car has recently made a surprise reappearance, now as the Formula Superfund, although the organisation is not to keen on admitting it's a three year old car. It remains to bee seen whether or not this formula Superfund goed ahead ( It is supposed to replace the Euro 3000-series) as it is quite similar to the new GP2 series. The car still looks nice, though:


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Well, there we go. That's the Plymouth Argyle car.

#7 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 15:12

Green and white? Perhaps that is the Palmeiras car... :lol:

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 15:29

Originally posted by Mischa Bijenhof
As suspected, this Premier 1 Grand Prix never happened, although there have been some official presentations. I recall Pedro Lamy posing with the Benfica-liveried car, and there were also rumours that Feyenoord would participate with Jacky van den Ende.


...a couple of the clubs that were going to sponsor cars in the series got involved in Dallara-Nissan when it became obvious that P1GP wouldn't ever happen, didn't they?

There were several putative P1GP cars. At least one Reynard mockup was shown, as was a Dallara. Is the new car some remote relative of the Reynard? (None of the names involved in it mean much to me).

#9 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 15:46

Originally posted by petefenelon


...a couple of the clubs that were going to sponsor cars in the series got involved in Dallara-Nissan when it became obvious that P1GP wouldn't ever happen, didn't they?

There were several putative P1GP cars. At least one Reynard mockup was shown, as was a Dallara. Is the new car some remote relative of the Reynard? (None of the names involved in it mean much to me).


According to the press-pack, the car is built by Force 10 technology Ltd. John Travis, of former Lola and Penske fame, is technical director. The car is equipped with a 4 litre Judd V10 ( a bit strange, given the current trend for smaller engines, right?) that's said to deliver more than 700 hp. It weighs 576 kg with oil and water, with 22 kg of ballast to balance different driver weights.
Other key figures in the series are Karl Wendlinger and Vincenzo Sospiri. I saw its first laps and must admit that the car sounds simply wonderful...
Wonder if it will ever race.

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 16:20

Boca y River, the most popular football teams in Argentina, will have theirs racing teams next year in a new touring car series called "Top Race".
If you can read or understand some spanish, here are the facts:

http://www.pagina12w...nota=1829&sec=7

#11 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 16:30

This is a Boca Junior car... :lol:
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#12 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 19:11

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This is a Benetton masquerading as the Leeds United entry for the Premier1 series...

Leeds has been my fav british football team since the glory days of the early 1970s...they had great players like, David Harvey, Norman Hunter, Billy Bremner, Allan Clarke and above them all Peter Lorimer...!

The glory days faded in the 1980s....but they were back again in the 1990s...!

Now they're once again back in the doldrums... :down:

#13 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 19:11

Originally posted by David Beard


Actually, no, I can't.
I can't imagine any proper TNFer imagining any of that.

I was trying REALLY hard not to post on this thread. Honest.

How about a new thread on F1 teams sponsored by Bingo halls?


I just happened to be at the presentation of this Superfund car and thought I'd give an answer to a question...

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 19:39

.....and here, for Mr Beard's benefit, is a Vanwall sponsored by the Test & County Cricket Board and in their traditional colours of white, and white ;)


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(photoshop of what looks like one of Pierre Menard's paintings... afraid I can't remember where I got the original Vanwall from....)


#15 Twin Window

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 20:06

Originally posted by petefenelon
.....and here, for Mr Beard's benefit, is a Vanwall sponsored by the Test & County Cricket Board and in their traditional colours of white, and white ;)

:rotfl: :clap:

(Is that from the days when mobile phone advertising was banned?!)

Great shot of the Leeds boys waving goodbye to the Premiership...

#16 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 20:20

...and then, of course, there is the Chelsea car....

The team would have sacked their team manager and brought in a high profile man from another team - then the car would struggle around, most unimpressively for most of the races, but then somehow contrive to come through and win most of them. :)

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 21:50

Originally posted by Rainer Nyberg
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This is a Benetton masquerading as the Leeds United entry for the Premier1 series...

Leeds has been my fav british football team since the glory days of the early 1970s...they had great players like, David Harvey, Norman Hunter, Billy Bremner, Allan Clarke and above them all Peter Lorimer...!

The glory days faded in the 1980s....but they were back again in the 1990s...!

Now they're once again back in the doldrums... :down:

Sorry, skin-tight PVC does nothing for me. :rolleyes:

Neither does trying to mix a team sport like football with an individual sport like Motor Racing.

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 21:58

Don't forget the Newcastle United :up: sponsored Lister

#19 Simpson RX1

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 22:11

Don't forget the West Ham car.....................looks very stylish, has the occasional flash of brilliance, but always disappoints!

Didn't Jackie Oliver wear a Claret helmet.......................................Arrows anybody??!!!

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#20 Twin Window

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 22:27

Originally posted by D-Type

... an individual sport like Motor Racing.

Duncan

Do you really believe that motorsport only consists of folk who design, build, prepare, run, test, fettle, repair and race their cars single-handedly?!

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#21 D-Type

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 22:38

Originally posted by Twin Window
Duncan

Do you really believe that motorsport only consists of folk who design, build, prepare, run, test, fettle, repair and race their cars single-handedly?!

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No.

But modern Formula 1 focusses on the drivers. For example, the leader list always shows drivers' names but ignores the cars. It is a competition for individuals, albeit with a team backing them up.

The only time I have seen teams competing as teams is in banger racing with the likes of the 'Catford Goodies' fielding a team of six matt black cars against the 'F-Troop' from Walthamstow with six claret and blue cars. The winner being the last car still running.

#22 Twin Window

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 22:44

Originally posted by D-Type

The only time I have seen teams competing as teams is in banger racing with the likes of the 'Catford Goodies' fielding a team of six matt black cars against the 'F-Troop' from Walthamstow with six claret and blue cars.

Well, I imagine those who've followed the BTCC closely would be the first to beg to differ! And that merely - IMHO - scratches the surface...

(and I don't follow the BTCC by the way!)

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 00:40

Originally posted by Simpson RX1
Don't forget the West Ham car.....................looks very stylish, has the occasional flash of brilliance, but always disappoints!


Mainly because the Chelsea team nicks their pit crew and drivers: don't they Mr Boor !?! :

#24 Barry Boor

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 07:54

...at a huge price, of course, Chris. Enabling the West Ham car to be fitted with many new features, none of which seem to improve its on-track performance!  ;)

#25 Barry Boor

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 07:56

Strange that as yet, we have heard nothing of the Peterborough car.

#26 Roger Clark

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:11

Originally posted by Barry Boor
Strange that as yet, we have heard nothing of the Peterborough car.


Been there, done that.

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#27 Barry Boor

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:18

I don't think it's fair to compare Peterborough to a Cooper, Roger!

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Posted 27 November 2004 - 08:31

I read the other day that the wheels appear to be falling off the Tottenham Hotspur car...

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 00:42

Originally posted by Barry Boor
...at a huge price, of course, Chris. Enabling the West Ham car to be fitted with many new features, none of which seem to improve its on-track performance!  ;)


Could not agree more with you BB after todays pathetic performance even though we won. That Pardew supercharger seriously needs sorting out !!

#30 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 14:46

From "Personal photos from the paddock" topic:

The SS Lazio car :lol:
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The Barcellona FC car:
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The AC Milan car:
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#31 Barry Boor

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 15:38

No good for A.C. Milan. Red and BLACK, not BRG! :)

#32 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 15:52

And, of course, the Connew crew having a teambuildingday at the field:

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 17:03

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 17:28

Connew would be more like Partick Thistle, a lot of sympathy but overshadowed by much more powerful neighbours...

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 19:36

Originally posted by Nanni Dietrich
Green and white? Perhaps that is the Palmeiras car... :lol:


:clap: :love: :up:

(even though, Nanni, we just blew our last chances of grabbing this year's Brazilian Championship by losing 1 x 2 to Flamengo, playing home...)

#36 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 10:59

Originally posted by Barry Boor
No good for A.C. Milan. Red and BLACK, not BRG! :)


Barry, the AC Milan car in the picture is the Iso, not the Cortina...
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#37 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 12:34

Originally posted by Nanni Dietrich


Barry, the AC Milan car in the picture is the Iso, not the Cortina...
:smoking:


I'm not Barry, but to me the ISO looks rather greenish as well... Or is it my monitor?

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 12:43

Originally posted by Mischa Bijenhof


I'm not Barry, but to me the ISO looks rather greenish as well... Or is it my monitor?


The Iso-Marlboro was definitely green. I always thought it was a particularly nasty colour scheme.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 12:54

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The referees' car ...

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 14:11

Originally posted by petefenelon
...a couple of the clubs that were going to sponsor cars in the series got involved in Dallara-Nissan when it became obvious that P1GP wouldn't ever happen, didn't they?

Yes, I remember that Barcelona FC was a sponsor of Gabord Competition in World Series by Nissan in 2002.
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The presentation of this team with drivers Ricardo Zonta and Christiano Tuka Rocha was held at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona.

#41 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 14:25

Maxie :up: :rotfl:

Ian and Mischa, I believe you, it was dark green but... The Iso seems DARK-red-white!
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Paris St. Germain car: :D
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Borussia Dortmund car:
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Chelsea car:
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Manchester U. car
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All from "Personal photos from the track" topic.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 14:31

The last one looks all red, so that must be Liverpool car. And it's a Chevron, made not too far away from the 'pool, so there!

#43 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 14:37

Liverpool, it's ok, Ian! :up:

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 14:59

The Bradford City car...
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the Manchester City car...
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the Blackpool car...
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the Oxford United car...
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and the Sunderland car...
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#45 ian senior

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 15:25

Anyone got a picture of the Leyton House? That must be the Coventry City car.

Thankfully, I can't think of any racing cars in claret and blue, so we are spared a West Ham or Aston Villa car.

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 15:43

The Vile car would have to be a Panhard-Levassor. Great in the 1890s but not much since the War.

Birmingham City would have to be the Scarab...great to look at, royal blue through & through, successful in the lower leagues but an also-ran with the Big Boys... :(

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 16:29

Originally posted by ian senior
Anyone got a picture of the Leyton House? That must be the Coventry City car.

Thankfully, I can't think of any racing cars in claret and blue, so we are spared a West Ham or Aston Villa car.


Ah but the Leyton Houses were besmirched with a green airbox. True Sky Blues probably wanted the '88 March:

(link from the splendid Marchives.com)

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 20:20

The championship winning Brabham of 1983 would have to be the Reading :clap: car.

I protest in the strongest terms for having (P)Oxford United's name in TNF. Never has there been such a low. I DEMAND it becomes Torquay United instead. :D

#49 David Beard

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 20:25

Will someone let me know when this thread has finished :(
First a red Motor Sport, now all this. Isn't even TNF sacred?


#50 Barry Boor

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 22:37

A little clue, David, watch the thread list and when this one doesn't appear on page 1 any more, chances are it will quietly disappear.

In the meantime - how about a suggestion -

DON'T OPEN THE DAMN THING!  ;)