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#1 Vicuna

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 09:42

Anyone able to post a copy of the poster prepared for the 1966 German GP?

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#2 Michael Müller

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 09:51

Only programme cover

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#3 Vicuna

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 10:05

Wonderfully quick Michael.

But the poster - anyone??

#4 Rob Semmeling

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 10:10

Check here:

http://progcovers.m4...otor/index.html

#5 Michael Müller

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 10:26

Posters are very rare to find in general, because it's difficult to scan them...

#6 Holger Merten

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 10:29

Originally posted by Michael Müller
Posters are very rare to find in general, because it's difficult to scan them...

Great Michael. :rotfl:

#7 Rob29

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 14:08

Posters are often the same as programme covers,but bigger?

#8 Mac Lark

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 18:36

Most interesting - I've just discovered that the car on that poster that is behind the Ferrari of Surtees and alongside the BRM of NGH was Bruce McLaren.

But not in colours we would recognise from that year - that is not the MGM colour scheme of Pete Aron but the intended colours of the first up McLaren F1 car.

Michael Turner created the poster for the 1966 German GP months in advance and it was he who had designed the new teams colours. So, with the benefit of inside knowledge, he put Bruce in the poster in the colours that the M2B, nor any works McLaren, was ever painted.

#9 Holger Merten

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 20:17

Thanks Mark for that information. :up:

#10 Rob29

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 09:04

Originally posted by Mac Lark
Most interesting - I've just discovered that the car on that poster that is behind the Ferrari of Surtees and alongside the BRM of NGH was Bruce McLaren.

But not in colours we would recognise from that year - that is not the MGM colour scheme of Pete Aron but the intended colours of the first up McLaren F1 car.

Michael Turner created the poster for the 1966 German GP months in advance and it was he who had designed the new teams colours. So, with the benefit of inside knowledge, he put Bruce in the poster in the colours that the M2B, nor any works McLaren, was ever painted.

Just curious,what were the proposed McLaren colours in 1965? This does not explain why the 'Yamura' white & green colours had earlier appeared on the Tasman Coopers.

#11 Mac Lark

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 02:31

From what I underrstand, it seems purely coincidental that the colours of the Pete Aron car and the 65 Tasman Coopers were similar.

I saw similar because as recall the Cooper being white with a green stripe (in Bruces case) but Phil Hills stripe, or at least his cars, may have been dark blue.

I've always thought of the Yamura colour had a black stripe. But then I thought Rindts helmet was black, not dark dark green...

Michael Turners proposed colour scheme sounds revolting. But I'm sure would have looked better than it sounds.

It was : Top of car - dark green
Bottom - silver

So those are the 'NZracing colours'.

Seperating the green from the silver was to be a yellow stripe that widened out around the nose.

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:52

Stripe was certainly Green,Mac. I was at Monaco & Brands in '66 and have the McLarens on colour film.It can hardly have been coincidence that Bruce painted his F1 cars in the same colours as his previous team of Coopers? The white & green also apeared on a Parnell Lotus 25 which subsituted for the non-existent second works McLaren to have been driven by Chris Amon.
Green and Silver were the official New Zealand colours on a list of comonwealth colours issued in 1958. Australia -Green & Gold;South Africa-Green & Buff.

#13 Mac Lark

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 22:31

And hence the green and silver - the NZ colours. Regardless of whether people think it was a coincidence or not, this comes directly from Michael Turmers autobiography.

So, what we know is this:

Fact 1: The Tasman Coopers were white with a green stripe - early 1965
Fact 2: Bruce asked Turner to design a new colour scheme for his new F1 car - say late65/early 66
Fact 3: Turner designed the 66 German GP poster featuring a colour scheme that he himself had designed running behind Surtees and alongside Hill
Fact 4: Turner states in his book that he was perturbed to see the car in white and green BUT realised that the new young team needed the MGM money even if it meant 'his' colour scheme was consigned to history

As I recall, the Parnell car was painted up as a Yamara car to get extra footage. Someone will know for sure.


On the strength of all of the above, the fact that the colours the M2B ran in were the same as the 1965 Tasman Cooper appear coincidental.

However it cannot be discounted that MGM had seen a photo of the Tasman Cooper and thought ' Hey, we like that, lets paint Peter Arons car in that livery'