Frank Matich's Gold Star cars
Posted 13 February 2004 - 00:25
So, what is the deal? Perhaps one of you can lend some knowledge here. I'm trying to put together an accurate record of the Gold Star entrants for 1968-1971 so I can finish off a series of Gold Star car sets for Grand Prix Legends, so I'd appreciate any help.
Posted 13 February 2004 - 00:34
I'm not sure if the colour changed from a metallic mid-blue to a dark blue, but by the time of the advent of the A50, the cars were in Orange.
Check the motorsportarchive site for pics from Dale Harvey for the right colour there...
Posted 13 February 2004 - 07:33
After being repainted from its original yellow colour it appeared to be a dark colour with a extra large radiator intake before changing to a the light blue colour and smaller nose air intake sometime during 1970.
Frank’s Matich SR4 Sports car which dates from the same period can be seen here: http://www.members.t...R-4_E_1_web.jpg
You will probably have to “Copy” and Paste” the above web address into you Internet browser address bar. Other wise go to www.MotorsportArchive.com and go to the “1960’s Page 1” page. It is six rows down from the top of the page.
The photo is a little washed out so the colour appears lighter than actual although it doesn’t look as dark as the early McLaren colour.
The light McLaren colour is seen clearly here: http://www.members.t...k_Farm_1971.jpg
Or go to the “Latest Additions Page” (although it may be moved from there on the weekend to the “1970’s Page 3” page, just to confuse things!)
Ray, I will send you an early colour photo of the McLaren that I found on the Internet (Did you get that Leo Geoghegan pic?).
Brent, I can send you a copy also, if you like. Contact me via the web site.
Posted 13 February 2004 - 08:00
That was during the period when the Elfin lads were trying to impress drivers with the F5000 category, trying to win converts to the class as well as trying to sell F5000 Elfins.
Gary Campbell, for instance, had a drive at one stage... not in a race, but privately. Nobody offered me one...