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#51 Michael Oliver

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 21:46

Originally posted by Twin Window
Some of mine from over the years.

An F5000 Surtees TS8 blasts off the line at Shelsley Walsh hillclimb in 1975...
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Any idea who the driver of the Surtees is?

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#52 Twin Window

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 21:59

I believe it's Stephen Cuff. Why do you ask, pray tell...?!

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#53 philippe7

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 17:49

To keep the ball rolling , a couple of ( pre-1981 ! ) shots of dear old Henri Pescarolo

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Le Mans, 1973 , en route for glory...

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Brand's Hatch RoC, 1974, en route for.....well....

PS : if any of you Photoshop wizards want to get rid of this fencing in the second pic, please do !

#54 David Beard

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 19:52

Philippe...are you in this shot, taking your Pesca shot?

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#55 BRM MICK

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 20:55

Hi
the Pescarolo pictures are BRM P160 1974 Race of Champions,in the first second is the P201 at the British Grand Prix again 1974. Both Brands Hatch

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#56 Twin Window

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 20:57

David

Your shot is from the GP (a P201), whereas Philippe's is from the Race of Champions (a P160)...

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A bit better? :up:

#57 philippe7

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:36

Originally posted by Twin Window


A bit better? :up:


Indeed ! Thanks a lot Twinny !

Now....am I allowed to upload this modified photo of mine on my own computer, or will I violate your "improvement copyright" by doing so ??? :lol:

#58 philippe7

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:41

Originally posted by Twin Window
David

Your shot is from the GP (a P201), whereas Philippe's is from the Race of Champions (a P160)...


Yes, and David's shot seems to show Pesca braking for Druid's hairpin, whereas mine is taken at Clearways. ( .....and of course, the weather looks much nicer at the GP ! )

#59 David Beard

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Posted 24 November 2004 - 07:55

Originally posted by BRM MICK
Hi
the Pescarolo pictures are BRM P160 1974 Race of Champions,in the first second is the P201 at the British Grand Prix again 1974. Both Brands Hatch

Mick


OOPS...I can tell a P160 from a P201, honest.

(must pay attention)

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#60 Twin Window

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 01:31

I took this at Daytona in 1999 as the cars approached the finish line for the conclusion of the Rolex 24 Hours. There's nothing special about this pic at all - and it's pretty recent - but, for some strange reason, I quite like it.

Naturally, the vast crowd in the packed grandstands/bleachers adds to it... :rolleyes:

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#61 Hieronymus

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 13:59

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Simpson RX1
[QUOTE] Originally posted by barrykm
[QUOTE] Originally posted by Simpson RX1
Seems there's a busy scene in South Africa Buford.............or at least there was.


I only partially remember 2 of the driver's names, Cronje and van der Moeve (but then as van der Moeve appears to be the equivalent of Smith over here, that'll come as no surprise!!)
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That must surely be "van der Merwe" - the same as Sarel van der Merwe, Alan van der Merwe, Bruve van der Merwe and numerous others belonging to this clan.

#62 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 21:15

Originally posted by Twin Window
I took this at Daytona in 1999 as the cars approached the finish line for the conclusion of the Rolex 24 Hours. There's nothing special about this pic at all - and it's pretty recent - but, for some strange reason, I quite like it.[/IMG]


It is good...

So the cheering pit crew in the foreground, are they jubilant at a Panoz win or that the other car is going to smokily make it over the line?

#63 Twin Window

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 21:29

I really can't remember who they were cheering for, but the conditions were quite wet which explains (most of) the spray!

#64 Ray Bell

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 21:56

My mistake... I should have looked at the sky!

That would help account for the emptiness of those open stands, wouldn't it?

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 01:09

a few of my photo´s from Spa Francorchamps, don´t worry about the logo...I work for that site ;)
and it are my photo´s

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#66 Twin Window

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 01:39

A very warm welcome to TNF, droopy! :wave:

Please drop a post in on the 'Introduce yourselves' thread, up at the top. :up:

Great shots - and it's wonderful to see that the likes of Fisichella are so enthused by their multi-millionaire status! But, I wonder, do you have anything a trifle older?

This is one I took at Monaco in 1981; Bruno Giacomelli passing the Tip Top bar (on the drop down from Casino) during practice.

Not your atypical 2004 Sepang-style photographic possibility, I'll venture...

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#67 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 08:26

Nice shots from Spa. Would that be 'Button' and 'Webber' to the left in the driver parade shot discussing perhaps who will be no.1 at Williams? Before the CRB hearing of course...

Typifies modern F1 when most drivers talk to each other during the lap on the trailer rather than greeting the fans who pay a fortune to come and see their crash helmet flash by.

As most drivers are locked in their motorhomes for most of the weekend, the driver parade is perhaps the only chance they get to talk to each other.

#68 Martin Roessler

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 08:39

hi there....some pics of my old man...which i consider being "personal photos"...

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#69 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 09:08

Here is one that I regard as 'personal' of my old man too.

Not the driver , he is the mechanic to the right. He looked after this special saloon Anglia in 1968/69 for driver Stan Matthews ( later raced F3/Atlantic). I was on the stopwatch in those days and chief 'gofer'. The car was owned by John Bond-Smith and my father also tended his Galaxie 500, Lotus Elan and Lotus 23B raced by John's wife Jaquie Bond-Smith.

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#70 Twin Window

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 09:26

Nice pic, Andrew.

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#71 Twin Window

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 10:43

A few more of mine.

The start of the 1973 European F2 Championship at Mallory Park - Jarier leads...
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Tom Pryce on pole for the 1975 Race of Champions at Brands Hatch...
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Moss acknowledges the crowd at the inaugural Goodwood Revival...
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Lauda puts on another layer at a chilly 1975 International Trophy, Silverstone...
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Hannu Mikkola in classic pose on the 1973 RAC Rally in Sutton Park...
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At Silverstone, Jean-Pierre Jarier don's his gear prior to the 1974 International Trophy...
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#72 MCS

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 11:33

The start of the 1973 European F2 Championship at Mallory Park - Jarier leads...

And how, exactly, did you manage to take this picture Twinny :eek:

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#73 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 11:59

Spectating from the bridge is not allowed!!;)

#74 Rob Ryder

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 12:03

Three pages since a contribution, so here goes...

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1972 British GP : Brands Hatch : Jackie Stewart : Tyrrell 005 (Practice - he raced Tyrrell 003)

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1972 British GP : Brands Hatch : Jackie Oliver : BRM P160B

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1973 Race of Champions : Brands Hatch : Denny Hulme : McLaren M23

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1973 Race of Champions : Brands Hatch : Mike Hailwood : Surtees TS14A

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1973 Race of Champions : Brands Hatch : Ronnie Peterson : Lotus 72D

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1973 Race of Champions : Brands Hatch : Howden Ganley : Iso-Marlboro FX3B

#75 droopy-kat

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 12:14

Originally posted by Twin Window
[B]A very warm welcome to TNF, droopy! :wave:

Please drop a post in on the 'Introduce yourselves' thread, up at the top. :up:

Great shots - and it's wonderful to see that the likes of Fisichella are so enthused by their multi-millionaire status! But, I wonder, do you have anything a trifle older?

This is one I took at Monaco in 1981. Not your atypical 2004 Sepang-style photographic possibility, I'll venture...

Thx... :up:
The only older photos are from Spa 2002 and Nürburgring 2003...and 2004 is perhaps the last.

#76 Buford

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 12:19

I am struck by how much cooler the F1 cars in Rob's photos are than today. What are those things sticking up in the middle of the cars? Is that what they used to call racing drivers?

#77 Rob Ryder

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 12:46

Originally posted by Buford
Is that what they used to call racing drivers?

Yeh, and 10 years before my pics they even had ARMS :eek: :confused: :eek:

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 16:27

Rob stated that Stewart only practiced 005 at Brands Hatch in 1972, I snapped him also during practice and he later had a brake failure at Druids (hence reverting to the 003), my hastily taken second photograph was taken moments after the shunt.

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 17:12

Originally posted by Rob Ryder

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1973 Race of Champions : Brands Hatch : Ronnie Peterson : Lotus 72D


...and me , I was just standing a 100 yards down the road .....( your shot is taken just before Clearways , isn't it Rob ? )

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#80 Twin Window

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 17:22

Philippe

Rob's shot of Mad Ronald was taken on the entry to Druids.

Originally posted by MCS

And how, exactly, did you manage to take this picture Twinny :eek:

Originally posted by Andrew Kitson

Spectating from the bridge is not allowed!!;)

Erm, from the bridge. With a *camera*!

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#81 philippe7

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 17:31

Originally posted by Twin Window
Philippe

Rob's shot of Mad Ronald was taken on the entry to Druids.


Now, was it really ? :blush: I thought I recognised the bridge before Clearways....but looking with more attention, what I thought was a bridge in Rob's shot looks fairly narrow for a bridge.... Anyway, once again , two ( at least ! ) TNF'ers at the same circuit, on the same day....

#82 Twin Window

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 17:37

Originally posted by philippe7

Anyway, once again , two ( at least ! ) TNF'ers at the same circuit, on the same day....

Make that at least three...!

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#83 Rob Ryder

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Posted 26 November 2004 - 17:43

Originally posted by philippe7


Now, was it really ? :blush: I thought I recognised the bridge before Clearways....but looking with more attention, what I thought was a bridge in Rob's shot looks fairly narrow for a bridge.... Anyway, once again , two ( at least ! ) TNF'ers at the same circuit, on the same day....

Twinny is correct, Ronnie is on the approach to Druids, just past the Dunlop Bridge (my favourite photo point).

Hey, if we had known at the time we could have had the first TNF meeting in the Colesterol Castle, and beat that Laleham mob by 30 years :lol: :lol:

#84 philippe7

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 08:12

A few others shots from the wet '74 Race of Champions....For you Photoshop wizards to practice your catchfencing removing skills :) !!!

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#85 Twin Window

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 21:18

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Art? :lol:

#86 Michael Oliver

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 21:26

Originally posted by Twin Window
I believe it's Stephen Cuff. Why do you ask, pray tell...?!

BTW Check your PMs!


Thanks - nothing serious, just trying to figure out ownership trails of some Surtees cars, particularly TS5s, TS8s and TS9/9Bs...

#87 Twin Window

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 21:54

First lap into Mirabeau, Monaco 1981. Check out how much 'room' Jones is leaving his team mate...

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#88 Gokart Mozart

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 03:27


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The little brat is me, 1985, celebrating my first birthday at Road America for the CART race.

Jacques Villeneuve (Uncle JV) was to win his only CART race that weekend. The car JV's backup, which I sat in. Good luck? perhaps...

Best Wishes!

Jacques N. Dresang (No, I wasn't named after Uncle JV....I hope... :confused: )

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#89 Rob Ryder

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 12:33

In an effort to encourage pics from non-F1 (and new contributors) :clap: ....

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1972 Escort Mexico series : Croft : Gillian Fortescue-Thomas (10)
1972 Escort Mexico series : Croft : Barrie Williams (4)

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1972 Silverstone : Ford Capri : Brian Muir

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1972 Silverstone : BOSS Mustang : Dennis Leach

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1974 RAC Rally : Croft circuit : SAAB V4, Stig Blomqvist

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1974 RAC Rally : Croft circuit : Lancia Stratos : Sandro Munari

#90 Buford

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 20:28

Originally posted by Gokart Mozart

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The little brat is me, 1985, celebrating my first birthday at Road America for the CART race.

Jacques Villeneuve (Uncle JV) was to win his only CART race that weekend. The car JV's backup, which I sat in. Good luck? perhaps...

Best Wishes!

Jacques N. Dresang (No, I wasn't named after Uncle JV....I hope... :confused: )

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He he, getting started early has become essential in this sport. I had a big advantage in the late 1940s by starting to go to races at age 11 days. Or really was it an advantage? I have always had a love-hate relationship with this sport. I wonder how different it would have been if my parents had taken me to the ballet at age 11 days?

#91 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 17:26

More non-F1. Malcolm Jackson in his clubmans Mallock at Silverstone in 1978. He still races the same car now in classic clubmans.
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#92 David Lawson

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 17:59

Supersaloons were mentioned on the paddock thread, here is an on track shot of Nick Whiting and Gerry Marshall during one of their many great battles in modified saloons back in the 1970s, I've forgotten when I took this photo but I guess it was about 1974.

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#93 David Beard

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 22:14

Aside from its various strange design vagaries…why did the 712X have all that ground clearance?

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 06:42

Originally posted by Buford
He he, getting started early has become essential in this sport. I had a big advantage in the late 1940s by starting to go to races at age 11 days. Or really was it an advantage? I have always had a love-hate relationship with this sport. I wonder how different it would have been if my parents had taken me to the ballet at age 11 days?


I'd say it could have made you a better "Heel and Toer"! :blush:

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 00:25

At 20, I'm still figuring out the whole heel-toe bit. Then again, with feet like Ronald McDonald, it may take some pedal ajustments...

Respectfully,

Jacques N. Dresang
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#96 eldougo

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 03:31

Originally posted by David Beard
Aside from its various strange design vagaries…why did the 712X have all that ground clearance?
They had not heardmuch about roll centers , Soft rating springs and long suspension travel was the norm . it gave the drivers more feel with the tyres side wall used in 1972/3 !seeing most of the tracks were very rough not like these billard tables used today,however i must admit it does look rather high the normal ,ride height was about 3inch rear & 2 1/2 front measured in the centre of the gearbox and start of the tub.



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#97 h4887

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 20:41

Here are some selected (almost) at random

Procars at Silverstone 1979
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Our Nigel before he was famous
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And I couldn't resist this one
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#98 h4887

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 19:32

Originally posted by Rob Ryder
In an effort to encourage pics from non-F1 (and new contributors) :clap: ....


OK, here are a few from my extensive Ginetta collection:

Geoff

G29-Mazda Thundersports
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Prodsports Champion Alison Davis andG15
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G15, Donington 4hr Relay
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Modsports G4, Brands
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G16 and G12
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Snetterton sprint - that's me in the G15
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#99 Rob Ryder

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 20:33

Thanks for the photos Geoff, nice to see the Ginettas again.

The first photo (G29) looks so 'Un-Ginetta' that I would never have guessed the manufacturer!

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#100 ill_ninio

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 20:42

From Spa 04 :) (Sorry not really old :blush: )

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All of them here : http://users.pandora...Thumbnails.html