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#1 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 18:56

I have found only one match for this picture, #6, a M4A and the Vredestein ad, suggests that it is Robin Widdows at Zandvoort, 1968?

The caption in the period magazine states it is Piers Courage.


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#2 Rob Ryder

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 19:01

Rainer
Piers Courage drove the John Coombs McLaren M4A carrying No.6 in the 1967 Grote Prijs van Zandvoort. It looks like Piers going by the helmet colours.
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#3 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 19:20

Great Rob, I was only checking '68, as the caption suggested '68.

But then I think the mystery is solved :up:

#4 JB Miltonian

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 20:29

From the Formula 2 race, correct?

#5 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 20:32

Yes!

See http://www.formula2.net/F267No24.htm for details.

#6 Reyna

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 20:45

Zandvoort '67. #6 Courage, McLaren M4A .

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Zandvoort '68. #6 Widdows, McLaren M4A .

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Source: "RennReport 2" Eddie Guba.

#7 Rainer Nyberg

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 22:17

Thanks for the pictorial evidence, Reyna :up:

#8 eldougo

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 01:00

[i]Originally posted by Rainer Nyberg

Looks like Piers got a little to close to some body's gearbox .Race tape the rescue again.(wonderfull stuff) i wonder how many Meters or feet have been used in Motoracing over the years.
probley a couple of Millionnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

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#9 Nanni Dietrich

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 09:23

Rainer, the helmet in the picture is definitely Piers Courage.

Robin Widdows had a red helmet.
Look at this page
http://www.imca-slot...0-LM69-nr35.jpg
there is a picture of Widdows at the wheel of the Matra MS659 #35 at Le Mans 1969, he drove with co-driver Nanni Galli (yellow helmet) he has a red helmet.