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#1 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 17:42

Sometimes my wife complains that my home office turned out in a private motor racing museum. (See attached photos), but I don’t know why...

How does it look in your home?

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#2 Stephen W

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 18:25

About the same. Altough it is slowly spreading out from my 'office'!!!!

#3 frogeye59

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 19:39

Yep, pretty much the same, only its our dining room though we are about to extend, so my time may be limited.

Hamilton and C type at Le Mans, Fernley painting of D50 with Moss sitting chatting to Collins and Hawthorn, ltd. ed. Macleod painting of Gilles sideways through Casino, "blue print" drawing of Frogeye Sprite on my walls.

Large book cases of books videos and DVD's, firmly held down to terra firma by a number of die cast models (healey 3000, Merc 300SLR and Rennwaggen etc.)

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#4 David Beard

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 20:22

I must have a tidy up.....

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#5 Roly

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 21:03

This is what my (little) flat looked like before I met my wife.

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Now, some time further, that we bought a house, everything, I still own (kits and memorabilia, diecasts are out the door) is all situated in 1, luckely big, room.

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#6 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 22:02

David, I hate to say it, but mine's infinitely worse than that ..... :blush:

Luckily, I don't possess a digital camera, so you'll all have to just imagine the teetering piles of books, papers, files and notes: at the moment there's more floor covered with them than not!!

#7 oldclassiccar

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 23:24

This was at the previous house, I'm slowly building back up at the new place...

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#8 oldclassiccar

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 23:28

Still some place to go at the new place....

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#9 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 02:06

oldclassiccar: :eek: :smoking: That's a pro

#10 Gary Davies

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:08

Originally posted by oldclassiccar
This was at the previous house, I'm slowly building back up at the new place...
Rick
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Bluddy hell! A rolled gold tragic!

Onya! :clap:

#11 Fiorentina 1

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:17

LOL. Ya, mine is starting to look like that as well. Not as much stuff, but then again I'm only in my 30's. I'm stuck with one small room, and a garage for all my racing stuff. I had a bigger room, but got kicked out when the daughter arrived.....

According to the wife, Tony Kanaan's helmet or a collection of 1-43 scale Super Champion 917's aren't shabby chick enough to go in the bed room.

oldclassiccar: That flag of the Brabham is cool. Does it show the full car?

#12 Gary Davies

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:48

A most humble effort in comparison with you fellows... The cars are (mostly) 1:18 Constructors' Championship winners and the WDC's car in the years prior to 1958. I live in the (probably futile) hope that somewhow, somewhere, a greater number of 60s and 70s 1:18 diecasts will be produced. Right now, I think I have all the 1:18 Constructors' Championship winners available and when I can smuggle them in past the memsahib, there will be some pre-war GP cars too. Posted Image

Mind you, derrière the camera are two walls of bookcases, with at least 10 books common to David Beard's pic earlier.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:42

IN MY HOUSE I HAVE A SPECIAL ROOM FOR ALL THE MOTOR-SPORT STUFF .
I HAVE MY HELMET , GLOVES FOR THE KARTING I USED TO DO (FORMULA YAMAHA )
I HAVE A COLLECTION OF 1:43 MIDDLE-EAST RALLY CARS , ABOUT 10 CARS .
A SPECIALL PLACE FOR THE BOOKS - NOW MAINLY ON THE 34-39 ERA
AND A VIDEOS & DVD COLLECTION AS WELL .
I USED TO PARK MY KART THERE BUT NOW ITS ONLY MY ALFA-ROMEO .

GOOD DAY
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#14 oldclassiccar

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 07:49

@ Fiorentina 1

The Brabham on the wall is a single duvet cover :) that reminds me, I've got some 1970s F1(ish) curtains around here somewhere to go up

I must have been about 30 when those earlier pics were taken, its not quite as mad at the new house, yet...

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#15 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 17:02

This is our kitchen...

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#16 David Birchall

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 17:08

Vanwall, you really should let me in there to, aah, tidy it up a bit :rolleyes:

#17 dretceterini

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 17:15

My wife actually let me put up a Nick Watts print of the Chinetti Alfa LeMans car above the fireplace in the living room!

#18 2F-001

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 17:23

My place is more like Vitesse's description of his... so there won't be pictures anytime soon...!

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 18:39

WHen you guys get in trouble and the other half makes you get rid of some stuff, let me know. I'll send you my address.  ;)

I'll probably get in trouble, but that's ok. I have a long, long way to go to catch up with you guys.

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#20 David Beard

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 18:40

Originally posted by Vanwall

Mind you, derrière the camera are two walls of bookcases, with at least 10 books common to David Beard's pic earlier.


But rather more elegantly arranged... :)

Oldclassiccar.....are you open to the public?

#21 oldclassiccar

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 18:43

@ DB

hehe maybe, once the room in the new house is fully kitted out in the style of the old place :)
(thats if I've not been kicked out of the house and living in the garage by then of course...)

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#22 2F-001

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 20:52

It might be fun to see pics of various bookshelves and see if we can guess who they belong to...
Not sure how they could be shown anonymously though!

#23 Breadmaster

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 21:02

Damn - I've got the train the wife a bit.....If i dare!

#24 Gary Davies

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 01:16

Originally posted by David Birchall
Vanwall, you really should let me in there to, aah, tidy it up a bit :rolleyes:


Erm, bit embarrassed. The pic was taken a while ago, along with a whole lot of others around the house, to burn onto a CD and file at work in case of an insurance claim. We're in a prime bushfire area here.

#25 Magee

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 05:18

Here's my bathroon wall:

Win and Lose in motor sport -- the best stage in one's life

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#26 RobertC

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 20:46

I've got one room where I keep my books and boxes of photographs. The wall to the left also contains books!

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Whenever any one visits remotely interested on cars it takes ages to get them out of the room!

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#27 West3

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 21:26

Well, err, umm...guilty!

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#28 Frank S

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 22:55

Has your house become a motorsport museum?!

YES ! !

I'll post before- and after-organization photos
—if there ever is an after.

#29 cjpani

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 00:36

Originally posted by West3

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West, what is the bottom left car, aside the Mac?

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#30 red stick

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 05:15

Looks like a GMP model of Dan Gurney's 1966 Lola T70.

#31 West3

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:42

Originally posted by red stick
Looks like a GMP model of Dan Gurney's 1966 Lola T70.


Yes, indeed!

#32 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 08:21

Fantastic photos :up:

#33 Hieronymus

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 09:00

Stefan

Tell us more about that trophy in your house...the cup from Albi.

#34 Breadmaster

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:01

I am so jealous of these wonderful collections!

#35 Pedro 917

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:17

Some pictures of "my room" from November 2003 (no woman allowed) :

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My wife also allowed a Nicholas Watts print (Trintignant / Monaco 1955) in the living room!

#36 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:17

Originally posted by Hieronymus
Stefan

Tell us more about that trophy in your house...the cup from Albi.


This trophy was given to me in 1998 from the Depailler family after my visit in Clermont. It was the last of one they have what makes me very proud. First I thought Patrick Depailler has got it for the victory with the GT at the >>Criterion de Cevennes<< back in 1968. Now I know that PD has got it for fastest lap in F3 race at Albi on October 20, 1968. The race was won by Henri Pescarolo and DP was off after problems with the carburetor. In fact Depaller and Cevert have had the same lap time which was finally becomes fastest lap, Cevert gave the trophy to Patrick.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 16:12

Lovely collections, all.

I don't have pictures of the actual look of the room (now being evicted to make room for my newborn baby :cry: :) ) but here are some images of my pieces, they don't show all of them, because it's been a while since I took these ones but you get the idea:

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 21:06

Mine's more of a library than a museum...

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Not included: the mags in the spare room - 20 years of Autosports, 10 years of Motor Sports, a few dozen GPIs, a bound volume of Speedworld, a complete run of Octane and Graham Gould's mags and a box full of Classic Car Africas and Automobile Historiques.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 21:43

Keep 'em coming - the untidier the better! Then I can explain to 'she who must be obeyed' that i'm not really that bad.

After all, I only have
1. Two-thirds of a bookcase full of my 100 or so motoring books.
2. The walls of our tiny landing occupied by display cases for my 100 or so 1/43 models
3. The window cill in our bedroom which is full of 'Matchbox' sized cars
4. The box files on the bedroom floor with 5 years' worth of Motor Sports, various Octanes and Classic & Sports Cars, complete runs of Historic Racing and Historic Race and Rally, various goodwood programmes etc
5. Another Five years of Motor Sport in the loft
6. Most of the boxes for my car collection as they are more saleable with the box
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#40 Geza Sury

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 20:42

Originally posted by ensign14
Mine's more of a library than a museum...

Well, same here!

Here is my 'purpose-built' bookshelf with glass doors:
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If we take a closer look at the lower section:
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Part of my magazine collection:
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Finally my bedside table with BRM Vols 1-2, Mon Ami Mate, plus and a photo book signed by Zsolt Baumgartner:
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#41 macoran

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 22:35

Compared to the above pics, my attic is an unorganised mess.

So I won't insult the term "museum"

#42 sandy

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:44

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:11

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 05:19

3Posted Imagerd and last shot of what is mean by untidy.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 08:26

Like Geza Sury & ensign14 more a library, but I do have 50 or so 1/43rd F1 cars scattered around the house...

Various bits & pieces ;)
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Autocourse - Automobile Year - Black Books - Biographies
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Motor Sport 1962-1991 (1979-85 bound in black at bottom right)
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I need a new (bigger) bookcase...
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#46 Stefan Schmidt

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 09:48

Beltoise and his collection

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 15:57

I have a few books...

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#48 Antoine Pilette

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 17:23

Not much of a museum here and the motor sport books only occupy two small shelves. I have plenty of model cars still in boxes.
Right now, the living-room walls are covered with Classic Team Lotus calendars and with posters of The Italian Job, Audrey Hepburn, Steve McQueen, Castelotti, Fangio, Birkin, Petoulet and Behra. Above and next to my desk I have drawings of 1920s-30s Bugattis, Alfas, Hispano-Suizas, Delages, etc.

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A couple of pictures I had on my walls in Brussels. Now they are still wrap in boxes but they will go on walls asap we move to a house:
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This one was in grand-father bedroom when he was a kid:
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If my wife allows it, I plan to make some re-prints of old racing pictures and turn the walls black&white :drunk:

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 17:40

Originally posted by Stefan Schmidt


This trophy was given to me in 1998 from the Depailler family after my visit in Clermont. It was the last of one they have what makes me very proud. First I thought Patrick Depailler has got it for the victory with the GT at the >>Criterion de Cevennes<< back in 1968. Now I know that PD has got it for fastest lap in F3 race at Albi on October 20, 1968. The race was won by Henri Pescarolo and DP was off after problems with the carburetor. In fact Depaller and Cevert have had the same lap time which was finally becomes fastest lap, Cevert gave the trophy to Patrick.

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Me jealous, never. Just m two all time favourite drivers, in the same sentance, with the same trophy, jealous doesn't begin to cover it!! Your a lucky man.

Now explain, how do you guys dust this lot!!!?? I hope to unpack my stuff real soon, the troubles of moving house :rolleyes:

#50 Martin Roessler

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 20:50

I don't have an awful lot of space...and since all display of motorsport related stuff is not tolerated in most areas of the house my little corner is getting a bit cramped....

oldclassiccar
that's what i call a museum...:up:



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cheers marty