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#1 Herbert

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 13:14

Kenneth Heyer, son of former ATS-driver Hans Heyer, sells a very rare F1-car: The Kojima 009/01.

Look at: http://www.kenneth-heyer.de/

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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 13:39

Some pretty dubious history there, I'd say:

Erster japanischer Formel 1 - Bolide


Honda? :rolleyes:

Das Auto startete bei zwei Japan-Grand-Prix:
1976 Fahrer: Mashiro Hasemi, Startnummer 51


KE007 :rolleyes:

The front end treatment and cockpit surround are completely different to any contemporary picture I've seen too.

#3 tobbe j

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 13:51

The front was uset on KE009B at Fuji test http://www.ke007.jp/...hsen_KE009B.htm

#4 Allen Brown

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 15:31

Very interesting!

It would appear that this is the long-lost KE009 that was sold to the Kauhsen team for the 1978 European GP season. One of the few remaining blanks in my 3-litre F1 histories.

Allen

#5 Ruairidh

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 16:07

Is it just me or do those front tires look out of proportion on Kenneth Heyers site?

#6 macoran

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 18:39

I am with you on the tyres...it's a good thing the rears are mounted..otherwise I'd have thought...

#7 ReWind

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 20:29

Well, that page gives the overall width of the car (including tires) as "2.700 mm", which means 2,70 meters and would have made that car a real road block (and ineligible for F1)...

#8 fausto

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 22:42

Originally posted by ReWind
Well, that page gives the overall width of the car (including tires) as "2.700 mm", which means 2,70 meters and would have made that car a real road block (and ineligible for F1)...


2,70 metres seems to be more in line with wheelbase dimension, if so it was a long wheelbase car, by those days standards, anyway...

#9 ghinzani

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 21:29

Just a thought, anyone know where the 008 F2 cars from 1977 are? For that matter does anyone have a pic? I have only ever seen one in the background of a shot of a Nova 512.

#10 PS30-SB

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 13:36

Originally posted by ghinzani
Just a thought, anyone know where the 008 F2 cars from 1977 are? For that matter does anyone have a pic?


1978 JAF F2 GP. Kunimitsu TAKAHASHI. Kojima KE008:

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#11 fines

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 17:30

Ahh, スピ―ドスタ―ホイ―ル (Speed Star Wheel) - HistoryFan, are you listening?;)

#12 ghinzani

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 18:50

Originally posted by PS30-SB


1978 JAF F2 GP. Kunimitsu TAKAHASHI. Kojima KE008:

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Perfect - how many years did the F2 cars run for and how different were they to the F1 cars? I'm not aware we ahve discussed them before have we?

#13 HistoryFan

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 19:09

Originally posted by fines
Ahh, スピ―ドスタ―ホイ―ル (Speed Star Wheel) - HistoryFan, are you listening?;)


Yes I am....;)

#14 fines

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 20:56

Originally posted by ghinzani


Perfect - how many years did the F2 cars run for and how different were they to the F1 cars? I'm not aware we ahve discussed them before have we?

The first Kojima/BMW KE008 was built in 1977, and won on its first appearance (bingo!) May 22 at Suzuka, Masahiro Hasemi driving. Speed Star then took over the car for Takahashi, and by 1978 ran a second car for Masao Segawa. Takahashi won two races, one each in '77 and '78, with Didier Pironi taking a guest ride in the second car once. No more entries after 1978, but that same year a Toyota-engined KE008 was entered for a Formula Pacific race at Fuji, but didn't appear - it was probably never built.

In 1979 Kojima Engineering ran a Kojima/BMW KE011P for Yoshimi Katayama, but results were thin: best finish one fifth place. Pironi again took the wheel for the Suzuka Grand Prix, and again retired, after which Segawa ran the car once more in a non-championship race December 2 at Tsukuba, finishing 6th. That's all, folks!

#15 ghinzani

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 21:29

Cheers Fines. Such beautiful cars.