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#1 Cirrus

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 18:26

OK - so there is going to be a very healthy contingent of TNFers at Monaco. There were several of us in 2004 as well (although I still have nightmares about Barry's shorts!)

My question is - who is going on to Pau from Monaco (or, like me, going straight to Pau). I'll be there with Delta Motorsport, running about seven cars. The unpredictable nature of historic racing cars means that I might be busy - but if things aren't too stressful it would be great to meet up!

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#2 Barry Boor

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 07:28

I'm sure it's the knees, not the shorts, Alan!

#3 raoul leDuke

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 06:30

Just in passing. I've just returned from the Monaco Historic GP. Great weekend of racing and socialising. I took a simple Sony Cybershot camera and have just posted some of the pictures on www.historicracing.com

Martin Stretton's last lap defence of his lead with Paul Edwards was interesting to watch! It was never on but a lesser driver would no doubt have given way.

#4 simon drabble

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:09

sadly Exhibition weekend at my son's school this weekend stopped me going. I had a very torrid time there two years ago (spun one car into the barrier after Casino Sq and broke a drive shaft on another whilst in the lead) and this year felt ready for it again!
It is a great weekend although the official dinner is probably best missed as the service and food was at best ok but the Mayor's enthusiasm for the racing was good!
Good luck to all those taking part

#5 Racer.Demon

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 11:15

Can anyone tell me when the 2006 event was confirmed?

I had plans to go there this year but could only find references to the 2005 event up until March of this year or so, by which time it was too late to reserve a holiday spot around Ascension Day...

#6 Sharman

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:33

I don't know when it was confirmed but the best people to ask for next year are email a.s.a.c.basco.bernais@wanadoo.fr

Hope this helps
JSF

#7 Racer.Demon

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 12:36

Yes, I believe that should do it... :lol:

Thanks! :clap:

#8 Eric McLoughlin

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 20:12

Someone has posted pictures of a rather bashed and battered 1970s F1 car on the Lotus 7 Club website. The car is wearing No.10 and was damaged in an accident at Pau on the Saturday. Does anyone have any details of what or who was involved? It looks like it might be a Surtees.

#9 Patjer

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 22:02

This was Peter Williams March 761 (ex Ronnie Peterson) he hit the rails in the very last lap of the race, he was in battle for third place with Franck Lyons McLaren M28. The car has been really damaged...

#10 Eric McLoughlin

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 22:36

Thank you. Hope the driver was OK.

#11 M Needforspeed

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 16:05

I was at Pau saturday and Sunday ..the MARCH 761 car is more than badly damaged ...and apart from intensive repair, could be a lost chassis number car, now .. :(

I doubt , if one day, we see the same car on an historic event, with the same chassis number...or call me Santa Claus ! :stoned:

Sadly, on Saturday, the BRM P 126 of Brad Krause :( suffered a bad crash , and all the frontal area of the car need repairs .... ) But all teams in England make miracles, to kept the cars going ...so lets hope

Pau is a place where crashes at Statue Foch are frequents and is more treacherous than Monaco ..places to crash are plenty ...and the biggest danger that wait drivers there, is to over driving after a while ...

apart from that, notable was the big domination of DAYTON DUNCAN, who won again with the Stommelen BT 33 ...in the Sunday snd race, though, the duel with Danny BAKER SHADOW DN 5 (ex Tom Pryce) was really nice to see , and only ability of Duncan in overlapping backmarkers made the difference


at parc Beaumont, the place to go to see fast drivers , these two drivers showed equal abilities

I was very happy to see the Jean loius Duret JPS 9 , for the first time ...a "shadow" car in the lotus history


the usual domination on Duncan Dayton apllied to the rear engined GP cars, where he won with the Brabham BT 11 ...

Finally, Duncan drove the LOTUS 16 to an impressive win on Front engined GP cars.. I wonder if he wldn t have been faster than Graham Hill was on a similar car and track, at Monaco 58 !!

IN Sport Prototype category, the LOLA T 70 MK III B Bonnier color with Carlos Barbot won;but it s Jean Manuel Albuquerque CHEVRON B 16 in its yellow livery that do the show..alas , Saturday ,I was the witness of a big slide while entering Foch corner (he managed to avoid a spin ! ) The car was barely damaged on rear right bonnet ..later, in sunday one hour race, Albuquerque touched on front right, but then drove a magnificent race, though at one lap behind

ANDRE LABARRERE, Mayor of PAU, sadly died from cancer a few days before, and as he was a fervent sustainer of both Pau Gp, many Pau natives said there are unquiet for the future of motor racing at Pau ...and being mayor for a long time, he was like a local condottiere, struggling others opponents to the municipality against the Pau GP

as a french, I can confirm, the main attendance at Pau isn t from the city habitants that go away ..but rather from England or others part of France .

#12 Tim Murray

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 16:41

Originally posted by M Needforspeed
ANDRE LABARRERE, Mayor of PAU, sadly died from cancer a few days before, and as he was a fervent sustainer of both Pau Gp, many Pau natives said there are unquiet for the future of motor racing at Pau ...and being mayor for a long time, he was like a local condottiere, struggling others opponents to the municipality against the Pau GP.

That is not good news. It would be tragic if this wonderful and historic track was lost.

#13 Andre Acker

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 17:21

Hi,

Does anybody have photos of cars and action ?
Thanks in advance.

VBR.
André Acker.

#14 M Needforspeed

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 18:08

I ll post a few shots asap I got them (prints) ...but what must I do to post without image shack ?