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#1 Patrick Fletcher

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:08

As a school kid I can remember Bonnier, Salvadori, Hulme etc, running or warming up in the straight at Wigram and Teretonga. Sort of a blast for 200m - uturn and then back down in front of the grandstands for a repeat. This went on for 15/20 minutes prior to the main race.
Did this happen during events [circa 1961/2] in the UK and or USA?

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#2 Gary C

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:46

do you mean warming the cars up or their own bodies?? :confused:

#3 Stephen W

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 14:13

Originally posted by Gary C
do you mean warming the cars up or their own bodies?? :confused:


If it is their own bodies then I would love to have seen Frolian Gonzalez doing a quick burn-up at Wigram! :lol:

Confused? You must be!

#4 Patrick Fletcher

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 14:52

Originally posted by Gary C
do you mean warming the cars up or their own bodies?? :confused:

Their cars for sure -

#5 Stephen W

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 20:33

Originally posted by Patrick Fletcher

Their cars for sure -


Are you certain?

Or are you infering it was a reliability check?

PS don't let Ian Senior see this thread!

#6 Twin Window

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 20:52

Originally posted by Stephen W

If it is their own bodies then I would love to have seen Frolian Gonzalez doing a quick burn-up at Wigram! :lol:

Or anywhere, for that matter...! :D

#7 Ray Bell

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 21:20

There used to be a little warm-up track inside Hell Corner at Bathurst for this purpose...

#8 cosworth bdg

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 01:09

Originally posted by Patrick Fletcher
As a school kid I can remember Bonnier, Salvadori, Hulme etc, running or warming up in the straight at Wigram and Teretonga. Sort of a blast for 200m - uturn and then back down in front of the grandstands for a repeat. This went on for 15/20 minutes prior to the main race.
Did this happen during events [circa 1961/2] in the UK and or USA?

Marvellous what you could do in earlier years.....