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F1 exhibition at the Design Museum

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#1 paulsenna1

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 19:30

Celebrating the last fifty years of F1 design, an exhibition of F1 cars is being held at the Design Museum in London from 1st July.

The promotion article I saw for it featured the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix winning Lotus 49. Am I being too cynical to think that actual car wont be there :confused:



#2 Cirrus

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 19:56

I notice that the Design Museum is making a valiant effort to be included in the "For Sure" thread by substituting a simple "Other Future Exhibitions" with "Also Upcoming"

#3 BRMfan

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 22:07

Design mueseum
there will be a talk by Adrian Newey in July and one by Patrick Head on September 4th

#4 Gary C

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 20:06

oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. From Wedxnesday's 'Metro' newspaper here in London. Could they get it any more wrong??

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#5 2F-001

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 20:18

"... to pole position." it meant to say!

#6 Cirrus

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 21:15

Well spotted Gary - Surely it's the world's second largest teapot collection.....

#7 EcosseF1

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 11:54

Angry animals...a serious issue in today's world. :lol:

#8 paulsenna1

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 18:17

I went today...No Lotus 49 there at all! Not really worth making a special trip I'd say.

The cars there are a Cooper T51, Brabham BT20, Lotus 79 (chassis no. 2 according to the plate), McLaren-Honda MP4/4 (chassis no. 3), Williams FW14B, Ferrari F2004, a Renault R25 with bits of bodywork removed and outside next to the River Thames(!) a Sauber BMW.

There's a nice selection of Honda F1 engines too.

The best bit for me was a short five minute film clip of the 1967 German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

#9 Paul Rochdale

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:26

Yes, I also went along yesterday. I thought £7 was a bit steep for what was a pretty small exhibition. A large number of 'yoofs' came in to spoil the peace and quiet of the place and despite the 'Do not touch' signs, just about every one spun the wheels of the Renault. I thought the bench with various parts of the Renault was particularly interesting and visitors are allowed to touch these. The carbon fibre wishbones were items of beauty, wonderfully sleek and of course light. As was the exhaust manifold. The sections of wheels showed the material was little more than a millimetre thick at their narrowist points. The film of Fangio driving a Ferrari around the bumpy and narrow Modena circuit was also impressive. Upstairs was a Bond Bug, an early Mini and an even earlier split-windscreen Morris Minor.