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#1 Ivan

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 02:53

does this one count
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#2 911

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 04:46

I have a picture of Senna in the pits at the unbelievable, gorgeous, one of a kind fabulous street circuit at the USGP, Phoenix, 1991!!!

I have nice pics of CART drivers at Long Beach throughout the years, too.

#3 Statesidefan

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 15:00

:clap: :clap: What a wonderful thread! Thanks all for posting. The shame of it is I have hundreds of photos from the 80s-90s of IMSA GTP, GTO, GTU. Historics etc.... No way to post them :mad:

#4 Paul Medici

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 07:22

A wonderful thread.
Here is a Chicago contribution; unfortunatly I must have focused on the rear tire.

Jochen at Watkins Glen in 1969, driving back to the tech center after practice on Saturday.



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#5 Paul Medici

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 17:47

Rob,
Here's to keeping this thread alive. It's from the early '60s. Anyone guess who, what, when and where? I took the photo well over 40 years ago but I just now noticed the rag shoved up the cars' exhaust pipe and that silly excuse for a roll bar. Cheers.


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#6 Paul Medici

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 03:21

Could Didier be asking for help setting up his 333 SP?


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#7 Racer.Demon

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 15:46

Ray - time eating away at the originals has made your pictures even more beautiful. :up:

The other paddock shots are wonderful too - thank you all.

#8 Racer.Demon

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:14

Have recently found a fair number of negatives from my visits of the 1981 and 1983 Dutch GPs, and will have them reprinted ASAP. Meanwhile, here are a few prints that didn't get lost:

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#9 Racer.Demon

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:27

Originally posted by WGD706

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#10 Racer.Demon

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 11:28

Luc and Twinny's last installments are absolutely brilliant. Twinny's Watson, Merzario and Daly shots are my favourites, and, well, all the B&W ones. :lol:

Drop-dead gorgeous, some of them. :love: :up:

Thank you...

#11 Racer.Demon

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 09:54

Well, this could be themed 'Ugly teenager surrounded by campsite beauties'... :lol:

Here's a gallery of me aged nearly 13 visiting the 1981 Dutch GP, using the paddock pass that my Esso-employed father supplied. Zandvoort's cramped campsite atmosphere is clearly visible from the pictures.

The 1981 Dutch GP gallery

I'll do a short write-up for the Memories section of 8W to go with these pictures.

My father also found my 1983 negatives somewhere on his attic, so I'll be scanning those shortly.

#12 Racer.Demon

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 13:23

More Dutch GP paddock pictures here...

#13 Ray Bell

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 04:31

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Hope that comes out better than Barry's...

#14 Ray Bell

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 04:41

A few minutes later...

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Then there's this bloke in the Catalina pits...

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...and a mate of his at Lakeside...

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I suspect this is the same day as the last...

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#15 Ray Bell

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 00:40

Originally posted by Rob Ryder
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1972 British GP at Brands : Peter Gethin explains slipstreaming to Tim Parnell


Or is he explaining to Tim how if he were slipstreaming Tim, he'd get a good tow... and if Tim was trying to slipstream him he'd not get on so well?

One that's very special to me...

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If anyone wants to identify the people in this, go right ahead... they're all well known. And the one in the last pic I posted (never before seen publicly...)... what about it?

#16 Ray Bell

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 21:13

Originally posted by Nordic1
Holy smoke dolomite, that is spooky :eek:

Have you got any more?

btw, Was it you who jogged me?, that must be why mine is all blured


John Medley, while going through the process of finding photographs for his Bathurst book (1938 to 1973) found that one of his sources had photos identical to a number of his.

Without knowing the guy, apparently they had stood side by side taking photos on a number of occasions!


While on the Bathurst subject, there is a great wealth of detail in this photo from 1949/50, sent to me by John Butler...

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Anyone know why the MG is on the trailer?

#17 Ray Bell

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 03:15

Originally posted by Ray Bell
.....While on the Bathurst subject, there is a great wealth of detail in this photo from 1949/50, sent to me by John Butler...

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Anyone know why the MG is on the trailer?


Whoops... wrong picture...

Right circuit, right date, right photographer... I'll leave the other one there as a tribute to a quiet country doctor who built his own racing cars in the thirties and forties... here's the pic I meant to post:

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So now... why is the MG on the trailer? And what other detail of this pic do you think is worth mentioning? Lots of good period stuff in there...

#18 Ray Bell

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 12:10

Originally posted by David McKinney
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I think the idea of this thread is for people to post photos they've taken themselves :D


I'd agree with that, David...

But poor old John, he's nearly 90, who's to speak for him?

#19 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:16

Originally posted by Racer.Demon
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Couldn't wait till you fixed it yourself...

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#20 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 21:43

Thanks for the blue 49, Barry...

That was an altogether too infrequently photographed car. Nearly as badly underphotographed as its successor... anyone?

#21 Ray Bell

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 22:33

You're right, of course...

But I'm sure someone would have come up with an answer before too much time elapsed... just roll out your 72 pics, okay?

#22 Ray Bell

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 07:12

Chris, it's really easy now... just go to the sticky thread at the top of the page and follow the instructions...

#23 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 00:37

That would be a BRM wheel in the transporter there, wouldn't it Pedro?

#24 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 12:06

Originally posted by Udo K.

Originally posted by Pedro 917
[B]Here are two pictures from Walt Monaco's collection. Although I didn't take them, I thought they could be of some interest. They were taken at the Nürburgring (most probably a 1000 km event) in the mid-fifties I guess. Is there anybody who can tell me what year? Walt told my brother that in the second picture, Moss is trying to repair a small transistor radio. [/b

If the shots are taken at a 1000K race, then it was either in 1958 or 1959. In both years, Moss drove for Aston Martin. Only thing that makes me uncertain, is that its obviously quite cold.. In both years the weather at the 1000K was fine, in 1959 even hot.
Another possibility:1960 (cold weather), and Moss visited the British camp, although he was driving for Maserati (Camoradi).

So you don't think it's a BRM wheel?

#25 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 00:14

A shame you didn't get him in the frame in the Amon shot!

#26 Ray Bell

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 22:24

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 03:41

You've made no progress on the 'BRM wheel' photos, I guess, Pedro 917?

Just reposting a couple of mine from the first page... because they don't have captions and also to see if anyone knows who the characters are in the second one...

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Glynn Scott at Lakeside... five years before the circuit claimed his life

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Frank Matich talks to Jim Clark etc at Sandown 1965... who are the others?


#28 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 21:23

And, of course, Peter Brock ran most of his racing career with 05...

He was promoting the low alcohol limit on Thicktorian roads.

#29 Ray Bell

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 01:35

Originally posted by Keir
I think I'll become a Neil Hodgson fan!!!!!!!!!


Oh no!

Next thing there'll be a 'Famous Neil Hodgson stories' thread...

#30 Ray Bell

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 12:48

Perhaps it was a demonstration of how easily they change engines?

#31 Ray Bell

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 15:40

Not mine, but Robert isn't on the net yet, so it's only fair that I post this for him...

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Photo by Robert Britton, hosting by Image Shack

Make of that what you will!

#32 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 01:36

Thank you David... she deserves a little touchup, I'm sure...

#33 Ray Bell

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Posted 04 February 2005 - 05:28

Strange... that site claims it's a 411, but the car is clearly a Type 3 fastback...

#34 Ray Bell

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 14:45

Originally posted by Andrew Kitson
Your 'quarter' decent (or less) F5000 pics will be OK too Twinny! Anything to remember those V8 rumbling days and the field squeezing around the hairpin at Mallory on lap one. Pure magic.


You would have loved the Wednesday night edition of the ABC2 broadcasts here last week...

The best F5000 race I saw (AIR International race, 1978) was on, followed by Alfie monstering the field in the T430 at Oran Park in 1979. Noise, movement, thunder, balls, it was all there.

Not that you can consider watching Bartlett and Walker side by side through the sweeper entering the straight at Phillip Island dull or uninteresting. As they fought to put the power down for a good run down the straight, each of them struggling for traction as the roostertails spun upward from their slicks.

Mallory be damned! Phillip Island was the place for F5000s...

#35 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 02:33

Originally posted by Twin Window
We're risking folk suffering from an F5000 overdose here, Alan! Mind you, what a way to go...

...Gethin leading the 1973 Oulton Park Gold Cup off the line...

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Non-toxic... absolutely non-toxic...

Addictive, however!

#36 Keir

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 22:22

Hey!! Great pics!! Keep 'em coming!!

#37 Keir

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 15:32

Ray,

Good shots!! Time hasn't done them much harm!!

#38 Keir

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 16:35

Rob,

Great pics!! You simply can't get that close any more!!

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 14:15

Barry and Co.,

Nice rare Amon pics!!

JB Miltonian,

BTW, that Lola of Donohue was one good looking car, it has very clean lines!!

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 15:03

I just looked at the shot of Chapman's shirt and was blinded!! :smoking:

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 20:25

That is one strange hat for Peter Revson to wear!! :down:

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 20:39

I knew Peter fairly well from our numerous conversations and as he came from a rather uppercrusty upbringing, he really wouldn't wear something that didn't match the rest of the costume!!

His book, "Speed with Style" was exactly the man himself, at least the guy I knew!!

.....but then again, maybe he wore it as a gag?? :cool:

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 14:49

David,

What year was the pic?

From what I can tell it might be 74, when Chris had a brief spell with BRM, hence the Motul badge!

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 14:28

Great shots, as usual!!

A shame that Goral Tecno never paned out!!

I forgot how great those late 70's cars looked, each one different from the other!!

Go figure!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 00:14

Pedro and Twinny,

Why have you two been hiding these beauties?? :confused:

All I need now is a great shot of Amon in "THE" thread!! :eek:

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 23:13

Nice ones,

Those MARCH's were very purpose built cars!!

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 23:25

Right! :lol: Very bad for straightline speed!! :down:

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 16:30

Nice shot of Hunt!!

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 16:54

BTW, MWphoto,

The track shots of the #15 BRM are of Chris Amon, not Beltoise.

Great pics all the same!!

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 14:15

Barry,

Chris does not look happy in that last shot!!