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#4501 gablet

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 17:50

Denny Hulme's McLaren M23 arrives at Silverstone for the 1974 International Trophy.



It was a bit more laid back in those days :cool:



Great pictures Alan, thanks for posting!
Do you have some more?
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#4502 alansart

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 18:05

Great pictures Alan, thanks for posting!
Do you have some more?
Gab


A few, but the quality isn't good as I'm scanning from 6x4in prints in an old photo album of mine.

Chris Amon's own F1 effort. I think this may have been it's first race.

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#4503 gablet

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 18:11

A few, but the quality isn't good as I'm scanning from 6x4in prints in an old photo album of mine.

Chris Amon's own F1 effort. I think this may have been it's first race.


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#4504 MCS

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 21:30

Chris Amon's own F1 effort. I think this may have been it's first race.

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Could that be the somewhat mysterious Gordon Fowell at the back, wearing spectacles?


#4505 alansart

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 16:25

A somewhat cramped Team Ensign - International Trophy 1974.

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#4506 E1pix

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 20:51

Cool shot... and if I didn't think I knew better, I'd swear that was Gilles Villeneuve in that image...

#4507 elansprint72

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 21:09

Can you imagine how today's "mechanics" would cope in such a cramped situation? I recall a Ferrari-team fiasco at Oulton where some vital components had gone missing and the mechanics asked all passers-by to get on their hands and knees to find three tiny items in the long grass, gravel and cigarette butts. We found them.

#4508 E1pix

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:32

No kidding! And what a great memory for you, love it. :up:

#4509 Emery0323

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:43

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Great pictures!

It's interesting seeing that early '70s Ford Econoline Van in the background. Does anybody know if those sold through regular sales channels in the UK in the 1970's, or would the team have had to import that privately? Nowadays, if a model isn't type-approved, it would be a bureaucratic nightmare! I wonder how readily parts would have been available in the UK.


#4510 alansart

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:54

Great pictures!

It's interesting seeing that early '70s Ford Econoline Van in the background. Does anybody know if those sold through regular sales channels in the UK in the 1970's, or would the team have had to import that privately? Nowadays, if a model isn't type-approved, it would be a bureaucratic nightmare! I wonder how readily parts would have been available in the UK.


There were a few dealers who imported US vehicles at the time. Bauer & Millett in Manchester certainly did and I guess they arranged for spares. Quite a few were sold in Europe where left hand drive was less of a problem. When I worked in Germany in the early 80's the boss of the company tralled between his various offices in similar sort of vehicle which was beautifully fitted out in side. We nicknamed it the "Pimp Mobile" :)

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#4511 eurocardoc

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 13:53

I used an Econoline to pull a double stack trailer with Buzz and Grob's Eldens back in the day. Purchased off a US airbase. A lot of cars were imported by the servicemen but not taken back Stateside. That 6 or V8 was a little more power than the trusty Transit back then!!

#4512 ericok

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 15:47

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Eddie in the paddock after finishing third.

#4513 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 19:09

There were a few dealers who imported US vehicles at the time. Bauer & Millett in Manchester certainly did and I guess they arranged for spares. Quite a few were sold in Europe where left hand drive was less of a problem. When I worked in Germany in the early 80's the boss of the company tralled between his various offices in similar sort of vehicle which was beautifully fitted out in side. We nicknamed it the "Pimp Mobile" :)


McLaren had a couple of them that they imported themselves and re-registered. One was used as a van (Yardley colours), the other was used for the mechanics transportation (as seen in the pic) to drive to the races. I still have the original California license plate from one of them.


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#4514 alansart

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 19:28

McLaren had a couple of them that they imported themselves and re-registered. One was used as a van (Yardley colours), the other was used for the mechanics transportation (as seen in the pic) to drive to the races. I still have the original California license plate from one of them.


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That was the year that one car had Marlboro sponsorship and the other Yardley. Two vans, two colour schemes. Like the cars.



#4515 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 21:07

I wonder how readily parts would have been available in the UK.


Not a problem with regular shipments to and from McLaren Engines in Livonia, Michigan...

#4516 TooTall

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:37

A few from Long Beach, 1977.

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A helpful message to Hunt from the McLaren boys.

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Gunnar Nilsson

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Clay Reggazoni

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Watson's Brabham Alfa

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John Watson with (I believe) Carlo Chiti in the lower right.

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And lastly, yours truly, showing a bit of TNF spirit even back then.

Cheers,
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#4517 E1pix

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:49

Fantastic images Kurt! :up: :up: :up:

And damn, I swear I recognize you from one race or 'nother... despite your shroud of ladies.  ;)

#4518 Simon Arron

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:13

Can you imagine how today's mechanics would cope in such a cramped situation?

Things still look a bit like that at Interlagos, happily.

#4519 Barry Boor

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:40

Signor Chiti appears to have shrunk!

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#4520 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:06

That's just the sort of question I thought someone would ask! :smoking:

Unfortunately not; my Pict-Ed in those days was only prepared to pay for two rolls per meeting and I was too poor to go much further, unfortunately.

Here is something else, from the happy-snappy digital world. Le Mans Classic 2008.

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As it turns out these two are "old friends".

What on earth is the front vehicle? A Ferrari Panel Van?

#4521 dbltop

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:11

Bread van I believe they called it.


#4522 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:11

A few, but the quality isn't good as I'm scanning from 6x4in prints in an old photo album of mine.

Chris Amon's own F1 effort. I think this may have been it's first race.

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Back in the day when you went to your local auto parts store for brake and clutch master cylinders.

#4523 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:24

What on earth is the front vehicle? A Ferrari Panel Van?

As dbltop said, it's the unique Ferrari 'breadvan'. It has its own thread, and although sadly a few of the photos are no longer available, there are still enough there to show what it looks like:

Ferrari Bizzarini Breadvan

#4524 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:20

As dbltop said, it's the unique Ferrari 'breadvan'. It has its own thread, and although sadly a few of the photos are no longer available, there are still enough there to show what it looks like:

TNFer Marc Sonnery has written the definitive biography of the car, with Keith Bluemel, called "Rebel. Rebel". All of those survivors connected with the car who he could trace provided Marc with his source material, including an interview with Count Volpi, whose idea it was when he couldn't get hold of a GTO. http://www.amazon.co...d/dp/0981727077

#4525 ericok

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 13:32

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1972 Monaco garage was actually in a car park. F1 cars made a left turn out of the garage onto a public road and a short distance to the track.

#4526 Barry Boor

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 15:35

Is that the same garage that the F.3 boys were in in 2010?

#4527 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 15:40

Is that the same garage that the F.3 boys were in in 2010?

It doesn't look quite the same to me, Barry. I don't recall that dividing wall.

#4528 Barry Boor

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 15:46

I was trying to think of another garage where you would need to turn left to get to the track.

#4529 petestenning

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:48

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#4530 E1pix

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:17

:up: Lovely images, Pete. I'm a particular sucker for anything Chevron.

Is that a Lola T292-T296 era car in the background of the top shot? One of Lola's most beautiful cars ever, IMHO. :love:

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#4531 Allen Brown

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:41

Is that a Lola T292-T296 era car in the background of the top shot? One of Lola's most beautiful cars ever, IMHO. :love:


Yes, the ex-Chris Craft T292.

#4532 Frank S

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:08

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#4533 E1pix

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:21

Yes, the ex-Chris Craft T292.

Thanks, Allen. :up:

#4534 Giraffe

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:02

Some 8mm movie 'snips' from the TT at Oulton Park, May 1969.....

A Chevron B8 awaits scrutineering....

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The B8 that was shared by Aintree favourites Phil Silverston & Nigel Moores....

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The result of Guy Edwards' brakes failing at Lodge...

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#4535 alansart

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:17

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Complete with primitive Krooklok :)


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 17:01

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#4537 elansprint72

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 21:02

Assembly area, Le Mans Classic 08

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#4538 E1pix

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 21:10

Very cool, Pete! :up:

#4539 elansprint72

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 21:12

Complete with primitive Krooklok :)


Should have removed it before he drove off.

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#4540 Markopolo

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 19:32

Hello,

Send by a member from another forum i'am totally new here and directly with a good question. (i hope i'm here also at the right place here?)

I'm searching for photo's from the Le Mans 1971 and then specific from the three Martini International Racing Team Porsche's (Numbers #21, #22 and #23) in the paddock, so with the truck(s), car(s), people, ect. arround it, i hope that somebody has some old picture from it.
I already did a search on the net, but not all pictures wil pop-up because sometimes men will name there pictures very different then "Le Mans 1971" or "Martini 1971" or something like that, so thats why i put down this question.
I want to make a diorama from the cars and with the few picture's i have i already noticed that the Mercedes transporter i have isn't the good one (or maybe it is, but is't standing beside the other one??), so that's why i'm hoping somebody can profide me more or better pictures.

Kind regards.

#4541 E1pix

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 20:58

I do have nice shots of one of those... but not in Langheck configuration (assuming you want that and all three ran that way?)...

But, they were taken in vintage trim in 2002.


Never mind...  ;) But Welcome to TNF!

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#4542 Marc Sproule

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:47

Since most of the pics in my people set were taken in the pits or paddock I reckon that set will fit here.....

http://www.flickr.co...57623311357576/

#4543 Giraffe

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:48

Brian Robinson and his Chevron B21 at the Welcom 3 hrs (Springbok Series) 1972.



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Photo courtesy of Phil Bradford.

#4544 Belmondo

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:19

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#4545 alansart

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:22

Ouch! Was the driver OK?

Looks like Silverstone

#4546 Belmondo

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:31

Ouch! Was the driver OK?

Looks like Silverstone


It was a few years ago now and I'm not actually sure. Think so – didn't hear of any injuries. Yes, it's Silverstone, over by the scrutineering bay.


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#4547 David McKinney

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:14

I don't remember a heavy accident to that model Cooper at Silverstone (but then I can't remember what I had for breakfast this morning, either)

#4548 Alan Cox

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 18:46

Didn't Peter Hannen have an accident with his Cooper at Silverstone on the last lap of a VSCC race some years ago? However, I didn't recall it being quite as badly damaged as these photos suggest.
(Apologies to Peter if I malign him)

#4549 David McKinney

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 18:58

It does ring a faint bell - either PH or Alain de Cad

#4550 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:35

One for admirers of racing transporters - the Beatrice and Benetton units taken during private testing at Donington, 1985.

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