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#4551 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:49

Better versions of racing transporters pics - the Beatrice and Benetton units taken during private testing at Donington, 1985.

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#4552 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:59

Now I have the scanner working, here's a few more of the private Donington tests from 1985. I remember just walking into the pits and having free rein to wander, other than being warned gruffly by Alan Jones "Don't take any photos of the back of the car..."
Different times.........

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#4553 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:04

And a few of Benetton, also private testing at Donington in 1985. Teo Fabi in pensive mood..........

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#4554 andrea

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:04

Excellent picture, Jon! Thanks. Hope you'll send more from other GPs or testing sessions.

#4555 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 17:51

As soon as I can retrieve them from the loft, Andrea!

And apologies - it was of course still Toleman at this point in time, rather than Benetton...........

#4556 Alan Cox

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:55

19th August 1979 - The Donington Park round of the European F2 Championship
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A pensive Eddie Cheever, who would finish 7th with the Osella, and Teo Fabi who crashed out on lap 5 in the works March
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The ever-cheerful Patrick Gaillard, who retired his Chevron on the second lap with accident damage, and Alain Couderc, who retired his AGS with clutch problems
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Winner Derek Daly, and runner-up Marc Surer
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Derek Daly takes the spoils, having commandeered Joan Collins to carry his peerless collection of baseball caps

#4557 Mallory Dan

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 14:17

Couderc is rather Prost-ish Alan, don't you think?

#4558 Phil Rainford

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 15:07

Couderc is rather Prost-ish Alan, don't you think?



It's the nose that does it :)

By the way is this the meeting that Tiff Needell also drove an AGS?


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#4559 Alan Cox

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 17:16

By the way is this the meeting that Tiff Needell also drove an AGS?

No, that was in 1981 when Richard Dallest didn't turn up.

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#4560 MCS

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 17:48

Couderc is rather Prost-ish Alan, don't you think?


Really? Looks more like a Michele Leclere / Alain Serpaggi cross to me - but these things hold a different view for all of us. :)

Edit, to say, pity we don't have a Pseud's Corner thread - my last comment could just have qualified... :rolleyes: Sorry, it's been a long day.

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#4561 Alan Cox

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 18:59

Really?

As far as I know - Neither Leclere nor Serpaggi were entered as far as I can recall and I think Leclere retired from F2 after Pau that year but I'm certainly open to correction by someone more familiar with French F2 drivers of the period. Can anyone confirm?

#4562 MCS

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:56

As far as I know - Neither Leclere nor Serpaggi were entered as far as I can recall and I think Leclere retired from F2 after Pau that year but I'm certainly open to correction by someone more familiar with French F2 drivers of the period. Can anyone confirm?


:lol:

Alan, I meant the chap in the picture looked like a cross between Leclere and Serpaggi - that was all.

See you in a few days and enjoy the rain this afternoon at Silverstone!!


#4563 TooTall

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 20:12

Long Beach 1981.

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Cheers,
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#4564 alansart

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:40

I've posted this photo of Brian Classic's Iso Bizzarrini at Silverstone in 1975 on here before but I had a phone call from Brian this morning requesting a copy as doesn't have many of the car. His son had seen it either here or on Flickr.

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We had a discussion about the pipes at the back of the car which I thought were for brake cooling. Apparently Brian was having problems with the handling of the car. Derek Bennett had a look at and reckoned it was too slippery and needed a bit of downforce at the back end. The answer was to raise the boot so it acted as a rear spoiler. This immediately cut a couple of seconds off the lap time around Oulton Park and Clay Hill could be taken flat for the first time, even if the car was still a bit squirmy. Apparently the pipes were added to look as though the raised boot was to allow brake cooling and not done on purpose to gain an aerodynamic advantage. There's a well known modern day F1 designer currently racing an E Type which has exactly the same set up :)

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#4565 Barry Boor

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:48

And now you've spilled the beans, Alan. Well done. :lol:

#4566 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 21:05

Yes, but it was pretty obvious what Mr. Newey was up to.



As far as I know, this site hasn't been mentioned.

http://mydadsphotos.....uk/motorsport/

Some great late 50's / early 60's pictures from Silverstone and on the continent.

#4567 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:37

As far as I know, this site hasn't been mentioned.

It has been mentioned on a number of other threads at some time in the recent past, Nigel, but I agree, well worth publicising again as its content is superb.

#4568 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:48

Thanks Alan.

Edited by Nigel Beresford, 12 July 2012 - 12:07.


#4569 jj2728

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 20:34

It has been mentioned on a number of other threads at some time in the recent past, Nigel, but I agree, well worth publicising again as its content is superb.


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#4570 Andrew Fellowes

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 22:19

:up: me too, just spotted my brother in the Silverstone crowd in one of the photos!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 22:28

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#4572 Giraffe

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:56

This is not quite the paddock but North-Western TNFers will appreciate this amazing photo a friend has just shown me of the Thompson-Doxey garage on Eastbank Street, Southport where the Mercedes Benz Team for the 1955 British GP at Aintree were stationed. I was astonished as I once lived on East Bank Street!

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#4573 jj2728

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:18

This is not quite the paddock but North-Western TNFers will appreciate this amazing photo a friend has just shown me of the Thompson-Doxey garage on Eastbank Street, Southport where the Mercedes Benz Team for the 1955 British GP at Aintree were stationed. I was astonished as I once lived on East Bank Street!

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Best photo on this thread yet!

#4574 Stephen W

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:58

This is not quite the paddock but North-Western TNFers will appreciate this amazing photo a friend has just shown me of the Thompson-Doxey garage on Eastbank Street, Southport where the Mercedes Benz Team for the 1955 British GP at Aintree were stationed.

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Thompson & Doxey were the Mercedes-Benz agents in Southport hence the link-up. The cars were driven on the road to Aintree by the mechanics rather than use a transporter. Similar arrangements were in place for Ferrari and Maserati and again the cars were driven to the circuit.

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#4575 Tim Murray

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:59

What a fascinating photo.

#4576 kayemod

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:33

What a fascinating photo.


Yes, and just look at those crates of beer, similar piles are in evidence on many German building sites today, and no doubt in factories as well, it seems to be a part of their tradition. The MB reliability record in that period speaks for itself, but I don't think I'd be doing my best work after a beer or two, I never feel I achieve a great deal in the afternoons after a semi-liquid lunch. If I'd been Stirling or Juan Manuel, I'd have preferred that the mechanics hadn't had any strong drink before preparing my car for a race.


#4577 Barry Boor

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:50

Didn't seem to affect the cars' performance much.

#4578 Simon Hadfield

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 13:26

Are those the crates of beer that say Coca Cola on them......?

#4579 arttidesco

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 21:46

I don't recall seeing this photo of Mr Ecclestone in the paddock at Anderstorp before nor one of a Brabham BT45 with a front wing mounted ahead of a BT42 like nose.

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#4580 D-Type

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 22:29

Are those the crates of beer that say Coca Cola on them......?

Ner - wrong shaped bottles. But they could be lemonade or Tizer

#4581 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 20:56

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Wow! :up: :up:


#4582 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 22:43

I don't recall seeing this photo of Mr Ecclestone in the paddock at Anderstorp before nor one of a Brabham BT45 with a front wing mounted ahead of a BT42 like nose.

Someone could extort money from Bernie with that pic, pay us or we will sell it to the newspapers!!

#4583 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 19:11

Recently uncovered by my father-in-law - paddock shots from the 1952 British Grand Prix meeting..........enjoy!

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According to the caption, if anyone is wondering, the last one is Jack Moor's Wasp 500.




#4584 arttidesco

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 20:28

Love the ones of Moss in the G-Type and Hawthorn in the Cooper Bristol, I wonder what that puddle under Hawthorns car was about ?

Thanks for sharing :up:

#4585 HiRich

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 13:34

According to the caption, if anyone is wondering, the last one is Jack Moor's Wasp 500.

I believe this is actually from 23rd August (still Silverstone), where the race number matches. Moss in the Kieft is from the Grand Prix meeting, taken in practice.

#4586 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 18:46

I particularly enjoyed the "Growing Crops, Please Keep Off" notice in the background of the 3rd Hawthorn picture. Different times........

#4587 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 18:48

I believe this is actually from 23rd August (still Silverstone), where the race number matches. Moss in the Kieft is from the Grand Prix meeting, taken in practice.

Spot on - that explains why it's on a different roll of film, then!

#4588 Jon Saltinstall

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 18:51

Love the ones of Moss in the G-Type and Hawthorn in the Cooper Bristol, I wonder what that puddle under Hawthorns car was about ?

Thanks for sharing :up:

It definitely is a puddle too - at first I thought it was damage to the photo, but that's not the case!

#4589 D-Type

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 20:56

I hadn't realised just how B*I*G the G-Type ERA was.

#4590 David McKinney

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 22:13

its size is exaggerated by the camera angle

#4591 Giraffe

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 17:01

These are just a few photos from the amazing collection of Police photographer and motor sport fan Maurice Bruton that I have recently been allowed access to. The pics here were taken at the International Trophy meeting at Silverstone in 1969, and like almost all of Maurice's pics, have never seen the light of day until now...

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#4592 MartLgn

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 17:53

Wonderful evocative shots, made somehow that bit more atmospheric by being in b&w! Is Bruce McLaren offering up a prayer?

#4593 bradbury west

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 20:41

What a nice shot of Pete Lovely signing an autograph. Note the Lola GT script on Hawkeye's transporter. What was that about?
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#4594 David McKinney

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 20:44

Thanks Roger - I knew I should have recognised him :smoking:

#4595 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 21:18

Is that Max Mosley talking with a youthful Derek Bell?

#4596 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 21:50

Paul Hawkins raced Lola T70 's after Ford GT 40.

#4597 JacnGille

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:05

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#4598 bradbury west

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:09

Paul Hawkins raced Lola T70 's after Ford GT 40.

Thanks, Bjorn. How dim can I get? (Not an invitation to replies.....)
I thought of the T70 but just think of it as the sports car. The Lola GT to me always means the earlier mk6. It is even more damning as in '67 and '68 I used to hang around Paul's workshops in Fortis Green when I was at Uni. Old age, I suppose, and another c r a f t moment.
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#4599 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:21

Roger , I would think so too between the Mk6 and a T70GT , but I neither think we are dim or old ( perhaps a bit?) , but we may have too much stuff in our heads , combined with too much on our plates = Senior moments .
Thats me at least !. Happy to help out now and then.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:53

Love the Ickx portrait.