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#4701 kayemod

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 22:57

I have seen other pics of cars with two rear wings. I reckon some 5000s used that set up too in period.


McLaren tried the same thing, I saw something similar on an M23.


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#4702 Slurp1955

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:25

I know they were experimenting with aerodynamics back in the day. This is still the weirdest rear end setup I've ever seen from that time.
Did it not work or why was it never copied in period?


This certainly never worked, and it had a hard act to follow, the Lotus 72. The 76 had other gizmos too, such an an electric clutch and not even Ronnie
could drag a result out of it.


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Here it's being pushed to the grid (again), at Snetterton in 2010.

#4703 B Squared

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 13:12

The 1983 Indy Car version. Peter Halsmer in the Arciero Penske PC-10

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#4704 arttidesco

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 16:10

The 1983 Indy Car version. Peter Halsmer in the Arciero Penske PC-10


I had completely forgotten the Hesketh team tried something similar on their 308Ds in 1976 :up:

#4705 Wirra

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 22:41

Frank Matich ran them in the early 1970s. My thought at the time was that exhaust gas flow/pressure would be directed onto the lower wing but I don't know if that was the idea.

http://www.autopics....ibiznez?id=4036

#4706 Alfie

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:42

Being a "local" lad at the time, I tend to look at the crowd.

I've spotted Robin Rew - discussed - and now spot Jim Filmer, ex-Arrows machinist/inspector who plies his trade today with Mick Franklin ex-Williams/Spice. (Post 4692 third left).

And yes - I think that is François Migault.

Plus ça change!

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#4707 Giraffe

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:08

British GP 1975, and Maurice Bruton is snooping in the paddock with his camera.....

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#4708 Giraffe

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:13

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#4709 john winfield

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:43

Tony / Maurice, fascinating photos once again - thanks for uploading them.

Good to see Tom Pryce and Carlos Pace; they were both in top form that weekend, fastest in practice ahead of the Ferraris. Upsetting to think that would both be gone within a fortnight of each other, early in 1977.
The Brabham and Shadow both look terrific, to my eyes anyway.

Jacky Ickx's name is still on the Lotus transporter, despite having left the team. And who is the fair-haired interviewer with the clipboard? I certainly recognise the face.

And 1975 flared trousers. Ideal for soaking up the rain that came on raceday.

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#4710 kayemod

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:46

Who is that guy several inches shorter than Bernie?

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#4711 JMH

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:07

It's hard to believe it, but that "Pit Complex" was only a year or so old when those photos were taken! State of the art or what? :eek:

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#4712 Mallory Dan

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:49

Robin Askwith leaning on the Hesketh motorhome?? Confessions of a British F1 star....

#4713 Tim Murray

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:15

Jacky Ickx's name is still on the Lotus transporter, despite having left the team.

To be fair, the announcement from Lotus that Ickx had left the team was made on the Tuesday before the race. At the time Ickx himself maintained that he was only 'on holiday' until the new Lotus 77 arrived. Ickx was still listed in the programme.

Fascinating, atmospheric photos - many thanks Maurice and Tony.

#4714 john winfield

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:02

To be fair, the announcement from Lotus that Ickx had left the team was made on the Tuesday before the race. At the time Ickx himself maintained that he was only 'on holiday' until the new Lotus 77 arrived. Ickx was still listed in the programme.

Fascinating, atmospheric photos - many thanks Maurice and Tony.


Good point Tim, I should have remembered, being a bit of an Ickx fan, quite how close to the GP Jacky withdrew. Perhaps Brian Henton's name appears in Dymo Tape elsewhere on the transporter......

In the Hesketh shots, is that Suzy Hunt/Burton? And who is the man walking next to Harvey Postlethwaite? Not Bubbles surely? And who is that interviewing James? And why aren't I getting on with my work?

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#4715 Tim Murray

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:28

In the Hesketh shots, is that Suzy Hunt/Burton?

I'd say so - she's obviously a tall woman, about as tall as James (in her heels):

http://www.google.co...,r:14,s:0,i:111

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 18:33

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Not something you see very often, a Ferrari 312T and a couple of Sprite Muskateer Caravans. How the times have changed :)

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 18:44

Not the type of curtains you'd normally associate with F1 either

#4718 john winfield

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 19:02

Not something you see very often, a Ferrari 312T and a couple of Sprite Muskateer Caravans. How the times have changed :)


I think the two officials are deciding whether the split tennis-ball on Regazzoni's 312T tow bar (Tow-car?) complies with regs for the Silverstone round featured in Roy's video clip. Roy says 1974 but I'm sure this was July 1975, put on to entertain the crowd at Woodcote after all the GP cars had sunk out at Stowe and Club.....



Imagine Clay with a Sprite Muskateer and a Granada. Or a 312T.

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#4719 alansart

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 19:22

I think the two officials are deciding whether the split tennis-ball on Regazzoni's 312T tow bar (Tow-car?) complies with regs for the Silverstone round featured in Roy's video clip. Roy says 1974 but I'm sure this was July 1975, put on to entertain the crowd at Woodcote after all the GP cars had sunk out at Stowe and Club.....



Imagine Clay with a Sprite Muskateer and a Granada. Or a 312T.


I was one of the Woodcote Marshal's in that film.

I think Giraffe may have a photo somewhere of a Caravan being towed by a McLaren M19!


Edit: Found it!


The concept made it right up to F5000........

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Phil Bradford (Jagracer on TNF) testing Brian Robinson's McLaren M19. It didn't topple over but all it's windows blew out, somewhat unsurprisingly........ :)


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#4720 petestenning

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 21:26

The short chap in the picture with Bernie i seem to recognise as being with Emerson Fittipaldi when he first came to the UK, I remember him at Snetterton for Emmo's first Formula Ford race.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:16

Silverstone 1968, and Maurice Bruton is in the paddock with his camera for another fascinating peep behind the scenes.....

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#4722 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:21

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#4723 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:26

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#4724 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:32

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#4725 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:37

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#4726 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:42

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#4727 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:47

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#4728 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:53

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#4729 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:56

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#4730 SEdward

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 19:42

Simply remarkable! Thanks a million Giraffe.
Wasn't that the first post-Clark F1 race?

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#4731 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:06

Fantastic. As you scroll down through the pictures you want it to never end.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:25

Fantastic. As you scroll down through the pictures you want it to never end.


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Stunning view into an era that regrettably is long gone I was still a couple of months away from watching for the first time the British GP live on the BBC when these were taken, thanks Tony and please pass on thanks to Mr Bruton :up:

#4733 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:31

Yabadadoo ! Great many pictures , many many thanks !

#4734 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:32

Yabadadoo ! Great many pictures , many many thanks !

#4735 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:32

Yabadadoo ! Great many pictures , many many thanks !

#4736 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:32

Yabadadoo ! Great many pictures , many many thanks !

#4737 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:33

Yabadadoo ! Great many pictures , many many thanks !

#4738 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:34

Yabadadoo ! Great many pictures , many many thanks !

#4739 john winfield

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:04

Wonderful Tony. Thanks again. So much to look at! I see Bjorn can hardly contain himself.... :wave:

I love the shots of Bruce and Denny. The post race shots of Bruce remind me of those in his Cooper days, face oily, peppered by stones. I realise why Innes Ireland was there but did Tony Brooks have a specific role that year, or at least at the International Trophy?

I wonder what Shell thought of Jacky Ickx driving in his Gulf overalls. Perhaps they weren't too bothered...every one seems pretty relaxed....except perhaps Frank Gardner, who looks a little apprehensive.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:19

What a great way to start Monday morning in the Antipodes, just fantastic, thank you so much!

#4741 john winfield

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:28

What a great way to start Monday morning in the Antipodes, just fantastic, thank you so much!


Monday morning Andrew, shouldn't you be working? At least we have an excuse here, on this cold, dark, misty Sunday night! Didn't Maurice take some terrific portraits? I like the shots of Tony Brooks chatting with the Ferrari mechanics, and the shot of John Bolster on the pit wall. You can sense his interest and enthusiasm.


#4742 Andrew Fellowes

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 23:30

Past your bedtime John,

Not a cloud in the sky, 28C and they tell me the sea is flat as a tack this morning.



#4743 JacnGille

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 23:38

Fantastic. As you scroll down through the pictures you want it to never end.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:57

Thank you Giraffe for posting Maurice's amazing photos. It is an early Christmas present for TNF'ers. Please post more if you can.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:31

Thanks Giraffe for posting these fantastic pictures. Really takes me back to when I first got hooked on racing back in the late 60's. I read somewhere that you intend heading down under for the Denny Hulme meeting at Hampton Downs in January. I would love to catch up with you and buy you a drink (or two).

#4746 Giraffe

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:14

Thanks Giraffe for posting these fantastic pictures. Really takes me back to when I first got hooked on racing back in the late 60's. I read somewhere that you intend heading down under for the Denny Hulme meeting at Hampton Downs in January. I would love to catch up with you and buy you a drink (or two).


Yes, I shall be heading down to the Denny meetings in January, and to visit the McLaren Trust & other points of motor sport interest & hopefully to some decent weather too. Afterwards, will be staying with an old friend who is a cousin of JYS at the Bay of Islands. I will post more of Maurice's photos as & when I can sort through them. He has a massive colour collection in addition to the B&W which he is currently scanning.

#4747 Barry Boor

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:32

There is something wrong with some of these photos. Denny Hulme did NOT smile that much, surely.

#4748 Giraffe

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:09

He has a massive colour collection in addition to the B&W which he is currently scanning.



Silverstone 1992, & access to the stars was not quite the same as yesteryear for Maurice......

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Senna receiving his Gold Star from the BRDC, pictured by Maurice...

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:04

Yes, I shall be heading down to the Denny meetings in January, and to visit the McLaren Trust & other points of motor sport interest & hopefully to some decent weather too. Afterwards, will be staying with an old friend who is a cousin of JYS at the Bay of Islands. I will post more of Maurice's photos as & when I can sort through them. He has a massive colour collection in addition to the B&W which he is currently scanning.


Thank you Giraffe...fabulous, fabulous photos....

PS don't forget to take the trip through the "hole in the rock" if you are at Russell ;-)

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 16:33

Thanks so much Giraffe.....I was transported back to what was a magical era for me :up:

I hope there are more to come?