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#251 Phil Rainford

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 18:31

It was a sunny Monday morning at the venue for the 2010 British Grand Prix......


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#252 Stephen W

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 19:37

Originally posted by Phil Rainford
It was a sunny Monday morning at the venue for the 2010 British Grand Prix......


Do they still have the March on the wall?

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#253 kayemod

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 19:52

Originally posted by Stephen W


Do they still have the March on the wall?


Best place for it in many peoples' opinion.

#254 Phil Rainford

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 19:55

Originally posted by Stephen W


Do they still have the March on the wall?

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It sure is,you can see it here behind the LEC



An example of design perfection..... :love:

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#255 alansart

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 20:51

I did the Donington Museum about 14 months ago.

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Just loved the Matra V12 layout.

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The trouble is with Donington is that there is so much there that it's all packed together - like an old fashioned British museum, which makes it hard sometimes to get a real close look, unless you skip over the ropes :)

Being a late 60's early 70's teenager my favourites have to be between this:

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this:

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and even though I never saw it race this:

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At least Phil Rainford missed photographing the post :)

#256 Phil Rainford

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 21:09

I think one of these may be a recent acquisition or returned from a loan spell.....


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....will always be a hero of mine.

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#257 Duc-Man

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:06

Question: I saw somewhere a picture of the Shadow DN7 in Donnington. Is that still there?

#258 Barry Boor

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:24

Would that be this one?

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#259 Allen Brown

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:22

When was that taken Barry - I'd heard it had left.

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#260 alansart

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:37

Originally posted by Allen Brown
When was that taken Barry - I'd heard it had left.


It wasn't there when I went (Oct 07) :(

#261 Barry Boor

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 15:53

Now you are asking!

At a guess I would say maybe 15 years ago.....

#262 Phil Rainford

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 16:02

The Shadow was not on show within the Museum on Monday.....

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#263 Duc-Man

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:17

Yes that's the one but: 15 years?? Looks like my usual problem got me once again: being too late when it counts...

Maybe somebody here can help me out. My brother is bigtime into modelkits and he wants to convert a DN5 into a DN7. And he needs some detail photos basicly from the frontwheels backward...like the sidepods, rear suspention, airscoop, wing mounting, etc.

Who ever got something: please post them. I would be very thankful about everything

Frank

#264 Macca

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 13:09

Macau GP museum:

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#265 David Beard

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 17:07

A snap from the Coulthard museum. Sad it closed early this year.

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#266 David Beard

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 17:23

Originally posted by David Beard
A snap from the Coulthard museum. Sad it closed early this year.


But now it seems to be open again!

http://www.dcmuseum.co.uk/

#267 Duc-Man

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 14:04

On thursday I went of to visit the new Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. It is absolutely awesome. But I'm not really sure what they want to put into the focus of the people. The cars or the building itself...

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#268 Stephen W

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:00

Originally posted by Duc-Man
On thursday I went of to visit the new Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. It is absolutely awesome.
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Can't really see the point in mounting the car on the roof! :confused:

#269 frogeye59

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:11

Must have been an interesting exercise getting it up there :confused:

#270 Pullman99

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:24

Great pic Duc-Man! :clap:

High on my list of museums to visit. But, they've almost "done a Beaulieu" with the roof-mounted 956/962. I see Stephen W has commented similarly. See my posts to the following:

http://forums.autosp...threadid=107028

Still great though!

#271 Stephen W

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:26

Originally posted by frogeye59
Must have been an interesting exercise getting it up there :confused:


I suspect that would be the attraction to those involed ......

Technician A: Where is the most unlikely place to display a car?

Technician B: On the ceiling!

Technician A: Yes, lets do it.

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#272 john winfield

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 16:29

Originally posted by Stephen W


Can't really see the point in mounting the car on the roof! :confused:


Perhaps Mercedes will follow Porsche's lead.

#273 fbarrett

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 17:00

Originally posted by Stephen W
Can't really see the point in mounting the car on the roof! :confused:


Stephen:

They did it to show that, when racing, the car developed enough downforce that it could have been driven on the ceiling.

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#274 Duc-Man

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 17:24

Thank you.
I just wanted to see how long it takes until somebody comes up with the right conclusion.
When the 956 reached 321,4km/h it would have been able to drive on the ceiling.
On the wall in front of the car they have a big write-up about aerodynamics and how that works.

But they are still looking for a track with a upside down passage to proof the theory... :rotfl:

BTW: when the car drives upside down, does downforce turn into upforce? :confused:

#275 S&M Minis

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 17:46

If memory serves correctly concerning its capabilities, Jim Hall could mount the 2J on the ceiling and post "000,0" on the wall ?!?!

It does appear to be a stunning facility and collection, although the architecture can sometimes overpower the presentation. The recent addition to the Denver Art Museum has been criticized by artists and patrons. Apparently it can be difficult to arrange a display in its oddly shaped interior and some visitors have become physically ill due to the spatial disorientation. And the roof leaks. The Porsche folks could probably pull off an effective display; some areas don't even have a ceiling, by definition.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 18:24

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#277 onelung

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 22:21

Where's the need for such a large image/file size? :rolleyes:

#278 onelung

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 22:33

Orgon, south of France. Interesting collection & well worth a visit. Museum's founder rode this Vespa back home after completing his National Service in Viet Nam.
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#279 Gregor Marshall

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 22:48

Unfortunately I decided watching the Grand Prix this morning and then getting back in time to watch Everton in the FA Cup Semi-Final were more important than wandering around Gaydon and being early for the Droop Snoot AGM at Gaydon but I did manage to squeeze in some photos:-

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And a few from the Droop Snoot Group:-

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And to include a picture of my Volvo Estate for those that think I'm a young whipper snapper!!

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#280 Dennis Currington

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 23:48

Yesterday I had the an opportunity to tour the Riverside International Auto Museum located in Riverside, CA. It happened to be one of the days it is not open to the public so I seized the opportunity and took a couple hundred photos. Just wish I would have had my tripod with me (got to find something to blame the bad shots on :) ). The first couple pages are of the memorabilia on display and the bright overhead lights caused relfections on most of the posters. You can tell that the owner has a fondness for Maseratis, to say the least. It is the last album in my Museum secton. Enjoy!
http://classicracing...navId=xd1412658


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#281 onelung

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:06

Yesterday I had the an opportunity to tour the Ricerside International Auto Museum located in Riverside, CA. It happened to be one of the days it is not open to the public so I seized the opportunity and took a couple hundred photos. Just wish I would have had my tripod with me (got to find something to blame the bad shots on :) ). The first couple pages are of the memorabilia on display and the bright overhead lights caused relfections on most of the posters. You can tell that the owner has a fondness for Maseratis, to say the least. It is the last album in my Museum secton. Enjoy!
http://classicracing...navId=xd1412658


Is there anything you know about the Aussie Alfa in the background to that shot? It's certainly a long way from home...!

#282 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:55

I found myself in Laleham, as you do, not too far from Weybridge a few weeks ago with a few hours to kill. So no prizes for guessing where I ended up.... :)

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Not as many as at Donington...
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Sorry this is a bit fuzzy - no discussions about the colour please... ;)
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Some quaint cabinet displays...
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Rob :wave:


#283 Racer.Demon

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 16:07

This should be here too:

http://8w.forix.com/...na-museums.html

Pictures of the Panini, Stanguellini, Ferrari and Lambo collections in and around Modena...

#284 Dennis Currington

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 19:01

Is there anything you know about the Aussie Alfa in the background to that shot? It's certainly a long way from home...!


The Alfa is the actual 1966 TransAm U2 championship car that was driven by Horst Kwech. There was an Aussie connection but I am not quite sure what is was.
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#285 h4887

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 19:14

Not as many as at Donington...
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Rob :wave:


MALRBORO? Really!


#286 David McKinney

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 19:56

The Alfa is the actual 1966 TransAm U2 championship car that was driven by Horst Kwech. There was an Aussie connection but I am not quite sure what is was.

The fact that Kwech was Australian?


#287 Dennis Currington

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:19

The fact that Kwech was Australian?


That would explain it :p

#288 Spitfire

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:37

Well this is just a bit out of the spirit of the thread, so forgive me, but I didn't know where else to post this little event. A clothing company, IZOD, is using the Indy 500 as a huge promotional event, and managed to use its clout to pull many, many cars out of the permanent collection. Including some that haven't been seen outside the museum since beginning their stay. The photos here (sorry, shot with my cell phone) were taken at the Herald Square Macy's on 34th Street, NYC.
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#289 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 07:05

MALRBORO? Really!

Well spotted h4887!
A few more shots from my Brooklands visit:
MG in garage scenario...
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For a Kieft fan...
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Amongst some reminders of a favourite, Graham Hill...
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A flock of Bluebirds...
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Another banking institution in a bit of a state...
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Well worth a visit. Has a friendly feel about it, some aviation exhibits (including a Lancaster bomber needing some attention) and very reasonable value at £9.

Rob :wave:

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#290 Dutchy

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 12:25

Very little of it seems to have anything to do with Brooklands, or am I missing the point?

#291 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 15:29

Very little of it seems to have anything to do with Brooklands, or am I missing the point?

I just looked at it as a museum that happened to be at Brooklands so wasn't disappointed from that point of view Dutchy. In fact the 50s and 60s stuff is more appealing to me.

There was some older machinery that was more in period, but not really my cup of Darjeeling as far as taking photos goes. History of the making of the circuit explained on rolling DVD too, plus the outbuildings give a certain ambience.

The banking is very evocative, but heck, I'm a banking fan as my cherished piece of crumbling Moss-covered Monza banking retrieved from the grass below demonstrates.

Rob :wave:


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Posted 20 May 2009 - 15:35

Thanks for posting the photos Rob. The shot of the banking really makes me feel the history that I can only read about.

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#293 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 15:40

Thanks for posting the photos Rob. The shot of the banking really makes me feel the history that I can only read about.

Brian

You're welcome Brian :up: It's always nice to know that they are appreciated, especially from a distance.

Imageshack seems to be playing up today - I'll post a couple more of the banking when it's fixed.

Rob :wave:

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#294 SEdward

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 16:10

...except that Graham Hill did not win the world championship in 1963! How does that sort of howler get through the net in museums of all places.

Or maybe the letter was written in 1963...

Edward

#295 David McKinney

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 16:52

Yes. Sloppy English
It should have said "Letter from Graham Hill to Peter Grose-Hodge in 1963 acknowledging his congratulations for winning the World Championship

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Posted 24 May 2009 - 22:10

Some photos from the excellent Loheac Museum, visited upon recommendation by Richard Hinton, this private collection is quite stunning!

Rob Walker's car of choice?

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I must admit to never having heard of this car before my visit.

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Similar to the cars driven by Howden Ganley and Mike Beckwith.

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#297 Barry Boor

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 22:41

A few weeks ago I was on holiday in Alsace and my hosts took me to Mulhouse, to visit the Schlumpf collection.

Here are a few of the dozens of pictures I took there:

This Alfa 'lorry' won the Mille Miglia!!!!
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This is listed as a Ferrari 375 but I have to say that with my limited knowledge, it don't look quite right!
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Neither does this 250.F - the wheelbase looks way too big...
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A rarely seen Gordini 32 from 1955:
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Nothing wrong with this beauty; except, is it genyooine?
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And finally, I can't get my head around this 4-cylinder Lotus 24 in Walker design but red instead of blue and with yellow wheels. Siffert, but where and when?
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Well worth going but so disappointing not to see a Lotus 25 or the 1963 Ferrari 156. Maybe next time.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:44

Similar to the cars driven by Howden Ganley and Mike Beckwith.

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Mike Hailwood ran one of these as his roadcar for a number of years.


#299 Giraffe

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:32

I took these pics at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu early in 1979.....

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In was an amazing collection back then; what's it like these days???

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#300 Macca

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:43

A few weeks ago I was on holiday in Alsace and my hosts took me to Mulhouse, to visit the Schlumpf collection.

Here are a few of the dozens of pictures I took there:
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Well worth going but so disappointing not to see a Lotus 25 or the 1963 Ferrari 156. Maybe next time.


The Ferrari looks to have had an OSCA grille fitted.............upside-down! And the 250F, as you say, seems to have the front wheels a foot too far forward.

Siffert drove a 22 in n/c F1 IIRC, then both a 21-Climax and a 24-BRM in '62 and '63-4 for Filipinetti, then bought the 24 and ran it himself. There are some photos on this Autodiva forum thread:
http://www.autodiva....p...109&start=0

Maybe Schlumpf couldn't get hold of a BRM V8 for it...........

Odd that the 25 and 156 aren't on display, they've been there for ever - maybe in restoration?

Paul M