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#751 elansprint72

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 22:12

They look as though a plowed field wouldn't trouble them!


I think it might be a Field Marshall with Lotus body-kit.  ;)

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#752 Duc-Man

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:48

From last year's Oulton Park Gold Cup...

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This looks like period tires. So I'd say most people use the wrong size today.

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#753 Alan Cox

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 15:57

I did however find it somewhat ironic that the major (& quite justified) critic of my over-exposure last year, Alan Cox, was the first to unwittingly post a pic of me this year from the Autosport International Show............. :rotfl:

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#754 Giraffe

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 16:01

I've been explodged! :eek:

Edited by Giraffe, 03 March 2010 - 16:01.


#755 Stephen W

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:04

I've been explodged! :eek:


You can get pills for that!

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#756 Simon Arron

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 15:42

From Bahrain's F1 world championship 60th anniversary parade today...
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Well-known Thinwall Special aficionado Nigel Mansell.

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A museum piece and the Mercedes W196.

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A glut - or whatever the correct collective noun might be - of Emersons.

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Fuzzy veld - Mansell and Scheckter.

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Black and pure gold: Mario Andretti plus Lotus 79.

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Mario and JYS.

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John Surtees and a detail from the Ferrari 1512 that didn't run this morning.

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Matra fact: JYS and the MS80.

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Finns can only get better: Keke Rosberg (Williams FW08).

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Trident tested: JM Fangio MkII and the 250F.

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Generation game: the Hills, père et fils. Josh in the Lotus 49, Damon in the Williams FW18 (which packed up after a lap).

#757 Phil Rainford

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 16:06

From Bahrain's F1 world championship 60th anniversary parade today...


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I think I have died and gone to heaven :)

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#758 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 16:08

Lovely photos, Simon. Nice to see Emerson has found an old JPS visor sticker. The Scheckter/Mansell portrait is terrific.

Shame the surroundings are underwhelming for such a splendid turnout.

#759 Vitesse2

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 16:21

Blimey! That picture of Josh in the 49 brings a lump to the throat!

And seeing those pics of Emerson, I was channel-hopping on Sky a few weeks ago and spotted him on some cookery programme on a Brazilian channel. Possibly a clone of "Celebrity Can't Cook Won't Cook", but it was all in Portuguese!

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#760 RTH

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 16:23

That 79 timeless beauty.

#761 BrendanMcF

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 16:32

SB: "What do you mean you don't believe me...?"

Young boy: "...well, you looked a lot slimmer in the white overalls"

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#762 RA Historian

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 16:44

From Bahrain's F1 world championship 60th anniversary parade today..
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Interesting-Emmo even went back to the period helmet without the spider web and the blue shading detail. With the noticeable exception of Sir Stirling most anciens pilotes just grab whatever is available and that is generally the last one they wore.
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 17:53

From Bahrain's F1 world championship 60th anniversary parade today...

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Fuzzy veld - Mansell and Scheckter.

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Black and pure gold: Mario Andretti plus Lotus 79.
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All luverly, but these two stand out for me, and that 79 is just one of the most beautiful cars ever. Thanks Simon! :clap: :clap:

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#764 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 17:54

Interesting-Emmo even went back to the period helmet without the spider web and the blue shading detail.

And do I spy "Painted by SID. Brazil" to the bottom right-hand corner of the helmet?

#765 David McKinney

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 18:04

The Scheckter/Mansell portrait is terrific.

Except they've swapped expressions :)


#766 Phil Rainford

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 18:32

Except they've swapped expressions :)


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


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#767 Vitesse2

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 18:42

Maybe Nigel's just farted? :drunk:

#768 elansprint72

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 19:09

Nige's hair (and eyebrows) seem to be that strange colour that Paul Macca uses; Tom Jones used it too be realised that no human ever grew hair that shade. :rotfl:

#769 h4887

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 20:24

Nearly as many World Champions as spectators...

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 21:18

Nearly as many World Champions as spectators...


Yep they looked a bit thin on the ground didn't they :rolleyes:

Fantastic pics Simon, especially the Emmo ones...........my Hero :)

#771 elansprint72

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 22:45

A little bit sideways......

Classic Karting at Race Retro today. :)

Edit: Image removed by photographer, see post #772.

Edited by elansprint72, 14 March 2010 - 23:55.


#772 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:13

Nice but don't remember when Race Retro at Stoneleigh became a Festival.

#773 mfd

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:18

Nearly as many World Champions as spectators...

It seems that they're all there, but did they ask Piquet?... :p

Edited by mfd, 14 March 2010 - 11:18.


#774 Simon Arron

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 21:46

Did they ask Piquet?

Yes, but he ducked out. Not sure why.

Meanwhile...
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Mario absorbs yet more memory card space.

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Nigel Mansell spotted during a rare off-the-golf-course moment.

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Jody Scheckter: faster in the 312 T4 today than he was in the T5 for most of 1980...

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Blond Arrows: Mika Häkkinen takes a turn in the Merc W196.

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Sir JB.

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Given that you get an OBE for taking a couple of slip catches nowadays, he really should be Sir JS...

#775 elansprint72

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 21:51

Nice but don't remember when Race Retro at Stoneleigh became a Festival.



re post #772............... Sorted.

Festival: (Shorter Oxford Modern English Dictionary)- day or period of celebration.

Link to the offending photo, beats me. :well:

Edited by elansprint72, 14 March 2010 - 23:54.


#776 elansprint72

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 21:54

Given that you get an OBE for taking a couple of slip catches nowadays, he really should be Sir JS...


It really is a disgrace; hopefully someone who knows how to do these things will start a petition to whichever expenses-claimer is the next tenant of Number 10.


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Posted 14 March 2010 - 22:37

It really is a disgrace; hopefully someone who knows how to do these things will start a petition to whichever expenses-claimer is the next tenant of Number 10.

Agreed. With ALL his world titles, he certainly deserves to be knighted. While I am over here in the US and not familiar with whatever politics, etc., goes into the Queen's honors, I still am very surprised that he has not been knighted. Does the fact that he has an OBE (IIRC) rule out an 'upgrade' to knighthood? Someone please tell me how it works.

Meanwhile, if somehow or other Nige got knighted, well, the mind reels at how humbly he would take it.

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#778 Tim Murray

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 22:58

Does the fact that he has an OBE (IIRC) rule out an 'upgrade' to knighthood? Someone please tell me how it works.

Definitely not, Tom. There is no reason at all why he should not be knighted, and I really hope this glaring omission is rectified as soon as possible.

#779 mfd

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 00:56

Definitely not, Tom. There is no reason at all why he should not be knighted, and I really hope this glaring omission is rectified as soon as possible.

Exactly even newsreaders (retired) get knighted :confused:


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#780 Stephen W

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:28

There is no reason at all why he should not be knighted, and I really hope this glaring omission is rectified as soon as possible.


Seeing as Jack Brabham has a knighthood I think it is a glaring ommission that John Surtees has been overlooked for so long.

As for the "grass" in the background of the John Surtees on track photo - is it grass or that plastic astro-turf stuff?

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#781 Tim Murray

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:49

IIRC Sir Jack got his knighthood because the Australian government, quite rightly, lobbied for it. This seemed to reduce the bias in the system against motor sporting people (no knighthoods since the days of Segrave and Campbell, and they got theirs for record breaking, not racing) and so Sir Stirling, Sir Jackie and Sir Frank followed on. It is now time for Her Majesty to say 'Arise, Sir John'.

#782 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:11

It really is a disgrace; hopefully someone who knows how to do these things will start a petition to whichever expenses-claimer is the next tenant of Number 10.

Efforts have been made in the past, and discussed here on various occasions
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http://forums.autosp...ir john surtees

#783 tania34

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 15:39

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Maybe Nigel's just farted? :drunk:

:clap: love that, Jody does look distressed and Nigel has a wicked look

#784 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 19:47

Not wishing to drag this thread into being a discussion about racing cars..... but, isn't that a rather odd intake on the bonnet of that Thinwall Special?

(The green car Nigel Mansell is driving, for those under 50)

#785 Rob Ryder

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 19:56

Not wishing to drag this thread into being a discussion about racing cars..... but, isn't that a rather odd intake on the bonnet of that Thinwall Special?

(The green car Nigel Mansell is driving, for those under 50)

Why odd Barry?
It was the same configuration as the one used at the 1951 British GP Peter Whitehead and also by Reg Parnell in France.
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#786 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 23:00

It just looked odd to me. Maybe I'm just too fixed on the 375 which had a bonnet top intake but not like that one.

#787 David M. Kane

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 23:05

I saw Jody S. at Indy a few years ago at the 500 Parade and he was in a car with his son, he really doesn't like ANY kind spectator attention. He looked totally miserable there too.

#788 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 23:39

Begs the question, why does he bother?

#789 Simon Arron

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:52

A few snapshots from yesterday's pre-season media day at Goodwood...

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"Put a Chrysler Sunbeam in your life..." Steve Rockingham heeds Petula Clark's wise counsel.

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Lukas Huni's ex-Eva Peron Lancia D24. And a Land Rover fire tender, obviously.

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Wayne Loveland (Fiat 131) and a very big house in the country.

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Tony Dron (Miller Boyle Valve Special).

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The practical delights of the Mercedes 300 SLR cabin. Exploding propshaft not required...

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A Lotus 15. If you look very closely, you can just about spot Barrie Williams.

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Going, going, gone: Gavin Cox in Steve Perez’s Datsun 260Z.

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Paul Vestey (Ferrari 375 MM).

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Tim Dutton (Alfa GTA).

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Oops. Lord March is slightly out of focus in this shot...

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...and has mysteriously been cropped out of this one altogether.

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A brace of Kedwards... David in the Lancia 037, Lee in the flying Chevette HSR.

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A brace of Turners... James in Shaun Lynn’s ex-Bob Jane Lotus Cortina, Darren in the McLaren F1 GTR.

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Oliver’s armour: Jackie O in Frank Gardner’s 1968 British Saloon Car Championship-winning icon.

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Forest gumption: Rauno Aaltonen.

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Chris Scragg (Jaguar XJ12C).

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Easy, rider.... Leon Haslam (Suzuki GSXR).

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#790 sterling49

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:09

Fabulous photos Simon, Frank's car looks as good now, as then :up:

#791 h4887

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:25

Begs the question, why does he bother?


No it doesn't! 'Begs the question' means something else entirely. Blood pressure! :down:


#792 Giraffe

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:40

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Oliver’s armour: Jackie O in Frank Gardner’s 1968 British Saloon Car Championship-winning icon.


That's the first time I've ever seen Jackie Oliver without his trademark dark maroon helmet.

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#793 Barry Boor

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 09:51

No it doesn't! 'Begs the question' means something else entirely.


Oh! I consider myself suitably castigated! :(

#794 h4887

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:15

Oh! I consider myself suitably castigated! :(

No need to go that far, old chap! :wave:

#795 Phil Rainford

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 12:24

A few snapshots from yesterday's pre-season media day at Goodwood...




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:love: :love: :love:

Were the rally cars allowed to run unsilenced?

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 04:03

[quote name='elansprint72' date='Mar 14 2010, 07:45' post='4216223']
A little bit sideways......

Classic Karting at Race Retro today. :)

Hi Pete would it be possible of you to put those Kart photos in the ....... (Do people collect or restore historic karts?) thread.


Cheers Doug.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 11:36

That's the first time I've ever seen Jackie Oliver without his trademark dark maroon helmet.

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By giraffe138, shot with EX-M2 at 2010-03-19


BTW: what is Jackie Oliver doing these days anyway? And is there a 'what are retired drivers doing today' thread?

Edited by Duc-Man, 20 March 2010 - 11:37.


#798 David McKinney

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:27

And is there a 'what are retired drivers doing today' thread?

Not that I know of
But the "Where Are They Now" thread often has information (and the link is http://www.oldracing...m/drivers/watn/ )


#799 Giraffe

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 14:52

Jackie Oliver is pictured above last year at Donington in the Masters Pre-66 Saloons sharing Richard Shaw's BMW 1800ti. He's been racing in this series for a couple of years now, and also has odd outings in other historic events and festivals, notably Goodwood.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 15:47

My wife and I bumped into Jody Schekter in a deserted Brands Hatch Formula Vauxhall paddock while all the cars were out practising about ten years ago and we found him friendly and chatty.

David