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#51 Martin Roessler

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 12:27

phillip island 2008

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#52 RS2000

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 19:53

Originally posted by Option1
Andrew just because they blindly do it on a forum you moderate (and I'm pretty sure it's the forum RS2000 meant when he used the term "most"


"The" forum?? By stating most, it is clear no "one" forum was in mind. I wasn't actually referring to any motorsport-orientated forums (or is it fora?) at all, just quite a cross section on various subjects that all recognise the UK still does not have full broadband/ADSL coverage, so some have no option of "moving into the 21st century".

#53 RS2000

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 19:56

Originally posted by Option1
Sorry Andrew, I checked 10/10ths after I posted and did indeed notice you're not moderating there and then forgot to fix my post accordingly. Anyway, my apologies for that, but I still stand by the rest of my post. :blush:
Neil


and something named "10/10ths", or any name sounding remotely like that, is not on my list, so all the rest of the post should not be stood by either.

#54 hipperson

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 15:42

Phil Hill with his boy Derek.....2006 Revival.
The car is Ralph Lauren's 1938 Alfa 8C 2900B MM

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Phil looked a bit frail and couldn't sign anything.

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 23:49

Hi,

I attended the Phillip Island Classic on Sunday and got a few (180) shots... another great event down there. I just love being able to get so up close and personal with all the amazing old race cars.

Here's the full album:

http://www.lukeray.c...assic-march-08/


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#56 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:09

Imola 'Trofeo Alberto Ascari' meeting 2000 - when it rained a bit.

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Jost Wildbolz (ERA R4A), winner of first heat for pre-'61 GP cars, and Robin Lodge (Ferrari Dino 246) fends off Barrie Williams (Connaught A-Type)

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Gary Pearson (Lister 'Knobbly') and Alan Minshaw (Birdcage Maserati)

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Guitar legend Mark Knopfler (Maserati 300S), and Nick Linney (Lister 'Knobbly') harried by Justin Law (Jaguar C Type)

#57 brucemoxon

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:54

Phillip Island, 2008. The weekend we saw this...

Jim Richards drives a few gentle laps in the Porsche 917/30 chassis number 3.


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Thank you Porsche, for sending us this car.



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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:33

Concur...sex on wheels :up:

Footnote: I just wish I was the fella who designed and patented those Brake Light lenses...I have a box trailer with Porsche Brake lights!!

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#59 David McKinney

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:25

OK, not a pukka historic festival, but if we can have images from the Pomeroy Trophy (not even a race meeting) I guess the demonstrations at the 1980 Long Beach GP might be acceptable.
No identifcation possible, I’m afraid, as there was nothing published officially, and any notes I might have taken at the time are long since lost

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#60 Rob Semmeling

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:42

Some random photos of Spa and the Nürburgring in recent years.


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#61 D-Type

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:13

Captions please. Some of these I don't recognise : the blue single seater, the blue thirties sports car, the white Edwardian and the vintage cockpit in particular.

#62 D-Type

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:22

I have just seen this

Originally posted by Option1
~Why anyone would prefer to see piddlingly tiny images in this day and age is completely beyond me.

For those who have such great difficulty opening a thread that takes "several seconds" to load, may I kindly suggest avoiding threads containing words such as "photos" or "pictures" in the title. Your day will be so much less of a drag, while the rest of us get to see some stunning images in all their glory.

Neil

I find this reply to my plea regarding size both offensive and patronising, particularly as I pointed out that I was talking about a brand new 21st century PC using broadband.

Take a look at post #42 or #52 and picture a whole thread in that format.

(1) It will open quicker
(2) If you have opened the thread before you can quickly skip those you don't want to see again
(3) Those pictures you want to see full size are just one click away.

All round I find that a far more acceptable and considerate format.

#63 David McKinney

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 12:56

You may have noticed, D, that I have joined the enemy since my earlier comments on this subject :)
Reasons are (a) I posted a couple of thumbnails on another thread and was amazed that no-one had commented. I suspected it was either because people didn't know what thumbnails are for (unlikely, surely) or because they know that some of the hosting sites often take a very long time to load images, and (b) you and I seemed to be the only ones who cared.
People abstaining from reposting entire posts, with images, would however make life easier

#64 Rob Semmeling

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 13:24

Originally posted by D-Type
Captions please. Some of these I don't recognise : the blue single seater, the blue thirties sports car, the white Edwardian and the vintage cockpit in particular.


From top to bottom:

01 Vintage Nürburgring 2007 - Amilcar C3 (1933)
02 Oldtimer GP Nürburgring 2006 - Porsche 935
03 Spa 1000 KM 2006 Classic Endurance Racing - Porsche 917K & Chevron B19
04 Vintage Nürburgring 2007 - La Pintate (1934)
05 Spa 1000 KM 2006 Classic Endurance Racing - Porsche 911 RSR
06 Oldtimer Festival Nürburgring 2007 - Nissan R90 CK
07 Vintage Nürburgring 2007 - Riley TT Sprite (1937)
08 Vintage Nürburgring 2007 - American La France (1918)
09 Vintage Nürburgring 2007 - Austin Seven Special Sport (1938)
10 Oldtimer GP Nürburgring 2005 - McLaren M26-Ford

I have posted low-resolution photos here simply because uploading them to my own server space is a lot easier and quicker than using Imageshack or a similar service. If anyone is interested in a particular photo, a PM is easily send.

Now let's get back to enjoying these wonderful photos, shall we! :)

#65 bradbury west

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 13:25

Many thanks for the Corner v12 Dino Long Beach shot, David
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#66 David McKinney

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 14:05

I'm pretty sure that was his first time out in it

#67 Option1

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 17:00

Originally posted by D-Type
I have just seen this

I find this reply to my plea regarding size both offensive and patronising, particularly as I pointed out that I was talking about a brand new 21st century PC using broadband.

Take a look at post #42 or #52 and picture a whole thread in that format.

(1) It will open quicker
(2) If you have opened the thread before you can quickly skip those you don't want to see again
(3) Those pictures you want to see full size are just one click away.

All round I find that a far more acceptable and considerate format.

I find it amusing that some of you are upset, offended and patronized that I dared to take an opposite view to your own. I'm also struck by the irony that I'm close to being the only one who's linked to their images rather than posting them in this thread.

Having said that, I don't change my position one iota. I have no desire whatsoever to see tiny little images - they're basically pointless. I am perfectly prepared to put up with whatever drawbacks, real or imagined, that larger images may entail. I'd rather luxuriate in the colour and detail to be seen in an 800 or 1000px wide image than something that requires a magnifying glass (and even then all you see are squared off pixellations) because it's so freaking miniscule.

Such is life. :rotfl:

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#68 David McKinney

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 18:20

I was obviously closer to the mark than I realised when I suggested earlier that people don't understand what thumbnails are
If you click on a thumbnail, Neil, you will be able to "luxuriate in the colour and detail to be seen in an 800 or 1000px wide image"

#69 Alan Cox

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 19:15

Originally posted by David McKinney
No identifcation possible, I’m afraid, as there was nothing published officially, and any notes I might have taken at the time are long since lost


I think the first picture is of a Maserati 250F, David :lol:

#70 Barry Boor

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 19:22

The second may well be a Ferrari.... :confused:

#71 David McKinney

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 19:38

My reference was to the drivers' names...

#72 D-Type

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 20:47

Originally posted by Option1
I find it amusing that some of you are upset, offended and patronized that I dared to take an opposite view to your own. I'm also struck by the irony that I'm close to being the only one who's linked to their images rather than posting them in this thread.

Having said that, I don't change my position one iota. I have no desire whatsoever to see tiny little images - they're basically pointless. I am perfectly prepared to put up with whatever drawbacks, real or imagined, that larger images may entail. I'd rather luxuriate in the colour and detail to be seen in an 800 or 1000px wide image than something that requires a magnifying glass (and even then all you see are squared off pixellations) because it's so freaking miniscule.

Such is life. :rotfl:

Neil

Neil,
May I respectfully suggest that you put your cursor over a thumbnail, click it and see what happens. You will then understand what I and others are trying to tell you.

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 21:00

Originally posted by David McKinney
No identifcation possible, I’m afraid, as there was nothing published officially, and any notes I might have taken at the time are long since lost

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You are not going to tell us that you can't identify this Maser, David? DAVID??? :eek:

#74 David McKinney

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 21:59

Originally posted by David McKinney
My reference was to the drivers' names...



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Posted 13 March 2008 - 23:38

Originally posted by David McKinney
I was obviously closer to the mark than I realised when I suggested earlier that people don't understand what thumbnails are
If you click on a thumbnail, Neil, you will be able to "luxuriate in the colour and detail to be seen in an 800 or 1000px wide image"


:lol: aaaah that's why I get such a nice big piccie when I hit the (thumb) nail ? :lol: sorry, am having a foul mood....

Neil....I think that is maybe where the word thumbnail came from,.....try hitting your thumb with something... hard......waddya get ? a big thumb ....hit the thumbnail ya getta big piccie.!!

#76 Option1

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 02:57

Sigh.

I was referring to a suggestion made a number of times concerning allowing maximum size of images to be no more than 600px. To me that's too small. Suprising as it appears to be to some here, I've been in both web development and photography long enough to understand and have used concepts such as thumbnails. I have no issues with pics being linked via thumbnails, but that wasn't the subject under discussion.

Shrug.

Have a lovely weekend all.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 08:35

Originally posted by David McKinney

Originally posted by David McKinney
My reference was to the drivers' names...

So that means you are not going to ID, letting the minnows have a stab at it?;)

Alright, I'll bite even though I am no good on Historic Cars: it should be either 2501-B (2526/2523/2504) or, more likely, 2508 (2513)...

How did I do? :D

#78 David McKinney

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 19:43

The Maserati is indeed 2508. It was then owned by Bob Sutherland and driven by him and Stirling Moss at the meeting. But it's not either of those drivers in the shot ):

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 21:31

Originally posted by David McKinney
The Maserati is indeed 2508.

:D :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :cool: :cool: :smoking:

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#80 Macca

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 21:45

Ah, you're back from Stoneleigh then David.........or did you get ejected by the no-smoking mafia? :p

Anyway, the Ferrari is the one at Stoneleigh this weekend, now owned by Tony Smith and fitted with a V6 instead of the V12 it carried from the end of 1960.

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:50

I have just picked up on the comments regarding the picture size and download time of some images on this thread.

One of the offending posts is mine I believe and, whilst in agreement with Neil's opinion that nice large detailed images are better to view than trawling through thumbnails and personally dont have any problems with download speed, I have approached admin to allow me to suitably edit this post in the hope that down load time is improved.

One request I cant comply with is to add driver details etc as, unfortunately, I didnt manage to pick up a programme. If anyone out there can assist ???

Regards

David

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 13:00

Er, back on topic with photos...sorry if these sizes offend anyone's sensibilities. I will remove them post haste if they do...

These are from the Monterey weekend, 1994 I believe.

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1937 Maserati 6CM

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Ex-Straight Maser

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1949 Ferrari 166

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002C and 0764

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250 TR 0666

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FIA Cobra

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365 P 2/3

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Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 2311204

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1953 Maserati A6GCS

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Line up led by Barber Warnock Ford

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Daytona Coupé

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Aston Martin DB3S

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Project 215

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DB4 Zagato 2VEV

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DBR1

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1922 Delage

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Brothers from very different mothers.

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Alfa Romeo Tipo B...

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...so nice you get to see it twice.

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TR59 0768


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#83 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 20:31

Blue skies and Californian sunshine don't half make a difference, Cris. Thanks for sharing those.

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:54

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Alan Cox
Imola 'Trofeo Alberto Ascari' meeting 2000 - when it rained a bit.
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Alan, what do you mean "a bit"?

I almost drown!!! :rotfl:

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Guitar legend Mark Knopfler (Maserati 300S)
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Me and "The Legend" in the garage.

I have hold the hand that wrote "Tunnel of love", fantastic! :clap:

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#85 fines

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 21:47

Bruce Springsteen? :confused:

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 22:10

Originally posted by Cris
Er, back on topic with photos...sorry if these sizes offend anyone's sensibilities. I will remove them post haste if they do...

~

Cris

No problem with these - they opened up straight away. Presumably because they aren't on Imageshack or because the resolution isn't that fine.

And, you took the trouble to provide captions. :up:

#87 David McKinney

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 17:03

That'll be 1988, Too Tall

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 17:16

Found some more rom Long Beach 1980
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This time I think it’s Dan Gurney in the 250F

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Alain de Cadenet won Saturday’s race in his Aston Martin DBR4

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Maserati 300S which Gurney raced next day (though that’s not him in the car here)

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Pete Lovely drove this car on the weekend

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 21:09

Shouldn't that say 'Pete drove this lovely car....." :)

#90 gio66

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 22:07

:rotfl:

#91 Martin Roessler

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:27

Historic Winton 2008

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...my favourite is the toolbox/spareparts box :-)
cheers marty

#92 Alan Cox

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:59

Nice to see a team of Rondel Brabhams - and consecutive race numbering, too. A nice detail

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 10:35

Nice to see a team of Rondel Brabhams - and consecutive race numbering, too. A nice detail



beautiful cars...driven by john bowe and andrew fellowes :wave:
some more shots.....enjoy.

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#94 bradbury west

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 11:28

Martin, top stuff again. Thanks. What are the number 93 and 23 cars? Does anyone have archive shots of the Sherwill Spl and the Stapleton King Jag Spl in period?
Roger Lund.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 13:26

Originally posted by bradbury west
Martin, top stuff again. Thanks. What are the number 93 and 23 cars? Does anyone have archive shots of the Sherwill Spl and the Stapleton King Jag Spl in period?
Roger Lund.


#93 is a 1937 austin 7 special
#23 is a 1937 terraplane special
the programme sais about the car:
"after acquiring a couple of terraplane wrecks from south australia in 1997 graeme (thwaites) embarked upon the creation of this rather distinctive terraplane special which was inspired by another famous terraplane special that was raced by les burrows in the early 40's.
one of the donor vehicles has been used as a "demolition derby" competitor at rowley park speedway in the 1960's and the chassis from this car was combined with an assortment of other standard terraplane components from both wrecks.
the finished special first appeared at malalla easter historic meeting in 1999 and since the it has competed regularly at malalla as well as having a brief taste of the collingrove hill climb track.
persistant problems with spash fed bearings led to the recent installation of a less troublesome dodge engine and graeme is hopefull that the terraplane special will make significant impact upon this years historic winton."

cheers marty
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#96 Ray Bell

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 20:46

Oh dear...

The owner of the car raced by Burrows from 1935 to 1940 recently wrote this:

Born in 1934 as a road car, it went through various metamorphisms, in total it has been 6 cars – all suitable for historic racing from Groups K to M. Now, do we allow 5 replicas to exist while the original does, and I might add that I have parts for all of the other cars.
This now brings up the historical problem. At no time in history did any two of the above six cars exist side by side as one car always came from the previous.
So should we allow two of these cars to exist we then have a prostitution of history? This is surely not what Historic Racing is all about.


So he rejects the thought of having a second version of the car running at the same time as another is, and he owns all six cars, while someone else is allowed to build a car that refers to one of those cars?

No, I don't like that. I'm all in favour of re-creating cars that have been lost for all time, but replicas of cars that exist don't row my boat.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 23:16

So really Ray it is a 1997 Terraplane special based on various 1937, or whenever, parts. We have stuff like that over here in the VSCC, classed as specials, with their own identity, qv the 1908/16 Mors Curtis "le Sanglier" built in 2006, and the famous Bentley Napier built in the 60s etc etc. They do not claim to be anything they are not.
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#98 Ray Bell

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 23:55

That's right...

Under our rules for the (largely) pre-war period, cars are allowed to be constructed 'at any time' from parts available in the period. They must be built 'in the likeness of' a car or cars that existed in that time and there's a proviso, or an acceptance, that the chassis must not be fabricated but must be a chassis out of a car of some type.

You get all kinds of silly duck-shoving with this. A Buick Special was constructed, a lovely thing, using four SUs. The powers that be decreed that the SUs had to go as an American engine would never have been built up with British carburettors.

No?

#99 Andrew Fellowes

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:08

Great photos Marty, nice to catch up with you!
I did enjoy seeing John Bowe putting the ex Schenken BT36 (on treaded tyres) from 4th on the grid to 1st for three laps in race one, in front of all those slick shod Ralts and then finishing 2nd. Awesome.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 12:32

Not all of us are familiar with the various specials that make up 6the Australian racing scene. Is it really too much to ask for
Some captions please!