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#1001 philhitchings

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:06

Here are some pictures I took at the Pontedecimo - Giovi regularity hillclimb that was held last week in Genoa. This event has an heritage spanning back to 1920s, with 28 races taking place between 1922 to 1967 on the challenging route that starts from the city outskirts to reach the top of the hilly ridge separating the sea from the mountain region up north.
Italy being Italy, someone had forgotten to ask for the right authorization for the first day stage to take place in the harbour area near the airport, so the event had to be cut short: although it seemed, at first, that the authorities had not cared about the lack of paperwork, Genoa being Genoa an old lady ( - sigh -) complained about the noise (which is at least a peculiar objection, since the cars were on a pier between the airport landing strip and the shipyards :drunk: ) and the whole thing was shut down until the following day.

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Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 1959


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Maserati A6G54 Allemano 1957


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Lovely pictures. It's not just the gorgeous cars the background really works for both images. thanks for sharing :)


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#1002 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:28

Another helping from the Charente

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Angouleme is the capital of the French 'bande dessinée' (or strip cartoon) industry. Here, Angoumoisin Damien Kohler's Porsche 911 cheerfully celebrates that fact
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A degree or two of negative camber in evidence on this Monomill
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One of the most delightful paddocks in the world
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The Schlumpf national motor museum brought along a splendid array of French cars spanning the history of motor sport, including their 1907 GP Panhard
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One of the joys of a French motoring event is their delight in parading quirky, home-grown product. Here is part of a homage to constructor Jacques Durand featuring a SOVAM
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Everything but the kitchen sink...
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Early morning practice commences. René Giordano's Talbot
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Jean-Marc Laffont's Bugatti 35B exits the bottom hairpin
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Bugatti race victor Michael Hudson's Type 35B

#1003 cyrilmac

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:53

Beautifully captured Alan !
You have really caught the feeling of the original long distance races .

#1004 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 14:32

Ford P100s weren't the only pick-ups to go racing. Julien Motre's Alfa 75 version. During the early laps it was a contender in the Alfa race.
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#1005 Duc-Man

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 15:25

[quote name='Alan Cox' date='Sep 22 2010, 15:32' post='4601197']
Ford P100s weren't the only pick-ups to go racing. Julien Motre's Alfa 75 version. During the early laps it was a contender in the Alfa race.
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This looks just wrong and I can't decide what's worse: turning an Alfa into a pick-up or painting it in french racing blue...or the combination of both.


#1006 Barry Boor

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 15:33

It certainly looks all wrong at Angouleme.

#1007 arttidesco

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 15:36

Ford P100s weren't the only pick-ups to go racing. Julien Motre's Alfa 75 version. During the early laps it was a contender in the Alfa race.
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This looks just wrong and I can't decide what's worse: turning an Alfa into a pick-up or painting it in french racing blue...or the combination of both.


I'd rather go with an Alfa 75 pick up than a P100 any day even in French Racing Blue :rotfl: I know Alfa have done commercial vehicles in the past was this one of them or is it simply a car that had its roof trashed by an over zealous Alfa driver ?

#1008 Duc-Man

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 15:52

I first read Ford F100 instead P100....I would also go with that Alfa after I checked what a P100 is. I've never heard of it before.

#1009 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 16:34

I first read Ford F100 instead P100....I would also go with that Alfa after I checked what a P100 is. I've never heard of it before.

There was a short-lived series in the UK contested by P100s, which were pick-ups based on the Sierra. Some photos by Simon Arron have been posted recently on the British Club racing thread. The Alfa in question is a saloon conversion

#1010 David Birchall

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 18:17

It certainly looks all wrong at Angouleme.


It looks wrong on any circuit and certainly on TNF! :down:

#1011 arttidesco

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 18:35

It looks wrong on any circuit and certainly on TNF! :down:


You guys have presumably never spent a day in a 1.6 litre P100 pick up truck hauling god knows how many hundred weight of leaf springs of various sizes, give me the French racing blue Alfa 75 pick up any day, it looks like a most welcome change, you never know when N Piquet Jr runs out of venues to race he might bring over his NASCAR Tundra now that would be fun... if he let his old man drive it :-)

#1012 elansprint72

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 13:06

You guys have presumably never spent a day in a 1.6 litre P100 pick up truck hauling god knows how many hundred weight of leaf springs of various sizes, give me the French racing blue Alfa 75 pick up any day, it looks like a most welcome change, you never know when N Piquet Jr runs out of venues to race he might bring over his NASCAR Tundra now that would be fun... if he let his old man drive it :-)



Maybe you should have used one of these?

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#1013 arttidesco

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 14:10

Maybe you should have used one of these?

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looks like it would have given a transit van agood run for it's money was it available in French racing blue per chance ?

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 21:19

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#1019 elansprint72

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 22:23

I've been working on phase 2 of the "behind the scenes" at Le Mans Classic '10 project.

Here are a couple of the out-takes.



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Patrick Peter and Richard Mille entertain.....

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#1020 arttidesco

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 22:45

Can any one tell this recent convert to the ways of NASCAR anything about the original owners, drivers and in period history of the Torino's in posts #1016 & #1017 ?

I believe the the correct vernacular to describe these beasts is 'awesome' !. :up:

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#1021 elansprint72

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 14:50

Lotus at Le Mans Classic 2010

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#1022 elansprint72

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 14:52

Elite driver change, Le Mans classic 2010.

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#1023 elansprint72

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 14:54

Getting tanked up at Le Mans....... yawn...... very late at night........

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#1024 elansprint72

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 15:05

The "queue" for the last driver changes in last race, Le Mans Classic 2010.

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#1025 Alan Cox

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 17:01

Would I be wrong in surmising that you are something of a Le Mans Classic fan, Pete? Greta pics, as ever.

#1026 Barry Boor

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 18:17

Wasn't Greta Pics an old silent movie star?

#1027 elansprint72

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 18:33

Wasn't Greta Pics an old silent movie star?



No; that was Greta Car, bro!

Alan, you noticed I like the event, slightly. It is simply magic, imho, something for everyone.
This year I was asked to concentrate on the behind the scenes aspects (managed a few action shots too).

Here is a 4x4 2CV- don't see one of those every day.

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#1028 Simon Arron

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 18:39

Just in case you don't manage to get the Elan fixed, Pete...

http://www.2cv4x4.com/



#1029 elansprint72

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 18:52

Just in case you don't manage to get the Elan fixed, Pete...

http://www.2cv4x4.com/


Great! Actually I was planning a Mehari with a GS engine. :smoking:

#1030 Alexey Rogachev

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 18:40

The Dzintara Volga 2010 (Bikernieki, Riga, Latvia, September 18-19)

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More photos here:

http://www.ussr-auto...avolga2010.html
http://www.balticrac...lbum/index.html
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As fas as I know, this was the first attempt to organize something like a historic racing festival in a former Soviet republic. And, as everyone who attended it hope, not the last...

#1031 Alan Cox

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 18:50

Thanks for those excellent photos, Alexey. Let's hope it will build to become a great event.

#1032 cyrilmac

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 19:12

Thanks Alexey for sharing.
Looks a super location / track.
Do they or have they raced bikes there ?

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 20:42

Purely by chance I happened upon the 10th Vintage Car and Bike Rally in Volterra the other week. Unfortunately we were there on Thursday, so missed the parade. There was however, a rather delightful display in the Palazzo Pretorio.Posted Image

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There appears to be a fairly well established hillclimb, judging by the video footage and wall displays, unfortunately Mrs Swintex's eagerness to find somewhere suitable for lunch (successfully accomplished) precluded more serious historical research.

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#1034 arttidesco

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:08

The Dzintara Volga 2010 (Bikernieki, Riga, Latvia, September 18-19)

As fas as I know, this was the first attempt to organize something like a historic racing festival in a former Soviet republic. And, as everyone who attended it hope, not the last...


Fabulous pics Alexey, I wonder how long it will before TNFers from the rest of the world get round to visiting the The Dzintara Volga Festival, it's certainly on my list of things to do :up:


#1035 petestenning

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:15

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Malcolm Ricket's Elan fastback Snetterton 3 hours


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Will Schryver 3 wheeling Elan same meeting as above



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Matthew Sturmer ?


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Bo Warmelius F2 March

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Tim Burrett Lancia Aurelia B20


A selection from various meetings in recent years


#1036 Alan Cox

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 08:53

Not a festival, and the Monarch is only 'historic' in certain low-light conditions, but anyway...VSCC Mallory Park 2001

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Entertainment personified - Mark Walker (1907 GP Panhard) and Duncan Pittaway with the Monarch, created by Mark Walker.

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#1037 Alexey Rogachev

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 15:13

Thanks Alexey for sharing.
Looks a super location / track.
Do they or have they raced bikes there ?

Yes, they have. There are two different layouts at Bikernieki, usually called "the circuit of speed" and "the circuit of skill". The first has been used mostly for car racing, the second for motorcycle racing.
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Fabulous pics Alexey, I wonder how long it will before TNFers from the rest of the world get round to visiting the The Dzintara Volga Festival, it's certainly on my list of things to do

Why not next year, especially since it will be most probably held not in September but in August, so there won't be any time coincidence with the Goodwood Revival :)

#1038 arttidesco

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 15:48

Why not next year, especially since it will be most probably held not in September but in August, so there won't be any time coincidence with the Goodwood Revival :)


I am looking into it, do you have any dates for next year Alexey ?

How difficult is it to get to Kaliningrad from Riga ?

If I am in that neck of the woods, I might make a grand tour of one or two other places I have on my list of places to visit :-)

#1039 elansprint72

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 16:06

Not a festival, and the Monarch is only 'historic' in certain low-light conditions, but anyway...VSCC Mallory Park 2001

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Entertainment personified - Mark Walker (1907 GP Panhard) and Duncan Pittaway with the Monarch, created by Mark Walker.


Superb photos Alan; are we still allowed to stand there?

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#1040 Alexey Rogachev

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 16:14

I am looking into it, do you have any dates for next year Alexey ?

No dates for next year now, and I think they wouldn't be exactly known before spring 2011. Perhaps my friend Ziepars - if he reads this thread - can give more reliable information.


#1041 arttidesco

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:42

I'll keep my eyes open Alexey, Ryan Air have not got a timetable that far ahead either :wave:

#1042 GrzegorzChyla

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 17:18

Great photos and great event, Alexey!

I will do my best to persuade some polish drivers to come next year.

These red 1960s looking cars are Estonias?

#1043 Alexey Rogachev

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 18:35

Yes, there were three E15M's and one E9.

#1044 Stephen W

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:11

2010 The 3rd Bo'ness Hill Climb revival

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Above: George Cooper - Cooper-MG bursting into the Courtyard

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Above: Mark Riley - Creamer-JAP F3 enters the Snake Chicane

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Above: Simon Taylor - HWM-Chevrolet (aka the Stovebolt Spl) turns into the Hairpin

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#1045 petestenning

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 17:05

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#1046 arttidesco

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 07:54

Not sure if the Mini Festival at Castle Combe a couple of weeks ago counts as historic, but since the model is 50 years old I guess it must be close enough.

Here are some snaps of the on track action, members of the Super Mighty Mini's were giving rides around the track in aid of the Jay Ryles Fund.

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I am afraid it's twenty years since I have seen any Mini's racing so I have no idea who the drivers of these cars are, though David Kirkpatrick looks like a good guess in one of them.

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After the event I learnt that the Minisprint owes part of its existence to Castle Combe this being the track where Geoff Thomas and Neville Trickett met and after 'a ridiculously brief discussion' agreed to go ahead and build these fabulous little cars. I noticed from the Minisprint website that Neville Trickett is resident in France I wonder if this him in his own car ?

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I can't remember the last time I saw a Mini Marcos, this one appears to have come a long way to join in the fun.

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Thanks to Dean of the Moke Club this car has been tentatively identified as an Andersen variation of the Moke theme.

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There were many hot mini's to be seen some with super charger installations that appeared bigger than a 1275 block !

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Finally I a couple for the hard core commercial vehicle fans on this thread :wave:

For those who missed my Mini Festival blogs last week click on my blog link below and scroll back a couple of days, you should find some pics from the Castle Combe paddock.

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#1047 elansprint72

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 20:12

Simply Red; Le Mans Classic 2010. :cool:

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#1048 Nordic

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 14:53

http://speedhunters....10-arrival.aspx


Not my photos clearly, but here are some photos of the Japanese La Festa Mille Miglia.

http://www.lafestamm...ng/index_e.html

the results are here.

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#1049 Nordic

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:49

http://speedhunters....lly-nippon.aspx

Some photos from another tour held in Japan.

plenlty of lovely cars appear to live in the land of the rising sun.

Are they all the real deal?

Edited by Nordic, 11 November 2010 - 07:51.


#1050 Nick Savage

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:03

Nordic,
The "Alfa TZ2" in the photos is actually a Sprint Zagato coda tronca, based on the Giulietta floor pan. The TZ2 is a different beast entirely. The captioneer seems to have got carried away.

On the subject of 'are they the real deal' .... this Alfa may be the real thing, but most unfortunately one or two Japanese owners of Alfa SZs seem to have been sold misrepresentations of the real thing produced in Italy and Germany in the 1980s.
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