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#1051 elansprint72

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 19:58

The Royston Special "Bentley" may have one or two parts from 1949 but most of it is some dreadful kit-car. Also, I've never heard of a Bentley WO. And finally, far from there only having been 72 Dino 246 GTS made, the figure according to Alan Henry, was 1274; even I have seen more than 72.

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#1052 elansprint72

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 22:51

And now for something completely different.......

Anyone care to have a go at describing what is going on here? What, where, when? :)

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#1053 arttidesco

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 17:26

Looks like the cars are from the kiddy track on the Le Mans infield just up from the pits (or that's where they were when I first saw them in 1981) probably moved with the installation of the Dunlop chicane, looks like they are using the Bugatti circuit where it joins the pits straight some where near the Ford chicane ? No idea who these toddlers are much less when :-) What would be #2 mini GT40 not sure about the second car but the third could be a min Ferrari 250 LM (possibly what the 2nd car is too thinking about it ?

#1054 Duc-Man

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 17:32

The second car looks to me more like a 330TRI from '62(?). One of the last front engined ones. Whatever they were called, I'm not an expert on that subject.

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#1055 David Lawson

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 19:41

I snapped these at Le Mans in 2003

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#1056 arttidesco

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 13:31

I snapped these at Le Mans in 2003

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Those are the ones !

They seem to have stood the test of time remarkably well, I first saw them in 1981 !

#1057 elansprint72

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 15:11

Those are the ones !

They seem to have stood the test of time remarkably well, I first saw them in 1981 !

I think that you are correct with the cars shown second and third in my previous shot, however there are now a whole variety of types of new-build kiddy cars entered in the event which is called "Little Big Mans" and is part of the Le Mans Classic event. Fundamentally it is an ego thing for very rich fathers. Some of the cars were works of art, particularly the D-Type.

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The kids get to drive round the circuit (not sure how much of it- perhaps all?), here they are forming up on the Bugatti circuit and joining the main circuit at the Ford Chicane.

#1058 arttidesco

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 20:28

I think that you are correct with the cars shown second and third in my previous shot, however there are now a whole variety of types of new-build kiddy cars entered in the event which is called "Little Big Mans" and is part of the Le Mans Classic event. Fundamentally it is an ego thing for very rich fathers. Some of the cars were works of art, particularly the D-Type.

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The kids get to drive round the circuit (not sure how much of it- perhaps all?), here they are forming up on the Bugatti circuit and joining the main circuit at the Ford Chicane.


Interesting stuff :up:

#1059 elansprint72

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 21:45

Shine and show at LMC '10. I used to own one of these cars- wonder where it is now. :rolleyes:

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#1060 elansprint72

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 17:17

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#1061 chevronb37

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:20

A few from this year, though sloppy compared to some of the marvellous contributions on display. What a wonderful thread - I'm in complete awe! Thanks to those who have taken the time to post.

Classic Le Mans 2010
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HSCC - Cadwell Park 2010
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VSCC - Oulton Park 2010
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Group C/GTP - Brands Hatch 2010
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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010
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#1062 elansprint72

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 22:00

Le Mans Classic 2010.

By this point everyone is completely knackkkerred, 26 minutes to the end of the last race. For those of us who were working it's been three days straight without much sleep, for the drivers- easy life!
Best event on earth- be there next time. :)

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#1063 Alan Cox

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 20:21

For no reason in particular, I post the following recently-scanned pics of the late Dan Margulies with his 4CLT Maserati at the 1993 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Well, it's partly because we don't see many 4CLTs at historic meetings these days and partly to show how it was very much "the right crowd and no crowding" at those early Festivals.
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#1064 Alan Cox

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 17:49

1981 Richard Seaman Vintage Trophy, Oulton Park
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Willie Green with Anthony Bamford's Delage
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Peter Morley concentrating on controlling the Napier Bentley, many years before he sold it to current crowd-pleaser, Chris Williams.
(Sorry about the colour quality - no idea what colour film I was using that day.)

#1065 Alan Cox

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 15:00

Gary Pearson - Jaguar D Type. Exit of Esso Bend (sorry, Shell Oils), Oulton Park. Sometime in the '90s.
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Sadly, taken from a position that photographers are no longer allowed to occupy.

#1066 elansprint72

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 20:29

Sadly, taken from a position that photographers are no longer allowed to occupy.



Superb composition and timing. I really do not understand why the inside of hairpins have become out of bounds, I've never seen a car defy the basic laws of physics; Mr Bond.

#1067 elansprint72

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 20:33

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 20:45

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#1069 Phil Rainford

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 21:21

Gary Pearson - Jaguar D Type. Exit of Esso Bend (sorry, Shell Oils), Oulton Park. Sometime in the '90s.
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Sadly, taken from a position that photographers are no longer allowed to occupy.


One of your classics Mr Cox :up:


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#1070 elansprint72

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 20:51

I was not sure where to post this, does a VSCC hill-climb count as a historic festival? I tried doing a search for VSCC and hill-climb and got just about everything but.

Whatever, as my kids say, this was a modern car at the VSCC event at Loton Park earlier today.

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#1071 elansprint72

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 21:16

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#1072 Stephen W

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 08:09

I was not sure where to post this, does a VSCC hill-climb count as a historic festival (sic)? I tried doing a search for VSCC and hill-climb and got just about everything but.

Whatever, as my kids say, this was a modern car at the VSCC event at Loton Park earlier today.

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Ah! The Hornet F3 car! Nice!!!

#1073 Pedro 917

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 22:45

My pictures of the 39th Nürburgring Oldtimer GP are now uploaded to my Jalbum webspace.
You can find them here

#1074 Alexey Rogachev

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 15:07

Some of my photos from the Bikernieki circuit 45th anniversary in Riga (August, 6) :

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More photos (and of better quality, BTW) are here: http://www.balticrac...lbum/index.html.

#1075 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 20:24

Thanks for poasting those, Alexey. Always good to see events from Eastern Europe.

#1076 Alexey Rogachev

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 14:57

Re Eastern Europe... we haven't heard anything from Poland for a long time. Historic racing seemed to progress rapidly there last year. So I wonder what's going on at Poznan and other Polish circuits now...

#1077 Duc-Man

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 16:03

My pictures of the 39th Nürburgring Oldtimer GP are now uploaded to my Jalbum webspace.
You can find them here


After a first quick look: great photos. I love the Wolverine Can-Am and the Shadow DN1.
I wanted to go but couldn't make it. My next attempt is for the Eifelrennen. I'm planning on driving up there on friday.

#1078 Rob Ryder

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 18:04

My pictures of the 39th Nürburgring Oldtimer GP are now uploaded to my Jalbum webspace.
You can find them here

Another stunning set.. thanks Luc :up:

#1079 GrzegorzChyla

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 18:13

Re Eastern Europe... we haven't heard anything from Poland for a long time. Historic racing seemed to progress rapidly there last year. So I wonder what's going on at Poznan and other Polish circuits now...

Unfortunately the progress in Poland is not so fast recently.

There were two meetings this year. First was together wit a Haigo race, giving a total of 26 cars on start.
Number of Polish cars that appear on this meetings is 7, more or less the same as last year.
Plus one Robert Steć has about 4 cars, but he quarreled with everybody and only goes to Czech hill climb races.

I know of about 20 more cars that are expected to appear sooner or later, ranging from two 1950s F/Junior Raks, through two late 1960s F3 Rak-Promots to a couple of Estonia 21 and 25, but most of these cars still need a lot of work.
Edit: I want to add that JJ-01 car exists and is currently being renovated.

On the bright side - there are plans to bring back races of Fiat 126p. They had two weekends with demo runs, in second there were 12 cars on track.
Edit: see http://maluch-trophy.pl/
and some photos at http://maluch-trophy...c...11&Itemid=0

As for 'other Polish circuits' - only Poznań is active, Kielce track needs a lot of work before it can be used again. Other tracks were temporary airfields and are no longer used...

Next meeting is in Poznań on September 18th.

Edited by GrzegorzChyla, 24 August 2011 - 09:00.


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#1080 Alexey Rogachev

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 18:26

Thank you, Grzegorz, I hoped that you would read this thread and post a reply but I didn't think that it would happen so soon :) Things that you have described are in any way much better than what's going on in Latvia. I can only dream of seeing Soviet cars from the fifties and the sixties on a track. The only known Estonia 9 is still in workless condition and appears only as a static exhibit.

If the next historic race meeting is planned for September, 18, then there will be no Polish drivers at the Dzintara Volga...

#1081 mwphoto

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:41

Part of the activities over the weekend at the Road America ALMS event was the Corvette World Tribute.
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Nice collection of Corvette race cars.
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More pics from Friday and Saturday on my site

Also I had the pleasure to meet and spend some time with RA Historian Saturday morning.

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#1082 thiscocks

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 21:42

Unfortunately most of what crowd was there for the start of Friday practice were standing there, with just a chestnut paling for protection the first day. I was already preparing to say something about the obvious danger when the first spots of rain fell, the next car got into a tank slapper and the area was immediately cordoned off...
The paddock was a far safer place:

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Sorry to drag an old pic up from page 1, but is that Jenks? Legend.

#1083 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 22:27

Sorry to drag an old pic up from page 1, but is that Jenks? Legend.

Yes

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:40

A few from the Oulton Park Gold Cup, August Bank Holiday:

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#1085 Speedy27

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 14:16

For anyone who enjoys keeping up with the active historic motorsport scene Downunder, here's a link to some of my favourite pics from the recent Winton Festival Of Speed :

http://www.flickr.co...57627499800099/

There is a link on the first page to the results site, which will help with car/driver identification if required!



#1086 Duc-Man

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 13:47

A couple pictures from the Eifelrennen from friday:

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Katsu Kubota/Lotus 72, Michel Baudoin/Shadow DN9 and Terry Sayles/Osella FA1D

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Philippe Bonny with his Trojan T103. The first time I saw this car.

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Scot Walker/McLaren M23 and Rob Austin/Surtees TS16.

And two more from the pits/paddock:
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The 1975 Gösser BMW 3.5CSL

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The Trojan T103 before getting first time out on the track.

#1087 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 15:27

From the very wet Historic Gold Cup at Oulton Park, 1981.
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Wilie Green waits for the 'off' with the (then) JCB-owned R4D
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The 'maestro' during practice, with Ken Moore's Cooper

#1088 elansprint72

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 20:12

Driver changes at the Le Mans Classic 2010.

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#1089 Alan Cox

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:38

One for Chris Drewett - brother Richard with his Lotus 29 at the Festival of Speed 1997
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#1090 Giraffe

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:08

Some of the more unusual sights at the HSCC's Walter Hayes Trophy meeting at Silverstone yesterday.....

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Steve Dunn's Austin A35

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Michael Ryman's DKW 3=6 & Chris Partington's Saab 86

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The DKW F12 of Tim Bishop

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BMW 2002tii of Joel Wykeham

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Brian Ashby's Emeryson Formula 1

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Younger brother of Ben Mitchell, 16 year old Sam made his racing debut in a Merlyn Mk20 in the Open Wheel 50km race and drove a sensible race in not ideal conditions. :up:



#1091 David McKinney

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 13:08

I thought that a new thread might be an excuse to post a few more from the archive, as there is plenty of interesting subject matter from events such as the old Christie's/Coys festivals, the Gooodwood FoS and Revival, the Old Timer GP, L'Age d'Or, Laguna Seca, Le Mans Classic etc...

Seems a long time since we've had any of these :well:


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 21:38

VSCC See Red Donington Park 2011.
From one of the first films I have developed in 35+ years. Nikon F, 35mm Nikkor and Ilford FP4 film. :smoking:

I love wandering around VSCC paddocks, the cars are not the only characters.

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EDIT: notice the the Morgan in the foreground has got his tyres on back to front! :rolleyes:

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#1093 elansprint72

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 21:55

Another from See Red; I suppose these should have gone into the "paddock thread"?

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#1094 elansprint72

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 22:17

Napier about to make some noise; shame about the "media" man wandering into the shot; I suppose he could be terminated.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 22:23

VSCC See Red Donington Park 2011.
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EDIT: notice the the Morgan in the foreground has got his tyres on back to front!


That is how I have seen they run them, Pete. Presumably they must be directional so the competitors must have some sort of dispensation and the cars behind have them the usual way, unless the one in the foreground has his wheels on the wrong side. Also the bike tyres are designed to allow for banking over. The only cars I recall designed to use tyres like that are the Camber Car, the Arnott sports racer and the Guidobaldi, but the modern tyres were not available in period.... unless anyone knows better.
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#1096 elansprint72

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 23:16

The bike tyres have directional arrows on the side-walls. Goodness knows how the use of these first got past the scrutineers and the precedent was set!

#1097 arttidesco

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:09

Seems to be all the rage among 3 wheeler owners to fit their unidirectional tyres the wrong way round as a casual glance in google images under Morgan Super Sport will confirm here, also here, and here :stoned: :stoned: :stoned:

May be 3 wheeler drivers only expect rain when they have reverse engaged ?

#1098 eldougo

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:34

Love the photo of the first Super Ralt.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:48

....... The only cars I recall edited underlined. designed to use tyres like that are the Camber Car, the Arnott sports racer and the Guidobaldi, but the modern 'bike tyres were not available in period.... unless anyone knows better. Roger Lund


Perhaps I should clarify this. I mean cars intended for the wheels to bank over, not use motorcycle tyres specifically, although I believe Bill Milliken's marvellous device did so later and does so.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 20:15

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