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#1301 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:51

Ralph has done the Chev Camaro proud - and thanks ! About a year ago, after 21 yrs of racing Alfas (1300/1600 and 2600) I decided that before I gave up racing I ought to experience what V8 power was like .... typical old coffin-dodger's whimsy.

Wow ! All I can say is that I should have done this years ago. Driving the Alfas there was enough time to read a newspaper or make a cup of tea between the corners. Not any longer - that car is faster than my brain ! And the noise it makes. Every start-up brings a tear to me eye (mainly the 5mpg on the circuit). That is how a car should sound. Throughout my time racing I have driven the cars to-and-from the tracks and I must say that the Camaro is very docile on the road - and not as heavy as the Alfa 2600 Sprint coupe I used to race a decade ago.

The other joy is that I think the era of American muscle-car styling from mid-Sixties until about 1972 was truly a magnificent period of simple elegance - and the Chev Camaro is an outstanding example.

I look forward to meeting TNFers at the May HSCC Silversone meeting.
Nick

You see real racecars have v8s. Far faster in a straight line and keep you awake in corners hanging onto to all that torque. And the engines are probably cheaper too for twice the power.

It took me about 30 years to get used to the 67-69 Camaros but now I really like them. Though they are still quite bland inside. That and the Mustang, plus the Challenger and Cudas were very attractive cars that still grab you 40+ years on, and the manufacturers have cloned them quite succesfully.

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#1302 275 GTB-4

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:58

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Dinger's Brabham BT 30 at Thruxton's Revival on Sunday


Set up for a circuit with no high speed sections??? The drag from those front winglets must have been substantial???

#1303 Phil Rainford

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:52

Two more shots from last weekend (although I still have about 600 Thruxton images to sort and haven't yet started on Oulton Park)...


Got me thinking....

Mr Arron and I are from the "Old School" of just taking one image at a time, but how many images to those photgraphers that keep their fingers pressed hard on the button have to download each weekend :eek:

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#1304 arttidesco

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 13:43

Got me thinking....

Mr Arron and I are from the "Old School" of just taking one image at a time, but how many images to those photgraphers that keep their fingers pressed hard on the button have to download each weekend :eek:

PAR


671 from Thruxton on Sunday and 653 from Castle Combe on Monday does that make me "old skool" too ?

#1305 Alan Cox

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 17:31

671 from Thruxton on Sunday and 653 from Castle Combe on Monday does that make me "old skool" too ?

That would be 19 rolls of 36 from Thruxton and 18 rolls from Castle Combe - If PAR thinks that's 'Old School' I don't know which school he went to! (I do, actually :D )
I know that the 'pros' covering grands prix would use vast quantities of transparency film, but the humble club reporter might only use a pocketful.

#1306 Stephen W

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:03

671 from Thruxton on Sunday and 653 from Castle Combe on Monday does that make me "old skool" too ?



That would be 19 rolls of 36 from Thruxton and 18 rolls from Castle Combe - If PAR thinks that's 'Old School' I don't know which school he went to! (I do, actually :D ) I know that the 'pros' covering grands prix would use vast quantities of transparency film, but the humble club reporter might only use a pocketful.


As an enthusiastic snapper I used mainly Agfa & Fuji transparency film. For a club meeting I would use 2/3 rolls whilst for the GP it would ramp up to 5/6. When travelling abroad to GPs I would increase my numbers of rolls to between 8 and 10. Even so I did always have two camera bodies so that when I ran out of film I just switched cameras and then when there was a lull I would reload the second camera. I only ever once put the motor drive on my Nikon to full automatic - British GP at Silverstone for the first lap down into Stowe. I blasted off the full roll in seconds - never again!

Nowadays I still run my digital camera on the single shot mode as I find that it allows me to frame pictures better and I don't end up with 40 shots of one car lumbering round a corner.

#1307 Barry Boor

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 13:53

If your cars are lumbering, Steve, you are watching the wrong sort of racing.

#1308 Phil Rainford

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 16:04

If your cars are lumbering, Steve, you are watching the wrong sort of racing.


He only takes the slow ones.........they are the only ones he can get in focus  ;)

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 18:16

That would be 19 rolls of 36 from Thruxton and 18 rolls from Castle Combe - If PAR thinks that's 'Old School' I don't know which school he went to!


I went to Le Mans in 1981 for the whole week with just 4 rolls of 36 frames of Agfa transparency ! :eek:

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 20:39

Any shots of the ex-John Hall Mustang Boss 302 driven by Pete Hallford? I believe he was #90.

Vince H.


Howdy Vince,

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Pete Hallford was running the #82 in the Super Touring Car Race the only car representing the 70's to boot !

#1311 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:50

Pete Hallford was running the #82 in the Super Touring Car Race the only car representing the 70's to boot !


Thanks, Ralph ! I also emailed former Mustang racer John Hall. His response: "Thanks for this"

John in his Mustang back in "the day":

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#1312 arttidesco

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:11

Thanks for the back in the day pic Vince :up:

#1313 Phil Rainford

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 21:25

A few from Oulton on Saturday....

Steven Sprigg ( Lotus Cortina Mk 1) enjoys the arrival of Spring at Lodge...

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Famous colour scheme

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Andy Davies 's BMW 2002 exits Shell/Esso

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Richard Sprigg leaves little margin for error

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Ronnie Haines blends in with the Lodge gates

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#1314 arttidesco

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 23:19

A few from Oulton on Saturday....

Famous colour scheme

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PAR


Ah yes Autoglym, still the winning formula  ;) :up:


#1315 Stephen W

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:31

If your cars are lumbering, Steve, you are watching the wrong sort of racing.


He only takes the slow ones.........they are the only ones he can get in focus ;)


Really is that all you can come up with and I thought that age could not wither you!

Famous colour scheme

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Nice use of the Burnt Umber Filter.  ;)

#1316 Alan Cox

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:03

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Harry Leventis' 412P Ferrari from the Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge, Donington 2004

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 14:47

Mike Wrigley testing for next months Masters Festival at Donington.

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#1318 Giraffe

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 15:26

It was great to see the Scarab of Julian Bronson out at Silverstone today for the HGPCA test....

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#1319 Barry Boor

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 16:48

But where has the red trimline gone? :rolleyes:

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#1320 Alan Cox

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 22:36

VSCC Silverstone & HGPCA Test Day
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R10B gearbox change

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Graham Adelman - 250F #2522

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Ex-Whitney Straight/Prince Bira Maserati '3011' driven by Rob Newall

#1321 David Beard

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:20

I had my first visit to Cadwell for over 30 years at the weekend . I had forgotten how ggood it is. These are some from the HSCC event on Sunday.

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Great tussle. Europa v TVR

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Great viewing and photo opportunities at the mountain.

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Super F3 show

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Lovely Phantom Clubmans car




#1322 David McKinney

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:00

Probably my favourite UK circuit for viewing (and photographing, in the days I did that)

#1323 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 13:00

Probably my favourite UK circuit for viewing (and photographing, in the days I did that)

:up: :up:
Thanks for the photos, David. Great to se F3 in the sunshine at Cadwell. Shame it clashed with VSCC Silverstone.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 14:32

I had my first visit to Cadwell for over 30 years at the weekend . I had forgotten how ggood it is.


Very gggood :)

I used to love the place and even I got "lift off"

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#1325 john aston

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 15:53

Great meeting - I went both days. Wonderful circuit which I love as much now as my first visit in '75. Terrific saloon car race yesterday especially- Falcon , Mustangs and Imps , Cortinas and Minis . Got home , watched Bahrain GP and despaired at the utterly forgettable circuit in a country which should really not have an F1 race. Why not ? How long do you have ?

#1326 Duc-Man

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 17:19

Hockenheim last friday. Sorry, I don't have any driver names for the first two.

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Peter Hoffmann leading Silvio Kalb.

#1327 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 17:39

Peter Hoffmann leading Silvio Kalb.

Great to see that Peter Hoffman is still campaigning his McLaren M8F which, I believe, he has owned and raced since 1974. I think he is about 73 or 74 and reckons to have done over 300 races with it.

#1328 David Beard

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 17:47

Great meeting - I went both days. Wonderful circuit which I love as much now as my first visit in '75. Terrific saloon car race yesterday especially- Falcon , Mustangs and Imps , Cortinas and Minis . Got home , watched Bahrain GP and despaired at the utterly forgettable circuit in a country which should really not have an F1 race. Why not ? How long do you have ?


Sorry I missed you John.
Well, I got home, watched the recorded GP. So much to take in, will probably watch it again tonight. But I agree, why there?


#1329 Barry Boor

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 17:49

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#1330 Odseybod

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 21:08

A few of mine to add to the VSCC SIlverstone collection (nice to bump into Alan in the paddock).

Hanuman and Remus warm up their rear ends, ready for action.

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A very superior toy cupboard

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The Paddock display of some of the cars that played a part in George Abercassis's career (ashamed to say I couldn't decide which HWM my Dinky Toys racer was based on)

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The Le Mans Sprite was an unexpected Paddock adornment - on its way to or from somewhere presumably

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The 500s looked a little lost in Silverstone's wide open spaces - but still quite scary

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Tony Wood was pressing on in the Tec-Mec

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Chris Williams in the Bentley-Napier lays down a naval-style smoke screen to hide from Sue Darbyshire's Morgan Super Aero

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One reason for returning for Sunday's excitements was the Historic/Hysterical Racing Drivers Club race - couldn't resist an entry list that pitted Wolfgang Friedrichs' DP214 Aston against Bill Shepherd's Ford Galaxie (they finished in reverse order).

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Someone and their Bentley were also making a weekend of it

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#1331 Barry Boor

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:18

H.W.M - it's the one on the left, Tony. but Dinky didn't bother with the exhaust pipes.

#1332 Odseybod

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:24

H.W.M - it's the one on the left, Tony. but Dinky didn't bother with the exhaust pipes.


Thanks, Barry - my (slight) excuse for being confused :-)



#1333 David Beard

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:23

A few of mine to add to the VSCC SIlverstone collection (nice to bump into Alan in the paddock).

The Le Mans Sprite was an unexpected Paddock adornment - on its way to or from somewhere presumably

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Not a Sprite, simply a Healey?

#1334 Giraffe

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 13:07

It was there for the Friday HGPCA test day


I didn't see it run though....

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IIRC there are two of these "recreations" about?

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 13:57

Not a Sprite, simply a Healey?


Sorry, David - should of course be the Healey SR (just that I've always thought of it as the ultimate Le Mans Sprite - no excuse, I know).

#1336 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:43

From the time before the setting-up day for the Festival of Speed became the money-spinner that it is today and one was able to wander around and snap away unhindered - Taken on the Friday before the second festival in 1994.
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T54's Indy Cooper - to be driven by Jack Brabham
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The Mercedes museum collection made its Goodwood debut
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John Coombs Mkll replica and Moss's 1960 TT-winner
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SM consults with former team-mate Martin Brundle, and Martin's wife Liz, at the start line

#1337 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 15:38

Cor! Didn't realise that Martin was EVER that young.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 16:24

OT slightly, but here the pair are 13 years earlier, in 1981
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#1339 Giraffe

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 18:25

Some images from yesterday's Silverstone Classic Media day.

This lovely March 802 is owned by the same chap who features here driving the Richard Oaten / Ian Ashley Lola T330, and goes by the name of Lance. Iain Rowley is running both cars and can tell us more, I'm sure.

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Chris Beighton's Sunbeam Tiger.

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Ian Giles' Rover that was being tested for a feature by "Vintage Racecar"

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The Lotus 25 which was filmed being driven by David Coulthard I believe for an upcoming BBC feature prior to the Canadian GP.

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Bob Dance and Gordon Cruickshank make copious notes....

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Paul Knapfield appears to have yet another toy, a Lister Storm....

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Lance, and the aforementioned Lola run by Iain Rowley.

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A Riley that Gareth Evans appeared to have an interest in.

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Easily the loudest car in the pitlane!

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This is Greg Thornton's (on right) March 75A Ford GA ex- Alan Jones with Tony Trimmer behind the wheel.

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Roger Bevan's Lotus 69. I think Ted's team had a hand in running this & if so, maybe he can tell us if it really is the ex-Emerson Fittipaldi chassis?

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A lovely Chevron B17C F2, driver unknown.

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#1340 Macca

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 19:13

Very nice pics, thanks.

When cars are in the tiled pit garage (is it just McLaren's that is tiled or are they all like that in the new complex?) they look like models in a display case!

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#1341 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 19:22

Who is the owner of the Sunbeam Tiger?

Answered - thank you.

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#1342 MCS

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 19:23

...When cars are in the tiled pit garage (is it just McLaren's that is tiled or are they all like that in the new complex?) they look like models in a display case!

Paul M


I couldn't agree more - looks weird. But I suspect Silverstone is (weird) these days to those of us who haven't been since the nineties, eighties, seventies, etc.

Wonderful pictures from David at Cadwell Park. I WILL go back there one day.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 19:31

Cor! Didn't realise that Martin was EVER that young.


1985...with a hat too small for his head :)

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#1344 Phil Rainford

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 19:45

OT slightly, but here the pair are 13 years earlier, in 1981
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I remember reading an article by Martin in which he said all he tried to do in 1981 was be faster than his illustrious team mate....when actually what he should have done was learn from the master

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#1345 Giraffe

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 20:03

Who is the owner of the Sunbeam Tiger?


Chris Beighton, Barry. It has featured here before, on the Mallory thread I recall.....

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#1346 MCS

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 20:05

I remember reading an article by Martin in which he said all he tried to do in 1981 was be faster than his illustrious team mate....when actually what he should have done was learn from the master

PAR


And wasn't there a comment from Moss that going racing again was a very big mistake...?

#1347 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 20:35

I know it's going O.T. but does anyone know the history of that Tiger?


#1348 Mallory Dan

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 20:41

I believe that Sigma March is an 832 rather than an 802, Tony, bodywork looks like it anyway.

#1349 Giraffe

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 20:48

I believe that Sigma March is an 832 rather than an 802, Tony, bodywork looks like it anyway.


I suspect you are correct, Dan.

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#1350 Alan Cox

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 21:20

I believe that Sigma March is an 832 rather than an 802, Tony, bodywork looks like it anyway.

I think the Scheckter car was an uprated 822, wasn't it, Dan?