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#1451 Alan Cox

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 16:47

Is there anything more elegant or graceful than a Bugatti at speed?
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Bo Williams, Type 35B Mallory Park

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#1452 elansprint72

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 20:53

Is there anything more elegant or graceful than a Bugatti at speed?

Bo Williams, Type 35B Mallory Park

It's certainly in the top five, however, not in the hands of this Gentleman, who seemed determined to have an accident of his own making, at the hairpin, on three different laps.

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#1453 elansprint72

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 21:05

VSCC Mallory Park Sunday 21st July
Without doubt the best dice of the day was the race-long battle for Vintage honours between Robert Carr (AC/GN Special) and Justin Maeers (Parker GN) - edge of the seat stuff with Carr winning by a nose


Agreed, it was a pleasure to watch. :)
Here is Carr in a later race; he seems to have got the hang of driving this contraption!

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#1454 JacnGille

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:20

Great pic!

#1455 Simon Arron

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:49

Carr... seems to have the hang of driving this contraption!

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I believe the same could be said of Mr Maeers...

Great shot, incidentally, Pete.

#1456 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:50

Pacific Northwest Historics, Pacific Raceways, Kent, Washington, July 5-7

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Back to basics...guest celebrity Brian Redman with Stephen Newby and Newby's Morris

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Veteran Toad Hall Porsche racer Bob Beasley, left, with Martin Rudow and Dave Tatom. Beasley, from Virginia, and Tatom raced Austin Healeys many years ago when Beasley was stationed in the Northwest

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Marty Loft tries on Mark Jaremko's March 75B. Loft won the 1976 Players Atlantic race at Westwood in a Shierson March 76B. Jaremko said the 75B is chassis number 4...but there might another number 4.

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https://www.dropbox..../Historics_July

https://www.dropbox....JC9/Sadler_July

And here, at post #43:

http://forums.autosp...w...40&start=40

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#1457 pressman

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:03

Agreed, it was a pleasure to watch. :)
Here is Carr in a later race; he seems to have got the hang of driving this contraption!

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Spot on ! :)

#1458 elansprint72

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 15:46

I had a (Dinky) Cooper Bristol when I was a kid- without the large pipes and camera though!

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#1459 Barry Boor

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 15:49

I've got two of them, plus the much better Crescent version.

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#1460 Simon Arron

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 07:14

This gentleman seemed determined to have an accident at the hairpin, on three different laps...

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Wrong.

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Equally wrong.

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Still wrong.

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Crank start required as a consequence of persistent wrongness.

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Right: Anne Boursot models photogenic headgear.

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David v Goliath, the 5-a-side version.

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Graham Paddick requests permission to join the marvellous Carr v Maeers squabble.

#1461 elansprint72

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 20:20

Tee hee... :drunk:

One of the disbenefits(?) of a Bugatti pointed tail-section is that the yellow square with a black X is not visible from certain angles.

Were I to be a Gentleman of Unlimited Means, determined to race Vintage cars; I might consider doing my first ten, or so, races in something rather more "learner-friendly" than a Bugatti eff-wun car.

Mallory must be one of the best tracks in the UK for us snappers (no matter which side of the wire-fence we stand upon); I do hope that the current difficulties can be overcome.

Thanks to those who have posted photos and commented.

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#1462 elansprint72

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 20:34

If there is such a thing as a Spirit of Hamish Moffatt award, my vote would go to Dougal Cawley.

I feel a Caption Competition coming on....

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My captions, in no particular order: Go Your Own Way, The Lonely Furrow, Frazer Nash allegedly designed transmission systems for Mussolini, Damned pit exit... dashed confusing, what?

Edited by elansprint72, 26 July 2013 - 06:00.


#1463 Levin68

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:29

Re Simon's questions in post 1447, are the collective nouns a climax of Imps and an easting of Anglias?

#1464 RogerFrench

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:02

Re Simon's questions in post 1447, are the collective nouns a climax of Imps and an easting of Anglias?


Wouldn't "surfeit" be appropriate for both? :)

#1465 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:37

I prefer a 'nathan' of Imps.

#1466 BRG

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:26

My captions, in no particular order: Go Your Own Way, The Lonely Furrow, Frazer Nash allegedly designed transmission systems for Mussolini, Damned pit exit... dashed confusing, what?

Not to mention that the chap in car 12 seems to have lost a wheel..

#1467 Bloggsworth

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 15:44

Re Simon's questions in post 1447, are the collective nouns a climax of Imps and an easting of Anglias?



Perfect.

#1468 DogEarred

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 17:30


What's the collective noun for a gathering of TNFers?....

#1469 Barry Boor

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 20:05

Has to be an anorak, Shirley?

#1470 elansprint72

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 20:45

Has to be an anorak, Shirley?


Some of us on here are so anal that it has to be a sphincter of TN effers. :smoking:

#1471 BRG

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 18:27

A grumble of TNFers?

And if rooks cluster together in a rookery, do TNFers associate together in a pedantry?

#1472 Barry Boor

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 18:30

I prefer those two to Pete's idea.

#1473 DogEarred

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:22

And if they're truly nostalgic - what about 'a sigh' of TNFers?

#1474 elansprint72

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 20:04

Please make this end soon....

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#1475 Duc-Man

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:28

I got a question for all of you:
I went to the Eifel Rallye Festival last weekend. Since it is a historic festival shall I post the pictures here or there: Personal rally photos from the road, stage & service area?

#1476 BRG

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:12

I don't mind - just post those historic rally pictures - we don't get nearly enough!!

#1477 Alan Cox

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 15:26

I got a question for all of you:
I went to the Eifel Rallye Festival last weekend. Since it is a historic festival shall I post the pictures here or there: Personal rally photos from the road, stage & service area?

I would try this one: Personal photos from historic rallies http://forums.autosp...p;#entry5490334

#1478 Duc-Man

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 16:04

I would try this one: Personal photos from historic rallies http://forums.autosp...p;#entry5490334

18 posts in over three years...no wonder I missed that one. A shame that the photos from the opening posts are gone.

#1479 elansprint72

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 19:49

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The certain sound...

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#1480 john aston

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:06

I don't do photos - I'd rather watch - but a splendid weekend of racing at Croft Nostalgia meeting; everything from frenetic FF1600 dices to thundering Mustangs and screaming Formula Juniors , via 500s and 1 litre F3. Add in a display by a Provost and a Yak, Classic cars by the score and er... tanks ... and it was a great recipe. I mention it here because sometimes it feels as though the only historic meeting which exists is Goodwood, and I get a little tired of the constant hype by the press about it and nothing else. Croft is obviously much smaller scale but deserves our support- stick it in your diary next year ?

#1481 Simon Hadfield

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:29

In its own way the standout weekend of the year so far. Very different to the Silverstone Classic and as such difficult to compare but for a weekend of historic motorsport, classic buses, tanks etc, classic cars, aeroplanes and generally very nice, knowledgable spectators (and a lot of them) it was absolutely brilliant fun. Highly recommended!



#1482 john aston

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 16:31

I was at the Silverstone Classic too and it was as wonderful as ever but I am delighted you enjoyed Croft . Tell some more of your racer mates to come up next year? A few - OK a whole grid full - of F5000s would be just the ticket. And maybe a Ford Galaxie or six ?

#1483 elansprint72

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 21:02

I've never been to Croft. :blush: Maybe next year?

This was Cadwell a few weeks ago: shame about those helmets.

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Not to mention the tyres (no idea why VSCC allows cutting-edge modern tyres on these trikes yet huffs and puffs about other anachronisms).

Edit: is that a K&N filter? Groan......

MORE PHOTOS AT: www.petetaylor.org.uk

Edited by elansprint72, 07 August 2013 - 19:52.


#1484 David Birchall

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 21:17

Not to mention the tyres (no idea why VSCC allows cutting-edge modern tyres on these trikes yet huffs and puffs about other anachronisms).

Edit: is that a K&N filter? Groan......


I hear there is a move to make them install a fourth wheel...

#1485 elansprint72

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 22:07

I hear there is a move to make them install a fourth wheel...


;) So they would end up like this...?

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#1486 David Birchall

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:10

Well, yer, but without the spare wheel chasing them...

#1487 Duc-Man

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:59

Hey I'll be up at the Nürburgring for the OGP tomorrow. Anybody else here going as well?

#1488 Hamish Robson

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 09:47

Hey I'll be up at the Nürburgring for the OGP tomorrow. Anybody else here going as well?


I´m going tomorrow (Saturday) - I´ll post some pictures probably on Sunday.

#1489 Duc-Man

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:45

I´m going tomorrow (Saturday) - I´ll post some pictures probably on Sunday.

I had a great day out yesterday. I just uploaded some of the over 300 photos I took onto a facebook album.

Here some samples:

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I doubt that I have to give a description of what you see...

Peter Hoffmann selling his McLaren M8FP at the Coys auction tomorrow...
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...and I think it is a different car than the one he raced in Hockenheim in april.

PS: The Wolverine Can-Am is entered for the Masters sportscar race but wasn't there yesterday. Could you take and post some photos if possible?

#1490 Macca

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 16:42

Not a festival as such, but here are a couple I took at Goodwood a couple of weekends ago:

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I didn't ask what this was - not quite the done thing to go up to a chap and say "I know it's a fake, but what sort of fake, exactly? - but perhaps it's one of those made by a firm that has a stand at the Revival each year (Jaguar-engined? the car, not the stand)

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getting a lot of attention, although I don't think it flew that day; a Spit has certainly been flying around and over the Horndean area recently, presumably this one.


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