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#801 cooper997

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:02

Thanks Ray. I'll check and see it the slide with both of Jim's mechanics is worth adding here at a later time.

 

In the meantime, I've also found this slide already uploaded to postimage, but can't remember where it was originally put.

 

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Edited by cooper997, 17 April 2018 - 10:37.


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#802 cooper997

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:49

These shirtless musclemen are Jim Clark's two mechanics at Longford in 1965. Going by Ray's comment back on the previous page, Ray Parsons must be on the right of this photo?

1965_Longford_Clark_Lotus_mechanics_TNF.

 

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#803 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:57

Ray Parsons on the left...

#804 cooper997

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 05:43

Tasmania's own motor sports magazine had Jim at Longford Corner during the 1965 event on the cover of their Feb 66 issue

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#805 SJ Lambert

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:12

Love it!

#806 MarkBisset

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:19

Great stuff Stephen,
Wonderful shots- what corner do you think?
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#807 Ray Bell

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 12:47

Longford Corner...

Where the pub is.

#808 cooper997

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:07

Help please? Can I ask someone with far more computer tech skills than me, if they know what's happening with postimage?

 

Why I ask is that many great images posted by the likes of James Lambert, Ed Holly, Ray Bell, Lindsay Ross and myself prior to page 16 on this thread are just coming up as the file name in the spot where the photo should be on the computer. On the ipad it comes up as file name and the dreaded blue question mark.

 

More than likely doing the same on other threads.

 

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#809 Ray Bell

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:09

I just had a lot of trouble opening Postimage but eventually got it...

I think it might be overloaded or something.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:37

This thread has been instrumental in fleshing out the relatively flimsy reports of Tasman races I used to read back in the sixties and in showing so many photos that are new to me. (Jim Clark especially)

 

Thanks to all.



#811 cooper997

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:07

The old Postimg.org is gone, it is now Postimg.cc.

Just click on where the thumbnail should be displayed.
When a new window opens with 'Page not Disaplayed' message change the .org in the address bar to .cc and voila, the image will appear.

Example....
https://postimg.cc/image/ijqm7adj7/ change to https://postimg.cc/image/ijqm7adj7/

This applies to all 'disappeared' postimg images.

Ray, I posted the same question about the postimage problem in the How to post your pictures thread and Rob Ryder was kind enough to give this response.

 

Looks like a few of us have some codes to change. (understatement)

 

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#812 Ray Bell

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:26

Such fun!

This sort of thing simply keeps on happening...

#813 SJ Lambert

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:29

It's happening in days, not weeks or previously, years.........

 

Feels like it's all been a huge waste of time at this stage. :down:



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:28

Well I think I've fixed all the images I've posted in this thread since learning how to in 2014. That takes care of about a dozen or 15. Only about 780 to go!

 

Not a lot of fun, but the occasional post like DogEarred's gives me just enough inspiration to think it's not all pointless.

 

I did see the Tasmanian Motorist Clark cover quickly made it to facebook and has actually reminded the great Tasmanian spanner man, Geoff Smedley to dig out some art of his. I might need to nick that back to add here.

 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:41

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Geoff Smedley wrote "This old shot of Jimmy Clark rang a lot of bells, This is my drawing of Frank Matich on the same day, March 1965."

https://www.facebook...3&theater&ifg=1

 

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#816 Ray Bell

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 21:36

Originally posted by DogEarred
This thread has been instrumental in fleshing out the relatively flimsy reports of Tasman races I used to read back in the sixties and in showing so many photos that are new to me. (Jim Clark especially)
 
Thanks to all.


The very reason I started the 'Your Memories of Tasman Time' thread.

I was very aware, from discussions with Roger Lund when he came to Australia (is that really over a decade ago?), that many keen enthusiasts in other parts of the world followed the racing as closely as they could.

Autosport, of course, carried comprehensive reports, but there's always more things happen than can make it into the reports. And the unearthing of more photos, as seen in this thread, brings further life to it all.

So how about you go to that thread and post your questions or memories and get it all fired up again.

I'm sure that will bring even more to light for us all.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 01:55

I just had a lot of trouble opening Postimage but eventually got it...

I think it might be overloaded or something.

After a month ago trying to get into my account I got a new password that was useless. Sent them a message without answer.

Tried again just now and again tried to get in. They sent me yet another password that yet again does not work.

at the second attempt I got 'postimg.ORG is locked by registery. 

While we hope to resolve the issue we chose postimgCC as our new home.

Please update codes em,bedded in your websites.'

 

So it would appear all my pic are locked in the 'old' site. 

The rest is gobbleydook to a technophobe like me.

And I lost quite a few on the previous host that went pay site.

So I feel that is me for putting pics up on this site. Just way too hard.

I could probably start again then lose them yet again. Too hard, to much work.



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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:43

This must have originally been uploaded to the now locked Kevin Drage Oz photos Mk1 thread, because I haven't spotted it on here.

 

1965_Longford_G_Hill_01.jpg

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 11:15

The very reason I started the 'Your Memories of Tasman Time' thread.

I was very aware, from discussions with Roger Lund when he came to Australia (is that really over a decade ago?), that many keen enthusiasts in other parts of the world followed the racing as closely as they could.

Autosport, of course, carried comprehensive reports, but there's always more things happen than can make it into the reports. And the unearthing of more photos, as seen in this thread, brings further life to it all.

So how about you go to that thread and post your questions or memories and get it all fired up again.

I'm sure that will bring even more to light for us all.

 

Yes, I should have included your thread also. So please excuse me Ray. As you say, it had been a bit quiet since Christmas.



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#820 Ray Bell

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:44

Originally posted by cooper997
This must have originally been uploaded to the now locked Kevin Drage Oz photos Mk1 thread, because I haven't spotted it on here.
 
1965_Longford_G_Hill_01.jpg


Bob Atkin with Graham Hill...

Is that '64 o '65?

Doggie, a major point in all of it is that I am asking for contributions from your part of the world.

#821 cooper997

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:40

Ray, the G Hill photo is from 1965. Only 1964 stuff I have is b&w.

 

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:20

Just reinstated this in the Ecurie Australie thread, so may as well be here too.

 

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I believe it's Saturday's (1965 Longford)  'The Examiner' Road Racing Championship rear of grid - Stillwell, Matich, Gardner, followed by Palmer and Rocky Tresise in the red Cooper, followed by Hobden.

 

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 10:54

Ron captures Black Jack again

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 02:49

Brilliant! Thank you Ron & James.

 

1960 Longford - Jack had obviously decided he best spend some time on his own car.

 

Thanks also James for restoring view of the Longford photos that went missing in action because of the postimage changes.

 

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 07:03

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Another one of Jimmy’s Tasman cars, Leo’s heartbreaker!!

#826 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 10:25

I think there's a pic on this thread somewhere of Leo carrying one of the front wheels at Mountford Corner...

And I see someone has removed Kevin Carrad's bulletproof anti-wheel losing fitment on the hubs.

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 11:40

Here is one shot of the incident. I know another photographer shot a sequence of it which was in Aust Motor Racing Annual back in the day.478-_K-_LGeo-68-lo.jpg



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 20:58

I don't know...

It won him some Gold Star races, got him an outright lap record or two and a big, big trophy from Japan.

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 23:02

Here is one shot of the incident. I know another photographer shot a sequence of it which was in Aust Motor Racing Annual back in the day.478-_K-_LGeo-68-lo.jpg

A little off subject but the road sign says 'Midlands' Hwy, though with all my trips to Tassy it has been the 'Midland' Hwy.

As for the pic of Leo recovering his wheel,,, well these days they just continue on on three! And after several decades of wheels coming off you think they may have learnt by now!! Centrelock wheels are inherently dangerous.


Edited by Lee Nicolle, 29 April 2018 - 23:04.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:38

Regularly the facebook page for the Historic Racing Car Club of Tasmania unearths some great Tasmanian motor racing photos and footage.

https://www.facebook.com/HRCCT/

 

This link should take you to around 2 minutes of 1968 Longford colour footage filmed by Ken Bridge and uploaded to youtube by his son, Ian. Fantastic stuff, that must be from the Saturday.

https://youtu.be/PBRvw4doZlg

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 11:37

Guys ,

Please checkout this article inspired by and using some photos and knowledge shared on this wonderful thread .
It's a long and somewhat ambitious piece 'Lap Of Longford' please let me know any errors, hopefully I have not 'verballed' any of you

Mark

https://primotipo.co...5/longford-lap/

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 00:59

Guys ,

Please checkout this article inspired by and using some photos and knowledge shared on this wonderful thread .
It's a long and somewhat ambitious piece 'Lap Of Longford' please let me know any errors, hopefully I have not 'verballed' any of you

Mark

https://primotipo.co...5/longford-lap/


Mark, your Primotipo article on Longford is absolutely incredible, even by your very high standards.

The combination of great words and wonderful period photos is awesome.

I have been a motorsport fan for over 50 years and this is by far the best “description” of a race track I have ever seen

Let me commend your contributors Lindsay Ross and Ray Bell for their efforts.

I hope all motorsport fans read it.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:43

Wonderful article Mark, thoroughly enjoyed it and quite a few pics I haven’t seen before. Thanks for keeping the Longford legend alive.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:44

Mark. Re; credit for with the image of Graham Hill leading the pack off the bridge

 

Apologies if the wording I used in my post is a bit ambiguous, but I was seeking assistance in identifying the photographer, 'twas not I.

 

https://forums.autos...ific/?p=8275509


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Posted 08 July 2018 - 12:32


Thanks chaps for the feedback and Ray, Terry and Lindsay for sorting a few errors, hopefully it's thereabouts now!

Mark

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 15:02



To mark the 50th anniversary of the final 'Long Weekend at Longford' I made a pilgrimage down there this last long weekend. (4,200 kms)

 

 

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Can someone give me the 'credits' for this image?

 

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I drove what I could of the remains - including the flying mile.

 

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Hi Wirra , It's mine! The shot of Long bridge on the Saturday March 1968. The Launceston Examiner Trophy race.

Cheers

Rod Mackenzie/Launchpad



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:35

Thanks chaps, so corrected!

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:22

This short piece has turned up on Historic Racing Car Club of Tasmania facebook feed recently.

 

https://www.facebook...?type=2

 

Quite a while before this film, February 2006 Motor Sport published some of Graeme George's photos.

 

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 14:21

It would be good to see some of this stuff...

How does one do that?

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:17

 

Its Lawrie O'Neil's car at Longford in 1962 with Doug Whiteford doing the driving duties.He blitzed the GT record in the car and did 144 mph on the Flying mile. Won the GT Championship to top it off. Shots on the oldracephotos website if anyone wants to see more - just type Whiteford into Advanced Search.

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Colin Hyams has advised his old O'Neill car has just been sold again by Sotheby's NY - https://rmsothebys.c...in-db4gt-zagato



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:20

Thought I'd resurrect the Longford thread with a few pics from the final meeting in 1968...865-H-Pit-68-lo.jpg868-H-Race-68-lo.jpg877-H-Clar-68-lo.jpg884-H-Whit-68-lo.jpg902-H-Amon-68-lo.jpg



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 12:37

Thanks for the resurrection Lindsay! Great to see the Macrow Argo shot- Peter Brennam will be pleased- do you have any others of this combo? Doug Whiteford just raced on forever didn't he- the Datsun phase gave him continuity at a time his economic fortunes were not what they had been?

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 19:34

Hi Mark, yes there are another 10 shots on the ORP site, so a few too many to post here. Type Peter Macrow into the Advanced Search will bring them up. Cheers Lindsay



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Posted 26 January 2019 - 23:30

Couple of Macrow in 923-H-Argo-68-lo.jpgthe Argo at Longford in 1968, the b/w is going into the Viaduct on wet Monday's sports car scratch race.2723-K-Argo-68-lo.jpg



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Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:37

Marvellous Lindsay, Mr Brennan will be excited, no doubt he has already acquired them.
It is a pity the car wasn't raced more 'in period' but a good look at it in the nuddy- which I have done at PB's 'shop- and it's Cooper origins shows it is a compromise compared with the Elfin 400 and FM's SR3 clone, apart from the other current stuff around at the time. Great bit of kit all the same, it would be interesting to get Peter Macrow's comments about it- I must bail him up somewhere! I'll check out ORP for the balance of the shots, thank you.
Mark

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:48

No I don't think Peter has ever bought prints from us. Tony Osborne's son Anthony certainly bought a good few of the Argo, McLaren and Elite a few years back though......... Would be very interesting to hear Peter's take on Longford in the wet Mark!



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:41

Few more from the final Longford meeting. Apologies if I have posted any of these before. Check the Sandown winning Alfa Giulia Ti in the background of the G Hill shot - owned by Peter Cazarro at this time,885-H-Alf-68-lo.jpg887-H-P4-68-lo.jpg892-H-Pier-68-lo.jpg896-H-Pedr-68-lo.jpg898-H-Clar-68-lo.jpg900-H-Hill-68-lo.jpg


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#848 MarkBisset

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 20:55

Lindsay,
You can re-post as many times as you like given this site swallows photos annually! All great shots- the two which grabbed me I'd not seen before is the fantastic close-up of Piers and similarly the Kings Bridge beauty of Bill Brown.
I was in Tassie for a week before Xmas but didn't get further north than Pumphouse Point on Lake St Clair sadly, Longford next trip! The more I think about the braver David McKay was in letting Bill loose in that car with his experience to that point in time?
Still, nothing like being chucked into the deep end I guess!
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#849 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 22:18

I don't know...

 

Bill had raced a Porsche, they weren't all that forgiving were they?



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 01:32

Ha ha Ray- too funny and spot on!
Still not so sure I would have 'chucked him the keys', now let's think about who else was 'available' at the time to spark a discussion.
Either Geoghegan (noting they paired in the 250LM) Bartlett altho Mildren would not have released him, Max Stewart tho he had no 'big car' experience then, Alfie- nah too soon , when did he race that M4A?, Harves was with Bob of course, no chance there either, Niel Allen was well credentialed, Alan Hamilton had the creds but maybe a Ferrari drive for the Porsche importer is a bit of a stretch. On balance Niel Allen on merit, am sure he would have popped the Elfin 400 to one side to drive a current Ferrari...
Mark