I don't know why you're discussing the red markings etc...
I said when I posted the pic that this was the Roberts/Watson car, no questions asked.
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Posted 15 October 2018 - 12:16
Originally posted by cooper997
Another Bathurst is run and won. But yesterday it was 50 years since Holden won their first 'Bathurst' title. Privateer Bruce McPhee having his name etched into Bathurst folklore driving his Warwick Yellow Monaro 327 to victory.
Not sure if it's Bruce in the middle,of this group of 3 Monaros (keener eyes than mine can sort that out). However, that's Muir/Reynolds 25D Monaro - the third McKay/Holden Dealer Racing Team car at the rear of this group.
Edited by Ray Bell, 15 October 2018 - 12:29.
Posted 17 October 2018 - 14:04
Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:01
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Posted 24 October 2018 - 13:40
Jeff Dunkerton, Lotus 7 Series 2. It's said that this pic is from the Grand Prix.
Can anyone tell me where this pic was taken? I've never seen this angle at Caversham before.
Ray, Craven A Corner was previously Bugatti Corner. The viewpoint is a little earlier than usual.Yes, looks like the '62 AGP.
Edited by Repco22, 24 October 2018 - 13:42.
Posted 24 October 2018 - 21:32
Posted 24 October 2018 - 23:54
Like I said, I've never seen that angle before, though I suspect that there are plenty from the other side of the track at that point.
And, of course, Terry's book only lists the corners from an earlier time. After all, who would want to give credence to Craven A?
Actually, not that many from the inside of the corner Ray. There was always a bigger crowd on the outside and most shots were taken from there towards
the apex which Jeff is still approaching in the above pic.
Posted 25 October 2018 - 00:37
That's one of a number of shots given to me after the AGP taken on Bugatti corner the car would have been entering the corner.
Posted 25 October 2018 - 05:45
Posted 25 October 2018 - 05:50
Ray i am not sure what photo you are referring to but Bob Holden raced in WA at the 1957 AGP and is in the shot with Lukey and Anderson.
Posted 25 October 2018 - 06:55
Posted 25 October 2018 - 08:53
The Peugeot following Lou Kingsley is Bob Annear also 1957.
Posted 25 October 2018 - 23:46
Ray it looks to me that it is entering Bugatti corner taken from inside the track.
Posted 26 October 2018 - 02:41
Edited by Ray Bell, 26 October 2018 - 02:41.
Posted 27 October 2018 - 00:39
Pic of Saywell pit stop is not Bathurst Easter 1939 but Lobethal January 1939. Bathurst pits lhs of road, Lobethal's rhs of road
Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:37
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 06:00
In Tony Parkinson's Legends of Lobethal booklet there's an almost identical placed photo of Murphy's #20 MG P Type. Signpost and windmill can be picked out in both. Just to throw another into the ring, caption for it is quoted as Mt Torrens corner.
Posted 11 November 2018 - 16:31
Yes, it's Mt Torrens...
The sandbags around the signpost are unique to that corner.
Posted 19 November 2018 - 03:07
For lovers of 1950s Italian GP machinery feast your eyes on this.
A brilliant array of Fred Pearse photos posted by Peter Reynell on Facebook. All appear to relate to the Monday, Januar 31, 1955 Gnoo Blas meeting - with comments from M Bisset, J Medley, B King, G Smith, etc to fill in the blanks..
Edited by cooper997, 19 November 2018 - 03:09.
Posted 19 November 2018 - 08:52
Posted 19 November 2018 - 09:56
Yes, some very interesting pics...
Someone should explain to Peter Reynell that he will get better size out of the pics if he uses a digital camera rather than a scanner, though someone with a scanner with good options could get them up to size as well.
Posted 19 November 2018 - 14:27
1938 South Australian GP weekend, Lobethal and related.
Some top shots in this one I think from several archives
Fabulous pictures from long ago, thank you.
What stood out for me was that the Lobethal circuit map looked very similar to the post WW2 Spa Francorchamps, it even had a similar lap distance, Spa being 8.76 miles in period.
Posted 01 December 2018 - 06:46
Yes, its the same car but earlier in Keith's ownership before it acquired the wider wheels and flared mudguards.
I am working on (yet another) history of this D type (many written already). I would love to know more about Keith Russell. I did speak to him decades ago about an XK120 he had owned and which by that time I owned. Is Keith still around? The D was advertised for sale by Keith in the SMH in January 1967 - is this photo definitely from 1967? There was a Keith Maurice Russell of 22 Coral Avenue. Padstow who was a spray painter by trade - would that have been him?
Posted 01 December 2018 - 12:41
Mallala early days.
I've packaged up quite a few shots from Clem Smith's Collection popped up on Bobs FB page in recent weeks by his son Brenton, and a few 'ring ins'. Worth a look perhaps.
I find all of this interesting. I have known Clem since around 1962 as a friend/ aquaintance of my father when we had SCCSA mud sprints in our bottom paddock/swamp where the Happy Valley reservoir leaked.
And have been sometime longtime competitor against Clem, Brenton and Clems son in law John Cook over a couple of decades. Brenton and I [and Cooky] have been in competition in the car trade for a long period. Brenton has retired on his inheritance a year or two earlier than usual. We are both of similar age with John a year or two older with his son Scott quite succesfull in Improved Production cars.
I have seen most of those pics, I have been around the edges of speedway also where Clem was succesfull most of my life. And I have played Classic Speedway for over 25 years.
Edited by Lee Nicolle, 01 December 2018 - 12:44.
Posted 02 December 2018 - 05:56
I've just been prepping some new shots for the website and came across the shot of Max Stewart in the Mildren Waggott (Brabham) slipping under Clive Millis at W Farm in November 1971 and again noticed the difference in rear wing angles (as per the Lotus 39 thread - I've done some shots of Leo in the '39 to put on there later). Dick Simpson took a few from the same angle - interesting to see the different wing angles etc from back then (plus some front on angles for another perspective)
Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:24
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Posted 02 December 2018 - 07:58
Thanks Mark, Dick has such a great collection - all shot from spectator areas on a long lens, not always easy..... The MR5 wing is an interesting one with its channels top and bottom - would be interesting to know whether
they compared it to a traditional wing and discovered any advantage or not.
Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:08
I suspect that most of those wings dragged a lot of air and did not do a great deal. They were learning as they went. And with rules that hsd the wings mounted miles too low. The Millas/Stewart pic has the wings a bit higher than the early 5000 pics with a bit of clear air below them.
And that Surtees looks all wrong!
Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:14
That pic of John Harvey in the Jane Brabham, have a look at the tyre deflection, first look has it simply toeing in a good deal. But it is the tyre twisting on the rim. I am sure the car was wheel aligned correctly! The Max Stewart car with treaded front tyres seems ok. So I guess John was working very hard!
I like all these old pics of car that were so hi tech then an so lo tech now. But seriously quick cars however.
Posted 05 December 2018 - 04:24
'Top shots' is right!
I'm rather interested in this one, Mark:
If it were Mill Corner, which is the turn into the main street, I'm sure there would be houses etc in the background. I think it might be Kayannie.
A. C. Lace driving Alta 21 S
Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:44
Thought these might be of interest to those who haven't seen them before - great nostalgia.....tinged with sadness though. Courtesy 1968 Aust Motor Racing Annual
Posted 21 December 2018 - 04:13
Just prepping some shots from the website and came across this one of Dick Simpson's. Such a great looking design....
Edited by ellrosso, 21 December 2018 - 04:48.
Posted 21 December 2018 - 13:31
It was fitted with a Chev when Leffler got it. Well, it wasn't really, but the other one was.
It's really a tragedy that Janey didn't continue with this car, Harves could have made it really work.
Posted 21 December 2018 - 19:29
Edited by MarkBisset, 21 December 2018 - 19:36.