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#5251 Michael Ferner

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 14:22

Having no knowledge of football to speak of, but a somewhat muddled memory of something to do with Felice Nazzaro and football, and now you say Italy, so I say...

 

Nazzaro Calcio!



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#5252 Michael Ferner

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 14:24

Hah!! I googled it, and I was half right - it was Biagio Nazzaro!!! :well:



#5253 ensign14

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 16:02

Yes, for some reason the death of Biagio Nazzaro really struck a chord in northern Italy, there were lots of things named after him, including a football club founded the year he died.  I assume his bike racing was pretty high profile given his GP career has to go down as the joint least successful ever...



#5254 Regazzoni

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 20:33

(If I can sneak in a quick one)

 

Who, what, where and when?

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#5255 LittleChris

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Posted 26 February 2020 - 23:00

Perhaps a rather bent Shadow DN1 monocoque ?



#5256 Regazzoni

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 07:11

It is.

 

Do you, or anybody, have further details?



#5257 Regazzoni

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 10:55

Since this is supposed to be a quickie, I reveal the arcane without further ado.

 

Jarier, Argentina, 1974. A proper introduction to the team by godasso

 

I take it that photo was only published on Autosprint and not on the UK press.

 

One could recognize Southgate's monocoques among a thousand others, always the same configuration, from the BRMs until even the first Arrows when ground effect required narrow chassis.

 

One could also say that chassis was properly buckled in an Eulerian way. LOL

 

 

PS: Please proceed with further questions, either Ferner, LittleChris or who's got one ready. Cheers.


Edited by Regazzoni, 27 February 2020 - 10:57.


#5258 68targa

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 12:08

I can slip this one in

 

Car #21  - what is it, where and when ?

 

I suspect that this one may be fairly easy, knowing the depths of knowledge that pervades TNF !

 



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 12:11

Messed up the photo link so having another go

 

Car #21  - what is it, where and when ?

 

I suspect that this one may be fairly easy, knowing the depths of knowledge that pervades TNF !

 

 

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#5260 alansart

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 14:01

The circuit looks like Brands Hatch. Late 70's ?


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#5261 68targa

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 15:21

Yes to Brands hatch

Yes to Late 70's



#5262 MCS

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 15:39

I have no idea where this is coming from in my memory, but somebody called Anthony Taylor and Blackburn, Lancashire?  And, yes, it is obviously Brands.  What it is, I have no idea.  Was there a Kincraft sportscar?!



#5263 68targa

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 17:21

Well done - spot on :clap:

 

Yes this is the Kincraft Sports Chevrolet 5.5 litre with, I presume Anthony Taylor in the driving seat. Brands Hatch 22 Oct 1978.

 

Told you it would be easy 



#5264 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 19:25

Ken Heywood’s Elva Courier behind it.

#5265 MCS

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 19:48

Wow.  Goodness me.  But who designed and built it?

 

Enough from me - need to work, so maybe back to Ray Bell and his curious Formula Junior question - Post # 5231 I believe  . . .



#5266 68targa

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 20:34

It's Warwick Farm in 1961...

 

Is that a help?

Thought I would have another go at this.

I guess it could be a Cooper Maserati variant and I seem to remember that Arnold Glass drove one but I am not up to speed on Australian events in that era.



#5267 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 21:25

This one might take a bit of tossing:

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Rear suspension looks Lotus 18-based.

#5268 2F-001

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 22:24

Ken Heywood’s Elva Courier behind it.

And behind that appears to be an XK120?

I associate such a beast in ModSports with John 'Plastic' Pearson... but 1978 seems to be much too late. And this one looks to be running in a nominally road-legal state with reg plates (and LHD too?).

Any thoughts?


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#5269 Tim Murray

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 23:00

No mention of the Kincraft or any XKs in either the event preview or the race reports in Motoring News. The Kincraft does appear (uncaptioned) in the background of a photo of Mike Harrison spinning his Elva 8S-Rover. The event seems to have been half-and-half historic and modern races.

#5270 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 01:46

I think someone identified the car as maybe an Ausper...

 

I will make a call to the photographer and ask him if that's right. I don't actually know the answer, but I can check any answers against the lap time cards for drivers and pick it that way if someone names a driver.



#5271 john medley

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 02:28

Ausper confirmed 



#5272 Ray Bell

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 03:03

Who was racing it at that time, John?



#5273 GazChed

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:16

Going back to the Brands photo Ken Heywood competed in the Thoroughbred Sportscar series in the late seventies. This series catered for the type of cars used in the Marque Sportscar races at Goodwood up to the mid sixties. I can remember Jaguar XKs, Aston Martin DB4s, TR2/3s etc competing although in later years cars built up to 1975 were allowed in.

#5274 Mallory Dan

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:48

Martin Crowther in the XK?



#5275 68targa

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:59

Going back to the Brands photo just to clarify. This was at the 22nd October1978 historic meeting.

 

# 21 is the Kincraft Sports - this is listed in the programme as having a 5.5 litre Chevrolet entered by Autotune Ltd, Blackburn and driven by Anthony Taylor.  The car also made an appearance at the 21 May 1978  Brands historic meeting where it is listed as having a 5.9 litre fitted (does'nt say if it is a Chevy or not). Also shows the car being red and manufactured in 1966.

 

#153 is the Elva Courier Mk1 of Ken Heywood. This is listed as #53 in the programme in event 3 (Oldham & Crowther Thoroughbred race) but probably due to lack of entires event 3 was combined with event 1 which accounts for the odd mixture of cars.

Behind the Elva is car #118 which is the Jag XK120 of Peter Sugden. On the right is a Hillman Bevan Imp which according to my programme change, was driven by Bill McGovern (this was in a different race !)

 

Here is another view of the Kincraft. I don't know whether the tail fins are just that or if there was meant to be a wing fitted. Certainly as a 1966 car it would probably not have had a wing but it might have been a retro fit.

 

Car #63 is the Lotus 23B of JeffreyJohnstone.  The race was won by Malcolm Clube in his McLaren M1C by the way. Just scanning down the entry there are some well remembered names for this race - Rodney Bloor, Bruce Halford, Tony Godwin, Martin Colvill, Vin Malkie, Stephen Griswold, Simon Phillips among others.   Happy days.

 

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#5276 small block

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 20:08

Time to revive this thread now that many of us have time on our hands?

 

 

With regard to the F1 World Drivers Championship, what happened in 1950, 1959, 1962, 1967 and hasn’t happened again since 1982?



#5277 D28

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 21:18

The Champions in those years also won their first F1 WC race in the same year.
( the correct title was not the F1 World Drivers Championship, though I know what you refer to)

#5278 small block

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 10:08

The Champions in those years also won their first F1 WC race in the same year.
( the correct title was not the F1 World Drivers Championship, though I know what you refer to)


Not as much of a teaser as I had hoped. Over to you...

#5279 D28

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 14:51

Quiz.jpgWho is this well known racer in his inaugural season? Also time and place which will easily follow.



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#5280 small block

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Posted Yesterday, 11:51

Gilles Villeneuve? No idea on time and place...



#5281 D28

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Posted Yesterday, 14:31

Gilles Villeneuve? No idea on time and place...

Good work, it is Gilles. Since I am not clear on the place I will rely on others who might know. It is 1973 and the FF is a Magnum built by J P St-Jacques. The photo by Lucie St-Jacques does not identify the circuit. Gilles did race at the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport with #722, I think that is the place. Anyone know more?



#5282 small block

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Posted Today, 11:05

What was used for the final time in a Formula one World Championship race in 1967 and in a non-championship Formula 1/Formula 5000 race in 1971?



#5283 Ray Bell

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Posted Today, 11:24

An open face helmet?



#5284 opplock

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Posted Today, 11:52

Sorry Ray. Leo Kinnunen drove a Surtees TS16 in 1974 Swedish GP wearing open face helmet.

 

Must admit though I don't know the answer.  



#5285 Tim Murray

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Posted Today, 11:56

Coventry-Climax engine?

#5286 2F-001

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Posted Today, 12:06

A 4-3-4 grid?

 

(At a guess, German GP and International Trophy?)


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#5287 small block

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Posted Today, 16:52

A 4-3-4 grid?

 

(At a guess, German GP and International Trophy?)

Correct Tony, over to you!