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#1 Glengavel

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 20:30

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#2 john aston

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 06:41

Well , that's a good enough excuse for me to sample those lovely border roads again this summer ..



#3 2F-001

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 07:08

Is R6 the car that has hitherto been a part of a faintly bizarre (if not macabre) art installation?

I had sometimes wondered what condition it might be in.


Edited by 2F-001, 04 July 2019 - 07:24.


#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 07:53

Yes indeed - it’s lived for many years in the Museum Tinguely in Basle as part of an ‘art installation’ titled Fünf Witwen (Five Widows):

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I assume the ladies are staying in Basle.

#5 Pullman99

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 11:34

Well done to all at Duns!   Great to see a car going on display in an appropriate location.  :clap:

 

So, that just leaves R8 (in the Moderna Museet in Stockholm) currently and somewhat disinterestedly out of view.



#6 Tom Glowacki

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 15:13

Too bad it's just a loan, but at least it is a start. 



#7 Pullman99

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 06:31

R6 is also due to appear at Goodwood today for the FOS on the Lotus stand before going on display at Duns.    Not able to be there this year unfortunately.

 

Link here to the FOS Lotus story 

 

https://www.goodwood...r6-to-fos-2019/


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#8 PhantomRaspberryBlower

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 11:20

 

Link here to the FOS Lotus story 

 

https://www.goodwood...r6-to-fos-2019/

 

From that link:

 

The final classics to wind their way up the hill will be two Lotus 72s, the most successful F1 car in the history of motorsport. Following a restoration by Classic Team Lotus, one Chassis 5 will be united with its 1972 Championship winning driver Emerson Fittipaldi, while multiple Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx, who raced a Lotus 72 in the 1974 and 1975 seasons, will drive another.

 

 

So, both R5s running! This tickles for no end for some reason.

 

Vaguely related, I always wondered what DSJ meant when he wrote that R9 'didn't look shiny and new' (to paraphrase) when it first raced. Apologies for the OT, just some random babblings.



#9 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 19:47

The new Jim Clark Museum today opened to the public following yesterday’s official opening gathering.

https://www.bbc.co.u...otland-48937219

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#10 Roger Clark

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 22:00


Vaguely related, I always wondered what DSJ meant when he wrote that R9 'didn't look shiny and new' (to paraphrase) when it first raced. Apologies for the OT, just some random babblings.

When did he say that?