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#1 SJ Lambert

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 11:49

An enthusiastic teenager from Australia covered a bit of ground around the Glen the weekend the IMSA Sports Cars came to town.

 

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Apologies for the average camera work!



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#2 SJ Lambert

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 11:52

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#3 SJ Lambert

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 11:54

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#4 SJ Lambert

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 11:56

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#5 SJ Lambert

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 12:05

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#6 RA Historian

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 16:23

A pity that a lot of those shots, especially at the S/F line, are no longer available due to the high cyclone fencing which surrounds much of the track. Yes, I know that safety and insurance demand it, but nonetheless---



#7 Dave Ware

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 19:00

The images are nice, they give the view a spectator would have. Kinda like being there....

#8 2Bob

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 20:19

Another pair of enthusiastic Adelaide spectators (and a bit older than teenagers) at a bit earlier Watkins Glen meeting, 1975 GP.  Could be in the same camping area as shown in a couple of shots above.  Nearing the end of a trip relocating from Vancouver to Toronto (via Pikes Peak (nearly), Baja Peninsula and Mexico City).

 

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#9 E1pix

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 21:14

Darn Glen fans... hanging in the mud... yelling in unison "The Other Side Sucks"... banners with "Show Us Your T*t*..."

 

It never ends with you people...     ;)    :up:    :wave:

 

 

If that red March is Randy Lanier, it doesn't take a mechanic to deduce the source of all that smoke.  :smoking:



#10 SJ Lambert

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 22:21

It’s Skeeter McKitterick in a March 84G Chevrolet! (I think that was the car I ended up collecting a patch of bodywork from)

#11 lyntonh

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 10:49

Another pair of enthusiastic Adelaide spectators (and a bit older than teenagers) at a bit earlier Watkins Glen meeting, 1975 GP.  Could be in the same camping area as shown in a couple of shots above.  Nearing the end of a trip relocating from Vancouver to Toronto (via Pikes Peak (nearly), Baja Peninsula and Mexico City).

 

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this might sound a bit mundane, but......

how did you get up and down ?



#12 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 12:49

this might sound a bit mundane, but......

how did you get up and down ?

I am still working out who that dark haired bloke is.

Looks vaguely like some grey haired  and bearded Clubman driver I have known for decades



#13 RA Historian

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 16:33

this might sound a bit mundane, but......

how did you get up and down ?

Getting down is easy. The hard part is getting up.



#14 Michael Ferner

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 17:57

There's a hidden elevator behind those curtains...

 

Just kiddin'. Ya know, we used to be so much younger then… No probs getting up a roof of a car!!



#15 2Bob

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 21:37

There's a hidden elevator behind those curtains...

 

Just kiddin'. Ya know, we used to be so much younger then… No probs getting up a roof of a car!!

 

 

The little known, only available in Canada, Ford Econoline Tardis model had, as you say, a built in elevator.  Designed to provided access to the roof top garden but mainly used for easy egress when the car slid of the road into a deep snow drift.which was, of course, a common occurrence in Canada.


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#16 E1pix

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:17

Getting down is easy. The hard part is getting up.

Sure, but the landing really hurts.

#17 mariner

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 13:35

I remembfer going to the Glen in 1978 and seeing the same blue sky across the lovely Finger Lakes landscape from our grandstand seat. It was just after the Petersen crash at Monza and Jarier drove the second Lotus 79. After Andretti failed he really flew showing just how superior the ground effects 79 was.. Then he failed and the two Ferrari's ran n 1 - 2.

 

I told my wife after Jarier stopped " Ferrari's never fail. Just then Villeneuve blew his engine ( IIRC) and coasted past us!



#18 JacnGille

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 15:41

Getting down is easy. The hard part is getting up.

A "little blue pill" might help.   :cool:



#19 10kDA

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 15:53

this might sound a bit mundane, but......

how did you get up and down ?

Roof Access Hatch visible to the lady's right. No doubt located directly above the Threesacrowd Ejection Seat.



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#20 E1pix

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:13

A "little blue pill" might help.   :cool:


With a dose of "Gosh" and even some "Gee Whiz," I find it best to ignore this one. :-)

#21 SJ Lambert

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:28

Little Al plays rear gunner for Al Holbert.   :up:

 

 

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#22 2Bob

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 20:21

Ah, back on track you could say...