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#1 Beri

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 14:50

It's that time of the year again. 98 days to go until lights out.

And I like to kick off with a special mention to the 98 entry by Milestone 11 last year. Which is a very pretty car in my book.

The Peter Collins/Phil Hil Ferrari 250 TR in which they finished 4th in the 1958 Targa Florio.
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#2 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 15:21

Double digits already lol

#3 Ivanhoe

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 15:34

Nice one Beri, surely always the best thread in the winter, I’ll start with this driver

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#4 PayasYouRace

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 16:24

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#5 Beamer

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 16:29

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#6 Anja

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 16:31

I had to.

 

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#7 mclarensmps

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 16:39

Only 98 days. I'm looking so forward to it! 



#8 Calum

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 16:45

I see Roberto Mehri in a Manor/Marussia.  :cool:



#9 Beri

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 16:51

I had to.

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It popped up on my Google, but I didn't post it because I hoped you would do so 😉

Anywho, entry number two.. a car that bears #98. The only reason I am posting this is because this type of Chevy Corvette was driven by the one and only Templeton "Face" Peck in the iconic yet (now that I am watching the reruns) laughable bad series: The A Team

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#10 milestone 11

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 16:56

Looking forward to joining in with everyone here for this countdown to '21. Thoroughly enjoyed the last edition of this great thread.

#11 Alfisti

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 17:20

Where do we discuss the event? Australia has got covid19 on its knees and I dont thinkbtheybare just going to let a bunch of Europeans wander into the country.

#12 DeKnyff

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 17:21

Here we go again!

 

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Alpine crews chat around their cars at the TAP Rally of 1971 (later to be known as Rallye de Portugal)

 

Car #98 finished 3rd and it was driven by Bob Neyret and his navigator was Jacques Terramorsi. I imagine that Jacques Terramorsi was related to Jean Terramorsi, the driving force at the start of the Renault turbo project which led to F1 and who sadly passed away in 1976. The rally was won by the car #88 on the foreground, driven by Jean-Pierre Nicolas, navigated by non other than Jean Todt.



#13 FLB

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 17:24

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#14 Atreiu

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 17:24

I am thankful we got racing at all this year, but I need more than 98 days to build up any real hype and antecipation given the general expectations for 2021 regarding the form of the grid. I need to let it all out of my system.


Edited by Atreiu, 13 December 2020 - 17:25.


#15 Ivanhoe

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 17:26

I am thankful we got racing at all this year, but I need more than 98 days to build up any real hype and antecipation. I need to let it all out of my system.

This thread is just an excuse to post some fantastic pictures  :kiss:



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Posted 13 December 2020 - 17:30

A sporty bad boy:

 

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#17 DeKnyff

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 17:32

I am thankful we got racing at all this year, but I need more than 98 days to build up any real hype and antecipation given the general expectations for 2021 regarding the form of the grid. I need to let it all out of my system.

 

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#18 Ivanhoe

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 17:49

Can someone post the link to last years countdown, can’t find it somehow and don’t want to post double pictures.



#19 DeKnyff

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 17:52

Can someone post the link to last years countdown, can’t find it somehow and don’t want to post double pictures.

 

Here it is:

 

https://forums.autos...numbers/page-68



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#20 jstrains

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 18:00

Can they go to AUS under current Covid regs?

#21 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 18:06

Looking forward to the car launches.... and team launches for Alpine and Aston Martin!

when can we expect those?

Edited by FirstnameLastname, 13 December 2020 - 18:06.


#22 ThadGreen

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 18:10

Thanks Beri for starting this thread and a tip of my hat to all the posters who already have and will post images. 



#23 Anderis

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 18:29

Double digits already lol

That was my first thought!

 

I remember the days when going below 100 days to go was some kind of a psychological turning point in counting down but this year we start below that already!



#24 Ivanhoe

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 20:13

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#25 DeKnyff

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 20:25

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Paul Dallenbach's special, which seems to belong to the Wacky Races, at the Pikes Peak hillclimb of 2012, .

 

He had an abrupt end to his race, but the car must have been solidly built, because, fortunately, he escaped unhurt.

 

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#26 milestone 11

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 20:26

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Pic not showing for me FLB.

#27 DeKnyff

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 20:29

Pic not showing for me FLB.

Same here.



#28 milestone 11

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 20:42

Everyone else not seeing 68targa's pics from postimage on the count up thread?

#29 DeKnyff

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 20:50

Everyone else not seeing 68targa's pics from postimage on the count up thread?

Nope, he probably removed the pics from his server.



#30 Sam1

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 21:38

Can they go to AUS under current Covid regs?

By the time it comes around it will be mandatory to have the vaccine or dont fly or enter the country its the goverments doing it via big companys so they dont take the hit of the flack for joe public 


Edited by Sam1, 13 December 2020 - 21:39.


#31 Beri

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 22:06

Anyone remembers this gem? In 2014 the Reddit community of Dogecoin raised enough money for Josh Wise to run the #98 Phil Parsons Racing at Talladega.

I mean, Wise wasn't a very good driver. But I would have loved to see the entire field looking at this rear end.

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#32 Tim Murray

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 22:50

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Troy Ruttman, 1952 Indy 500 winner and the youngest winner of a WDC race until Alonso in 2003.

#33 Amphicar

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 23:42

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1984 Kevin Cogan in the Dubonnet / Curb Records Eagle-Pontiac



#34 FLB

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 00:42

Pic not showing for me FLB.

 

Same here.

Strange.

 

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Miles/Ruby GT40,  Daytona 1966.


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#35 DeVol

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 05:17

Can they go to AUS under current Covid regs?

 

COVID regs here mandate 2 week hotel quarantine for all international arrivals, but because of the F1 COVID bubble system there might be some rule exemptions.



#36 DeKnyff

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 07:48

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The McLaren Elva Mk I of Charlie Hayes in 1965. Can't specify the track or engine (could be either Chevy or Olds).

 

While I'm not sure racing five decades ago was much better than today, it was great how close to the cars and crews fans could get.



#37 Ivanhoe

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:06

Hard to find new pictures after last years thread which went to 75 pages and had a countdown as well as a count up. Anyways, here's one we didn't have last year and more interesting for the story behind it than the actual pictures, although the Porsche 928S is a legendary car of course. And it has the Porsche 956 of Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx in the background.

 

The only ever entered Porsche 928S at Le Mans by privateer Raymond Boutinaud in 1983 and 1984. It finished the race last of all running cars in both years, but took P3 in Group B in 1984 because all other entries retired from the race. Nice story on this project can be read here: https://www.excellen...se-at-la-sarthe

 

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#38 Beri

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:16

Indeed very hard to find (striking) new pictures. But we have all not avoided the challenge before, so let's get it on!

Is this color scheme a hint of what is to be expected on next years grid? Who knows? All I know is that I quite like the poisonous yellow color. I just don't know how they will incorporate this with the pink of BWT. But perhaps they will drop the pink. Anywho, I have high expectations of Aston Martins livery in F1. Buy for now let's enjoy this gem..

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#39 Beri

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:27

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The McLaren Elva Mk I of Charlie Hayes in 1965. Can't specify the track or engine (could be either Chevy or Olds).
 
While I'm not sure racing five decades ago was much better than today, it was great how close to the cars and crews fans could get.


I've found one link saying it's been taken at Nassau. Which could mean it was taken at the Bahamas Speed Week that ran annually from 1954 till 1966.

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#40 Ivanhoe

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 08:40

Nice catch Beri, it was at the 12th annual Bahama's speedweek, this side also shows the car was running with a chevy engine, so that question is also answered  :)

 

https://www.racingsp...1965-12-05.html


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#41 DeKnyff

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 09:39

I've found one link saying it's been taken at Nassau. Which could mean it was taken at the Bahamas Speed Week that ran annually from 1954 till 1966.

 

Nice catch Beri, it was at the 12th annual Bahama's speedweek, this side also shows the car was running with a chevy engine, so that question is also answered  :)

 

https://www.racingsp...1965-12-05.html

Nice research job  :up:

 

'Nassau' rang me a bell: I had posted another Charlie Hayes car last year, day 21 down, in what seems to be the same place.



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Posted 14 December 2020 - 10:08

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 13:53

Australian  two time TT winner and stalwart, Cameron Donald on a 500cc Matchless G50 at 2011 Goodwood Revival.

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Photo David Southcott.

 

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 14:30

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J.C. Agajanian bought this Lola T80 for Parnelli Jones to try to qualify for the 1965 Indy 500 but Jones preferred his Lotus 34. 



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Posted 14 December 2020 - 16:13

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#46 Ivanhoe

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 19:00

Posted by Amphicar (in another format) as #102 in the count up last year, but this picture is just too good to not have in this year’s thread (assuming we won’t have a count up this year :p). Luckily the #97 McLaren of Bobby Brown is also pictured. For the rest I just copy Amphicar’s text from last year, all credits to him!

History almost repeating itself at the Laguna Seca Corkscrew - this time with #102 (Vic Elford in the Shadow DN4) leading as Bobby Brown in a McLaren M8F (97), David Hobbs in the McLaren M20 (73), Charlie Kemp in a Porsche 917-10 (23), Ed Felter in a McLaren M8E (47) and Jody Scheckter in a Porsche 917-10 (0) try to catch up.

 

 

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#47 Sam1

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 19:54

Here we go again



#48 Beri

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Posted 14 December 2020 - 20:45

Posted by Amphicar (in another format) as #102 in the count up last year, but this picture is just too good to not have in this year’s thread (assuming we won’t have a count up this year :p). Luckily the #97 McLaren of Bobby Brown is also pictured. For the rest I just copy Amphicar’s text from last year, all credits to him!

 
 
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I absolutely love that Shadow car. Black beauty.

#49 DeKnyff

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 07:43

Posted by Amphicar (in another format) as #102 in the count up last year, but this picture is just too good to not have in this year’s thread (assuming we won’t have a count up this year :p). Luckily the #97 McLaren of Bobby Brown is also pictured. For the rest I just copy Amphicar’s text from last year, all credits to him!

That photo is absolutely incredible. However, it also shows one of the weakness of Can-Am: the cars were really too big for the narrow tracks of the early seventies.



#50 DeKnyff

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Posted 15 December 2020 - 07:53

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One of the favourite drivers of last year's thread, Dan Gurney, driving a Louts 19, wins the 1962 Three Hours of Daytona. This race would later evolve into the 24 hours of Daytona.