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#1 Tim Murray

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 10:24

Thank you so much Weaverbird for more of these fascinating photos. What follows is all from her: text, photos and captions.

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Teddy Yip’s MAZDA RACE OF CHAMPIONS, MACAU 1989

(support race for the 36th Macau Grand Prix)

Brabham, Jones Alan and Parnelli, Hulme, Geoff Brabham, Rutherford, Moffat, Rouse (Pole) Ireland, Al, Bobby and Robby (youngest), Unser, Sneva, Salvadori (oldest), Lees (Winner)

All in identical Mazda MX 5 (imported from Hong Kong and right hand drive). There were a lot of grumbles (and subsequent excuses for bad driving/accidents) from the American contingent who were driving r.h. drive for the first time! Very exciting racing, brilliantly commentated by Murray Walker.

Innes Ireland had retired in the ‘60s, but was as excited as anyone to be competing in these road cars.

Mazda for show in lobby of Hotel Lisboa
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Geoff Lees (winner) and Al Unser
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A few in the chaotic ‘collecting area’!:

Denis chats to Innes
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Al Unser
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Bobby Unser (a bit pensive and thinking of driving on ‘the wrong side’ perhaps!)
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Tom Sneva
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Bobby Rahal
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Geoff Brabham
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Alan Jones
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Denny, daughter at the wheel, (Innes beside)
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Roy Salvadori, Denis Hulme (and daughter, Adele) - back in Hong Kong hotel lobby
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#2 barrykm

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 13:12

Great pics, thanks  :up:.  More please...



#3 sstiel

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 16:20

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#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 21:31

Originally posted by Tim Murray

Geoff Lees (winner) and Al Unser
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Allan Moffat again in the midst of things.

#5 Weaverbird

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 21:54

Many thanks all for your positive reaction - makes all the scanning worthwhile!  (more to come in due course) :love:



#6 DavOz

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:11

I have done a model of the Moffat car using the Diapet 1:40 car.  I added a 3d printed spoiler and decals.   I need clear , flat images of the taxi, macau mokes, and Inchcape Pacific logos to make it even better if anyone can help.



#7 DavOz

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:21

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#8 DavOz

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:22

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#9 DavOz

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:23

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#10 DavOz

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:25

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#11 DavOz

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:27

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#12 DavOz

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:32

I'm also working on sets for the Geoff Lees, Al Unser, and Brabham cars (might do the Alan Jones car as well) so good pics of those cars would be appreciated.   Also, if anyone can  do some roll cages to fit the diapet, or an stl file that I can get printed.  Thanks in advance for any assistance.


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#13 D-Type

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 15:07

I do roll bars with paper clips, fine nosed pliars and super glue.  They can be very effective as they have to be built up in a similar sequence. .



#14 BRG

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 15:59

Paper clips might be a bit thin?  Maybe use a wire clothes hanger - that might be a better thickness in 1:40?