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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 08:02

Found in a file yesterday - but what is it?  Silverstone, huge underfloor ground-effect tunnels, easy rear wheel changing...  Beyond thinking that's a March-like nose section I have no idea but am confident that someone here will.

 

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#2 Michael Ferner

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 08:42

March 82G

 

 

... and that from me, a sports car ignorant!



#3 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 09:22

But infinitely more knowledgeable than me Michael.  And thank you (if correct, of course).   :cool:

 

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#4 Vitesse2

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 09:40

In those pre-photoshop days I wondered if it might have been the product of someone with good skills with an airbrush, round about April 1st. These days, thanks to photoshop, Louis Galanos is rather good at that sort of thing ...

 

AprilFool-SCD-3.jpg

 

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#5 Risil

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 09:49

George Lucas achieved much the same thing with a smear of vaseline on the camera lens...



#6 john winfield

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 10:00

No, no, that photo's genuine. Coming in to land on the old Silverstone airstrip that connects Copse to Stowe. Paddock space was limited that year and competitors were asked to, if at all possible, arrive by air.



#7 jcbc3

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 10:29

Image search gives this:

 

https://twitter.com/...605212727291904

 

https://www.bmw-m1.de/en/car/specials/ (go to March group C)



#8 BRG

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 11:12

I think that must have been the first shakedown version that was in Doug's picture.  The 82G as raced looked rather more conventional (no wheel spats and smaller tunnels).



#9 Mallory Dan

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 11:12

1981 BMW M1C ain't it? Not the 82G, though that derived from it



#10 AJCee

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 12:45

If it is the 1981 BMW it might tie in with the driver’s helmet looking a bit like Christian Danner’s.

It’s certainly the right family of cars and looks every inch an early season shakedown.

#11 9203RW

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 13:09

The top picture also appeared in the BMW M1/C GTP IMSA press kit, taken at a shake-down run.  By the time the car appeared at the Riverside 6 Hour race in April, the rear wheels were open for all to see.



#12 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 17:30

Sooo - which is it please, BMW M1C or March 82G  :confused: 

 

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#13 arttidesco

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 18:10

That's definitely a bmw m1c the give away is slightly upswept edges on the rear booms, the 82g had squared off boom ends. Hope that helps.

#14 arttidesco

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 18:10

That's definitely a bmw m1c the give away is slightly upswept edges on the rear booms, the 82g had squared off boom ends. Hope that helps.

#15 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 18:34

Thank you.

 

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#16 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 18:34

Thank you.

 

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#17 Mallory Dan

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Posted 13 April 2022 - 19:50

Definitely the BMW M1C. 3.5 litre engine, the similar but bulkier, 82G had a variety of motors. Max Sardou was involved with both I recall