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#1 mariner

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 16:36

Apologies if this is repeat but an important date from Classic Team Lotus for L72 fans 

 

https://allthe72s.co...tent=2022-07-29



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#2 arttidesco

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 16:59

Apologies if this is repeat but an important date from Classic Team Lotus for L72 fans 

 

https://allthe72s.co...tent=2022-07-29

 

Thanks for the heads up, unfortunately the same day as the Pegasus Sprint, hey ho one can't have everything  :wave:



#3 Collombin

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 17:11

Excellent. However, we are told the when but the where isn't explicit. Hethel? Snetterton?

#4 BRG

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 18:15

All the 72s?  All nine, including chassis R2 (the Rindt car)?  I was under the impression that CTL wanted no part of the restoration of that car?



#5 Collombin

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 18:19

It says all 8 cars, but of course 1 became 4 (sounds strangely reminiscent of a Spice Girls song) so that implies R2 is included?

#6 BRG

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 18:23

But it pictures nine cars!  And one of them is shown as 72/2


Edited by BRG, 29 July 2022 - 18:24.


#7 Tim Murray

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 18:24

There are two versions of R5.

#8 Tom Glowacki

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 23:33

There are two versions of R5.

So, 9 of the original 8 cars?



#9 barrykm

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Posted 30 July 2022 - 05:11

Happy to see the two 'South African' 72s in the line up  :up:



#10 Andretti Fan

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Posted 30 July 2022 - 14:37

Isn't 72/6 the individual F1 chassis with the most race victories at 22? ( although none are championship races).

#11 Collombin

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Posted 30 July 2022 - 14:43

No, the Dave Charlton car was 72/3 according to ORC and Michael Oliver.

#12 RTH

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Posted 30 July 2022 - 15:35

Isn't 72/6 the individual F1 chassis with the most race victories at 22? ( although none are championship races).

 

I restored it here in 1985/6  05-02-2009-11-31-02-AM.jpg



#13 BRG

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Posted 29 August 2022 - 11:27

Now a feature in the current Motor Sport.  Ready for us to pick holes in!!



#14 barrykm

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Posted 29 August 2022 - 13:24

Now a feature in the current Motor Sport.  Ready for us to pick holes in!!

 

More generally - I had a quick look at this article  online and was delighted to see some pics of of the 72 with Team Gunston livery.

 

Over the years I have gleaned that the Gunston livery is not universally-liked, shall I say, but if you lived though the F1 era in South Africa, the year-end Sprinbok Series, and also the Formula Atlantic era, you would be as nostalgic as I am.
 

I'm really looking forward to reading the feature.


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#15 moffspeed

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 10:52

I've just read Pete Lyons' book on the 72 - and it really is an excellent and beautifully-produced book.

 

Plenty of enlightening material/photos. Who can remember that John Watson made a cameo appearance in a 72 at the German GP in 1975. Similarly Tony Trimmer's short-lived race with Emmo's 72/5 at the 1971 Brands RoC….despite this Scalextric tooled up a model of his car.

 

A highly recommended book for any Lotus enthusiast.



#16 Gary C

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 12:26

Can I just drop a line in here for my Lotus 72 documentary? Our own RTH appears alongside Peter Warr, John Miles, Emerson Fittipaldi and many other Team Lotus guys but also including saloon car legend Dave Brodie who gave us half an hour of his memories of Ronnie, he was Ronnie's best friend and best man. Take a look at www.lotus72dvd.com

#17 FastReader

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Posted 01 September 2022 - 11:11

I registered my interest with CTL back in July for this event so was very disappointed to receive the following email from them this morning:

 

Hethel is the natural venue for the Lotus 72s to be gathered together in October. However, presently there are significant traffic issues locally and numerous site restrictions have arisen.

As a result CTL is disappointed to say that the gathering of the 72s will not be open to the public. 

It is intended that the gathering will be filmed, hopefully to be live streamed. If not live streamed then we hope the event will be broadcast subsequently.

Every effort has been made to accommodate spectators, but it has proved to be beyond us.  

CTL is very sorry about this disappointing outcome.



#18 Gary C

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Posted 01 September 2022 - 12:44

Yes, I've received that this morning, very disappointing. But,on the bright side, for me, it's probably saved me around £3,000!