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#1 Wirra

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 01:57

I vaguely recall this being an item up for auction a few years ago. I wonder if anyone has information on its origins?

 

I believe it is now in the Barber Museum.

 

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#2 Wirra

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 03:43

Appears to be the work of Anthony (Ant) Anstead.

 

At least a couple of GTOs and one Aston Martin DBR1.

 

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#3 AJCee

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 06:54

If only I had a wall big enough and pockets deep enough…

Edited by AJCee, 05 August 2022 - 06:54.


#4 Bloggsworth

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 07:54

Didn't Jo Bonnier mount a Lola on his wall as he considered it a work of art...



#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 08:13

He did indeed:

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and the fashion seems to have caught on:

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#6 Catalina Park

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:07

Jack Brabham also hung the same McLaren on a wall.



#7 Doug Nye

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:42

Interesting to note how much a car ascending a wall raises the spirits - compared to a car falling from on high...bleeeaaaggghhhh.

 

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#8 Sterzo

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 09:49

I know that in the bizarre world of collecting, an unmade plastic kit is worth more than a made one, but I'd have that off the wall and glued together in no time.



#9 marksixman

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 13:12

If Piquet has done it I won't be !! 



#10 Doug Nye

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 16:37

Oh yes - Piquet, of course.  

 

That would explain the car plunging back to earth.   :rolleyes:

 

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#11 tampaguy

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 20:16

I have a interesting photo of a MG on a wall , can anyone assist me in posting it ? 



#12 MCS

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 21:26

Didn't Brian Henton hang his March 761 on a wall somewhere?  (The one he used as a private entrant in F1 in 1977).



#13 brucemoxon

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 05:31

James May had a 1:1 Airfix Spitfire moulded, then glued together. It's on display somewhere. 

 

A friend of mine has a Jordan / Honda F1 car in his living room - sans engine. Yes, he's single. 

 

 

 

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#14 doc knutsen

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 07:53

Didn't Jo Bonnier mount a Lola on his wall as he considered it a work of art...

It was a McLaren with the BRM V12, not a Lola (though Bonnier was a Lola agent).



#15 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 08:40

I recall a museum in the East-Midlands.....



#16 Henri Greuter

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 10:10

He did indeed:

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and the fashion seems to have caught on:

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Try to do this with one of the almost 6 meter long cars of last year ......
 



#17 Alan Lewis

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Posted 07 August 2022 - 10:25

James May had a 1:1 Airfix Spitfire moulded, then glued together. It's on display somewhere.

BRM


If I remember the programme correctly, it was built at Cosford.

#18 arttidesco

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 15:20

I have a interesting photo of a MG on a wall , can anyone assist me in posting it ? 

 

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Photo courtesy tampaguy. 



#19 tampaguy

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 16:41

I really appreciate your help posting this photo..Jack 



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#20 arttidesco

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 16:42

I really appreciate your help posting this photo..Jack 

You are welcome Jack ;-)



#21 GreenMachine

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Posted 08 August 2022 - 22:16

Interesting! (struggles to smother laughter)



#22 tampaguy

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 18:21

What’s so funny about a car on a wall ? 



#23 marksixman

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 19:42

Regarding the MGA, why is the engine in completely the wrong position, off-set way too far to the left ?



#24 GreenMachine

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Posted 09 August 2022 - 21:57

Probably the same reason there is no gearbox.  Or, its art, don't question it.

 

TG, as an Austin Healy man, who spent his youth telling his MG driving mates what bad choices they had made ('its a pile of junk'), putting a derelict MG on the wall as art seemed to demonstrate I had got it right all those years ago ...



#25 marksixman

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Posted 10 August 2022 - 17:35

Probably the same reason there is no gearbox.  Or, its art, don't question it.

 

TG, as an Austin Healy man, who spent his youth telling his MG driving mates what bad choices they had made ('its a pile of junk'), putting a derelict MG on the wall as art seemed to demonstrate I had got it right all those years ago ...

Ah ! It's art ! I arn't got no question with that !

 

Mind you, an engine and a gearbox in the right place could have helped hold it together !!  :drunk:  



#26 arttidesco

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Posted 10 August 2022 - 21:00

Another from tampaguy Jack 

 

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#27 Sterzo

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Posted 11 August 2022 - 09:02

^ Is that metallic blue? If so, then I foresee religious wars breaking out, possibly started by me.



#28 Beri

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Posted 12 August 2022 - 12:29

Its definitely a fashionable thing to do.. hanging a car on your wall. Like your best friends Ferrari in your own penthouse.

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#29 B Squared

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Posted 12 August 2022 - 12:46

Road America office in July 2010

 

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#30 B Squared

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Posted 12 August 2022 - 13:16

In its time; Race Rock in Orlando was well-known for their car-as-art theme, including another Newman-Haas Michael Andretti Lola IndyCar. This time, rotating upside down above the circular bar. The restaurant/bar has since closed and the structure torn down.

 

http://www.theraceto...-bar-with-cars/



#31 VWV

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Posted 12 August 2022 - 14:51

The Hamster at work 



#32 tampaguy

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Posted 12 August 2022 - 19:24

The F1 Ferrari looks out of place positioned like that. Much better hanging vertical pointing up or down. Looks like an afterthought. 



#33 Beri

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Posted 13 August 2022 - 21:45

The F1 Ferrari looks out of place positioned like that. Much better hanging vertical pointing up or down. Looks like an afterthought. 

 

If I didnt have a penthouse big enough to house a Ferrari hanging on my wall, I would make it fit. Even if it is aesthetically horrible to behold.



#34 sabrejet

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Posted 14 August 2022 - 07:50

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Photo courtesy tampaguy. 

 

I love this! Most of the above are just "a car mounted on a wall" but this is art. I could look at it all day. 



#35 arttidesco

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Posted Yesterday, 17:14

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An F3000 Ralt on the wall at Cambrian Tyres in Aberystwyth, I believe it is a real one if not it is a lot more convincing than a Ferrari they have hanging from the ceiling, last time I looked which was a good few years ago, it was still there.