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#2201 rhegra

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:13

This one was an earlier mobile library-bus built up for racing purposes. Sold to Spain.

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#2202 mfd

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:05

what do you think about this, original?

I.m.o. the missing Porsche shield speaks volumes...

#2203 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:45

That's because the Gemeni car in the centre of the pic is an Opel Kadett C, depending on where you lived options included :-

4 dr saloon, 2 dr fast back and 2 door estate,
2 dr hatchack, I don't recall ever seeing one except in Vauxhall Drop nose Chevette guise.
and 2 dr saloon.

Which covered most of the bases in that particular market segment

I thought there were Van and Pick Up variants of the Kadett C too, but if there are they are conspicuous by there absence on Google :wave:

Yeah, we got both vans and 2 door wagons. Were not popular sellers. The Fastback and sedans were though, quite good little cars particularly after Holdens previous offerings of rebadged Viva with Torana badges. They were bloody awful cars. The six cylinder range was a better car though still a narrow gutted hard riding thing.

#2204 arttidesco

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 17:57

Yeah, we got both vans and 2 door wagons. Were not popular sellers. The Fastback and sedans were though, quite good little cars particularly after Holdens previous offerings of rebadged Viva with Torana badges. They were bloody awful cars. The six cylinder range was a better car though still a narrow gutted hard riding thing.


I saw a Viva moving under it's own power the other day in fact it moved so quickly I did not have time to take a pic !

Now back to the transporters :-)

Edited by arttidesco, 16 November 2010 - 08:51.


#2205 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 21:23

Anyone seen or have a picture of Essex Wire team transporter for their ford GT40's ?

#2206 Tarpon

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 18:17


i don't know if it has been published yet:

https://home.comcast.....tail Page.htm

and ROSEBUD TRANSPORTER HERE http://www.henribaig.....20os open.jpg

#2207 arttidesco

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 09:06

I never imagined I would be passing on pics of transporters to jph and Bjoern from the year before I was born but there you go, TNF really does open doors :smoking:

As I have mentioned on the Lister Bristol thread, my Rowdy buddy Steve Arnaudin of Brevard NC recently kindly sent me some photo's his Dad took in the late 1950's to early 1960's.

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The scan of the carousel box identifies this photo as being taken at Thompson CT in 1958. I looked at RacingSportsCars.com which lists a meeting on 1st September 1958 but there are no details for a #43 or even a Maserati 150s.

EF Spicer is listed as having raced a #43 150s at Lime Rock on April 27th 1958 I wonder if this might be the same car ?

David Birchall has kindly recommended I get in touch with John Coelho at coldplugs.com which I will, meantime if any one has any ideas as to who raced this 150S, or knows anything else about the car I'd like to pass the information back to Steve.

Thanking you in anticipation.


#2208 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 08:52

Thanks to Art and others ! I enjoy any picture or info!

Post 2206 , the link to the Alexis , please note it is NOT the ex BRM transporter. The Alexis was a lookalike based on a Ford.

I am a "with author " on a transporter book project running to shedule , out next year summer.

#2209 Rob Ryder

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 19:07

Posted on behalf of Bjørn Kjer

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Chris Barber Racing Lotus 62 driven by Dave Brodie, Croft 1971

#2210 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 19:13

Thanks to Rob ! The other transporters being one of the 2 Lotus Thames , Haj-Haj Racing F3 from Sweden and furthest away Team Broadspeeds transporter.

#2211 bill p

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 19:28

Posted on behalf of Bjørn Kjer

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Chris Barber Racing Lotus 62 driven by Dave Brodie, Croft 1971



Lotus 62 at Phoenix Park, Dublin with GLTL transporter and driver John Miles.

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#2212 Jerry Entin

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 21:39

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Carl Haas's Racing Transporters in the day

This was 1968 before tractor trailers and $1,000,000 Motorhomes. They got the job done. This is how Chuck Parsons and Skip Scott's Lola T-70's arrived in the day.

Posted for Eldougo.


photo: Gil Munz

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#2213 MCS

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 21:57

Lotus 62 at Phoenix Park, Dublin with GLTL transporter and driver John Miles.

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That is an absolutely terrific picture. I love it. :clap:

Edited by MCS, 19 November 2010 - 21:58.


#2214 Jerry Entin

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 23:04

On the Maserati on post 2207:

Definitely the E.F. Spicer 150S Maserati, 1956 body style.


all research Willem Oosthoek

#2215 eldougo

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 08:56

Thanks for posting that photo Jerry in this Transport thread, its always good to point out how far we have came in our sport , now days the POOR little PRECIOUS they would not turn up at a kart track in such a trailer .

#2216 arttidesco

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:48

On the Maserati on post 2207:

Definitely the E.F. Spicer 150S Maserati, 1956 body style.


all research Willem Oosthoek


Thanks for the confirmation Jerry :up:

#2217 bill p

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 14:05

That is an absolutely terrific picture. I love it. :clap:


Thank you, MCS

#2218 J. Scott Morris

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 17:20

A 1959 Fiat 682/RN2 Ferrari Transporter is currently reviewed on BAT. You may wish to check it out here:
http://bringatrailer...ri-transporter/

--Scott Morris; Simcoe, Ontario, Canada -- Keep Smiling, Murphy Lives


#2219 macmachugh

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 15:30

Here's another post I happened to see.
The DB5 was a gold DB6 and the trailer was a 4 wheel Don Parker rig. It was used regularly to take BRM 216/5 from Bernard White's home in Walkington, East Yorkshire down to Bourne. Rollo, Bernard's mechanic and I were taking the BRM engine less all ancilliuaries down to Bourne in the Aston. We had a puncture somewhere in Lincolnshire and emptied the contents, including the BRM engine, on to the grass verge to get at our tools. A farmer passed by on his tractor , stopped and said he had never seen anyone take out an engine on the road side!
Innes 'volunteered' to drive the Aston, trailer and GT40 from Zeltweg back to UK, Bernard, David Hobbs and I had flown out to Linz in a BEA Vanguard - an extra driver was needed for the transporter with BRM (it had been at Monza the previous week) and 250LM (driven by David at Zeltweg) - I was the junior and drew the short straw.

No photo I'm afraid, both the GT40 and DB5 belonged to Bernard White and that Zeltweg outing in 1966 must have been a one off.

Now is anyone here old enough to remember the "magnificent ex-Royal Blue Coach which has been converted to carry three cars", I'm quoting "Sports Car and Lotus Owner" from 1958. This transported cars which were maintained on behalf of their owners by Innes Ireland Limited. Seemingly it was once "a common sight at race meetings in this country."

Photo anyone?



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#2220 B Squared

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 16:56

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photo: Gil Munz Carl Haas's Racing Transporters in the day


For those who may have missed this in the Chuck Parson's thread two years ago. Thanks Jerry.

Jerry Entin: "These trailers were called Watson/Gerhardt trailers. They probably were designed by A.J.Watson."

Originally posted by Jerry Entin

The following comes from Ike Smith:
" Fred Gerhardt's family business was building trailers and race cars. He sold Bill Vukovich his first midget before the war, the same car that Vuky drove for him. Fred Gerhardt designed and built the beverage delivery trucks and trailers with the roll up sides and the first race car Semis with the flat lift gate. At one Indy 500 in the 60's seventeen of the 33 starters were in Gerhardt Indy cars. For years the entire field started their cars with the electric gear drive starter of his design. The Gerhardt family was still building and running winning midgets when Fred Gerhardt was in his 80's. A remarkable man."


#2221 arttidesco

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:00

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Posted on behalf of Ray Miles driver of the #27 '39 Chevy Coupe loaded up ready to go to Pleasantville NJ in the 1960's

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#2222 calamot

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 12:57

The Pegaso "Bacalao" Hispania Models now available.

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#2223 Jager

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 14:37

The end of the road for the Luc Alphand Aventures transporter and a C6-R Corvette from last year :

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#2224 arttidesco

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 20:03

The end of the road for the Luc Alphand Aventures transporter and a C6-R Corvette from last year :

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That's a sad mess :(

#2225 arttidesco

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 20:14

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I posted this over on the Cadillac Owners Forum where 77CDV identified the Caddy as a 1979 Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance.

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An eagle eyed jayoldschool noticed the tow hitch on the back, does any one recognise whose Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance that is and does it have any connection to either the P4 #0900, the 250 LM or the T70 that can be seen in the top photo ?

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.

#2226 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 11:34

David Cross and I are closing in on finalizing our material for a book on transporters. It will be a hardbound book approx. 400 page with 400 pictures , many never shown before. To be published next year. An official preview will follow this soon.

#2227 mfd

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 12:10

David Cross and I are closing in on finalizing our material for a book on transporters. It will be a hardbound book approx. 400 page with 400 pictures , many never shown before. To be published next year. An official preview will follow this soon.

Well done Bjørn :clap: I hope the time invested by you both is repaid by everyone buying it :up:


#2228 arttidesco

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 12:17

David Cross and I are closing in on finalizing our material for a book on transporters. It will be a hardbound book approx. 400 page with 400 pictures , many never shown before. To be published next year. An official preview will follow this soon.


Look forward to seeing what must be an epic volume 400 pics ? ! :love: :up:

#2229 Cstonerfan

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 14:14

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"Old cars" brand 1/43 scale of the Fiat.
And the other Ferrari transporter modelled by the same company, side doors, folding steps, workbench with vice,and back barndoors with working carlift in old style.
Takes correct 1/43 race car models.
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#2230 Tim C 27

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 20:06

Qualifies for the Transporters thread - but not particularly nostalgic - these were taken at the Assen TT circuit in Holland last July. There is a huge (2500 + vehicles) truck show there every year.

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I'm not sure what sort of racing Hoffmans they're involved in. I can't seem to find much about them.

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There's perhaps some link to this US Sprint car outftit - the logo is the same
http://www.hoffmanra...m/news 2010.htm

Truck is Dutch registered though.
Tim

Edited by Tim C 27, 13 December 2010 - 20:11.


#2231 helioseism

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 02:28

This link has some interesting US Indy Car transporter pics.

#2232 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:55

On eBay, I recently bought a 1/43 Ferrari transporter with the following description: "Iveco EuroTech team Fiat Camion de L'annee 1993". Was this transporter used by the Ferrari Formula 1 team in 1994? Does anyone have photos of the real thing? Here is a link to the model:

http://www.eautomobi...rt_num/01GB2399

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#2233 arttidesco

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 08:49

Posted on behalf of Ed Arnaudin - Thompson CT 20th July 1958

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#2234 Brimen

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 23:13

Posted on behalf of Ed Arnaudin - Thompson CT 20th July 1958

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Notice the SLICKS on the trailer !!!
And the 300 C/D in the background.

Great shot !!!





#2235 arttidesco

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 02:21

Notice the SLICKS on the trailer !!!
And the 300 C/D in the background.

Great shot !!!


Not forgetting the '52/53 Oldsmobile 98 doing the hard work according to Steve Arnaudin.

#2236 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:07

Apparently, the Aston Martin DB3S pictured in post 2233 is the ex-Hans Davids chassis 118 driven at Thompson by Paul Hyatt of Baltimore. Here is a link to a photo of chassis 118 at Monterey in 2007 (sorry, no transporter in this photo!):

http://www.tamsoldra...stonDB3S55.html

By the way, any answers to my questions in post 2232?

Vince H.

Edited by raceannouncer2003, 19 December 2010 - 06:38.


#2237 arttidesco

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:22

Thanks for the chassis number Vince, sorry I had long since stopped going to F1 races by 1993.

#2238 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 10:49

Thanks to post 2227 & 2228 , I am looking forward myself ! Also thanks to other contributors , I allways enjoy pictures or infos.

Vince , I hape to come back on the Ferrari soon , I am not much into the new ones (yet?).

#2239 Leigh Trevail

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 19:04

Just by chance I came across this http://img201.images...p...;ci=-1&rt=0


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#2240 275 GTB-4

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:36

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I posted this over on the Cadillac Owners Forum where 77CDV identified the Caddy as a 1979 Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance.

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An eagle eyed jayoldschool noticed the tow hitch on the back, does any one recognise whose Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham d'Elegance that is and does it have any connection to either the P4 #0900, the 250 LM or the T70 that can be seen in the top photo ?

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.


or possible...the trailer (caravan in the antipodes) :)

#2241 Hamish Robson

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 14:39

As posted in the RS500 Memories thread, here is a poor reproduction of a photo I took of the Eggenberger WTC Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 transporter at Silverstone in 1987. Apologies for the quality, I don't have a scanner so had to photograph a photograph!

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#2242 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 15:00

But still interesting Hamish .

#2243 Jager

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 15:06

Found this interesting transporter pic. The file name suggests it was taken at the Bremen Classic Motor Show in 2008. Wondered if anyone had pictures of it 'in period' :

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#2244 Brimen

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Posted 24 December 2010 - 15:28

Found this interesting transporter pic. The file name suggests it was taken at the Bremen Classic Motor Show in 2008. Wondered if anyone had pictures of it 'in period' :

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Some history here:

Tempo Matador Transporter

Tempo Matador 2


:drunk: :drunk: :drunk:

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#2245 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 15:57

Thanks , and a happy new year to all contributors here !

#2246 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:13

If you have any interest about transporting race cars you MUST have Michael Olivers book TALES FROM THE TOOL BOX. In the older days , a mechanic was more of an octopussy , but especially also a driver of a teams transporter. Olivers book with a great numbers of mechanics and their stories tells much more than repairing or servicing race cars. There is a great number of small stories about them getting from A to B or why not , as well as remarks to their transporters. Sale of the book serves a good course , but in my opinion the price is ridecoulos low ! Buy it , you will never regret. PS. I have no connection to the sale of this book , but as there is very little on "the others" written I thought it deserves a mention again.

If you did not buy "Renntransporter" it is still on sale I believe , so a good chance here.

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#2247 arttidesco

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:02

Mention has been made of the Jags lack of transporters in the 1950's elsewhere on this thread the pic linked here shows the teams 3 C-types on trade plates (temporary licence/registration plates) about to depart for Le Mans with a support van (make unknown to me) in 1951.

#2248 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 21:28

The Jaguar van is a Bedford M. Great picture .

Edited by Bjørn Kjer, 06 January 2011 - 21:29.


#2249 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 15:14

Simtek had a Foden tractor/semitrailer. It was shown b/w in the first pages of an Autosport issue when someone forgot to hadbrake the Foden and it took to a ditch , not much damage though , but poor PR ! Anyone seen this ?

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 16:54

Simtek had a Foden tractor/semitrailer. It was shown b/w in the first pages of an Autosport issue when someone forgot to hadbrake the Foden and it took to a ditch , not much damage though , but poor PR ! Anyone seen this ?


Bjorn, I have trannies of the tractor unit when in later service with Glendinning's of Ashburton. I think they still have it. By then it's role was a more mundane task of hauling material out of the company's quarry coupled to a three axled tipping trailer! Not in the company's cream and red livery but a plain unmarked dark blue. It was the personal vehicle of Barry Glendinning if I remember. Great company - always brought British until there was no more British to buy!