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#351 ReWind

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 15:02

Paul Michaels is the owner of Hexagon of Highgate who ran a Brabham in Formula 1 as well as Nick Faure in an ex-Ecurie Ecosse D type.

According to Hexagon's website "Hexagon of Highgate" was established in 1963 by Paul Michaels which means he then was just 18 (if the birth date given by the BRDC [19 May 1945] is correct).

Many thanks for your contributions, Graham! :up: (Hoping for more...)

Edited by ReWind, 07 January 2012 - 18:10.


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#352 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:51

http://mydadsphotos....961/bw_b029_12/

The Scuderia Rossa here had a Vintage car parked besides the transporter and the Martini on the car too !

#353 Allan Lupton

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:27

Yes that's the Morin Scott transporter I remember. There were a number of cars that were nominally part of the "team" and as I wrote above the Martini name was later used. I think David McK is getting confused by the name of the company which was Martini & Rossi and sponsored various motor sport participation under that full name.
The car in the forground has nothing to do with Scott, being the ex-Hawkes Derby-Maserati. I was present at a 1960s VSCC Oulton Park race meeting when it won for the first (and probably only) time in the hands of Tony Ellis and the photo may well have been at that meeting

#354 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 15:27

Thanks Alan !

#355 Rob Ryder

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 19:54

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I think Bjørn wants to know about the logo on the top left of Team Lotus transporter.
Also date/location

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#356 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 20:17

As Jean L said in the Transporters thread, the event is very likely the BARC 200 meeting run at Aintree in April 1960. The photo shows two Lotus 18s wearing #3, one of which is a Formula Junior (non-crossflow engine). The Aintree event is the only one I can find which fits. At this event Jim Clark drove #3 in the F2 race and Peter Arundell drove #3 in the F Junior race. The nose section wearing #1 is either from Innes Ireland's car in the F2 race or Jim Clark's in the FJ race.

Edited by Tim Murray, 03 February 2012 - 20:21.


#357 Roger Clark

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 20:27

I think that the car with number 1 is Jim Clark's Junior. Ireland's car didn't have a nose band.

#358 arttidesco

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 23:14

Rob seems to be insinuating that Bjorn is looking to find out what the TAG/steering wheel logo on the top left of the Lotus transporter is about ?

#359 fausto

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:19

This may be Richard Williams, although according to Wikipedia (:rolleyes:) he was born in 1947:

http://www.guardian....richardwilliams


Could be this http://www.rswilliams.co.uk/ Richard Williams :)

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#360 fausto

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:20

David Prewitt?

http://uk.linkedin.c...ewitt/b/340/624


It must be him :)

#361 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:17

In 1968 Mike Salmon (amongst) drove a Ford GT40 entered under the name of Strathaven Ltd. Can anyone supply a bit on this team , please ?

Edited by Bjorn Kjer, 21 February 2012 - 11:18.


#362 john ruston

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:05

Richard Worrell-Farmer Worrell who ran Dorset Racing and son worked at Arrows, Jordan and all the other names that company has been called.

Two very good blokes!

#363 Twin Window

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 18:00

I would say that the Jim Wright on the list is probably the former Head of Marketing at Willies.

Jimbo was there for a good ten years, prior to which he was in F3 - maybe with Dave Price.

#364 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:29

If anyone can check the Facebook page of OldRacingCars.com (check the Photo and Video section on the main page) and help solve a couple of mysteries I've posted there, I'd be very appreciative. The link to the page is http://www.facebook.com/oldracingcars#!...gcars?sk=photos, but the links to the photos are http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?f...e=3&theater - http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?f...e=3&theater - sorry, don't know how to load these on here - I'd appreciate any help either solving it or help posting them on here.

#365 Tim Murray

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:56

I suggested Hans Geier (for the burly bloke at Dijon '74) yesterday, and I'm now pretty certain it's him. No idea still about the guy in shades, but I'm sure someone here will know him.

Edited by Tim Murray, 25 February 2012 - 12:59.


#366 Tim Murray

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 13:07

... and the chap with Jackie Stewart whose name I couldn't quite remember yesterday is Dr Karl Kempff, who was Tyrrell's Research and Development consultant in the late '70s.

Edited by Tim Murray, 25 February 2012 - 13:11.


#367 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 13:18

Brilliant, cheers Tim. Kling and von Braushitsch were mentioned for the chap who you suspect is Geier, but I wasn't overally convinced - they had more hair than that and I couldn't see Lang and MvB relaxing so easily together. I'm also hopeful somebody will identify the chap on the back row on the extreme left too. Looks familiar, but I can't think who.

#368 ReWind

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 13:39

sorry, don't know how to load these on here

Seems fairly easy.
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#369 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 20:40

Thanks.

I think the chap on the very left of the Ancien Pilotes reunion is Charles Pozzi?. With it being in Dijon, and with him sponsoring the Ferrari's in the 1970's, it seems a decent guess, but that's only a guess. It's mainly the chap in shades that perplexes me.

#370 Tim Murray

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 20:49

Pozzi was certainly there - according to the report by Paul Frère in Motor he drove Rob Walker's Delahaye in the parade.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 21:51

Thanks.

I think the chap on the very left of the Ancien Pilotes reunion is Charles Pozzi?. With it being in Dijon, and with him sponsoring the Ferrari's in the 1970's, it seems a decent guess, but that's only a guess. It's mainly the chap in shades that perplexes me.


Looks to me like Luigi Chinetti.

Paul

#372 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 22:53

Thanks Tim - I've been reading about the event, and thinking, with all those names there, how good it would be to see a photo of all of them - Taruffi, Stewart, Etancelin, Bira etc. all there.

Anyway, after checking the picture here of Carlos Ghys's picture of Charles - Pozzi, I'm pretty confident CP is the man on the left.

Paul, do you mean Chinetti for the one in shades? Seems to fit, I must admit.



#373 Tim Murray

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 23:15

There's an existing thread on the Dijon gathering:

Dijon 1974

in which Steve Holter said that the event was filmed, but the film was now in the FOM archives and thus unlikely ever to be seen again. :well:

#374 Rob Ryder

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:03

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#375 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:42

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I have checked this picture and found the transporter on the the right with the LM both to be unidentified ! Any suggestions , please ? I think it is either Maranello UK or Filipinetti as a second choise ?

#376 D-Type

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:02

Bjorn,

Any idea of Where? and When??

#377 LittleChris

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:21

Could it be Le Mans ( with the Bugatti circuit in the background ) ?

#378 nicanary

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 12:23

Bjorn,

Any idea of Where? and When??



Looks like Monthlery to me.

#379 AMICALEMANS

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:04

Looks like Monthlery to me.



:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: folks !!!!!! IT IS LE MANS !

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#380 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:13

Sorry guys Le Mans 1965 !

#381 nicanary

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:19

So that's the winning car of Ed Hugus then. I think he was helped by a couple of other guys.

#382 AMICALEMANS

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:22

So that's the winning car of Ed Hugus then. I think he was helped by a couple of other guys.



:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Sorry but Hugus did not win Le Mans... If he drove "officially", the car would be DQ according to 1965 regulation....

Edited by AMICALEMANS, 28 March 2012 - 13:22.


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:31

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Sorry but Hugus did not win Le Mans... If he drove "officially", the car would be DQ according to 1965 regulation....



The old chestnut raises its head once again. Will this be one of those things that confuses historians in 50 years time? Probably not, it's all going to end on 21.Dec..

#384 AMICALEMANS

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 13:47

The old chestnut raises its head once again. Will this be one of those things that confuses historians in 50 years time? Probably not, it's all going to end on 21.Dec..


So on the 21th of december (which year...? in 2965 ?) , the Nart Ferrari would be DQ and then a belgian Ferrari will win :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 14:19

So on the 21th of december (which year...? in 2965 ?) , the Nart Ferrari would be DQ and then a belgian Ferrari will win :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:



Quite so. Seriously though, I've had this conversation with others on another website forum, and I know what the rules were at the time. So why does Janos Wimpffen show Hugus as a winning driver? The huge work by JW is generally regarded as "the bible" and infallible, and he has a code to show which drivers were nominated to drive, and another for those who were nominated reserves. Was it a typing error? Or have the ACO kindly rescinded and back-dated the results? Shall we ever know?

#386 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 16:45

BACK TO POST 375 PLEASE !

The matter discussed above has its own very long thread here !


Whose is the transporter or the Ferrari LM on the right , please ?

#387 David McKinney

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 18:24

Transporters have their own thread too

#388 D-Type

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 23:17

Those who want to follow up the Ed Hugus story need to read at least these three threads:

Ed Hugus, 1965 Le Mans Winner …
1965 Le Mans winning drivers – huh
Ed Hugus RIP



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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:41

Apologies all round for my part in this deviation (Post 381). It was meant to be a bit of light-hearted comment, but I rose to the bait rather naively.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:38

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#391 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:52

I know nothing about this picture , looks like a Lancia ahead with some Etceteriny on the trailer ? So it really is a 5W picture ? Any suggestions , please ?

Sorry if I brake any Copyright rules , but as said, I have nothing .

Thanks Rob !

Edited by Bjorn Kjer, 07 April 2012 - 11:53.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 14:54

http://imageshack.us...402/carszu.jpg/

Can anyone identify (what a silly question here!) the silver car on the right.

It's on a birthday card sent to me by a pal who owns a Speed Six Bentley. he identifies the car on the left as a 1923-24 3 litre Bentley (' Home Guard on the radiator as in later models' he says - what's a home guard?) but adds 'I have no idea what the silver machine is.

The picutre carries on the reverse the title 'Racing Legends' by Johnny Jonas, but that artist's website does not help, nor does any amount of Googling.

Yet the silver car is familiar: have I seen it at Goodwood? Is it a (the?) Napier-Railton?

Thanks.

#393 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 15:07

It's the Bentley Jackson Special 'Old Mother Gun':

http://www.ultimatec...other-Gun-.html

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 15:28

(' Home Guard on the radiator as in later models' he says - what's a home guard?) ?
Thanks.


Stone guard?
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#395 Sharman

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 16:08

Stone guard?
Roger Lund

Can't resist it

"You stupid boy" :p

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 17:36

It's the Bentley Jackson Special 'Old Mother Gun':

http://www.ultimatec...other-Gun-.html


Of course it is! Thank you, Tim. And I am kicking myself for not recognising it - not least because I was acquainted briefly with the car's owner and then raced in his next Old Mother Gun, designed by my daughter's godfather;
http://www.humphreys...old-mother-gun/

I knew it would take not a moment here.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 00:51

I know nothing about this picture , looks like a Lancia ahead with some Etceteriny on the trailer ? So it really is a 5W picture ? Any suggestions , please ?

Sorry if I brake any Copyright rules , but as said, I have nothing .

Thanks Rob !



That etceterini is a 1946 Stanguellini 1100, Guido Scagliarini owned one and Mario Angiolini raced one
at the 22 June 1946 Circuito di Campione d'Italia

#398 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 15:06

Thanks very much !

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 21:07

Posted on behalf of Richard Jenkins.

Assorted Jaguar-related persons who appear to have stopped off somewhere for a gasper. Who they?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 21:26

From left to right: works Jaguar Mk VII (note Coventry registration), Stirling Moss, Leslie Johnson, Eleanor Allard, Sydney Allard, works rally Allard P saloon with wing-mounted spare. If I'm not very much mistaken.....

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