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So.... I'm Out and About

PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:08 pm

in the Black Forest..… having a coffee in a restaurant, when I said to the waitress… wow nice racing paintings, guess someone likes old cars. “Yes” my dad, he will be here soon, you can talk to him. 30 minutes later I can’t believe I’m in deep discussion with a classic Lotus owner, not just an early S1, but an original 26R racer and an original Ginetta G4… bloody hell, how lucky was that. Anyway. invites me to look at his collection….

have a look at these…

A MASSIVE thank you to Elio...
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:24 pm

and some more..
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PostPost by: 65sunbeam » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:31 pm

Nice cars and a nice tile floor!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:34 pm

just found a couple videos of the Ginetta in action at Spa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKPv-z4gvpQ

then "A normal pitstop from Coccia-Racing"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BW0V5NB800
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PostPost by: gherlt » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:50 pm

normal pitstop ? using a fire extinguisher in the engine bay :shock: ???
1964 S1 (engine ready, awainting body repair)
1967 S3 DHC (now adjusted by Brian Buckland, totally calm idle)
1969 S4 FHC (finishing interior, changing wiring loom)
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PostPost by: lotus looker » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:24 am

Watching the SPA video.
I have 2 questions for our collectively informed auto enthusiasts...

"1"...At the beginning of the video is the car in front of the Ginetta a GT40?
"2"...At 2:35-2:40 of the video....WHAT is that FANTASTIC CAR (silver in color)
I first thought it was a Mercedes Gullwing... THANKS for posting the SPA video!!!

Very Much Looking Forward to learning about the Silver car in the video!!!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:26 am

lotus looker wrote: "1"...At the beginning of the video is the car in front of the Ginetta a GT40?

yes, the white GT40 driven by Rene Weidig
we see the Nolte-Stippler one later, around Minute 3

lotus looker wrote: "2"...At 2:35-2:40 of the video....WHAT is that FANTASTIC CAR (silver in color)

E type low drag coupe

http://www.raceresults.nu/uitslagen//20 ... 0class.pdf
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PostPost by: lotus looker » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:19 pm

Coucou! nmauduit; Very Much Appreciate your timely reply & knowledge...Merci beaucoup!

Can't even begin to fathom the collective value of the group of RARE Vintage Sports Cars on the SPA track!!!

Just watching the race video, I could feel my foot pushing on the carpet BRAKING!!!

That low drag Jaguar is a "Thing of Beauty & Wanted Dreams!!!"...Mark
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:32 pm

mark - i also love those lightweight (low drag) jags; HOWEVER a well sourced 26R will always pass one of them stupid jags (sorry folks) - at 10% of the total cost!! sandy
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PostPost by: lotus looker » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:07 pm

Hello el-saturn; If I was driving my DREAM Sports car a 1955 Alloy Bodied Mercedes Benz Gullwing...

I truly won't CARE if a 122 Volvo Sedan running on 3 cylinders passed me up :shock: :D :lol:

https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ ... ing/180563
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:22 pm

lotus looker wrote:Hello el-saturn; If I was driving my DREAM Sports car a 1955 Alloy Bodied Mercedes Benz Gullwing...


prices sure have gone crazy... yet some people still drive these cars the way they were intended to be : Pierre de Thoisy for instance, whom I saw taking such a car to the same round the corner family garage where I had my daily cage for an oil change - yet with a different driving style -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ6kiyQiAI0

just before the 2010 Panamericana where he drove the 300SL to the forth place

http://www.leblogauto.com/2010/09/panam ... 00-sl.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPtLFI9iWL0
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