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PostPost by: M100 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:35 pm

>warm or cold, I'll send a pint to the guy who first posts Jim Clark's fastest time around the 'ring using our beloved twin cam as a power unit in his Lotus 23.


Nurburgring 1000km in 1962

In practice
9 minutes 48.9 seconds for an average of 86.51 mph

In the race
9 minutes 46.3 seconds for an average of 86.94mph

With an original "1498"cc Twincam

Source: Doug Nye's Story of Lotus 1961-1971 page 66

Just happened that right now i'm in the process of moving boxes of books back on my shelves!
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:29 pm

may be a Miata owner ---ed :lol:
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:30 pm

may be a Miata owner ---ed :lol:
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:32 pm

any girl or Miata owner ---ed :lol:
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PostPost by: archigator » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:10 pm

I thought Florida was the center of the motoring universe! From Miami - 30 minutes to Homestead, 1hr 30 minutes to Moroso, 2 hrs to Sebring, 4 hrs to Daytona!

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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:40 pm

well the weather is certainly better in Florida ----you guys should become the 11 th Province ----ed :P
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PostPost by: Hamish Coutts » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:41 pm

Easy guys,

Any of us lot were not fit to cut Jim Clark's toe nails. Never mind being on the same circuit as him!!! :roll:
What planet are you on? Pluto? Jim Clark's girlie could leave you all like you were standing around blethering. :lol:

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:45 am

. wow, really, where did this one go? My top shelf is the Jim Clark shelf. . . Okay M100! I trust you and Mr. Nye, what'll it be? I can offer what's thought (locally) to be the best, "Little Kings"....
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:30 am

I spent a couple of days being driven around the "Nordschleife" by an expert driver.
I had to spend a lot of my time keeping my eye on test instrumentation but will never forget the experience.
Recommend the experience to everybody.
I have found a good Video Clip of driving around there.
If any of you know how to attach it into this thread I can send it to you.
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PostPost by: steveww » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:52 am

You want to see a copy of Fascination from RUF. It is a promotional video showing the Yellow Bird being driven round the Ring by their test driver. There was a copy on the web somewhere... try this http://www.aocb77.dsl.pipex.com/RUF.wmv
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:12 pm

I can't access your the address but thanks for those who can.
If it's a yellow 911 following a BMW 3 Series, both having a bit if trouble with some bikes & some slower drivers then it's one and the same.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:57 pm

I always kind of thought Mr Piers courage and Mr Francois Cevert were no slouches in a race car though Jim Clark was very good also --- :wink: ed
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:38 am

Hello Hamish, have you ever taught history? Eric
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PostPost by: Hamish Coutts » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:26 pm

Hi Eric.

Nope, have never taught history (or anything else for that matter). I'm a business process engineer and project manager in the financial services sector, in Scotland. Oh, and I'm a great admirer of Jim Clark, the man.

I probably sound like a history person - my memory goes back a fair way. I've been a fan of motor racing ever since I got Dinky models of a Maserati 250f and a Vanwall for Christmas in the 1950s. 8)
Wish I still had them in their boxes. :)

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:19 pm

I'm just thinking about the Jim Clark rating... I'm surprised that Mr. Cevert and Courage (one F1 win between them) would be mentioned in the same sentence as Jim. Sure they were very good drivers, but there are literally hundreds of drivers with records similar to theirs. Jim Clark was several notches above, even the real winners of that day agreed. He could drive off and leave them all then settle into a pace to win, which he did very often.
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