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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Liquid, May 19, 2015.
Is that a Mercedes-Benz behind the Ferrari at Druids?
If this is an official race then I guess this must be the BOAC 500 (can't find another race at Brands for the 0854), here's a contemporary article which mentions the MC from the photo. If the photo's from a later track day or unofficial run then it'll be harder to find... but it doesn't look Merc-ish to me.
I think its a Healey 3000.
Shots from the same event:
Wonder if that's a young Bruno in the background?
A recent photo but a fascinating insight into the cockpit of a 1990s Formula One car.
1997 Williams FW19
1988 Fuji 1000km
1977 German Rally
Drivers: Tony Pond ENG and Roger Clark ENG
Dan Gurney racing a Beetle in what the Facebook poster described as "1963 Bahama VW Race".
1998 British Touring Car Championship, Knockhill
Driver: Jason Plato ENG
Car: Renault Laguna 16v (2.0L I4)
St John Horsfall finishes the 1949 Spa 24 Hours in an Aston Martin 2 litre Speed Model (registration EML 129). He was 4th overall and 2nd in class. Despite having Paul Frere as a co-driver, he drove the entire race himself.
A very expensive crash at the '62 Goodwood TT
Only a man called St John Horsfall could drive a car with wheel arch fenders as bohemian as that.
1970 European Touring Car Championship, Zandvoort
These were taken at an Historic F1 Day at Knockhill. Unsure of the date but maybe '97 ish. I knew who Sir Stirling Moss was but didn't know much about his achievements because I was quite young! As far as I remember he won the race in the car pictured (no idea what it is, perhaps an eagle eyed member could make a suggestion). The following car was also at the event going for the lap record. All I can remember was that it didn't rev very high but the sound it made as it passed was simply unbelievable. It didnt go right through you, rather reverberated inside you and made you want it to lap forever.
Edit: maybe even '95
Bottom is a Footwork-Arrows F1 car, looks like an FA13 from 1992.
That makes '95 unlikely as it would only have been 3 years old. Must have been '97 onwards
It’s definitely the 1992 Footwork Arrows with the Mugen Honda V10.
No doubt about that at all.
Here is another photo from a different angle, looking at the "powered by" lettering below the Footwork below the air intake it appears to be Judd. I wonder if they re-engined it?
Probably. It's not unusual for F1 cars in private hands to have non-original but easier-to-run engines.
As I'm making a post:
1978, Monaco, Tyrrell 008, Jackie Stewart. A brief search doesn't present the footage, but I'm sure it's out there somewhere.
Team Penske's PC16s in 1987:
There's this, but strangely it's Depailler and not Stewart.
Just noticed "powered by Judd V10" is written across the leading edge of the front wing
Indy cars used to look really cool.
Those Renaults sounded so great. Just by seeing this picture the onboard sound immediately started on my mind.
Isn't that picture from Lime Rock though?
I've got to be honest, if I go by the BMW Group archives... I wouldn't have a Scooby.
.. I just thought it was a fitting tribute.
Very strange, looks pretty similar to Lime Rock...
Also a bit cheeky to only mention the Watkins Glen "500", since both a 500 mile race (won by a 962) and a 500 km race (won by aforementionned BMW) were held in 1986 at the Glen.
Anyway, in light of recent events, here's John Andretti in his 1991 Indycar.
It probably raced in the Euro Boss series for ex-F1, Indy, F3000s etc. They often used the Judd engines as they were cheaper and still supported and developed for use in everything from top flight sports prototypes to hillclimb single seaters.
The incongruous mix of an F1 V10 (the first, in fact) sound coming from a saloon car body, because that's exactly what it was: the Alfa Romeo 164 ProCar. Lots of photos, shown very quickly: