Classic Motorsport Photos

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Ron Flockhart spins - sorry, drifts - an Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Type:

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Frolander/Lundstrom, Austin Healey 100-6, Swedish ‘Rally to The Midnight Sun' in 1956:

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Looking at the angle of Ron's head & the front wheels of the Jag, it may have started as a drift but at this point, it's going, going, gone!
 
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Aguri Suzuki in the middle of his 2007 race car fleet of Team ARTA (Autobacs Racing Team Aguri, founded in 1997) + the Super Aguri F1 car after the 2007 season in Suzuka. The NSX GT500 in the middle won that years Super GT championship in the GT500 class. Car was driven by ex-F1 drivers Ralph Firman and Yuji Ide + Daisuke Ito. Team ARTA is the biggest japanese motorsports team until today supporting drivers in many categories.

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"The Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Team on the move during the 1964 Tasman Cup, which Bruce won. Bonners Garage is in Levin, the first round of the series run over the January 4 weekend."

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Graeme McRae, Tasman Series, Warwick Farm pits in 1973:

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"The Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Team on the move during the 1964 Tasman Cup, which Bruce won. Bonners Garage is in Levin, the first round of the series run over the January 4 weekend."

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Graeme McRae, Tasman Series, Warwick Farm pits in 1973:

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The pits is right.

I've seen photos of behind the old pit lane at Sandown when it was between turns 1 & 2.

This is on par

Coincidence that both tracks were/are located inside a horse racing facility?
 

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McLaren aerodynamic testing in the late 1960s.

"Photo taken in the car park of The Golden Cross, McLaren’s local pub just off Junction 14 of the M25 London orbital motorway. The Mini was run up and down Moor Lane, a long, very straight, flat two lane road alongside the Wraysbury Reservoir which which is now mostly buried under the M25 between the Staines and Heathrow T4/T5 exits."

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Patrick Tambay, 1949-2022

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1977 24 Hours of Le Mans

Car: Alpine A442 (2.0L turbocharged Renault V6)
Finished: DNF (engine)


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1982 German Grand Prix

Car: Ferrari 126C2 (1.5L turbocharged I4)
Finished: 1st


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Testing, 1983

Location: Circuit Paul Ricard
Car: Renault RE50 (1.5L turbocharged I4)


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1988 Dakar Rally

Car: Range Rover
Finished: 3rd, two special stage victories


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McLaren aerodynamic testing in the late 1960s.

"Photo taken in the car park of The Golden Cross, McLaren’s local pub just off Junction 14 of the M25 London orbital motorway. The Mini was run up and down Moor Lane, a long, very straight, flat two lane road alongside the Wraysbury Reservoir which which is now mostly buried under the M25 between the Staines and Heathrow T4/T5 exits."

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No doubt trying to copy the Chaparral 2E from the same era. Wing design and shape is very similar and it looks to have some type of rotating mechanism.
 

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I had no idea Patrick Tambay had Parkinson's Disease. RIP

His first stints in F1 were mixed, and then left out to dry in 1980. Getting back into F1 from Theodore, then Ligier, and suddenly a backup Ferrari driver. That win in Germany picked up their spirits after losing Villeneuve and Pironi is one of those rare feel-good stories that you don't see much of in Grand Prix racing, and it must have been a massive bit of redemption for Patrick.
 
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