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#1 john.r.davies

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 02:47 PM

The 1978 Australian GP, in itself froma different age of motorsport, with cars that had heroic air intakes and tyres wider than their flared trousers, but the reason to watch is the last ten minutes.

 

For two cars and two people, racing each other in a supporting race

In his 1966 Brabham BT19, Sir Jack Brabham

In the Mercedes W196 of 1954, Juan Manual Fangio!

 

Two cars and two drivers of entirely different generations, giving the impression that they were out to beat each other. Which I'm sure they were.

 

Nothing like this could happen today, I fear!

 

 

John


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#2 Hamish

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:10 PM

Last bit was wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:17 PM

Magnificent.  Nothing more you can say really......


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:59 AM

Excellent, thank you John.
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:53 AM

Used to see Neil Corner's W154 racing at Silverstone AMOC. When it fired up the rest of the grid was drowned out.  Two stage supercharged, methanol...

Here he is being chased by Willie Eckerslyke

4:17

 

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 01:48 PM

Thank you, Peter, another gem!

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 05:46 PM

thank you both :)


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:35 PM

Used to see Neil Corner's W154 racing at Silverstone AMOC. When it fired up the rest of the grid was drowned out.  Two stage supercharged, methanol...

Here he is being chased by Willie Eckerslyke

4:17

 

Peter

Willy Win?

Willy Eckerslyke!


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#10 Peter Cobbold

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 10:50 PM

Willy Win?

Willy Eckerslyke!

Well spotted John !!  For one VSCC season Willie Green used that nom de plume !  But he had a distinctive driving style, tilting his head into the corners that gave him away.

Wonderful to watch in a 250F

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