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#1 elansprint72

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 23:27

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Clever dicks and usual suspects please abstain.... this old friend and, arguably, piece of modern sculpture was resting at LM prior to doing what it was conceived to do. Designed in England, funded by America, built in England, improved by America, raced in France.....

Enjoyed by many................

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#2 Timotheus D

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 23:31

seeing the doors i'd think it's a gt40.
lovely, the original as well as the modern homage (one of the few retro cars really well done)...
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 23:36

Might have been one of the ones driven by Dan Gurney (A tall man - the bulge in the door to clear his helmet). Beautiful shot.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:14

Is this a Mk 4, Pete? Just been reading about the 1966 Le Mans controversial team decision about the 1-2-3 placing. Plus ça change... .

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:10

Too easy! :o
It's the yellow one in the painting, quite a history.
The Gurney bulge was just a trick of the light on this one (parked under striped awning), it did, of course have a Gurney flap though!

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 17:29

All are correct, but it was not Gurney's car. I think it was a privateer who added the front spoilers to an original GT40; it is not the Mark II version, lacking the scoops on the top of the engine cover. Belgian racing yellow may be a clue, but that is probably a red herring in this case.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 18:12

All are correct, but it was not Gurney's car. I think it was a privateer who added the front spoilers to an original GT40; it is not the Mark II version, lacking the scoops on the top of the engine cover. Belgian racing yellow may be a clue, but that is probably a red herring in this case.
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You mean we've been conned into thinking that this was something wot it isn't?! How unusual for that to happen in the olde car worlde. :D:D:D

I've just bagged a copy of Ronnie Spain's GT40 bible but I've not had time to read it yet. As you can tell. :o

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 23:03

OK, this one is less obvious unless, like me, you parked next to it this evening at the VSCC pub meeting. :D
Taken with the Digilux 2 in 2006, when I was still learning what digi-cams could/could not do.

btw, how about making this thread a long-runner? If you guess the car, you have to post the next subject? :)

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 04:32

btw, how about making this thread a long-runner? If you guess the car, you have to post the next subject? :)


Great idea, Pete - I was hoping that somebody would suggest this.

That radiator construction/shape is proving a challenge to identify and the thermometer mascot doesn't really help much. Classy two-tone paintwork. I'll suggest 1930s, British, roadster/coupé to start off with?

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 16:13

Not British. :)

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 16:46

I think I've seen that cap on Alfa-Romeos?
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 01:10

I know this is wrong but I'll go ahead and say it anyway: type 46 Bugatti?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 18:20

Not Bug, not Alfa; Messrs, stunsworth, Rolo, Falstaff and andybarton all walked past this car today (check your files/negs boys). :)

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 22:39

I believe it's a Delage, and the device you can see is a "Boyce Motor-Meter".

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:11

Correct! I'm glad that you guys turned up at the show; that one could have run for a good while. :)

Over to you, Steve.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:14

Ok, I'm not a car fanatic, but this one should be easy for those that are - not taken with a Leica I'm afraid, Panny GF1 and 20mm lens. Sorry...

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 16:14

I'm guessing that the mascot did not come with the car.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 17:42

Hmmm, that's going to make guessing the make of car a little more difficult. However a quick internet search leads me to the conclusion that this was indeed an official manufacturer's mascot.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 00:14

Allard?

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 00:27

Sorry Bill, no.
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