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jsf

14,431 posts

183 months

Saturday 7th September
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The Shadow DN8 featured in the programme starts on the front row in the Masters Historic
Formula One race at Zandvoort today.

A44RON

149 posts

43 months

Friday 4th October
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https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28474453...

One of the most fascinating articles I've read on the subject. Puts into perspective how other-worldly impressive even average F1 drivers are.

"At one point, I tried briefly to listen without earplugs; the shriek was musical but also insufferable. A piercing, ice-pick pain, as if a tiny knife was lodged in my ear canal and was attempting to burrow its way out. Wonderful."

God I love these machines.

paulguitar

3,823 posts

60 months

Friday 4th October
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A44RON said:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28474453...

One of the most fascinating articles I've read on the subject. Puts into perspective how other-worldly impressive even average F1 drivers are.

"At one point, I tried briefly to listen without earplugs; the shriek was musical but also insufferable. A piercing, ice-pick pain, as if a tiny knife was lodged in my ear canal and was attempting to burrow its way out. Wonderful."

God I love these machines.
Brilliant piece, thanks for posting.



coppice

5,551 posts

91 months

Saturday 5th October
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It is probably 30 years- the days of Supercar Classics , and Car and Driver and R n T at their best - since I've read such good prose about the subject . I always loved American journalism , its punchiness , wit and and style ,and this exemplifies it magnificently.

yoshisdad

320 posts

118 months

Saturday 5th October
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A44RON said:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28474453...

One of the most fascinating articles I've read on the subject. Puts into perspective how other-worldly impressive even average F1 drivers are.

"At one point, I tried briefly to listen without earplugs; the shriek was musical but also insufferable. A piercing, ice-pick pain, as if a tiny knife was lodged in my ear canal and was attempting to burrow its way out. Wonderful."

God I love these machines.
Thank you for posting this.
Brilliant!

stevesuk

974 posts

129 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Found this the other day which I thought may be of interest in this thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi5zlJdPlhE

I knew about the Alfa Procar project - what I didn't know what in 1986 they were testing a 3.5L V10 engine in a turbo era F1 chassis.

The sound where the car is on the track sounds just like the F1 V10 shriek from the 1990s - especially the fly-by at the end.

Europa1

9,108 posts

135 months

Wednesday 9th October
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coppice said:
On BBC iplayer do check out the Sporting Mavericks series - one episode of which features Tom Pryce , the Welsh F1 driver killed at Kyalami in 1977. A very moving portrait of a lost talent (one third of the Lost Generation triumvirate so beautifully written about by David Tremayne ) . I found it almost unsettling , as I had been present at so many of the events shown on film .

There was a lovely exhibition about Tom's life at Denbigh , Tom's home town . last year which OH and I visited , and I contributed a programme from one of Tom's early races at Oulton .
I happened upon this by accident on the iPlayer. It was a fascinating programme, a look back at a bygone era, and yet there were faces that are familiar today- Jackie Stewart, Frank Williams, Niki Lauda.

EagleMoto4-2

655 posts

51 months

Thursday 10th October
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yoshisdad said:
coppice said:
On BBC iplayer do check out the Sporting Mavericks series - one episode of which features Tom Pryce , the Welsh F1 driver killed at Kyalami in 1977. A very moving portrait of a lost talent (one third of the Lost Generation triumvirate so beautifully written about by David Tremayne ) . I found it almost unsettling , as I had been present at so many of the events shown on film .

There was a lovely exhibition about Tom's life at Denbigh , Tom's home town . last year which OH and I visited , and I contributed a programme from one of Tom's early races at Oulton .
Thank you for letting us know about this great programme.
I've visited his home town and seen the sculpture dedicated to him.
Great footage of F1 from the 70's.
I believe Tomy Pryce's home town is actually Ruthin. I also watched this program and it had some footage of Ruthin town centre in the 70's. It hasn't changed much at all and I have also seen the memorial to Tom in the town. Some have said that had he survived he would have been world champion.

coppice

5,551 posts

91 months

Thursday 10th October
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Born in Ruthin, school in Denbigh and the latter's museum hosted the exhibition to him I saw last year .

coppice

5,551 posts

91 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Can I recommend the Straight from the Grid podcast featuring Jackie Ickx ? Best known for his Porsche 956 and Paris Dakar successes , younger folk may not be aware of his wonderful single seat career . He hit my radar by qualifying 3rd for the 67 German GP at the 'Ring - and he was driving a 1600cc F2 car against 3 litre F1 cars .....

Very bright, eloquent , deeply thoughtful and blessed with a generosity of spirit rarely found in racing drivers , it is a wonderful listen . and makes me feel very old - Ickx was the boyish , good looking superstar who could walk on water and now he's a73 year old looking back .

ELUSIVEJIM

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7,506 posts

98 months

Wednesday 30th October
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R.I.P Russell Brookes. Very sad news. Just some footage of the great man in his big battles with McRae.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj57XpdGN4E&t=...

Eric Mc

107,922 posts

212 months

Wednesday 30th October
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Did he ever try F1?

Nanni Gali also died a few days ago. I think Galli did have a few F1 races.

thegreenhell

6,253 posts

166 months

Saturday 16th November
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As it's Brazilian GP weekend, it seems appropriate to take a look at the Interlagos circuit.The original layout was much longer, and when it was shortened in 1989 they simply chopped a few sections out and joined them back up by running parts of the old track in the opposite direction. Many of the corners had a lot of camber, and the perimeter track could be used as a high speed oval track.

Not the most exciting video, but here is a lap of the old track in a road car, followed by some F1 footage of James Hunt racing on the old circuit in 1977.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh0LPIT5ydw

Most of the original track is still there. The modern cars would be spectacular around there.