Favourite F1 cars 1980 onwards

Favourite F1 cars 1980 onwards

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Insurancejon

3,824 posts

211 months

Tuesday 23rd March
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KR158 said:
I really enjoyed reading this, what a brilliant project! The original Engine cover looks so much better. I would really like to see more.
Have you considered starting a retrospective thread detailing the restoration & subsequent operation? The kind of thing Popopbangbang might have put together?



Keep considering it but a lot is on my cars insta @jonsgarage_18

Although I note that car is currently up for auction on f1 authentics

Night feel differently after tomorrow’s first runsmile(:
Thanks for sharing this, I'll give your Instagram account a look. I really don't think thatI could sell something like this, especially after having shaken it down!


Edit. I've just seen your Insta Account, you were shaking down 25 minutes from where I live, what are the chances!? It looks and sounds glorious by the way biggrin

Edited by KR158 on Monday 22 March 15:36


Video of the shakedown here - https://youtu.be/7A6oy8dMq4E



Piginapoke

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1,881 posts

150 months

Wednesday 24th March
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Insurancejon said:
KR158 said:
I really enjoyed reading this, what a brilliant project! The original Engine cover looks so much better. I would really like to see more.
Have you considered starting a retrospective thread detailing the restoration & subsequent operation? The kind of thing Popopbangbang might have put together?



Keep considering it but a lot is on my cars insta @jonsgarage_18

Although I note that car is currently up for auction on f1 authentics

Night feel differently after tomorrow’s first runsmile(:
Thanks for sharing this, I'll give your Instagram account a look. I really don't think thatI could sell something like this, especially after having shaken it down!


Edit. I've just seen your Insta Account, you were shaking down 25 minutes from where I live, what are the chances!? It looks and sounds glorious by the way biggrin

Edited by KR158 on Monday 22 March 15:36


Video of the shakedown here - https://youtu.be/7A6oy8dMq4E
Superb!

Eric Mc

115,007 posts

230 months

Wednesday 24th March
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Piginapoke said:
Superb!
Sounds great - but the video is annoying as the camera is moving about so much you can't really get a good look at the car.

But doesn't the car look small.

kiseca

8,910 posts

184 months

Wednesday 24th March
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The car sounds fantastic!

Insurancejon

3,824 posts

211 months

Wednesday 24th March
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Eric Mc said:
Piginapoke said:
Superb!
Sounds great - but the video is annoying as the camera is moving about so much you can't really get a good look at the car.

But doesn't the car look small.
We did have a fixed camera on the car but the first run killed it

I got sent a pic the other day next to sennas mclaren at Monaco, and the euro burn is huge in comparison

Will upload later


Insurancejon

3,824 posts

211 months

Wednesday 24th March
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Here you go.... when you take perspective into account the mclaren is tiny.....I’m >6ft and a shade under 20stn and fit in




Eric Mc

115,007 posts

230 months

Thursday 25th March
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It also shows how big the current beasts are.

paulguitar

11,110 posts

78 months

Thursday 25th March
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Eric Mc said:
It also shows how big the current beasts are.
Apparently, they have a footprint as big as a contemporary S-Class Mercedes, it's ridiculous.




HighwayToHull

6,170 posts

143 months

Thursday 25th March
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What do you expect with a TEN FOOT wheelbase?!

I'd put a limit of 2.5 metres on it, that'd learn 'em!!

Insurancejon

3,824 posts

211 months

Monday 3rd May
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anonymous-user said:
Some of my favourites already posted - the Williams Honda FW11, Ferrari 640 and McLaren Honda MP4/4, so a more unusual one:

March 881.

Newey's first F1 car - amazingly capable and slippery.



Ferrari F1 87/88C.

Should have been a contender for a championship, but the MP4/4 came along and the rest is history.

Just done a deal to acquire one of these, next to my eurobrun of the same year it makes the Eurobrun look like a tank...sadly I won't fit in it, as Ivan Capelli was built like a jockey and the car was built around him....Neweys book reveals he didn't have enough room inside to change gear so they had to cut a dint in the monocoque for hime to shift into...



Piginapoke

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1,881 posts

150 months

Monday 3rd May
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Wow! Congratulations- a stunning and important car

KR158

470 posts

124 months

Monday 3rd May
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Insurancejon said:
anonymous-user said:
Some of my favourites already posted - the Williams Honda FW11, Ferrari 640 and McLaren Honda MP4/4, so a more unusual one:

March 881.

Newey's first F1 car - amazingly capable and slippery.



Ferrari F1 87/88C.

Should have been a contender for a championship, but the MP4/4 came along and the rest is history.

Just done a deal to acquire one of these, next to my eurobrun of the same year it makes the Eurobrun look like a tank...sadly I won't fit in it, as Ivan Capelli was built like a jockey and the car was built around him....Neweys book reveals he didn't have enough room inside to change gear so they had to cut a dint in the monocoque for hime to shift into...


Huge congratulations! I've always had a soft spot for the early 90's March/Leyton House cars. Extremely attractive & you can definitely see FW14 design cues lurking, ready to evolve. Really looking forward to seeing this progress. Will you be posting on Instagram as it comes together?

Insurancejon

3,824 posts

211 months

Monday 3rd May
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Yep, will be documenting the restoration....it’s got an interesting history as this never raced, it was the prototype/test chassis....so literally the first newey f1 car

KR158

470 posts

124 months

Monday 3rd May
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Insurancejon said:
Yep, will be documenting the restoration....it’s got an interesting history as this never raced, it was the prototype/test chassis....so literally the first newey f1 car
Great! Really looking forward to this. It's also nice to see the "Newey bump", seem to remember his Autobiography mentioning that he fashioned a mould out of Clay & grafted the Carbon Bump onto the Chassis overnight? Something along those lines. Anyway, looking forward to this.