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dinkel

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Saturday 19th September 2015
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  1. Spa6Hours 2015 > please enjoy.

Bart Deenik in the Polish made Daytona Coupe .


The wide arc for the Daytona Coupe. — met Bart Deenik bij Circuit Spa-Francorchamps.


Frankel bros family Falcon: Chris Harris is up for two stints. I had a chat with Jeremy Welch when the newly made Lightweight Low Drag E-type was weighed : "Chris is our 3rd driver." — met Chris Harris bij Circuit Spa-Francorchamps.


Welch LW LD E-type yum — met Chris Harris bij Circuit Spa-Francorchamps.


Mike Bell chasing Tony Bianchi — bij Circuit Spa-Francorchamps.


Mark Dols / Adam Cunnington — met Mark Dols bij Circuit Spa-Francorchamps. Mark kindly gave me a green wrist band #trackaccess

Next: more #Spa6Hours qualifying

dinkel

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24,354 posts

180 months

Sunday 20th September 2015
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Miller / Goble Aston DB4 - dream garage stuff.


Aston DB4 with the distinctive yellow lips.


Gentlemens racing office.


Gorgeous Porsche 356 C did well.


Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA.


#Spa6Hours 2015 Go check Twitter.


Welch Low Drag E-type drive by Chris Harris.

Next: Woodcote Trophy mixed with Sir Stirling Moss Trophy.

Spyder3400

194 posts

85 months

Sunday 20th September 2015
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Thanks for sharing


dinkel

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24,354 posts

180 months

Monday 21st September 2015
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Sorry, it's a Historic Grand Prix Cars Association entry.

Oh my, a Maserati A6GCM.


Running in the 2 litre straight six.


197 brake and a sound to die for.


Maserati drew a quite a crowd.


Unstoppable I think not: scary drums.


1951 GP office.

Next: 50s GP racers (Maserati, Scarab, Bugatti) rounding La Source.

dinkel

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180 months

Tuesday 22nd September 2015
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1948 Talbot Lago T26C. 4.5 litre straight six engine and a four speed Wilson preselector gearbox.


1960 Ferrari 246 Dino: first use of a V6 engine in an F1 car.


1954 Maserati 250F 2501/2523: Google to explore the wonderful heritage of this specific car.


1954 Kurtis 500C: only 9 Indianapolis Roadsters built.


Maserati​ 250F 2507/23/22: close to 300 brake from a 2.5 straight six.
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dinkel

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Tuesday 22nd September 2015
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1951 Maserati A6GCM: this 2 litre was quite a handful to haul through the La Source hairpin.


Legend Maserati 250F tight as a modern car: tire squeeking I could hear not. Epic.


Kurtis 500M with the beefy Offenhauser four monoblock.


Bugatti T73C - qually went OK but at lap 1 of the race the supercharger had a hiccup and that was it. Manifold exploded.


OMG what a stunner: 1937 Talbot Lago T26SS.

Next: Porsche!

Edited by dinkel on Saturday 26th September 13:46

yonex

10,254 posts

90 months

Tuesday 22nd September 2015
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Fantastic pictures, thanks for sharing these...

a8hex

4,605 posts

145 months

Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Stunning stuff Albert.
I love the DB4, best looking of DB4,5,6 family IMHO

dinkel

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Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Agreed Ken. Let's share some Pork.

Quick Bates 911 screamer off to the pit after a succesful qually.


Tomlins Elan outbraking and passing the Swiss Scemama family 911.


Swiss family 911 wrestling through La Source. Not easy to catch in pixels but the 911s are maniacal through the hairpin.


The difference in speed is immense: GT40s bullet past other cars like spaceships.


Carolyn Twaites peeping past the Big Healey lady Equipe .

More 911 through La Source.

dinkel

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Wednesday 23rd September 2015
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Close? Shaving the wall but never touching.


A handfull even after the turn in. Most cars have the extra lights added.


A B is hardly a match for the quicker 911. Monocoque MG is pretty agile at cornering though.


Classic shape looks brilliant in the afternoon.


Sliding, oh yes sir.

Next: Alfa yum. Bertone 105 and a Montreal racer.

dinkel

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180 months

Thursday 24th September 2015
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The sheer genious of fitting a 33 racing V8 in an upgraded 105 frame ... and convert it into a racing car.


For sale - lottery!


SPICA fuel injection yum.


U2TC 105 Bertone Alfa Romeo. This pit had 2 entries: a 1750 and this 2 litre.


OMG. OMG.

Next: Really, a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing racer? Only at Spa.

dibblecorse

3,667 posts

114 months

Thursday 24th September 2015
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Nice pics, I'm yet to sort through mine but doubt I'd have many as good as yours ..... was a cracking weekend smile

dinkel

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Thursday 24th September 2015
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Thanks, looking forward to your snaps. Please post here wink

Chris Harris in the Low Drag E-type.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFJRs_n4hQE

Whoah!

dinkel

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180 months

Friday 25th September 2015
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A message from Mike Bell

Hi Albert, sorry didn't have time to chat at Spa. Good to see you, anyway!

We reckon if using max revs through gears Gilbert would do a 3:15 in our hands. Still way off a 'good' MGB with someone like Tom Smith driving... As was, we kept to 6K Rev limit during race, but on straights engine would pull more in top. So happy with 3:17 !

First 90 minutes of race was great fun, and really enjoyed it. Started 98th or whatever, up into 50s by end of stint. Just as Iain started to get into it the rain started, so he wasn't able to get down to same lap times. It dried out near end of his drive and I got back in car around 4hr mark. After a bit the deluge came, making track undriveable. I was happy to see safety car as didn't fancy trying to keep racing in those conditions, even though for this race I had rebuilt the wiper system with another motor. Also the Gilbern Owners Club had 4 heated windscreens made, one of which I fitted! Made a lot of difference.

After the safety car went in I drove carefully as didn't want to bin the car so late on. Then 15 minutes from the end all the lights failed, so I had to do 3/4 lap in the dark and wet! Fortunately we were able to get the headlamps working again, so that's how I finished the race. We visited fuel station twice as still had small issue with starvation, but I reckon without that problem we could do race with only one refuel needed. That would move us up the results a few places!

Best wishes
Mike
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Tom Dark about the unfortunate T73C Bugatti:

Tom Dark: Had a backfire and inlat manifold exploded. All fixed now for Snetterton this weekend.
Me: Wow, did the supercharger hiccup?
Tom: Yes.

Edited by dinkel on Saturday 26th September 13:44

dinkel

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Friday 25th September 2015
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Gullwing yum:

Paul Chase-Gardner brought his 300 SL Gullwing to Spa.


Oh my, a toned-down racer brought back to racing spec.


Wikipedia: Werner Engel won the 1955 European Rally Championship driving a 300 SL. The car also had a victory in the Rali Vinho da Madeira in 1960.


So much elegance and a huge difference with period (racing) cars.


Imagine 260 kmh in a road car. A fuel injection first , derrived from the WW2 Messerschmidt fighter planes.

Next: More Alfa.

chevronb37

6,304 posts

108 months

Friday 25th September 2015
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dinkel said:
Tom Dark about the unfortunate T57 Bugatti:

Tom Dark: Had a backfire and inlat manifold exploded. All fixed now for Snetterton this weekend.
Me: Wow, did the supercharger hiccup?
Tom: Yes.
Think it's T73C, rather than T57?

Rouleur

5,482 posts

111 months

Friday 25th September 2015
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That SL's a bit tastey! Nice photos, Dink thumbup

dinkel

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Friday 25th September 2015
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T73C it is, sorry.

Thanks for the compliments. More to come. 278 to be exact. I might skip a few.

The SL was amazing. I wonder how many are racing today. Just like the Montreal racer I guess they are pretty rare beasts.

dinkel

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Saturday 26th September 2015
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Rouleur said:
That SL's a bit tastey! Nice photos, Dink thumbup

Paul Chase-Gardner brought his 300 SL Gullwing to Spa. Properly used as it seems.

More Alfa:

Resting.


Alfa Nord likes a bit of short intake.


Giugiaro did an ace job on the early Bertone Alfa. No bumper looks the dogs.


Later model has the flat bonnet. Dream garage stuff: a late Bertone with the 2 litre Nord, EFI and double plugs please.


Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato. It's small!


German Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA did well in the 6 Hours: P29 / 3:13 best lap.

Next: more 6 Hours racers at La Source. Let's throw a few Mustangs in.

dinkel

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180 months

Monday 28th September 2015
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Sleep / Wykeham Ford Shelby Mustang 350 GT running a bit rich. Which in the case of a massive piece of Yank iron results in spectacular illumination.


Super quick (3:02) lapping Mustang trying to catch the late braking slower (3:10) Big Healey. You better know what you're doing.


Fantastic P39 for this lovely Porsche 356C (3:22) chasing the much quicker Adriaans Mustang, which had to retire after just 18 laps.


Signature Ford Shelby Mustang 350 GT shot.


Only at Spa: close up and personal with a racing car and driver. You can almost hear them curse when they enter La Source not as intended.

Next: paddock treasury, Ferrari 250 SWB and 289 TVR Griffith.