Spa 6 Hours 2015

Spa 6 Hours 2015

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dinkel

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Monday 28th September 2015
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07e7rQaKKWQ&fe...
500 brake 7 litre Ford Galaxie 500 is quite a handfull at Goodwood. I've got pictures of that one.

dinkel

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Wednesday 30th September 2015
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Garth and Sean McInerney baby blue TVR Griffith 289... with a spare V8 or two.


Epic logo on an epic car: P51 and a 2:53 best lap.


Thirsty Webers on a 4.7 in a comic short wheelbase car.

dinkel

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Wednesday 30th September 2015
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Ow, how good does this Ferrari 250 SWB look.


Colombo 3 litre. The V12 weighed hundreds of pounds less than its chief competitors — for example, it was nearly half the weight of the Jaguar XK straight-6. 300 brake from this jewel of an engine.


Sex on wheels.

Next: Cobra!

Lugy

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135 months

Wednesday 30th September 2015
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Great photos!

We went over and watched on the Saturday, unfortunately we got held up in traffic for a while near Brussels so didn't get there until 13.30ish, I think it was 60s Touring Cars that were on when we arrived.
It's the first time I've been to a historic (car) event like that, the start of the 6 hours really blew me away!
Will definitely be back for the full weekend next year!

dinkel

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Thursday 1st October 2015
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Good to hear, and yes: you really need to start early in the morning to avoid nasty traffic and see most of the historic gold go.

Maybe check my profile to find and explore the previous Spa 6 Hours editions.

There isn't a bigger contrast than with the GWR the weekend before Spa6. I love the qually fridays: not too busy and more than enough action.

More pictures to come wink

dinkel

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Thursday 1st October 2015
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Forgot to upload this view on the Colombo V12:



Cobra resting.


AC Cobras are ... magic.


In for a rear wheel jobbie during qually.




Waiting.



Next: more Mustang.

dinkel

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Monday 5th October 2015
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P70 Ford mustang notchback. Steady driver and a solid choice for an endurance race.


P71 350 GT thunder. Basically a performance Mustang which shows in sharper lines and a more fierce V8 bark.


A DNF after just 7 laps. Not all Mustangs proved to be a reliable choice.


It's getting dark and lights pop on.


Not a Mustang but this fits the V8 theme of this batch perfectly. 


Ford Mustang Shelby 350 GT: basically a marketing trick but due to added lightness, 2-seat configuration and upgraded road handling and hi spec engine a competition car for the road.


P85 Notchback hanging on.


Fantastic period looks on this notchback.


P55 Ford Galaxie 500: 3:26 best lap proved a 500 brake 7 litre isn't all you want at Spa. Thirst anyone? Great sound & sight and an event to watch.

Next: Brit stuff.

Rouleur

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Monday 5th October 2015
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thumbup

dinkel

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Wednesday 7th October 2015
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A well deserved P7 for the gorgeous Aston Martin DB4 GT DP214 project car (replica).


Lovely Morgan SLR resting.


Morgan SLR coming for a drivers change.


One of three 1964 Sunbeam Tiger Le Mans Coupes: 260 Ford V8.


Morgan looks slow but goes like stink.


Lotus Elan coming in: tiny as they are - almost too small to fit a human being - with Lotus Cortina power they are seriously quick at Spa: 3:02 laps!


Big Healey: 260 brake OHV fire spitting straight six.


The ever comic looking TVR Griffith.


Jaguar E-type Low Drag Coupe.

Next: ready for more Jaguar?

dinkel

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Friday 9th October 2015
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Big cats:

Quick E-type had to retire 10 mins before finish ;(


The reverend had to retire his Light Weight Jaguar E-type.


Chris Harris having a good time.


Super quick Chris Clark / John Clark E-type (2:58) had some issues: P74.


Chris Harris locking up. Raw!


P5 Jon Minshaw E-type: 2:53!

More Jaguar.

dinkel

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Sunday 11th October 2015
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Jaguar Low Drag Coupe: inbourd vid shows Chris Harris accelerating hard from Bus Stop (200 kmh), braking fiercly to point the E into La Source, let her roll (70 kmh) and stamp the six down to the straight upwards to attack Eau Rouge.

Smoke!


Stunning clean Low Drag Coupe ready to roll.


TUF4 - ex-John Minshaw car. Chassis 879611, specs say it's a 1999 rebuilt and modified car, app K: 925kgs, 360bhp-320ft lbs torque all aluminium Crosthwaite and Gardiner engine. Many historic wins which include the 2002 and 2008 Spa Six Hours.


3 minute Jaguar E-type.

Last of the Chris Harris action shots:




Next: Strolling the paddocks.

dinkel

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Thursday 15th October 2015
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Lotus Elan.


Mighty TVR Griffith 289 hipo V8.


AC Cobra, Ford Lotus Cortina.


Lotus Elan steaming.


Let's see what's up.


From this angle the 911 looks the same size as the Camaro.


Classic dwarfed by a modern.

Next: Ford Galaxie 500, Bizzarrini.

dinkel

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Friday 16th October 2015
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But this groovy Griff goes first.


Ford Galaxie 500.


Holds a lot of gas - duh!


60s ornaments.

dinkel

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Friday 16th October 2015
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Bizzarrini yum:



For me the Bizza is the ultimate GT: epic looks, thundering (327 Chevy V8) performance and legend aura.


That is just... just... just...


AC Cobra Daytona Coupe: there's something wrong... as it seems.


It's the silhouette I like best on this car.

Next: Aston, TVR an ... a Gilbern at La Source.

Rouleur

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141 months

Friday 16th October 2015
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Thanks again this is great

dinkel

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Saturday 17th October 2015
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P41 for the Miller / Goble team.


Mike Bell rocking it.

P51 TVR Griffith (2:53):




Next: DP214 in action.

dinkel

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Sunday 18th October 2015
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This replica is currently owned by Wolfgang Friedrichs (who also owns DP212). Great Spa 6 legacy: 2 overall second places (2004 & 2006) and an overall victory in 2005.


2015 was a good year: P7 and under 3 mins laps.


Specs: based on a DB4GT chassis, 989 kgs, 3.8 litre straight six, 314 ps on Weber 50 DCOs, 4 speed, 175 mph, epic road presence.

Next: more paddock strolling.

dinkel

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Wednesday 28th October 2015
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I'm a sucker for these DB2/3 straight six Astons. They're like naughty Derby Bentleys grown up.


Ginetta amongst Mini Coopers.


I guess this is a Lotus Ford Cortina in an Elan.


Alfa Romeo Giulia. Basically a Cortina rival. Ford needed a special Lotus version of the Cortina to be competitive in racing. AR badged a Ti on the back and gave it a sports striping. The Nord dohc was already fit for the tracks.


Ohc straight six Datsun 240Z unit.

Up next: Lotus, Morgan and Gilbern in action.

dinkel

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Tuesday 3rd November 2015
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Quick P27 Elan (3:02) and P101:


Dickie Meaden shared a 26R with top pilot Franchiti.


Tom Bells Gilbern GT is not the quickest but a rare gem.

Gorgeous Morgan +4 SLR:




Next: Bizza up close and more V8 rumble.

dinkel

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Monday 9th November 2015
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Sorry, got all the Bizza wink Masters Sports cars:

Shaun Lynn Lola T70 Mk3B.


P11, 2:38 lap around Spa. 10 secs behind P1. Wow.


Monteverde / Pearson Lola T70 Mk3B.


Dhg Racing​ David Hart P2 Lola T70 Mk3B.


Wright Lola T70 Mk3B.

Next: more T70.