Racing drivers smoking

Racing drivers smoking

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dinkel

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231 months

Saturday 5th December 2015
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Chris Amon - the others you know.


v8250

2,635 posts

184 months

Saturday 5th December 2015
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Interesting photos, Dinkel. It's amazing how many racing drivers still smoke...even Schumacher and Prof' Sid Watkins were very partial to a good sized cigar.

However, the real question to ask is, who can name the female with SCM?

Vyse

1,224 posts

97 months

Saturday 5th December 2015
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Edited by Vyse on Saturday 5th December 14:18

227bhp

10,203 posts

101 months

Saturday 5th December 2015
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dinkel said:
Looks like a pen....

Reg Local

2,617 posts

181 months

Saturday 5th December 2015
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Am I doing this right?


dinkel

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Saturday 5th December 2015
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227bhp said:
dinkel said:
Looks like a pen....

My brand before it was banned in NL: Gitanes sans filtere.






Lafitte in a Ligier - Gitanes sponsorship.

Cool:

heebeegeetee

27,173 posts

221 months

Saturday 5th December 2015
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Do we have a winner?



(As Giuseppe checks the level of the 40 gallon tank...) smile

heebeegeetee

27,173 posts

221 months

Saturday 5th December 2015
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OT the re are great images of Hunt though on Google, aren't there?

What a time.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=james+hunt&b...

andym1603

1,708 posts

145 months

Saturday 5th December 2015
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If I remember right Keke Rosberg let everyone know who he would be driving for in 1986 by casually lighting up a Marlboro (McLaren) at the 1985 season end Williams team get together.

dinkel

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Saturday 5th December 2015
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andym1603 said:
If I remember right Keke Rosberg let everyone know who he would be driving for in 1986 by casually lighting up a Marlboro (McLaren) at the 1985 season end Williams team get together.
From the days when there actually came smoke from a ciggie.

v8250

2,635 posts

184 months

Saturday 5th December 2015
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dinkel said:
And the interesting point with JH is that his preferred smoke was a Rothman's, so when at McL with the Marlboro sponsorship deal his red&white packets of Marlboro were filled with Rothman's cigarettes.

PS no-one know who the lady is with SCM yet...?

Thundersports

530 posts

118 months

Sunday 6th December 2015
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There is a Touring car champion who is still in the series who enjoys a Marlboro Light.

coppice

7,072 posts

117 months

Sunday 6th December 2015
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Dick Trickle, the late NASCAR driver with an unimprovable name, was a heroic smoker who regularly lit up in yellow flag periods and whose helmet was modified to facilitate this.

Closer to home the godlike Vic Elford had a major tab habit.

Animal

4,938 posts

241 months

Sunday 6th December 2015
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Thundersports said:
There is a Touring car champion who is still in the series who enjoys a Marlboro Light.
Quite fond of custard too, I think.

sirtyro

1,824 posts

171 months

Sunday 6th December 2015
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Lewis was smoking a cigar on his Snapchat story the other day

simes43

196 posts

206 months

Sunday 6th December 2015
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I remember a story about Gordon Spice being thrown a packed of cigarettes through the window of his Capri due to a lengthy safety car period at Spa.

And a rather slow Le Mans car that had an ashtray fitted so the drivers could have a ciggie on the Mulsanne.

Thundersports

530 posts

118 months

Sunday 6th December 2015
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Other high profile drivers smoking in period Dave Coyne and Julian Bailey.

coppice

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117 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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If you spool back to 1975 , for example ,you simply couldn't imagine a discussion like this. Most people smoked , so why wouldn't many racing drivers ? Even Lauda(in many ways the prototype for the modern racing driver) was a cheroot smoker . When John Player Special sponsored the Grand Prix short skirted lovelies would wander amongst the crowd giving away JPS King Size. Don't mind if I do ...

dinkel

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Monday 7th December 2015
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Vic!

coppice

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117 months

Monday 7th December 2015
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The Man. I suspect few people under 50 will know of him but he really was one hell of a driver. F1 , Sports Protoypes and rallying - in one year . God like..