Favourite Racing Car

Favourite Racing Car

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Nampahc Niloc

Original Poster:

228 posts

33 months

Thursday 26th March
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So what and why is everyone’s all time favourite race car?

I know this has been done before (see link below), but that was 8 years ago and I’m desperate to pull the discussion away from COVID-19.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

I’ll start it off with the Lotus 22 formula Junior. I fell in love with this car during my teenage years, visiting the Silverstone Classic with my dad. The elegance of the lines make it the quintessential race car to me, combined with the fact they absolutely dominated Formula Junior and not to mention everything looks better in British racing green. They started off a long standing fascination with all things Lotus for me, not to mention bringing back memories of great days out with the ok’ man.

coppice

6,048 posts

99 months

Thursday 26th March
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Oh crikey , it is almost impossible to narrow it down to only one. Because then I'd have to eliminate Bugatti T35, Lolas T70 and T330 , Lotuses 38, 69 and 79 , Alfa 33/3 , Toyota TF 105 (That NOISE!!) and God , so many Ferraris - from 330LMB via Dino 206S , P4 , 512M and (sob) 312T to my winner - the 641 , which looked perfect , and I can still hear that shriek as it came out of Stowe up to Club .

And here she is , one of only two cars in MOMA



thicksliced

123 posts

156 months

Thursday 26th March
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Lotus 49

hucumber

840 posts

52 months

Thursday 26th March
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787b, mostly for the noise!

RDMcG

15,027 posts

162 months

Thursday 26th March
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Alway had a soft spot for the Gurney Eagle..pic I took below:


Great Dane

2,376 posts

121 months

Thursday 26th March
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Jordan's first F1 car 191

sherman

6,979 posts

170 months

Thursday 26th March
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Mercedes benz clk gtr

Pericoloso

42,650 posts

118 months

Thursday 26th March
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Almost anything in full Jagermeister Orange livery or the new 911 RSR Pink Pig.

So many others too.......

300bhp/ton

38,526 posts

145 months

Thursday 26th March
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thebraketester

9,477 posts

93 months

Thursday 26th March
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Surely thats the end of the thread, no? laugh

oilrag1

52 posts

97 months

Thursday 26th March
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Just lovely.

bucksmanuk

1,498 posts

125 months

Friday 27th March
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for racing cars - this one


For rallying - I'm still having a think

miniman

20,809 posts

217 months

Friday 27th March
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Pericoloso

42,650 posts

118 months

Friday 27th March
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Pericoloso said:
Almost anything in full Jagermeister Orange livery or the new 911 RSR Pink Pig.

So many others too.......
I didn't have access to the pics last time so.......







AJB88

5,726 posts

126 months

Friday 27th March
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Jordan 191 (Yes I'm a Schumacher fan)
F2004 Ferrari
SEAT Leon WTCC (TDI)
SEAT Leon BTCC 2008 (TDI)

bottom 2 will have people scratching their heads.

Pericoloso

42,650 posts

118 months

Friday 27th March
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AJB88 said:
SEAT Leon BTCC 2008 (TDI)

bottom 2 will have people scratching their heads.
It wasn't THAT long ago and with Plato driving it was always in the forefront ....smile

AJB88

5,726 posts

126 months

Friday 27th March
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Yep Plato, Turner and then WTCC version Tarquini, Muller to name a few.

The 2008 Plato chassis is stored about 2 miles from my house.

yellowjack

13,408 posts

121 months

Friday 27th March
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Two for me...



and



The first one needs no explanation. The second one is a Lamborghini powered Minardi. Certainly not one of the best F1 cars of it's time, but I really like it...

ginettajoe

2,061 posts

173 months

Friday 27th March
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This has to be the most stunning car from the sixties! This was Le Mans in 1968, 52 years ago!

coppice

6,048 posts

99 months

Saturday 28th March
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Nah mate ,, you're all wrong , it's not a patch on a SEAT Leon . Diesel...

Chevron B8 is a lovely thing , and I saw many in period , including one being driven through Leeds City Centre in about 1972

The B16 can't compete with the luscious Leon either, can it ?