RE: Pic Of The Week: Stratos In The Snow

RE: Pic Of The Week: Stratos In The Snow

Friday 18th December 2009

Pic Of The Week: Stratos In The Snow

Sandro Munari's final assault on the Monte with the Stratos HF


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We don't get much of the white stuff at PH Towers, so the threat of a dusting from the weatherman always gets us ridiculously over-excited. Sadly the reality of snow in London is usually a layer of filthy grey and horribly wet sludge that makes the lunchtime trudge to the sandwich shop even more of a chore, and then of course there's all that salt on the roads...

So here's a picture to evoke memories of a proper snow-driving challenge, with 1970s Italian rally star Sandro Munari scrabbling up the mountainous 46รจme Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo at the wheel of the fabulous Lancia Stratos HF.

The image from 1978 is courtesy of our chums at the LAT photo archive, and according to the official record Munari and navigator Piero Sodano didn't finish the event - being forced into retirement when the car's engine went pop.

Having said that, Munari had already won the Monte-Carlo with Lancia and the Stratos in 1975, 1976 and 1977, so his name is indelibly linked to the car and the event - with great pictures like this to prove it!

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nsmith1180

Original Poster:

3,941 posts

142 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Nice, love that. I shall be having that as soon as I get home.

traffman

2,254 posts

173 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Weve more of a dusting up here in scotland.

However when it reaches london im sure it will cause major distruptions , ya southern softies heh he get it up ya.

L100NYY

34,766 posts

207 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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traffman said:
ya southern softies heh he get it up ya.
even babelfish was flummoxed.

WMP

154 posts

163 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Lovely pic, great car & great driver.

Interesting to see P'heads looking to TG for content, hopefully we won't get any "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" type features any time soon...

300bhp/ton

39,671 posts

154 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Very nice, thanks PH biggrin

Oily Nails

2,932 posts

164 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Christ! I bet that TR7 was a pile of rusty flakes by the time it got to the top! tongue out

joz8968

1,041 posts

174 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Cue Kylie:

...#I'm, spinnin' around#

Edited by joz8968 on Friday 18th December 15:34

Nickellarse

533 posts

153 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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I want one. Brilliant picture. I'll be enjoying that all week.

hornetrider

63,161 posts

169 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Great car, great location, average picture frown

Now, if he had been applying a smidgeon of oppo whilst throwing a load of snow out the back...

sprinter1050

11,527 posts

191 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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^ Quite- I was thinking he doesn't even look to be trying !


Still a nice pic though. Makes me want to book a ski hol.

L100NYY

34,766 posts

207 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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hornetrider said:
Great car, great location, average picture frown

Now, if he had been applying a smidgeon of oppo whilst throwing a load of snow out the back...

evenflow

8,572 posts

246 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Ah, cars in the snow...



Garlick

40,601 posts

204 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Prefer the Stratos to that Vette wink

Mr Croker

5 posts

176 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Must be a real hero not to be spinning around around around...

Lambo looks good - moments before impact smile

h4muf

2,070 posts

171 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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shout blib !

Great pic smile

soad

30,834 posts

140 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Awesome photo, only started snowing here last night too!

tubbystu

3,846 posts

224 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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WMP said:
Interesting to see P'heads looking to TG for content, hopefully we won't get any "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" type features any time soon...
confused

McAndy

8,747 posts

141 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Oh that's special! Thanks chaps! I'm driving from Wiltshire to East Sussex tomorrow, hopefully by the backroads...just found my inspiration if the roads are as people say they are!

RedexR

1,861 posts

178 months

Friday 18th December 2009
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Car's in the snow eh ? reminds me of that day in February






CooperD

2,485 posts

141 months

Saturday 19th December 2009
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What a cracking picture that is. All the more topical with the current UK weather.