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Post by glencairn » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:01 pm

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Post by teedoubleudee » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:45 pm

I'd like to say I was there but I was only six 🙄. Thanks for sharing. Speeds of 90 mph! Wow!
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Post by Tricky Dicky » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:11 pm

Silverstone is definitely on my bucket list, the plan is to hire a small recreation van. However SiL is looking to buy a camper van for fishing trips so that may be the way we go.

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Post by bulleidboy » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:12 pm

Half a minute to refuel! Red Bull hold the world record for changing all four wheels - 1.88secs. :lol: Lovely footage though - I can't imagine Lewis with his elbows out!
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Post by dtb » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:02 pm

Tricky Dicky wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:11 pm
Silverstone is definitely on my bucket list, the plan is to hire a small recreation van. However SiL is looking to buy a camper van for fishing trips so that may be the way we go.

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used to go to Silverstone regularly in the 80's to watch the mighty Group C Sportcars and the Porsche 962 v Lancia LC2 battles, it was great having a trackside view close to the action though it's changed a lot since then but I'm going back next year to watch Formula 1.
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Post by teedoubleudee » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:17 am

dtb wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:02 pm
Tricky Dicky wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:11 pm
Silverstone is definitely on my bucket list, the plan is to hire a small recreation van. However SiL is looking to buy a camper van for fishing trips so that may be the way we go.

Richard
used to go to Silverstone regularly in the 80's to watch the mighty Group C Sportcars and the Porsche 962 v Lancia LC2 battles, it was great having a trackside view close to the action though it's changed a lot since then but I'm going back next year to watch Formula 1.
Yeah you're right. Went to Silverstone and Brands Hatch in the 60s. Saw Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jack Brabham, Innes Ireland, etc. The pit was just a layby at the side of the track and not in its current position. My favourite race was the six hour saloon car race at Brands with Jaguars up against American Ford Galaxys. The Galaxys would romp past the Jags on the straight then have to brake early for the corners and the Jags swept past, wondetful stuff. Loads more circuits in those days like Aintree , Snetterdon and Castle Coombe etc. And hill climbs - what ever happened to them? F1 races in those days could be won by laps not seconds. Those were the glory days of car racing. I still watch F1 from the comfort of my armchair but so much of the excitement has been tsken out of the sport, and for reasons I understand. Bit like airshows, the like we will never get to see again.
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Post by bulleidboy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:10 pm

Last time I went to the British GP it was at Brands Hatch in 1970 - and the race was won by Jochen Rindt in a Gold Leaf Team Lotus 72. In those days, if there was a supporting saloon car race, most of the F1 drivers would take part - the sight of Jim Clark three-wheeling a Cortina Lotus around Druids was spectacular.

Just watched the NHS Spitfire fly over (4.05pm).
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Post by dtb » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:25 am

bulleidboy wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:10 pm
Last time I went to the British GP it was at Brands Hatch in 1970 - and the race was won by Jochen Rindt in a Gold Leaf Team Lotus 72. In those days, if there was a supporting saloon car race, most of the F1 drivers would take part - the site of Jim Clark three-wheeling a Cortina Lotus around Druids was spectacular.

Just watched the NHS Spitfire fly over (4.05pm).
Jochen Rindt was a posthumous chanpion in 1970 having accumulated enough points before being tragically killed in practice for the Italian GP.

Jim Clark was killed in April 1968 in a F2 race at Hockenheim so you must have seen him prior to 1970.
Even though too young at the time as I am a fanatic motorsport fan JC is my all time racing hero, paid my respects at his grave and visited his museum in Duns many times,

But yes those old touring car races were brilliant, I do have a book somewhere with plenty of pics from the 60's era.

We used to scuba dive in St Abbs above Berwick each year and a small divert to the Borders was always made to respect my hero racer.

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Post by bulleidboy » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:43 am

I think I was probably generalising about Jim Clark as I was aware of his death in 1968. I had seen him on a number of occasions driving saloons amongst other cars. The 1970 race special in that Gold Leaf Team Lotus entered three cars - an extra one for newcomer Emmerson Fittipaldi.
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Post by Puddles » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:49 am

I did the majority of my train spotting when I was a kid in the fifties at Hornsey Station just down the road from where I lived in North London and spent a lot of my time gazing at the shiny green and yellow racing cars in a yard next to the Station where Colin Chapman was building his Lotus machines. I had best of both worlds, Steam trains and racing cars.

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