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jimmyj wrote:For Harpo. Ok, it's for me too....
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Thanks ! Surtees was the driver of my youth, when I started to follow motor racing more closely. He had everything to please me though I wouldn't have been able at the time to explain it. I noticed years later that he was the type of human being that I like, tough but fair, a man of dedication, few words and not ready to trade his real self for success. As a racing driver (he was one the 3 best for me, the other one being Clark, and the third changing according to my mood) he remains my benchmark.

Now my n° 20

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2 prewar German posters (and no swastikas on the flags).

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Jules Bianchi. His number of course is retired now.
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As my brother said : "I've got the brain of a four year old. I'll bet he was glad to be rid of it".

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Argentum wrote:
Harpo wrote:
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Most loved French car ever... I don't know one French driver of my generation or older who didn't drive one, at least once.
My best friend had one. I loved them - they had everything that you needed, and nothing that you didn't need

I actually witnessed a 2CV race, at Oulton Park. I'm sure that, if you filmed it, then showed it at fast forward, it would have been exciting, lol

Pretty sure that it was only over about 3 laps - had it been any more, nightfall would have drawn in. This was in July :lol:
I know it's off topic, but I had to reply.....

I'm another 2CV fan. I had two friends who both had yellow 2CV Clubs when we were 17 years old (like the one in For Your Eyes Only). There was even a 2CV owners club local to us called the Wessex Ducks and we'd regularly join them on trips around the New Forest in convoy with around 30 2CVs!

One guy had even fitted an engine from a Citroen BX in one and lowered it etc. And another that had a 2CV shell (with extended wheel arches to make it wide enough) that he fitted onto Sierra XR4x4 chassis and running gear!

I didn't have one, my first car was a Mk5 Ford Cortina :lol:

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It's back...
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Not yet...
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Only one of the list survived...
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200 francs for a programme in 1954? 8O

The ticket prices are mentioned on the Zandvoort poster, interestingly, the grandstand was reserved for members of the Royal Automobile Club of the Netherlands.
Also, it isn't a 'Grote Prijs', just a 'Prijs'. I wonder why.
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15 days to go...

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Fiki wrote:200 francs for a programme in 1954? 8O

The ticket prices are mentioned on the Zandvoort poster, interestingly, the grandstand was reserved for members of the Royal Automobile Club of the Netherlands.
Also, it isn't a 'Grote Prijs', just a 'Prijs'. I wonder why.
The price is in "Anciens Francs". January 1st 1960, we were offered "Nouveaux Francs" by De Gaulle and Pinay, and the "Ancien Franc" was then worth 1/100 of the "Nouveau Franc".
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Fiki wrote:200 francs for a programme in 1954? 8O

The ticket prices are mentioned on the Zandvoort poster, interestingly, the grandstand was reserved for members of the Royal Automobile Club of the Netherlands.
Also, it isn't a 'Grote Prijs', just a 'Prijs'. I wonder why.
The price is in "Anciens Francs". January 1st 1960, we were offered "Nouveaux Francs" by De Gaulle and Pinay, and the "Ancien Franc" was then worth 1/100 of the "Nouveau Franc".
That explains a lot! :D The posters are lovely.
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In 1984 I went to the Brussels Motor Show especially for this car, and for Patrick Tambay's Ferrari. Patrick was in Zolder about 10 years ago, together with René Arnoux and I didn't recognize him. :-((
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SteveW wrote:
Argentum wrote:
Harpo wrote:
Argentum wrote:Image
Most loved French car ever... I don't know one French driver of my generation or older who didn't drive one, at least once.
My best friend had one. I loved them - they had everything that you needed, and nothing that you didn't need

I actually witnessed a 2CV race, at Oulton Park. I'm sure that, if you filmed it, then showed it at fast forward, it would have been exciting, lol

Pretty sure that it was only over about 3 laps - had it been any more, nightfall would have drawn in. This was in July :lol:
I know it's off topic, but I had to reply.....

I'm another 2CV fan. I had two friends who both had yellow 2CV Clubs when we were 17 years old (like the one in For Your Eyes Only). There was even a 2CV owners club local to us called the Wessex Ducks and we'd regularly join them on trips around the New Forest in convoy with around 30 2CVs!

One guy had even fitted an engine from a Citroen BX in one and lowered it etc. And another that had a 2CV shell (with extended wheel arches to make it wide enough) that he fitted onto Sierra XR4x4 chassis and running gear!

I didn't have one, my first car was a Mk5 Ford Cortina :lol:
And me

When I met my second wife (36 years and counting), I was still married to my first (36 months). It was 1978 and she was driving one, at first I liked the car more than her :blush:

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Battle Far wrote:
SteveW wrote:
Argentum wrote:
Harpo wrote:
Argentum wrote:Image
Most loved French car ever... I don't know one French driver of my generation or older who didn't drive one, at least once.
My best friend had one. I loved them - they had everything that you needed, and nothing that you didn't need

I actually witnessed a 2CV race, at Oulton Park. I'm sure that, if you filmed it, then showed it at fast forward, it would have been exciting, lol

Pretty sure that it was only over about 3 laps - had it been any more, nightfall would have drawn in. This was in July :lol:
I know it's off topic, but I had to reply.....

I'm another 2CV fan. I had two friends who both had yellow 2CV Clubs when we were 17 years old (like the one in For Your Eyes Only). There was even a 2CV owners club local to us called the Wessex Ducks and we'd regularly join them on trips around the New Forest in convoy with around 30 2CVs!

One guy had even fitted an engine from a Citroen BX in one and lowered it etc. And another that had a 2CV shell (with extended wheel arches to make it wide enough) that he fitted onto Sierra XR4x4 chassis and running gear!

I didn't have one, my first car was a Mk5 Ford Cortina :lol:
And me

When I met my second wife (36 years and counting), I was still married to my first (36 months). It was 1978 and she was driving one, at first I liked the car more than her :blush:
Is that somethng you've admitted to her? :lol: ;)

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SteveW wrote:
Battle Far wrote:
SteveW wrote:I know it's off topic, but I had to reply.....

I'm another 2CV fan. I had two friends who both had yellow 2CV Clubs when we were 17 years old (like the one in For Your Eyes Only). There was even a 2CV owners club local to us called the Wessex Ducks and we'd regularly join them on trips around the New Forest in convoy with around 30 2CVs!

One guy had even fitted an engine from a Citroen BX in one and lowered it etc. And another that had a 2CV shell (with extended wheel arches to make it wide enough) that he fitted onto Sierra XR4x4 chassis and running gear!

I didn't have one, my first car was a Mk5 Ford Cortina :lol:
And me

When I met my second wife (36 years and counting), I was still married to my first (36 months). It was 1978 and she was driving one, at first I liked the car more than her :blush:
Is that somethng you've admitted to her? :lol: ;)
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14 days to go...

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Very '60s design. And no smoking cars.
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Very '60s too. The liveries were not yet smoking, but the posters already did.
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Early '70s. The cars smoke (except Enzo's ones).
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Back to '30s/'40s design, when less was more.
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That Grand Prix de Suisse poster is so interesting

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Another one... Not the most beautiful one, but showing a n° 13

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Harpo wrote:Another one... Not the most beautiful one, but showing a n° 13

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Almost looks like a recruitment poster

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Almost looks like a recruitment poster
El Caudillo needs you !
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12 days to go...

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Monaco 1967 featuring Jackie Stewart... And Bandini on the poster of the race that killed him.
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Back to the great '30s design.
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Edited to add this one (the first racing poster I recorded, and nearly missed to post)
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Another Senna shot. One of my favourite Liveries, the JPS
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jimmyj wrote:Another Senna shot. One of my favourite Liveries, the JPS
I think that JPS Ducarouge Lotus must be the most beautiful race car I've seen. With that McLaren you've posted in the top 3 as well. Thanks for posting them.
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Another Senna shot.
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And a lovely McLaren, with James driving
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And Nikki
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All great F1 heroes to me, all gone now. I think memories of great drivers and personalities like these is what originally attracted me to F1.

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jimmyj wrote: And a lovely McLaren, with James driving
I get one too...

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Kobayashi!
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1971 Mark Donohue
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Nico Rosberg 2006
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9 days to go to the D-Day

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I never saw how exposed the FIA pop-off valve was on the Zakspeed.
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