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 Post subject: Le Mans history
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:58 am 
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I just liked this timelapse run through all the winners...thought you lot might, too.
Something similar for mountainbikes would be good.

https://www.facebook.com/classiccover/v ... pJOh27Llh8
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 Post subject: Re: Le Mans history
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:56 am 
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68/69 for me. Nice. Wish it was longer with better def.


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 Post subject: Re: Le Mans history
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:02 am 
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I'm still liking the 30s Bugattis...

It's on YouTube here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjFYRcEj7CY
you can slow down the playback speed in the settings, also up the quality to 1080.

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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:23 am 
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I’m staying in Le Mans on Friday night and if I get chance I’ll go for look at it all. All depends as I’m road tripping back from west Spain and could well be tired.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:44 am 
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Right upmystreet too. Love the shape/colour of that 37 Bugatti 8) late 50s & 60s and a tad of early 70s for me. Last 10yrs cars are so ugly by comparison.


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 Post subject: Re: Le Mans history
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:34 pm 
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Ever been to the Schlumpf collection at the Cite de l'automobile in Mulhouse?

Amazing story, and probably the biggest collection of working classic cars in the world, 500+ displayed over 17,000 m2 to date:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:24 pm 
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WOWZERS :shock: 8) Never heard of this collection. Defo worth a detour next year. So many of my favourite works of automotive art.
Been to a few collections in the UK and Beaulieu a few times.

We have some incredible classics. Love early Jags, Astons and a rich heritage of other notable marques and the more affordable cars of the time. The Ferrari/Lambo museums in Italy blew me away. My great grandfather had the first motor vehicle in Co Mayo Ireland way bitd and the locals nick named him ‘Petrol-belly-Walsh’ as he had a tum on him RIP. Quite a character by all accounts. My late father’s Company sponsored a March Formula race car in the mid 70s but the engine kept blowing up :facepalm: I grew up watching him race cars, smelling gas, fettling engines etc. Occasionally we would open the doors and fire up the March in the garage and within 5mins hundred of people, barking dogs would be all gathered around the driveway. :lol:

Doubt you could do that today.


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 Post subject: Re: Le Mans history
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:43 pm 
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The Bugatti Trust is worth a visit if you're in the Cheltenham/Tewkesbury area, too: http://www.bugatti-trust.co.uk/

They have a small permanent display, 2-3 cars, and a whole lot of parts, sketches, blueprints photos etc.

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Copy that :roll: 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Le Mans history
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:31 am 
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We were there the year Graham Hill won!

There were a few Bugattis near me, The bloke who owned my local drill shop had a T45 Bugatti and the bloke over the road from me did some sort of classic racing in a T57. They both had all sorts of old exotic stuff that you would see in glossy car books.


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