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Gulf Mirage M2 might change hands

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  1. Booker

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  2. nis1973

    nis1973 Formula Junior

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    yes, very pretty but from what I know not particularly successful.
     
  3. lorenzobandini

    lorenzobandini F1 Rookie
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    'Used the body in my slotcar racin' days (mid to late late sixties; inter-store), and at the time my chassis wasn't too succesful either.....what a coincidenk.... :)
     
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  4. RS4FAST

    RS4FAST Karting

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    Super cool car, and the restoration looks top notch. May not have the winning history, but it's a pretty special story.
     
  5. 375+

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    Unreliable BRM lump was its weakness, still is IMO.
     
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  6. lorenzobandini

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    'Rather dated design to even attempt to be competitive, let alone reliable, no? :p ;) :)

    'Serious note, t'is a piece of history. :cool:
     
  7. william

    william F1 World Champ

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    Hall & Hall make any BRM engine reliable these days.
     
  8. 375+

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    It was a dud in period and is a dud in todays market, no matter how well sorted the engine might be.
     
  9. lorenzobandini

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    'Point being....? :confused:
     
  10. amerikalei

    amerikalei Karting

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    Anyone interested should take a look at John Wyer's book The Certain Sound. Great history of his racing career, which includes discussion of this car.

    And yes, I had that 1/32 slot car too.
     
  11. lorenzobandini

    lorenzobandini F1 Rookie
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    'Don't know of the 1/32nd, 'who was the manufacturer? :confused:
    'Raced 1/24th scratchbuilts in hobby stores (some just slotcars at the time such as this one still on L.I., NY, a short way from the L.I.E.: https://portjeffraceway.com/ ). The Mirage was a clear, very few grams, Lexan body (mine painted up in Gulf colours, of course)... 'Finished my slot "career" with McL Mk 6 and 8 bodies, the last of which were 2 Mk 8 bodies I painted (for a friend and myself) in Gold Leaf Team Lotus colours with Decals from McLaren and Team Lotus models combined to form "Team McLotus" (ala Gurney's Mk 6 "McLeagle". https://www.ulti*atecarpage.com/car/4157/McLaren-M6B--McLeagle--Ford.html )
    as we were McL fans in Can Am and Lotus in F1. 'Still have that last "plumbers nightmare" chassis I built, and McLotus body, stashed away. :)

    'T'was a great hobby I just might get back in to.... :cool:

    Thanks for the heads up about the book.
     

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