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  1. Christian.Fr

    Christian.Fr Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Very, VERY, nice pictures!! GTO was new! thanks for sharing pictures nd also the spreadcheet concerning thse days in Le Mans.
    really appreciate informations.
    thanks Staceman
     
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    Great pictures everyone.
     
  4. GIOTTO

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    Very cool pictures from Le Mans 1964!
    GTO n° 25 is #4399GT and was entered by Maranello Concessionaires. Innes IRELAND and Tony MAGGS were the drivers.
     
  5. Christian.Fr

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    See the spreadsheet attached made by Staceman, very good informed
     
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    Vintage Days-Mid-Ohio-June 2007. They did not track the car. No such thing as the most beautiful car, but this is close.
     
  9. SFchallenge

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    Great thread Christian!

    I wonder what went thru that guy's mind when the car went somersault!
     
  10. shahedc

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    Hopefully, it wasn't the windshield!... hope the guy was safe?

    ~shahedc
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    Great tread!!
     
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    The pictures Tad posted were one of the practice crashes. I was at that race, the crash that occured on the saturday evening of the race with the Merc was with Peter Dumbreck at the wheel. The car ended up the other side of the armco albeit right side up.

    I watched it live on the screen with about 5,000 others. The whole place went deadly silent until the car landed. Thankfully Peter D was OK. Merecedes withdrew their cars after that.

    Great thread Christian. All my Le Mans pictures are on old pre-digital film. I'll have to start scanning. :)
     
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    Thank you very much "David"

    Really unbelievable !

    Here's magnificent photographs that are not visible in all forums.

    What a beautiful collection!

    We are going at "24 Heures du Mans" since 1965 and I am verry happy to look at your photos.

    Best regards from France.
     
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    David, your pictures never cease to amaze me. Thanks!
     
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  19. Christian.Fr

    Christian.Fr Two Time F1 World Champ

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    David, can you explain us your best moment in Le Mans, i mean a emotional moment something you keep in memory
    evrytime.

    Nice pictures i would like to have a data bases like yours, just incredible..

    i m a fan of Peter Collins so if you have in your magic carpets a great picture, do not hesitate to download here, i will be gratefull.

    best
     
  20. Bertocchi

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    Actually my best moment I have no photos of. I was part of the Aston Martin team that ran the AMR1s. One of my tasks was to go to the motorhome (Caravan) and wake the drivers in time for their stint in their respective car.
    Brian Redman, who I hold in the highest regard, was due to drive the Aston lead car (#18) to the finish. During the walk from the slepping quarters to the Pits he told that of all the times he had been to LeMans this would be the first time he would be in a car when it crossed the finishing line. I was startled that this great racing driver had not done that one thing and that it seemed to mean so much to him.
    Needless to say when the checkered flag fell I was crying like a baby. I was so happy for him, Richard Williams, and Peter Livanos. Just to finish LeMans to me is one of the great accomplishments in motorsport. One of my very fondest memories.

    David
     
  21. Christian.Fr

    Christian.Fr Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Thanks Davis really nice story, very interreting to see how the relationship is important and how it can give emotion too.
    which year i was?
     
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  23. Tarek K.

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    Excellent, David.........keep them coming.
     

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