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Old 02-24-2013, 11:16 AM
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Although the French made many early attempts to perfect the routine, it wasn't until 1952, when the Germans had the driver venture onto the hood with the vehicle in motion, that Ghost-riding the Whip became an accepted part of the Grand Prix scene.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:21 AM
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"for chrissake anton,i told you to get the buttplug with the auto-hold flange!...now my wrist is getting sore holding the goddam thing in....you will pay dearly for this!"...[to himself, slowly,..."and you will love every minute of it!"] ----------- [better? am i reading too much phillip roth? ]
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"for chrissake anton,i told you to get the buttplug with the auto-hold flange!...now my wrist is getting sore holding the goddam thing in....you will pay dearly for this!"...[to himself, slowly,..."and you will love every minute of it!"] ----------- [better? am i reading too much phillip roth? ]
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:51 PM
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During the early years of gran prix the driver was required to carry spare tires, tools, and his
pitcrew on the car in the most aerodynamic way possible. Rules have since been changed.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:05 PM
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In the early days many drivers filled their tyres with helium to help with
weight restrictions...however other problems arose!
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:11 PM
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...other problems arose!
I like it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:35 AM
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...for that extra thrust needed to win, many drivers had their mechanic eat great amounts of gas-producing foods prior to the race....an early form of afterburner if you will....[however, other problems were in the air..]
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:35 AM
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raymond mays at shelsey walsh driving [i think] "cordon rouge" a t23/13 brescia....if you knew how ettore held the rear wheels on a brescia you wouldn't be surprised....as to the original photo, the riding mechanic in a gp bug was a busy guy required to perform all sorts of unseemly tasks....in this case i'm sure it was cooling related and not serious enough to require stopping the car...[as there was no water temp guage the mechanic relied on a radiator cap mounted glass tube/mercury thermometer...if the cap rotated a bit the line of sight was interrupted and required adjustment.
I can't see the straps on the hood. And it is only fixed by it... Here is a bearing backward and it's open in front, so it can fly over.... For me, the mechanic is holding the hood...
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How about this one?
"As his handbrake turn caused his rear tyre to overtake him, Giuseppe wondered how he would explain the impending damage to the insurance company."

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Old 03-02-2013, 05:15 PM
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on a gp car the front hood [bonnet] strap is right at the very front edge...it is also very narrow..the line behind the radiator in the photo would appear to be too wide for a gap so i would assume the strap is in place and something else is going on....[ you are right that the hood hinge pin is fixed at the rear and lies in a slot at the radiator but the hood itself is a pretty heavy item..i have driven around in a t35 with the hood straps unfastened and not much moved...speaking of people on a bugatti hood can anyone post the photo of ms helle-nice on her hood for captions.....el wayne?????
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speaking of people on a bugatti hood can anyone post the photo of ms helle-nice on her hood for captions.....el wayne?????
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This one?
Second phase of early GPS experiments was easier on the eyes.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:12 PM
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...not to mention the rotating le google maps version....
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This one?
If only I had bought an Alfa, I could still be out there racing.
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