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Discussion in 'Who's Who in Ferrari Universe' started by RP, Jan 19, 2010.
Maybe not the best, but one of Ferrari's most colorful ever.
Agreed....and as such, can a Mod please correct the spelling of his last name?
Many thanks for starting the thread.
In my book he was the best. Maybe not the most successful......
A few threds regarding (as Enzo called him) "Il Piccolo Nuvolari".
Gilles Villeneuve: Too young to die, too fast to live!
I shot this photo in the pits at the '78 Long Beach GP.
+1 Well said.
Very few have driven an F1 car with such passion.
Multiple repost but the Dijon '79 video belongs in this thread
Long version www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3tXJm9tYGM
Short version www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr_6mA8Q2tI
Thanks for the memories & God speed.
Certainly had the most spectacular driving style of any Ferrari driver, really never ever gave up.
To me one of the best, a driver that loved driving.
Here my shots:
- Hockenheim 1979
- Brands Hatch 1980
- Hockenheim pits 1981
- pics from the Villeneuve museum just outside of Montreal, which has the snow mobiles and race cars he drove before his time with Ferrari (only the McLaren is missing)
If I could only show someone one picture to represent the essence of the "terrible joys" of Formula One it would be Gilles in his Ferrari; sideways with opposite lock. Thanks Gilles for igniting my love of F1!
A few more shots.
Nice touch to bring the 308 there. Great museum. As Gilles fan you should also drive Trois Rivieres. all public roads.
I've been there a few times during the Grand Prix of Trois Rivières.
Picture might be a little bit big but heres a shot of his car I took at the Canadian GP this year.
Amazing picture mrbucket2, do you have any more from that weekend? Any of the historic cars would be great.
I took about 17,000 photos that weekend, I have tons. What subforum should I post them in?
Showroom or F1 forum might be the most appropriate. It shouldnt matter where with pictures that good. What corner was this at? I was there this year, what an awesome time.
I posted them over in the F1 section but tags dont seem to be working like they do here. I was at grandstand 22, I forget what number the corner was exactly.
The best I've ever seen. Canon Mark IV rocks!
A couple of pics I stumbled upon.
That Gilles and Alain pic is priceless!
One of the last pics.
Alain Prost...tout jeune, tout vert.
This is a rare picture i found...Didier carrying Gilles helmet after his crash at Zolder.....
Gilles was the best..and he always will be...
3 more pics, Gilles accident at Imola 1980, at argentina 1981, and at zandvoort 1979
Ps: Yes, it´s chiling...but i´m searching for another one..
Something off the beaten path.
"As the Grand Prix season begins it is good to remember past greats. The magnificent Gilles walks away from his Ferrari after breaking down in practice for the British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch.
© 1978 Nigel Breadman."
Another one from the fatal weekend...
All these are from Zolder 82
A few more...Gilles and Pironi, Gille and Jody inside a 400gt, Gilles in a fighter in Istrana, 81, Gilles in Rio, in 82 and at Fuji, 77
I just picked up a case of Gilles Villeneuve commemorative wine (in honor of the 30th anniversary of his passing), with proceeds going to the Gilles Villeneuve museum. Not a bad wine it is.
Can you buy online? Is there a link from where to buy?
Sad pics. I remember that weekend well. It is actually a good thing that he didn't survive because he'd be basically a vegetable.
I recommend the museum to anybody going to Montreal.
PS: currently building a model of the 126C2
Those photos are bone-chilling.
You can order online. However, I'm not sure that they ship overseas.
Best you check with them:
Thanks I will check....love the new avatar
Love the name of the wine, when I was a kid building wooden go karts and push-racing down the street, my father always wrote the number 27 on the front.
Your father was an Alan Jones fan?
Hanging over my home-office desk. The decal on the right is an original one from the 1978 Canadian GP.
A few years back, I was privy to some of Joanne Villeneuve's personal effects, among which was the trophy won by Gilles in South Africa 1979.
Gilles with hockey legend Guy Lafleur.
My fav Gilles memory is seeing him at the 81 German GP in Hockenheim. He sat in his Ferrari in the garage. I took a picture of him and the car and on the shot he just intensely stares right into the camera.
One more with Guy Lafleur. Supposedly this is a personally autographed pick given to The Flower.
Actually, no.27 was Gilles Villeneuve's number in 81 and 82 and that number is the one most closely associated to him by his fans.
Don't remember any of my childhood friends idolizing Alan Jones