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Charles Kwan F50

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  1. 512TRTX

    512TRTX Karting

    Jul 22, 2016
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    Does anyone have any information on this car?
     
  2. Marcel Massini

    Marcel Massini F1 World Champ
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    Chassis #103328 sold new 11/95 to Charles Kwan. Engine #40520, CO #014/349.
    11/08/95 placed first by Kwan at 10-lap supercar race Macao, sponsored by Mandarina Duck.
    09/1999 sold through Andrew Turner for US$ 380'000 to someone in Japan.

    Marcel Massini
     
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  3. 512TRTX

    512TRTX Karting

    Jul 22, 2016
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    Marcel,
    Thanks for the info. You by chance don't have any pics of the car racing do you?
     
  4. Birel

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  5. 512TRTX

    512TRTX Karting

    Jul 22, 2016
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    Thanks I need to buy a few since that's the F50 we bought! I think it's a very special car based on who raced it and that it won.
     
  6. Birel

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    I think you can find some of the models on Ebay quite easily.

    To be fair, the Macau event we organised wasn't really a race, more of a high speed "parade". We put this on so a selection of our "gentlemen" clients could drive their cars on a race circuit. The authorities allowed us to put the show on with no requirements for competition licences or any form of vehicle modification beyond a hand held fire extinguisher! The selection of cars was quite varied, plenty Porsche 911's, Ferrari 308's, a Maserati Bora, couple of 512BB's, even a Lotus Elan +2. I think we had a full grids each year, 25 cars. There were no podium prizes allowed because technically it wasn't a race. But truly, the good old days, no way could you do such a thing in this age.

    Please PM me if you want to make contact with Charles Kwan.
     
  7. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    There is footage of the race. Mostly 911 vs the F50.
     
  8. 512TRTX

    512TRTX Karting

    Jul 22, 2016
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    Do you have a link? All the ones I found don't work anymore? Thanks!
     
  9. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I havent found a working link yet. I remember seeing it back in 1997 on a vhs. If i find working links i will share it here.
     
  10. 512TRTX

    512TRTX Karting

    Jul 22, 2016
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    Houston
    If anyone has any pictures or video of this car in period I would be willing to pay for them.
     
  11. 512TRTX

    512TRTX Karting

    Jul 22, 2016
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    Houston
    I found a copy of the race from Duke DVD. It shows the race grid mostly of 911s RS, turbos and some GT2s. The F50 won by a large margin over 26secs. The comintator takes about the factory helping Kwan set up the car and gave him some parts to insure victory. They had a podium, trophy and champagne. I have the video to prove it...
    it seamed like they where actually racing as they had guys getting in accidents throughout the race. The race went for longer then the formula 3 race second segment. I will try to upload some of the footage to YouTube or instagram
     
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  12. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    That was probably a longer version than what i saw which was a Ferrari yearbook but on VHS.

    Looking forward to the footage.
     
  13. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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