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  1. gsm348

    gsm348 Karting
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    Hey Everyone,

    I have been a level 10 lurker on this site for years and keep pretty quiet just enjoying the community.

    There is a photo that has shown up in Road & Track a number of times over the years, I have looked high and low for a blown up print I could buy somewhere but have come up empty. The black and white photo was first published in the P.S. Section (last page - opposite inside front cover) and has a guy who appears to have spun his Boxer into a snowy ravine where the car has come to rest against a tree. Standing above the car on the side of the road looks to be the driver lighting up a cigarette with the caption saying ""Good tires," Bob mused, causually lighting up a cigarette, "but certaintly not great tires."" They republished the photo taken by Tony Robertson and it appears on page 88 of the January '07 issue that just came out.

    I have looked all over the place trying to get my hands on a print of this photo. Is anyone familiar with this photo who knows where to purchase a print of it.

    Thanks,

    Greg
     
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  2. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    we all know the photo...i don't know if there is a way to get a large print though. it is a cult classic among we boxer owners and each of us hopes we do not own "that" car!! lol
     
  3. BigTex

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    I enlarged the original to 11" x 17"..........I'll see if I can find it....

    It's been posted here.......anyone have it handy?
     
  4. ArtS

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  5. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    "Tony Robertson" photo credit, someone should track that down and get the scoop! LOL!
     
  6. donv

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    We'll probably find out it was one of our cars!

    Pristine, low mileage, no accident history (as far as I know!)

     
  7. J.P.Sarti

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    I get a laugh every time I see that pic. Made quite an impact when I first saw it as a kid in R&T, todays equivalent would be a guy having an Enzo in the ditch with the same scene.
     
  8. Newman

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    Except the car would break in half at the engine like the other enzos we have seen wrecked :)
     
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  9. J.P.Sarti

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    :) and on fire.
     
  10. Argento

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    I am on the case, I pretty sure the driver has been identified, I know where the picture was taken, and I'm close to the # of the car....I'll keep you informed?

    Argento
     
  11. J.P.Sarti

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    Did we ever find out what the s/n and what happened with this BB?
     
  12. Bullfighter

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    Or a 288 GTO back then. Except he'd be lighting up a whole pack of smokes...
     
  13. J.P.Sarti

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    The 288 came out in 84 at the end of BB production they were the same price at around $85k, since the 288 was only a V8 he'd probably thrown his burning cigarette at the wrecked car and watch it explode, Enzo was still around then and as far as he was concerned real Ferraris have 12 cylinders only.
     
  14. tonyrobertson

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    Hi
    I realize this is an old thread, but I just joined your forum to let you know I took the PS picture of the Boxer. I didn't know it was such a cult favourite among the tifosi.
    Still have the negs and contact sheets!
     
  15. Norm512TR

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    Tony,

    Welcome, glad to see you here. Any information or background on the photo would be much appreciated.
     
  16. Shamile

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    Dear Ferraristi,

    OK....this is just super cool!



    Shamile

    Freeze...Miami Vice!
     
  17. tonyrobertson

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    Here's what I know.
    The photo was taken on Glenridge Ave in St Catharines, Ontario Canada.
    The owner, (the guy in the photo) was Henry Burgoyne and he'd only had it about a week.
    He bought the car from Performance Cars which at that time was on Lake St in St Catharines. At that time Henry's father was the owner of the local newspaper, the St Catharines Standard and I happened to be working for one of their other publications.
    So like a dutiful (and naive) employee, I took it to to the editor of the paper, thinking they would publish it. They didn't and about a week later returned the negs to me. At that point it was too late to submit it to another larger paper in nearby Toronto.
    So I decided to try my luck with Road & Track, and the rest is history. I had friends who worked at Performance Cars, the dealer where he bought it, and when it published in R&T a few months later, it was the biggest laugh in town. Serves them right for stiffing me originally.
     
  18. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    too funny shamile. it would not be a boxer thread w/o you making a funny comment :)

    hope you are well buddy!

    oh btw...clearly the driver is wearing "winter white" and i bet he may even have a gold chain hidden there...which would indicate he has a broken lambo in his garage as well :)


    pcb
     
  19. donv

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    Tony-- welcome! Thank you for posting that story-- you certainly are responsible for a piece of Boxer history!
     
  20. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    so great to have the rest of the story!!!!
     
  21. ferraripete

    ferraripete F1 World Champ

    now, if we could just figure out who owns that boxer today?
     
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  22. chabch

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    Wow, I can't believe we found you! This is awesome! What a great great picture. I would love to buy a large print from you! Would you consider it? :)
     
  23. 4re308

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    This is amazing to me because as a few guys said, that picture was etched into my mind since I was a kid. So cool to hear from the photographer! WOW!!
     
  24. Bullfighter

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    +1

    This Internet thing really works.
     
  25. MS250

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    What year was this ?

    Welcome to fchat.
     

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