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Old 1 Jul 2009, 20:42 (Ref:2494724)   #1
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MERCEDES CLR 98 and 99 back on track

What a good surprise yesterday to see them on track again at the Nurburgring







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Old 1 Jul 2009, 21:51 (Ref:2494752)   #2
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MulsanneMike has a real shot at the podium!MulsanneMike has a real shot at the podium!MulsanneMike has a real shot at the podium!MulsanneMike has a real shot at the podium!
Wow, the CLR is a big surprise. Who owns it?
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Old 1 Jul 2009, 22:09 (Ref:2494759)   #3
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Any video of these cars going around the N-ring?

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Old 1 Jul 2009, 22:12 (Ref:2494761)   #4
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Ah, I had forgotten just how beautiful those cars were. So nice to see them in fine shape where they belong, on the track. I have a fair amount of nostalgia for those GT1s, being 10 and impressionable when the Mclaren first appeared.
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Old 1 Jul 2009, 22:13 (Ref:2494762)   #5
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Hi Mike, don't know, both were entered by the same german team, which wasn't looking pro. I would be surprised to learn taht Mercedes sold the 99 one, because of concerns about safety and because of the bad publicity they would get everytime this car is seen. Anyway I could take all the photos needed for the 99 type something you couldn't even dream in 99 at le Mans.
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I have to look at the videos taken (tomorrow), from memory not good for this one, it only did a couple of laps, it sounds very loud.
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Old 1 Jul 2009, 22:18 (Ref:2494768)   #7
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More photos on the Modena Days page, the C11 was also there and 2 Mclaren F1 (95 and 97).

http://www.gurneyflap.com/09modena.html
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I really liked the 98 CLR. The front end of the 99 one always looked weird to me. Very low.
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Old 2 Jul 2009, 08:31 (Ref:2494904)   #9
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Wow, the CLR is a big surprise. Who owns it?
Both cars including the 911 GT1 in the background belong to a German collector.
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Old 2 Jul 2009, 14:46 (Ref:2495070)   #10
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The little video :

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So it was a private track day, not a race meet?

Thanks for the pics Ben!
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So it was a private track day, not a race meet?

Thanks for the pics Ben!
No, public Track days with spectators which could have all access for 15 euros.
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Very cool!

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Old 2 Jul 2009, 21:11 (Ref:2495214)   #14
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A bunch more photos of the CLR and CLK-LM Here

One photo seems to list the CLR's chassis number as 03/99/007?

The CLK-LM also still features the "Goodbye Klaus" paintscheme on the roof.
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I'm very suprised to see a CLR shown in public, nevermind hit the track.

The '98 CLK-LM is still a great looking car, GT1 at it's best (while it lasted!).
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