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Old 30 Oct 2018, 13:56 (Ref:3859958)   #46
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It is amazing how many of them then appeared in the hands of those fettling oversize engines that were used back then in Special Saloons, mine included. Back then one didn't ask too many questions! [/QUOTE]

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Old 30 Oct 2018, 15:33 (Ref:3859973)   #47
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Funny that when you look at the car on track the missing ‘S’ isn’t really noticeable!

Original GA blocks were iron, suggested to be specially selected, if not specially cast......
I believe Ric Wood not only bought all the remaining original components from Swindon, his company now manufactures complete GAA engines.
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I believe Ric Wood not only bought all the remaining original components from Swindon, his company now manufactures complete GAA engines.
He is the man, as they say. Interestingly, also responsible for finishing off the build of Mega Bertha recently......
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And regarding the M. Werner story, the Alfa was driven by Moritz Werner (brother of Max, both sons of Klaus) He trailered the car from Munich on his own, did all the team work on his own, stayed in an AirBNB facility and trailered the car back to Munich on Sunday. His pitstop, without any assistance was done 3 seconds slower than the allowed 5 minutes 33 second, and included lying underneath the car to adjust the brakes. In the background A. Furiani was there, assisting another GTA, but his interventions were not required. This is what I would call, Gentleman Racing.

And further to that, after two Cobra's were disqualified for non conformity after the race, the GTA finished tenth. It is the same car that once won the St. Mary's cup in the hands of Stipler and Furiani, and was this year driven there by Max and Moritz Werner together.

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Great photos as always, thank you Pieter.

Sadly a great weekend was somewhat spoilt by some b8stard nicking the go pro out of the car, while sitting in Parc Ferme....not impressed.
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Sadly a great weekend was somewhat spoilt by some b8stard nicking the go pro out of the car, while sitting in Parc Ferme....not impressed.

That was particularly unpleasant and sad to hear. It’s not only the camera loss, but the vid of the race as well....

Thank you Pieter for your excellent as usual report and gallery.
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And regarding the M. Werner story, the Alfa was driven by Moritz Werner (brother of Max, both sons of Klaus) He trailered the car from Munich on his own, did all the team work on his own, stayed in an AirBNB facility and trailered the car back to Munich on Sunday. His pitstop, without any assistance was done 3 seconds slower than the allowed 5 minutes 33 second, and included lying underneath the car to adjust the brakes. In the background A. Furiani was there, assisting another GTA, but his interventions were not required. This is what I would call, Gentleman Racing.

And further to that, after two Cobra's were disqualified for non conformity after the race, the GTA finished tenth. It is the same car that once won the St. Mary's cup in the hands of Stipler and Furiani, and was this year driven there by Max and Moritz Werner together.
Very close to being a gentleman.

Obviously to qualify as a full Gentleman drive the chap would need to drive the car to the circuit, race and drive it home.

The Airbnb thing is also a bit iffy. One should have a chum who has an acquaintance of some sort who lives locally to where you one is racing and one stays with them.
The place to stay would, of course, be a proper accommodation rather than a transporter, motorhome or trailer. Most likely at least a small country house in order to qualify at the correct status level.





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Very close to being a gentleman.

Obviously to qualify as a full Gentleman drive the chap would need to drive the car to the circuit, race and drive it home.

To be absolutely period correct (one needs to maintain standards, what!) one would require one's man to drive one's voiture to the event.
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To be absolutely period correct (one needs to maintain standards, what!) one would require one's man to drive one's voiture to the event.

Surely that is only the case for a different type of 'Gentleman'?
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For those not privileged to have seen it in the flesh, GRRC have put this video of the Howmet at Imola on their website......

https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/race/h...BER856,NE8PT,1
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For those not privileged to have seen it in the flesh, GRRC have put this video of the Howmet at Imola on their website......

https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/race/h...BER856,NE8PT,1
Beautiful car Mike..... thanks for posting.
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Why is it said as "ridiculous machine"?
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Why is it said as "ridiculous machine"?
I don’t think the Goodwood PR team script writers are car people, Gerard......

And some times the term ‘ridiculous’ is not derogatory- if used in the right context!
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OK, Mike, fair enough. I wont even think about calling those people "ridiculous writers" then…

Honestly, when you know what it took to source those cars, restore them, bring them to their former glory (even if slightly altered…), maintain and put them back on the track and drive them at their max I think this kind of adventure deserves some respect. Together with spectators investing money to watch them…
But OK, my English is bad, thanks for your precision

And I'm not good to express myself about this particular car, because I know quite well Sébastien and his father Jacques who was a tough competitor in the '70s (Porsche Grp4)! Good link thanks.
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