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As well as the story of Peugeot being upset by the 911s original moniker, so was Porsche many years later when one Eddie Jordan started his F1 team.
What became the 191 was initially called the 911, discussions with Eddie led to the change to 191, think Eddie was given a new 911 for his troubles.
Jordan grand prix really only got off the ground due to Michael Jackson copious use of hair spray.
Eddie had been tipped off Pepsi had a big bag of sponsorship money, he had a promising meeting but the budget was allocated for a Pepsi sponsored tour and a pepsi commercial, both featuring Michael.
Shooting the commercial, some pyrotechnics went astray and landed in Michael's heavily sculptured and lacquered hair.
Cancelling the tour due to the injuries, Pepsi still had a big bag on sponsorship money, it ended up in Eddie's pocket to feature another pepsi brand 7 up, now Sprite I think.
The green livery led to sponsorship from Ireland and Fuji film, Eddie had been courting Kodak to no avail, it was they who suggested Fuji.
Think the 191 just looked right, Mick Schumacher had a whizz around Silverstone in it a few weeks ago filmed by Sky, it was of course the car that launched Michael's story.
Still give my old SCX 191 a run around the track occasionally.
 

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My Dunlop bridge is a champion one,picked up around 1990 at the Donnington toy fair,£3 I seem to remember.
The Dunlop bridge after the pits moved to its present position in I think 1965 to be replaced by twin tunnels .
 

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Remember seeing the 961 at the Sarthe, looked heavy and cumbersome.
As well as the aforementioned SCX 959s , I've got the 959 raid Rothmans car, think it's MSC or scaleauto, in a box in the loft, must dig it out next spring.
 

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The original Ninco 911 gt1/96 was an excellent model, still run mine on the home track.

Revoslot still have many liveries to cover, my only Revo 911 gt1/96 is the John Pierre Jabouille entered Marlboro sponsored #29 car from LM 97, had to race with the barcode logo due to advertising restrictions, I don't run that in our Revoslot series, but other members run the yellow Pennzoil and Blue coral cars.

There are three excellent books covering the 96, 97 and 98 seasons of 911 gt1s, probably quite rare now but well worth digging out.
 

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917/20/001 was an attempt to get langheck drag coefficient in a kurzheck length body.

The project was dual sourced, Porsche design team was played off against the French aerodynamic specialists ,think they were called SERA, but I'd have to check.

The French specialists won the day in terms of the lowest drag coefficient, so as compensation the Porsche design team were allowed to apply the decoration.

They thought the car looked a right pig,so chose to decorate it accordingly, who says Germans don't have a sense of humour.

The car was one of three entries from the Martini racing team, 21 was the silver langheck, 22 was the white 917k/71, this went in to be the winner, it was chassis 53, the third of the prototype lightweight chassis, the pink pig was race #23.

The principle of Martini racing,whose name escapes me, I'd have to dig it out, was so unimpressed with the livery that he refused to allow it to carry Martini logos.

The car was a dnf, Reinhold Joest had just pitted ,new pads were fitted ,he duly left the pits,swung around the right hander, went under the Dunlop bridge, as he dived into the esses and hit the brakes, the car turned sharp right and hit the bank.
Reinhold was castigated for this,but was adamant that it was brake failure.

About five years ago the car was restored, during restoration it was found the car did indeed have brake failure,something to do with the pads being misfitted.

Reinhold was informed, he duly got onto the phone to all and sundry,I don't know what I told you so is in German ,but it may well have had the odd F word in it.

Although I have not got a slot 917/20/001, I have got the 1/18 Minichamps version, a fantastic model of an iconic car.

Incidentally,the 1970 Martini racing team had been the 1970 Porsche Salzburg team, a team that really upset John Wyer, as he was expecting to be the official Porsche team for 1970.
 

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Yes Anatole designed that crazy livery,I thought he was employed by Porsche.
Anyway what I was meaning was SERA didn't produce the livery.
Nice to see the tribute RSR car alongside the Rothmans car at the Sarthe, pink pig T shirts were available in the mobile shop at the bottom of the village, I chose a Rothmans one though.
Hoping,really hoping to get back to the 24 hours this year.
 

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Nice car, very successful,the internet says it ran at Laguna Seca in October 2005, Spark have modelled it in 1/43 scale, white as running at Barcelona #6 and #7 during testing.
Remember seeing them at Le man's in period.
Never noticed the reversed American flag before.
 

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Nice set the le man's start twin pack,good fun to use,suspect thar giesse car and the #33, blue Hutchinson telecom car will be produced by Revoslot.

Fairly sure ,I'd have to check in the big book of 917s , that the silver Martini owned road car had the 71 scooped tail, minus the fins,couldn't see construction and use regs being happy with them.

A nice model, couldn't expect Fly to alter the mould.
, the Fly moulds raised the game for slot manufacturers,for which we should be grateful.
 

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RKK was issued in May 1953 and TPA in April 1953 according to the big book of reg plates by Noel Woodall who sadly passed away a few years ago.
These cars look pretty new and still have very polished pressed alloy plates.

Car numbers 1904 to 1974 is a fascinating/ incredibly anal read, picked it up in Hay,where else about twenty years ago.

Swmbo thinks I'm mad,I know I am.
 

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That was Fred Mak at Wiessach last week, the cars due to race next year, Audi don't seem as advanced with their model.
I wonder how independent the Audi bash is, will it be a Porsche with different bodywork.
Think Porsche have a Multimatic chassis, not sure about Audi
 
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