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They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!

In 1979 and 1980 the Williams FW07 was sweeping all before it. Some say that the FW07 was a Lotus 79 copy. Either way it was quick and spawned a dozen cars in its image.

One of those was the Tyrrell 010 designed by Maurice Phillippe, and luckily for us Tyrrell obsessives Patto does some cracking decals for the car.



This really has been a simple conversion because the cars are so similar.



All I've really had to do was raise the sidepod walls to copy the 010.



The most difficult bit has been the paintwork. Truth be told that wasn't very hard either. The lovely white and green sections on the engine cover are insulating tape cut to shape and stuck on!



I find it gives a nice sharp line with the minimum of fuss and heartache!



If you are wondering who's helmet colours they are? They are the helmet colours I used to have when I was rallying years ago!

Its about time I built a car for me as team driver!
 

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The 70's-80's the best years for F1, the car is a cracker
...well done mate..by the way what cars did you Rally?????
 

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QUOTE (triumph2k @ 5 May 2012, 18:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The 70's-80's the best years for F1, the car is a cracker
...well done mate..by the way what cars did you Rally?????

I was a co-driver/team manager in Clubman/National and International rallies between 1988 - 2004ish.

I lost count at 120 rallies, I think the true figure is nearer 160ish.

I've co-driven in anything and everything from a Mini Clubman to a Metro 6R4.

Here's a few old war pictures.

With Les Weaver.

Dave Ellis

Brett Conway

With Nicky Grist (great bloke and a gent!)

Mike Broad (GMDS Boss and Russell Brookes Co-Driver)

With Russell Brookes

With the legendary Roger Clark

With 5 times British Open Champion Jimmy McRae

With Louise Aitken Walker

With Dai Llewellyn

With Dave Seeley
 

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Great Tyrrell 010, I need to do one, I often for get the F1 cars with no front wheel too, I have a highley refined old
MRC Brabham BT49, plus a new Vanquish model of the same car, I think I might modify the MRC version!

Anybody with Williams FW07 to build the 010, PM me I would be interested.

ncng
 
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