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May be now is the time to wind the clock back. Prepare your car at home in your garage or if you're lucky in your workshop. Drive to the track or course, stay in your car, race and then drive home. All perfectly safe in your own little bubble, no contact with anyone, just keep the windows closed.
 

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I agree if you are building am exact scale replica, correct use as per Cambridge English Dictionary, then all details should be there.

I was collecting the Panini F1 car collection for a long time and they replaced the tobacco and some other advertising with other markings. Tobacco advertising not allowed on toys but these are not toys they are collectors models. At least after while when 3rd parties starting producing the missing markings they started to leave the spaces blank.

By hiding details you can't change history and if you try and hide history, good or bad, people will forget and the same mistakes can happen again.
 

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A few pictures from Mad Jack race at Donington 2018

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At the service station I worked at we would get a reasonable number of super cars due to the fuel we sold. To me most just seem to be blobs with big wings. We also would get a fair selection of classics, Sunbeam Tiger, Mercedes 130, Cobra, Austin Healey which all look and sound so much better. There are a few exceptions to this and I think colour can help and among the half dozen or so R8's that would come in was a bronze one that just looked so right as do some of the classic remakes.

Add to this a number of MG's, Triumph TR's, Ford Mk1 Cortina and Consuls, VW beetles and an unbelievable number of VW T1 and T2 vans.

If you start with an artist and the do some changes to make the car more aerodynamic I think it will always look better than an aerodynamic blob designed by a computer programs that is then added to.

Of all the cars I have owned there are probably only three at I would go back to for style, Austin Cambridge A55 Mk2, Ford Anglia 105E and Ford Cortina Mk1. Of these the only one I would select for mechanics and handling would be the Cortina. I would happily switch back to a Mk1 Cortina at anytime, the only one of my cars I have ever regretted getting rid off.

The only photo I can find of the A55 Mk2

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and the Cortina after it's respray

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no photos of the Anglia.
 

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A bit if F1, as it's that sort of weekend, from my first GP in Austria 1974. Spot the cars, this is the result with only having a 50mm lens and being in the crowd
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They are the only photos of the F1 race although I did take comer cine film as well. I had to be careful as I was limited in the amount of film I had a nd we were also going to the Nurburgring and the Mercedes Museum.
 

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Some more Brands 1980

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Tyrrell & Mario Andretti - Lotus

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Ferrari.

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Alain Prost - McLaren (6th), Rupert Keegan - Williams (11th) 7 John Watson - McLaren (8th)

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John Watson - McLaren (8th)

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Hector Rebaque - Brabham (7th), Alain Prost - McLaren (6th) & Emerson Fittipaldi - Fittipaldi (12th)

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René Arnoux - Renault & Riccardo Patrese - Arrows (9th)

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Allan Jones - Williams & Nelson Piquet - Brabham

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British GP Silverstone 1981

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Lap 1 - Alain Prost & René Arnoux - Renualt, Didier Pironi - Ferrari & Nelson Piquet - Brabham

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Lap 1 - John Watson & Andrea De Cesaris - McLaren & Alen Jones - Williams

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Didier Pironi - Ferrari, Nelson Piquet - Brabham, Gilles Villeneuve - Ferrari & Alan Jones - Williams

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Hector Rebaque - Brabham, Jean-Pierre Jarier - Osella 8th

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Finish - John Watson McLaren 1st.

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Winners parade - John Watson 1st & Jacques Laffite 3rd.
 

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Some of the cars Silverstone 1981

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Alfa Romeo (Mario Andretti)

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Riccardo Patrese - Arrows

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Jean-Pierre Jarier - Osella & Silm Borgudd - ATS

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Theodore (Marc Surer) 11th

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Didier Pironi - Ferrari

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Carlos Reutemann - Williams

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Eddie Cheever - Tyrrell

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René Arnoux - Renault
 

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After the race, up close and personal
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Brabham (Nelson Piquet)

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Ligier (Patrick Tambay)

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Tyrrell (Michele Alboreto)

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William (1 Alan Jones & 2 Carlos Reutemann 2nd)

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Williams (Carlos Reutemann 2nd)

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Williams (Alan Jones)

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Team Transporter.

Wonder what todays teams would make of this?
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Austria was an interesting experience Laurence. Went by coach and it was probably the slowest vehicle on the autobahns, could just about hit 60 going down hill. At the German Austrian border we were delayed for bout half a hour which was ok for most of us as the coach was under cover, well most of it but not for the back 3 rows and it was a hot sunny day. The night before the race some off the guys decided to acquire a Elf metal poster from the front of a garage for one of the younger passengers. This got taken to the track an abandoned there. After the race finished we decided like a lot of other people to make our way to the start finish but all of a sudden the large group we were in on the main straight started to turn around, which is an interesting experience. Turned out the Austrian police were walking up the track with a few little puppies

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Just to add to the fun on the Monday morning before we left the hotel we were expecting the police to turn up about the poster.

We then went to Stuttgart and this was our hotel

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Turned out it was an old WW2 bunker built for the town officials and was under the market square.

The only up side to all this was the trip to the Mercedes Museum, and on the way home we went to the Nurburgring and went around it in the coach
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On the way back to Zeebrugge ferry the drive said there was a steak house run by a English guy that sold cheap big steaks that we would stop at. Anyway partly due to the coaches lack of speed we ended up running late and missed the steak house and missed the ferry. After midnight there was nothing at Zeebrugge port. Luckily we got the next ferry. but the cafeteria was closed. After a little protest by a not that small group we ended up have eggs and bacon at about 2.30 in the morning.
 

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