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      01-31-2020, 06:59 AM   #1
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You may be cool, but you'll never be Graham Hill cool

Take note of the 49's "telltale" tachometer. There's an additional needle, usually red, that would freeze at the highest rev attained.


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...not even Damon Hill cool...

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...not even Damon Hill cool...

I bet that was insane!
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...not even Damon Hill cool...
cool childhood...coolest father...
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cool childhood...coolest father...
Loved Graham's cameo movie role in Grand Prix.
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Loved Graham's cameo movie role in Grand Prix.
Agree...it was the best!
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cool childhood...coolest father...
Pure low car,no aero management or silly hybrid then just Cosworth 3L DFV and manual gearbox.
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Pure low car,no aero management or silly hybrid then just Cosworth 3L DFV and manual gearbox.
Oh, the wonderful simplicity of that day....
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every time i see this era im like where the wings are..
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Pure low car,no aero management or silly hybrid then just Cosworth 3L DFV and manual gearbox.
That photo shows Graham and Damon in the 2.0 BRM Lotus 33...not the 3.0 Cosworth DFV powered Lotus49.
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every time i see this era im like where the wings are..
The cars of the mid-sixties were, to me, absolutely beautiful...but then, my first GP was the 1965 USGP...Graham Hill won driving for BRM in the P261.
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That photo shows Graham and Damon in the 2.0 BRM Lotus 33...not the 3.0 Cosworth DFV powered Lotus49.
The 49 came after the 33 then, difficult to tell with just the cockpit shot.
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The 49 came after the 33 then, difficult to tell with just the cockpit shot.
Actually it's easy to tell it's the 33...there's a faring surrounding the engine...49's never had faring over the DFV.
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The 49 came after the 33 then, difficult to tell with just the cockpit shot.
here ya go...https://primotipo.com/tag/lotus-33-brm-r11/
page down to see Graham/Damon photo with caption.
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here ya go...https://primotipo.com/tag/lotus-33-brm-r11/
page down to see Graham/Damon photo with caption.
Brmm brmm you are right.
I remember my dad had a model of Jim Clark's green 49.
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The cars of the mid-sixties were, to me, absolutely beautiful...but then, my first GP was the 1965 USGP...Graham Hill won driving for BRM in the P261.
Where did you see your first GP....Watkins Glen??
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Where did you see your first GP....Watkins Glen??
Yep...from 1961 to 1980 the USGP was held at Watkins Glen. I saw 14 of them there...then started attending the Canadian GP.
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Yep...from 1961 to 1980 the USGP was held at Watkins Glen. I saw 14 of them there...then started attending the Canadian GP.
14 @ The Glen!!!!
So incredible; if you have any uber-memorable pics, post them for us! I must ask if you were present at the 1973 race when Francois Cevert was fatally injured in that horrific practice/qualy shunt.

Tell us where you saw the Canadian races - was it Mosport Park??
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14 @ The Glen!!!!
So incredible; if you have any uber-memorable pics, post them for us! I must ask if you were present at the 1973 race when Francois Cevert was fatally injured in that horrific practice/qualy shunt.

Tell us where you saw the Canadian races - was it Mosport Park??
We always went for the weekend...so yes, we were there when Cevert was killed. An incredibly sad day experienced by everyone at the track. Teammate, Jackie Stewart, immediately withdrew and left.
From '65 to '77 it was a twice a year (minimum) visit...the USRRC, the CanAm, the TransAm, and the 6 hours of the Glen in the summer, the GP the first weekend in October.
I did attend the '67 Canadian GP at Mosport, the rest (17) at Montreal.

Here's Dan Gurney in the Brabham overtaking Lorenzo Bandini in the Ferrari...1965 the last year of the 1.5L formula.
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We always went for the weekend...so yes, we were there when Cevert was killed. An incredibly sad day experienced by everyone at the track. Teammate, Jackie Stewart, immediately withdrew and left.
From '65 to '77 it was a twice a year (minimum) visit...the USRRC, the CanAm, the TransAm, and the 6 hours of the Glen in the summer, the GP the first weekend in October.
I did attend the '67 Canadian GP at Mosport, the rest (17) at Montreal.

Here's Dan Gurney in the Brabham overtaking Lorenzo Bandini in the Ferrari...1965 the last year of the 1.5L formula.
Wowie!
Such a great pic; it must have been horrible to be present that weekend when Cevert was lost; my wife and i were at Laguna Seca for the Indy cars in 1999 when Gonzalo Rodriguez was killed in Saturday practice/qualy; we weren't at the track that day (only for the Sunday race) and were walking in Carmel downtown when we overheard someone say that Rodriguez was killed....it was very difficult to be there for Sunday morning warmup - as Michael Andretti came past us on a semi-long straight between turns 3-4 there were vapor trails coming off the edges of the rear wing (he was going FAST)....my wife would not get near the fence and stood WAY back.
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On this day 7th April 1968 Jim Clark lost his life at Hockenheim in F2 race.Never been known why he left the track around 160mph,the car was so badly damaged.
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