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These guys are the real deal...

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These guys are the real deal...

Somebody should build 20 of those period cars, as close to original tech as is safe, and have a series....5 F1 drivers , 5 NASCAR, 5 rally car, and 5 of something else competing. I know there was a race of that type before with current tech cars, but let's see how they do with these cars!

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I think it took cajones the size of bowling balls to go flat out around a twisty race course in a 1920s T35. It would be bad enough to do it *once* - but to do it for years - yikes. For example, one of the greats from those days was this guy: http://www.targaflorio.info/costantini.htm
Bugatti driver, endurance driver, and before that he was a WW I flying ace in a SPAD VII. This dude makes today's racing drivers/spokesmodels look like girly-boys.

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I think it took cajones the size of bowling balls to go flat out around a twisty race course in a 1920s T35. It would be bad enough to do it *once* - but to do it for years - yikes. For example, one of the greats from those days was this guy: http://www.targaflorio.info/costantini.htm
Bugatti driver, endurance driver, and before that he was a WW I flying ace in a SPAD VII. This dude makes today's racing drivers/spokesmodels look like girly-boys.


Yeah well back in the day you lived off prize money so you ran as much as you possibly could. Any ride any race for a payday. And you weren't getting there in your 150 foot hundred million dollar yachtwink.gif

 

Years ago Lee Trevino made a comment I really liked. He was talking about how his era worked for the prize money and said simply. Take all the pressure of making a living off, guarantee me a million or more before I even tee it up, and watch how well I play.

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Oh yeah, but I think the second is a girl. Hardcore, nonetheless. biggrin.gif I checked and it can be titled as a 1928 T-35B, so I'm chuffed to bits. This is a departure from my usual acquisitions, aside from the Morgan, but should be a lot of fun. Not to mention a cracking investment, it wasn't much more than a regular replica and a lot less than the "restored from scraps" supposed originals (not be confused with actual originals). He has had it to >110MPH, in a race, so it's no stranger to competition.
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Now that's funny! I grabbed the picture and didn't even realize it is Hellé Nice

She was even thought to have been a lover of Jean Bugatti, the son of Ettore Bugatti. Pretty sad story of what happened to her racing career and the rest of her life.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 6/15/13 at 6:22pm
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Wow, they should make a modern film about her, with Cate Blanchett or Gwyneth Paltrow, it could be amazing (and sad). They could cast Billy Zane as the aristocratic jerk who ruins her career out of jealousy and fear that she could defeat him, and use lots of cool period-correct Alfas and Bugattis in intense race scenes. I see a lot of potential here. cool.gif
Edited by Magick Man - 6/16/13 at 3:53am
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Wow, they should make a modern film about her, with Cate Blanchett or Gwyneth Paltrow, it could be amazing (and sad). They could cast Billy Zane as the aristocratic jerk who ruins her career out of jealousy and fear that she could defeat him, and use lots of cool period-correct Alfas and Bugattis in intense race scenes. I see a lot of potential here. cool.gif

You should totally do that wink.gif You already have half the cars beerchug.gif  You should also find an unknown but talented director and producer tongue.gif 

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Wow, they should make a modern film about her, with Cate Blanchett or Gwyneth Paltrow, it could be amazing (and sad). They could cast Billy Zane as the aristocratic jerk who ruins her career out of jealousy and fear that she could defeat him, and use lots of cool period-correct Alfas and Bugattis in intense race scenes. I see a lot of potential here. cool.gif

Billy Zane or get Sacha Baron Cohen to resurrect Jean Girard... tongue.gif

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Billy Zane or get Sacha Baron Cohen to resurrect Jean Girard... tongue.gif


John Frankenheimer died trying to get financing to make the sequel to Grand Prix. A serious auto racing movie is toxic to Hollywood types. Witness Driven, Days Of Thunder, Ricky Bobby thats what moviemakers think of auto racing.

 

You'd be stuck with Lindsey Lohan in the lead.

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Violetta Morris would make a better story - at least that is what Hollywood would think.
http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/fast-women-in-history-auto-racings-tough-female-pioneers/
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This is cool. My daughter came in and brought me a Papa's day present this morning, it was cute. She walked up and handed me a gift wrapped box and said, "See Papa? See?" After that there was some dirt in my eye, or something like that. wink.gif I don't wear shirts that use them very often, but these sure are some nice AM cufflinks.



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Violetta Morris would make a better story - at least that is what Hollywood would think.
http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/fast-women-in-history-auto-racings-tough-female-pioneers/

I believe she was an actual Nazi, though.
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During WWII when France was occupied by the Nazis in the 40s, Morris joined the Parisian Gestapo and worked with the notoriously brutal “rue Lauriston” interrogation squad.
post #3448 of 7134
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This is cool. My daughter came in and brought me a Papa's day present this morning, it was cute. She walked up and handed me a gift wrapped box and said, "See Papa? See?" After that there was some dirt in my eye, or something like that. wink.gif I don't wear shirts that use them very often, but these sure are some nice AM cufflinks.


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Those are tres chic. The daugher has been brought up with good taste (either that or is angling for an E type come driving age, assuming the D is right out of the question here)biggrin.gif


Edited by Hutnicks - 6/16/13 at 7:01pm
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Those are tres chic. The daugher has been brought up with good taste (either that or is angling for an E type come driving age, assuming the D is right out of the question here)biggrin.gif

She's only 16 months old. My wife handed her the box to bring to me of course, but it was still extremely adorable, because she was all dressed up for church in a white dress with bonnet and tiny slippers. For a few moments I felt like I'd been propelled back in time 80 years.
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Double post!
Edited by billybob_jcv - 6/16/13 at 7:17pm
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