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  1. That is a smart-looking car... And a nice...

    That is a smart-looking car...

    And a nice restoration.
  2. This is nearer to my take on the matter: ...

    This is nearer to my take on the matter:

    https://i.postimg.cc/3NVb8zVR/0720healthposter1980s.jpg

    This poster was used by the Health Department in Canberra around 1980. I once had a copy, very...
  3. Thread: Ron Tauranac

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    A story Ron wrote for a magazine he had going for...

    A story Ron wrote for a magazine he had going for a very short time:

    https://i.postimg.cc/rFdP9kDY/0720-RTpage1.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/CLW6PQDM/0720-RTpage2.jpg
    ...
  4. Don't you know? Kissing a smoker is like...

    Don't you know?

    Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray...
  5. Thread: Ron Tauranac

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    A lot of tributes, many from people who worked...

    A lot of tributes, many from people who worked for him, or even got their start through him, here:

    https://forums.autosport.com/topic/215514-ron-tauranac/
  6. Has this page every crossed your bows, Roger? ...

    Has this page every crossed your bows, Roger?

    http://www.acmefluid.com.au/larry/specials.html
  7. That looks mean! Very tastefully mean, too.

    That looks mean!

    Very tastefully mean, too.
  8. Google Earth says they've done some earthmoving...

    Google Earth says they've done some earthmoving at the location of the pic on the lower left, Ken...

    https://i.postimg.cc/YqDfP6Gs/0720santamonicabvdandsthfiguera.jpg
  9. Did they run the event in the opposite direction...

    Did they run the event in the opposite direction to normal?
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    Superb history lesson, Ken... Thank you for...

    Superb history lesson, Ken...

    Thank you for that. I knew nothing of any of this. I guess my reading has always been more Euro-centric, Australian and some Indianapolis. Even Savannah's big races...
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    Not as good as the opening of The World's Fastest...

    Not as good as the opening of The World's Fastest Indian.

    "One of Ford, two of Chevy..."
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    Tyre technology at the time would have been no...

    Tyre technology at the time would have been no help either...

    Brave men.
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    These roads have not changed signficantly, other...

    These roads have not changed signficantly, other than being sealed.
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    All the pictures with front brakes are the 1914...

    All the pictures with front brakes are the 1914 models...

    Right click on the photo of the four cars lined up and click on 'inspect element' and you'll see in the title to the photo there that it's...
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    Windy? I don't see the relevance.

    Windy? I don't see the relevance.
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    I went through all that stuff and saw no front...

    I went through all that stuff and saw no front brakes...

    A transmission brake and, in the case of the EX3 and L76 models, external contracting rear brakes. Internal expanding rears came on the...
  17. I read up on this a while back... I think they...

    I read up on this a while back...

    I think they were built by Austin at a separate plant to the A40s from which they got their mechanicals.
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    Simple... 4-wheel brakes were yet to be...

    Simple...

    4-wheel brakes were yet to be developed.

    Oh yes, there were hills...

    https://i.postimg.cc/HsNtZDry/0622-06-longstraight.jpg

    This is the 5-mile straight on the circuit on which...
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    I see... 'as DG was called back then.' So...

    I see... 'as DG was called back then.'

    So maybe they now call it 'decomposed granite' as I'm used to.

    This is all pretty good stuff, Ken, can you keep it coming?
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    We call that 'decomposed granite' here, Ken... ...

    We call that 'decomposed granite' here, Ken...

    Wonderful stuff, smooths out nicely and provides a good slippery surface.
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    They certainly knew how to throw up grandstands...

    They certainly knew how to throw up grandstands those days...
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    Glad to have you join in, Ken... The best part...

    Glad to have you join in, Ken...

    The best part is the first trip, in which my late wife's diary features. She had different views to me on many of the things we saw, such a shame she couldn't make...
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    Those races were done and dusted before Healeys...

    Those races were done and dusted before Healeys were ever a twinkle in Donald Healey's eye...

    As were the ones at Savannah.
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    Great stuff... My lap of the Savannah circuit...

    Great stuff...

    My lap of the Savannah circuit was interesting:

    https://dodgeforum.com/forum/members-rides/426498-ride-along-with-me-4.html#post3459183

    21 miles in one version...
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    Do you have a map, Ken?

    Do you have a map, Ken?
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