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    Thanks Ray, for providing this.
    I could not go this year in person so this is the next best thing.
    A pity the commentaries are not up to the standard of the Goodwwood presentations.


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    True enough Ken, but the filming seemed to cover the field better. My criticism of the Goodwood coverage is that they often concentrate far too much on the leader(s) and rarely cover the interesting cars further back in the field.

    I only managed to watch for a few minutes and it confirmed my suspicions that Goodwood is so much better for paying spectators, with uninterrupted viewing around the whole track. By that I mean you can walk all the way round and there are no wire fences spoiling the view through a lens.

    You are also close enough at Goodwood to not need a bazooka lens to get decent photographs. A 300mm lens is more than adequate. In fact, for my brief Saturday 2009 visit, all my pics were on a pocket Canon compact.

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    An added bonus for some of us was to see Chad Raynal shown in the 1hr 6 minute to about 1 hr 12 minute range of this Day 4 at Laguna Seaca clip. Chad has visited NZ for historic events at HD and also the 2019 Taupo Historic Meet. He does an incredible job preparing 10 Historic Trans Am cars and driving his own 1969 Camaro # 64 really well. He is a very good friend to some of us and especially our own Bruce Thompson (Bruce 302).

    Check this one out also.(Day 4 )



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    Thanks Ray, its great that several of these events now have livestreaming.

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    In my absence my friends, Stu Hanssen and John Adams offered to get me, an always sought after programme, Stu would drive his historic 1951 Baldwin and John would take some photos which I will share with you here.
    Thanks Stu for a wonderful drive only slowing when the tires went off after 7 laps of a 9 lap race and also thanks to John for sharing these photos.
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    Stu Hanssen navigating Laguna Seca in his 1951 Baldwin Special # 51. ( John Adams photo )
    " The 1951 Baldwin Hanssen Special driven by Stu Hanssen. The Special was raced in the mid-1950s by William Hanssen throughout California at events such as those at Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Pebble Beach. Stu is William Hanssen’s son and is a long time SCCA racer in his own right in both Formula Ford and Formula 2000. The Baldwin Hanssen Special is the third of the iconic California Specials built by Willis Baldwin in Santa Barbara, CA. The car was built on a shortened and boxed 1947 Ford sedan chassis and has Ford running gear. The engine is a hot rod Ford Flathead V8 with an Ardun overhead valve conversion. Baldwin had a fully enveloping all aluminum body fabricated for this Special."

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    1955 Ferrari 750 Monza # 2 driven by Tazio Ottis.
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    1976 Ferrari 312 T2 # 12 driven by Chris MacAllister
    (John Adams photo..)



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    Chris MacAllister has a fleet of original historic race cars and along with his son Alex, they drove some of these cars wearing helmets that matched the original drivers such as Niki Lauda and Jim Clark.
    Some more fine John Adams photos of the MacAlllister collection.
    1976 Ferrari 312 T2 # 12 originally driven by Niki Lauda, being driven through the " Corkscrew" Turn.

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    Alex MaAllister in their 1967 Lotus 49 # 15

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    Chris MacAllister in his 1966 GT 40 # 9

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    ( John Adams photos..)



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    A special feature this year was a display of Indy cars 1963-1978.
    Some did demonstration laps including Bobby Rahal driving a 1966 Eagle Indy Car # 88

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    Great pics Ken, Love the Lotus, and the Baldwin with the beautiful restoration.
    Cheers

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    Thanks Paul.
    This 1968 AAR Eagle Mark 4 # 12 was Team Penske's first Indy car and driven in the 1968 Indy 500 by Mark Donohue. ( See information below.)

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    ( John Adams photos. )

    https://www.conceptcarz.com/profile/...ndy-eagle.aspx




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    " 1964 MG Liquid Suspension Special

    Designed by Kjell Qvale the head of the BMC in San Francisco, and race car engineer Joe Huffaker. It featured a chrome molybdenum chassis with a fiberglass body, and was powered by a 255 cubic-inch Offenhauser racing engine. Named the 'Liquid Suspension Special' because it used the same hydro-lastic shock absorbers that were used in the production MG sedans.

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    (John Adams photo. August 14 2021 )



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    Quote Originally Posted by khyndart in CA View Post
    " 1964 MG Liquid Suspension Special

    Designed by Kjell Qvale the head of the BMC in San Francisco, and race car engineer Joe Huffaker. It featured a chrome molybdenum chassis with a fiberglass body, and was powered by a 255 cubic-inch Offenhauser racing engine. Named the 'Liquid Suspension Special' because it used the same hydro-lastic shock absorbers that were used in the production MG sedans.

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    (John Adams photo. August 14 2021 )



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    Remember reading about that car back in the day - there was a lot of interest as it did use " Hydrolastic " suspension / shock absorbers - long time ago !

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    Vollstedt 1967 Indy car # 21.
    I didn't know much about this car and I have trouble spelling the name correctly !
    John's photos jogged my memory reminding me that Jim Clark had driven this car at Riverside in 1967.
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    (John Adams photos..)

    ( A bit of information regarding this car # 21 at this site.

    https://www.oldracingcars.com/vollstedt/67/




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    More Formula One.
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    1980 Williams FW07B #7 first driven by Alan Jones at Kyalami in 1980 South African GP.
    Driven at Laguna Seca by owner / driver Zak Brown, McLaren Racing CEO.

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    1976 Lotus 77 # 5 driven during the 1976 F1 season without much success by Maro Andretti.
    Driven today by Chris Locke.

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    1977 Lotus 78 # 8 First driven by Mario Andretti in the 1977 Argentinian Grand Prix.
    Driven now by Les Mowie

    (John Adams photos..)


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    English driver Greg Thornton, who has driven in NZ F5000 events, was at Monterey with a 1982 Lotus 91 # 1
    Originally driven by Elio de Angelis in 1982.

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    Another 1982 Lotus 91 at the track was also a Elio de Angelis car from the 1982 season. Car # 11 driven by Dan Collins.
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    ( John Adams photos.)

    I applied for a job opening advertised in "Autosport" in1973 at Team Lotus so I have always had those JPS cars as a favorite even though Peter Warr passed me over for someone much more qualified.
    I was living a dream !
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    Some Class 1A cars..Sports Cars 1955- 1961.

    1960 Maserati T 61 #6
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    Another 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 # 66
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    Spencer Trenery in a 1961 Cooper Monaco # 60
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    Maserati # 66 chasing a 1962 Elva Mk 4 # 28 down through the Corkscrew Turn
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    A 1957 Maserati 200 SI # 67 also going through the Corkscrew.
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    ( John Adams photos..)



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    Watching a race from the stands at Turn 4 is a good place to catch the action.

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    Such as this Group 4A race with a 1949 jaguar Parkinson Special # 3 leading a 1953 Tatum GMC Special # 25 driven by Blake Tatum,
    followed by a 1952 Kurtis 500S Dodge #9 ahead of a 1952 Manning Street Special and an Allard J1.

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    or a Group 3A race with Ken Epsman in a 1976 Dekon Monza # 20 ahead of a group of Porsche.

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    (John Adams photos.)



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    " 1949 Jaguar Parkinson Special # 3 leading a 1953 Tatum GMC Special # 25 driven by Blake Tatum,
    followed by a 1952 Kurtis 500S Dodge #9 ahead of a 1952 Manning Street Special and an Allard J1. "

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    Allard J1- or this .. Just thinkin' ..

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    Baldwin Mercury Special - when in New Zealand - date unsure - Stewart Quertier archives.

    Here the Parkinson and the Baldwin together at Sonoma 2018 - Mike Ryan picture

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    Cheers Ken H. Think you were at Sonoma 2018 too !! Your picture ;

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    The next corner is Turn 5 and this photo shows Richard Griot cornering in his 1969 Porsche 908 # 264.

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    A little more about Richard Griot. I use some Griot Garage products.

    http://egarage.com/videos/richard-gr...n-your-garage/
    (Note the car at the end of this video)

    https://www.griotsgarage.com/home.do


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    Roger,
    You are correct and thanks for keeping me inline.
    It is the same 1949 Baldwin I saw at Laguna in May when driven by Robert Manson.
    It was driven here in August by Don Pepperdene so I got caught out, please excuse !
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    The 1949 Baldwin Mercury Special 4600 in May 2021.
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