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    Thanks Ray,
    That is a good read about the Savannah road races.
    I thought you might enjoy this period read from 1908.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=NT...20pics&f=false

    Also this site is easier on an old geezer like me.
    http://www.vanderbiltcupraces.com/bl...treet_savannah

    A 1908 map of the course.
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    Thanks for providing another stop to our possible cross- country "Bucket List" trip.

    Ken H.

  2. #162
    Mind you, Ken, it's not all as easy to find as it might be with modern road diversions etc...

    But it is very instructive!

    And that map is one of the shorter courses, probably the shortest, it doesn't include a loop in the Skidway area (which I neglected to drive as well) nor the bit down to the southern shores.

  3. #163
    Perhaps a further clue...

    These scenes cover some of the same bit of road:





    The passing of time, development, different camera locations all make for some differences, but I'm sure it's the same bit of road.

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    Ray,
    Was it where they ran the 1906 French Grand Prix in the Le Mans area ?
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    I enjoy your challenges and if I am wrong at least enjoy this old clip.



    Ken
    p.s. I note the racers are RH drive but they drive on the right side now in France.
    When did it change ?
    Last edited by khyndart in CA; 03-20-2019 at 07:58 PM.

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    Not Le Mans...

    Right country, right race, wrong year, wrong track.

    Weren't Ferrari sports cars all RHD, cars like the P4 etc?

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    How about Dieppe in 1907- 1908. ?

    https://www.jagerhobby.com/the-1907-...ary-gentlemen/

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    Ken

  7. #167
    Not Dieppe...

    A little later.

    Maybe some trackside scenery will help?

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    As no one else has attempted, this is my final entry to your question Ray.

    Amiens circuit. 1913 French Grand Prix.

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    Another good, interesting read here;
    https://primotipo.com/tag/1913-french-grand-prix/



    (Ken)

  9. #169
    That's the one, Ken...

    With the photos above being from Moreuil and the WW1 war graves (virtually in a creek!) being from about Domart-sur-la-Luce.

    Maybe if you got that up on Google Earth you'd see the war cemetery in the low ground and a bigger one just across the road.

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    Ken is so right here...

    There's been over 150 views of this thread in the past couple of days but he's the only one still 'having a go'. Well, maybe this one is easier? Strictly speaking it's four from one circuit and one from a deviation of that circuit.










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    Lost Tracks - " lost me with the tracks " .. '

    " There's been over 150 views of this thread in the past couple of days but he's the only one still 'having a go'. "
    never known Ray Bell to have so many posts - he lost me with the tracks.

    Don't think there is a plan of this one - Lost as a Track but still there - Muriwai Beach, No Toheroa Season these days.

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    Bruce McLaren Austin 7, Colin McGregor Morris Minor, Ray Howarth Morris Eight and then Ralph Watson in the BSA Special ..
    This is lost Cars as well as lost tracks, - the BSA is still around and competes - The Austin Seven - there was replica built for the McLaren Movie then taken apart again !! the two Morris' ??

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    Come on, Roger...

    Have a guess at this Yankee track.

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    Roger...Legends of Speed this weekend...do you know the track and how to get there?

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