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Octopus of Odstock

Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:58 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on 09 July 2014 - 09:02 PM, said:

Eoin Young, 75, esteemed motor racing journalist, is very poorly right now, after years of ill health, and in truth, hard living. There's every chance that he won't see 2015, or possibly not even August, but if he does make January, regrettably, I can't see him being alive for much longer.

He'll see August, but probably not September...

From Allan Dick of Autonews NZ.......


maryportfuncity

Posted 30 July 2014 - 05:53 AM

View PostDr. Zorders, on 29 July 2014 - 09:33 PM, said:

View PostRotten Ali, on 29 July 2014 - 09:09 PM, said:

Bernie Ecclestone still has Elio deAngelis' wrecked Brabham BT55 locked away in a large plywood crate in a corner of his car collection garage. Never been seen or touched for the last 28 years.

David Purley's smashed LEC chassis from his 28G impact with the Silverstone track side banking can be seen...

Rotten Ali

Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:55 PM

Good grief guys - Paul Ricard test 1986 - low line BT55 - Elio only died in one crash.

The Rindt's crashed 72 shown in the last post on page 1 of this site...

http://www.mx5nutz.c...c=129436&page=1

Still has it's engine attached.

Dr. Zorders

Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:14 PM

View PostOctopus of Odstock, on 29 July 2014 - 10:07 PM, said:

View PostDr. Zorders, on 29 July 2014 - 09:33 PM, said:

Also, if you say a "wrecked" Brabham that was driven by de Angelis, surely you have to narrow it down a bit?

Suspect you're thinking of Andrea de Cesaris. Elio de Angelis, generally, was a careful, smooth and fast driver - Andrea, bar 1991, none of the three.

Octopus of Odstock

Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:07 PM

View PostDr. Zorders, on 29 July 2014 - 09:33 PM, said:

Also, if you say a "wrecked" Brabham that was driven by de Angelis, surely you have to narrow it down a bit?

Suspect you're thinking of Andrea de Cesaris. Elio de Angelis, generally, was a careful, smooth and fast driver - Andrea, bar 1991, none of the three.

Whitehouse

Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

Donald Campbell's record breaking speedboat, Bluebird K7, the same one in which he died, is at the moment being rebuild faithfully into operating status.


More examples of cars rebuild afrer fatal crashes.

Dr. Zorders

Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

View PostRotten Ali, on 29 July 2014 - 09:09 PM, said:

Bernie Ecclestone still has Elio deAngelis' wrecked Brabham BT55 locked away in a large plywood crate in a corner of his car collection garage. Never been seen or touched for the last 28 years.

David Purley's smashed LEC chassis from his 28G impact with the Silverstone track side banking can be seen in the Donington collection.

No point in putting most fatally crashed cars back together due to the prohibitive cost, more so than showing respect to the dead driver.

Just found that Rindt's Lotus 72 still survives in its same wrecked state from Monza 1970.<...

Rotten Ali

Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:09 PM

Bernie Ecclestone still has Elio deAngelis' wrecked Brabham BT55 locked away in a large plywood crate in a corner of his car collection garage. Never been seen or touched for the last 28 years.

David Purley's smashed LEC chassis from his 28G impact with the Silverstone track side banking can be seen in the Donington collection.

No point in putting most fatally crashed cars back together due to the prohibitive cost, more so than showing respect to the dead driver.

Just found that Rindt's Lotus 72 still survives in its same wrecked state from Monza 1970.

maryportfuncity

Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:46 AM

View PostWhitehouse, on 29 July 2014 - 02:29 AM, said:

View PostRotten Ali, on 28 July 2014 - 09:36 PM, said:

Nasty fatal crash yesterday in a historic race at Silverstone.

No film of that but prior to it happening a driver had a bad crash at Abbey. To me it looked like a suspension failure.
Posted on YouTube so if you must...


Whitehouse

Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:29 AM

View PostRotten Ali, on 28 July 2014 - 09:36 PM, said:

Nasty fatal crash yesterday in a historic race at Silverstone.

No film of that but prior to it happening a driver had a bad crash at Abbey. To me it looked like a suspension failure.
Posted on YouTube so if you must...

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=6gHmMjGPgp8

link

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