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Old 06-06-2010, 05:24 AM
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Welcome, nice shots, here are chassis, 4,5 and 6 respectively.
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I hope that one day the owner of the #6 notices to correct the horrendous Texaco in oversized on the cockpit fairing.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:30 AM
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I hope that one day the owner of the #6 notices to correct the horrendous Texaco in oversized on the cockpit fairing.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:32 AM
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Even the #4 the transparent part of the cockpit fairing is too thin-style 1972-75-which never appeared in the first two years on the 72s.
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Even the #4 the transparent part of the cockpit fairing is too thin-style 1972-75-which never appeared in the first two years on the 72s.
race cars evolve during their lives, especially a car like the 72, which spent quite some years on the tracks. But the combination of the fairing and the colours in this case might be incorrect. As far as I know the car is owned in Austria now.
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Continuing with the drivers of the 72s.
-Jim Crawford in 1975
-Tony Trimmer in 1971
-Graham Hill in 1970 (Walker Racing Team)
-Dave Charlton (Lucky Strike-Scribante)
-John Watson in 1975
-John Miles in 1970
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race cars evolve during their lives, especially a car like the 72, which spent quite some years on the tracks. But the combination of the fairing and the colours in this case might be incorrect. As far as I know the car is owned in Austria now.
The 72 in his five years of racing has evolved while maintaining the basic features.
But I think that an owner of an original chassis and wants to show it with pride, I suppose, must follow the specific version that seeks to restore. Observing the small details too.
For example look the #5 of the Team Lotus Classic or the #7 at the Donington Museum,are perfect.
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The 72 in his five years of racing has evolved while maintaining the basic features.
But I think that an owner of an original chassis and wants to show it with pride, I suppose, must follow the specific version that seeks to restore. Observing the small details too.
For example look the #5 of the Team Lotus Classic or the #7 at the Donington Museum,are perfect.
I fully agree, but also one version could differ at each GP.
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I fully agree, but also one version could differ at each GP.
I think the conservator must act if the modification or the version is proven by documents or photos.
And in the case of the chassis #4 and #6 I think that they have not followed this.
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I think the conservator must act if the modification or the version is proven by documents or photos.
And in the case of the chassis #4 and #6 I think that they have not followed this.
I just noted that #4 did a few races in 1970 only, so that could be brought back to original specs. The #6 could also be brought back to the way Eddie Keizan drove it in South Africa in 1975...
b.t.w. who is conservator, the restorer or the owner?
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I just noted that #4 did a few races in 1970 only, so that could be brought back to original specs. The #6 could also be brought back to the way Eddie Keizan drove it in South Africa in 1975...
b.t.w. who is conservator, the restorer or the owner?
Making a version rather than another of a car is correct. So the # 6 or # 7 could well be restored in Team Gunston version rather than the official version of JPS. As the # 4 as Team Rob Walker of Hill (which I personally would have preferred) rather than the official one of Gold Leaf Team Lotus. This is not the point.
I mean that if you restore a wing or an air scope or a sponsor decals must meet the exact size and coloration.
They spent a lot of money to restore these ladies and superficiality through mistake or are not allowed.
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b.t.w. who is conservator, the restorer or the owner?
The #1 then converted in #2 where Rindt lost his life at Monza in 1970 should be in England under restoration.
The #3 ???
The #4 in Austria?
The #5 is in England,property of Team Lotus Classic
The #6 is in England of ???
The #7 is in England,property of the Donington Museum
The #8 ???
The #9 ???

Someone have better info than those poor?
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I conclude the list with the South Africans of the Team Gunston.
Absent McNicoll of which I haven't pictures.
Who have it would be welcome.

-Paddy Driver in 1974
-Ian Scheckter(brother of the World Champ Jody)-in 1974
-Eddie Keizan in 1974-75
-Guy Tunmer in 1975

-John McNicoll with the former Charlton's #3 - in 1974
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Anyone got anything on the Lotus 12 ?
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I conclude the list with the South Africans of the Team Gunston.
Absent McNicoll of which I haven't pictures.
Who have it would be welcome.

-Paddy Driver in 1974
-Ian Scheckter(brother of the World Champ Jody)-in 1974
-Eddie Keizan in 1974-75
-Guy Tunmer in 1975

-John McNicoll with the former Charlton's #3 - in 1974
Just want to say thanks for the great photos, and the memories that came with them.
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