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 Post subject: Favorite F1 Car(s)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:57 pm 
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p.s. I need this car... one of the '67 Gurney Eagle F1 cars - one of the best looking race cars ever made, hands down:
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/monterey ... ng/979907/


100% agreement here, the epitome of F1 design. And it doesn't hurt that it is the only American GP car driven to an F1 victory by an American driver in the modern era. (Of course I'll also note that the wonderful V12 was designed by a Brit, the legendary Harry Weslake). The Eagle looked great with the Coventry Climax, but once it got the Gurney-Weslake V12 with the "bundle of snakes" headers it was the total package. The number 36 car was the winner at Spa in '67. Here's a shot from the AAR website from that race:

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...and one from the Nurburgring with the Eagle actually flying...

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Dan dominated that race, too, only to have a U-joint break 2 laps from the finish.

I was lucky enough to see the #36 car when I visited the Collier Museum in Florida. Had no idea it was there and was totally blown away when I entered that room and saw the Spa winning Eagle. Spent a LONG time just staring at it.

Here's one more shot that shows those elegant headers

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My second place for best looking F1 car would be the 1961 Ferrari Tipo 156
"Sharknose" that took Phil Hill to his F1 Championship.

http://www.ddavid.com/formula1/images/fer156c.jpg

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The exhaust headers on the 67 Honda RA300 are hard to beat... although the car as a whole doesn't compare the the Eagle.

BTW, for fans of the '67 F1 series, you can play it in a racing sim...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_Legends

The game is still available, and while it looks a bit dated, it's amazing to drive those cars - they take a great amount of finesse to make a clean lap at even a moderate speed. There are tons of videos on youtube made in GPL if you're curious about it.


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 Post subject: This was also a beauty
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:29 am 
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