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Louis Galanos‎ > Historic Racing Cars

The legendary Corvette racer John Greenwood, in his 7-liter Vette, leads the legendary Porsche 917K racer Pedro Rodriguez under the MG Bridge and into the Esses at Sebring fifty years ago (1970) this weekend. Following them is the Jacky Ickx – Peter Schetty works Ferrari 512 S Spyder and the Jerry Thompson – John Mahler Corvette. Greenwood and co-driver Allan Barker would fail to finish due to a busted clutch. Rodriguez and co-driver Leo Kinnunen and later Jo Siffert would finish 4th overall but were leading late in the race when a faulty part sidelined them. The Ferrari would blow a head gasket and the Thompson/Mahler Vette would finish 20th.

BTW, that historic MG Bridge was in sad shape in 1970 and anyone who crossed the track via that bridge held their breath as the metal span undulated as people walked across the track. It would collapse in a storm in 1973 just days before the running of the 1973 race.

LAT photo.

The good old days…

 

 
for wings

Statue based on Leonardo daVinci’s famous concept for artificial wings.

This is so fucking beautiful!

Source: theta-sigma

 

 
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Happy 56th birthday, Škoda 1000 MB.

Full article here: ranwhenparked.net/…/50-years-ago-skoda-launches-100…/

Love ‘em all!

 

 

Visor Cam: Graham Rahal at Barber Motorsports Park

NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:07 PM

VISOR CAM: Graham Rahal takes us on a few laps around the Barber Motorsports Park circuit!

Shot with GoPro!

 

 
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2Credit: Sterling RX interior material 2 By Davest1 Own work CC BY SA 3.0 httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid15523777

 

3Credit: By Davest1 Own work CC BY SA 3.0 httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid15523759

 

4Credit: By Davest1 at English Wikipedia CC BY 2.5 httpscommons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid2731878

The Sterling was a very cool kit car that was streets ahead of most of the others that were around during the kit car era. Such pretty things…

 

 
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The voluptuous and sensually sexy American Motors AMX/2.

It is truly a crying shame that this car was never produced for folks to buy. I mean, it’s not only gorgeous, but it’s also a pretty darned sophisticated piece for its day. Much better, even, than the original AMX, which was a pretty nifty car in its own right.

Was sad when American Motors became the first of the modern lot to go under. Their Javelins did quite well in Trans Am racing with Mark Donohue and company at the helm.

 

 

Peckfitz Vatertag 2019 Best of: Männer haben Spaß am Schlammloch

Holger Schneckenberg
Jun 10, 2019

Vatertag 2019 Peckfitz: die besten Aufnahmen vom Vatertag 2019. Panzer, UNIMOG, AT-T, Jeep und andere schwere Offroad Monster in Aktion.

Ooo big, big fun!

 

 
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Clean 1968 BMW 1600 for sale on Hemmings.com.

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Nice, hot Bimmers.

 

 

Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain – Shea Stadium 1971

T.J. Ash
May 29, 2015

Grand Funk Railroad – I’m Your Captain (Live 1971) This video was shown at Shea Stadium the entire last year before Shea closed. This July 9th 1971 concert still holds the ticket sales record, breaking the record set by The Beatles.

So beautiful! Classic!

 

 

The Band – Up On Cripple Creek

ClassicRockVideo
Jul 18, 2015

Rehearsing up at Woodstock

The video is cut off, but that’s ok… it’s just so classic a tune and legendary a band that I can forgive them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fantastic and fabulous 2002 GT4 by Frua. They only made two.

Here’s Why Frua May Have Designed The Prettiest BMW 2002

By Jayson Fong
October 3, 2016

Photography by Jayson Fong & BMW Group Classic

During an eleven year production lifetime, the iconic BMW 2002 Series introduced some of the marque’s most memorable cars. From sporty coupes, convertibles, tourers, and turbo-powered rally monsters, the 2002 series provided what was truly a lineup that had something for everyone. However, on this year’s Hamburg to Berlin Klassik, I got a closer look at the 2002 GT4 Frua: the very car that could have changed the face of the 2002 series from the one we remember.

Designed by Pietro Frua in 1969 as a potential 2002 model, the GT4 was a fastback 2+2 coupe built on the underpinnings of a 2002ti. Although based on the 2002, it also brought together styling from multiple BMW products including an interior largely lifted from the 2500 sedan, with its instrument cluster dominated by two large dials, and both indicators and door handles from the 2800CS.

Two examples of the GT4 with slight variations were produced and unveiled by BMW at the Paris Motor Shows of 1969 and 1970. Unfortunately the GT4 would not make it to series production, BMW opting to proceed with a touring design which would enter the market in 1971. Today, the 1970 Paris Motor Show concept remains in original condition and under the care of BMW Group Classic. However, on the back roads from Hamburg to Berlin, we were given the opportunity to see the GT4 on the road where it can be truly appreciated.

Read the rest at Petrolicious.

This would have sold like hotcakes… it is stunning. Oh well.

 

 

Green & Clapton

ot to
Mar 30, 2014

FLEETWOOD MAC WITH PETER GREEN AND ERIC CLAPTON Boston 1970

Lineup

Peter Green – electric guitar
Eric Clapton – electric guitar
Danny Kirwan – electric guitar
John McVie – electric bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums
Jeremy Spencer – electric guitar

OH BABY !!!

 

 

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ~ “Untitled Instrumental”(Electric Blues Live 1968)

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Nov 6, 2014

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac without Danny Kirwan Live At Carousel Ballroom Jun 9 , 1968 San Francisco CA

Exceptional excellence…

Peter, by the way, HATES when volk say “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac” as he insists, very properly, that it’s simply “Fleetwood Mac.”

 

 
Leona Mia

Leona Mia in Call To Nature

Leona Mia

Leona Mia
Call To Nature
Photographer: Thierry
February 13th 2020
134 images

Highly recommended !

 

 

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac & Otis Spann ~ “Someday Soon Baby”(Electric Blues 1969)

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Oct 29, 2014

Otis Spann on vocals , piano

This is, in a word, delicious… ooh.

Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac & Otis Spann ~ “Ain’t Nobody’s Business”&“It Was A Big Thing” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Mar 17, 2015

Modern Electric Piano Chicago Blues 1969 Enjoy , my friends !!!

Otis Spann – piano, vocals
Peter Green – guitar
Danny Kirwan – guitar
John McVie – bass guitar
S.P. Leary – drums

And, yes, these two are … Equally delicious!

 

 

 

Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band (feat. Peter Green) ~ ”Uranus”&“Closing Hours” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Jun 25, 2014

feat. Peter Green on lead guitar 1969

Brunning Hall Sunflower Blues Band (feat.Peter Green) ~ “If You Let Me Love You” 1969

Dimitris Koutsiaftis
Jun 25, 2014

feat. Peter Green on lead guitar 1969

I must admit that I had never heard of this band before but I sure am glad I have now! And especially as my all-time hero played with them!

 

 

“Mairzy Doats” The Merry Macs on Decca 18588 (1944)

Tim Gracyk
Jul 24, 2016

Mairzy doats and dozy doats
And liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too,
Wouldn’t you?

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear,
A little bit jumbled and jivey,
Sing:

“Mares eat oats and does eat oats
And little lambs eat ivy.
A kid’ll eat ivy too,
Wouldn’t you?”

Oh my God, I am so glad I found this… one of my most magnificent Mom’s favorites and it sure is one of mine, too!

And here’s a rendition by some pipers 🙂

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers 1944

cdbpdx
May 6, 2012

MAIRZY DOATS by The Pied Pipers. A nonsense song that was just fun to sing. I listened to this when I was a kid and never really knew the words, sort of made up my own. From a small group of early Capitol label 78s. Enjoy!

Just so darn wonderful. Those days of yore must’ve been a ton of fun…

 

 

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Bless you..

 

 
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progenyofworms

I seriously can’t get over this. No springboard, no trampoline, hips level with the other performers’ heads, ~15 horizontal feet covered, this shit is Olympic-caliber

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colt-kun

Is the dude in the last gif dead now or…?

fuforthought

Funny you should ask. That’s Fung Hak On and yes, he’s dead…in real life.

Martial arts people are simply awesome.

 

 
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Ooo, baby, I want one… or two! Or three!

I have a CL-1, thanks to a kind Christmas gift from my brother and it enabled me to do my job better. Much, much better!