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Colin Chapman (& peers) racing Mk1 Escorts Brands Hatch

PostPost by: promotor » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:56 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvnNd1s ... ata_player

Wow!

Did he ever race in one of his own Lotus'?
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:30 pm

..What was the problem on the last lap??

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:13 am

Thanks Tim

Bit it was not to be. Pounding through Clearways, Chapman tried to grab top gear, only to find that there was nothing there (?absolutely nothing,? he said, ?not a gear of any sort?) and Brabham scrambled past on the outside, having lost only a couple of seconds in the excitement.

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PostPost by: robertverhey » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:47 am

Hmm mexicos? Probably stripped nylon threads on the gear stick base.......you can do that just pottering around town!

Chapman was no slouch behind the wheel, passing a world champion is no mean feat.

And I'll bet the post race chat was somewhat more friendly than vattel's and webber's tonight after Malaysian gp!
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