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Paul Pless
07-23-2015, 02:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=35&v=fJsdw-pof1o

Peerie Maa
07-23-2015, 02:10 PM
I thought it was going to be about this
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/04_04/023stirlingDM_468x326.jpg

Paul Pless
07-23-2015, 02:13 PM
Now when you take five or six hundred Italians, and you say, "Okay now, race on these roads." You have a horrible feeling that only about twenty or thirty percent were competent to do that.:D iii

Sky Blue
07-23-2015, 02:18 PM
I thought it was going to be about this


And I, this: http://www.stirlingandson.co.uk/

Paul Pless
07-23-2015, 02:19 PM
And I, this: http://www.stirlingandson.co.uk/the bilge is not for posting about boats

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
07-23-2015, 02:21 PM
http://www.ancient-egypt.co.uk/Others/david%20stirling/images/2005-May%20Scotland%20285.jpg

Sky Blue
07-23-2015, 02:36 PM
the bilge is not for posting about boats

Who ever came up with such a dumb rule (or agreed with it, in principle) should be sent off for a week, minimum.

Jimmy W
07-23-2015, 03:35 PM
Then about 6 weeks after the Mille Miglia, came the accident at Le Mans after which Mercedes quit racing for many years.

John B
07-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Looking forward to watching that one!

Gerarddm
07-23-2015, 06:07 PM
Thanks for that vid, nice.

AnalogKid
07-23-2015, 06:30 PM
I thought Paul had developed a sudden and unlikely interest in British post modern architecture (I spent far too much time studying this building instead of the wonderful Turners inside).

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/James_Stirling,_Clore_Gallery.jpg

skuthorp
07-23-2015, 06:32 PM
My uncle flew in Short Stirling bombers at one stage in WW2.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/Short_Stirling_bomber_N6101.jpg/300px-Short_Stirling_bomber_N6101.jpg

The Bigfella
07-23-2015, 06:42 PM
Great video. Thanks.

Went chasing some specs on the 300 SLR. Only 230kW and 317Nm, but a dry weight of just 901 kg. Nice combination... all on skinny tyres with drum brakes and swing axles. Claimed consumption of 30l - 40l per 100km. 0-100kph in 7.2.

Ross M
07-23-2015, 06:46 PM
I don't know if I have ever heard a better sounding 8 cylinder... Thanks for the post!

Paul Pless
07-23-2015, 07:15 PM
Great video. Thanks.

Went chasing some specs on the 300 SLR. Only 230kW and 317Nm, but a dry weight of just 901 kg. Nice combination... all on skinny tyres with drum brakes and swing axles. Claimed consumption of 30l - 40l per 100km. 0-100kph in 7.2.despite it resemblance to the 300sl, its actually a W196 derived car

Sky Blue
07-23-2015, 07:16 PM
The wonderful Turners inside

Are these paintings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burning_of_the_Houses_of_Lords_and_Commons) hung in that exhibition hall? I'd like to view the paintings someday, and maybe if convenient, I'll do so on my next visit to London this November.

Edit: as I view my link more carefully, I see that the paintings are separated and in the US. Pity. I don't have travel plans for Cleveland.

Paul Pless
07-23-2015, 07:17 PM
I don't know if I have ever heard a better sounding 8 cylinder... Thanks for the post!

http://www.mbca.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/LargeLandscape/featured-tech-blog/Mercedes_Benz_300_SLR_115414_20080806.jpg

AnalogKid
07-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Are these paintings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burning_of_the_Houses_of_Lords_and_Commons) hung in that exhibition hall? I'd like to view the paintings someday, and maybe if convenient, I'll do so on my next visit to London this November.

Edit: as I view my link more carefully, I see that the paintings are separated and in the US. Pity. I don't have travel plans for Cleveland.

That building is the Clore extension to the Tate, so any Turner listed as being held by the Tate is actually in that extension. My favourite part of the gallery was in the old part, one room dedicated to a series of Rothkos that were destined for the Seagram Building.

Jim Bow
07-24-2015, 12:24 AM
Thanks to Wikipedia, I now know that Stirling's father drove one of these in the 1928 Indy500

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Fronty-I1-600x306.jpg

moTthediesel
07-24-2015, 08:44 AM
I read Jenks account of that epic run when I was a kid -- and I was never the same afterwards. Northern NY dirt track ovals seemed frightfully dull ever after tails of jumping Italian RR crossings at 160 mph....

http://en.espnf1.com/PICTURES/CMS/400/476.jpg

Gerarddm
07-24-2015, 08:51 AM
Those classic Drivers had cojones alright. I forget the details, but in the epic battles between Nuvolari and Ascari, Nuvolari once tricked Ascari by shutting off his headlights and closed the gap, not turning them back on until he blasted by an astonished Ascari to take the win. Amazing.

Paul Pless
07-24-2015, 09:04 AM
I read Jenks account of that epic run here it is: With Moss in the Mille Miglia
(http://www.foodman123.com/moss.htm)

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
07-24-2015, 02:57 PM
Under appreciated....
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5136/5455296039_e25ac4bd95_z.jpg

moTthediesel
07-24-2015, 03:41 PM
here it is: With Moss in the Mille Miglia
(http://www.foodman123.com/moss.htm)

Thanks for posting that Paul -- it must have been 50 years since I last read that...!

Paul Pless
07-24-2015, 03:51 PM
Under appreciated....
i get the whole female driver thing, but it was truly courageous opting for a woman navigator to boot, no?

https://stevemckelvie.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/moss-wisdom-alpine-1960.jpg

John Meachen
07-24-2015, 04:38 PM
This is what 722 looked like four weeks ago,very well looked after.

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss226/John_Meachen/Goodwood%202015/SAM_5792_zps70ge8ajp.jpg



For a good reference point for all female rally teams,I still think Michelle Mouton and Fabrizia Pons set a very high standard.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAIkn2fRzrA

Gerarddm
07-24-2015, 04:50 PM
#25: IIRC, Sterling Moss' sister was married to Swedish rally star Erik Carlsson.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-24-2015, 05:30 PM
#25: IIRC, Sterling Moss' sister was married to Swedish rally star Erik Carlsson.

And competed against him.

The Bigfella
07-24-2015, 08:15 PM
here it is: With Moss in the Mille Miglia
(http://www.foodman123.com/moss.htm)

Fantastic.

The bit about the police stopping traffic and aiding the practicing drivers is fabulous.

Oh what a difference in the nanny states these days, eh? I've seen several runs in Asia involving Lamborghinis... and, ahem, me once... where off duty cops are paid to "escort" a run. Lights and sirens on, through red lights.... cross traffic stopped. All good fun.

The closest we get to it now is the Targa Tasmania - closed roads and flat out. I had to give over my navigator's seat ride to a mate when the Dubai job came up. He had an absolute ball. Rufus has been known to do a Targa or many....