Diorama Tour de France 1969 - Circuit Charade Virage du Pont

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Diorama Tour de France 1969 - Circuit Charade Virage du Pont

Post by ua110 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:10 am

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Larrousse - Porsche 911: Spark
Greder - Corvette: Vitesse
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Post by Tom » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:00 am

Nice, very well-made!

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:27 am

You've recreated the picture as a diorama very well , it looks great . Love the Porsche hanging its tail out in typical 911 style.
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Post by thetrooper » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:58 am

I agree with the others, it's a great looking diorama.
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Post by ghosthunter » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:13 pm

Took me a while to realize the colour images are of the models!!

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Post by Jager » Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:33 pm

I think I like this even better than your Alpine diorama.

I'm wondering what happened 2 or 3 seconds after the photo was taken. Did the out of control Porsche get cleaned up by the Vette ?
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Post by JSB33 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:07 pm

Very convincing, you really caught the drama of the moment.
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Post by ua110 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:28 am

Thanks to everybody, boys!

This is the comment that I received from Henry Greder (R.I.P.) on the diorama:

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Post by Alfaholic » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:29 am

Great diorama and the photos are also impressive.
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Post by reeft1 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:06 pm

Was the Vitesse corvette something you converted?

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Post by ua110 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:51 pm

reeft1 wrote:Was the Vitesse corvette something you converted?
Improvements of the model: position of swerve, accessories, driver and decals

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Post by raystaggs » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:25 am

ua110 wrote:Thanks to everybody, boys!

This is the comment that I received from Henry Greder (R.I.P.) on the diorama:

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Cool, don't suppose you'd care to translate???
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Post by ua110 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:00 am

Translation:

Hello, I am Henry Greder, a driver of the Corvette No. 143 to the Tour de France 69.
I congratulate you on having reproduced this scene which was for me a great moment. Having taken a good departure I was in the lead in front of Porsches de Larousse and Chasseuil. Unfortunately I made one sucks in tail one kilometer after the departure and all car doubled me. I managed to cross cars one by one and I arrived behind Porsche of my friend Gérard Larousse. Gérard was so surprised seeing me in his rear-view mirror, which he failed banged rails in it famous bends of the bridge.
I joins you a photo of my Corvette which had a little suffered in head has tail after the departure.
Best regards.
Henry Greder

(Henry E. Greder, been born on November 30th, 1930 in Nancy and died on August 14th, 2012 in Turned, was a pilot of French rally)

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Post by raystaggs » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:46 pm

Brilliant. Many thanks. :D
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Post by Jager » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:27 pm

How lucky you were to have Henry Greder admire your diorama prior to his passing.

I know him as a 9 times Le Mans driver, 8 of those appearances being in Corvettes. Unfortunately I have only two of those as models, but suspect I'll add more over time.
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Post by GarageOnAWall » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:14 am

Incredible story and what a thrill for you both to share in the enthusiasm of your diroama depiction! That event was obviously a very memorable moment in his life and I'm thinking his acknowledgement was one for you as well. Great Thanksgiving day piece! BB
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Post by ua110 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:24 am

Guys, I felt great honor and great respect for this gentleman-rider of the Golden Age ! ;)

Thanks for all yours the nice words!

Do I publish some other my little Diorama? :roll:

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Post by JSB33 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:42 am

Yes, please do!
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Re: Diorama Tour de France 1969 - Circuit Charade Virage du Pont

Post by reeft1 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:29 pm

ua110 wrote:
reeft1 wrote:Was the Vitesse corvette something you converted?
Improvements of the model: position of swerve, accessories, driver and decals

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Its an excellent conversion!

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