The "I blame Sir Stirling" Collection

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JSB33 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:09 am
I don't know why but it always strikes me as off that someone would use a open car for such a journey. Not just this type of racing but endurance racing as well. I guess i am looking at it from a comfort rather than speed context.
Like Jerry said, this is a car I have never seen before, nice find.
These were the days before air-conditioning and climate control. If I was racing through the Mexican summer, I think I'd rather be in an open car with the wind in my hair than sweating buckets in a closed car with little ventilation.
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Yep. I think for what everybody at the time thought about what was the Mexican climate and how much pilot safety was (not?) important, an open-top car would be a logical choice.
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You can jump from an open car faster than a closed car if its headed over a cliff. :D. Open cars were generally lighter and therefore faster. No wind in the hair motoring, crash helmets were required. More like baking your brain in a shell in that hot sun. Racers were tougher then. :)
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Porsche 911 Carerra RSR (2.8) - 1973 Targa Florio - Pucci - 6th overall, 4th in class - Minichamps 430736907

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A Martini RSR is always going to be popular around here. The clean and classy livery fits the shape like a glove.
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I could see that in my collection easily. Fab.

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reeft1 wrote:
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Porsche 911 Carerra RSR (2.8) - 1973 Targa Florio - Pucci - 6th overall, 4th in class - Minichamps 430736907

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I wouldnt mind the #107 RSR either , even though the 6th place car wasnt an RSR :D The Pucci/Stekkonig Porsche RSR was written off in practice when the car t-boned a tree and it never started the race. The car that did start was a spare 911S that was rebuilt using any mechanical and salvagable parts from the wrecked RSR . It wasnt even registered to be in the race but Porsche got away with it because Giulio Pucci was effectively, local royalty .

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Interesting history! And thats a proper prang!

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reeft1 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Interesting history! And thats a proper prang!
Yep , Pucci certainly made a mess of it . Apparantly the roads of the Targa cir­cuit were only closed on race day and dur­ing prac­tice days they re­mained open, which meant driv­ers com­ing around a cor­ner at high speed could find basically anything in front of them in the road. On the day be­fore the race, the #107 Porsche RSR came flat-out around the cor­ner , only to see that lo­cals had dragged ta­bles and chairs into the road and were hav­ing their breakfast as the cars went by. Its speed, and the line it had taken out of the cor­ner, meant the 911 was head­ing straight for these people , so Pucci threw the car into a slide and T-boned a tree. The car was destroyed but the spectators were unhurt ;)
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1967 Porsche 911S 2.0 Cahier Targa Florio Minichamps 430676746 7th overall, 1st in class

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Very cool!

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Galaxy Gaz wrote:
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I wouldnt mind the #107 RSR either , even though the 6th place car wasnt an RSR :D The Pucci/Stekkonig Porsche RSR was written off in practice when the car t-boned a tree and it never started the race.

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The #107 Porsche reminds me of the GT3 that went down an escape road and hit a tree at Le Mans in 2005. In both cases, it was lucky they were left hand drive or the consequence could have been much worse.

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Ouch again. T-cut won’t work on that.

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Wow.

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#46 looks great, So nice and simple.
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911s and trees do not make a great combination .

Targa 911 is nice addition Paul , its good to see youre a bit of a closet Porsche fan in reality :lol:
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Ferrari 250 TR 58 Pontoon Fenders - 1958 Targa Florio - Von Trips - 3rd overall Bang 7128

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Excellent.

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Bang do a really bang up job of these 250s - classic.
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Instantly recognisable. Lovely.
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Thanks gents

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My meeting with Sir Sterling Moss at Goodwood Revival.

What a Man ! :o :)

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Legend. That is a fantastic person to meet in person.

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I agree. ;)
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