mk1-forum.net

A friendly international forum for people interested in the tuning & modification of classic BMC vehicles
It is currently Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:07 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Caption competition
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:46 am
Posts: 741
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
FYI, the photo I posted is a crop from the Dutch national archive:
https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/onderzo ... 3048976d84
The caption confirms it’s from the 1966 Tulip rally.

Original here: https://download-images.memorix.nl/naa/ ... 6c4f822f19? and you might be able to make out the car’s entry number 100 from the reflection on the front wing of car 89 next to it...


Last edited by iain1967s on Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:00 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Caption competition
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:47 pm
Posts: 8674
spoon.450 wrote:
If you look back through the photos on works car found thread, there's one of 5D on the 66 Tulip crewed by Makinen and Easter ( posted by Pete ) and you can see black wiper arms and possibly twin washers......that's what I've based my guess on :?


Definitely GRX 5D for the '66 Tulip, and yes twin washer jets like Paul's GRX 309D. I think we did wonder whether it was the same car but decided they couldn't be.

(Sorry thats not a very good captrion either! :lol: )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Caption competition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:12 pm
Posts: 428
Caption suggestion. "Was it a Morris or an Austin?"
A quick search of images reveals that there are Dutch picures of both cars wearing the number plates on both versions!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Caption competition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:46 am
Posts: 741
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
Ha, that’s hilarious.

I guess the photo is from shortly before the rally, as #100 (GRX5D) still has its Morris badges, whereas it finished as an Austin - having swapped them with the winning car #89 (GRX 310D) :)

Side by side photos here: http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/to ... orks-cars/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Caption competition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:13 pm
Posts: 1266
Location: DERBYSHIRE
Pete wrote:
spoon.450 wrote:
If you look back through the photos on works car found thread, there's one of 5D on the 66 Tulip crewed by Makinen and Easter ( posted by Pete ) and you can see black wiper arms and possibly twin washers......that's what I've based my guess on :?


Definitely GRX 5D for the '66 Tulip, and yes twin washer jets like Paul's GRX 309D. I think we did wonder whether it was the same car but decided they couldn't be.

(Sorry thats not a very good captrion either! :lol: )

Yes....we did discuss and consider that scenario Pete, and that would add some more interesting history to Paul's car, but as we ( as yet :shock: ) have no conclusive evidence, we thought it best not to speculate :)

........sorry, that's not the best caption either :lol: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Localized by Maël Soucaze © 2010 phpBB.fr