Watkins Glen, Short Course, 1971 Interim Circuit
Posted May 24 2014 - 03:29 PM
I think there are some differences in elevations, especially in the esses, relative to the original papy track, isn't it?
It's a complete new gpl track construction. It does not use any part of the original papy track, so there may be differences in the elevations and cambers at the Esses and the Loop too. However, not to forget, in '71 the width of the tracks was increased to 11meters.
Thanks for the clarification.
And... Do you think a revised 1967 version of the track would be necessary? I don't know how accurate the Papy version is...
I copy /paste McMirande question
Posted May 25 2014 - 03:05 AM
To be honest, I did not do any specific research on the 1967 track. So I cannot say how accurate Papyrus representation is. I can only say that the layout of my Short Course is based on Google map pictures. The Short Course still exists, while the Grand Prix course of 1967 not anymore. If someone want to investigate further, the here attached photo is Papy track layout correctly made by 8 bends.
However, my personal opinion is that considering the amount of time a track for GPL requires both to research historical evidences and then to build it, I would rather invest that for the missing tracks of existing mods or mod to come, than re-work what we already have and got used. Of course with due distinctions, which in a way confirm the rule: e.g. spa67. Spa67 is as accurate as a documentary and beautiful as a real piece of art collecting the excellences of the best GPL’s track creators. But it required more than 8 years of hard work.
Posted May 25 2014 - 06:07 AM
Posted May 25 2014 - 09:01 AM
Posted Jul 25 2014 - 01:56 PM
Posted Jul 25 2014 - 03:40 PM
Yes, it's true that there are many tracks to do and not many people working on them and seems reasonable to invest time elsewhere rather than in the Papy's Glen. Also, if doing it realistic is reducing its wide... maybe is better to left it as currently is...
Posted Aug 05 2014 - 10:20 PM
Posted Aug 13 2014 - 04:44 PM
Stefan Roess for his GPL Watkins Glen 1971 - Short Course - Promotion Movie https://www.youtube....h?v=IFfx2lkqtq0
If you can`t watch the movie go to: https://vimeo.com/103373835
Gianfranco maybe you could add this line to your first post?
Edited by Stefan Roess, Aug 13 2014 - 04:47 PM.
Posted Aug 21 2014 - 07:52 PM
Thank you so much for making it.
Posted Sep 07 2014 - 02:41 PM
Posted Feb 26 2018 - 12:27 PM
The Front Straight looks darn bumpy!
Edited by GrandPrixYannick , Feb 26 2018 - 12:29 PM.
Posted Feb 27 2018 - 09:39 AM
I came across this a few months ago, Lots's of Can-Am Legends discussing memories. Very entertaining and well worth a watch.
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