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Dario Franchitti Drives Clark'S Lotus 38


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#1 Pavel

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Posted Nov 23 2010 - 04:06 PM

Hi,
Here is article and video about this
http://www.roadandtrack.com/indylotus

Edited by Pavel, Nov 23 2010 - 04:08 PM.


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Posted Nov 23 2010 - 04:36 PM

Thx :thumbup:

Great article, car, driver in no specific order :)

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Posted Nov 23 2010 - 05:59 PM

Great find - I'm a bit of a Clark fan.

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Posted Nov 23 2010 - 08:04 PM

Thanks for that Pavel.  Good stuff and when I looked around the R&T site, I found this article about the 67 Eagle-Weslake.  More good stuff.  :)

http://www.roadandtr...s-eagle-weslake

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Posted Nov 23 2010 - 08:40 PM

great video, thanks for posting :kewlpics:

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Posted Nov 24 2010 - 08:08 AM

Thanks Pavel and dbell, two very interesting articles and a great video. I wonder if we can get someone to put the Seaman memorial on our GPL track ?- if it was still there in 1967.

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Posted Nov 25 2010 - 12:49 PM

View PostPaddy the Irishman, on Nov 24 2010 - 08:08 AM, said:

Thanks Pavel and dbell, two very interesting articles and a great video. I wonder if we can get someone to put the Seaman memorial on our GPL track ?- if it was still there in 1967.
I did a bit of Googling and although I could not find a definite answer it appears that the memorial was removed when the pit lane entry was widened and no-one knows what happened to it or if it still exists.  It was probably gone by 1967 but was still there in 1958 because Archie Scott-Brown was killed in the exact same place as Richard Seaman and, in a bit of a grim twist, a knock-off wheelnut from Archies's car gouged a groove in the memorial.  These is a small war museum somewhere near Stavelot as some hard fighting in the Battle of the Bulge happened nearby and someone posted that they had seen the memorial propped up against the wall in a dusty corner a long time ago, but after that the trail runs cold.  It would be good to find out exactly what happened to it and in what year it was removed from the track.

Edited by benzman, Nov 25 2010 - 12:50 PM.


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Posted Nov 25 2010 - 02:03 PM

Thanks for that research Benzman.

It is a shame if the memorial has gone without trace. Seaman was a great driver, winner of the German GP on the Nurnburg Ring rather against the desires of the Nazi regime and then got killed later.  For me, he was the 'Jim Clark' of the pre-war drivers.  I am glad that Clark's memorial has been re-instated.

R.I.P. both - and all those other brave men who have died pursuing the fleeting dream of speed




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