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    Le Mans 24 Hour

    Anyone else watching the night racing? Gorgeous stuff..

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    yeah, great racing. The glowing # Porsche’s look cool at night

    Edit: discussion on hydrogen powered cars allowed for future was a trip

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    Huh. I learned that Steve McQueen never raced at LeMans. Just filmed there.

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    Those 60's Ford GT's, Porsche's and Ferrari's are just gorgeous cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Huh. I learned that Steve McQueen never raced at LeMans. Just filmed there.
    There is rumor that he did actually surreptitiously drive a few laps of one of the cars entered but that were carrying cameras so weren't truly competing.

    His son's documentary about the film is worth hunting out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    There is rumor that he did actually surreptitiously drive a few laps of one of the cars entered but that were carrying cameras so weren't truly competing.

    His son's documentary about the film is worth hunting out.
    I've watched that, it's worth finding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Anyone else watching the night racing? Gorgeous stuff..
    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    yeah, great racing. The glowing # Porsche’s look cool at night
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    There's just no way this shit will be so cool once it's all-electric. ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    There's just no way this shit will be so cool once it's all-electric. ^^
    Agreed. The sound is important. Every time I went to a race, the first sign of a race car was the sound. Couldn't see it, but, it was there, howling, out of sight, as you parked. It was exciting.
    Even when I was in Maranello. You could hear the test track as you walked around. Cool soundtrack.

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    My brain is tuned to the sound of internal combustion. Can't help it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Thanks. Reminded me of the only time I saw these things live, Sebring, 80 and 81 when I lived in West Palm. Back then the fire breathing Porsche 935 dominated, I think about 8-900 HP with dual turbos expelling major flame as they braked heavily from the high hundreds to a near stop going into a 90 degree turn off one of the runways. The massive brake discs, pre carbon, glowed red hot through the wheels and thin bodywork. It was an amazing sight at 2am. Can't find a picture, hard to photograph pre digital. These cars:

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    The crowd was scarier than the Glen Bog bunch. They published some pictures of 80 in Hustler that were quite the scandal. Southern fans. Real trash.

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    Rally's the best though. Well rally and the bikes.of course.

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    Yeah, Isle of Man. Old school lives.

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    Old school 935s were awesome, but Group C was the best. Derek Bell in a 956 with a real shifter and no chicanes..


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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    There's just no way this shit will be so cool once it's all-electric. ^^
    new regs, no all electric yet..

    https://us.motorsport.com/wec/news/h...20-21/4473994/

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Skied Bandini Mountain View Post
    Old school 935s were awesome, but Group C was the best. Derek Bell in a 956 with a real shifter and no chicanes..

    I will never forget sitting outside the bar on Mulsanne having the wake of group c cars suck the beer up the side of your glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I will never forget sitting outside the bar on Mulsanne having the wake of group c cars suck the beer up the side of your glass.

    Happy Father's Day memories.
    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I will never forget sitting outside the bar on Mulsanne having the wake of group c cars suck the beer up the side of your glass.

    Happy Father's Day memories.
    Holy crap, 240 mph on the Mulsanne. Insane times. Seemed like a real beast to drive, too.

    No wonder they put in chicanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I will never forget sitting outside the bar on Mulsanne having the wake of group c cars suck the beer up the side of your glass.

    Happy Father's Day memories.
    Damn, what an experience...
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