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Classic Days 29 April 2017

Post by ginotonico5A » Tue May 02, 2017 9:56 pm

Hi Fred and Ian

The 10th edition of Classic Days was held in the best weather conditions for years, sunny and mild!
Not the usual rain and freezing cold winds that inhabit Magny-Cours at this time of year.

Taster picture attached, I will post more in a couple of weeks when back in the UK as photobucket does not want to play

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Re: Classic Days 29 April 2017

Post by scimjim » Tue May 02, 2017 10:20 pm

Ooh, that's georgeous! I was thinking Mercedes/auto Union...... but it doesn't look quite right?


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Re: Classic Days 29 April 2017

Post by Roger Pennington » Tue May 02, 2017 11:02 pm

It's an Auto Union A-Type, I believe :D


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Re: Classic Days 29 April 2017

Post by scimjim » Wed May 03, 2017 9:06 am

*shuffles away to revise Auto-Union* :-)

supercharged V16 engines :-)

Wheelspin could be induced at over 100 mph :shock:

"It is believed that most of the cars were probably reduced to scrap, and that no Type A or Type B cars exist today. Presently it is believed that only one Type C and three Type D cars, and a Type C/D hill climbing car remain" - plus a replica of this car, commisioned by Audi in exchange for the original found in a Russian museum.

Presumably a replica then?


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Re: Classic Days 29 April 2017

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed May 03, 2017 1:23 pm

I presumed so, though the internet seemed very quiet on info. However, it was another of these "I know I've seen it before, somewhere" cars :) In fact, it appeared at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2009, when they had a special "75 Years of the Silver Arrows" section.

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According to the programme, it took 20,000 hours to build, with 10,000 parts created from scratch. Built by the D'Ieteren Gallery in Brussels. A bit of googling shows that their parent company is, amongst other things, a major car distribution group (especially of VAG products), and I was interested to see that one of the companies within the group owns Autoglass.


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Re: Classic Days 29 April 2017

Post by ginotonico5A » Wed May 03, 2017 4:23 pm

Hi Roger

You are correct!
Please see attached extra pics

John
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I will post photos of the Ligier Museum soon, a hidden gem that was not listed in the event programme
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Re: Classic Days 29 April 2017

Post by ginotonico5A » Fri May 05, 2017 5:03 pm

As promised, some photos taken at the Ligier Collection, Magny-Cours.
A hidden gem located at the edge of the course, there is little signage on site and it was not mentioned on the Classic Days event programme or shown on the programme map!

Well worth a visit for the 7 Euro entry fee, but check first to be sure it is open, lots to see including a very interesting display of single seat chassis design and development..

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Re: Classic Days 29 April 2017

Post by DARK STAR » Sat May 06, 2017 4:14 pm

Nice one John.
Hundreds more photos here
http://www.classic-days.fr/fr/photos/20 ... 7+-+photos


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