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#1 rodomo

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Posted 19 July 2020 - 10:49 PM

Does anyone know why the 1970 cars had this weird striping around the windscreen?

 

Were they having trouble with the screens moving? The sticker extends past the rubber and onto the paint.

 

Was it to do with the late sun at Bathurst? :huh:

 

 

 

 

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 08:42 AM

I'm not sure about the windscreen but it looks like your snowed in.

Does anyone know why the 1971 Brock XU-1 model had a LJ drivers seat when the rest of the seats and interior are LC spec?

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:47 AM

Were both cars the same?



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 09:50 AM

Thought it was to make it easierfor the team to I.D. them as they came into the pits?

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 10:04 AM

Thought it was to make it easierfor the team to I.D. them as they came into the pits?


That’s what I was thinking. They did the same with the 1968 factory cars, different coloured stripes.

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 10:07 AM

similar with HDT big Toranas..e.g. Harvey and co had white grilles from memory

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 01:54 PM

You can see the different designs on the Harvey, then Forbes, then Kaleda cars here.

 

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Posted 17 February 2022 - 08:41 AM

So the pit crew could identify the car coming up the pit straight, so the right board could be shown.

Guessing back in those days they didnt have TV in every pit, and would have a look for the team car each lap based on its expected arrival time on pit straight.

Can remember some anxious looks from pit crews back then when the car didnt come along pit straight at around the right time.

 

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