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    Posted: 21 July 2020 at 17:11
Hi,

Just a few from a recent opportunity made available to me. The theme? Gulf Oil sponsored racing cars. Enjoy.

1. Is That a Mirage I see Before Me?



2.Porsche - Ex Derek Bell



3. Fixtures and Period Fittings



4. Support Crew



5. Business End



6. Iconic Signature



7. 'Mirror, Mirror.... Who Was The Fastest After All...?



8. Mirage GR8 - 'In The Raw'



9. LeMans Icon



Who and where? Sorry; can't tell you....

Thanks for looking and comments always welcomed.

Best regards, Neil.

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Great set Neil, love all of them. Wish I had the opportunity to visit such a remarkable collectie, TFS
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The Porsche In #2 is iconic, but so is the Ford GT40 in the last shot. Good you included the McLaren Chevrolet 1970 too. Too bad we can't hear its soundtrack. I do really miss the Porsche 917 in this. TFS Neil   
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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Too bad we can't hear its soundtrack.


I had the opportunity to attend a vintage race weekend a few years ago that featured cars from the old Can Am series. The rumble of those beats was something that sent shivers up my spine.

Neil, thanks for allowing us a glimpse behind the guilded (or Gulf blue and orange) curtain. Amazing opportunity...and well captured for us to enjoy.
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Maybe these "help"...
Video 1
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Neil,
Some remarkable machines, lovingly captured by you.
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Am I missing the 917?
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Ah; yes - the 917. They do, normally, have a 917 in the collection but unfortunately it was out on loan/display the day i was there. Believe me - if it had been there, it would have been photographed!

Thanks and best regards, Neil.
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Where is Steve McQueen when you need him?

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"One (or) More for the Road...."



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Great. Too bad Gulf is out of business as a brand.
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Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Great. Too bad Gulf is out of business as a brand.

Not if you see all the merchandising now associated with the brand! There's money to be made in the history and folklore associated with it by the looks of it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote der dickgg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2020 at 18:24
You made my day.... TFS. I love motorsports since the days of the Ford GT40, Matra MS530, Alfa Romeo 33 and Ferrari 330. In F1 we had the Lotus, Eagle/Westlake, BRM, Tyrell and Ferrari. Your pictures bring back good memories!
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Hello Neil👋
Thank you for the time travel to a favorite era. What a treat to see this collection. Thank you for sharing.
Of course the ford GT is my favorite. It looks like it could go out a win a race today. I was expecting to see Steve McQueen or at least James Garner ha ha
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