Lotus 43

Model by Italian manufacturer Politoys in their ‘Penny’ series. Lotus 43-BRM. The original was driven in only five races in 1966-1967 finishing only one of them, the 1966 American GP, which it won in the hands of Jim Clark.

This is about 1:60 scale and via eBay for virtually no money.

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Not Motorsport at the Palace, (again)

Trip to the Palace went a bit awry so here’s a Lomax seen in the outer paddock.

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British built kit-car based around Citroen 2CV mechanicals and in the style of a Morgan three-wheeler.

Crystal Palace Sprint Meeting 2015

The rain held off and there was a reasonable selection of machinery for this year’s meeting back at the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May.

Particularly liked an awesome Cooper-Daimler V8 with a lady driver.

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But spent far too much time inspecting a 1952 Aston-Butterworth Grand Prix with its unusual flat-4 engine. In reality it was unreliable and had a tendency to catch fire!!

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Cockpit would give a modern GP driver nightmares for life!

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