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    Can anyone post a picture of John Surtees CBE in a Lola Mk 4 - Climax. In an age of small, sleek, elegant cars, this was one of the neatest.
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    Here is the car, will look further for a photo with John aboard.






    This is Surtees at 62 British GP finishing 2nd to Clark
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    Thanks! That's the car I had in mind. Elegant isn't it! - particularly the normal car rather than the Monaco short-nosed version which looks "purposeful" rather than"elegant"
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Type View Post
    Thanks! That's the car I had in mind. Elegant isn't it! - particularly the normal car rather than the Monaco short-nosed version which looks "purposeful" rather than"elegant"
    Right. The restored example looks far more pristine than John's racing car. Note the different wheels he is using, for whatever reason. A fairly common observation today, many cars are restored to beyond their appearance in period.

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    I really liked the 1994 and 1995 Simtek racers. If I remember correctly, Verstappen actually got one as far up as 8th on the grid at the 95 Argentinian GP but the team ended up folding before the end of the season. A shame really because it was Nick Wirth's baby and he's been involved in some successful projects thereafter...or so I believe.
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    I think the Simca-CG MC 2200 Spider was very beautiful. It was a Group 5 prototype used in rallying and it was pretty successful on national races but not on international level. Check my blog for more info: https://forgotten-rally-cars.blogspo...g-mc-2200.html

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    Hello, first post in this forum but had to suggest the Scarab...

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    Welcome to the forum, Greasy.

    Which Scarab do you mean? The original sports car, the F1 car or the later rear-engined car?
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    Thanks D-Type...
    The 1960 F1 car was the one I had in mind. I'd also suggest the unraced Alfa Group C car which struck me as a red XJR6 lookalike... Not sure you could class it as unsuccessful though, it never lost a race.

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    I liked the Jaguar F1 cars of 2000-2004.

    The odd podium and a handful of points were not much to show for five years as a works team, though.

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