Wonderful car Predator...thanks for posting. I certainly would have commented on your great work, had I seen this post before. Not sure how I missed this...suspect advancing age has something to do with it.
These 3 liter cars require so much effort. Packaging all the components into that rear end takes some careful planning. You have obviously put a lot of time into this and the results are superb.
A work of engineering art. So much detail is a wondrous think to behold.
Thanks for posting and apologies for not seeing this thread earlier.
I agree with Philip! And I should have seen this before, because of THAT ;-))
And thank you for showing me a detail, that I didn´t recognize before: yes, there IS a filler cap in front of the drivers cabin! The pictures of the car today don´t show this cap, but the historic pictures do. I will add this to my car!
David, I´m always impressed by your intense knowledge of historic facts concerning the cars / drivers, but doing the research for my own MS9 two years ago, I had found this picture in the net (I apologise, I don´t know, where):
That´s the reason, why my driver has a red striped overall, too....
Post by David Lawson on Nov 26, 2015 3:39:49 GMT -5
I owe Predator an apology, as Taffy has pointed out Stewart did wear overalls with a red stripe on the sleeves and legs at the 1968 South African Grand Prix.
This will teach me to reply to a post relying on my memory rather than checking my motor racing library first.
I've now looked through various books covering the 1968 season and it appears that Stewart wore overalls with the stripes for the first half of the season up until the British GP. At the German GP he wore plain white overalls in practice but reverted to the striped version for the race, for the rest of the season he appears to have only worn plain white driving suits. I can't be 100% certain about the final GP in Mexico but I have found pictures to establish this from Italy, Canada and USA.