gearheads and monkeywrenches

cars and the adventures on which they take us
amjayes:

"He is a fantastic man. When he won at Spa and we heard the US anthem, we were cheering and crying at the same time. " - Jo Ramirez on Dan Gurney

amjayes:

"He is a fantastic man. When he won at Spa and we heard the US anthem, we were cheering and crying at the same time. " - Jo Ramirez on Dan Gurney

amjayes:

"I shut my eyes, hit the seat belt release and leapt out. I was on fire, everything was on fire, but for a fraction of a second I saw the other side of the road and just ran that way. I didn’t see anything after that. I was taken to some sort of first aid place. They bandaged me all over, hands, head. You never hear about the spectators who used to get hurt in the Targa, but a young boy was brought into the room — I won’t describe the details, but he died while I was there. It was like your worst nightmare.
Nobody at Porsche knew where I was. I couldn’t communicate, and I still couldn’t see, because my eyes were burned shut. Meanwhile Pedro Rodriguez and Richard Attwood had been searching all over Sicily for me, and about 10 o’clock that night they found me. They took me back to the hotel, Porsche’s doctor got going with the pain killers, and next day they flew me back to Manchester.” - Brian Redman on Targa Florio

amjayes:

"I shut my eyes, hit the seat belt release and leapt out. I was on fire, everything was on fire, but for a fraction of a second I saw the other side of the road and just ran that way. I didn’t see anything after that. I was taken to some sort of first aid place. They bandaged me all over, hands, head. You never hear about the spectators who used to get hurt in the Targa, but a young boy was brought into the room — I won’t describe the details, but he died while I was there. It was like your worst nightmare.

Nobody at Porsche knew where I was. I couldn’t communicate, and I still couldn’t see, because my eyes were burned shut. Meanwhile Pedro Rodriguez and Richard Attwood had been searching all over Sicily for me, and about 10 o’clock that night they found me. They took me back to the hotel, Porsche’s doctor got going with the pain killers, and next day they flew me back to Manchester.” - Brian Redman on Targa Florio

itsawheelthing:

Williams Wednesdays … arch enemiesDamon Hill (Rothmans Williams-Renault FW17) leading Michael Schumacher (Mild Seven Benetton-Renault B195), 1995 Monaco Grand Prix

itsawheelthing:

Williams Wednesdays … arch enemies

Damon Hill (Rothmans Williams-Renault FW17) leading Michael Schumacher (Mild Seven Benetton-Renault B195), 1995 Monaco Grand Prix

Really impressed with the BMW M235i racing art car.

itsawheelthing:

setting it up …Luigi Fagioli, Alfa Romeo 159B, 1951 French Grand Prix, Reims-Gueux

itsawheelthing:

setting it up …

Luigi Fagioli, Alfa Romeo 159B, 1951 French Grand Prix, Reims-Gueux

amjayes:

"Only God can help you." - Niki Lauda on the safety level of the Nordschleife before the 1976 accident.

amjayes:

"Only God can help you." - Niki Lauda on the safety level of the Nordschleife before the 1976 accident.

Enjoy the 24h Le Mans. If you’re in the US, it’s on Fox Sports 1 and 2 all weekend.