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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sepia Saturday 150; 1956 Olympic meeting;

I am somehow at a loss when it comes to team sports. Luckily one member of our family was  an enthusiastic race driver. 
Here are some of the events that took place.







25 comments:

  1. That's alright, Titania. If you're going to talk sports, you've picked one that I like, at least!

    I am so sorry, Titania, but I have accidentally deleted your comment on my blog. Could I trouble you to repost it?

    Thank you!

    Kat

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    1. Thank you Kat, I think then there was even some charm and elegance to it, adventure, to day it is different, it is speed and money only!
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  2. Hurling, Healey, what's in a name?
    I enjoyed reading about one of the favorite cars of my youth. It was one of my Dinky Toys as well :). And another popular name: Stirling Moss! I saw him drive here during the Zandvoort GP in the early sixties. Wasn't his driver's license confiscated many years later?
    Thanks Titania, I enjoyed your post!

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    1. Peter, glad it brought back some memories for you. I don't know about that, he might have been to fast!

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  3. I neat spin on the theme. Recently I saw one of these older British sportscars on the road and it was so small compared to even the normal cars much less the gigantic SUVs. I could watch this kind of racing and even imagine driving in one too.

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    1. Mike, it was a different time and racing. so much has changed.

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  4. This is really a neat posting. I remember seeing photos of these types of older racers but never heard any stories about them.

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    1. Larry, thank you for your kind comment.

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  5. A first-hand account makes it all the more interesting.

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  6. Most of that account sounds like Greek to me!

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  7. Sportscar racing at its best. You can keep Formula 1 and NASCAR for me.

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    1. Bob,thank you, this and earlier were the best.

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  8. I had to show this post to my husband who is an auto racing fan, he liked seeing those cars. We don't think aobut auto "Olympics" A different variation from hurling too.

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  9. I don't know much about cars (I just want my car to take me where I want to go in relative comfort) or racing, but I enjoyed the pictures and some perspective from the driver..... Who appreciated style - wood grained dashboard.

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    1. Kathy, ease and comfort of driving, that's it!

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  10. Wow, you sure pulled this out well! I totally agree with you on the sports themes too, not so much my cup of tea!

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  11. How exciting to have a racing car driver in the family - what a claim to fame!

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  12. Nice cars! To have been pursued by Stirling Moss is quite an honor, he is a racing driver legend.

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  13. I remember going to what was called a hill climb in England in the early '70s. All sorts of cars tearing up a course including some of these wonderful older sports cars. I never did figure out what was going on as we were midway up the hill so we never saw them leave the start line or cross the finish line. Then we went for lunch. Completely clueless to this day.

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  14. I drove a very old MG in college -- its electrical system frequently was drowned out in the mega-puddles of Seattle.

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  15. I know next to nothing about sports and very little about car racing except that the cars go round and round the track and try to be the first one to finish. I think that is it in a nutshell! But the cars in these pictures were cute. I'm sure the owners would not have appreciated my commentary though.

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    1. Teresa, I am the same, sports events bore me, very seldom would watch a tennis tournament, never ever watched the Olympic games.

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