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1981 Time magazine

Discussion in 'Kombi Spotting' started by Trav&Ren, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Trav&Ren

    Trav&Ren Member

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    I was reading an article in the August 31st, 1981 Time magazine.
    See if you can spot the Kombi

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    The ariticle was about F1 Grand Prix.
     
  2. Radar15

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    Found it!! :D cool pic though.
     
  3. Dingostrategy

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    Imagine driving your Westy to the German F1 to watch those beautiful Cosworth Ligier's go crazy, and Alan Jones blasting around in a McLaren.

    I hate F1 very deeply these days - I feel ripped off and it bores me senseless. But back then it would have been magic.
     
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    kool_kombi 79 Well-Known Member

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    Got it! Theres a bug too.
     
  5. Terrordales

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    Sorry Dingo, Alan Jones never drove for McLaren. In 1980 he drove for Williams Grand Prix Engineering. This was the year he won his World Championship.
     
  6. Grantus

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    I believe than in 1981, McLaren had John Watson & Andrea de Cesaris piloting their cars in the pic above........;)
     
  7. Trav&Ren

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    Sorry Wes but I think the Ligiers were powered by a Matra 3.0lt V12 in 1981.
    Most of the other teams were still powered by the mighty Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0lt V8 though.

    Wow, looking at the stats for the 1981 Austrian GP:
    28 cars entered
    4 didn't qualify
    13 cars retired, all but one retirement was due to an accident.

    If you like the old races I definately recommend the Official FIA season reviews. I've got from 1980 - 1993 and 1970 - 1973 of the older Brunswick/Duke reviews which aren't as good but still interesting. It's great to see things like gound effects, wings and turbos being introduced. Not to mention the Brabhams experiment with mid-race pit stops in the early eighties.

    Trav
     
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    The Time magazine in question
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  9. Dingostrategy

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    What I should have said was, imagine seeing all those nice old F1 cars with big fast engines and good drivers! I got McLaren mixed up with Williams and was just plain wrong about Ligier - thought they were Cosworth powered. I know better now!
     

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