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Conquest351 Dork
3/16/12 2:31 p.m.

My #1 most beautiful RECENT race car is this...

Bentley EXP Speed 8

aeronca65t Dork
3/16/12 2:41 p.m.

Agree with the C and D-type Jaguras. I also agree with the 917K (LeMans cars). I've chatted with Vic Elford, who has the record for top speed in a LeMans 917. Around 240 mph in 1971.

And the very FIRST car that come to my mind is the iconic Bugatti Type 35b. I know there's a photo of a toy one above....but I want to include a real one. This is Nick Mason's Bug.

The shark nose Ferrari F1 cars (this is Phil Hill).

BMC factory Minis (this is Paddy Hopkirk's '64 Monte overall winner)

Tom Beatty "belly tank" Lakester. One of the most iconic cars to run Bonneville. Ran over 211 mph with a Ford flathead V8 in the mid-50s and ran over 250 mph in the early 60s (with an Olds V8). Built by Tom Beatty with help from Barney Navarro,

Mephistopheles: a 1908 FIAT grand prix car with a 21.7 litre six cylinder Fiat aero airship engine

Javelin UltimaDork
3/16/12 3:45 p.m.

Oh man, we are getting some great entries now!

JohnInKansas New Reader
3/16/12 3:52 p.m.

Holy-tire-lift, Batman!

The0retical Reader
3/16/12 4:11 p.m.

Forgot about the old Tipo 60 birdcage. That shark nose Ferrari triggered the memory about how I love race cars form that era. Now if you'll excuse me I need to watch Victory By Design again.

Javelin UltimaDork
3/16/12 4:43 p.m.

Hmmm, the rear end is pretty different on the Mk I vrs Mk II. This is a good spot to stop and decide how variable the race cars have to be to earn multiple slots. In the regular thread, for example, I combined all of the Ferrari 250's into two entries, SWB and LWB models. Race cars change race-to-race and some can literally have dozens of very different looking variants (see Porsche 917).

Personally, I think the Mk I and Mk II are so similar as to be the same entry (as they are equally gorgeous to look at).

Javelin UltimaDork
3/16/12 6:57 p.m.

And for examples (from the other thread), the Ferrari 250 SWB's all got lumped in with each other (Lusso, GT, etc) and the Ferrari 250 LWB's (California, etc) as another entry. The Cobra Mk I and Mk II share a single line (with the AC version as well, all the slab-sided 260/289's have the one entry). Same story with the 427 Cobra's, they are all one entry. Also, the Jaguar E-Type covers 3 Series and 3 bodystyles each, all on one line. These were all cars that were put out by posters as being visually similar enough to just combine into those respective entries.

Conversely, the 65/66 Mustang, 66/67 Mustang, and 69/70 Mustang all have their own entries as each of the three generations was visually significantly different enough to warrant it.

I think somebody posed the "wife/girlfriend" test. If your significant other couldn't tell that they were two different car, they got combined on one line.

That's what I'm asking on the GT-40's. Do the Mk I & Mk II end up like the Ferrari 250 SWB Lusso and GT (together) or like the 65 and 67 Mustang (separate)?

JFX001 SuperDork
3/16/12 7:00 p.m.

Not a problem.

See...that's where it's all a matter of perception...and leads to BS squabbling. I may say Mk I.... 16 others may say Mk II.

At any rate, I'm deleting my previous posts, no need to muck it up more than I did.

*EDIT....The 250's should be separate (GTO & LM) OR..you could also post a pic of a 330 GTO.

I agree with the Cobra's...but the Daytona coupe deserves a ranking.

Javelin UltimaDork
3/16/12 7:28 p.m.

No need to delete man, but that's okay.

Like I said, the Mk IV and the new GT are both separate entries already. I'm assuming you want the Mk I and Mk II to be their own entries as well? (For the record, I personally think the Mk I and Mk II are so similar they should just be the same line, but that's just 1 vote, I'll go by the majority).

The 250 GTO and 250LM are separate.

The Mk I/Mk II Cobra 260/289, the Mk III/Mk IV Cobra 427, and the Daytona Coupe are all separate entries.

JFX001 SuperDork
3/16/12 7:35 p.m.

Might as well. Let the people decide over time in regards to rankings.

Gotta add the 50's Testa rossa's!

NewEdgePerf New Reader
3/16/12 7:54 p.m.

Always a favorite race car paint scheme and race car.

Tony D

NewEdgePerf New Reader
3/16/12 7:56 p.m.

Like him or hate him, this black #3 always looked good on the high-banks.

Tony D

Brendan New Reader
3/16/12 8:06 p.m.

Cobra Daytona Coupe:

E30 M3:

Moparman HalfDork
3/17/12 9:38 a.m.


I have always liked the Scarab:

Sonic SuperDork
3/17/12 9:40 a.m.

Sonic SuperDork
3/17/12 9:42 a.m.

Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
3/17/12 10:02 a.m.
Sonic wrote:


Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
3/17/12 10:20 a.m.

thunderzy Reader
3/17/12 11:47 a.m.

Any DTM!!

sachilles Dork
3/17/12 12:34 p.m.

Clean or dirty, my favorite.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid SuperDork
3/17/12 1:14 p.m.

A lot of people don't like them, but I love the Plymouth Superbirds/Dodge Daytonas of the early 70s. I think they were awesome looking.

Moparman HalfDork
3/17/12 2:18 p.m.

In reply to SyntheticBlinkerFluid:


Wally UltimaDork
3/17/12 5:05 p.m.
NewEdgePerf wrote: Like him or hate him, this black #3 always looked good on the high-banks. Tony D

Right color, wrong car.

The only good looking newer monte was this one,

The eyes were my idea, he was less than pleased, and made me lose the shark teeth in the bottom grills

Javelin UltimaDork
3/18/12 8:58 p.m.

There's some good stuff here! I'll get working on listing them in the first post this week.

JtspellS Reader
3/18/12 9:02 p.m.

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