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One day I will own it.

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Put simply, it's the sex.

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1987 is the definitive year for F1 car shapes. Simple, elegant but brutal too. Plus they all look like they could, at a push have been made in someones garage.

I mean, just look at the Ferrari! And I HATE bloody Ferrari!

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Even the crap ones looked like they had purpose.

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Well, possibly with the exception of the Osella ;).

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But yes, those 1987 Williams and Ferrari cars are beautiful.

I really enjoy talking about F1 with you guys on here. On specialist motorsport boards folks know their stuff but tend to strut around thinking they're the fountain of all knowledge (Autosport...), whereas you folks obviously really know your stuff but just enjoy the conversation. Awesome :).

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One day I will own it.

WILLIAMS_FW11B-.jpg

Put simply, it's the sex.

:wub: :wub: :wub:

1987 is the definitive year for F1 car shapes. Simple, elegant but brutal too. Plus they all look like they could, at a push have been made in someones garage.

They pretty much still were at the back of the grid (Like that Osella), we're just coming to the close of the era where you could just about make that work. Over the next half decade we basically lost every team you could actually call "small".

1987 also has my favourite avoiding of cigarette advertising laws ever, thanks to Zakspeed.

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Became

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Yeah, I started watching in 1988 so I was kind of thrown in during that era and I used to love Eurobrun, AGS, Zakspeed, Osella etc etc :). In terms of performance they were a little off the boil, but it was great to see a bunch of folks just doing it for the love of the sport. Randomly, my favourite 'small' team car remains this:

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Ah yeah, that's the one! Cheers :).

Yep, and that Belgian guy was an utter nutter too. Van Rossem, I think - he ran some kind of Scalextric championship and reported in depth about it online at one point! The F1 Rejects profile of them makes interesting (if slightly scary) reading, particularly the welding together of broken parts and a differential being installed the wrong way around and then going unnoticed :mellow:

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I feel quite lucky that one of my twins shows a huge interest in all things motorised. It's something I wished my dad had been into when I was a nipper. Again, the choice will always be his, but to see him riding his own quad at the age of 3 and then thinking nothing of riding a Honda Qr50 is ace.

The boy has no fear.

Anyway, I seem to recall that some guy bought an old F1 car and kept it in his garage. It must have been in the last round of 'bust' cycles because he only paid about £30k for a fully working engine and all arrows (or some suchlike). He'd occasionally wheel it outside and fire it up to remind the neighbours what he had hidden away.

Even in the current climate you couldn't get anything like that I think. And looking at the old Clark Lotus, I wonder how much the Ford V8 has changed since it was designed way back when?

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It HAS to be the JPS Lotus.

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I remember having a toy one of these when I was younger that my grandad had bought me, and then seeing it in action..............brought a tear to my eye!

Looks like one of the later JPS Lotus (there's 15 years worth), possibly a 97T, a fine looking car.

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I really enjoy talking about F1 with you guys on here. On specialist motorsport boards folks know their stuff but tend to strut around thinking they're the fountain of all knowledge (Autosport...), whereas you folks obviously really know your stuff but just enjoy the conversation. Awesome :).

Not only that, but when someone doesn't know about something in particular, no one seems to mock them and seem genuinely happy to educate in a none condescending manner.

I read the likes of F1Fanatic etc, but never join in with their comments sections or forums because that kind of attitude seems to be all over such places.

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I really must try and get my hands on a proper piece of Senna memorabilia, a chunk of a car, or a wing endplate.....

I'd make a crap track marshall, if anyone ever fell of the road I'd be liberating various bits of wreckage from the circuit.

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Well, if you're prepared to put up with some quirks, there's F1 2010.

I was fortunate enough to find myself in Plymouth late yesterday, a quick browse of the shops turned the above title up for the pre-owned fee of........

£37.99

What, the, fuck? Has the world gone mad? I can go racing properly on my quad FOR LESS than that. Even ebay turned it out at £25 which for my buying habits and useage is way too much, that's a bottle or two of gear oil.

Bah.

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I was fortunate enough to find myself in Plymouth late yesterday, a quick browse of the shops turned the above title up for the pre-owned fee of........

£37.99

What, the, fuck? Has the world gone mad? I can go racing properly on my quad FOR LESS than that. Even ebay turned it out at £25 which for my buying habits and useage is way too much, that's a bottle or two of gear oil.

Bah.

I had the same problem. Turns out that you can't get a new copy for love nor money. They must have been rather pessimistic in the numbers they printed.

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I was fortunate enough to find myself in Plymouth late yesterday, a quick browse of the shops turned the above title up for the pre-owned fee of........

£37.99

What, the, fuck? Has the world gone mad? I can go racing properly on my quad FOR LESS than that. Even ebay turned it out at £25 which for my buying habits and useage is way too much, that's a bottle or two of gear oil.

Bah.

ooof. Can;t remmeber how much I paid for mine but it wasn't that much. It's totally worth 30-ish quid though. Had a LOT of fun with it in the online championships we've run on rllmuk. On 360 though.

EDIT: I say had. we still are.

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I like that with the hint of Rothmans at the back, front end is a bit busy but then the car has no rear. With this and the Renault Philip Morris are clearly doing it wrong by actually paying Ferrari, should just get McLaren to go back to the old Marlboro livery for free.

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ooof. Can;t remmeber how much I paid for mine but it wasn't that much. It's totally worth 30-ish quid though. Had a LOT of fun with it in the online championships we've run on rllmuk. On 360 though.

EDIT: I say had. we still are.

I have to make do with a PS3 that's been connected to the internet once. When I had a broadband connection etc as I'd be totally up for that.

You Bastards.

And yes, why pay for fag branding when you can get it for free? What I am slightly surprised at is that there isn't more booze sponsorship in F1 or is that limited in various countries as well?

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Haha, they certainly are. Strangely, my favourite moment was when I got a puncture (again) and spun at Spoon on the last lap of our Suzuka race just in front of Meerman, causing him to issue forth a particularly David Coulthard-esque 'Ooooooh nooooo'.

The comedy soothed my hurt man pride. I mean, I had just spun off and lost a position on the last lap... to Meerman.

Meerman :doh:

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