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    Classics at the Castle

    A few photos of the event at Headingham castle to start the ball rolling

    I’m sure others who attended have more and better snaps for the benefit of those who couldn’t make it.

    A few of the Carrera RS examples assembled for imminent 50th anniversary — photo taken atop and showing the Keep of the Norman castle that dates back to soon after the 1066 conquest having been in continuous family ownership of its current owners for nearly a millennium, I believe:
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    I was fortunate to be invited have lunch by the charming owners of the house and castle
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    and luckily ended up seated next to Gijs Van Lennep so over a few glasses of wine we discussed many things the Targa Florio win of course….
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    … but also when he heard my work background included running F1 team technical debriefs for two seasons we got more deeply into his time in F1 around 1973/4 when he drove for Frank Williams. Comparing how in his era things worked between driver and design / race engineering c.f. how it is done today in F1 with the ability to build digital models and use simulation at all stages of the lifecycle. He had a good recollection of the detail of his F1 races even down to recalling the discussions he’d had regarding set up of the rear for the car, the tyre strategy deployed and optimising the “hours” on the available engines, — impressive to remember this some five decades later.

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    Engaging the hour flew by and very nice interesting man.

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    What make this event special is chance to catch up with likeminded KG era folks over the day surrounded by special cars in such a lovely historic setting. Not spoiled by being made commercial or over artsy like some other events.

    Thank you to the hosts Demetra and Jason Lindsay and the hardworking team who put this event together for us to enjoy
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    Steve
    Last edited by 911MRP; 09-26-2022 at 04:52 AM.

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    Sounds like one heck of a day, a special event for sure.

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    Frank Williams and Gijs Van Lennep in discussion ……..DBAE06FF-667C-43C2-BE65-41922161ECB1.jpg

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    WOW !!!!!

    Thanks Steve...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Miller View Post
    WOW !!!!!

    Thanks Steve...
    Good to catch up Steve and son,great day out.

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    1969 2.0 s,just restored to great detail,my fathers old car and the car i drove the day i passed my driving test back in 1978.
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    Paul

    My son certainly enjoyed chatting and looking over your 73 RSR. A few photos he took. We talked about the car on drive home.
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    Cheers

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    Last edited by 911MRP; 10-03-2022 at 05:08 PM.

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    I don’t know about alignment but my RHD and LHD H1 pairs certainly have different Bosch paper part number stickers on the rear of the main reflector. The two pairs are each an old matched set with 69 Bosch date codes on their respective paper labels. Beyond that lenses different, obviously. Others like Paul with that family history may be more familiar with that H1 era RHD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaudette3 View Post
    I see Bosch H1 headlights on the '69 S. Are the reflectors positioned differently on RHD cars from LHD cars or is the only difference the lenses? Those pictured appear to be angled to the left.
    The main reflector is different as the main bulb is rotated at a different angle.

    However, the lower reflector is the same as the one in LHD but the shape of it doesn't line up with the RHD lenses. This is the reason why I don't buy H1's for my RHD 911. I buy 356C headlights then I swap the chrome bezels. H4's are also another good option for RHD.

    Here is a link for more details:
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    The 69S in tangerine looks sweet!

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    wanted to come over for this one but stuff got in the way - been seeing Fred pictures posted on Facebook - superb selection of the RS and nothing like a road going RSR to kick off the excellent pictures by Mr Hampton. RSR looking quite fine there Paul ....
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    ………black at front of neat line-up for you Nick taken when chatting with Fred when we arrived.

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    Foreground: Nearly five-decades’ old. Background: nearly one-millennium old:
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    Both well preserved.


    Steve
    Last edited by 911MRP; 10-03-2022 at 05:49 PM.

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