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Re: Mini Moke on Wheeler Dealers.
« Reply #15 on: 21 July 2018, 10:16:22 »

As I mentioned in another thread recently - In 1985 Keke Rosberg did a lap of the old Silverstone circuit, with a slow puncture in a rear tyre, and a track that hadnt completely dried from earlier rain. His speed over the lap as an average of 160.9 mph !
When he got back to the pits, he got out of the car and lit up a ciggy. Then jumped back in the car and did another lap at the same speed, just for fun.
1985 seems like a different planet now::)

It is.

Presumably 1985 was the era of 'turbo F1' with 1000 BHP and more. :y :y
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Re: Mini Moke on Wheeler Dealers.
« Reply #16 on: 21 July 2018, 10:20:57 »

Can't remember seeing any footage of it[it's so long ago now]but it is said that Barry Sheene had a hole in the chin bar of his crash helmet so he could have a fag while sat on the grid without having the trouble of taking his helmet off.

Rumour has it 'Bazza' had a hole cut in the front of his leathers so a  grid girl could straddle him before the flag dropped. ;) :D

Of course, grid girls have now been banned from F1 because the hairy armpit feminist groups don't like pretty girls enjoying themselves. :-\
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Re: Mini Moke on Wheeler Dealers.
« Reply #17 on: 21 July 2018, 15:28:15 »

As I mentioned in another thread recently - In 1985 Keke Rosberg did a lap of the old Silverstone circuit, with a slow puncture in a rear tyre, and a track that hadnt completely dried from earlier rain. His speed over the lap as an average of 160.9 mph !
When he got back to the pits, he got out of the car and lit up a ciggy. Then jumped back in the car and did another lap at the same speed, just for fun.
1985 seems like a different planet now::)

It is.

Presumably 1985 was the era of 'turbo F1' with 1000 BHP and more. :y :y

It was indeed. Up to 1500bhp in qualifying trim.  8)
I think the story about the ciggy aperture in Sheenes helmet is true btw.
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Re: Mini Moke on Wheeler Dealers.
« Reply #18 on: 21 July 2018, 18:05:42 »

Can't remember seeing any footage of it[it's so long ago now]but it is said that Barry Sheene had a hole in the chin bar of his crash helmet so he could have a fag while sat on the grid without having the trouble of taking his helmet off.

Rumour has it 'Bazza' had a hole cut in the front of his leathers so a  grid girl could straddle him before the flag dropped. ;) :D

Of course, grid girls have now been banned from F1 because the hairy armpit feminist groups don't like pretty girls enjoying themselves. :-\

Correction: they just don't like pretty girls - you can usually see why!  ;D

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