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Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 16th July 2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Classic Le Mans 2018 Replica GT40's

Thanks for posting these great pics Nick.
Forum: The Paddock 11th July 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By tractorboy
Re: End of school prom

Marvelous Frank.....I see he's also wearing the very dapper "Southgate" waistcoat. Very stylish!
Forum: The Paddock 10th July 2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Beany's Drive-In (Thru) . . .

A true trip down memory lane. Thanks Robert.
Forum: The Paddock 9th July 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,962
Posted By tractorboy
Re: 2018 Formula One

+1 Pete. With out a doubt one of the best of the year and certainly what many of us were thinking about at the beginning of the year. Ferrari and Mercedes battling it out and boy did they in this...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 19th June 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 88,594
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Roaring Forties 66

Nice job Clayton on the book and stand. Matches the car in quality!
Forum: All GT40 14th June 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By tractorboy
Re: $12 million MKII?

Couldn't agree more Mike about Mr. Nahum. Met him at Amelia Island. A true understated gent who loves all things GT 40.
Forum: The Paddock 12th June 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,962
Posted By tractorboy
Re: 2018 Formula One

Couldn't agree more Pete. I believe I heard it discussed tires/tyres were to blame. They speculated since the tires were lasting so many laps there was only need to perform one pit-stop thus...
Forum: The Paddock 30th May 2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,962
Posted By tractorboy
Re: 2018 Formula One

Yes Pete you got that spot on! I watched both races and sent a text to my brother in England and stated the same thing as soon as the 500 was over. A GREAT day for the AUSSIES indeed!
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Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 29th May 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,590
Posted By tractorboy
Re: FORD GT40 GELSCOE 1969 specs

Igs, I believe the other light blue car in the video is not a Gulf car but an original GT 40 wearing light blue paint with a red center strip carrying the registration "Tessie." This car is seen...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 14th May 2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Forgotten group 3 racecars

Some very cool designs. That Peugeot at the conclusion is delicious.

Cheers Howard.
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 1st May 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,450
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Superformance GT40 MkI

Is there a better cared for and maintained SPF car available? I doubt it.

GLWS sale Mike.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 1st May 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,793
Posted By tractorboy
Re: How Do You Keep Your Garage Clean?

Dr. David......assuming you might be a medical Dr. its nice to see you followed the habit of sterile environments by having a garage that looks similar to operating room clean. WOW! What Jack said!...
Forum: The Paddock 30th April 2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,962
Posted By tractorboy
Re: 2018 Formula One

From a neutral's point of view this was a great race to watch. Full of spins and thrills. Shame about the Dan and Max incident but didn't it spice things up for this race and a few to follow!
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Forum: GT40 Build Logs 18th April 2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 40,931
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Widebody RCR40

This could be an epic build out. Continued success.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 12th April 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,905
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Ferrari Powered GT40

Stunning build Troy. Yeah I know, sacrilegious to put a Ferrari in a Ford but I tip my hat to you for quality. You've certainly got enough rear rubber too to handle the power. I'm liking the...
Forum: The Paddock 10th April 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,962
Posted By tractorboy
Re: 2018 Formula One

About the race.......

1) Vettel did brilliantly to coax so many laps out of his tires.
2) Tragic happenings in the Ferrari pit.....early release happens more then it should.
3) Torro Rosso,...
Forum: All GT40 10th April 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,470
Posted By tractorboy
Re: With deepest sympathy.

Very sad loss and my condolences to those who knew him. I'm sure he appreciated the thoughtful gesture of having the sound of the GT40's to take with him. Very nice and touching tribute.
Forum: The Paddock 14th March 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By tractorboy
Re: R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

One of the worlds great minds, gone, but never forgotten. Tragic loss for mankind.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Exterior, Interior, AC, & Trim 13th March 2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Emblem

Mark,

I saw Fran this weekend at Amelia and I believe I even mentioned someone from the Forum was trying to reach him. Hopefully he will reach out to you if you still need him.

He looked...
Forum: All GT40 13th March 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,497
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Auction: J12

HI Ben. I was in attendance and the car did sell at $1.925 Million. I think this is market correct given its lack of pedigree (racing history). It showed very well and sounded spectacular. ...
Forum: The Race Track 1st March 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By tractorboy
Re: 1971 - Team Manager's Ford Escort race

Great stuff Nick. Loved it. Now that's racing as they say. Barry Gill's voice also took me back to my youth. Thanks.
Forum: All GT40 1st March 2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,497
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Auction: J12

Mike, excellent point about the donations factor....I like that over the riff-raff accusation.
I'll be there for 3 days. Would enjoy meeting over a cup of coffee if time permits. I can PM you...
Forum: All GT40 28th February 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,497
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Auction: J12

I recall those days also Mike. Rumor has it Bill Warner raised prices to limit the "riff-raff" factor. Whether true or not I'm unsure. All I know is its a wonderful event that all car lovers...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 27th February 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 240,131
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Jimmymac & Alistair's Cars

Sad before but fits here also.....car porn! Lovely.
Forum: All GT40 27th February 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,497
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Auction: J12

Mike, sad but true!
Forum: All GT40 1st February 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,497
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Auction: J12

Ben, I'll be at the auction....want me to place a bid for you? :thumbsup:
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 22nd January 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 59,300
Posted By tractorboy
Re: KCC Restoration

Coming along nicely. Still enjoy seeing this project being completed. Continued success to all those involved.
Forum: All GT40 16th January 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Another of the Greats Gone - RIP Dan Gurney

Met Dan Gurney at Amelia Island....he was always willing to give anyone his time and he could light up a room when he smiled. A true loss of a great man in Motorsport.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 16th January 2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,772
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Regards from Holland

One of my favorite cars....Alpine A 310 GT.... great color and love the extra rally lights.

Very tasty car indeed!
Forum: Worldwide GT40 Events 8th January 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,254
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Spa-Francorchamps Trackday

Great Video with intoxicating sounds. Thanks for posting Paul.
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 5th January 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,181
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Superformance GT-40 Mk.II P2221

That car sounds like a GT40 should....wicked and mean. Great vids.
Forum: All GT40 2nd January 2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,520
Posted By tractorboy
Re: CAV history -- the real story!

John, I think I mentioned to you its my understanding you own the first CAV (#82) built by Jean after he took over. Lucky you!
Forum: All GT40 2nd January 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,520
Posted By tractorboy
Re: CAV history -- the real story!

I visited the CAV factory a few years back and met both Jordi and Jean. At the time it appears Jordi had scaled the operation back into a smaller building where a small team kept the flame alive. ...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 29th December 2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,525
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Jim Pace - two laps in a 1966 GT40 MKII onboard at VIR

Really enjoyed watching a 40 being driven hard by a pro. The commentary added to my enjoyment as well. He did all he could to give insight to what its like to drive at speed right down to "take a...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 29th December 2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 804
Posted By tractorboy
Re: The sound of GT40's and Cobra's In The Morning!

Woke me up during my P.M. lull!! Thanks.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 19th December 2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By tractorboy
Nice film of the gt 40 at spa

Thought everyone might enjoy this short film of the JD Classics GT 40 entry at Spa. Some lovely shots of the car sliding through the corners with Bruce Mclaren adding some period commentary. You...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 19th December 2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,060
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Garage Update

Great looking place to spend time. Clean and well lit but boy does the 40 look tiny next to that truck!
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 26th October 2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,203
Posted By tractorboy
Re: P/1088

Very nice. Thanks for posting.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 26th October 2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 40,931
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Widebody RCR40

Damn fine looking truck! Bodes well for the upcoming build.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,606
Posted By tractorboy
Re: A Scary Photo

Fully agree with scary photo. But taking a positive outlook....rather in that position then in the tire! Those are some sticky tires though.
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 20th October 2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By tractorboy
Re: 1030 Article

Very nice!
Forum: GT40 Cars For Sale 19th October 2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,345
Posted By tractorboy
Re: For sale 2 CAVs GTs $110,000 AUD for both

Yes...at current exchange rates looks like about $87K. Certainly a deal! Pics would be nice and certainly help the sale.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 13th October 2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 59,300
Posted By tractorboy
Re: KCC Restoration

Very happy to see this project back on! Life does get in the way at times but persistence pays. This car will be a great achievement once completed and one that all involved should be proud of.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 2nd October 2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,122
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Mike's drb #41 build

Very nice! You should be very happy and proud. Nice looking car with a great stance.
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 2nd October 2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 103,695
Posted By tractorboy
Re: SouthernGT No6

Great stuff Nick. Well done mate. More pics (with beaming faces!) when you can.
Forum: The Race Track 25th September 2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,653
Posted By tractorboy
Re: The Spa "Six Hour" race meeting

Graham, Loved the footnotes and those pics do tell a tale. Glad you and your stunning 917 survived unscathed. I could look at the car all day. Shame about your mates GT40.

If I could ask...
Forum: GT40 Build Logs 18th September 2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 130,053
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Tornado TS40 #875

Lets face it lads there are few cars that can match the looks of the GT 40. It stands alone in any company. This pic, even "smashed" proves that point. A timeless design.
Forum: All GT40 31st August 2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,670
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Houston TX forum member, I can help

HOWARD, you sir, are a HERO! I've always said there are some truly great people on this site and this simply reiterates that point.

I take it you endured no such flooding? My best to you...
Forum: Video and Pictures Buffet 31st August 2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Pics from Rest and Be Thankful 2017

Great pics and a great looking group having lots of fun.
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 28th August 2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,594
Posted By tractorboy
Re: Can you name these cars at

In the first two pics I've seen the car before but old age prevents me from recalling its make, in the 3rd photo looks like a Gordon Keeble (the famous turtle badge!) and the Yellow car is a Piper.
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