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Author Topic: The Double Decker, The Batmobile, The Black Widow, and more...  (Read 537 times)

Offline Jericoke

BBC has a story with artwork from Helge Jepsen about classic race cars with nicknames, like the McLaren M7A - "Double Decker"



I'm sure some will recognize more than I do

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-39581397



Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: The Double Decker, The Batmobile, The Black Widow, and more...
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 10:07:24 PM »
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  • Got to see an M8D run in anger at Riverside. Very loud, very fast, part of a Golden Age of Racing for me.
    Lonny

    Offline Dare

    Re: The Double Decker, The Batmobile, The Black Widow, and more...
    « Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 12:45:44 PM »
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  • I remember about half of them
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    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."
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    Jefferson

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    Re: The Double Decker, The Batmobile, The Black Widow, and more...
    « Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 01:04:05 PM »
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  • Looks like it would be a good read. Thanks, Jeri!

    One thing: I don't recall ever hearing the Batmobile name applied to the M8D. It was used as the name for the BMW 3.0CSL.
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline Steve A.

    Great pictures, old enough to remember a lot of them. Didn't the Mclaren get banned from racing as the wings kept coming off?.

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