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Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby vanhookvintage » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:50 pm

Hi All,
Since I'm laid off from work and sheltering in place, and since it's too cold in my garage to work on models most days still, I decided to digitize some of my slides. These photos are from Friday practice at the 1976 USGP in Long Beach. 44 years ago! I ditched classes that day, and took my MGB and Mamiya Sekor 35mm camera and 300 mm lens loaded with Ektachrome slide film to Long Beach (I was going to school at Golden West Community College in Huntington Beach and lived in Costa Mesa, California). So here are pix that came out OK enough to digitize. I'm particularly happy to have gotten shots of both Hunt and Lauda. :D :D :D
regazzoni Ferrari '76 LBGP 3.jpg

batch_pace Brabham Alfa BT45 '76 LBGP.jpg

batch_merzario Ovoro March Ford '76 LBGP.jpg

batch_lauda Ferrari '76 LBGP.jpg

batch_hunt McLaren '76 LBGP.JPG

batch_brambilla Beta March Ford '76 LBGP.jpg

Thanks for looking,
Cheers,
Greg
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Re: Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby whatisdeletrazdoing » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:33 pm

Great photos! Love the body roll on the Brabham. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby tubegenius » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:09 pm

You sure picked a great spot to take your photos. Love this era. Thanks for providing a little boost to our spirits!
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Re: Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby Jordan2.0 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:19 pm

Cool ! Thanks :)

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Re: Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby donnieleblanc » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:38 am

Super cool!!!
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Re: Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby parklaneworks » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:05 am

Cool pictures 8) ! Thanks for posting!!
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Re: Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby Jeff » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:56 am

lovely photos, I really like that Ovoro March
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Re: Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby vekkuli » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:59 am

Thx for sharing :) .
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Re: Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby Fast289back » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:07 pm

Great shots. Thanks for posting
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Re: Friday Practice 1976 USGP West

Postby indygp2001 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:04 pm

Thanx my F1M Brother!...awesome pics!, I got to see Villeneuve at the 1981 race...watched Mansell, an DeAngelis practice with the Lotus 88.
thanx for sharing!
Querque

PS GREG, please post more!...
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