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Forgotten Circuits
#1
Came across this on Youtube. I thought it was interesting enough to post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfkqZZZ3Si0
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AVUS, Keith O'dor died here in 1995, his father owns JanSpeed (performance exhausts) he drove German touring cars, from my home town, used to follow him years back, had a JanSpeed exhaust on my old MG Metro, in my head it was a 6R4...….. with a 1300cc engine..... haha.

Cheers Neil. Smile
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(01-09-2019, 08:30 PM)PapaofGags Wrote: AVUS, Keith O'dor died here in 1995, his father owns JanSpeed (performance exhausts) he drove German touring cars, from my home town, used to follow him years back, had a JanSpeed exhaust on my old MG Metro, in my head it was a 6R4...….. with a 1300cc engine..... haha.

Cheers Neil. Smile

I had an MG Metro too good old White with fancy stripes and decals and sad to say underneath it all it was still just a Metro. That said it was a good little car for what it was. Would love to have owned a 6R4 (Were they ever road legal?)
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(01-09-2019, 09:55 PM)NeilP Wrote:  Would love to have owned a 6R4 (Were they ever road legal?)

There needed to be 200 road going 6R4`s to get the 20 full rally versions / meet homologation regs.....rumour had it they didnt actually build the full 200 but made around 80 (ish) and when it came to the fia inspection they wheeled the cars one by one through one end of the building and out through the other....once out of sight numbers would be changed and wheeled back in until all "200" had been counted

One came up for sale earlier this year...

https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-new...rally-car/
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Forza, anyone who knew the old Longbridge site would know that would have been more than possible. Sadly alas they did build the full 200. There was an article years ago in the Birmingham Mail as it was then I think that chased down the rumour and they did indeed build the full 200.

PS. Cracking video Neil, loads of "dead" tracks around the world and some absolute corkers too, like the original Kyalami, and a few in South America.
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Great finding Neil. Thanks!

Many of those circuits I didn't even know of.
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