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Parnelli Jones Book Signing

On a warm and sunny morning in Burbank, CA, I had the honor to meet and converse with the legendary, Parnelli Jones at book signing at Autobooks.

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I’ve been fortunate to meet the man (now 83 and oldest living Indy 500 winner), a couple of times over the years and he has always been kind and willing to sign anything.  The occasion was the release of the “Trans-Am Era” by Daniel Lipetz.  Also, special thanks to Marc Vaughn, Senior West Coast Editor for Autoweek, for taking the picture for me.

All Artwork and photography taken by mymotorways.com

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Rebellion WEC Lotus

Artwork and original photography taken at COTA (Austin).

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NART Ferrari Daytona

Artsy Ferrari Daytona from Original photography by #mymotorways

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Daytona – 1967

Collage of shots from back in 1967 Daytona

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Bruce Meyer’s LeMans Porsche

LeMans winning Porsche (Last of the privateer winners) from the Bruce Meyer Collection

 

Bruce Meyer 935

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Porsche 956 New Man Art

Artsy 956 New Man Porsche from original shot

New Man Porsche

 

What Happened to the Toyota at LeMans?

What happened at Toyota?

June 19, 2016

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There were just two minutes left on the clock, when Kazuki Nakajima’s number five Toyota TS050 began to slow after the second Mulsanne chicane until coming to an abrupt halt but a few metres after the start-finish line.

Nakajima could only look on in horror as the number two 919 Porsche Hybrid of Romain Dumas cruised past – the eventually winner probably just as gobsmacked at what was transpiring.

Toyota team mate and second-placed Stéphane Sarrazin summed it up best, saying: “even in your worst nightmares you don’t think about that.”

“The car was great to drive” said Nakajima. “It was tough to have Porsche #2 only 30 seconds behind me towards the end but we had the pace and we managed it very well. It was only two laps missing and it’s a pity we didn’t get the trophy; the team deserved to win.”

“When I was doing my last lap to the chequered flag, all the marshals and fans were really kind to me and that was very emotional. I want to say thank you for that. Let’s come back stronger and grab that trophy.”

Nakajima was able to restart the Toyota, presumably on electric power, to complete his final lap final lap before stopping once again at the scene where Toyota lost sports car racing’s ultimate prize. However, with the lap being well over eleven minutes, the car was unclassified for not fulfilling the regulatory six minute minimum lap time.

Nakajima had reported to the team that he was losing power and talk overheard in the garage from a U.S. journalist suggested that a turbo was the most likely culprit.

But why no smoke? It’s possible that the turbo itself wasn’t the root cause, but rather a loose (or burst) intercooler pipe/coupler failure may have occurred, resulting in a loss of boost pressure.

If this is the case, it’s unlikely to have been a progressive problem, rather a sudden issue that no-one could have predicted via telemetry back in the garage. Nobody was to blame, but blame never solves anything anyway.

IMAGES: Richard Washbrooke Photography

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