**Guess the circuit**

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Re: **Guess the circuit**

Post by Michkov » 3 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

My money is on some place along the Südschleife.

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Post by hollie3sa » 3 months ago

erwin greven wrote:
3 months ago
At first view i would say Nürburgring - Aremberg. But i can't remember Aremberg being a spectators place.
The Aremberg corner looked different.

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My view from the Aremberg Bridge. Karl Friedrich von Wendt and Willi Kauhsen finished fifth in this 908 at the 1969 Nurburgring 1000k race.
Source: Jim Culp

Yet you were still correct with the Nürburgring. The photo was taken during the 1960 Formula 2 race at the Südschleife

http://www.the-fastlane.co.uk/formula2/F260_14.htm

Photo credit to Arno Michels

Michkov wrote:
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My money is on some place along the Südschleife.
@Michkov has nailed it.




I guess either of you can have a go ;-)

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Post by Michkov » 3 months ago

@erwin greven got there first, it's his turn.

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Post by hollie3sa » 3 months ago

Nobody? Well then:

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hollie3sa wrote:
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Nobody? Well then:

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Another one from the same track and the same photographer, Don Cooke:

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Post by Michkov » 3 months ago

Continental Divide?

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Post by PTRACER » 3 months ago

MMmmm...Definitely looks north American.
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PTRACER wrote:
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MMmmm...Definitely looks north American.
Was going to say that myself.... from the cars and the scenery. :dunno:

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Post by hollie3sa » 3 months ago

Michkov wrote:
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Continental Divide?
I gotta admit, I had to google that track :suspicious: Which tells you that it's not correct.
But you're right with NA.

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Post by MonteCristo » 3 months ago

Augusta International?
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Post by hollie3sa » 3 months ago

It's not Augusta.

But while Michkov was still 2000miles off, you're only 1000 miles off.

As far as I know, the track - at least the road course - does not exist anymore in its original form.

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Post by Michkov » 3 months ago

That leaves the American mid west down to the gulf, not that many tracks there at all.

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Post by Michael Ferner » 3 months ago

How can it be the American Midwest when it's 2,000 miles from Continental Divide? :huh:

W/o looking at a map, I'd say some Northeastern track, maybe even Canada.
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Post by Michael Ferner » 3 months ago

Okay, I'll make a guess even though I'm no use at non-oval courses in the US :blush:

Bridgehampton?
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Post by Michael Ferner » 3 months ago

On second thoughts, the bit about the road course no longer existing suggests an oval of sorts, so maybe Thompson Raceway in Massachusetts?
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Post by hollie3sa » 3 months ago

Michael Ferner wrote:
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On second thoughts, the bit about the road course no longer existing suggests an oval of sorts, so maybe Thompson Raceway in Massachusetts?
Very good! These photos are from the late 1950s and show the early road course of the Thompson Speedway.
I have to make one tiny correction. The Thompson Speedway (/International Speedway/Speedway Motorsports Park) and the town with the same name still lies in Connecticut but is bordered by several towns in Massachusetts.


Some footage of the track:





And a video about its track layout history which I just found:


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