Seems JPVR Passed away on Friday December 14th, aged 73
There is Motor Sport article about himself and the Onyx F1 team here;
No more 'Bigger than Ben Hur' slot car races,.. RIP
His Wikipedia page;
Somewhere to discuss Other Classes, Races & All Round General 'Stuff' NOT covered by the other Categories.
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Hi Stoo.For anyone thats interested Between the Lanes did a 2hr special on JP last week.Great to see photos of a young Wayne Bramble lifting the World Champ. Trophy along with Jan Limpach.Also spied the name Garry Johnson on the r esults sheet.Regards Brad.
Hey Brad,.. OK, Cool, thanks for the info',.. Must admit, that all seems So far away these days,.. almost seems like Another Time, altogether,.. lol
Thinking of the people you mentioned such as Wayne B & Gary J and Others,.. I thought many of you may find the following 'links' and pieces Interesting,.. (to say the least,.. lol).
Wayne can I am sure 'chime-in' and confirm the details, but I think He and Jan Limpach, were quite successful in a number of JPVR's races 'in the day' and you can see and read some of the details here; https://slototo.jimdo.com/ann%C3%A9es/1987/1-24-1/ That 'link', also includes an Excellent Video/TV interview and reportage piece shot at the 1987 USRA National Championship at Jerry Kulich's Grand Raceway in Chicago and Featured on ESPN and Speed Channel. Also available on YouTube here; https://youtu.be/tVxasC3T4O4
There are some great interviews with some of the Past Greats etc,.. like Stu Koford, Joel Montague, Jan Limpach, Paul Pfeiffer and others and is also interesting to see and hear the thoughts of (a Very Dapper) Csaba, regarding the 'Air Control' etc of the Wing Cars and suggests, (somewhat surprisingly) the Often believed but sadly Incorrect suggestion of the Cars performing Due to the "Ground-Effect" of the bodies,.. Whilst it 'Sounds' like a theoretically 'Plausible' concept, the fact remains that whilst the Cars themselves are 'Scaled-Down',.. the Size of the Air Molecules,.. AREN'T !!!,.. lol
Anyone that has been involved with Scale Aeroplanes etc, soon discovers and understands, that Real World Wing Profiles and performance, do NOT 'Transfer' effectively to Small Scale !!,.. regarding 'Lift / Drag' etc,..
I think you can catch a quick glimpse of a much younger Reggie Coram early on in the video as well as the 'Infamous' Lee Gilbert and a Very young Dale Yamashita in the Driver 'Greetings'
Anyway,.. all Great stuff, regardless !!,..
There is also This interesting piece found on SlotBlog, of the '93 World's video at Boogie Speedway in Jackson, MI.
See here; http://slotblog.net/topic/82785-93-worlds-video-at-boogie-speedway-in-jackson-mi/