what we miss … public roads

a view of Eau Rouge & Raidillon, 1985 1000km de Spa, Francorchamps

it was the last race for Stefan Bellof, who crashed after colliding with Jacky Ickx at the bottom of Eau Rouge
watch this great little documentary (German) about Bellof’s last race … it shows Bellof was ‘different’ that race, more turned towards himself than usual, did the death of fellow German Manfred Winkelhock play in his mind, he was focussed on beating the living legend Jacky Ickx more than anything, that would kill him … such a shame!

watch it here 


1936 Lincoln Model K All-Weather Town Car with custom coachwork by Brunn & Co.  The black top material looks like vinyl, or something similar, but it originally came with a leather top.  The rear cabin has two forward folding auxiliary seats that are housed in the tonneau wall.  


1939 Packard Twelve Model 1708 All-Weather Cabriolet with custom coachwork by Brunn & Co.  This body style was offered on the 1938-39 senior Packards and could be ordered as a Town Car, Landaulet, or both.  The front compartment is covered in leather, which means it was meant to be chauffeur driven, whereas the rear compartment is done in sumptuous wool broadcloth for the wealthy owner.  


Francis Brunn - The world best juggler


1935 Lincoln Model K Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet with custom coachwork by Brunn & Co.  For all intents and purposes, this is an All-Weather Town Car, but “All-Weather Cabriolet” was a term that Brunn used to describe this body style, of which you had the option of a landaulet, too.  Notice the chromed radiator shell, bullet headlamps, and hood vents.  We generally do not see chromed radiator shells and hood vents after 1934, but that does not mean it’s incorrect–it was the original owners choice (and in this case, the current owner’s choice since this looks freshly restored).  

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ines murdering by Rat Mice on Flickr.