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Re: Racing Micros.
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2008, 12:19:22 PM »
Not sure why the rear wings were removed?

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Re: Racing Micros.
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2008, 12:38:01 PM »
They not only removed the wings. Even the complete rear is removed. This was normal during the races in the sixties.
They did it to decrease weight of the car.
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Re: Racing Micros.
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2008, 06:08:04 PM »
Also I have read that Tigers have very little clearance at best of times between wheels and wings, so a very small dent could jam the wheels and spoil the race, also improved air circulation
Just remember: as one door closes behind you, another slams in your face

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Re: Racing Micros.
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2008, 07:22:05 PM »
Marcus you are entirely right in all points. On lots of old racing pictures you see them driving without the rear!


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Re: Racing Micros.
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2008, 02:48:59 PM »
Just found these racing Goggomobils in a German book.





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Re: Racing Micros.
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2008, 05:03:07 PM »
Great pics, there's even a BMW 600 on the sidelines in the first photo.  :o