Estoril Classics Week Coverage – Part 3/3 – Racing

We’ve come to the end of our ECW 2018 coverage and for the final entry, we’ll focus on the race cars. Despite the event having been limited in this regard, a few very neat, noteworthy things still made their way to the Estoril track. This last post is also by far the shortest and most superficial of the 3 we’ve put together about the ECW. This is a direct result of the extremely limited coverage we were able to pull off without any real access. As mentioned in the first part of this ECW coverage series, we were denied a press pass and as such, in the vast majority of racing events were also left at the mercy of chance, a basic telephoto lens and the sheer goodwill of the teams.

Despite limitations, we’re still able to share a few snaps of some of our favorite stuff and in that department, the Ferrari 275 (short nose) was certainly the thing that got nearest to our heart. An icon for Ferrari and car design in general, the 275 was always an extremely successful merge of killer looks and great performance. Needed a race car? You could strip it and use it as such – case in point, this example. Wanted something which felt at home parked in front of the Monte Carlo casino? The 275 made you look like a million bucks there or anywhere else in the world.

Ferrari 275

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Ferrari 275

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Sadly, we ended up missing a lot of stuff, but can still point out some interesting rides such as the Shelby GT-H and 911 3.0 RS (along with other well known stuff which is instantly recognizable)

Shelby GT-H

Porsche 911 3.0 RS

Porsche 911 3.0 RS

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BMW 635 CSi

Lotus Elise

Ford Escort RS 1600

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BMW 2002 Ti

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A huge focus of interest during the ECW were the historic Formula 1 cars. These things may be decades old, but they’re still just as charming as they were back in the day, maybe more. Plus, they sound glorious! To make it more convenient since these are not as immediately recognizable as production cars to most people, instead of listing them all at once we just captioned the pictures individually

Williams FW07B Alan Jones
Williams FW07B (ex-Alan Jones)
Williams FW07B (ex-Alan Jones)
Williams FW07B (ex-Alan Jones)
McLaren M26
McLaren M26 (ex-James Hunt; winner British GP)
McLaren M26
McLaren M26 (ex-James Hunt; winner British GP)
McLaren M26
McLaren M26 (ex-James Hunt; winner British GP)
Tyrrell 012
Tyrrell 012
Williams FW07B
Williams FW07B
Tyrrell 012 and Williams FW07B 
Tyrrell 012 and Williams FW07B
Tyrrell 012
Tyrrell 012
Tyrrell 011 and Brabham BT37
Tyrrell 011 and Brabham BT37
Tyrrell 011 and Brabham BT37
Tyrrell 011 and Brabham BT37
Brabham BT37
Brabham BT37 (ex-Graham Hill)
Brabham BT37
Brabham BT37 (ex-Graham Hill)
Tyrrell 011
Tyrrell 011
Tyrrell 011
Tyrrell 011
Tyrrell 011
Tyrrell 011
March 761
March 761
March 761
March 761
Hesketh 308C
Hesketh 308C
Surtees TS9
Surtees TS9
Trojan T103/1 Cosworth
Trojan T103/1 Cosworth
Williams FW07
Williams FW07

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