20 de dezembro de 2010

WM. Um desconhecido?


Esse é um WM P85, que correu em LeMans de 1986, com Raulet/Pignard/Migault.

A mini é da Bizarre na escala 1:43.

Alguém conhece esse carro?

8 comentários:

Daniel Consorti disse...

Tohmé:
Ainda estou te devendo a foto da minha coleção de muscles do hot wheels...rs

Mas para ajudar, acho que nesse site tem uma boa parte dos carros da Classe C e protótipos que correram nas decadas de 60 a 90.

http://msc-eddie.rscsites.org/main.html

Grande abraço!

Daniel Consorti disse...

Ops... desculpe...

Awuel mostra alguns modelos digitais. Esse site mostr fotos e de mais carros. inclusive de turismo!

http://www.racingsportscars.com/

Grande abraço

Rui Amaral Jr disse...

Lembro bem desse carro, vou tentar puxar pela memória e ter mais alguns detalhes. Era bem bonito!

Tohmé disse...

Valeu Daniel,
Valeu Rui.

ttm disse...

Thomé,
tava passando prá te desejar um feliz natal e taus...
mas vamos lá:
o carro não é tão desconhecido assim, é o wm secateva(seja lá o que for isto!!!).
usava um motor peugeot v6 turbo, e foi o carro a atingir a maior velocidade (acima de 400km/h!)na reta de le Mans, antes da introdução das chicanes.

abç

tito

ttm disse...

hehehe, foi maus, troquei a posição do "h"...
mas é contigo mesmo que eu estava falando.

tito

lorenzo721 disse...

Oh yes, I fondly remember the WMs. Gérard Welter had built the very first one, intended as a small GT coupe with a Peugeot 204 engine, in 1969. From 1976, WM entered Le Mans every single year, up to 1989 I think, with prototypes. Every car was powered by a Peugeot PRV V6 engine fitted with a twin turbo (Welter was an engineer or ex-engineer (?) at Peugeot if I remember well). Entering Le Mans was already a feat for such a small team, but having a WM recording a pole position and leading the Porsche 962s early on, or reaching 408 kph in the Mulsanne straight was simply extraordinary for these hand-built cars. Unfortunately, WM's tiny budget never allowed for much preparation, as if the cars were going straight from the team's workshop to Le Mans without any prior testing. As a result, after two to four hours they were already low in the rankings due to a variety of problems, and they seldom saw the finishing line. Every year I expected a miracle, but... Actually I think they did well once, something as 4th in 1980, but they were very few competition that year. What made WM last so long despite its overall lack of success was the passion and dedication of everyone involved, from Welter to his drivers and mechanics.

In the Nineties, Welter followed on with a series of WR spyders, but they were generally unsuccessful.

Here is basically what I remember about these cars. They're among the ones I regret the most.

And by the way, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

lorenzo721 disse...

Please read "THERE WAS very few competition that year" in my previous post... I missed the mistake when I read back what I had written...