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Fangio Tribute Drive
« on: 13 July 2018, 02:41 AM »
10th September 2018 is exactly 40 years since Fangio visited Australia and did a demo race with Jack Brabham and Bob Jane at the Hang Ten 400 (Sandown). The PM Malcolm Fraser was also there and did a few laps with the Maestro.  Earlier that week Fangio launched the 6.9 in Australia during a media day at Emu Bottom in Sunbury, Victoria.

In light of this milestone, I was thinking of a organizing a tribute drive starting at Sunbury and doing a circuit to Gisborne, Macedon, Riddells Creek, Lancefield and Romsey.  Finishing back in Sunbury.

The proposed date is Sunday 9th September 2018.  Just putting the feelers out to see if anyone's interested?
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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6.9 Anniversary Cruise
« Reply #1 on: 20 July 2018, 05:12 PM »
September 2018 marks 40 years since the 6.9 media release at Emu Bottom, Sunbury. In November 1978 55 presold cars began delivery in Australia.

To remember these events I’m planning a 6.9 Anniversary Cruise with MBCV. I currently have approval to use Emu Bottom as a photo opportunity during the day. The cruise is likely to follow part of the route used by Fangio during the demo drive.

8am Sunday 9th September 2018. All MBs welcome (hopefully mine will be ready in time)!

At this stage it’s to start in Sunbury, then onto Gisborne, Woodend, Hanging Rock, Macedon, Riddles Creek, Lancefield, Romsey, Clarkefield and finish in Sunbury.

Anyone interested PM me. Further details via MBCV shortly.
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P

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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #2 on: 20 July 2018, 05:28 PM »
Take lots of pictures and submit a story to MBCA for their magazine!
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Re: Fangio Tribute Drive
« Reply #3 on: 03 August 2018, 01:09 AM »
Well despite the fact it’s Father’s Day (which I didn’t check before setting the date:eek:), the date is locked and at this point there’s 2 x 6.9s, 1 x 6.9 or 560SEC, 1 x 560SEL and 1 x SEC confirmed. Not sure how many more when it hits the MBCV Magazine.... :cool::rolleyes:
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
1975 450SEL #028414 -P