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Old 21st August 2007, 13:18   #1
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Default A visit to the Macau Grand Prix Museum: A pictorial

I had the opportunity to visit the Macau Grand Prix museum recently, and was amazed by the history of the place. We all know that the Macau GP is the Monaco of the East and the one race which every driver would love to have a race win to his credit. Home boy Narain missed adding his name to the list of the best drivers in the world when he crashed out while leading the F3 race comfortably.

I was also driven around the actual street circuit used for the GP, and was literally amazed as to how narrow and tight some sections were! I can't even imagine how they would seem from the cockpit of a F3 car or better still, on a superbike!

Here are a few of the exhibits on display at this museum. Oh yea, bang next door to the GP museum is the wine museum. Highly recommended as you get to sample the wines at the end.

Excuse the photo quality, as the place was quite dimly lit.

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Lets start with the bikes and move from old to new.


RD350. A replica of the original which took victory.






Ducati 998


CBR600F4i
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Move onto the Formula 3 cars. Again, from the old to the new.









I'm sure you recognise this one.




It was raced by...




The new age of F3 arrives:




A certain square jawed Scott drove this one.


And a certain "greatest F1 driver in the world" drove this.



A young Japanese boy drove this to victory.
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The touring cars are always a spectacle to watch on the narrow streets of Macau.


One of the older Ghia race entries.


A beautiful Mercedes Benz 190 Evolution.


the ever present Watsons sponsored BMW 3 series.


The old Safety car! Wow, I'd like to drive that.


Notice the modification done to the rear for the equipment to be carried.
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Amazing photos RTech. Thanks a ton for sharing with us. It's always grand to see automotive history like this.

A little OT....hope you gorged on the fantastic food on offer in HK and Macau (I am particularly partial to the yum cha houses...and my size reflects it
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hope you gorged on the fantastic food on offer in HK and Macau
oh yes! They are certainly excellent hosts! And the Portuguese food is literally to die for.
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Fabulous photos RT. That must have been one hell of an experience. Its incredibile to see how these pieces of motor racing history have been kept. Any more pictures?
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Rtech... Thanks a lot for sharing these Amazing pics....you must have been thrilled to see all those superbikes (from old to new) under one roof... The porche rescue car is too cool...
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Amazing! Breath taking! It took some moments to actually come back to this world.
Robeeen! Thanks for sharing the pics here.
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it must have been an amazeing experience being in the midst of sporting history. lovely pictures Rtec. did you drive the circuit?
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Some awesome shots there RT (okay, i give you permission to buy that DSLR you were looking at )

Loved the 190 evolution, and the display in the 2nd pic in "the new age of F3!"

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Lovely pics there Robeeen! You must have had a whale of a time drooling over all those bikes!! Loved the 911 Safety car & the 190 EVO!
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