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Bottom post of the previous page:

The left 'lobe' of Nepliget Park. The original layout is basically all there except for one corner in the top right of the image, which is now just a straight, because of a power station that was built in the park. Apparently it's not the safest place to go for a walk...

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Ruapuna Park & Speedway, roughly late 60s
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Le Mans in 1949.

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erwin greven wrote: 1 year ago Le Mans in 1949.
What's the big oval?
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Microsprinter18 wrote: 1 year ago
erwin greven wrote: 1 year ago Le Mans in 1949.
What's the big oval?
From experience, it's a horse track, it most always is horse tracks. Also it is at the same spot the Hippodrome des Hunaudières is today.
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Michkov wrote: 1 year ago
Microsprinter18 wrote: 1 year ago
erwin greven wrote: 1 year ago Le Mans in 1949.
What's the big oval?
From experience, it's a horse track, it most always is horse tracks. Also it is at the same spot the Hippodrome des Hunaudières is today.
You beat me to it.... I know there is a Le Mans horse racing track. It still exists and is in regular use. In fact there was a race meeting there just 2 weeks ago. :wink:

In fact https://www.horseracing24.com/france/le-mans/

To show just how close it is to the car race circuit is this screencap of the aerial google map of the racecourse, showing Le Mans car track very close,


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The issue with horse tracks and other oval shaped stretches of road can get quite irritating if you are trying to find a track in places where there are a lot of them. Try it yourself, spot the race track in the one below
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How about a 22,000 pixel wide aerial photo of AVUS in 1928? (@sebbbl )

https://the-fastlane.co.uk/images/aerial/avus1928.jpg
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PTRACER wrote: 1 year ago How about a 22,000 pixel wide aerial photo of AVUS in 1928? (@sebbbl )

https://the-fastlane.co.uk/images/aerial/avus1928.jpg
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erwin greven wrote: 1 year ago
PTRACER wrote: 1 year ago How about a 22,000 pixel wide aerial photo of AVUS in 1928? (@sebbbl )

https://the-fastlane.co.uk/images/aerial/avus1928.jpg
I can't give it a thumbs up, so: LIKE!!! :haha:

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PTRACER wrote: 1 year ago How about a 22,000 pixel wide aerial photo of AVUS in 1928? (@sebbbl )

https://the-fastlane.co.uk/images/aerial/avus1928.jpg
Aww, c'mon. You know I don't get out of bed for any less than 23,000 pixels :P.
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MonteCristo wrote: 1 year ago
PTRACER wrote: 1 year ago How about a 22,000 pixel wide aerial photo of AVUS in 1928? (@sebbbl )

https://the-fastlane.co.uk/images/aerial/avus1928.jpg
Aww, c'mon. You know I don't get out of bed for any less than 23,000 pixels :P.
So less of this

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and more of this huh

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Well I am sorry you were less than satisfied.
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Another thing that you will see in the aerial shots is this. I think some people believe this is the old Sudkurve, but actually it seems that this was part of a circuit extension that was due to be either constructed from, or used from 1939 onwards but was never completed:

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Maybe @sebbbl knows more about this.

The old Sudkurve was actually here where Burger King is now.

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PTRACER wrote: 1 year ago
MonteCristo wrote: 1 year ago
PTRACER wrote: 1 year ago How about a 22,000 pixel wide aerial photo of AVUS in 1928? (@sebbbl )

https://the-fastlane.co.uk/images/aerial/avus1928.jpg
Aww, c'mon. You know I don't get out of bed for any less than 23,000 pixels :P.
So less of this

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and more of this huh

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Well I am sorry you were less than satisfied.
Ooooh yeah, that's the stuff :D ;).
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PTRACER wrote: 1 year ago How about a 22,000 pixel wide aerial photo of AVUS in 1928? (@sebbbl )

https://the-fastlane.co.uk/images/aerial/avus1928.jpg
Thank you very much! Very interesting - especially the Südkehre halfway down the straights that was used between 1951 and 1988. Very strange as it was only built in 1950/51 I thought :dunno:

I think that is a mix of various pictures from different times. A simple U-turn was first used in that area in 1938, but not that bend...
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PTRACER wrote: 1 year ago Another thing that you will see in the aerial shots is this. I think some people believe this is the old Sudkurve, but actually it seems that this was part of a circuit extension that was due to be either constructed from, or used from 1939 onwards but was never completed:

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Maybe @sebbbl knows more about this.
These are the remains of the planned and never finished southern loop. It was built in 1939/40 and later used as a shooting range for US military.
It was supposed to be much bigger that the Nordkurve.

1946 seen from the Autobahn.
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A concrete model that was used as a visualisation before contruction began
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