Friday, 19 June 2015

Boxman's Broadspeeds

Remember the Mini Marcoses that reader Boxman (who's real name is Francisco and who is a Palaeontology student from Portugal) virtually drew for a computer game last year? See here if not. And Boxman is back, with yet another Mini derivative - this time the one and only Broadspeed GTS. He wrote: "Hello there Jeroen! I just wanted to let you know if you'd be interested that I just painted a few more Broadspeed GTS' for the virtual simulators. I tried to be as accurate as possible to their image and their great story and even teamed up with the man who is now restoring the original car. I think they are all as perfect as they can be, and we love to drive them! Give them a look please to tell me if you like them, a lot wouldn't have been possible without your blog. Cheers, Francisco "The Boxman" Costa P." You bet I like them mate! It's remarkable how many colour changes the car had within just a few years, as I have some pictures of it in black and blue, too. Do let Boxman know what you think - perhaps you chaps have some more ideas?

 May 1967, as driven by Tonio Hildebrand at Zandvoort in signature Dubonnet Rosso
Picture courtesy Francisco "Boxman" Costa P.

While this is what it looked like in 1969 at Zandvoort, more b&w pictures can be seen here
Picture courtesy Francisco "Boxman" Costa P.

 As it flew the Dutch flag at Welschap circuit in '69 (here). Club Voom Voom was a brothel...
Picture courtesy Francisco "Boxman" Costa P.

A different car - the Australian Broadspeed GTS by Brian Foley, was tackled by Boxman, too
Picture courtesy Francisco "Boxman" Costa P.



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