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Anyone Remember The "Olympus Cameras" Days?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by RT Panther, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Actually, I don't. :redface:
     
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    JPS livery, such a classic... lunacy though, to be driving those cars at any sort of speed! Glad to live in the post May 1994 era...
     
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  4. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Oh yes!
    The Lotus 79 for me brings back vivid memories!
     
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    There was one year's overlap (1985) when the Lotus team still had the Olympus sponsorship and Williams began the first year of their Canon sponsorship.
     
  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I think Canon did much better than Olympus in F1!
     
  7. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    They did have "Il Leone" (Mansell)
     
  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Mansell also drove for Lotus during the "Olympus era"
     
  9. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Don't forget that Mario Andretti won the 1978 World Championship driving a Lotus 79 with Olympus livery. It doesn't get much better than that. I actually got to sit in that car at the 30th annual Historic Races at Lime Rock, Connecticut two years ago.
     
  10. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    See my previous post on the 79 :smile:
     
  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    The ferrari F1 car with which Schumacher became world champion in 2003 and 2004 also had olympus sponsoring, although not nearly as prominently.
     
  12. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
  13. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve