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Rally pace notes...who was first?
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I always thought 'Jenks' invented pace notes, first used in the 1955 Mille Miglia in a Mercedes 300SLR driven by Stirling Moss

   


...it seems they were actually first used by Hans Klenk in the 1952 La Carrera Panamericana in a Mercedes 300SL driven by Karl Kling

Klenk was temporarily knocked unconscious by a vulture that crashed through the windscreen...Kling & Klenk won

   

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Wondering about pace notes for Carrera Panamericana…. How accurate could they be? Notes maybe but….
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#3

Pre-prepared shorthand pace notes are pre-prepared shorthand pace notes, they were obviously accurate enough to be an idea to adopt and improve to where they are now.

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#4

Interesting.

Kling and Klenk sound like a blacksmith's though.
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A great pairing for the Wacky Racers

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My point, Kevan, was that at an approximate distance of 3,500 kms how accurate could the said notes be? Perhaps the accuracy doesn’t matter just that they reconned somehow and recorded a few details as best they could.
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Probably did recce as google maps and satnav weren't around at the time

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