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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kurtis, Jul 18, 2009.
I wonder which Grand Prix? Guess it could be either the GP de Provence or maybe the GP du MC de Marseille - both 1925. In which case, it's presumably Orello, who drove an Amilcar in both events. The only other Amilcar entry is Toto Roche in the Marseille race. Given the hats and coats, probably the GP de Provence, as it was run in March!
It's André Morel himself, GP de Provence in 1926 (March 28).
An old friend raced outlaw big cars before WW2 .... We talk about it often. He told me that if he didn't show up with a painted and pretty car he might not get his "show-up" money
Just goes to prove that Racing , from early on , IS "Show Biz", & always will be, especially with the expense involved; if the paying fans didn't show up, it would be impossible to continue, & with few exceptions, has always been that way!!
Ah ha SB !,
I was attempting to point you at this thread after I found your Essex Four engine thread.
It's good eh ?
Check this banger out
One of my favorite racing movies! Yes Bluto : Most definitely SHOW BUSINESS! & in some of the most basic form : Winner vs Losers. How often have you heard : "Second place is First Loser!"?
Yes Jim, This thread is one of my favorites. I am not knowledgable on this subject but am learning a lot and I never get tired on looking at the pictures.
1905 Gallion Hillclimb. Source: Allemeine Customobil-Zeitung n. 43(1905 Oct. 22)
No cooling system?
It's air cooled. There are fins scattered on the cylinder heads.
Yeah, plus - the original collapsible steering column.
I recently saw this car at a local show. It is a Chevrolet. a '24 I think. It was raced in the area of Silver City and Virginia City , Nevada. The present owner discovered it in a barn in Reno while looking at old tractors. Not a lot is known except that is was driven by Ode Briddle. It runs and is in amazing condition. There are no plans to restore it.
WOW Six Ball, very similar to what I want to do with my '22 chassis- please share more pics if you have them!!!
I know, I can't get this thing out of my mind. It lives less than 50 miles away and although the guy likes it it is not what he really likes. I'm hoping to make some kind of deal but I know others are thinking the same thing. I know he didn't pay much for it. It is really hard to put a $$ value on. Sorry but those are all the pictures I have. The engine looked stock. One exhaust port head. No special suspension regular 490 quarter elliptics. Nice speedster body. Only surface rust. Dang, I want it.
^^^^^^^^^^^ Really nice well built Speedster/Race Car, hope you can get it. Bob
If you don't get it, I hope someone else that appreciates it will. Good luck. Would like it myself.
There's been a '24 touring on Ebay fot the past couple of weeks
I sent the guy an email but no answer.
^^^^^^^ MASON same as a Duesenberg. Bob
1923 Paris - Pyrenees - Paris with Ducat and Belleville driving Derbys. M.H. image.
1913 LeMans. Bourbeau driving the Bedelia. Colourization of the B/W image by F. Rossi.
Well, it's not 1944, but many of these are before that.
Even the women get into it.
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