Why is red the color of racing?
Posted 30 September 2000 - 23:30
Most sports cars are red, most sport car companies have red in the logo, most racing organizations have red in their logo, and when a specialized car (ie Type-R's from Honda) are made, again their logo's are mostly in red.
I have looked through the colors of national colors, and red seems to be rather rare. Italy and Japan are really the only sucesful nations to use the color. Blue seems to be the most succesful with France and the US.
What is the facination with red? Does it go to the passion of Ferrari, Alfa and Maserati?
Posted 01 October 2000 - 10:22
Posted 01 October 2000 - 19:56
Yellow for Belgium
Blue for France
White for Germany
Red for USA (yes they actually raced with red initially)
Later of course the red colour went to Italy.
The Germans adopted a slight change to silver.
The US colours was changed to blue and white.
So how about the British Racing Green?
Also from the 1900 Gordon-Bennett races...
British driver Charles Jarrot was unlucky to receive the number 13 on his vehicle so out of compassion he was awarded the "lucky" green colour to make up for the dreaded 13...
Posted 02 October 2000 - 03:18
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Posted 02 October 2000 - 13:45
The base fluid evaporates away and this is a large percentage of the weight.
Has anyone felt the weight of a large portion of paint that has flaked from a crashed car? It feels extremely light.
Unfortunately I have never been able to find information on this. I would assume that people have experimented by weighing something before and after painting, then comparing this to the weight of the liquid paint that was applied. But where is the answer?
Posted 03 October 2000 - 10:51
Posted 03 October 2000 - 12:05
I wonder if anyone over on the Technical Forum knows the difference in weight between paint in its liquid form and in its final guise, after drying.
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Posted 13 October 2000 - 21:28
Having encountered that, I rushed to the Mercedes section of the book, but it was a vain pursuit...
Posted 14 October 2000 - 07:01
- Chiron (Alfa Romeo)..........720.5 kg
- Varzi (Alfa Romeo)............730.0 kg
- Trossi (Alfa Romeo)...........721.5 kg
- Stuck (Auto Union)...........740.5 kg
- Momberger (Auto Union)....738.5 kg
- Nuvolari (Bugatti).............747.0 kg
- Dreyfus (Bugatti)..............749.5 kg
- Benoist (Bugatti)...............747.0 kg
- Zehender (Maserati)..........735.0 kg
- Etancelin (Maserati)..........748.5 kg
- Caracciola (Mercedes-Bz.)..739.5 kg
- von Brauchitsch (M.B.).......737.0 kg
- Fagioli (Mercedes-Benz)......737.0 kg
Posted 15 October 2000 - 11:40
Perhaps there was an underlying reason they wanted to go with silver, probably to do with the Third Reich, but they weren't revealing the truth. This seems a logical reason for the subterfuge to me...