The Scribe Muses about the Meaning of Life...Part 3
Posted 03 October 2000 - 20:06
This is a Type 57 S Atlantic Coupe (chassis 57374) similar to the one Robert Benoist is supposed to have used to escape from the midst of a German motorized column in 1940...
And here is a Type 35...
...and a recent picture of a Type 59...
...and there is always room for an Alfa or so, like this Disco Volante...
...or this TZ2...
Posted 03 October 2000 - 21:29
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Posted 03 October 2000 - 22:54
Have you ever seen a Ferrari 250 bodied by Zagato? I guess it is one of the most beautiful of all.
And what about the 410 Berlinetta, the best "road" Ferrari of the Fifties.
Posted 03 October 2000 - 23:04
Posted 04 October 2000 - 14:38
[p][Edited by Don Capps on 10-05-2000]
Posted 05 October 2000 - 03:22
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Posted 05 October 2000 - 06:47
The reason Junek went so well in the Targa Florio was that she went there weeks before the event and drove many, many laps.
She even walked the entire course, section by section (I assume she was driven to the relevant spot for each day's walk).
In the end she knew the road so well, she was able to take many of the corners faster than drivers who normally would be beating her but who had to lift off in places where she didn't (because they didn't know for sure what came next).
Full marks to her. She was rewarded for her hard work.
As Gene Kelly once said, "If you look like you're working hard, you ain't been working hard enough".
Of course she also must have been a more than competent driver.
Posted 05 October 2000 - 18:15
As for bent valves on the P3, that was the reason the Saywell car became the infamous 'Nomotore Alfa' and it happened to Lex Davison once or twice.