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#1 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 19:21

I have searched for infos of this group of gentlemanracers and racers . Hard to get , seems they had a loose connection. Will present my info soon.

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#2 RA Historian

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 20:05

As played by Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short?

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(no, I should not have done that; but I just could not resist a certain mischievousness. I'm sorry, really I am :blush:

#3 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:25

See Tom , it took me nearly 2 years to get over it ! Anyway that nutty film is quite funny .

But after 2 years someone found nothing ? Like me ?

#4 Michael Ferner

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:25

It would conceivably help if we knew what you're talking about... :\

#5 arttidesco

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:33

I assume your not looking for a steak house in Wickford Bjorn, here is some mention of a Mr. Peignaux who was apparently one of the Amigo's.

Edited by arttidesco, 17 May 2012 - 12:33.


#6 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 16:36

Los Amigos was a loosely co-op between a gang of drivers , on/off like J.Simone , J.Lucas , JPeron , A Roboly , M.Sparken , A.Guelfi etc. Up to 1958 they had 20 LM starts between them.

#7 arttidesco

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 19:21

A.Guelfi drove XKD 513 for Mr Peignaux according to my earlier link :wave:

#8 Kitkent

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 21:17

A.Guelfi drove XKD 513 for Mr Peignaux according to my earlier link :wave:



Came 3rd.at Le Mans 1957, D -Type Jaguar Equipe Los Amigos drivers Jean Lucas and Jean Marie Brousselet is an example of their exploits.


#9 Jerry Entin

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:17

Ecurie Los Amigos was a loosely organized group of enthusiasts, headquartered in Paris in the early 50s. It included drivers Jean Lucas [also a former Gordini team manager], Jacques Peron, Armand Roboly, Mike Sparken, Andre Guelfi and Paris born-American Johnny Simone. They all brought their own cars into the team.

A few years ago I received the team's lapel pin, courtesy of Francois Sicard. It consisted of a light blue circle which represented a steering wheel with the words Los Amigos and a parrot in red headgear/outfit with white gloves. In its left hand is what looks like a wrench.

all research: Willem Oosthoek