Malcolm mentioned the Bob Berry finless D-type of the 1955 race. The narrative in John Moore's little TT book describes it as an Ecurie Ecosse car, but it was entered by Jack Broadhead. From other sources it appears to have been one of the 1954 cars, XKC403 = OKV2. Why finless?
Robin, John Moore's wee book ;) is wrong on the Ecurie Ecosse point, but otherwise excellent and a valued little treasure in the McKeag bookcase.
The reason it was finless is that is was an ex-works car sold to Jack Broadhead and fins (which on the '54 cars were rivetted-on additions, not integral as in the '55 body) were for works cars only so it was taken off as partof the 'privatisation'. I am not sure where I read this (as you may safely infer, I read avidily anything I can find on those halcyon Dundrod days) but I'm pretty sure it was the case.
Incidentally (and since we are on a Moss thread) what do you think of this:
"That year  saw Stirling shadow the great Argentine in most Grands Prix, famously beating him to win the British Grand Prix at Aintree racing the Mercedes-Benz W196 Monoposto. In that same year, he also won the epic 1,000 mile Mille Miglia road race in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, at an astonishing average speed of 97.9mph on public roads, the Targa Florio road race, again in the 300 SLR, and the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood."
Know where you can find it? ON THE OFFICIAL SIR STIRLING MOSS WEBSITE!!!!
Can't trust anything, these days.
And, likewsie, greetings.
Edited by Mal9444, 14 February 2011 - 13:04.