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#1 Eric Sauerwein

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Posted 14 January 2001 - 21:37

I was just wondering, where can I find some info on this pre-war Libyan racetrack. I've checked the stuff at Grand Prix History and Tracks Around the World, but I'm looking for pics and technical info, too. I'm sure you gentlemen can come up with something. Thank you.

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#2 Marcor

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 01:11

Valerio Moretti had written a trilinguial book called Grand Prix Tripoli 1925-1940.

Lot's of b & w pictures (of course) and the complete results.

The book is quite recent (1994) and It costed me 350 FF (35 £)

#3 ry6

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 08:42

There was a story on the Tripoli races in Automobile Quarterly some year ago. I can't tell you what issue but I think it was called "To the shores of Tripoli".
I wrote a story in Classic Car Africa a couple of years ago on the 1939 Tripoli GP, which was won by the "little Mercs" of Lang and Carraciola (spelling? but you know who I mean)
I am sure that you can get a backnumber thru Isebel at http://www.classic-car.co.za
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#4 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 10:22

Automobile Quarterly Vol.27, No.1, 12-page article by J. Dietlev Scheel

#5 pinchevs

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 11:19

Eric,
Are you thinking of making the track for GPL? I've got the book and I'll see what other info I can come up with. This is going to take time.

#6 Patrick Italiano

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 11:33

There's also an italian book by Alberto Redaelli called "Gran Premio di Tripoli", from the late 80s.
I have it, it's good for the pictures, but poor for the records, results, etc.




#7 Don Capps

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 15:39

At some point in the not too distant future there should be an article either here at Atlas or in Motor Sport that should resolve at least some of the issues concerning the 1933 Gran Premio. When I know something, you'll know something.

#8 Patrick Italiano

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 17:10

Don, the most comprehensive story about that 1933 race I've read is in Moretti's Nuvolari.

Do you think there's a better source?



#9 ry6

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 17:36

I have been privileged to see a "sneak" preview of Don's Tripoli story.
It's well worth waiting for.
Rob

#10 Don Capps

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 18:18

Patrick, No offense to Sr. Moretti or others, but mine is much more accurate -- and I have done much more work on it since I showed it to Rob.;)

#11 Mike Argetsinger

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Posted 15 January 2001 - 18:25

For excellent footage on the Tripoli circuit see the German film "Battle Against Time."

#12 Porsche917

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Posted 16 January 2001 - 00:04

Hallo Eric,

also a good book with original colour pictures from
Tripolis race 1938 is "Zu den Palmen Libyens".

This book is published 1938.

Sorry for my bad english.

I come from Germany, I`m a great fan from historical race.

greetings
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#13 Patrick Italiano

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Posted 16 January 2001 - 10:48

Don,

I look forward reading your article. I assume you'll give us notice when it's available somewhere.

Porsche917,

do you actually have that book? I would be very interested in copies or scans of any picture showing the Alfas at Tripoli 1938. I'm currently researching on those cars.



#14 Porsche917

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Posted 16 January 2001 - 16:52

Hallo Patrick,

this is an example of the book.

(M.v.Brauchitsch of Mercedes Benz, Tripolis 1938)
I don`t found any pictures of Alfa.

greetings
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#15 Patrick Italiano

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Posted 16 January 2001 - 17:05

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Porsche917
[B]Hallo Patrick,


I don`t found any pictures of Alfa.


That's a german book... :)

Note that your pic can't be seen, but I can't help...



#16 Eric Sauerwein

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Posted 16 January 2001 - 23:55

Thanx again, guys. Once again, my jaw dropps to the floor.
gplman_2000@yahoo.com

#17 Eric Sauerwein

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Posted 25 January 2001 - 02:11

Every where I try to find the book, Grand Prix Tripoli 1925-1940, its out-of-print. I live in the U.S. , so it will be even harder to find here probaly.Thanks

#18 Patrick Italiano

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Posted 25 January 2001 - 14:19

Eric,

Chaters in UK lists it as "in stock" at £49.95.

Try:

http://www.chaters.co.uk/

keyword 'tripoli' in the search engine.

Disclaimer: I have no kind of link with Chaters (I would like to, if that could give me discounts on their books) :)



#19 Porsche917

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Posted 13 April 2001 - 17:20

Hallo Patrick Italiano!

:drunk:

2nd attempt for a colour picture from Tripolis 1938.



Best regards
Porsche917


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#20 Porsche917

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Posted 13 April 2001 - 17:26

Sorry Patrick! :(

I will mail you the photo.

Best regards
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#21 Michael Müller

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Posted 14 April 2001 - 07:40

Porsche917, from the properties (right mouse click) of your "photo" I can see that the linked address is "desktop" on your computer's "C" disk. Sorry, but this cannot work! You have to upload the photo to a FTP server in order to have public access possibility.

#22 Porsche917

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Posted 14 April 2001 - 10:42

Hallo Michael Müller!


Can you help me by this problem?

Or can you write in german?

Thanks and best wishes
Porsche917


#23 Michael Müller

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Posted 16 April 2001 - 06:44

I placed 917's photo on my server, Rudi Caracciola at Tripoli 1938.

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#24 mindprobe

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Posted 03 September 2001 - 21:29

Hi guys, can you send me photos of the tripoli GP?

I'm doing the track for GP3 but i've only managed to find 5 photos on the net so far, if you want i can send them to you.

Was the track totally flat or not?

Thanks!