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#101 Jager

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 18:55

The inscription on the trophy is interesting.

J M Lelievre was president of the ACO but he died in 1976 3 years before the date on the trophy.

Presumably the trophy was awarded in his honour but who to?

The inscription "Vainqueur a la Distance" suggests it was awarded to the overall winner who covered the longest distance (ie the #41 Ludwig, Whittington & Whittington Porsche 935), but if that's the case I'm surprised to see it being offered on eBay.

 

I tried searching for photos of the winners on the podium, but this is all I could find (no trophy in sight).

 

1979_podium.jpg


Edited by Jager, 23 December 2014 - 19:14.


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#102 Rob Miller

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 19:16

It might have been for one of the class winners, or the best French team.



#103 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 18:44

Not eBay, and not really nostalgia, but there may be some items of interest here: http://www.wyleshardy.com/caterhamf1/

Just how many sets of tyre warmers and pit-lane trollies does a two-car team need? No wonder costs are through the roof and that they went to the wall.