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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).

 

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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.



#104 pete53

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:34

I recently purchased this model of a Lotus30/40 on Ebay. It was made by Mini Gama,a German producer. I am very impressed by the general look, finish and accuracy of the casting. I don't know much about this maker but, assuming this was made in period, so to speak, I would guess this was produced as a toy rather than a collector's model. Strangely the box describes it as a Ford GT - and no, it is not in the wrong box as it has an illustration of the car on the box.

 

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#105 Duc-Man

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 15:36

In gerneral you are right: GAMA die-cast were toys for most of the time. They re-issued some of their old tin model cars and those were beautifully made collectors items. The last two die-cast GAMA brought out was the Opel Omega B as sedan and station wagon. IMO were those two better made than the Minichamps from the same time.

With their die-cast production I think they kind of picked up where Dinky left the field. GAMA did also all the promotional models for Opel in the early 80s to the mid-90s.

I know it's from wikipedia but it might shine some light on the history of GAMA:

https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Gama_Toys



#106 Bluebottle79

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 20:49

Just found BRDC gold star to Bob Gerard.. bet these don't come up too often!

http://m.ebay.co.uk/...1236?nav=SEARCH

#107 Emery0323

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 13:48

Posted on Ebay : "Original 1967 Gulf GT40 Mirage Shelby Holman Moody Honker XE 4 bolt main block"

 

http://www.ebay.com/...ewitem=&vxp=mtr

 

Does anybody know if this is authentic?