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#1 HistoryFan

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 21:47

Some interesting stories about him?
Some funny stories about him?
Some quotes about him?
Some quotes by him?
Some tries to explain his character?
How was he?

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#2 Tuboscocca

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 06:50

Some interesting stories about him?
Some funny stories about him?
Some quotes about him?
Some quotes by him?
Some tries to explain his character?
How was he?



Maybe some answers to your questions could be found in the very good book:

Jose Froilan Gonzales the Pampas bull.

Great photos by Klemm!!

http://www.librairie...amp;language=en

best regards Michael

#3 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:21

Certainly not a high profile guy. Stood in the shadow of his great fellow country man.
Good spirit and humor. Strong and fair sportsman.

Still driving his car as he used to:


#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 07:28

This BB has a very useful 'Search' function, which comes up with:

Froilan Gonzalez

Froilan Gonzalez, Silverstone 1951 - what car?

J. F. Gonzalez - any news?

and some recent news:

All right. Froilan said to us with a smile: "I am running now on electrics, my engine has been left with little petrol". He is too old now to go to Europe to celebrate the 60º anniversary of the Alfetta's defeat.



#5 HistoryFan

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:07

Certainly not a high profile guy. Stood in the shadow of his great fellow country man.
Good spirit and humor. Strong and fair sportsman.

Still driving his car as he used to:


Yes, he said they all were amateurs in their period.
And he should also drive his winning Ferrari in Silverstone this weekend, but was not there. So Alonso did it.


#6 HistoryFan

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:15

This BB has a very useful 'Search' function, which comes up with:

Froilan Gonzalez

Froilan Gonzalez, Silverstone 1951 - what car?

J. F. Gonzalez - any news?

and some recent news:


I tried it with "Jose Froilan Gonzalez" but didn't find that threads.

#7 Alan Cox

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 08:51

I tried it with "Jose Froilan Gonzalez" but didn't find that threads.

You would have had more success if you searched simply for Gonzalez under thread titles. Adding his forenames would make it just a bit too specific.

#8 HistoryFan

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 09:27

Okay.

Has someone more details about the racing career of his uncle Julio Perez?

#9 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:58

Okay.

Has someone more details about the racing career of his uncle Julio Perez?

Now that would be interesting for a separate thread!

#10 Rob29

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 16:37

Must be the oldest WCGP winner still with us?

#11 Tuboscocca

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 17:05

Must be the oldest WCGP winner still with us?


And the German Paul Pietsch the eldest GP driver, just turned 100.

Michael


#12 RobertE

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 18:09

When he turned up at Goodwood years ago, wearing his famous perforated skid-lid, I can recall how moved he was that so many people knew who he was, let alone wanted his autograph. It was great...

#13 HistoryFan

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 21:14

Now that would be interesting for a separate thread!


Should I open one?

#14 scags

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:42

Should I open one?

Why not?


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:36

Now that would be interesting for a separate thread!

He lives in Buenos Aires and works daily in his Alfa Romeo local, he is in excellent health condition and... still drives his car


#16 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:43

I wonder if he saw the television footage of Alonso driving Bernie's 375.

Vince H.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:41

I wonder if he saw the television footage of Alonso driving Bernie's 375.

Vince H.



WOW!! great video , nearly 10 Minutes. Fernando driving the F375 and missing the Formula 1 Parade-Truck (funny).From the Spanish TV !!



Enjoy

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#18 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:30

He lives in Buenos Aires and works daily in his Alfa Romeo local, he is in excellent health condition and... still drives his car

:up: Great to hear!

#19 richardspringett

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:00

Still driving his car as he used to:


You mean driving without a seat belt?

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#20 Pablo Vignone

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 22:53

¿QUOTE (raceannouncer2003 @ Jul 13 2011, 07:43)
I wonder if he saw the television footage of Alonso driving Bernie's 375.

Vince H.


Yes, he saw it... and was thrilled by the view. In an hour (21:00 BsAs time) he will be the center of a conmemoration at the Automovil Club Argentino headquarters.

Edited by Pablo Vignone, 14 July 2011 - 22:53.


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Posted 14 July 2011 - 22:56

Okay.

Has someone more details about the racing career of his uncle Julio Perez?


Julio Perez was the man who introduced his nephew to his friend and racing driver too Juan Manuel Fangio...

#22 Doug Nye

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 22:17

Posted Image
Gonzalez wearing his famous drilled crash helmet in Tom Wheatcroft's BRM V16 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This is the replica car whose original engine he managed to cook beyond salvage at a subsequent Silverstone Classic meeting. I took great pleasure during this Festival event in making the announcement to the expectant paddock - "Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr Froilan Gonzalez will not be appearing in the BRM V16 until this morning's second batch since he is presently still enjoying breakfast in the House..."

Photo Strictly Copyright: The GP Library

DCN

Edited by Doug Nye, 15 July 2011 - 22:20.


#23 onelung

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 22:57

Hope this meshes in with the thread. So when did he do the drill job on his helmet?

#24 Pablo Vignone

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 00:47

Froilán yesterday, 60 years after his victory:

http://imageshack.us...ca2600x343.jpg/

He is between former Formula 3 drivers Carlos Pairetti and Jorge Cupeiro.

Edited by Pablo Vignone, 16 July 2011 - 17:57.


#25 Barry Boor

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:55

Just came across Doug's photo. Thank you so much for posting it, Doug. What a WONDERFUL shot.

And I LURVE the British Grazing Green....

#26 Doug Nye

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 07:26

Probably with this actual helmet during his later career in Argentine FL racing and when he drove Ferrari at BA in 1960. Tropical spec, like a Vokes filter...

DCN

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:02

Just came across Doug's photo. Thank you so much for posting it, Doug. What a WONDERFUL shot.

And I LURVE the British Grazing Green....


BRG
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that most elusive verdant hue.
"It's light!" "It's dark!"
"It's in between!"
"It's bloody British Racing Green!"
RJW

Edited by Repco22, 19 July 2011 - 00:59.


#28 David McKinney

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 06:30

Is that your own work, Rod?

Sure I haven't seen it before

#29 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 07:06

You mean driving without a seat belt?

Richard

Indeed.

#30 Repco22

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:14

Is that your own work, Rod?

Sure I haven't seen it before

Yes David. Me mum didn't help me. Honest! :)

#31 David McKinney

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:11

Is there no end to your artistic talents?

How do you go on writing pop songs?

#32 Repco22

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 13:47

Is there no end to your artistic talents?

How do you go on writing pop songs?

Thank you David. I'm honoured. :up: Re pop songs, my bank balance would suggest ; Not very well! :(


#33 paulhooft

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 14:33

He must be close to that now!!

Must be the oldest WCGP winner still with us?



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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:47

Happy 90th Birthday! :up:


#35 Mekola

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 19:12

The 90th Birthday of Froilán was remembered at this weekend Autoclasica exhibition. Of course, in the ACA HQ it was an honorary supper for his anniversary.

Edited by Mekola, 06 October 2012 - 19:13.


#36 Vicuna

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 21:44

Fantastic that he has made this great age.