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#1 mcwidow70

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:17

I have spotted a couples of images from and old coloured video of Ardmoree GP 1958.

Both the Ferraris seem to have the same logo on the side.

Do anyone know what it represented?


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#2 Bruno

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:23

I have spotted a couples of images from and old coloured video of Ardmoree GP 1958.

Both the Ferraris seem to have the same logo on the side.

Do anyone know what it represented?


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No sorry but

11-janvier-1958 Gp de Nouvelle Zelande - Ardmore:

3em Ron Roycroft 375 F1 "002" n° ?
4em Pat Hoare 625 Special "0007" n° ?
12e Arnold Glass 555 Super Squalo n° ?
ab Lex Davison 500 F2/625 F1 n° ?
ab Ken Harris 750 Monza 0514M n°29


# 5 Lex Davison 500 F2/625 F1 ???
# 9 Arnold Glass 555 Super Squalo ???

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#3 David McKinney

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:39

They're the Davison and Glass cars (both Australian entries)
Looks like a Shell logo - I'll see if I can find one on other cars of the period

#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 17:10

They're the Davison and Glass cars (both Australian entries)
Looks like a Shell logo - I'll see if I can find one on other cars of the period


If not Shell was Davison using his Ecurie Australie ploy at that time, did he and Glass enter as team-mates, if so did they have a badge, and is this it? Just a thought.

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#5 David McKinney

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 18:36

Davison raced under the Ecurie Australie banner on and off for years, but never Glass, I'm sure. Apart from anything else, they were from different states

I've looked at various other photos from that season and remain pretty sure it was the Shell logo. Just can't find a suitably clear photo to prove my point...

Part of the problem is that in 1958 in NZ both Shell and BP - rivals there - seem to have used a light-coloured square decal with the actual logo (clamshell or BP shield) in a darker colour in the middle

#6 Ray Bell

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 22:11

I'm pretty sure Davo was on BP, I don't know about Glass...

It is possible, of course, that they changed camps as they crossed the Tasman.