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#1 fan27

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:35

I'm trying to find some pictures of a T51 Copper F2 car, from when it raced in period. The chassis number is F2-11-60 and we know that it raced in the following events:

V Prix de Paris 1960
XXX Grand Prix des Frontières 1960
X Internationales Solituderennen 1960
XXII Grosser Preis von Deutschland 1960
XVI Coupe du Salon 1960

The car was driven by Gerard Laureau and it was run/owned by Robert Adda. Does anyone know more about this car post 1960 or know where I can find some pictures of the car at any of the above races?


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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:44

I know where F2-11-60 is now, but presumably you do too :)

Can't help with the interim history, though, sorry

#3 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:51

Found one photo with the car in the background:

http://www.flickr.co...omo/7265094878/

Vince H.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:31

Hi David. Yes, a friend recently purchased the car and he's looking at changing it back to it's original colour scheme. We just need to find out what it was!

Vince: Thanks very much for the picture. It's the first one that we've ever seen of it in period.

#5 David McKinney

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 20:08

I seem to recall some reference to it being light blue, but that might be my memory playing tricks, and an assumption on the basis that it was French

#6 GIGLEUX

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 18:28

I seem to recall some reference to it being light blue, but that might be my memory playing tricks, and an assumption on the basis that it was French

Definitively french racing blue.

#7 fan27

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:59

Thanks David and Jean-Maurice. We thought that the car was red as a result of the Swiss connection of Robert Adda. I'll keep searching for some pictures of the car in the colour scheme.

Thanks again.