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#1 arttidesco

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 00:14

Embarrassingly I spent a year in Barcelona nearly twenty years ago and beyond asking for a drink, a light and a variety of fresh meat and vegetable produce, neither my Catalan or Spanish progressed very far, unlike my German which quickly returned to fluent level.

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I can't find any reference to Efrian Ruiz Echeverria sponsor "Como 123 No Hay Dos" anywhere else on the net and am wondering if anyone can enlighten me as to what it is / was ?

Using Google I get the rough translation "123 As no two" :confused:

Relevant answers maybe credited and used in a forthcoming blog.

Thanking you in anticipation of your responses.

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#2 WDH74

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 00:21

The company sponsoring the car was 1-2-3, which was known for a bunch of products but the only one I can think of is a cooking oil. "No Hay Dos" is more loosely translated as "Nothing Better". I forget where I read that, however. Probably a really old issue of Classic and Sports Car.

ETA: Hey Look! . I am shocked-shocked I tell you!-that I remembered this.

Edited by WDH74, 20 November 2012 - 00:22.


#3 arttidesco

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:37

The company sponsoring the car was 1-2-3, which was known for a bunch of products but the only one I can think of is a cooking oil. "No Hay Dos" is more loosely translated as "Nothing Better". I forget where I read that, however. Probably a really old issue of Classic and Sports Car.

ETA: Hey Look! . I am shocked-shocked I tell you!-that I remembered this.


Muchas Gracias Doug :up:

#4 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:58

"No hay dos" is literally translated as "Not have two", or "There is no second one like this".

The sponsor "Industrias 1-2-3" was from Mexico owned by a Santiago Ontanon and made, as said, household products. Ontanon sought exposure to the general public and was a motor racing fan. Bring in Ferrari in the Carrera...

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:00

"No hay dos" is literally translated as "Not have two", or "There is no second one like this".

The sponsor "Industrias 1-2-3" was from Mexico owned by a Santiago Ontanon and made, as said, household products. Ontanon sought exposure to the general public and was a motor racing fan. Bring in Ferrari in the Carrera...


Maglioli recalled the specific product as a soap powder for washing clothes. I have never established whether or not he was right.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:24

Maglioli recalled the specific product as a soap powder for washing clothes. I have never established whether or not he was right.

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Yours for just US$26.88 for 4.5 kg, excluding shipping charges from e-bay ;)

Thanks for your observations Arjan :up:


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:17

It's an Henkel brand. It should the Mexican brand for what is known as Persil in the UK.


Thanks Gianclaudio only £2.99 on special offer last time I looked :wave:

#8 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 16:26

...soap powder for washing clothes....

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Ascari had to come clean after shunting the Mexico...


#9 Tmeranda

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 18:22

I think a better translation would be, "there is only one."

#10 arttidesco

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:15

Thanks to everyone who contributed to one of my fresher smelling blogs :up:

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 16:45

It's an Henkel brand. It should the Mexican brand for what is known as Persil in the UK.


unfortunatly that is wrong

Henkel lost the rights to Persil brand as some sort of war sanction. Unilever is making and selling Persil in the UK to their own formulation and there is no relation at all to the good stuff from Germany

winning a war on the battlefield can mean You might lose it afterwards....

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 18:12

There is a 123 cooking oil still available here in the US.

A PDF story on the car here.


http://www.kidston.com/pdfs/119.pdf

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 18:48

There is a 123 cooking oil still available here in the US.

A PDF story on the car here.


http://www.kidston.com/pdfs/119.pdf


Thanks for the info on the Vignale bodied 340 Mexico :up: