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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 08:40

This will seem like a pointless question, I'm sure, but for a mere 50-odd years I have been unsure about the correct pronunciation of the Scarab F.1 driver Chuck Daigh's surname.

 

Is it DAY, DAGE (with a hard or soft G) or something else entirely?

 

Someone must know, shirley.



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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:21

Google throws up this page on Trackforum where ‘Slinger’ posted the following:

 

I have a 1959 Sounds of Sebring record and on it Phil Hill pronounces Chuck's name as "Day". Hill and Gendebien took over from Gurney and Daigh when their own car failed and went on to win.

 



#3 Barry Boor

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 10:24

Thanks, Tim. 

 

i suspected as much and if anyone ought to have known I think Phil Hill would be a likely candidate.



#4 Bloggsworth

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 13:40

I have always pronounced it "Day" based on the pronunciation of Straight as there was no other guide.



#5 kayemod

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 13:54

I clicked on this hoping it might be about Chuck Berry, but no such luck.



#6 Ray Bell

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 21:17

Where is Jill St John when you need her?



#7 brucemoxon

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 23:20

Definitely 'Day'. That's how Buddy Palumbo (mis)spelt it early on.

 

 

 

 

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#8 Frank S

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:37

I heard his good friend Jacque Bellesiles pronounce it "Day" without being corrected, in his presence.