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#1 Boniver

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Posted 04 June 2001 - 16:28

form 1960 to 1990 there was the Jolly Club Switzerland, als team
and als sponser,

see 1971 Bellasi of Moser
see 1962 Lotus Prinoth
see 1986 AGS Team

who can my give more info of the Jolly Club

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#2 BRG

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Posted 04 June 2001 - 17:14

The Jolly Club were often entrants for semi-works Lancia in rallying - in the last year of the Delta Integrale, it was run by the Jolly Club. But I know nothing about who or what they are.

#3 FEV

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Posted 04 June 2001 - 17:58



I've just read a short article about Jolly Club. Apparently it has
been sold a week ago to a czech businessman. It still is called
Jolly Club, but will apparently concentrate on rallying.
The Jolly Club had a wide variety of activities in motorsport. It
would be interesting to do the history of this team. In F1 it was
also involved in the "Appolon" (born Williams) of 77-78.

#4 Allen Brown

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Posted 04 June 2001 - 18:12

I think Jolly Club are a chain of hotels. Their owner, a chap called Anzeloni, or something similar, has been sponsoring racing cars for decades.

Allen

#5 Frank de Jong

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Posted 05 June 2001 - 07:29

Jolly club was often sponsor for the Monza 4 hours Touring car race (as eraly as 1965), and sponsored Italian touring car teams from the early 60's until the mid-70's IIRC.

#6 William Dale Jr

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Posted 05 June 2001 - 10:04

Jolly Club had a website, I went to it looking for pictures of the Group C Lancia LC2 they sponsored. Here's the address, but I seem to get a "Cannot find server" error:

http://www.jollyclub.it/index1.html

Incidentally, I couldn't find a picture of the car at the site.

#7 Boniver

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Posted 08 June 2001 - 18:41

William, Frank, Allen, FEV, BRG

thanks :) :) :)



#8 David M. Kane

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Posted 09 June 2001 - 15:27

Yes, Jolly Club is a chain of Italian hotels that were big sponsors particularly in the '70s. They did a lot of F2.

#9 jarama

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Posted 09 June 2001 - 15:47

Originally posted by Allen Brown
I think Jolly Club are a chain of hotels. Their owner, a chap called Anzeloni, or something similar, has been sponsoring racing cars for decades.

Allen


IIRC, the right spelling for this italian name is Roberto Angioloni. For the last two decades, he's been involved mainly in italian and international rallying, with Totip as sponsor, being the cars painted in a white/green scheme. Massimo Biasion, Dario Cerrato and Alessandro Fiorio -Cesare's son-, amongst other, drove succesfully the cars in the European Rally Championship. I remember Fiat Unos, Lancia 037s and Lancia Deltas, as well as Alfa Romeos in the ETC.



#10 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:19

Any news to the story to this team , preferably track racing (for me at least).

#11 sterling49

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 13:30

Originally posted by Bjørn Kjer
Any news to the story to this team , preferably track racing (for me at least).


I recall that they used to run (mainly?) Alfa Romeos in ETC rounds, I saw them in the 1964 Brands Hatch Motor 6 hour race and on other occassions.

#12 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 16:49

Jolly Club was also entrant for the first steps of AGS (El Charro) in F1 back in 1986. At Le Mans I was surprised to see the before mentioned Lancia's with Jolly Club and the sun logo on them. At the time we thought the link would be the mechanics working for the teams?? Would love to hear the full story.

#13 Jesper O. Hansen

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 20:00

Given their varied record, I always thought that Jolly Club was rather a sponsor than a team - and I'm still a bit confused. During the 1980's ETCC they seemed to team up with Elio Imberti, who prepared Alfa GTV6's ending up with Ford Sierra RS Cosworth/RS500's in 1987 and '88. I don't think that Imberti was involved in their rally or sports car activities at the time.
So is Jolly Club the partner with money, who tags up with preparing specialist. If so - what is the identity of the team "Jolly Club Racing"

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#14 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 21:03

Jolly Club was also runnig F2 car(s) or team(s) in the late 60s early 70 s. This means they have been in everything at times , F1;F2,F3,Sports, Touring,Rally................if you google you finfd a Hotel series, but there was the Jolly Club Switzerland ...who ,how was it financed....................................
look at previous post too!

#15 fausto

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:48

Jolly Club and Jolly Hotels are, for what I know, two different entities. Jolly Club started as an Italian Scuderia, mainly made up by amateurs, based in Milano, with the Angiolini family at the helm. It sprung off some local offshots (remember about somehitng in Palermo, Sicily, more in Brescia and in the Veneto region, and also the previously mentioned Jolly Club Switzerland), it turned more and more professional, at the point that it had very close relations with Fiat Group, maintaining a strong "amateur" base, until early 90s, then the "professional" arm had some troubles because of some not very "clean" sponsorship deals...after that the brand was sold off to Czech Republic, as someone said...

#16 Jesper O. Hansen

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 06:30

To underline my initial suspicion: From my 1990 Super Tourismo year book - a rather good picture book about that years Italian Touring Car Championship - the lead Alfa 75 Turbo Evo's is sponsored by Alfa Romeo and Onkyo Hi-Fi. Displayed on rather minor decals on the front ligths you can see a Jolly Club sticker on top and a Ci Bi Emme Sport below. On A3-winner Giorgio Francias 75 non-evoluzione you can see Jolly Club stickers on the head lights ass well, while the text tells that the car is prepared by Tecnica Racing.

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#17 Jesper O. Hansen

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 20:50

Here's a link that tells the rallying history: http://www.lanciaral...tm#dummy_anchor

Jesper