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#1 VDP

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 19:25

This driver driver was a backmarker in Non championship F1 race in the ex Lotus18/ 905/maserat
ex centro sud, and also appeared with a f2 in some race with giannini engine in 1964 but no other information about him only to know he was blue blood


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#2 Geza Sury

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 19:54

The F1 Reject boys (TNF members Takahashi and Kuwashima) wrote a great article about Gaetano Starrabba. Check out their excellent site: http://www.crosswind...ects/index.html

#3 Barry Boor

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 20:39

I cannot get F1 Rejects Site to load up. Is there a problem with it?

#4 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 10 May 2002 - 21:58

Nah it does that from time to time due to the server. I've just tried it now, it's fine. He's still alive, living in Palermo, full name Prince Gaetano Starabba di Giardinelli. (he was erronously reported as dead due to a mistake by a German autograph hunter). Deals with antique cars - but all this should be in the profile
Lets see if I can try a direct link that works:


http://f1rejects.cro...abba/index.html


This should work now. :)

#5 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 14:29

Starrabba's Lotus 8 Maserati still races! I saw it at Zandvoort at a DTM race. It is now driven by a french guy who races it in the thoroughbred series.

#6 Barry Boor

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 17:09

Starrabba's Lotus 8 Maserati still races!


Would that be an EIGHTEEN, rather than an EIGHT? And is it red, I hope?

#7 David McKinney

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 09:44

This was written without reference to the Rejects site: it doesn’t seem to conlfict with anything of theirs, and may add a point or two.
Starrabba’s name was quite well-known in Italian sportscar events in the 1950s and 60s, especially in Sicily and the South, and usually in the 2-litre class. He competed with a Lancia Aurelia in 1953, at the age of 20, and later raced Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche. With Ferraris he twice won his class in the Targa Florio, in 1957 with Cortese in a 500TR and eight years later with Ravetto in a GTO. He also won the 1955 Trofeo Sardo (Maserati) and the 1957 Monte Pellegrino hillclimb (Ferrari) and was second at Caserta three times, in 1956 (Maserati), 1959 (Porsche) and 1960 (Porsche), winning his class of the Naples race in 1960 as well. Other placings in these years included third in the 1956 Circuito di Sassari and in the following year’s Shell Trophy race at Monza, plus second in class in the 1957 Berlin GP at the Avus on a rare sortie outside Italy.

#8 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 06 October 2002 - 22:47

Would that be an EIGHTEEN, rather than an EIGHT? And is it red, I hope?

Euhhmmm.... sure it's an 18, my fault. It is indeed red, with white wheels. The French guy who drove it was very careful and dabbled around at low revs and low speed. But it ran. He was, in fact, very surprised to meet anyone who had ever heard of Starrabba. I couldn't get to much details because my French isn't what it should be, I'm afraid

#9 pedro

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 22:17

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Would this be the one?

Georges Pouponnot at Ollon-Villars

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Posted 07 October 2002 - 22:21

Oops. Tryy getting the URL right:

http://www.chez.com/lameute/OLLON.htm

#11 Mischa Bijenhof

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Posted 11 October 2002 - 11:27

Yep, thats the one.