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#1 Dennis David

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 02:53

Hi Dennis,

Could you please help me!

I have a grammophone dated "grand prix milan 1906."

Could you tell me if there was such an event and give me details on this matter.

With many thanks

M McCash

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#2 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 03:36

What makes you think this gramophone has any connection to motor racing?

1906 in Milan only two auto sport events were staged, both touring car affaires:
* Milano - Sanremo on April, 4-5, 1906. A contest held in two stages over 317 km.
* Coppa d'Oro del Turismo, Milano on May 14-24, 1906.

#3 dretceterini

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 04:05

I can find other races in Italy in 1906, but none near Milan. Is settant'anni di gare your source Hans?

there MIGHT be a connection to the phonograph, but I dout that it would have been a prize of some sort... :

There must be someone on the internet that knows about old phonographs and is as obsessed about them as we all are about cars... :rotfl:

Thanks,
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#4 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 08:33

I would say that the gramophone in question could have been presented as a prize in one of many singing contest held in Italy at that time when Enrico Caruso was considered to be the greatest operatic tenor and in Italy thousands of men participated in various singing contests to emulate the great master.

Stu - right, Emanuele Alberto Carli.

#5 Udo K.

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 09:06

Originally posted by Hans Etzrodt


1906 in Milan only two auto sport events were staged, both touring car affaires:
* Milano - Sanremo on April, 4-5, 1906. A contest held in two stages over 317 km.
* Coppa d'Oro del Turismo, Milano on May 14-24, 1906. [/B]


Hans, do you have the results of these races? Thanks.

Udo

#6 Doug Nye

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 09:35

I think you might indeed find that the 'Grand Prix Milan' was a trade show award of some kind, for the excellence of the gramophone's design or sound reproduction - as in dairy products winning the 'East Midlands Gold Cup' at an agricultural show, or a beaten copper truss earning the 'Grand Prize of the Crystal Palace Exposition'?

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#7 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 09:51

Milano - Sanremo on April, 4-5, 1906, 317 km.
Cars costing L. 4000 to L. 8000
1 –Giovanni Gagliardi (Diatto Clément 10/12 hp) in 9h17m03.0s

Cars costing below L.4000
1 – Carlo Maffeis (De Dion B. Mp 8) in 10h32m27.6s
These are only the top results. Sorry, but I am not into touring cars as should be well known by now.



Coppa d'Oro del Turismo, Milano on May 14-24, 1906.
1 – Vincenzo Lancia (Fiat 24 hp)
2 – Enrico Maggioni (Brixia Zust 28 hp)
3 – Alesssandro Cagno (Itala 24 hp)
4 – Felice Nazzaro with Bordino as mechanic (Fiat 24 hp)
I think this should suffice for touring cars.

Source: Carli, Emanuele Alberto, Settant'anni di gare automobilistiche in Italia, Italy: L'Editrice dell'Automobile, 1967.

#8 dretceterini

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 15:58

Mr.Nye:

Copper beaten truss? You mean like a hernia support? :rotfl:

Stu

#9 Doug Nye

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 16:01

Cool in winter - hot in summer...poor material choice, I admit... :blush:

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#10 fines

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 18:56

Ah, I'd always thought that Pietro Bordino was riding mechanic for Vincenzo Lancia! Maybe he was employed by both FIAT men? (Btw, it was "Fiat" only from 1907 onwards...;))

And didn't you lot know that the Grand Prix Milan was the famous forerunner of that wonderful European singing contest, the Grand Prix d'Eurovision? :rolleyes:

#11 dretceterini

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Posted 19 June 2002 - 20:31

Is that kind of like the Grand Prix of nA$$crap-Vision?? :rolleyes:

#12 gerrit stevens

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 20:38

Originally posted by Hans Etzrodt



Coppa d'Oro del Turismo, Milano on May 14-24, 1906.
1 – Vincenzo Lancia (Fiat 24 hp)
2 – Enrico Maggioni (Brixia Zust 28 hp)
3 – Alesssandro Cagno (Itala 24 hp)
4 – Felice Nazzaro with Bordino as mechanic (Fiat 24 hp)
I think this should suffice for touring cars.

Source: Carli, Emanuele Alberto, Settant'anni di gare automobilistiche in Italia, Italy: L'Editrice dell'Automobile, 1967.



For those interested.


 5	Bochis					 Fiat 

 6	MacDonald				  San Giorgio

 7	Glenworth				  San Giorgio

 8	Fraschini				  Isotta-Fraschini

 9	Pfanz					  Benz

10	Duce Clemente di Bojano	Benz

11	Vercellone				 Diatto-Clément

12	Ferdinando Minoia		  Isotta-Fraschini

13	Arbitrio				   Diatto-Clément

14	Maurice Fabry			  Itala

15	A. von Lude				Martini

16	Nagliati				   de Dion Bouton



Notes: 

 1. Source: Gustav Braunbeck's Sportlexikon p. 148.

 2. Mechanic of Nazzaro was Pietro Bordino

 3. 48 entries who participated.

I am not sure if this was a race or rally or something like that.


Gerrit Stevens

#13 Oleksij Hrushko

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 21:07

Milano - Sanremo on April, 4-5, 1906, 317 km.
Cars costing L. 4000 to L. 8000
1 –Giovanni Gagliardi (Diatto Clément 10/12 hp) in 9h17m03.0s

Cars costing below L.4000
1 – Carlo Maffeis (De Dion B. Mp 8) in 10h32m27.6s
These are only the top results. Sorry, but I am not into touring cars as should be well known by now.


I have a slightly different results:

Source - http://archivio.mila...toria/1906.html

I vincitori della "Marcia Milano-Sanremo" furono i seguenti concorrenti:

- Categoria I:
1° Tamagni su Marchand in ore 9.12'14''
2° Gagliardi su Diatto-Clément in ore 9.17'13''

- Categoria II:
1°Maffeis su De Dion in ore 10.32'27''
2° Sormani su Otav in ore 11.39'54''

Nella "Gara per il Record del chilometro" i vincitori furono i seguenti partecipanti:

- Gruppo I:
1° Tamagni su Marchand in 1'3''3/5
2° Ferrari su Ford in 3'17''

- Gruppo II:
1° Maffeis su De Dion in 1'48''
2° Sormani su Otav in 4'22''

-Gruppo III:
1° Vanetti su Mercedes in 50''2/5.

And also there is a small text about this competition in Italian 'Annuario Sportivo 1906-1907"

Il concorso di vetturette, indetto della Gazzetta dello Sport, in primo vero, da Milano a San Remo, in due tappe, aveva richiamato l'attenzione sui minimi o minori veicoli, reclamati dal gran pubblico e forzatamente reietti ed esulanti da maggiori prove. Ed anche qui il pallio della prova, la Coppa del "vecchio chauffeur" donata dall'on. Biscaretti di Ruffia , ricompensava i modesti ma intelligenti sforzi di una casa italiana che aveva presentato una coppia di vetture leggere, la "Taurinia" mentre il Maffeis di Milano mancava il gran premio, dopo una regolare ed intelligente dimostrazione fornita nel percorso, per una inesatta dichiarazione al momento dell'inscrizione. E le Marchand, le Otav, le De Vecchi-Strada, erano tutte ottimamente al traguardo, coi loro premi per categoria e colla soddisfazione dell'eccellente conclusione ottenuta, nonostante il tempo e le strade pessime.


The Google gives the next translation:
The competition of small cars, organized by the Gazzetta dello Sport, for the first time, from Milan to San Remo, in two stages, drew attention to the minimum or less vehicles, claimed by the general public and in exile forcibly rejected by more evidence. And here the pallium of the test, the Cup of "old chauffeur" given by Mr. Biscaretti of Ruffia, rewarded the modest but intelligent efforts of an Italian company that had made a couple of cars read, "Taurinia" while the Maffeis Milan missed the grand prize, after a smooth and intelligent demonstration provided in the path, for an incorrect declaration at the time of the inscription. And Marchand, the Otav, the De-Old Road, were all well at the finish line, with their awards by category and with satisfaction the excellent conclusion obtained, despite the weather and bad roads.

Is this translation correct?

Edited by Oleksij Hrushko, 25 February 2013 - 06:39.


#14 Oleksij Hrushko

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:48

And another problem with Milan-Sanremo run - the dates

Diatto's site (http://www.diatto.co...ne/racing1.html) shows 4-5 April, but Milano-Sanremo site - 2-3 April

But the programme (?) of the event provides 2-8 April!

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And in the Delsaux's book it is stated as 2-18 April!