TASO Mathieson and ERA
Posted 14 January 2003 - 11:37
Posted 02 March 2003 - 22:38
Posted 03 March 2003 - 05:57
He was always known as "TASO", never as Donald
Posted 03 March 2003 - 11:01
And if TASO Mathieson was really work-team, why Johnson called it so in entry list?
Posted 03 March 2003 - 12:00
Mathieson's name looks to me to have been used as a convenient way of avoiding purchase tax (or foreign exchange controls on taking money out of the country or maybe some other tax). He was British, but resident in France, so was less subject to these regulations. You mention the 1950 British GP, Oleksij - I assume you mean 1949 again - Mathieson is also shown as the entrant in the Jersey Road Race and The Empire Trophy (DNA in both). Whatever the books say, I would consider these as works entries since, AFAIK, GP-2 was still owned by ERA Ltd at that time.