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#1 Leerdam

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Posted 19 January 2003 - 12:31

My car (a 1955 Fiat 8V Zagato) won several prizes in the San Diego area in 1958 and 1959.

Who can tell me something about these events ?

Pictures of the Trophy's and Plaques on http://users.pandora.be/ottovu/

Thanks for your help.

Arthur.

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#2 quintin cloud

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Posted 20 January 2003 - 09:02

leerdam

Looking at the plaques I would say that is club racing trophy's.
Who ever raced the car was a member of a car club were showing off your car to the public to show days (In South Africa the events are known as: Cars in the park in [towns name]). Gymkana events is were driver can show his or her driving skill on a small route in a parking lot with out hitting markers and in the fastest time.

The Convair field day 1959 was most likely a car show by a air field with flying taking place for entertanment. as noted above.

The time trails are events were you one drives a car from point a to b and points are given and taken away if you not do the route in a preset time. A very populur event in Sport car clubs. :up:

#3 Leerdam

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Posted 20 January 2003 - 09:36

Thanks Quintin,

The owner was an employee of Convair Aircrafts. There even was a Convair Sports Car Club. Although these Club events are not very important for the history of this car I would love to have pictures of one of those events. But I am afraid that that will be almost impossible. :(
I am glad to have a huge file of the Italian Race history of this car. :D