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#1 Barry Boor

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 18:42

This is a bit of an odd one!

I have just purchased a very nice little 43rd scale Ferrari 750 Monza. The box has the identification; Munaron-Meirat, Parigi 1956.

The model is made in Italy, so I assume that Parigi is Italian for Paris. Or am I being too simplistic?
Whether it is or it isn't, can anyone tell me how Gino and his mate got on in that race, please?

Here is the model:

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#2 Geoff E

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 18:54

I think you are correct - of the 503,000 hits which Google returned for "Parigi", the first couple of dozen seem to support your hypothesis.

#3 Criceto

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 19:04

Barry, I think it's the Paris 1000kms at Montlhery, June 10 1956

Munaron and Meyrat certainly took part, but they're not listed among the 16 finishers I've got as classified.

#4 Criceto

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 19:05

(I'm assuming it's Pierre Meyrat, by the way....)

#5 Roger Clark

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 20:02

Munaron crashed, turning the car over and dislocating his shoulder.

#6 uechtel

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 20:52

Ah, that´s a good occasion to ask a question, which has been in my mind for a long time already:

In East German literature there is quite some myth about that race, being the climax of the AWE Team´s history, the first event ever, to which they travelled outside Germany and it seems to be a commonly given fact in my German sources, that Rosenhammer / Barth achieved a class victory there.

But looking into various sportscar sites in the internet, for example Martin Kreijci´s http://wsrp.wz.cz/nonchamp.html, I could not verify this statement, as there both cars are recorded to have retired.

Is anybody here able to solve this matter with some hard facts?

#7 alessandro silva

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 20:53

I can confirm that PARIGI means PARIS in Italian.

BTW Barry do not forget to ask me those Rome addresses when needed.

#8 Ray Bell

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 20:53

In the interests of historical accuracy...

...better scratch up the model a bit then.

#9 Barry Boor

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 21:41

Alessandro, thanks! There are many things I may forget between now and May 31st, but that will definitely NOT be one of them.

Ray - NO CHANCE!

#10 David Beard

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 22:13

This any help?

Paragi

Oops, no sorry. That was Perogi. :blush:

#11 Roger Clark

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 22:47

Originally posted by uechtel
Ah, that´s a good occasion to ask a question, which has been in my mind for a long time already:

In East German literature there is quite some myth about that race, being the climax of the AWE Team´s history, the first event ever, to which they travelled outside Germany and it seems to be a commonly given fact in my German sources, that Rosenhammer / Barth achieved a class victory there.

But looking into various sportscar sites in the internet, for example Martin Kreijci´s http://wsrp.wz.cz/nonchamp.html, I could not verify this statement, as there both cars are recorded to have retired.

Is anybody here able to solve this matter with some hard facts?


According to Autosport: "The East German-built AWE machines impressed all with their tremendous speed. In fact, they kept up with the 3-litres until their clutches packed up" The 1.5-litre class was won by Harris/Goethals (Porsche).

According to Motor sport, the AWEs were driven by Barth/Rosenhammer and Thiel/Binner. This is different from Martin Kreijc. Motor Sport goes on to say that the Barth/Rosenhammer car crashed after a bungled pit stop when the refuelling system failed to work. rosenhammer dashed out of te pits in a frenzy and crashed almost immediately. DSJ says that the second car retired with a broken fuel pump

#12 uechtel

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Posted 15 March 2003 - 22:03

Roger, thank you for this very valuable information!

According to Motor sport, the AWEs were driven by Barth/Rosenhammer and Thiel/Binner



Yes, this makes sense, as this was their usual line-up in other long distance events. Thiel and Binner were promising newcomers while Barth and Rosenhammer were the real star drivers of the team.