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#1 F1master

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 18:53

hi guys!

now where forix is not available for me anymore i have certain difficulties finding out in which race the alfa 158 started with starting number 22 in the 1950 season. i own this car as 1:43 model, but can't figure out which race it was i'm afraid. i would have found out if it was a championship race. can someone please help me? would be so great :clap:

thank you :)

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#2 Rob G

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 20:12

Is the area around the radiator grille painted a different color? That would tell you at least which driver raced it.

#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 22:01

Can't find a 158 numbered 22 in 1950. In 1951 Farina carried 22 in Switzerland and Fangio used it in the Alfettas' last race, the Spanish GP. But those would be 159s, not 158s.

#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 22:07

Consultation of Paul Sheldon's black book reveals that no Alfa 158 carried number 22, in the races for which Sheldon has the official race numbers. There are three races for which Sheldon has no race numbers - San Remo, Bari and Pescara. Googling reveals that at Pescara the Alfas were #34 and #40. This leaves San Remo and Bari. Please can one of the real experts tell us more.

#5 D-Type

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 22:22

My 1/43 Alfa has the number 22 and a yellow radiator surround. The transfers came from a resin model of the Fangio's 1951 Spanish GP winning 159 made by (I think) Starter.
I also have a Brumm 1950 158 which carries no 25. I think this is a fictitious number as Small doesn't have a no 25 in any championship event for either 1950 or 51.

#6 Vitesse2

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Posted 19 March 2003 - 22:57

Originally posted by Tim Murray
Consultation of Paul Sheldon's black book reveals that no Alfa 158 carried number 22, in the races for which Sheldon has the official race numbers. There are three races for which Sheldon has no race numbers - San Remo, Bari and Pescara. Googling reveals that at Pescara the Alfas were #34 and #40. This leaves San Remo and Bari. Please can one of the real experts tell us more.


At Bari Fangio carried 2 and Fagioli 16. The complete entry list, plus some DNAs not in Sheldon, is in a post somewhere on TNF by fines.

The numbers for Barcelona 1950 are around here somewhere too (was that you Felix? Or Michael again?)

Where did you find the Pescara numbers? :)

#7 Tim Murray

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 08:15

There are photos of both the Alfas at Pescara, clearly showing the numbers, on this site:

http://www.jmfangio....1950pescara.htm

It also has photos from San Remo and Bari, but I can't make out the numbers - maybe someone with better eyesight can?

#8 Vitesse2

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 10:49

Bari and Barcelona:

http://www.atlasf1.c...&threadid=44612

:)

Thanks for the link on Pescara :up:

#9 F1master

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Posted 20 March 2003 - 13:06

didn't think it was that difficult. thanks for the research so for :clap:
the alfa is all red btw, here's a pic:
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