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#1 D-Type

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 17:33

Does anybody know what colour Ascari's overalls were?

The reason for asking is that I have a 1/43 model of his 1952 Ferrari. The driver has a blue helmet and overalls in the same blue. This is about the same shade of blue as a Tyrell, a pack of Gitanes, or a pair of jeans. I am sure that Ascari would have worn the usual Pirelli pale blue overalls.

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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 17:37

Ascari didn't normally wear overalls...

He customarily wore medium to dark blue belted trousers, a blue short-sleeved sports shirt, and his pale-blue pudding-basin crash helmet. In wet weather he often wore a dark green or dark blue cycling-style cape or poncho.

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#3 GIGLEUX

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 18:34

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To illustrate what Doug wrote. 1954 Italian GP.

#4 Lotus23

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 21:28

A correct reponse in 4 minutes, followed by a 50yo color photo less than an hour later!

You guys continue to impress me to the point of amazement!

#5 D-Type

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 22:56

Originally posted by Lotus23
A correct reponse in 4 minutes, followed by a 50yo color photo less than an hour later!

You guys continue to impress me to the point of amazement!


You've phrased it better than I could have. All I'll add is a big 'Thank you' and an equally big 'Merci'

I'll be getting out the paint pots

#6 Buford

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 00:47

Wow - what a photo!

#7 David Birchall

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 03:50

What a luverly picture!
I have a painting of that car, unfortunately not with Ascari present, by a local artist but I think the photo might be better!
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#8 Paul Medici

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 03:03

"....pudding-basin crash helmet.".....

Thanks Doug, I couldn't think of a more appropriate description.

GIGLEUX: wonderful photo!

#9 T54

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Posted 16 April 2004 - 13:31

Yes but did he wear Bruno Magli shoes? Eeer... wrong forum. :lol:

I am going back to my room now. :rolleyes: