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#1 Pedro 917

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 23:39

My brother scanned these pictures Walt Monaco once gave him. He would like to know some details like who, where, when etc..etc..

This is Walt at the Nürburgring with some members of the Ferrari Team. Walt is 3d from left. Can someone identify the 2 men standing to his right :

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And here's Maurice Trintignant following a fellow driver. Who's he?

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This should be a Ferrari Engineer...? :

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And finally, a signed action picture of two side-cars. One of the drivers signed "To me old mate Wally from Bob". Someone knows who they are?

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#2 Twin Window

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 00:33

Originally posted by Pedro 917

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Hi Luc

I can't be much help - but I think the chap on (our) far left of this pic is Romolo Tavoni, who was the Ferrari team manager between 1958 and 1961. He's the same bloke who is supposed to have been punched by Jean Behra, which resulted in the Frenchman losing his drive.

#3 klemcoll

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 03:42

I have no idea who the gent is on the left, but Tavoni he is not!

#4 David McKinney

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 06:51

But is it Lampredi next to him?

#5 starlet

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 12:49

Hi Luc,

Nice pictures.

For the first one, David is right, the man with the cap is the great Ferrari engineer
Aurelio Lampredi.

For the second, in front of Trintignant, it's Robert Manzon.

#6 David McKinney

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 13:04

Originally posted by starlet
For the second, in front of Trintignant, it's Robert Manzon.

I thought that too, but was put off by an apparent moustache. On closer inspection, it's just a shadow

I think the man in the third pictire might be Vittorio Jano

#7 starlet

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 13:14

Originally posted by David McKinney

I think the man in the third pictire might be Vittorio Jano

I thought that too :wave: ... but that doesn't match the other photographs I have of him.

#8 Martin Roessler

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 15:03

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definately the australian Bob Mitchell and his co-driver Eric Bliss/Norton in 1956.
The drivers in the background seem to be Bill Boddice and William Storr/Norton ....no idea what race.
cheers Marty

#9 Pedro 917

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 23:16

A sincere "Thanks" to you all !!

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 23:37

Do they still have sidecar racing? I remember seeing it in On Any Sunday when I was growing up (that was one of my favorite movies, along with part 2), and had forgotten about it until I saw the pics.

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 23:42

;)
Pedro..... as soon as i read it i know it would be an Aussie driver .The give away word was "MATE"
we tend to use that word a lot.