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#1 Tony Condon

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 18:45

I have noticed over a perid of years that a lot of the /british sportscars of the 50s especialy at Le mans sported what looked like RAF roundels on the side of the car
I have certainly seenthem on /aston martinsandlotus,s of that period
Any one know Why?

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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 18:59

You might find the answer in this thread.

#3 Tony Condon

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 19:27

Hi
Thanks for that
So it appears that the roundels were not some patriotic symbol that british teams used ,but a device incorporated by the ACO to indicate participation in one of their handicap prizes ,where maximum points can only be scored if the car is painted blue

Cheers tony