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Clássico de Competições 2007; the 'Goodwood Festival of Speed of Brazil'


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#1 Sergio Sultani

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 18:31

Hi friends.

In the January 2007 (the last week of), we have the first "Clássico de Competições" em Interlagos (an event similar of "The Goodwood Festival".

I invite you to see the beautiful historic photos in:


Clássico de Competições 2007 (Interlagos)

Have a good "voyage"... :clap:

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 19:54

Nice pictures, Sergio
Any idea who raced the "Ferrari" in period?

#3 starlet

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 20:25

You are right to use the quotation marks, David... :drunk:
Does somebody know the "Ville de France" Station Collection ?

#4 bradbury west

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:04

Sergio, Can you tell us more about the Formula Junior car , photo 8, please?

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#5 Sharman

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 13:58

Do you think tha this is the car we were trying to identify on another thread Roger? The only problem is that I can't remember which thread :o
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#6 Sergio Sultani

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 21:32

Originally posted by bradbury west
Sergio, Can you tell us more about the Formula Junior car , photo 8, please?

Roger Lund


Hi Roger

The F-Júnior born in Italy in 1958.
The Formula Júnior in Brasil, had everything to give certain, but for a series of circumstances, it failed. Luis Antonio Grecco, chief of the Willys, dreamed of Formula Brazilian Renault, that would be part of a Formula 3 South American.
In fact, good 20 years before the South America hugging the international F-3, it had a certain movement in making of this a category of integration of regional motoring, among others, promoted for Juan Manuel Fangio. He did not give in nothing…
The Willys produced the Gávea, that arrived to run in the Argentina Season of 1966, and Argentines and Uruguayans had also produced its “monopostos” (monoranks in English?).

In the specific case of Brasil, the Willys was in phase of transistion in 1966: soon it would be expropriated by the Ford, that for obvious reasons did not have no reason to promote a Renault Formula, nor neither was interested for the F-3.

Brazil seemed predestinate to continue without a category of monoranks ? (monoposto in Portuguese= formula), even so had an obvious exit: the Formula Vê with cars equipped with engine of 1 liter, cars of line - that is, greaters of what 500cc of the English F-3.

In 1959, two of the best Brazilian pilots of the time, Christian Heins had embarked in one season of F-Júnior in the Europe, and the case of D’Orey, United States. The chosen car was the Stanguellini, with motor Fiat. (Heins also ran with a Moretti). Even Heins has gotten good results (two second places), was D’Orey who gained a race: GP of Messina in 1959, with “dobradinha” Brazilian one, because Heins arrived in second. It was in 23/08/1959.

In 1960, Christian Heins was enrolled in the races of F-Júnior in Cuba, but nor travelled for there.
Chico Landi joined the necessity of if forming a truily national (Brasilian) category with cars of more modern conception. Together with Toni Bianco, who later would draw the brasilian car Furia, and Eugenio Martins, constructed the Landi-Bianco, cars of the Brazilian F-Júnior, with back engine and more modern conception.

Then in 1962 , these cars had started to run in Brasil, but unhappyly, the category did not avenge in the original form…

The Landi-Bianco cars could be equipped with engines DKW and Gordini, to be in accordance with the international regulations (up to 1 liter), and “sometimes”, could be equipped with engines VW.

The races had been few, and the F-Júnior had finished being used with engines more powerful, as the JK and the Simca, and mixed to the races with more powerful cars. It is fit to remember that these were tumultuous politics moments in Brazil (1964)… The driver Marinho run with a F-Júnior with engine DKW, number 10, Bino Heins with one Gordini engine, and Jayme Silva with Simca engine.

The Fórmula Júnior with Simca and JK had the nickname of “first Brazilian F-1”, (it is in the photo 8)… It is just a nickname, because the engines were of cars of stroll, good far from a waited performance of a F-1, and description because the F-1 of the time was equipped with engines of 1,5 liters, and not them 2 litros+ of the JK and the Simca.

But this gave some supervened to the Landi-Bianco, that had “bribed” the Maserati and Ferrari-Corvette, with the double or four power of cc , in the race 500 km of Interlagos, run in the external ring of Interlagos.

Unhappyly, it was in one of the Landi_Bianco with engine JK, that died the brazilian driver Celso Lara Barberis, in the version of 1963 of the race.

More luck had Christian Heins, whom it arrived in 5° with a Landi-Bianco Gordini, in the race of 1962, and Jayme Silva, that arrived in 4°, with a Landi-Bianco Simca, and Marivaldo Fernandes, 6° with a Landi-Bianco Gordini in 1963. Another drivers in this race:
Mário César Camargo Filho (Jorge Lettry team) with a DKW engine, Francisco Lameirão and Luiz Pereira Bueno (Gordini engine).

As supposedly one twelve monoranks had been only builed,they run in races grouped with Mecanica-Continental category, “charutinhos” of the time. Chico Landi won a race, in Araraquara, in 1962, with the car with engine JK (that car did not respect the international regulament).

In 30 of June of 1963, in Interlagos, Anisio won a race, with a DKW Júnior.
Little by little, the Landi-Bianco had disappeared of the tracks, and the next real attempt to forming a Brazilian category of monoranks were the F-Ve, in 1966, that also it had soon life, disappearing in 1968…

The F-Júnior of the Vemag had the distinction to turn the Carcará, the first Brazilian car of records.
Formula Júnior could have been an excellent category for Brazil, but it was predestinold to the failure, more early or later.

If you want more photos of the Landi_Bianco in races, I can send to you...

Internationally the F-Júnior, would only survive up to 1964, being substituted for the structure F-1, F-2 and F-3…

Best wishes,
SS.

#7 Sergio Sultani

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 22:14

Originally posted by David McKinney
Nice pictures, Sergio
Any idea who raced the "Ferrari" in period?


Olá David

In 03/07/1954 the "Automóvel Club do Brasil" imported a Ferrari with pieces, accessories and twelve tyres 700x16 and 550x16.
All the material had 750 kg and cost just US$ 16.000,00… :stoned:

Chico Landi won some races in Interlagos with the Ferrari… Celso Lara Barbéris too...


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#8 Sharman

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 22:16

Sergio
Fritz D'Orey raced in Europe in Stanguellinis FJ in 1959, he also tested the Tec Mec F1 but I don't think he raced it. He had a big shunt in a Ferrari sports car and injured himself badly so retired from racing
John Fielden

#9 bradbury west

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 22:25

Sergio, very many thanks for your full and detailed reply. I would welcome photos of the Landi Bianco. Please e mail me.

with kind regards

Roger

#10 Sergio Sultani

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 22:32

Originally posted by Sharman
Sergio
Fritz D'Orey raced in Europe in Stanguellinis FJ in 1959, he also tested the Tec Mec F1 but I don't think he raced it. He had a big shunt in a Ferrari sports car and injured himself badly so retired from racing
John Fielden


Good John.

It is right. He raced in the F1 1959 Gps: France, England (with Maserati Centro Sud Team) and EUA Camoradi Team) with Tec Mec-Maserati.

Today he is living very well in Rio de Janeiro city....

Have a good weekend
Sergio Sultani.

#11 Amazin

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:46

Fritz d'Orey, as weird as it may seem, is an avid Macintosh user, and is also a collector of these machines, even being featured on the 100th edition of Macmania magazine.

Carlos

#12 ibsenop

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:44

You can see more (Circa 900) photos at http://public.fotki....osdecompeticao/
Here a sample.

http://public.fotki....ldifd01001.html
http://public.fotki....friabmw023.html
http://public.fotki....0802021009.html

Ibsen
http://public.fotki.com/ibsenop/

#13 mariner

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 19:38

Thanks for these great photos, it is really nice to see something about racing in South America.


Are there any historic races held in Brasil?

#14 T54

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 20:38

And not a single Willys Interlagos in the pictures... :(
That's an Alpine-Renault A108 in other climates. Emerson had one... :)

#15 Sharman

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:48

Any body have an email contact for Fritz? I haven't seen him for 48 years
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#16 panzani

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 13:36

Originally posted by T54
And not a single Willys Interlagos in the pictures... :(
That's an Alpine-Renault A108 in other climates. Emerson had one... :)

Willys Team

#17 bradbury west

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 17:22

Panzani, many thanks for the Willys link, above.

The red link at the bottom of the home page leads to a super list of links for Brazilian racing. I urge TNFers to take a look, it is nice and different. Even if you do not understand Portuguese, the pictures make it worthwhile.
There is one link to JMFangio testing a DKW, stuff about the first race in 1933, with an 8C 2300 MONZA, lists of Rio race winners etc, plus lots of Brazilian racing fro 1962 onwards.

Take a look.

RL

#18 ovfi

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 21:13

And there's another one full of old pictures and history :

http://www.bandeiraq...om.br/index.htm

#19 T54

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 03:39

Thanks for the fabulous links. Now I must go brush on my Portuguese...

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#20 ovfi

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 06:25

The most amazing brazilian racing car was the Fittivolks, a 3200cc fiberglass Volkswagen, faster than a 5 litre Lola T70, and only 6 seconds slower than a 5.4 litre Ford GT40 in a 2 mile racing track... see the report:

http://www.obvio.ind.....s motores.htm

Ah... the guy who won the pole with the Alfa P33 was José Carlos Pace (Môco was his nickname in Brazil).

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 23:52

Another report on the 3200cc Fittivolks, built by Ricardo Divila and Wilson Fittipaldi

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