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#1 coco

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 15:26

Gang,
I am seeking 50ies-photos of:

a_the Alfredo Momo RALLYE MOTORS-dealership in NYC/USA
b_the Zagato factory in Milano/Italy
c_the factorys of Alemanno, Touring and Vignale

Can anybody help?

Ciao!
Walter

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#2 JB Miltonian

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 22:33

Walter: I have here in my home library a magazine called "Sports Cars and Hot Rods by the Editors of Mechanix Illustrated" from December 1953. This issue has a 4-page article called "Momo's White-Tiled Gold Mine", with 14 b/w pictures. This is about the Momo Corporation in Woodside, Long Island, New York. I don't really know if that is the same thing as Rallye Motors. If you will send me a PM with your email address, I will scan and send the article to you.

I'm sure I also have pictures of the Zagato and Vignale factories, I'm not certain about Allemano and Touring.

#3 Jerry Entin

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 23:37

CoCo: I was wondering where you got the idea that Alfred Momo was in any way associated with Rallye Motors? Rallye Motors was based in Glen Cove, Long Island. Momo's operations were based in Woodside being in Queens, which is near La Guardia. Two entirely different operations.
all research Willem Oosthoek.

#4 coco

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 17:23

Originally posted by Jerry Entin
CoCo: I was wondering where you got the idea that Alfred Momo was in any way associated with Rallye Motors? Rallye Motors was based in Glen Cove, Long Island. Momo's operations were based in Woodside being in Queens, which is near La Guardia. Two entirely different operations.
all research Willem Oosthoek.

Jerry-aka-Willem, I was much in haste when I wrote my request (errare humanum est)! Of course you are right: 2 different busnisses!

Ciao!
Walter

#5 coco

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 17:26

Originally posted by JB Miltonian
Walter: I have here in my home library a magazine called "Sports Cars and Hot Rods by the Editors of Mechanix Illustrated" from December 1953. This issue has a 4-page article called "Momo's White-Tiled Gold Mine", with 14 b/w pictures. This is about the Momo Corporation in Woodside, Long Island, New York. I don't really know if that is the same thing as Rallye Motors. If you will send me a PM with your email address, I will scan and send the article to you.

I'm sure I also have pictures of the Zagato and Vignale factories, I'm not certain about Allemano and Touring.

JB, many thanks. You can get me under


wbaeumer1photo@aol.com.
Please scan the Momo-feature and photos of Zagato and Vignale in high resolution (300dpi) when possible.

Ciao!
Walter

#6 Igor Tarasov

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:25

What is it?


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#7 fines

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:55

Rats! Why can't I ever find a reference picture when I need one...

So, at the risk of putting egg on my face: a Gordini 6-cylinder engine?

[memo to myself]If this turns out to be way off the mark, I can always go back and edit the post to simply read "A wreck!", and come off looking terribly witty... :rolleyes: [/memo]

#8 ReWind

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:18

Originally posted by fines
[memo to myself]If this turns out to be way off the mark, I can always go back and edit the post to simply read "A wreck!", and come off looking terribly witty... :rolleyes: [/memo]

Psst, Michael: not "always". You only have 7 days to edit a post. After that it is stuck eternally (i.e. as long as this forum might exist).

#9 fines

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 19:34

Thanks, Reinhard, I know by now - you told me before!;) But I figure if the whole of TNF can't identify this thing in seven days, then I don't need to worry about egg on my face! :smoking:

#10 Terry Walker

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 07:58

Looks like the Aussie Stan Jones Maybach Spl after its Southport crash, 1954 Australian Grand Prix.

#11 Terry Walker

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:16

Maybach 2, Before. Note rocker cover shape, body shape around cowl. Also shape of exhaust stubs. That's Stan Jones, father of Alan, kneeling at left.

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After the crash, engine cover tossed on, ready to go back to the workshop. Note chassis snapped off in front of engine. Car was scrapped, new Maybach 3 built.

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#12 Igor Tarasov

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 20:54

Thank you VERY mach!! :clap: :clap: