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#1 Steve L

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 14:06

Could somebody point me in the direction of an entry list for this Grand Prix please?

 

I am trying to identify the car make and type, and also the driver for #18.

 

Thanks in anticipation  :wave:



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#2 Rob G

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 14:15

Feast your eyes upon one of the greatest websites on the entire internet:

http://www.kolumbus....man/gp351.htm#5

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#3 Steve L

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 14:25

Feast your eyes upon one of the greatest websites on the entire internet:

http://www.kolumbus....man/gp351.htm#5

 

Great - Thanks for your quick reply  :yawnface:  !

 

Renato Balestrero in a Maserati. Now I just need to work out the type and chassis number!  I guess it must have been some variant of the 8C model.

 

I'd like to find a side elevation picture of this car.


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#4 Vitesse2

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 15:14

Presumably you've seen this picture of the back of it:

 

V3-70315009.jpg

 

These, taken at Avus three weeks later, are presumably the same car:

 

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#5 Michael Ferner

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 17:31

Well, the pictures suggest it is an 8C, not the 8CM that the Black Books assign to the entry. As for chassis numbers, that is a minefield I'm only too happy to avoid in this case...

#6 Steve L

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 19:29

Thanks for the contributions gentlemen  :)

 

Yes, I had seen the rear view photo thanks.  This is what started my quest for more information - I am looking to build up a racing "special", and I like the simple and neat rear tail treatment of the Balestrero car as inspiration for my own.  It would be nice to find a side elevation as this will greatly help to confirm proportions.

 

I love the early Maserati racing cars, so finding more out about this car would be nice anyway.

 

I have never seen such a tail treatment on any other of these cars and think it is unusual and quite possibly unique?