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#1 monoposto

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 16:32

Is there any evidence that Auto Union race numbers were anything other than Red ?

Some cars demonstrated by Audi Tradition have Black numbers as do some models made by CMC.

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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 17:44

Auto Unions - and Mercedes Benz - which ran at Donington Park in 1937 and 1938 carried black numbers; RAC regulations specified that race numbers could only be black on white or white on black. I presume that also applied to the car Hans Stuck ran at Shelsley Walsh - when Hans-Joachim demonstrated one there it had a black number and I've certainly seen black-numbered AUs at the FoS.



#3 Roger Clark

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 18:08

Black on white or black on silver?

I think a similar situation occurred in 1954/55 when the W196s had black numbers at Silverstone and Aintree

#4 Rob G

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:57

Auto Unions - and Mercedes Benz - which ran at Donington Park in 1937 and 1938 carried black numbers; RAC regulations specified that race numbers could only be black on white or white on black. I presume that also applied to the car Hans Stuck ran at Shelsley Walsh - when Hans-Joachim demonstrated one there it had a black number and I've certainly seen black-numbered AUs at the FoS.

 

How rigidly was that enforced? Bira's car had white numbers on blue in 1937.



#5 D-Type

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 21:01

How rigidly was that enforced? Bira's car had white numbers on blue in 1937.

And the Reusch/Seaman 1936 Donington winner had white numbers on the [presumably] red body.

I suggest this is a case of German thoroughness - complying with the letter of the regulations (just in case).  



#6 monoposto

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 23:57


https://m.youtube.co...h?v=M7y3QNUfQeM

The video shows Red numbers on both the Mercedes Benz and Auto Unions, about 34 seconds onwards.