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#1 Michael Aikey

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 17:24

I have a couple of photographs I believe are of Boris Ivanovsky. Can anyone suggest a photo source or supply an image of Ivanovsky so I can confirm whether the images I have are of him.

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Michael

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#2 Alexey Rogachev

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 18:09

Here is a photo of him, taken in 1931 at Le Mans (Ivanovsky is at the left) :

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Source: 'Formula', August 2002

#3 Michael Aikey

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 20:26

Alexey,

Thank you for the image. It could well be Ivanofsky, the hair and hairline are similar. Too bad he is facing away from the camera.

It may be easier to get an ID if I simply posted one of the photographs; here it is:

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#4 Gary C

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 20:50

cor, looking at that pic, Mike, that was taken when racing drivers were men! Does he look tired, or what??

#5 alessandro silva

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 20:55

Definitely Ivanowski. Compare with Georgano Encyclop. page 243.

#6 Michael Aikey

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 21:59

Gary,

Yes indeed, the photo was taken back in the "good old" days when it was the drivers that were fat and the tires that were skinny - not the other way around as it is today.

Allessandro,

Thanks for the ID.

#7 Michael Aikey

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 22:05

Any information on Ivanovsky's birth and death dates?

#8 GIGLEUX

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 17:50

Always found his name writen IVANOWSKI!

#9 Alexey Rogachev

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 18:28

One more pic from Le Mans '31:

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(Source: 'Autoreview', 12, 1997)

The dates of Ivanovsky's birth and death are unknown, and the only thing about him that can be found is a short summary of his career from 1924 to 1931.

#10 Michael Aikey

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 10:28

Checking a number of sources, the name appears as both "Ivanovsky" and "Ivanowski". The latter spelling gets more Google hits than the former. Thanks for the tip.