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  1. Italian, Berardo Taraschi did an amazing job...

    Italian, Berardo Taraschi did an amazing job after WW 2 building cars using surplus war materials, that competed in the Sport 750 Category in the Targa Florio starting in 1948 with his 2 seater car...
  2. Roger, Is this the Renault R8 Gordini you are...

    Roger,
    Is this the Renault R8 Gordini you are referring to ?
    https://www.autocar.co.nz/classic-reviews-app/the-glory-of-gordini

    (KH)
  3. Some good South African Renault R 8 & R 10...

    Some good South African Renault R 8 & R 10 information from 1964 - 1970 at this site.
    Thanks for the tip, Rhys.

    http://alconi.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-renault-alconi.html

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    (Ken H)
  4. The later version of the 1959 Volpini FJ was not...

    The later version of the 1959 Volpini FJ was not off set and a bit sleeker.
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    The main USA Dealer for Italian Formula Junior racers in 1959.
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    (Note who was in charge of the...
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    Thank you Ray for helping me learn what a Doretti...

    Thank you Ray for helping me learn what a Doretti was/ is.

    https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/rare-bird-swallow-doretti/

    (Ken H)
  6. Frans, I am enjoying your photos very much as...

    Frans,
    I am enjoying your photos very much as they show a time before we lost so many of this group such as Peter Revson, Ronnie Peterson,
    Patrick Depallier, Tom Pryce, Francois Cevert and Roger...
  7. 1958/59 Volpini Formula Junior #013 Geoff Manning...

    1958/59 Volpini Formula Junior #013 Geoff Manning collection.
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    Some sources say it is a 1958 car and others say 1959 and I will say it is a 1958/1959 Volpini FJ beautifully restored.


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  8. Lorenzo Bandini first showed his driving talents...

    Lorenzo Bandini first showed his driving talents in Formula Junior driving a Volpini FJ in 1959.

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    ( From a 1959 ad. )
  9. Perhaps that is the FX that Spencer drove for the...

    Perhaps that is the FX that Spencer drove for the "Boomerang Service Station"in 1963.
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    Spencer in the ‘Boomerang Service Station’ Holden FX, Catalina Park, Katoomba 1963. It was consistent...
  10. Lorenzo Bandini in his Cooper T 51 waiting at the...

    Lorenzo Bandini in his Cooper T 51 waiting at the pumps at Joel Wakely’s Boomerang Service Station at Concord,Sydney. Jan. 1962.
    Is that Spencer Martin next to him in a Holden Special ?
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  11. Does anyone need a Spitfire to restore ? (Heaps...

    Does anyone need a Spitfire to restore ?
    (Heaps of potential..Shipping and Handling not included !)

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    (Ken H)
  12. Thanks Nigel for all that you do gift to us in...

    Thanks Nigel for all that you do gift to us in such a professional manner.
    You along with Ray and Roger etc. deserve medals for perseverance.

    I posted this recently on another thread Nov. 14th....
  13. A copy of the first Formula Junior guidelines as...

    A copy of the first Formula Junior guidelines as per Count Johnny Lurani. October 1958.
    (Reading glasses required.)

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  14. I thought Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini would...

    I thought Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini would have been related to Ilario Bandini and driven the Bandini FJ in his early days of racing but he was not related and instead drove Volpini and...
  15. A bit more regarding Formula Junior. " Formula...

    A bit more regarding Formula Junior.
    " Formula Junior is an open wheel formula racing class first adopted in October 1958 by the CSI (International Sporting Commission, the part of the FIA that then...
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    Ray, That was a sad Le Mans and a few people...

    Ray,
    That was a sad Le Mans and a few people would never get to ever go home again after that event.
    It seems Thierry Boutsen was extremely lucky to survive his WM accident.
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  17. A restored 1959 Bandini Formula Junior YouTube...

    A restored 1959 Bandini Formula Junior YouTube clip.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-tXTYWb5MI



    (Ken H)
  18. Bandini Formula Junior. The Formula Junior class...

    Bandini Formula Junior.
    The Formula Junior class was introduced in 1959. The formula was a junior category designed at first for Europe and United States to start young drivers racing careers. For...
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    That must have been an unforgettable experience...

    That must have been an unforgettable experience being at Le Mans with that group, Ray.
    If you find the photos from that event it would be great to see them.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ken
    (I now know...
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    As an apprentice in 1966 I started out at 5 pound...

    As an apprentice in 1966 I started out at 5 pound and three pence for the week so I guess I would have had to save for a long time to buy a watch like this that cost almost 55 pounds in 1962.
    (...
  21. Thanks for the encouragement Gentlemen. They may...

    Thanks for the encouragement Gentlemen.
    They may not have been the fastest cars on the tracks but they were certainly interesting and I am enjoying the research and trying to make the photos...
  22. The Crosley engine continued. Crosley CIBA...

    The Crosley engine continued.
    Crosley CIBA Engine 1949-1952

    In 1949, the Cobra engine was replaced by the new and more reliable CIBA (Cast Iron Block Assembly), a water-cooled inline-four...
  23. In the US the need for more engines in the 750 cc...

    In the US the need for more engines in the 750 cc SCCA class racing was met when Ilario Bandini and US industrialist Powel Crosley, Jr combined to produce some fascinating engines. The Bandini used...
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    This poor guy borrowed his wife's new Kia to...

    This poor guy borrowed his wife's new Kia to drive to the local gym to workout and carefully parked it away from the rest of us so the doors wouldn't get scratched etc. He comes out of the gym to...
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    The Ford versus Ferrari at LeMans in 1966 movie...

    The Ford versus Ferrari at LeMans in 1966 movie comes out here this week and it will be interesting to see how it is received....
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