First of all, I don't want Carter's posting to be forgotten...
What we really need is for an authority to pick up this Disco Volante thread and separate it from the original lost topic.
Re 6C3000 CM Spider. I don't know if this can be regarded as a relay able source,
I don't have the CD, but it can be of little info
Many thanks for the info!
I hope noone regards it as spam when I recommend "Motorfilms Quaterly", Vol 6 & 7. Both issues are availiable on video or DVD.
Among many other interesting topics, you find the Shell Film about the 1953 XX 1000miglia
It's worth the money, although I was angry because the film is split on two DVDs. Normally I hate getting trapped by these smart ideas to raise sales figures
Anyway, the film is a great documentation of the 1953 race. You get a very good feeling of the event!
Especially the audio is the real thing! I apologize in advance, but the sound of the Ferrari engines always creates an immediate gooseflesh on my arms
To be policical correct, just seeing the 6C Alfas causes the same reaction, lol
And while thinking about the Colli Coupes, a little detail comes into my mind that I would like to share.
I am already curious about your opinions...
Please mention the upstanding item on the roof, above Fangio's head!
Obviously a funny gimmick; did he visit "Q" before his mission?
It's definitely not an item lying on the track, nor is it standing upright due to a damage.
It's a special construction on the side of the roof to get fresh air into the car. As far as I could check out, it opens automatic when driving fast. When driving slow, it drops down again.
I may be wrong, but I mentioned this "automatic cooling system" just at the car of Fangio. Really coincidence or a special modification for Fangio only?
Remembering that the MM 1953 was his first race in Europe after his very serious crash at Monza 1952. Before the 1000 miles race, the public was worried if he still had the speed of a champion
OK, Fangio did some training in Argentina between his release from hospital and the MM. But a comeback at race that is so demanding for body and mind was risky for Fangio and for Alfa as well. 1000 miles in a closed and tiny car must have been absolutely fatiguing!!!
Please take into consideration that - in opposite to LM - the second man on the car usually was a riding mechanic and navigator.
With this background, the 1953 MM race was anxiously regarded as crucial for Fangio's career. That's why many Fangio-fans today regard his 2nd place in this race as one of his best performances ever!
Before I get completely lost in this topic, I have a last question for the experts....
Who knows something about Emilio Di Guiseppe???