What we really need is for an authority to pick up this Disco Volante thread and separate it from the original lost topic.
I want this bring this request back in memory.......
First my excuse. I can be one of those gays that highjack this site
HA! It was you who brought us from the P3 1934 to the Disco Volantes, lol
Indeed there are other forums, outside AlfaBB, attended by good people. I know even of some wishing they can one day complete a comprehensive book on the present topic
Good idea indeed
Even here in this thread, we gathered much more data and research than in most of what has been written about the DVs!
@Carter, refering to our discussion about breaks, I think that all mentioned facts together were the reason for the break troubles under racing conditions. Especially the combination of rear-axle and inboard breaks was responsible for overheating, not to forget the less effective materials that were used in these times!
Btw, your engine data input is very helpful indeed
Concering car #0128, many thanks for the pics
It makes me very sad to learn that something serious is wrong with the Pinin Farina Coupe
At the same time I am getting curious what's behind this story!
Please don't feel offended when I evaluate the four bodies of Pinin on this chassis as quite important concerning design.
The Duetto up to the latest version of the fastback Spider carried design elements, first seen on these PF creations.
We don't need to discuss about taste, no doubt.
And of course they were far away from the C52 Spider, but they belong at least to the "Disco family" in the widest sense
Honestly, I like them all
Refering to the Merano race, won by JMF....
I have the official program at hand.
Official name of the race: 1 Gran Premio Sport Merano
Held on 5th of September 1953.
Alfa Romeo S. A. entered the following cars:
#42 Luigi Grassi
#44 Mario Di Guiseppe
#46 Bruno Bonini
all on Alfa 3000CM
#68 Luigi Bellucci on the 2-litre narrow-sided Spider like GTV2000 mentioned.
The drivers on the 3-litre cars were Alfa Romeo test drivers.
I am not aware why Alfa didn't enter their works-driver
Anyway, Fangio was there and won. Further it is sure that Sanesi drove a 6C Coupe in practise, #42.
There is no reason mentioned why just JMF started.
#68 was not entered by Alfa Romeo, but by Bellucci himself.
In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that the narrow-sided Spider was used by different drivers in minor events.
As there were Carini, Musmeci and of course Bellucci.
Stu and Carter made me also curious about the cars seen at Tom Zat's workshop.... A pity that I never saw a picture of the (or these?) DV.
It is not a secret that there are some replicas existing.
How about this one
Meanwhile it's past 1 a.m. over here and I got to find some sleep soon
Good night and best wishes