1985 Monterey, Hans Sipma, Gene Pavola - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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1985 Monterey, Hans Sipma, Gene Pavola

I ran across this great film taken by Hans Sipma of Vancouver in Super 8 (!) of the 1985 Historics when Alfa was featured. Some fantastic footage, great sounds, and Fangio himself driving his 159 on track. Bonus footage of Phil Hill and Jackie Stewart, plus Hans in-car video in his Giulietta Sprint thru the corkscrew. So good. Unbelievable collection of cars in the paddock getting ready. Funny to see a showroom-new 1985 Spider there, probably a dealer promo.

But the track noises of blown straight 8s...!!

Also of note - at 3:04 to 3:07 is Gene Pavola of West Seattle getting Fangio's autograph. I met Gene when I joined the NWARC as a young punk in the mid-80s. He had a beautiful dark grey 2600 Spider, played Alfa Claus at the annual Christmas dinner because of his white mustache, and was a positive, generous person.

Anyone out there know Gene? I moved away in the 90s.


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Fantastic event, I was lucky enough to photograph it. Drove my '59 Sprint up from LA. These two of Fangio in the 159 were taken from thumbnail sized files, so quality is lacking but I hope still interesting! Tom
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That's pretty cool, I have a few seconds of fame there at the 59 second mark as my dad drives into the pits. Hans was great, definitely worth the recognition.


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