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Old 9 Nov 2019, 08:49 (Ref:3939385)   #181
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Post 164, 1, Widi, 2, Porsche 356, 3, ERA R5B 4, Not an Alfa 158 exhaust is wrong side, not the Alvis Goodwin need more time on that one. 5, Lagonda V12 replica, 6, Talbot Lago.
Very clever RB, but you are missing the point, the ERA is the clue.
It really is very, very simple.
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 10:41 (Ref:3939397)   #182
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Bob, is the clue Bob "GERARD" finishing third with his ERA during the '48 British GP?

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Old 9 Nov 2019, 10:52 (Ref:3939399)   #183
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The 1948 GP at Silverstone was not the Britisg GP but The RAC International GP. Bob Gerard drove R14B there, John Bolster drove the pictured car.
I can not see what Baub wants with this one.
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 11:07 (Ref:3939402)   #184
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Thanks for your clarification, rbs. Bob says the clue is the ERA and that the answer is easy to be found…*What is easy in Bob's words if you can't find it?
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The 1948 GP at Silverstone was not the Britisg GP but The RAC International GP. Bob Gerard drove R14B there, John Bolster drove the pictured car.
I can not see what Baub wants with this one.
Sorry all it seems I have out thought myself.

Final clues;

The colours are the clues, when linked to the country of origin. The ERA carries a Siamese flag on the bonnet, and the word Siam on the tail. The RED car is a Maserati. The yellow car is Belgian, and so on...…. Crikey this is hard work sometimes, like pulling teeth.
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 11:19 (Ref:3939407)   #186
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Mon Ami Robert, you remember I do love you, yes? Now you gave the clues can you tell me what the question was, please?
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Mon Ami Robert, you remember I do love you, yes? Now you gave the clues can you tell me what the question was, please?
There is no question Gerry, I respect you enormously, admire your grasp of English, am in awe of your vast knowledge of motor cars, so I anticipate that you will instantly exclaim; "Ah! Le Bleu, est La Belle France, colour."
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 11:42 (Ref:3939414)   #188
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In order to restore sanity to the thread I guarantee that the accompanying pictures are nothing but a random selection from the archives. There is no hidden agenda, no questions to be answered, no reason to wrack ones brain in search of clues. Just (hopefully enjoy) the snaps.
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No worry, we all agree your quizz is fantastic, we do appreciate and realize its quite a tough job. So, for this at least, thanks again.
You mention "bleu de France" did you notice that the color used on those cars differs a lot from the one used on our nat flag? This is not a question, 'f course, but still I wonder why. I remember one my my late Dad's Gordini was painted with this light blue though. I quite remember he entered a "concours d'élégance" with one, place was La Baule! Funny days!
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Old 9 Nov 2019, 11:54 (Ref:3939418)   #190
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Pic # 1 makes me thing about the batch of gladiators landing at Montlhéry for the Lalique Trophy, organisator was the Jacques Potherb. Quite a generous man. I've been amazed by the performances of your three wheeler, probably alcohol fed Jap engines Morgans, literally outperforming all the Bugattis in the wet. What a show they gave us!
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The Widi is painted yellow as that is the Belgium International racing colour, the Porsche is white, Germany's IRC, The Bentley is green, the UK's IRC, the Maserati is red, Italy's IRC, the Talbot Bleu the French IRC, and the ex-Bira ERA is in the IRC of Siam.

Sorry being old I remember such things, no doubt you all have a different idea of what colour cars are supposed to be. Watching too much F1 can do that.
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I have always wanted to know why Bira's cars always had Siam on them, The 1st ERA was built 2 years after Siam changed it's name to Thailand. Was Bira just a "tradionalist" and did not like the new name. Can you remember Baub?
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I have always wanted to know why Bira's cars always had Siam on them, The 1st ERA was built 2 years after Siam changed it's name to Thailand. Was Bira just a "tradionalist" and did not like the new name. Can you remember Baub?
Bira was royalty, and probably a traditionalist, he was always know as Prince Bira a shortened version of Birabongse or some such spelling, easily found on the internet no doubt.
Whether he was unwelcome in 'Siam' or just preferred a European life style I don't know. He was always accompanied by his cousin Charkabongse, who manged his racing life.

I read all the books on him 60 odd years and have forgotten most of what I read. I think one was called Blue and Yellow. His ERA's were named after Roman mythology. Romulus, Remus, and Hanuman.

I really thought that you would spot the colour combination right away, hence chucking in the ERA.
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His ERA's were named after Roman mythology. Romulus, Remus, and Hanuman.

Hanuman is the Indian Monkey God, not Roman.
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