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Old 12 Jan 2020, 20:17 (Ref:3951246)   #31
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Thanks for heads up Malcomb . Can anyone remove the block that comes up on the photo . It’s a great pic I would love upload . Thanks
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Old 13 Jan 2020, 06:08 (Ref:3951312)   #32
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Sounds like E.B has sorted for you, Boss, but here’s an iPad edit in case....
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Old 13 Jan 2020, 07:06 (Ref:3951317)   #33
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Old 19 Feb 2020, 23:28 (Ref:3958617)   #34
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Entry is online here https://acm.mc/en/edition/grand-prix...-2020/entries/

Entry that sticks out is Rene Arnoux in a Ferrari B3.
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Old 20 Feb 2020, 10:36 (Ref:3958693)   #35
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Also noticed Pastor Maldonado in an earlier category. But certainly not as interesting as the Arnoux/Ferrari combo.
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Old 20 Feb 2020, 14:50 (Ref:3958759)   #36
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Rudernst should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridRudernst should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridRudernst should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridRudernst should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
wow !

Monaco used to be oversubscribed a few years ago
one entered, crossed fingers and prayed...
they certainly could afford to be very picky

now entries are down significantly

only 19 cars in serie E (early 3 litre F1s), thats very very low
a little more than half full

and 28 cars in serie D (1,5 litre cars) isnt fully booked either
about 4 grid spots not taken up
and out of those 28 cars, one is a Brabham BT2 Ford (Formula Junior chassis), something like that normally would not get even an entry into an HGPCA race

is the bubble bursting in historic racing ??
or is just folks like me growing older and less young blood coming in ?

I enjoyed immensely when I did it
But for me, 4 times was enough

Several pukka F1 drivers entered besides Arnoux
Jonny Carwash (Giovanni Lavaggi)
Alex Caffi

some notable pro drivers
Werner

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Old 20 Feb 2020, 15:16 (Ref:3958764)   #37
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I got dropped to drive Assagai .Guess what they did not get in . Must be the driver .
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Old 20 Feb 2020, 17:20 (Ref:3958788)   #38
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I got dropped to drive Assagai .Guess what they did not get in . Must be the driver .
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I dont think its You......
neither Your winning personality, nor Your individual spelling

It has been said the ACM is trying to make the event purer.
They are supposedly not keen at all on cars that never went there in period if possible.
This seems to be the reason why the South African Grand Prix cars such as the LDS and the Assegai have not been invited.
On the other hand, we have the BT2 which puzzles me... (it has been entered by a Frenchie, that might a clue)

And both the pre war and the sports car grid, again sport stuff that has no connection with Monaco and isnt really a proper representative of its class or the relevant era either, so not pure, more scrape of the barrel

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Old 20 Feb 2020, 17:26 (Ref:3958789)   #39
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Like you Rue . Been lucky to of raced 4 times . Got invite to drive same weekend at Dijon .Much more fun and I can get out on my bike as well .
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Old 20 Feb 2020, 18:31 (Ref:3958804)   #40
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Gerard C should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridGerard C should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridGerard C should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
But how do you explain that here are two cars on the official poster, one being the Assegai driven by Iain?
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Old 20 Feb 2020, 20:29 (Ref:3958837)   #41
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But how do you explain that here are two cars on the official poster, one being the Assegai driven by Iain?

Veeeery good point, Gerard.....
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Old 20 Feb 2020, 22:56 (Ref:3958876)   #42
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In 1962 Jo Schlesser raced a Brabham BT2 chassis BT2-5-62 in Formula Junior. For 1963 a 1500cc Ford engine was fitted and Schlesser competed in several non-championship Formula One races. As far as I'm aware it didn't compete in any World Championship races.

Fast forward to the present day and this BT2 has been rebuilt and appeared in the 2018 Monaco Historic GP as well as some HGPCA races with a 1500cc Ford engine. Now driven by Philippe Bonny I believe it's description is directly above your BT2, Rudolf, on Allen Brown's Old Racing Cars website.
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Old 21 Feb 2020, 00:04 (Ref:3958891)   #43
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Monaco 49 years ago.


Some interesting people to be seen and some interesting Health and Safety aspects.


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Old 21 Feb 2020, 13:45 (Ref:3959016)   #44
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In 1962 Jo Schlesser raced a Brabham BT2 chassis BT2-5-62 in Formula Junior. For 1963 a 1500cc Ford engine was fitted and Schlesser competed in several non-championship Formula One races. As far as I'm aware it didn't compete in any World Championship races.

Fast forward to the present day and this BT2 has been rebuilt and appeared in the 2018 Monaco Historic GP as well as some HGPCA races with a 1500cc Ford engine. Now driven by Philippe Bonny I believe it's description is directly above your BT2, Rudolf, on Allen Brown's Old Racing Cars website.

Thanx for looking that up..
It had to be something like that..

Just for the record, I sold my BT2 a while ago, am back in a 22

Fascinating how things change in historic racing
a friend of mine used to own a Lotus 22 with a similar history to the above BT2
that particular Lotus 22 was fitted with 1500 engine and did some F1 races
HGPCA would not let him in at the time, no way

so my own experiences from 10 years ago are becoming dated and obsolete
thats what growing old is like

in all fairness
to let the BT2 in and not the Assegai is a fascinating decision

thankfully I am not involved anymore

I still marvel at the slim grids at Monaco this year though

I can understand that 3 grids of 3 litre F1 cars are bit hard to fill, especially for the earliest post 66 grid as these cars have little chances to play competitively elsewhere.
Something with a DFV in the back, that needs regular crack testing will always be expensive to run, so not for everybody

I understand the problem with the pre war GP grid as a significant portion of eligble cars sits in the Mercedes Museum and wont see the light of day again. Most Auto Unions from that period were lost in the USSR and the few that survived are too valuable to race. that means that nearly half the cars that actually raced in the 1930ies wont ever be entered. It is great to see some 37A Bugs as they made up a large part of the very early grids in 1929.
Type 51 and 59 Bugs are around, but beeing worth 7 figures apparently in collectors hands, not to be raced in anger. This is how the grids ends up getting filled with Frazer Nashes.

But having less then 30 cars from the 1,5 litre formula at Monaco is really a remarkable change

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Old 21 Feb 2020, 14:20 (Ref:3959025)   #45
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hmmm....

two cars with an entry for Monaco are beeing offered on Racecarsdirect
ATS HS1 and a Cooper, by the same French seller

wording is a bit hazy as to whether the sale is meant to happen before or after the event

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