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Old 15 May 2021, 08:37 (Ref:4051748)   #1546
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I think you will find t is a mechanic sitting in number 5,

I spot two drivers, but Harry is not out of bed yet.
It was the anniversary of his passing a day or two ago.....
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Old 15 May 2021, 08:43 (Ref:4051751)   #1547
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Pétoulet in other words… (bonnet en coton)
In his wonderful autobiography “F-Stops, Pit Stops, Tears and Laughter” Bernard Cahier tells the full story.

“He (Maurice) owned a Bugatti 37B which he’d hidden in a barn during the war. When he took it out and raced it for the first time after the conflict he discovered the engine was starved for fuel. Upon further investigation he discovered that a family of mice had taken up residence in the gas tank while it had been in the barn and the fuel line was clogged with their droppings. Telling this story to his friend and fellow driver, Jean-Pierre Wimille he said, “You know Jean-Pierre my gas tank was full of pétoules” – the provincial word for mice droppings. Wimille had a good laugh and then told Maurice, “That’s appropriate because you’re nothing but a big pétoulet yourself!” From that moment the name stuck.”

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Old 15 May 2021, 09:25 (Ref:4051756)   #1548
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Merci pour l'anecdote et la sympathique photographie, Monsieur Attorney. I wont ask how this wine tastes because its not really important. Boire pour se souvenir et non boire pour oublier…
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I spot two drivers, but Harry is not out of bed yet.

Correct, both Maurice Trintignant and Jean Behra are the drivers concerned but Harry (Schell) mad it a few minutes later.

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Pétoulet looks like the ordinary man he always remained, what a nice and simple person he was. I met him several times and drove his daily, it was a 24 CT.
Thanks for this rare picture, seems that Pétoulet is wondering about Jean right foot and its ability to press the gaz pedal! "What's your size, Bro?".
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Pétoulet looks like the ordinary man he always remained, what a nice and simple person he was. I met him several times and drove his daily, it was a 24 CT.
Thanks for this rare picture, seems that Pétoulet is wondering about Jean right foot and its ability to press the gaz pedal! "What's your size, Bro?".
No, no Gerard, he is practicing his Can Can two step.
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