Coppa D’oro IV

The Ring

The grid filled with PGP entrants – one PGP+ entry, a new Auto Union Type ‘C’, entered by the other Luis, was delayed due to a barge accident in transit. A few new entries included several from the stables of the 3rd Marquis de Cinemato – and while their painted numbers were drying pilots were yet to be named. All in all a large and competitive field was presented.

Thrills, chills and surprises throughout – a lowly Ford V8 Special edges past the best from Europe; an experimental DArt 23T crown gear not just finishes but emerges at the top of the pile; holder of the fastest lap of the race crashes out and suffers terminal suspension damage; crowd favourite R. Dreyfus loses control on the back straightaway (after a rear wheel decided to take a different route) crashing out of the race; and a new and unproven entry loses its transmission and therefore its bid to finish a first Coppa…

PGP Official Results:

  1. #32 – I. Correa [Ford V8 Special] 69 Laps (6.703 ext.);
  2. #34 – R. Carraciola [Mercedes Benz SSK] 69 (10.354);
  3. #4 – R. Dreyfus [Bugatti T59] 69 (17.803);
  4. #9 – J. Oldershaw [4.5L Bentley Blower] 67 (11.740);
  5. #7 – R. von Sleven Viscount of Forrestdale [Alfa Romeo 8c2300] 67 (11.951);
  6. #2 – E. Oldershaw (the younger) 3rd Marquis de Cinemato [Bugatti T35b] 66 (6.581);
  7. #11 – A. Nobudi [unknown] 66 (23.085);
  8. #4 – S. McGee [MG ‘M’ Type Midget] 65 (6.950);
  9. #22 – R. Dreyfus [Bugatti T35b] 63 (11.421);
  10. #8 – Sir Birken [4.5L Bentley Blower] 62 (14.647);
  11. #84 – T. Nuvolari [Alfa Romeo 6c 1750] 61 (17.373);
  12. #22/#5 – R. Dreyfus [Bugatti T35b] 60 (6.049) [Wheel];
  13. #59 – R. Dreyfus [Bugatti T59] 28 (64.059) DNF [Transmission];
  14. #6 – L. Chiron [Alfa Romeo 8c2300] 12 (34.212) DNF [Suspension];
  15. #21 – J. Latto [Hispano-Suza] DNS;
  16. #5 – Count Cinqo d’Jimbo [Bugatti T57] DNS (special exemption granted).

One thought on “Coppa D’oro IV

  1. Wonderful photos!! :good:
    Love the wounded cars, very authentic. :cry:
    These are almost as fragile as the real things were back in the day. :wacko:
    Great to see them being raced. :yahoo:

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