Coppa D’oro VII

December 13, 2021 @ 7pm

The Ring

Sixteen entries representing seven countries from six builders would compete in this edition of the Coppa D’oro. Two new models, one of each class, would join fourteen returning entrants to make this the biggest field yet!

New Entries:

#2 – Aston Martin Ulster 1.5L (Ct. G. ‘Johnny’ Lurani) [PGP]

#4 – Auto Union Type C (B. Rosemeyer) [PGP+]

Returning Entries:

#32 – Ford V8 Special (I. Correa) [PGP]

#6 – Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 (L. Chiron) [PGP]

#34 – Mercedes Benz SSK (R. Caracciola) [PGP]

#10 – Bentley Blower 4.5L (B. Durand) [PGP]

#22 – Bugatti Type 35b (R. Dreyfus) [PGP]

#4 – Bugatti Type 59 (R. Dreyfus) [PGP]

#84 – Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 GT (T. Nuvalari) [PGP]

#3 – Auto Union Type C [PGP+]

#8 – Bentley Blower 4.5L (Sir T. Birken) [PGP]

#2 – Bugatti Type 35b (E. Oldershaw (the younger) 3rd Marquis de Cinemato) [PGP]

#7 – Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 (R. von Sleven Viscount of Forrestdale) [PGP]

#21 – Hispano-Suiza (J. Latto) [PGP]

#11 – Riley (A. Nobudi) [PGP]

#5 – Auto Union Type C (Hans Stuck) [PGP+]

The Paddock

The Race

And they are off!

Action was frantic, even in the paddock. Pilot changes and substitutions proved to be unusually challenging and the streak of crossed wires continued while for the first time four controllers graced three stations over a single heat. Thankfully no models were sacrificed although two would suffer gearbox issues and others would simply shed cosmetic parts (headlights, brake levers and fenders) in an effort to add less weight thereby improving overall performance – or at least so the story goes…

Race Results

In one of the closest Coppa D’oro finishes ever not only did a PGP model take the overall victory but the top five all finished on the same lap with just over 5 seconds separating first to fifth!!! And just 2 laps separated the top 10!!! Wow!!!

Overall Race Results (PGP & PGP+)

  1. #6 – Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 (L. Chiron) [PGP] 69 Laps (15.689 ext.);
  2. #2 – Bugatti Type 35b (E. Oldershaw (the younger) 3rd Marquis de Cinemato) [PGP] 69 (16.747);
  3. #34 – Mercedes Benz SSK (R. Caracciola) [PGP] 69 (18.164);
  4. #3 – Auto Union Type C [PGP+] 69 (19.054);
  5. #32 – Ford V8 Special (I. Correa) [PGP] 69 (20.930);
  6. #2 – Aston Martin Ulster 1.5L (Ct. G. ‘Johnny’ Lurani) [PGP] 68 (8.307);
  7. #4 – Bugatti Type 59 (R. Dreyfus) [PGP] 68 (12.805);
  8. #7 – Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 (R. von Sleven Viscount of Forrestdale) [PGP] 67 (12.496);
  9. #21 – Hispano-Suiza (J. Latto) [PGP] 67 (12.747);
  10. #10 – Bentley Blower 4.5L (B. Durand) [PGP] 67 (21.825);
  11. #11 – Riley (A. Nobudi) [PGP] 66 (8.934);
  12. #5 – Auto Union Type C (Hans Stuck) [PGP+] 65 (13.106);
  13. #8 – Bentley Blower 4.5L (Sir T. Birken) [PGP] 59 (11.492);
  14. #84 – Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 GT (T. Nuvalari) [PGP] 58 (15.575);
  15. #22 – Bugatti Type 35b (R. Dreyfus) [PGP] 23 DNF (Gearbox);
  16. #4 – Auto Union Type C (B. Rosemeyer) [PGP+] 0 DNF (Gearbox).

PGP Class Race Results

  1. #6 – Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 (L. Chiron) [PGP] 69 Laps (15.689 ext.);
  2. #2 – Bugatti Type 35b (E. Oldershaw (the younger) 3rd Marquis de Cinemato) [PGP] 69 (16.747);
  3. #34 – Mercedes Benz SSK (R. Caracciola) [PGP] 69 (18.164);
  4. #32 – Ford V8 Special (I. Correa) [PGP] 69 (20.930);
  5. #2 – Aston Martin Ulster 1.5L (Ct. G. ‘Johnny’ Lurani) [PGP] 68 (8.307);
  6. #4 – Bugatti Type 59 (R. Dreyfus) [PGP] 68 (12.805);
  7. #7 – Alfa Romeo 8c 2300 (R. von Sleven Viscount of Forrestdale) [PGP] 67 (12.496);
  8. #21 – Hispano-Suiza (J. Latto) [PGP] 67 (12.747);
  9. #10 – Bentley Blower 4.5L (B. Durand) [PGP] 67 (21.825);
  10. #11 – Riley (A. Nobudi) [PGP] 66 (8.934);
  11. #8 – Bentley Blower 4.5L (Sir T. Birken) [PGP] 59 (11.492);
  12. #84 – Alfa Romeo 6c 1750 GT (T. Nuvalari) [PGP] 58 (15.575);
  13. #22 – Bugatti Type 35b (R. Dreyfus) [PGP] 23 DNF (Gearbox).

PGP+ Class Race Results

  1. #3 – Auto Union Type C [PGP+] 69 (19.054);
  2. #5 – Auto Union Type C (Hans Stuck) [PGP+] 65 (13.106);
  3. #4 – Auto Union Type C (B. Rosemeyer) [PGP+] 0 DNF (Gearbox).

Thank you to everyone who participated to make this the best Coppa D’oro yet!

A special thanks to everyone for registering their models ahead of time and for posting a picture for reference. I can’t emphasize enough how much this helps! Thank you!