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This car won the first ever Monaco GP in 1929. Driven by William Grover-Williams (note: Alfa Romeo and Maserati did not participate in the event).

Check the front wheels :eek:
 

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William Grover-Williams, who later became a spy for the British in WWII and was shot by the Germans...

There's a really good book, loosely based on his life, called "Early One Morning" by Robert Ryan which is a cracking read :)
 

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need to check those camber settings :eek:
 

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need to check those camber settings :eek:
Nice bit of positve camber there.
Most vintage race car's ran with severve front camber's.
As the British Racing Drivers Club badge shows.
 

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William Grover-Williams, who later became a spy for the British in WWII and was shot by the Germans...

There's a really good book, loosely based on his life, called "Early One Morning" by Robert Ryan which is a cracking read :)
Also the excellent book titled "The Grand Prix Saboteurs" by motoring correspondent Joe Saward is the true story of Williams, Benoist & Wimillie (Alfa racer) which took him 18 years of research and was published last year, well worth a read if you are interested in early GP racing and subsequent life in Nazi controlled Europe.
 

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Also the excellent book titled "The Grand Prix Saboteurs" by motoring correspondent Joe Saward is the true story of Williams, Benoist & Wimillie (Alfa racer) which took him 18 years of research and was published last year, well worth a read if you are interested in early GP racing and subsequent life in Nazi controlled Europe.
:thumbs: I'll keep a look out for that, thanks.
 

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:thumbs: I'll keep a look out for that, thanks.
Got the book for xmas and couldn't put it down, check out the reviews on Amazon UK Books (there's even a posting from Robert Ryan, author of "Early One Morning" commending Sawards efforts in producing this true to life account of events filling in some of the real details which Ryan didn't have access to), but ultimately has a tragic ending for both Williams & Benoist as well as dozens of other British SOE operatives, although Wimillie does not survive much longer than them, its almost difficult to believe that it all really happened !!! would make an ideal Hollywood thriller type of film.
 

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Got the book for xmas and couldn't put it down, check out the reviews on Amazon UK Books (there's even a posting from Robert Ryan, author of "Early One Morning" commending Sawards efforts in producing this true to life account of events filling in some of the real details which Ryan didn't have access to), but ultimately has a tragic ending for both Williams & Benoist, although Wimillie does not survive much longer than them, its almost difficult to believe that it all really happened !!! would make an ideal Hollywood thriller type of film.
Forgot to mention, whilst in Monaco in August last year, there is a tribute statue to Williams in his Bugatti at the St Devote corner (its actually located in the roundabout) complete with a B&W photo of him racing his car, different photo to Bigfoots posting, will try to upload my photo's if poss.
 

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Got the book for xmas and couldn't put it down, check out the reviews on Amazon UK Books (there's even a posting from Robert Ryan, author of "Early One Morning" commending Sawards efforts in producing this true to life account of events filling in some of the real details which Ryan didn't have access to), but ultimately has a tragic ending for both Williams & Benoist as well as dozens of other British SOE operatives, although Wimillie does not survive much longer than them, its almost difficult to believe that it all really happened !!! would make an ideal Hollywood thriller type of film.
Another book you would all probably find very interesting is the "The Bugatti Queen" by Miranda Seymour (2004), a true story about a French lady GP driver who mixed with all the pre war stars of the 30's era. Starting with a Bugatti T35 she later acquired an Alfa Monza for her racing before an accident & the war intervened. The book details her fellow team mate Williams & his exploits with Benoist & Wimillie working for the British SOE during the war. Unfortunately she died in virtual poverty in 1984, her post war career having failed to revive following accusations of collaboration with the Germans. A great read !!
 

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Thanks for the pictures :)
 

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Also the excellent book titled "The Grand Prix Saboteurs" by motoring correspondent Joe Saward is the true story of Williams, Benoist & Wimillie (Alfa racer) which took him 18 years of research and was published last year, well worth a read if you are interested in early GP racing and subsequent life in Nazi controlled Europe.
Just got the books and started reading it. Cracking stuff :cool:

Thanks again for the suggestion :thumbs:
 

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This car won the first ever Monaco GP in 1929. Driven by William Grover-Williams (note: Alfa Romeo and Maserati did not participate in the event).

Check the front wheels :eek:
What the hell happened to his Veyron? I would be seriously ****ed at that. :mad:
 
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