Friday, 27 June 2014

Friday's Ferrari

Today's car is one which I've shown twice before, on 29 March 2013 and 5 April 2013, on those occasions at the Coys International Historic Festival meeting at Silverstone in August 2001.
It's a 1956 Ferrari 750 Monza, serial number 0568M, and it's pictured here in the pit garage at Silverstone at the Historic Tribute meeting of June 2004. The website says this about the car:
 0568M was a 750 Monza Scaglietti Spyder, was sold to Francois Picard, F, he finished 3rd in the GP Agadir, was a dnf in Dakar, 3rd in the 1000km Paris, Monthlery, 11th in GP Rouen, then Alfonso de Portago raced the Monza in the GP Sweden, where it stayed after the GP, new owner was Tore Bjurström, S - Scuderia Ferrari Swezia. In 1958 the Finn Carl-Otto Bremer became the new owner and raced the Monza until 1961. After Bremer died in a flying accident, the car went Pentti Groehn he drove the car on local sand tracks and ice races.
I don't know whether the car took part in the meeting or not. The history of the car (click on the serial number above) doesn't mention this Silverstone event, but it does say that Carlos Moneverde was the owner at that time. It was a 2 day meeting and I went on the Saturday but the Historic Sports Car Championship race was on the Sunday. This is the entry list for that race:
You will see that the last car is Carlos Monteverde's Silver and Blue Ferrari Y50 (I think someone must have mistaken a badly formed '7' for a 'Y').

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