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Old 2nd November 2009, 15:36   #1
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Default Bernie's Classic Racers on display - Abu Dhabi



Twelve cars from the F1 boss's personal collection have been loaned for display at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi for the F1 weekend.

Some memorable cars that one would normally not see in one place at one time and that too so up close.

Cars included a Maserati 250F four Ferarris, a Talbot Lago, Bugatti T54, Mercedes racer 1937 and the awsome Auto Union 61 Supercharged, rear engined V16 rager also from 1937.

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Which Ferrari models were there?
Besides this on 28th October world's largest Ferrari store was inaugurated in Dubai. On that day or on 30th I think a parade of some 100 Ferraris started from
Dubai and ended in Abu Dhabi.
Any photos or information about that event ?
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Which Ferrari models were there?
Besides this on 28th October world's largest Ferrari store was inaugurated in Dubai. On that day or on 30th I think a parade of some 100 Ferraris started from
Dubai and ended in Abu Dhabi.
Any photos or information about that event ?
I will post them shortly. The Ferrari Club Drive has been posted on a seperate thread in this section of the forum today.

The middle car in the picture below is a 1951 Ferrari 375. The others were a 1966 Ferrari 312/F1, 72 Ferrari 312B2 and a 1988 Ferrari 188 F1

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Lucky bum! Just wondering though, does/can he drive these around occasionally or is it mostly for display?
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Lucky bum! Just wondering though, does/can he drive these around occasionally or is it mostly for display?
They were all runners with batteries on them. Not sure if he actually drives them or they are looked after / driven by his maintainance people.
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Default The Maserati 250F 1954

This is the 1954 Maserati 250F which was used by the factory till 1957.

The 250F was driven by such greats like Fangio, Behra, Askari, Stirling Moss, Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins, Viloresi amongst others others.

Fangio drove this very car to victory in the 54 Argentinian GP and the 54 Belgium GP. It won the 56 Monaco and the Italian GP in the hands of Stirling Moss.

In 57 it won the Argentinian, French, Monaco and Italian GP driven by Fangio again.

A very illustrious history indeed.
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The cars were on display in groups of three in the four corners of the Grand Atrium of the Emirates Palace as below.

Just check out the shine in that marble fooor, the best money can buy like the cars and the rest of the Palace !!
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The cars were on display in groups of three in the four corners of the Grand Atrium of the Emirates Palace as below.

Just check out the shine in that marble fooor, the best money can buy like the cars and the rest of the Palace !!
stunning pix. Hes got one of the best cars but he never drives them. These are certainly only a small portion of his cars. He keeps auctioning them off and collecting all over again.
btw, where are pix of the ferrari club drive? i don't see a new thread for that yet.
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@wasif - Nice pics
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Default Talbot Lago T26C 1948

This is the 1948 Talbot Lago T26C which is considered to be the last old fashioned race cars that could compete and win in F1 GP races and other road events too.

This is the 4,5 litre twin plug straight six version with the twin block mounted cams and two valves per cylinder with triple carbs and all aluminium construction.

The suspension is wishbones up front with a transverse lieaf spring and a live axle with semi elliptics and friction dampers on the rear.

The fram and body is also all alloy and the entire car weighs in at a 950 Kg. With around 260 BHP it was capable of top speeds pf around 270 KMPH.

The list of drivers includes Louis Chiron, Dough Whitefield who drove this very car,Duncan Hamilton and Roger Laurent among othes.

This car, though not this particular example, won the 49 French & Belgium GPs, the 50 & 51 Dutch Gps and the 52 &53 Australian GPs.

The pictures of the engine bay are from Ultimatecarpage.com for illustration only.
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BErnie ought to enjoy them while it lasts, nuked F1 + divorce settlement on the cards
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Default Ferrari 375 F1 1951

This is the 1951 Ferrari 375 F1. This is a 4.5 litre V12 SOHC two valve per cylinder wit three Weber carbs developing 350 BHP with a top speed of 278 KMPH.

It is an aluminium bodied race on a tubular chassis. The front suspension is classic Ferrari, double wishbone with a transverce lower leaf spring and Houdaille shocks.

The rear also is calassic Ferrari featurinf a De Dion axle with teh transverce lower leaf spring and the Houdaille lever shocks.

It has been driven by such lumanires like Ascari,Viloresi, Taruffi,Gonzales and Dorino Serafini.

It was driven to victory in the 51 British CP by Gonzales and the German and Italian GPs pf the same year by Ascari.

This is said to be the car Ascari drove.
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Default Auto Union V16 1937

These are pictures of the 37 Auto Union V16 also known as the Type C.

Its a mid mounted 6 litke V16 featuring twin Solex carbs and a Roots type supercharger.

The body is in aluminium and the chassis in molybdnum with a trailing link torsion bar set up in front and swing axle rear with torsion bar again and friction damping.

The package weighs in at 750 Kgs and with 520 BHP available can reach speeds in excess of 300 KMPH.

This type of car was driven by the likes of Rosemeyer,Stuck,Muller, Haas,Varzi and Nuvolari.

Its successes include the 37 Vanderbilt Cuo, 37 Donnington Park GP and the 37 Coppa Acrebo.

This is one very challenging car to handle I am told by its keepers.
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