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« Reply #15 on: 16 October, 2009, 02:28:17 AM »

The photo of 'Gregory Peck' and his Aurelia looks more like Gary Cooper, then again maybe I spent too much time looking at old westerns with my Dad.

Ed Levin in the USA has emailed me with the same comment and I must admit I also thought it looked like Garry Cooper, so it's "High Noon" for Gregory Peck Grin

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« Reply #16 on: 16 October, 2009, 09:28:09 AM »


David Dimbleby had a Fulvia.

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« Reply #17 on: 16 October, 2009, 10:30:33 AM »

And Richard Whitely, off countdown had a 1600HF the same as mine. Roll Eyes Probably spelt his name wrong. Huh?
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« Reply #18 on: 16 October, 2009, 07:26:00 PM »

Kevin MacBride is right. It is not Gregory Peck but Gary Cooper. And the car is not a saloon but a convertible. But, anyway, it is a famous actor and an Aurelia.
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« Reply #19 on: 16 October, 2009, 09:23:33 PM »

Puccini owned and drove a Lambda – apparently with gusto!

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« Reply #20 on: 16 October, 2009, 10:16:10 PM »

and Caruso had a Theta....
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« Reply #21 on: 17 October, 2009, 08:37:49 AM »

Just remembered another one, but in this case he's infamous:

Bernie Cornfeld. Bernie was a massively successful financial fraudster of the 1960s and for a time based his operations in Switzerlad where he had a fleet of Flaminias at the disposal of other visiting funsters. Wiki quotes him as saying, "I had mansions all over the world, I threw extravagant parties. And I lived with ten or twelve girls at a time."

Must dash to Silverstone…..

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« Reply #22 on: 18 October, 2009, 08:13:59 PM »

Probably counts as a infamous one, from modern times.
The Captain of HMS Nottingham a type 42 Destroyer that ran aground off of Australia in 2003, Commander Farrington OBE.
Owned a 2.0 Dedra. Grin


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« Reply #23 on: 19 October, 2009, 01:44:36 PM »

A Catholic Bishop we had over here once drove a Beta Saloon. He was famous for a few things, a speech he made once (during the Popes visit) about the need to maintain good family values, and years later the revelation that he'd fathered a child. Wonder did he make use of the large rear seats of the Beta.....??
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« Reply #24 on: 19 October, 2009, 07:49:14 PM »

Kevin : you've just opened an off topic thread that we'd perhaps better stay away from !!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: 02 February, 2015, 04:56:22 PM »

And God created.....................and then man created the B24.......perfect harmony?






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« Reply #26 on: 02 February, 2015, 05:17:37 PM »

Carlo Bugatti, father of Ettore, was the owner of a Lambda, according to a book I read, probably a Bugatti book, which had a photograph of him with it.
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« Reply #27 on: 02 February, 2015, 09:04:57 PM »

Didn't Enzo Ferrari have a Flaminia Sedan as a family car?

I think Michael Shumacher had a Dedra SW for similar use.

Mike Hawthorn and his father were both Aurelia owners.

The Pope had a special Thesis in its' day.

Was it Tazio Nuvolari who raved about the Augusta and got lots of the other top racing drivers into them?

Stirling Moss' mum had an Appia Zagato. Perhaps famous persons' mothers who owned Lancias is getting a bit too far out there.

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« Reply #28 on: 02 February, 2015, 09:21:24 PM »

I thought Stirlings mum had an Aprilia ?
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« Reply #29 on: 03 February, 2015, 01:49:38 PM »

Not a 'driver' but my Beta Coupe was supplied new by Richard 'Dickie' Attwood of Le - Mans fame, to his father-in law. So you never know, he may have driven it.

I wrote to him and he confirmed the tale in a lovely handwritten letter.

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