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« Reply #15 on: 30 January, 2015, 10:05:55 PM »

I believe "Spider" and "Spyder are interchangeable the one possibly being an anglicised version of the other. Originally the term applied to a type of very light pheatont carriage with a very small body on an exaggeratedly curved chasis so it looked like a spider.  The term carries over into automotive coachwork as a term for a small, light, open sporting car body.


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« Reply #16 on: 31 January, 2015, 07:11:01 PM »

In a similar theme I was once told that really the British should refer to 'Dropheads'. 'Convertible' was an American term. Suddenly 'Cabriolet' was dragged up from the past and became all the rage.
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« Reply #17 on: 02 February, 2015, 08:52:45 PM »

On the same theme Wikiifyoubelieveitpedia says

The term "roadster" as applied to automobiles is American in origin; before World War II, the British equivalent was a "two-seat tourer".[8] The term was used more widely in Britain after World War II, partly through interaction with Americans during the war and partly to make the car more appealing to Americans in the time of the "export or die" policy.[citation needed]

By the 1970s, the term "roadster" was applied to open two-seat cars of sporting appearance or character.[9][10] Roadsters had become almost as well-equipped as convertibles,[9] including side windows that retract into the doors. Roadsters of that time included the Alfa Romeo Spider, MGB, and Triumph TR4. A roadster is still defined as an open car with two seats,[11][12] with some roadsters having power tops or retractable hardtops.[13] A few manufacturers and fabricators still offer roadsters that meet the older definitions. These include Morgan, with the windowless Roadster, Caterham, with the doorless Seven, and Ariel, with the bodyless Atom.
that a small open car is a "roadster" in America but in England it would be a "two seater open tourer".

I have always considered (though I am not sure why ) the term "Cabriolet" to refer to a four seat open car.
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« Reply #18 on: 04 February, 2015, 06:18:41 PM »

Another lady driver


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« Reply #19 on: 04 February, 2015, 08:13:51 PM »

Richard any idea of who she is and the event.
She looks a bit like I would expect Maria Zambreni, who I've been trying find more out about after meeting her at Lancia 100 in 2006 in Turin, would have looked like at the time, and I don't expect there to have been many ladies racing Aurelias back then
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« Reply #20 on: 04 February, 2015, 08:56:07 PM »

I will try to find out Brian. I rather like these old photos. Any more out there?
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« Reply #21 on: 05 February, 2015, 11:42:19 AM »

"Condessa Paola Della Chiesa"
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« Reply #22 on: 05 February, 2015, 01:43:06 PM »

"Condessa Paola Della Chiesa"
Thanks Richard,
Oh well not the lady I'm looking for!

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« Reply #23 on: 23 February, 2015, 05:05:24 PM »

Oh well, here is one from "forumauto.com"


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« Reply #24 on: 26 February, 2015, 11:34:41 AM »

Looks like a snow deflector on top of the grill. What the thing on the wing? Just a lamp with an anti-glare cover?
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« Reply #25 on: 26 February, 2015, 03:04:09 PM »


Is that shield above the grill a snow deflector?

Its rare to see a photo with the extra wiper motor visible as well as the wiper.

I'm assuming its a single electric screen demister tube in the middle.  Just lean in and share the view?
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« Reply #26 on: 26 February, 2015, 04:51:55 PM »

Who's lurking in the back seat??
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« Reply #27 on: 26 February, 2015, 05:06:05 PM »

Who's lurking in the back seat??
.      Not sure, Mahe? But here is another photo, taken on a warmer day


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« Reply #28 on: 27 February, 2015, 12:34:04 PM »

Pretty sure it's a snow deflector. I have the 'Rallying to Monte Carlo' book by Mike Couper. When he used a Rolls Royce he discovered the wings on the the Spirit of Ecstasy did the same job.
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« Reply #29 on: 27 February, 2015, 12:46:18 PM »


I love the thought of a snow deflector.  When did bug deflectors go out of fashion?  Is it when a wash-wipe became common?

There's also a stick with a circle at its top which appears to be directly in front of the screen.  Any ideas on that?

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