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chriswgawne
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« on: 15 July, 2017, 05:54:28 PM »

Last week I was lucky enough to see a Delta Evoluzione which was apparently untouched from the early 90s.
Upon looking at my photos I am wondering why the Union Jack is shown by the Martini Racing legend above the famous Finnish driver and co drivers names?
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« Reply #1 on: 15 July, 2017, 08:58:45 PM »

The bonnet handle is a detail I've never noticed before, very purposeful.  

What's the gizmo above the "H"?  Looks like a quick release pin for something with a guard over it.  Mount the light rack perhaps?
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« Reply #2 on: 15 July, 2017, 09:10:21 PM »

The obvious suggestion for the Union Jack is that Martini Racing were a UK based team at the time.
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« Reply #3 on: 15 July, 2017, 11:47:45 PM »

A Safari Rally car by the looks of the auxiliary lights near the 'screen, so guessing the pins are for the extra bumper bar that they had across the front end.
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« Reply #4 on: 17 July, 2017, 03:59:05 PM »

Yes, you are correct. The car appears to be exactly as it finished the East African Safari complete with front bar, lights  etc etc.
But I am still puzzled as to the reason for the Union Jack when its an Italian car run from an Italian base with an Italian sponsor?
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