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Post by Sedre » 1 year ago

Latest post of the previous page:

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Thanks! Some of this crashes as far worse than I imagine.
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Sedre wrote:
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xx.04.1987 - Ronde de la Durance - ???/Eric Lombard (killed)
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... ct&n=12390
They say that it happened during some kind of "exibition" before the start of the Rally, and that the driver was killed, while the co-driver was seriously injured:
https://images2.imgbox.com/9e/27/RvOefWhm_o.jpg
About Lombard accident: http://forum-auto.caradisiac.com/sport- ... tm#t365312

As this guy says that it's pity that there's no challenge for co-drivers which named after him, I presumed that he was navigator. Maybe it's actually his fatal accident or another fatality which happened before race. Is report says rally title itself?
I think that I found name of this driver. Ronde Leuqouise is held in city of Toul and was held in 1987 before Tuesday, 21 April (date of news report). Through searching of French Death Index I found that only one person died in Toul during weekend of 18-19 April - Jean-Louis Victor Noel Hardy born 24 December 1945, died on 19 April 1987; driver of same name was in my list of "ghost" drivers for long time with only known year of death - 1987 so I believe that this case is solved. But maybe I need to verify this,

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Post by Sedre » 10 months ago

Motorsportrace wrote:
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About Henri Degioanni:
https://issuu.com/kulte/docs/kultorama-n13-yak-light/59

Here is an article about his nephew, whose name is Maurice Louche.
Maybe he's on some social networks, and could be asked about his uncle's death.

This could be his website:
http://www.editionsmauricelouche.com/

There's an e-mail address there, as well as a telephone number.
Maybe they could be useful.
Finally, mystery is solved. Henri Degioanni indeed died while testing his car for 1950 Marseille Grand Prix:

http://blogs.caradisiac.com/big-blog-bl ... 19517.html
Nullement découragé, Henri Degiaonni décide, alors, de se lancer dans une drôle d'aventure … Le châssis et l'ensemble moteur-boîte sont dissociés de la carrosserie, pour recevoir un habillage en aluminium, dessiné selon les canons de la monoplace alors à la mode, étroite, fuselée et dotée d'un capot interminable. Le bolide est bien construit, joilment proportionné, manifestement bien fini, et son aspect agressif est renforcé par une curieuse calandre « à deux étages », sans lien aucun avec la traditionnel élément « Bugatti » en forme de fer à cheval . Son concepteur entend bien l'aligner dans le G.P. de Marseille 1950, et affronter la concurrence avec des armes plus affûtées.


Degioanni ne laisse rien au hasard, et il obtient des autorités locales la fermeture d'une portion de route, entre Aubagne et Gemenos, qui lui permettra d'essayer sa monture dans les meilleures conditions. Las ! Au cours de ces évolutions, le pilote mord l'accotement, la Bugatti est projetée dans un champ et termine sa course folle contre un arbre. Ejecté, Henri Degioanni est relevé avec une grave blessure à la tête, à laquelle il ne survivra pas. Maurice Louche se souvient : « Des heures, des dizaine d'heures, des centaines d'heures que mon oncle passait dans son garage. La passion emporta tout : les économies, le travail à finir vis-à-vis de la clientèle, la vie de famille et, enfin, la vie tout court ». Paradoxalement, la fatale cabriole n'a causé que peu de dommage à la voiture, et Mme Degioanni la cède à un certain « Max », dont on aura compris qu'il peut s'agir d'Auguste Grail, le garagiste marseillais. Avec la Bugatti, « Max » dispute la course de côte de la Sainte-Baume, puis revend l'auto au spécialiste parisien Dominique Lamberjack.
In short story, Degioanni obtained permission from local authorities to test his Bugatti in closed road between Aubagne and Gemenos, rolled and was ejected from car. He collided with tree and suffered fatal head injuries.

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Post by Motorsportrace » 10 months ago

Sedre wrote:
10 months ago
Motorsportrace wrote:
2 years ago
About Henri Degioanni:
https://issuu.com/kulte/docs/kultorama-n13-yak-light/59

Here is an article about his nephew, whose name is Maurice Louche.
Maybe he's on some social networks, and could be asked about his uncle's death.

This could be his website:
http://www.editionsmauricelouche.com/

There's an e-mail address there, as well as a telephone number.
Maybe they could be useful.
Finally, mystery is solved. Henri Degioanni indeed died while testing his car for 1950 Marseille Grand Prix:

http://blogs.caradisiac.com/big-blog-bl ... 19517.html
Nullement découragé, Henri Degiaonni décide, alors, de se lancer dans une drôle d'aventure … Le châssis et l'ensemble moteur-boîte sont dissociés de la carrosserie, pour recevoir un habillage en aluminium, dessiné selon les canons de la monoplace alors à la mode, étroite, fuselée et dotée d'un capot interminable. Le bolide est bien construit, joilment proportionné, manifestement bien fini, et son aspect agressif est renforcé par une curieuse calandre « à deux étages », sans lien aucun avec la traditionnel élément « Bugatti » en forme de fer à cheval . Son concepteur entend bien l'aligner dans le G.P. de Marseille 1950, et affronter la concurrence avec des armes plus affûtées.


Degioanni ne laisse rien au hasard, et il obtient des autorités locales la fermeture d'une portion de route, entre Aubagne et Gemenos, qui lui permettra d'essayer sa monture dans les meilleures conditions. Las ! Au cours de ces évolutions, le pilote mord l'accotement, la Bugatti est projetée dans un champ et termine sa course folle contre un arbre. Ejecté, Henri Degioanni est relevé avec une grave blessure à la tête, à laquelle il ne survivra pas. Maurice Louche se souvient : « Des heures, des dizaine d'heures, des centaines d'heures que mon oncle passait dans son garage. La passion emporta tout : les économies, le travail à finir vis-à-vis de la clientèle, la vie de famille et, enfin, la vie tout court ». Paradoxalement, la fatale cabriole n'a causé que peu de dommage à la voiture, et Mme Degioanni la cède à un certain « Max », dont on aura compris qu'il peut s'agir d'Auguste Grail, le garagiste marseillais. Avec la Bugatti, « Max » dispute la course de côte de la Sainte-Baume, puis revend l'auto au spécialiste parisien Dominique Lamberjack.
In short story, Degioanni obtained permission from local authorities to test his Bugatti in closed road between Aubagne and Gemenos, rolled and was ejected from car. He collided with tree and suffered fatal head injuries.
Thanks for that.
I was always a mystery for me.
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Post by mattia2 » 9 months ago

Does someone have Nanni's mail? A friend of mine has some updates to send him

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Post by Sedre » 9 months ago

mattia2 wrote:
9 months ago
Does someone have Nanni's mail? A friend of mine has some updates to send him
I sent it in PM.

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Post by Sedre » 4 months ago

Surprisingly, I found one more accident in INA Archives - Éric Barozzi, 1996 Gassin hillclimb:
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http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... ct&n=11431

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