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by Chris Martin 2
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
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Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

You are absolutely right there Chris, although the T is considered a light car with small capacity engine in the US, it was quite "Big" compared to most European light cars, that Bugatti 37 has a capacity of 1496cc compared to the 2878cc of a standard T. Reason for that is the way cars were taxed i...
by Chris Martin 2
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
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Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Chris, I am very impressed with what they did with Model T's, running them against Bugattis. Obviously they were very talented, and mechanically skillful, because the stock Model T was laughable when put up against a Bugatti, or any other high class French or German car, for that matter. If they we...
by Chris Martin 2
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
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Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

....... Montier was the French Ford Importer (as far as i remember right, that is becoming an issue lately), and raced Fords extensively...... To clarify that point; Montier never was the 'importer', just an agent. The early years of Fords in France and Montier's involvement is complicated. Henri D...
by Chris Martin 2
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
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Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

............ looking forward to your new updated book ! Don't hold your breath. I am working on something else right now with a deadline to have that finished by the end of the year. Commissioned by a British publisher and well paid too it must get priority so poor old Charles Montier has been push...
by Chris Martin 2
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
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Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Thanks a bunch Chris, although id does not clear up what it is, it sure does clear up what it isn't ! I was hoping you'd chime in for your expertise on these cars, you must have seen quite a few fakes and lookalikes ! Not that i don't like people like the Argentinians building cars to their liking,...
by Chris Martin 2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
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Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

............ perhaps a Ford distributor or dealer in Europe DID make an attempt at racing. They couldn't have done much, not with THIS car, up against Bugattis and others of that class. I would be highly suspicious they would even try. I don't believe ANY Ford would have been competitive in Europe ...
by Chris Martin 2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
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Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

And to compare, a few of the original Model A based Montier racers from the 1930 and 1931 European Grand Prix season. These had a strange look as Montier lowered the center section of the chassis between the axles to lower the c of g and moved the radiator forward to clear the front axle. Not the pr...
by Chris Martin 2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
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Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

The fake Montier-Ford in Spain is the silver and blue one, the yellow one was made by the same people in Argentina and also imported by the Belgian dealer and was last heard of for sale in France with no other claim other than just being a Model A Speedster made in Argentina. Both are also right-han...
by Chris Martin 2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..
Replies: 22
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Re: This B racer for sale raised some questions with me..

Ok, first I can guarantee that is NOT a Montier. I suspect what it is is a recent recreation made in Argentina. There has long been a tradition down there for racing vintage cars with lightweight Speedster bodies - called 'baquets' - and there are several people in and around Buenos Aires still maki...
by Chris Martin 2
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.

Thank you DHort for that info. Photos now attached.
by Chris Martin 2
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.

I have photos of the Montier as it is in storage but I can't work out how to add them here; they are on my computer but don't have a url address. Any way to cut and paste?
by Chris Martin 2
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.

That had occurred to me too, but the timing is odd, the planning for that was ok'd some time back.
by Chris Martin 2
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Another Montier-Ford surfaces, and disappears again.

Been a long time but I thought I would update on another Montier find, or at least why it will remain hidden. Many of you may be aware of the story of the Schlumpf brothers who amassed a collection of cars, mostly Bugattis, in France which were then confiscated by the French government after their t...
by Chris Martin 2
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More custom French Model T's. I get sidetracked way too easy......
Replies: 5
Views: 1381

Re: More custom French Model T's. I get sidetracked way too easy......

Just found this and as I have not been on here for a log time I had to register again to log in. Yes, I do still have just a couple of copies of the Montier book left, but for the cost of postage they are probably best kept for Australian members, contact me at ckmart2017@gmail.com If anyone in the ...