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Mike Hawthorn Ferrari Factory Trophy

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  1. UAS

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  2. jk0001

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    I'll open bids 5$ US thru PayPal!
     
  3. GuyIncognito

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    why is 1955 missing from that sequence? He drove for Ferrari that year. maybe that's a clue?
     
  4. Nembo1777

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    Perhaps something to do with his role in a certain event at Le Mans that year?...
     
  5. GuyIncognito

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    had thought about that, but he was driving for Jag at LeMans and the cars on the trophy are formula cars so I doubt that's it.
     
  6. jk0001

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    It does not look like the The Hawthorn Memorial Trophy. It is really a good question
     
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    #7 jk0001, Sep 12, 2008
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    He did not have any F1 wins in 1955, that is why it is omitted. And he retired after the 1958 season. It seems to be a trophy from ferrari for his years of F1 with Ferrari. Nice piece.
     
  8. GuyIncognito

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    didn't race for Ferrari in '52 or '56. and no wins in '56 or '57. hmmmm.....

    it would seem to be some kind of "retirement" trophy as you suggest.
     
  9. UAS

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    Thanks for all of the replies. A little more research has uncovered the following: apparently, the trophy is an internal factory trophy given to drivers who've won multiple championships. We should have more information tomorrow.
     
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    I like the 2008 KOENIGSEGG CCX you have listed on your website! :)
     
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    I'm drooling over that trophy what a great find of such historical significance. Will you finance? j/k
     
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  13. UAS

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    Thanks. It's only slightly more than the trophy. :)

    I'll have to see about the financing aspect of things, though I doubt it. The trophy will be on eBay soon.
     
  14. Fokkev12

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    Dear Universal Autosports,

    This must be a farewell gift after Mike Hawthorn stopped his career.
    In 1952 Mike Hawthorn was already driving a Ferrari F2 car.

    Regards, Fokke van der Meer.
     

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