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 Post subject: Robert Benoist
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:21 pm 
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I just found this mascot of the man above. Nice opportunity to start a topic on him.

(info and picure from http://www.vintagecarart.nl/home/7 - no commercial interest or connection)

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Car Mascot of Racing Driver Robert Benoist.
Museum piece, Car Mascot racing driver Robert BenoistThis is the exceptionally rare Car Mascot of the Bugatti racing driver Robert Benoist.
This mascot is based on a charicature by the world reowned artist Geo Ham,
and is sculpted by the famous France sculpter M.Bertin in around 1920,s.
Robert Benoist was the first professional racing driver of Bugatti Cars.
The bust with wings is in pure art deco style.
Very rare only a handful of this racing driver mascot exist.
This is also a real museum piece.
Is Signed below the chin M.Bertin.
This mascot is in fantastic condition for his age,100 % orginal and finished in heavy nickel bronze.
this mascot is illustrated in the book "Mascottes Fantaisies de 1910 - 1953" by Michel Legrand pag 333. number 185.

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 Post subject: Re: Robert Benoist
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:28 pm 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Benoist
http://www.biographybase.com/biography/ ... obert.html
http://www.fact-index.com/r/ro/robert_benoist.html
http://www.forix.com/8w/rb-w-jpw.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=13766650
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 Post subject: Re: Robert Benoist
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:22 pm 
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Very good reading, especially the Forix link.

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 Post subject: Re: Robert Benoist
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:23 pm 
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Either I surveyed it, or anywhere on the Type 57S45 and the >Affaire Benoist< is not reported ...


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 Post subject: Re: Robert Benoist
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:50 pm 
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