I assume the nickname is related to Mike Hawthorn name for Wolfgang Von Tripps?
The Alfa in the picture driven by Carraciola is an 8C Monza. Rudi did in fact race a P3 during his time with Scuderia Ferrari.
Incidentally, I note that the 1/32 Scratchbuilt Slotcar Forum on my web page at least comes with a translation option, so try it everyone!
I like the car and as ever will make a few comments.
Later P3 Alfas did in fact have hydraulic brakes. These were introduced in 1935 with the Dubonnet independant suspension.
I tried to get a Mac pinches body but he no longer does them. I am working on a P3 body now and then.
As with other efforts, I like the finish of the car. A friend tells me all my cars look far too clean!
Ah, Bugatti wheels?
My own Alfa wheels are almost ready with final work under way. I hope I will be putting some sets together over the Christmas period. This is the prototype wheel. Production examples will be almost identical.
Like other wheels to date, the diameter is correct at 19", the number of spokes is correct and the pattern of the spokes is also correct. I'll post more details when I have all the parts.