The beautiful original finish came to light after careful sanding of the fiberglas. Lo and behold were Joe and Alma Rocheleau, the racers (Americans from the midwest) and the builder was MGF. I'm working on finding contact info for Joe & Alma. They do appear in the TT database in a competitor profile , actually more of an interview with Alma. They were on the Isle in `74 when their rig had a 3 cyl. BSA motor. My friend, Larry Coleman remembers racing against them here in the states and has contacted Bob Bakker on our behalf to find out more about Joe & Alma.
I was saddened to learn about Fidelman's tragic suicide, but I think the compny is still ongoig under different ownership?
If anyone wants to see photos of the original color scheme just get in touch with me and I'll email them to you.
Thanks to all for your interest and feel free to stay in touch.