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#1 Gary C

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 16:21

Just been shopping in my local Tesco's and came across this. It's a greetings card for your 'brother'. I have obviously seen motorsport related images used on birthday / greetings cards before, but look at this, it's some sort of hillclimb special, and doesn't look too modern either! Weird!

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Anyone know what it is? BTW, apologies for the quality, had to use my phone to take the pic.

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 16:29

The track's a bit crowded for a hillclimb, isn't it Gary?

#3 Gary C

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 16:31

Maybe it was on the return downhill, a la Goodwood, after a run?

#4 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 16:39

I got a birthday card once that was a painting of Damon Hill winning the 1994 Japanese Grand Prix in the wet. It was from my grandmother, and she lives in Arizona :confused:

#5 Gary C

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 16:41

lol. Cool grandmother then!

#6 petefenelon

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 16:56

The big Alfa logo on it suggests Formula Boxer to me...?

Although it does seem to have SCCA written on the nose - a special for "Solo" (sprinting) perhaps?

#7 Alan Cox

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 18:09

No idea what it is, but what an absolutely c..p choice of image for your "brother". Surely the poor lad deserves better.

#8 David Beard

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 18:33

I spotted the Alfa badge, but no idea. Cute though, isn't it?

I have a few for this thread...but where are they?

#9 taylov

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:02

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As the advert might say, probably the best Christmas card in the world. No, I wasn't around in 1938 to receive this. I found it at a local postcard sale.

The card was sent by Cyril S Watkinson of "the Autocar". The drawing is by "Haworth".


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#10 garyfrogeye

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 18:05

Sorry, Going a bit off track here as not strange (in my opinion) or a photo. But here are a couple of Sprite related Christmas cards

Donald Healey's 1958 Christmas Card drawn by Brockbank

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John Sprinzel's Christmas card drawn by Michael Turner

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#11 Stephen W

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:27

Originally posted by Gary C
Just been shopping in my local Tesco's and came across this. It's a greetings card for your 'brother'. I have obviously seen motorsport related images used on birthday / greetings cards before, but look at this, it's some sort of hillclimb special, and doesn't look too modern either! Weird!

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Anyone know what it is? BTW, apologies for the quality, had to use my phone to take the pic.


Certainly NOT a hillclimb car; as pointed out by others there are a lot of cars in the background and it has an Alfa Romeo badge on it both of which mitigate against it being a hillclimb car. However most importantly there is NO Burt Strut.

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