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#1 bradbury west

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 18:03

Reviewed in full by C&SC, this archive has some fascinating shots; apart from the obvious links, try the famous faces and b/w links. It is part of a huge glass negative collection, plus other negatives, some 30,000 in all. http://www.photoarch...e_Classics.html
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#2 Paul Parker

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 18:19

Wonderful picture quality and composition, who took the 1950s stuff, especially the '51 French GP.

Captioning a bit awry however with the two Scott Brown pics saying Aintree when they are Oulton Park (in Dick Walsh's 'flat iron') and Goodwood with the works 'knobbly, ditto the C type.

Amazing what keeps surfacing after sooooo long, is it not?

#3 Nick Wa

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:03

Ken Wharton, Ferrari Thin Wall special, French Grand Prix 1951.

That's the 1st thing that struck me. But I recall hearing live....

"Just listen as the Thin Wall Special of Reg Parnell roars towards me, the line down the centre of the road flicking under his radiator grill."
Raymond Baxter, B.B.C. Light program live cross.

Note the change of drivers in car 14. It was the descriptions of exotic names jumping in and out of cars that hooked me to motor sport.

#4 brandspro

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:39

Make sure to check out both 'famous faces' albums for some nice surprises.

#5 vashlin

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 14:48

Nice surprises indeed. Wonderful photos! Thanks for the link. :up:

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#6 Macca

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 19:12

The 1931 Austin on the Brooklands page shows where Jano got the inspiration for the Lancia D50.........


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#7 Derek Pitt

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 20:12

Very interesting link -love those British commercial vehicles and lovely to see Sir Anthony Eden smiling - must have been before Suez.

One question from the motor racing pictures - are Moss and hawthorn talking to Supermac, Harold McMillan?

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#8 Vitesse2

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 20:19

Originally posted by Derek Pitt


One question from the motor racing pictures - are Moss and hawthorn talking to Supermac, Harold McMillan?

Derek

It's not Macmillan. But no idea who it is.

#9 Roger Clark

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 22:53

Originally posted by Derek Pitt


One question from the motor racing pictures - are Moss and hawthorn talking to Supermac, Harold McMillan?

Derek

I think that picture, and the one following it, were taken at the BRDC dinner-dance in 1958. THe man they are talking to is probably Sir David Eccles, who was President of the Board of Trade.

http://images.google...g...n&sa=N&um=1

See also Mon Ami Mate, page 349.