AC Commemorative Brooklands tray
Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:03
It's certainly an intereting item, in very good nick, but I know nothing about it. When was it issued? Who would the driver have been - SCH Davis perhaps? Any thoughts or advice would be welcomed.
Posted 15 October 2010 - 13:20
The irrepressible Joyce came out again on November 24th  and took the wonderful A.C. over the flying half mile at no less than 108.04 mph, taking also the Light Car Class mile at 104.81 mph, 2-mile at the same speed, 5-mile at 104.16 mph, and 10-mile record at 103.79 mph. Continuing, the 100-mile record fell at 101.35 mph and the "hour" at 101.39 mph, this being the first time a light car had exceeded 100 miles in sixty minutes. The kilometre, 100 and 150-kilometre records were taken on the way - a most outstanding series of achievements.
Posted 15 October 2010 - 13:22
Thank you - a little research has uncovered that very fact. I sold my copy of the Boddy book a few months back but remember something about this. It's an interesting item.
The driver was J. A. Joyce. This is what Bill Boddy wrote in his Brooklands history: