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#1 Graham Gauld

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 10:37


As I am in the thankless task of properly filing my black and white negatives there are some photos for which I need confirmation as to the subect.

Am I correct in assuming the photo below taken at Rest and Be Thankfull hill climb in the late 1950s is of Reg Phillips in the Farley Special with the Climax engine.
For the record I will return to this "Help GG" post when I am stuck with other photos.

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#2 Stephen W

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 09:25

As I am in the thankless task of properly filing my black and white negatives there are some photos for which I need confirmation as to the subect.

Am I correct in assuming the photo below taken at Rest and Be Thankfull hill climb in the late 1950s is of Reg Phillips in the Farley Special with the Climax engine.
For the record I will return to this "Help GG" post when I am stuck with other photos.

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Wasn't the Reg Phillips car the Fairley Special?

#3 Allan Lupton

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 09:30

Wasn't the Reg Phillips car the Fairley Special?

Yes and IIRC the Climax-engined one was a modified F3 Cooper (with engine still transverse driving through the original gearbox) and the rear suspension has not a Cooper look to it.

#4 David McKinney

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 09:36

Chris Summers was the Farley Special driver

#5 Graham Gauld

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 08:21

Chris Summers was the Farley Special driver



Thanks David I always get the Fairly and the Farley mixed up.

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#6 Geoff E

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 08:32

Two quotes from the MAC centenary book "Ton Up"-

Tony Griffiths - " ... Chris Summers in the fearsome supercharged Farley Special which he appeared to sit on rather than in ..."

Tony Marsh - " ... Chris Summers would be in, or was it on, the front of Dr Farley's supercharged V-twin JAP engined special."