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#1 Graham Gauld

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 12:29


I am sure some hill climb enthusiasts from the 1960s can easily identify the two drivers in the cockpit of the cars. I think one could be Peter Blankstone but need help. The third shot is of Chris Summers with a supercharged Cooper 1100 photographed at Rest and Be Thankful.

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#2 Allan Lupton

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 13:51

The third shot is of Chris Summers with a supercharged Cooper 1100 photographed at Rest and Be Thankful.
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Are you sure that solid back axle is on a Cooper?

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 14:46

That third photo has been discussed here before:

Help GG

The consensus was that the car was the Farley Special.

#4 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 15:06

The consensus was that the car was the Farley Special.


I'd go with the Farley.


#5 fuzzi

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 15:20

The man in racing overalls in the background of No 2 is Roy Lane. :wave:

#6 Stephen W

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 15:40

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This is Peter Varley. The chap in the first photo isn't Peter Blankstone either but not sure off hand who it is.


#7 Allan Lupton

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 18:02

That third photo has been discussed here before:

Help GG

The consensus was that the car was the Farley Special.

Oh yes of course it has - I'd forgotten, but that's life.

#8 MRC3141

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 20:13

Confirm that the 1st photo isn't Peter Blankstone, although the face is familiar. There are some 1970s hillclimbers still hanging around on the Hagley &DLCC forums, <http://hagleydlcc.pr...com/index.cgi?> I'd try there.


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#9 Ted Walker

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:30

The driver in the first photo COULD be Mike Hawley.

#10 Graham Gauld

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 09:00

The driver in the first photo COULD be Mike Hawley.



I think you are right Ted as he was at the meetings around that time. Sadly I no longer have the programmes and as you know the task of making a catalogue of all my black and whites with the details I want is a long task and any help those on TNF can give is truly welcomed. Thank you to all.

Graham