To recap -
The Spollon car is Marsh's P48
with BRM 4 cyl
The other 4 cyl car Barrie Baxter's a P57
with BRM 4 cyl (Alan says ex Griffeths)
The V8 is also a P57
the ex Donington car which seems to have had a V8 fitted out of period? (Chris says ex Griffeths, or am I getting even more confused?)
To add a couple of period shots....
This one (P57?) I am told once lived near me in the Forest of Dean, owned first by Jack Eldersley who lived a mile up the road, then by Lydbrook Garage proprietor Eric Webb. It's seen here being driven up the main road from Lydbrook to Joy's Green by one of his mechanics. Jimmy Dunkley, in the early 60s ( somewhat in contravention of the road traffic laws!). This one was tested on the Acorn Patch kart track which used to be located in the middle of Speech House enclosure(wood) in the 60s , about a mile up a gravel Forestry Commission road, and was a regular service halt on the RAC and Wyedean stages for many years.
I'm not sure Webb ever competed with it but it is said to have ended up at Donington, so presume it's the V8 car from Shelsley?
This tale was recounted to me by former Lotus 22 hillclimber Ian Waldin who was offered an entry in the BRM one one ocassion but said the car needed too much work to be ready in time. Anyone know any more details about Elderlsley or Webb's ownership?
Photo Ian Waldin.
The other is from Prescott in 1963 -Griffeths ?