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#1 terry mcgrath

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:19

after the success of the Gosport posting I thought I would list the other pics that were on offer

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24 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVES of CIRCUIT RACING THRUXTON 1952. | eBay
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28 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVES of CIRCUIT RACING BLANDFORD 1949. | eBay
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34 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVES of "RELAY RACE" SILVERSTONE 1954. | eBay
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38 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVES of "RELAY RACE" SILVERSTONE 1953. [Part 1] | eBay
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27 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVES of "RELAY RACE" SILVERSTONE 1952. | eBay
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33 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGS RSAC [Royal Scottish Automobile Club] RALLY 1955. [Part 1] | eBay
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38 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVESS of an UNKNOWN RACE at MALLORY PARK 1956. [Part 2] | eBay
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18 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVESS of an UNKNOWN RACE GOODWOOD 1952. | eBay
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34 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGS of COMPETITORS in the "EIGHT CLUBS" SILVERSTONE 1956 | eBay
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24 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVES of COMPETITORS in the BARC FIRLE HILL CLIMB 1960. | eBay
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36 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVES UNKNOWN MOTOR RACE [MCC] SILVERSTONE 1954. [Part 2] | eBay
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35 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVES CARS & MOTORCYCLES [MCC] SILVERSTONE 1954. [Part 1] | eBay
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#2 JMH

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:36

Terry,
From "Relay Race Silverstone 1952": Car OD 4638 is MG J2749 owned & driven by Geoff Coles. The car wears the body from the Dodson 1934 TT winning NE Magnette.

JH

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#3 Leigh Trevail

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:30

Terry.

Thank you for bringing these to my attention.

#4 terry mcgrath

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 23:56

Would anyone know who brought the majority of the negatives I did win a couple of rolls.
It was a shame they were broken up
terry

Edited by terry mcgrath, 09 July 2012 - 23:56.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:44

Hello all,

Here is a link to yet another lot that needs to be identified:

17 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGS of UNKNOWN OFF ROAD CAR TRIALS [muddy] c1950's.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3f188c60a2

The number 60 car GPB250 is a 1937 H.R.G, ex- Ken Baillie Hill, Jack (John) Newton and J Martin-Lewis, currently
owned by my brother Lars who bought this roll of negatives.

Any help identifying these would be much appreciated indeed. Programme scans?

Kindest regards
Anders


#6 raceannouncer2003

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:35

The sixth photo in the CIRCUIT RACING BLANDFORD 1949 lot appears to be 1936 Lagonda LG45 Rapide, s/n 12111. Don't know who was driving it then.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:55

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Can anybody please deliver a date for this event and perhaps eventually also give a name for the Frazer Nash / BMW 328 driver in picture #22?

#8 uechtel

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:56

after the success of the Gosport posting I thought I would list the other pics that were on offer

10:10 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/...#ht_5221wt_1397
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34 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVES of "RELAY RACE" SILVERSTONE 1954. | eBay
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Same also please for the first picture in this lot.


#9 Allan Lupton

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:30

Can anybody please deliver a date for this event and perhaps eventually also give a name for the Frazer Nash / BMW 328 driver in picture #22?

The 750MC Six-hour Relay was on 29 August 1953. No mention of the driver of the BMW in Motor Sport, but perhaps 750MC archives include a race programme.
The 1954 race was on 28 August but Motor Sport didn't cover it at all, so far as I can see.

#10 JMH

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 15:30

Anders,
The Trials photos are I think pre-war, not 1950s. The second from last photo is of Philip Flower in MG J2, Chassis J3113. He was a very accomplished driver, despite being paralysed from the waist down achieving sucess in big events of the day, not just "clubbies" & has recorded well over 100 events. He did not trial post 1945 as far as is known. The car looks to be in it's earlier configuration (perhaps pre 1937).

JH

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 21:08

Anders,
The Trials photos are I think pre-war, not 1950s. The second from last photo is of Philip Flower in MG J2, Chassis J3113. He was a very accomplished driver, despite being paralysed from the waist down achieving sucess in big events of the day, not just "clubbies" & has recorded well over 100 events. He did not trial post 1945 as far as is known. The car looks to be in it's earlier configuration (perhaps pre 1937).

JH

JH,
Interesting, as my brother Lars saw a framed copy on the wall in Baillie's daughters home some years ago and
Baillie sold the car in 1945. So the conclusion would be it was a pre-war event. But where and when?

Anders

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Forgot to mention that it cannot really be 1937 as GPB250 was delivered to Baillie 23-23 December 1937.
D.S.

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#12 Leigh Trevail

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:20

The first photo on the Trials roll of film shows a Vauxhall reg no. DRK 713. This series of registrations were issued at Croydon between May 1938 - Oct 1938. So as a guess I would say that the earliest date that the photo was taken was August 1938, hopefully this will narrow things down for you.

Edited by Leigh Trevail, 11 July 2012 - 05:23.


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Posted 11 July 2012 - 19:48

The first photo on the Trials roll of film shows a Vauxhall reg no. DRK 713. This series of registrations were issued at Croydon between May 1938 - Oct 1938. So as a guess I would say that the earliest date that the photo was taken was August 1938, hopefully this will narrow things down for you.

Great. Can we also exclude the war years?

Anders


#14 Leigh Trevail

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 20:00

As fuel rationing was introduced during September 1939 I think we can safely assume the event was before then, unless someone knows better.

#15 Leigh Trevail

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:18

As GPB 250 was issued in Surrey and DRK 713 was issued in Croydon (which was once in Surrey); I think that is is fair to asume that the Trials event was held not a million miles away from Surrey!

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 16:01

The hill has been identified to me as "Hale Acre Wood" (near Great Missenden in the Chilterns), a well known pre-war hill. You can still go there today, only you have to brave a rather unfriendly Travellers Camp, complete with snarling dogs!

JH


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 20:41

The 750MC Six-hour Relay was on 29 August 1953. No mention of the driver of the BMW in Motor Sport, but perhaps 750MC archives include a race programme.
The 1954 race was on 28 August but Motor Sport didn't cover it at all, so far as I can see.


Thank you very much for this!


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Posted 14 July 2012 - 14:24

The hill has been identified to me as "Hale Acre Wood" (near Great Missenden in the Chilterns), a well known pre-war hill. You can still go there today, only you have to brave a rather unfriendly Travellers Camp, complete with snarling dogs!

JH

Ah, it is getting closer now. :-)
I spent some time googling for various combinations of Hale Acre Wood, HRG, pre-war hill climb and so on,
but without any direct hits. It seems to be a "hard case"?

Thanks JH and Leigh.
/Anders

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:12

38 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVESS of an UNKNOWN RACE at MALLORY PARK 1956. [Part 2]

Lots of results under the following:

http://www.racingspo...r...B&year=1956

This would appear to be 21.5.1956 National Mallory Park

Vince H.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:54

18 ORIGINAL 35mm NEGATIVESS of an UNKNOWN RACE GOODWOOD 1952

This appears to be 17.5.1952 National Goodwood.

Results here:

http://www.wsrp.ic.c...tgb1952.html#43

Photo #11, car #27 appears to be Tony Brooks in his Healey Silverstone.

Vince H.