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#1 AAGR

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 15:31

A dear neighbour of mine has just shown me some pictures of a two-seater racing sports car, circa 1955 (?), which may - or may not - have Tony Brooks behind the wheel. These pictures are taken in the paddock of a British motor racing circuit.

The registration number is 4 CNO. and it looks as if it could be a Cooper-Bristol - but I don't know it.

Can anyone tell me more ?

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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 15:43

Martin Krejci's site has 4 CNO as a Lister-Bristol, c/n BHL4, owned by Bill Black. Driven by Jack Sears to 19th (and last) in the 1955 Empire Trophy:

http://wsrp.ic.cz/intgb1955.html#1

#3 Tim Murray

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 16:05

Photos and more details here:

http://books.google....-...cno&f=false

#4 nicanary

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 16:14

Jack and Tony both had similar brown crash hats, so the confusion is understandable.

#5 Tim Murray

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 16:33

As mentioned in the Google Books link I posted above to Graham Gauld's biography of Jack Sears, 4 CNO has been owned and raced in recent years by Barry Wood, and it has also been raced by Graham's son Lance. Here's Barry at the 2009 Goodwood Revival:

http://www.flickr.co...rth/3988227702/

There's another photo on this page showing the registration number (you'll need to scroll down a bit):

http://www.sportscar...lts-and-photos/

#6 Tim Murray

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 16:47

... and there's more in this earlier thread:

Lister-Bristols

including these reminiscences from a couple of TNFers:

When Jack Sears vaulted over the 'safety bank' at Silverstone in 1954 (?) it was young Eric Dunsdon and myself who stared death in the face, as the Lister stopped a couple of feet short of where we stood. I reminded Jack of this incident and he apologised for scaring two lads in succh a fashion.

bauble.

PS; I did not have time to take a snap.

A drawing of Jack Sears rolling that Lister is the the first thing I ever had published, in 'Motor Racing' magazine, at the start of 1964. :blush:

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 20:39

... and there's more in this earlier thread:

Lister-Bristols

including these reminiscences from a couple of TNFers:


Gentlemen - many thanks. Neighbour is delighted to get such a speedy and authoritative response.

AAGR

#8 Bauble

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:27

A drawing of Jack Sears rolling that Lister is the the first thing I ever had published, in 'Motor Racing' magazine, at the start of 1964.

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Blimey Doug, you don't 'alf draw slow mate!